Posts Tagged ‘A Fall Sunset in Vermont’

Four Seasons: A Virtual Light Lab Reimagining

  1. A Fall Sunset in Vermont
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    There were six lights used on the model. (From stage right to left and from downstage to upstage, there is a sidelight with a 43 degree elevation angle, 75% intensity, and a AP7350 gel; a backlight with a 56 degree back angle, a 37 degree elevation angle, 77% intensity, and a AP8250 gel; a sidelight with 45% intensity, a L793 gel, and a 75 degree elevation angle; a sidelight with a G395 gel, 50% intensity, and 75 degree elevation angle; a backlight with 75% intensity, a AP5960 gel, a 42 degree elevation angle, and a 48 degree back angle; a sidelight with a 43 degree elevation angle, 25% intensity, and a AP6300 gel.The top lights on the cyclorama are a light with a R126 gel at 14% intensity, a light with RED at 80% intensity, a light with a G315 gel at 9% intensity, and a light with a R367 gel at 71% intensity. The cyclorama is lit from the bottom with a 20% intensity No Color light, a 32% intensity light with a R12 gel, a 41% intensity light with a AP2190 gel, and a 33% intensity light with a L026 gel.This lighting depicts a fall sunset in Vermont through its used of color and positioning. Colors are often quite vibrant in the sky near sunset and colors are also usually quite vibrant on the leaves of trees in Vermont during fall. Light shining through fall leaves at the correct angle can be affected like a stage light being covered by a gel. The whitish sunlight can shine through the leaves and appear to be the color of whatever the leaves are. The fact that all the light comes from behind the model signifies the sunset aspect of this moment since the light is leaving. The colors of light on the cyclorama are bright like they would be at sunset.
  2. A Spring Sunrise in Montauk
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    There are five lights on the models. There is a front light with a 0 degree elevation angle, a 56 degree side angle, a LHT020 gel, and 49% intensity. There is a sidelight with a 0 degree elevation angle, a L793 gel, and 54% intensity. There is a front light with a 23 degree elevation angle, a 56 degree side angle, a LHT254 gel, and 77% intensity. There is a backlight with a 23 degree elevation angle, a 56 degree back angle, a L704 gel, and a 51% intensity. There is also a sidelight with a 37 degree elevation angle, a L135 gel, and 74% intensity.The cyclorama is lit from the top by a light with a RE202 gel and 40% intensity, a light with a RE219 gel and 31% intensity, a light with a L010 gel and 25% intensity, and a light with a R377 gel and 75% intensity. It is lit from the bottom by four lights as well: a light with a R24 gel and 39% intensity, a light with a YELLOW gel and 46% intensity, a light with a RE002 gel and 20% intensity, and a gel with a L172 gel and 20% intensity.The lighting is appropriate for the moment because the light on the models comes from one general area. This area could be understood to be the sun rising. The colors are warm and diverse but gentler, less intense, and less vibrant than the colors in the fall picture. The sunlight might catch some flowers or flowering trees that are blooming as it rises but it would not be as overwhelming as the changing colors of leaves in Vermont in fall.
  3. Noon on a hot Summer day in Hawaii
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    There are four lights on the model. One is a front light with a G335 gel, a 52 degree elevation angle, a 21 degree side angle, and 70% intensity. A second light is a front light with a 34 degree elevation angle, a 11 degree side angle, a L130 gel, and a 53% intensity. Another is a front light with a 34 degree elevation angle, a 11 degree side angle a L172 gel, and 25% intensity. Lastly, there is a light with a 48 degree elevation angle, a 37 degree side angle, a AP3550 gel, and 50% intensity.Lighting the top of the cyclorama are four lights: a light with a RE165 gel and 40% intensity, a light with a RE322 gel and 31% intensity, a light with a RE5336 gel and 25% intensity, and a light with a RE363 gel and 75%. Lighting the bottom of the cyclorama are four lights: a light with a RE212 gel and 39% intensity, a light with a RE130 gel and 40% intensity, a light with a RE243 gel and 50% intensity, and a light with a RE195 gel and 50% intensity.This lighting fits the scene described because all of the light hits the model hard blotting out details and casting harsh, dark but shallow shadows across the face like the noonday sun. The lighting also simulates the brightness of the middle of the day with the bright blue sky, and the combination of lights creates a slightly warm white-ish light, which seems appropriate to represent the summer heat at midday.
  4. A Winter Afternoon in Maine
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    There are three lights on the models. One is a front light with a 32 degree elevation angle, a 56 degree side angle, a L009 gel, and 71% intensity. Another is a direct backlight with a 14 degree elevation angle, a L249 gel, and 67% intensity. The last is a backlight with a 37 degree elevation angle, a 56 degree back angle, a L366 gel, and 60% intensity.The cyclorama has four top lights: a 17% intensity light with a G1514 gel, a 50% intensity light with a R19 gel, 10% intensity light with a L010, and a 87% intensity light with a R367. The cyclorama also has four bottom lights: a 87% intensity light with a L226 gel, a 30% intensity light with a R12 gel, a 41% intensity light with a AP2190 gel, and a 50% intensity light with a L026 gel.This lighting fits the moment described because there is warmth in some of the lighting’s color to signify afternoon and coolness to signify winter and the cold. The light also is more prominent on one side of the models to signify that the sun has past its peak point in the sky. There is also a combination of grays, blues, whites, and yellows on the cyclorama to signify the cold, bleak snowiness of Maine contrasting with the power of the afternoon sunlight to illuminate the world.