Archive for April, 2013

virtual light lab assignment

1) Fall Sunset on Venus


Lighting: Top Cyc Lights: G930full. Bottom Cyc Lights: Re226 full, Re119  full. People dancing lights: G845 (50%, 45 degrees front light), L007 (25%, 60 degrees front), L085 (Full, Back lighting 80 degrees), Lo26 (50%, Foot lighting 45 degrees stage left), Ap8250 (75%, Foot lighting 90 degrees), Ap7850 (75%, Foot lighting 60 degrees)

I chose these lighting because I think of sunset having a direction coming over the horizon and also I think of fall as having a warm sunset as the sun is soon to reflect red on the moon to create the harvest moon.  I felt that on Venus, the warm atmosphere and romantic nature of sunset could be emphasized to the extreme.

2) Spring Sunrise in New England


Lighting: Top Cyc Lights: G515  50%, G470 full. Bottom Cyc Lights:  G1518 full. People: G1516 (25%, 45 degrees side light), Ap2330 (25%, 50 degrees sidelight), Ap4200 (25%, 50 degrees front), AP2200 (25%, 30 degrees front)

I chose to do the lighting this way because I think of sunrise in spring as misty and mysterious because the the earth is still cold so when the sun begins to warm it up, the mist rises and casts grey tones on everything in the early morning.

3) Noon on a Hot Summer Day on Mars


Lighting: Top Cyc Lights: Re182 full, Re164 full, Red full, Red full. Bottom Cyc Lights: L122 50%, Red full, Re159 50%. Person: L322 (30%, 20 degrees front light), Red (50%, 45 degrees front light), Ap1800 (Full, 50% front light), AP8310 (75%, 90 degrees back light)

I chose to do the lights this way because I thought it would be fun to light as if a sci-fi director was directing a movie on Mars and wanted to emphasize the alien nature of the planet and how it is not normal. The red light is signature of Mars so I wanted it to overpower the world.

4) Winter Afternoon on Saturn


Lighting: Top Cyc Lights: L223 25%, G515 50%, L269 50%. Bottom Cyc Lights:  L299 75%, L257 75%, L345 full, L269 75%. Person: AP3400 (75%, 45 degrees side light), AP2030 (Full, 90 degrees top light)

I chose to do the lighting this way because I thought that the world would be snow capped and therefore reflect the cold blue coming from the atmosphere.  I also wanted it to be isolated and cold so I chose cold blues to light the ground.

Light Observation #12

1) 4/25/2013, 11:46PM, Outside Republic Hall/the Wellness Center

2) The Health and Wellness Center sign is lit. In two distinct locations on the sign, the lights that are keeping it lit are flickering. One is on the top border slightly to the left (if looking directly at it), and the other is in the bottom right corner.

3) The flickering lights gives the sign a 3-dimensional quality, a waving quality as if it was swaying or moving in the wind. The rhythm of the lights projects this quality on the sign. The timing of the lights blinking on and off and on and off makes the sign seem as though it is moving, creating a simple pattern and beat to the “waving” of the sign. It was almost musical in the way it moved to the flickering of the lights.

Photo Observation #12

Fall Sunset on Venus

Fall Sunset on Venus: For this scene, I decided the audience would be the west, so the sun would be setting by them. This led me to put two footlights approximately 45-degrees off-center, one with the gel R96 and one with the gel R21, both at 50%. Since the sun would still leave behind a little light, there is a backlight on the center line, 45-degrees above the subject with an R124 gel also at 50%. Behind the subject, since upstage is the east, the cyc light has both Red and Blue light on top at about 30% and no bottom strip light. This is because the sun is leaving the sky, and the horizon would be the darkest part. On Venus, since it’s closer to the sun, I figured the light from the sun would be fairly bright and in high contrast with the lack of light when the sun leaves the sky.

Spring Sunrise in New England on Earth


Spring Sunrise in New England on Earth: This scenario has almost the opposite feel of the last one. The top of the cyc is only light with Blue at 25%, but the bottom is lit with R163 at 31%, R67 at Full, and Green at 12% to create a bright blue sunrise. The subjects are lit from behind in a typical McCandless method (45-degress up vertically and offset 45-degrees from center). One of the backlights has R366, the other with R302, both at full. Four sidelights were also at full, two on each side, with either R366 or R302. Lastly, there is a single footlight with R302 at full. These lights are meant to emulate how a sun rising on a clear spring day would light the subject’s backs and sides first, but would be clear enough to still light their fronts.

Noon on a Hot Summer Day on Mars


Noon on a Hot Summer Day on Mars: Mars is red. So when I thought noon, I thought it would be clear red in the sky (similarly to how the Earth’s sky is blue because of the reflection of the water in the sky). Then I realized on a hot summer day, the heat waves are visible, making things look wavy, so I wanted a gradient effect again. The cyc is lit on top by R19 at 50%, R313 at 75%, R15 at 50%, R13 at 25% and on the bottom by R19 at 50%, R15 at 20%, R23 at 25%. The subject is lit by top light directly above and then two more offset by 45-degrees horizontally. The two lights offset by 45-degrees are at full with the R19 and R09 gels. The center light has the R08 gel at 50%. Since it’s noon, the sun would be directly overhead, and the redness of Mars would reflect a little onto the subject.

Winter Afternoon on Saturn


Winter Afternoon on Saturn: Well everyone knows the Spheres of Saturn love being in the spotlight. For this scenario, since winter often has that overcast state in the sky, I lit the sky in a gray manner but gave it a cosmic purple tint on bottom. The cyc lights are on top: R304, R163, and R356 at full. On bottom: R39 at 25%. Then, since it is afternoon and the sun would be closer to setting rather than rising, the sphere is lit by a McCandless method system. Two lights with R47 are placed 45-degrees up and horizontally out both at full. Another light is about 60-degrees vertically above the sphere and on center. It has an R04 and is at 75%. Lastly, its back is lit by an R333 45-degrees up on center at 75%. I imagined the space debris would give the sun a purple-ish tint on Saturn. Why? Because space is cool.


Light Lab Week 12


Sunset on Venus- For this senario I decided to do high intensity colors that contrasted eachother. I imagined a very bright intence “sun” at the bottom with very cool blueish purple tones on top as the “sky”. For the cyc I used G930 at 50% and AP3800 at full on the top, and AP2190 at 50%, AP8320 at full, AP7850 at 75% and AP8300 at full on the bottom. My lighting on the bottom was mostly top lighting, one light on either side and one directly above to create shadowing as there would be at a sunset. I used AP2180 at full, and two with no color on full.


Sunrise in New England- For this senario I looked at pictures of newengland sunsets especially by the water and found that the sky was very blue and the horizon was much more pinky orange, I tried to do this with the cyc. On the top I used AP3400 at 25 %, L075 at 75% and G280 at 50%, L652 at full, and G345 at 25% at the bottom. The lighting on my model I used four lights two on either sides of the top and two on either sides of the bottom. I used G363 at full and G525 at 50% on top and G363 at 75% and G525 at 50% on the bottom.


Mars at noon- for this senario I chose to use very very intense reds and oranges with full lighting on my model to create a very bright sunny look likee there would be at noon. On the top of the cyc I used Red at full and the bottom I used AP7450 50%, Red at full, and AP2190 at 75%. For my lighting on the model I used two lights on the left, one directly above and one to the right. The gels I used were G363 at full, no color at full, G363 at 75%, and G363 at 50%.


Saturn at winter- For this senario I used very cool lighting but used contrasting colors with bblue and earthy reds, I wanted full light on the model but an overall cool look to the senario. For the cyc on top I used RE158 at 75% and on the bottom RE443 at 25%, RE363 at 75%, RE195 at 25% and RE195 at 25%. On my actor I placed two lights one on top of the other on both the left and right and one light directly above. I used G870 at full, G870 at full, G870 at 75%, G870 at 50%, and G870 at 50%

Lighting Moment #12

1) April 24, 2013, 8:58am, Professor Curtiss’ class

2) I am talking to some of my classmates and I look down at the floor and see from the reflection of the sun, a circle white glare with many different lines around it. It is a circle in the middle and look like a reflection of a crystal glass or fancy glassware with all the different lines and indents around it.

3) When I looked down at the floor and saw this, I was amazed to see a reflection from the sun like this. It was very cool and I have never seen anything like that before. The way the light was passing through the window and ended up creating an image like that was definitely unique and different.

Photo Oberservation (Light Lab-Week 12)

1) LIGHT LAB #1 (2013)

I used two lights for this description (A Fall Sunset on Venus). The light in the back is AP7600 Full and the light in the front is AP2190 Full. I decided to place the lights directly above the figure because I found it to be the closest color of Venus during this time of year. I think this image depicts the moment because Venus has an orange color to it and during the Fall, I thought this is what would be appropriate for this description.


2) LIGHT LAB #2 (2013)

I used three lights in this image to make the lighting look like a (Spring Sunrise in New England on Earth). The two lights in the front are L767 Full and G345 Full and the light color in the back in LHT010 Full. I decided to place the lights this way because when I think of a sunrise on Earth, I think of a orange/bright yellow color getting lighter and lighter as the day begins. I think this image depicts the moment because these are the colors in which a sunrise looks like.

3) LIGHT LAB #3 (2013)

I used six lights in this image to make the lighting look like (Noon on a hot Summer day on Mars). The three lights in the back are L100 Full, G480 Full, and AP6400 Full and the three lights in the front are L104 Full, L117 Full and NC Full. The reason I feel that this lighting depicts this moment is because during the day at noon, when you look up the sun is very bright and the color is sometimes white from the shine. I think of when I am in certain areas of the city and it is very bright, and I look up, the color of the shine and glare of the sun is this color for lighting.

4) LIGHT LAB #4 (2013)

I used seven lights in this image to make the lighting look like (Winter afternoon on Saturn). The four lights in the front are Yellow Full, AP8300 Full, AP8250 Full, and AP1800 Full. The three lights in the back are AP7770 Full, Ap8300 Full, and AP8100 Full. I tried to make the lighting look appropriate for being on Saturn and I felt that this is what an afternoon in Saturn would look like. I felt that the bright yellow on the top hand side of the figure would signify that it is afternoon on Saturn.





Photo Observation

Theme in the spotlight
I chose this photo because the sinle light source gave a spotlight like effect and I found that cool for an out doors photo
If i were to light this i would do something like thisimage

Photo Observation 11

1. Screen shot 2013-04-19 at 2.13.32 AM


3) THEME: In the Spotlight

4) DESCRIPTION: I was drawn to how mysterious this feels. Usually one of the main purposes of a spotlight is to highlight the specific details of a person’s face, but in this case it is serving the exact opposite purpose. Yet your attention is still called to the lead singer none the less.

Screen shot 2013-04-19 at 7.51.53 AM

Light Observation #11

1) 4/18/13, 10:02am, dorm room

2) The light is shining in from behind the blinds in one window, and shining in straight through the other window.

3) When I woke up, I saw the window covered by the blinds, and was excited for the warm, sunny day. Then, I glanced at the other window, and saw the overcast, grey skies. It seemed strange to me, that such a warm light could come from the sad looking sky. I looked out the window again, and realized that although the sky was grey and it seemed dreary outside, there was a lot of light emitting from it. The light was almost warmer, with the moisture from the clouds. I suppose I should have known this, knowing you can get a sunburn while it’s cloudy out.

Photo Observation Week #11: In The Spotlight


2) Flicker user Remco Douma on September 2nd, 2006.

3) Theme: In The Spotlight

4) The vase is transformed into an extraterrestrial. The spotlight cast shadows down upon it, leaving wavy, hazy lines strewn across the top and the ground beneath it. The lines from below give the vase the illusion of movement or floating. The spotlight is harsh. It cuts off half the vase’s body and makes it seem even more alien. Without the knowledge that it is a vase, my eye is confused with the collection of shapes and textures.

Photo on 4-19-13 at 4.06 AM


Single Light Source

Approx. 15 degrees horizontal, approx. 85 degrees vertical.

No color.