Four Seasons Project

Fall Sunset in Hawaii

Backdrop:

  Gel Color Intensity
Top R383 (Sapphire Blue) 50%
Top R358 (Rose Indigo) 75%
Top R59 (Indigo) 25%
Bottom R33 (No Color Pink) 25%
Bottom R25 (Orange Red) 75%
Bottom R358 (Rose Indigo) 25%
Bottom R24 (Scarlet) FULL

Model:

Type Elevation Angle Horizontal Angle Gel Color Intensity
Front 31° 29° SR R59 (Indigo) 25%
Front 35° R59 (Indigo) 25%
Front 31° 29° SL R59 (Indigo) 25%
Front 54° R07 (Pale Yellow) 25%
Back -19° 56° SR R343 (Neon Pink) FULL
Back 56° SR R23 (Orange) 75%
Back 32° 56° SR R358 (Rose Indigo) FULL
Back 48° 37° SR R383 (Sapphire Blue) 50%
Back 52° 21° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Back -19° 56° SL R343 (Neon Pink) FULL
Back 56° SL R23 (Orange) 75%
Back 32° 56° SL R358 (Rose Indigo) FULL
Back 48° 37° SL R383 (Sapphire Blue) 50%
Back 52° 21° SL R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Side -23° 0° SR R07 (Pale Yellow) 25%
Side -23° 0° SL R07 (Pale Yellow) 25%

For a Fall Hawaii sunset, I created a romantic scene, with the sky light up in pinks and purples. The couple dancing is primarily light by backlight and sidelight in the same colors as the backdrop to create a silhouette effect.

Spring Sunset on Long Island

Backdrop:

  Gel Color Intensity
Top R67 (Light Sky Blue) 50%
Top R383 (Sapphire Blue) FULL
Bottom R25 (Orange Red) FULL
Bottom R14 (Medium Straw) 60%
Bottom R23 (Orange) 75%

Model:

Type Elevation Angle Horizontal Angle Gel Color Intensity
Side -23° 0° SR NC 50%
Side 0° SR R14 (Medium Straw) 25%
Side 27° 0° SR R14 (Medium Straw) 50%
Side 0° SL R383 (Sapphire Blue) 50%
Back -19° 56° SR R316 (Gallo Gold) FULL
Back 56° SR R14 (Medium Straw) 25%
Back 23° 56° SR R337 (True Pink) FULL
Back 56° SL R383 (Sapphire Blue) FULL

To create the illusion of a peaceful sunrise, I used white, yellow, light pink, and light orange light coming from stage right and illuminating the front part of the model’s body. I also lit the back part of her body with dark blue light, creating depth and highlighting the colors used on the backdrop. Because the sun would hypothetically be low in the sky, I did not use any light above her head.

Noon on a hot summer day in New England

Backdrop:

Top Gel Color Intensity
Top R67 (Light Sky Blue) FULL
Top R19 (Fire) 25%
Bottom R67 (Light Sky Blue) 75%
Bottom R19 (Fire) 10%
Bottom NC 50%

Model:

Type Elevation Angle Horizontal Angle Gel Color Intensity
Front 31° 29° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Front 33° 21° SR R70 (Nile Blue) 25%
Front 33° 21° SL R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Front 31° 29° SL R70 (Nile Blue) 25%
Front 52° 21° SR R70 (Nile Blue) 50%
Front 52° 21° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Front 90° NC FULL
Back 52° 21° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Back 54° NC 25%
Back 52° 21° SL R70 (Nile Blue) 50%
Side 27° 0° SR R70 (Nile Blue) 25%
Side 37° 0° SR NC 50%
Side 43° 0° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Side 75° 0° SR NC FULL
Side 75° 0° SL NC FULL
Side 43° 0° SL R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Side 37° 0° SL NC 50%
Side 27° 0° SL R70 (Nile Blue) 25%

This light depicts a very bright midday sun with bright lights directly overhead the model, a blue sky, and front/side/back light in white, warm, and cool colors that simulate sunlight from all around.

Winter Afternoon in Alaska

Backdrop:

  Gel Color Intensity
Top R65 (Daylight Blue) 17%
Top R386 (Leaf Green) 25%
Top R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 75%
Top NC 25%
Bottom R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 75%

Model:

Type Elevation Angle Horizontal Angle Gel Color Intensity Template
Front 29° 37° SR R96 (Lime) 4%  
Front 53° R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Front 29° 37° SL R96 (Lime) 4%  
Front 14° R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Front 54° NC 50% Yes
Front 90° R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Front -37° R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  
Side 0° SR R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  
Side 43° 0° SR R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Side 43° 0° SL R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Side 0° SL R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  
Back 23° 56° SR R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  
Back 54° R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Back 23° 56° SL R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  

I chose a hazy, snowy sky as the sun is beginning to set for the afternoon, so I lit the backdrop with a very light gray/green/blue to establish a dark, dismal mood. I chose the model that had two people in a position that seemed to me to imply tension to further accentuate this. I lit them very dimly, with similar blue and green colors from all directions and added a gobo to create the look of shadows from falling snow.

 

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