Archive for April, 2013

Lighting Observation 12

1) 4/19/13, 10:30 PM, On Hempstead Turnpike, near the Stadium

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: There is a game going on, so all of the stadium lights are on, making the sky very bright for this late at night.

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: The way the bright stadium lights light up the sky is incredibly eerie and unnatural. It’s as if aliens have invaded and the lights of their ships are so bright they turn night into day. Seeing the sky so well lit so late at night is uncomfortable and I was eager for the stop light to change so I could finally drive away.

Lighting Observation # 12

1.  4/26/13 6:53 am Common room, Stuyvesant Hall

2. I go into the common room this morning to finish some work and I notice the gentle morning light coming through the wall of windows.

3. The beautiful spring glow of the morning light comes in through the windows hat cover the wall. It is very subtle and has an orangey glow against the bright blue sky. It completely fills the room eliminating any need for flouresant lighting. The warm glow is soothing and comforting at such an early hour and begins the day on a good and happy note.

Photo Observation #12 Four Seasons

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This is a fall Sunset on Venus.

Fall sunsets are purple and orange. I did my best to create the moment just before dusk on a fall sunset. Venus itself is a bright fiery orange and therefore I chose a gel that was especially saturdated to dramatize the presence of orange on the stage to signify Venus.

  • Strip Lights (Top): AP3550 (25%), AP2190 (75%), AP1900 (25%) AP1900 (25%)
  • Strip Lights (Bottom): AP3150 (75%), AP3800 (Full), AP3150 (25%), AP3800 (Full)
  • SR Side AP1800 (75%) 37 Degrees Elevation, 56 Degrees Side
  • NC (50%),  54 Degree Elevation, Front Light,
  • AP3800 (Full) 54 Degree Elevation, Direct Back light
  • AP3800 (Full) 37 Degree Elevation, 56 Degree Back Angle,
  • AP3800 (Full) 0 Degree Elevation, 56 Degree Back Angle

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This is Spring Sunrise in New England on Earth.

Spring sunrise’s in New Egland are filled with a mixture of warmth from the sun, and brisk cold air from the night. As the sun rises shades of blue and yellow slowly fade through the trees. I tries my best to capture that image in my design by using a combination of light yellows and blues.

  • Strip Lights (Top): 4 G780 (25%)
  • Strip Lights (Bottom): 4 G420 (Full)
  • G450 (50%) 29 Degree Elevation, 37 Degree Side Angle SL
  • G342 (75%) 35 Degree Elevation, Front Light Light,
  • G770 (Full) 37 Degree Elevation, 56 Degree Back Angle SR

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This is Noon on a Hot Summer Day on Mars

Mars is known for it’s shade of red. Hot summer’s days often have a  strong source of light from the sun. I went with the idea that the sun was red on mars, creating this strength of light and temperature on the stage.

  • Strip Lights (Top): 4 G250 ( 2 Full, 2 50%)
  • Strip Lights (Bottom): 4 G480 (25%)
  • G435 29 (75%) Degree Elevation, 37 Degree Side SL
  • AP8350 (75%) 54 Degree Elevation, Front Light
  • AP8350 (75%) 37 Degree Elevation, 56 Degree Side Light SR

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This is a Winter Afternoon on Saturn.

Winter afternoons are dark and gray. The light is stark and plain. Saturn is the same except for the ring of pruple circling the planet reflecting it’s beauty onto the surface of the planet. I used this theory to mix both winter and saturn to create my design.

  • Strip Lights (Top): 4 L725 (Full)
  • Strip Lights (Bottom ): 4 L701 (25%)
  • RE061 (Full) 54 Degree Elevation, Front Light
  • RE200 (75%) 43 Degree Elevation, Side Light SL

 

 

Light Observation #12

1) 4/24/13, 11:54pm, my dorm room

2) My computer shining while sitting on my bed.

3) As I reentered my room from an excursion outside, I knew the darkness would be a shock. I didn’t want to turn on the light and wake my roommate. When I opened the door, I saw a strange, ethereal glow emitting from my bed, hidden behind my wardrobe. It turned out to be my computer. I am not normally a person who appreciates unnatural light, but the way the computer lit the whole room, albeit dimly, in a calm, even light was comforting.

Four Seasons: Virtual Light Lab Assignment

Venus Sunset

Fall Sunset on Venus

For the fall sunset on Venus, I chose vibrant colors in cyc lighting to mimic the emotions that we feel in fall on earth. I added dark blue top light and lighter side light, reflecting the physical direction of the sun, and the strange shadows you would find on a planet closer to the sun.

2 Front Lights: 23 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle, 40% intensity, gel color AP2140, one SL, one SR

2 Side Lights: 0 degree elevation angle, full intensity, gel color AP2140, one SL, one SR

2 Top Lights: 61 degree elevation angle, 25% intensity, gel color RE198, one SL, one SR

1 Top Light: 90 Degree elevation angle, 25% intensity, gel color RE198, one SL, one SR

Cyc Lights-

Bottom: gel color G290, full intensity

Top: gel color AP3800, full intensity

Spring Sunset

 

A spring sunrise in New England on Earth

In New England, spring barely exists, as it seems the whole world transitions directly from cold and grey into sunshine. This image depicts a colder spring morning, with the beginnings of some warm colors, and lots of top light to reflect the position of the sun.

2 Front Lights: -19 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle, 25% intensity, gel color G985, one SL, one SR

2 Front Lights: 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle, 75% intensity, gel color L009, one SL, one SR

1 Front Light: 54 degree elevation angle, direct front light, 50% intensity, gel color G364

2 Top Lights: 61 degree elevation angle, 25% intensity, gel color AP2140, template, one SL, one SR

Cyc Lights-

Bottom: gel color AP3300, 75% intensity

Top: gel color AP2140, 100% intensity

 

Noon Summer Mars Not Lab

 

Noon on a hot summer day on Mars

As Mars is a red, dry planet with no water, the lighting reflects the harsh tones of the environment. The lighting from above washes out the model as though there was no protection between the model and the sun on the ragged, dehydrated rocks of mars.

2 Front Lights: 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle, full intensity, gel color AP2190, one SL, one SR

2 Front Lights: 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle, 75% intensity, gel color L009, one SL, one SR

1 Front Light: 54 degree elevation, direct front light, 50% intensity, gel color G364

2 Top Lights: 75 degree elevation angle, full intensity, gel color AP7850, one SL, one SR

1 Top Light: 90 degree elevation angle, full intensity, gel color AP6190

Cyc lights:

Bottom: P35900 gel color, full intensity

Top: G335 gel color, full intensity

Winter Saturn

 

Winter on Saturn is cold and icy, and not very bright. The grey tones reflect how little light passes the rings of Saturn in the winter, and the figure, mostly back lit, is only on a cold, perpetually dusk-y planet.

One Front Light: 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle, full intensity, gel color G870

Two Top Lights: 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree back angle, full intensity, gel color AP3500, one SL, one SR

One Top Light: 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree back angle, full intensity, gel color G987, SL

One Top Light: 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree back angle, full intensity, gel color G987, SR

Cyc Lights:

Bottom: gel color L202, full intensity

Top: gel color G328, full intensity

Light Observation #12

1. 3:50 AM, April 26, 2013 – Lowe 216

2. There are 14 fluorescent lights on creating a simply wash in the room with tints of green and yellow.

3. I feel sick. I am worn down and look ugly. When I look a my arms, its as if I can see my skin melting into my bones. The light pierces my pupils and blinds them. It is late. Very late. I struggle to sleep. I want to, but even if I had the time, the light is so strong, so present in the room, I cannot. There is no beauty. The way the lights fills the room, eliminates all happiness. Everything looks sickly, stuck in a dormant state. I sit her and push through the pain and emptiness of the fluorescent lights above, hoping for an end to this madness, thirsty for something good to look at.

Light Observation 12

1) 4/25/13, 12:15 AM In front of the Emily Lowe quad

2) A pitch black sky. The moon shines through, a small blue ring of sky around it. It looks hazy and fuzzy, almost distorted.

3) Stepping off the unispan I looked up into the sky, wish I was back in Connecticut so I could see at least one star in the night sky. I just saw black. Complete darkness. It was kind of disheartening. I started walking toward Lowe and looked up again right by the quad. Just over the playhouse I saw a sliver of light, but it obstructed. I maneuvered around slightly until I could see it. The moon acting as the only thing in the sky. It wasn’t bright, or happy, or hopeful. It was just there. It was a dull moon, obscured slightly by something that gave it a hazy effect. There wasn’t much emotion to it at all. So why did it stick with me? Because I was expecting to have emotion from it, but didn’t. But then, does lack of emotion count as portraying a feeling? Can you influence someone into feeling nothing? Dull? Flat?

Four Seasons

1) A Fall sunset on Venus

Rosati-Fall

For a fall sunset I used darker shades of amber and orange, on the low stage right to show the sun’s location in the west. Venus is dry and hot, close to the sun, which is why I chose those colors for the cyc.

Stage Right Side Light

50% White, 56° side angle, 0° elevation angle

40% AP6200, -23° elevation angle, 0° side angle

20% AP2100, -19° elevation angle, 56° side angle

Foot Light

15% White, 37° side angle, -31° elevation angle

Back Light

10% White, 54° elevation angle, 0° side angle

 

2) Spring sunrise in New England on Earth

Rosati-Spring

For spring, I tried to create the early morning brightness with low side light on stage left, again for the position of the sun.

Stage Left Side Light

33% White, 0° elevation angle 0° side angle

40% AP7850, -23° elevation angle, 0° side angle

20% AP4850, 27 elevation angle, 0° side angle

32% White, 0° elevation angle, 56° back side angle

Front Light

54% White, 0° elevation angle, 56° side angle

45% AP2220, -19° elevation angle, 56° side angle

 

3) Noon on a hot Summer day on Mars

Rosati-Summer

Mars is famous for its red tint. I used mostly top light for the sun’s location, as well as having an orange-red cyc for the brightness and heat.

Front Light

39% White, 54° elevation angle, 0° side angle

57% AP2040, 48° elevation angle, 37° SL side angle

60% G335, 48° elevation angle, 37° SR side angle

Back Light

25% White, 54° elevation angle, 0° side angle

 

4) Winter afternoon on SaturnRosati-Winter

I wanted a much cooler feeling for Saturn, being the farthest of the 4 away from the sun, as well as being in winter. I tried to create natural looking shadows based on the time, with the sun in a high stage right position.

Front Stage Right Light

70% White, 37° elevation angle, 56° side angle

34% G880, 32° elevation angle, 56° side angle,

38% G343, 48° elevation angle, 37° side angle

Back Light

20% White, 37° elevation angle, 56° back side angle

1. Fall Sunset on Venus

Venus

Since Venus is even closer to the Sun than Earth, I decided that their sunsets would be full of even warmer and bolder colors than we see here. I used five lights in addition to the cyc. The cyc lights have AP2220 on top, and AP1800 on the bottom.  I placed two side lights at -23 degrees elevation level stage right and stage left  with gel AP6400 at 50%. I placed a front light at 42 degree elevation level, 48 degree side angle, with gel 40/40 at 50%. There is another front light at 42 degrees elevation level and 48 degrees side angle with gel 54/40 at 50%. Finally there is a front light at 54 degrees elevation level with gel L279 at 60%.
2. Spring Sunrise on New England on Earth
New England
I wanted to capture the serene moment of the sun rising and the day starting, using lots of natural colors. For the cyc I used G860 at Full on top, G388 at full on the bottom. The scene features three backlights with R 15 at full. One SR at -19 degree elevation angle, and 56 degree back angle, one at 54 degree elevation angle, and one SL at 19 degree elevation angle, and 56 degree back angle. There is also a front light SR at 31 degrees elevation angle and 29 degrees side angle, with L053 at 75% and another SL at 31 degrees elevation angle and 29 degrees side angle with L775 at 75%.
3. Noon on a hot summer day on Mars
Mars
The red planet needed lighting to match, particularly at noon in the summer, so I used lots of reds, pinks, and oranges. The cyc lights are: top AP2180 at 50%, R27 at 75% and all others at 0%, bottom R39 at 40%, R27 at full, and all others at 0%. There is a front light SR at 29 degree elevation and 37 degrees side angle, with gel R2003 at 25%. There is another front light SR at 48 degrees elevation and 37 degrees side angle with gel R4615 at 75%. There is a direct downlight at 90 degrees elevation with 67/95 at Full.  There is a front light SL at 29 degree elevation and 37 degrees side angle, with gel R2003 at 25%. There is another front light SL at 48 degrees elevation and 37 degrees side angle with gel R4615 at 75%.
4. Winter Afternoon on Saturn
Saturn
For this scenario I figured that since Saturn was so far from the sun, it would get significantly less light and color than in the other scenarios. I tried to also capture the desolate grey-ness that is also so prevalent in the winter months. The cyc lights on the top are at NC full, red full, green full, and blue full. The cyc lights on the bottom are at NC 50% and all the rest 0%. Three other lights were used, inluding a frontlight SR at 37 degrees elevation 56 degrees side angle with gel RE187 at 75%. There is another frontlight SL at 37 degrees elevation 56 degrees side angle with gel RE63 at 75%. There is a final front light at a 35 degree elevation angle with gel RE217 at 50%.

 

Lighting Observation #12

1) 4/23/13 at 6:30pm laying in my bed looking outside

2) the sun shining in through the window

3) This made me feel happy.  I had been feeling sick for the past couple of days since the temperature drop and before I looked outside, I had been asleep trying to feel better.  When I woke and felt the sun shining in through the window and the happy yellow color it was filtering through my window, I felt a surge of energy and happiness that made me feel better for about twenty seconds, which is more than the past couple weeks combined.  I was sure that the sun was there to stick around and that spring had finally arrived.  I was so estatic and happy that I wanted to go outside, until my body remembered why I was laying in bed so late in the day.