Four Seasons Project

1) A Fall Sunset in Vermont

Backdrop:
Top- NC 0%, G130 32%, GRN 0%, BLUE 25%
Bottom- G335 25%, G345 25%, GRN 0%, BLUE 0%

Top Light:
– L021 100%, 54 degree elevation direct backlight

Stage Left Side Light:
-NC 25%, 27 degree elevation

Stage Right Side Light:
-L102 75%, 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree backlight angle
-NC 100%, 27 degree elevation angle, NC 100%
-37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle, L780 10%

When I think of sunsets, I picture the moment that the sun has dipped below the horizon, leaving the sky still painted with oranges and reds, while the farther you get from the horizon, the more blues there are. I wanted the woman to be washed in bright orange, mimicking the intensity of the sun that blazes on you as the sun in low in the sky and right in your field of vision.

2) Easter Sunrise in a Gothic Catherdral

Backdrop:
Top- NC 50%, RED 0%, GRN 0%, BLUE 0%
Bottom- NC 0%, RED 0%, GRN 0%, L720 71%

Top Light:
-NC 59%, 54 degree elevation, direct backlight

Stage Left Side Light
-R2003 10%, 37 degree elevation angle
-R42 28%, 23 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle

Stage Right Side Light
-LHT020 75%, 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle
-R42 12%, 23 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle
-LHT008 14%, 27 degree elevation angle

I chose to have the cyc a greyish blue, because right when the sun is about rise, there is no color. However, because this setting is in a Gothic cathedral, I wanted to mimic the light that streams through the stained glass, making it more vibrant inside than it would be outside.

3) Noon on a hot summer day in the Caribbean

Backdrop:
Top- NC 0%, RED 0%, GRN 0%, AP3540 100%
Bottom- NC 50%, RED 0%, GRN 50%, BLUE 0%

Top Light:
-NC 100%, 90 degree elevation angle
-AP2140 100%, 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle
-(SL) RE179 25%, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle
-(SR) RE179 25%, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle

Stage Right Side Light
-NC 100%, 0 degree elevation angle

I wanted cyc to be a representation of the Caribbean water and sky, thus blending the green and blue together. Also, because the time is high noon in the hot Caribbean, I chose to use mainly white or gold light to imitate the heat of the area.

4) Winter afternoon just before the snow

Backdrop:
Top: NC 25%, RED 0%, GRN 0%, BLUE 0%
Bottom:  AP2320 75%, NC 50%, GRN 0%, BLUE 0%

Top Light:
-AP2280 50%, 54 degree elevation angle direct back light
-AP2040 50%, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle

Stage Left Side Light:
-AP3200 100%, 0 degree elevation angle

Stage Right Side Light:
-AP2320 100%, 0 degree elevation angle

If you notice right before it snows, the sky is bright and grey and the clouds hang heavy in the sky. I tried to replicate this with the cyc being slightly darker on the top. Also, I lit the actor in greys and blues because even though snow is magical, winter is still a dreary, dull time.

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