Light Lab – 4 Seasons

VLL stage1

burlington sunset

  1. Sunset in Vermont

Cyc Light: top G150 at full, YELLOW at full

SR Side Light:  G150 at full: 27 degree elevation angle, 12 ft high, 12 feet SR of model, 13 ft throw

Top Light:

  • AP7900 at 50%, 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle, 17 ft high, 3 ft SL of model, 8 ft downstage, 14 ft throw
  • NC at 80%, 43 degree elevation angle, 17 ft high, 12 ft SL of model, direct sidelight, 16 ft throw

SL Side Light: AP8840 at full, 27 degree elevation angle, 12 ft high, 12 ft SL of model, 13 ft throw

I automatically thought of yellows and pinks when I saw the word sunset so I found a picture of what the actual sunset in Vermont looks like and went off of that. The lighting is bright in the back but softer in the front which I think resembles a sunset quite well.

 

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2. Spring Sunrise in Montauk

Cyc Light: top AP3400 at full, bottom AP7570 at 75% and AP8710 at 30%

Top:

  • AP4650 at 20%, 51 degree elevation angle, 17 ft high, 9 feet SR of model, 14 throw
  • AP8650 at 30%. 61 degree elevation angle, 17 ft high, 6 SR of model, 13 ft throw
  • AP6150 at full, 90 degree elevation angle, 17 ft high, centered, 11 ft throw
  • AP6300 at 50%, 75 degree elevation angle, 17 ft high, 3 ft SL of model, 11 ft throw
  • Ap3300 at full, 51 degree elevation angle, 17 ft high, 9 ft SL of model, 14 ft throw

I picked these colors to reflect those in the picture. I tried to make the bottom of the picture be darker than the top to show the  action of a sunrise with the majority of the light coming from the upper right side of the photo.

VLL stage3

WaimanloBay1

3. Summer Noon in Hawaii

Cyc Light: top – AP4500 at full, AP4850 at full, AP4830 at full. bottom – G360 70%

SR Side Light: L100 at full, 0 degree elevation angle, 6 ft high, 12 ft SR of model, 12 ft throw

Top:

  • AP6150 at full, 52 degree elevation, 21 degree side angle, 17 ft high, 3 ft SR of model, 8 downstage of model, 14 ft throw
  • G720 at full, 54 degree elevation angle direct backlight, 17 ft high, centered, 8 ft downstage, 14 ft throw
  • G470 at 40%, 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle, 17 ft high, 3 ft SL of model, 8 ft downstage, 14 ft throw
  • G420 at full, 43 degree elevation angle, 17 ft high, 12 ft SL of model, 16 ft throw

SL Side Light: L100 at full, 27 degree elevation angle, 12 ft high, 12 ft SL of model, 13 ft throw

 

With this picture I purposefully lit the cyc to show the contrast between sand and sky to get that beach feeling. I also included many shades of yellow to simulate sunshine and placed a lot of the light directly on the model’s face because bright summer days are usually sunny all over.

VLL stage4

maine

4. Winter in Maine

Cyc: top G785 at full, bottom G109 at full

SR Side Light: AP4720 at full, 27 degree elevation angle, 12 ft high, direct sidelight, 13 ft throw

Top:

  • NC at 60%, 52 degree elevation angle, 21 angle side angle,  17 ft high, 3 ft SR of model, 8 ft downstage, 14 ft throw
  • AP6150 at full, 54 degree elevation angle, direct backlight, 17 ft high, centered, 8 feet downstage, 14 ft throw

SL Side Light: AP4630 at 50%, 0 degree elevation angle, 6 ft high, 12 ft SL of model, direct sidelight, 12 ft throw

 

My version of this picture relfects the photo for two main reasons. One is the direct backlight coming from behind the model to show similarity to the sunlight coming from behind the lighthouse. The second is the fade of blue down to white on the sides of the model showing the cold, dry feeling that is obtained by the picture.

 

 

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