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Photo Observation #9



3) Single Artificial Light Source

4) The street light produces a very prominent and bright area of light on the brick wall. The intense darkness that encompasses the light source uncovers and exposes the brick, establishing and emphasizing a mysterious energy in the image; no one knows where the wall ends or begins due to the concentration of the light source. Rather than choosing a spotlight on stage to demonstrate a single artificial source of light, it’s interesting to see the same effect that spotlights have on stage in daily life. This light draws so much attention to that small area of what could be a rather massive wall. This image captures the importance and prominence of a spotlight on stage and places it in real life, and as we know, “All the world’s a stage.”

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Lighting Observation #9

1) Wednesday April 3, at 8:15 PM in the NAB.

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: I was backstage in the black box waiting for my cue during the Don Juan tech run. It was the scene just before what’s known as “the rape scene.” I was sitting on a bench, alone, under one blue light.

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: This was not only a great lighting moment to experience, but it was also just a really beautiful moment for me to have backstage, especially in preparation for my upcoming scene. As I was focusing on getting the tears flowing, I noticed the single blue light that was the only source lighting me. Because I was in costume, I identified with a subject of Picasso’s blue period paintings, which was so exciting. The light covering of blue washed over me like the ocean; I was floating in the water, unable to grasp anything tangible. Normally I don’t enjoy feeling that unsteady, but this was soothing. The light was like a calm lotion that could give me the right tranquil experience to be focused and really let everything go in the next scene.