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Four Seasons Light Lab

  1. Fall Sunset in Hawaii

I chose this picture and the lights I did because I really like the purples and dark reds, and oranges that are made up in the sunset in Hawaii. I’ve never gotten to experience a sunset that has purple or creates purple and it really made me want to be right there.

  • Light Used:
    • Gel: P35600
    • Intensity: Full
    • Angle/Type: -37 degree elevation angle, direct back light
    • In relation to model: Centered on model, 8’ downstage of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: R347
    • Intensity: 50%
    • Angle/Type: 24 degree elevation, 37 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 12’ SL of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: AP3180
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 13 degree elevation, 21 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 6’ SL of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: No color
    • Intensity: 25%
    • Angle/Type: 54 degree elevation, direct back light
    • In relation to model: centered on model, 8’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: G270
    • Intensity: 50%
    • Angle/Type: 13 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 6’ SR of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: 67/95
    • Intensity: 60%
    • Angle/Type: 24 degree Elevation, 37 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 12’ SR of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Backdrop:
    • Top: G290 Full, AP3180 20%,
    • Bottom: G280 20%, G980 50%

 

  1. Spring Sunrise on Long Island

I chose this picture because I really liked the contrast between the yellow and the blue and the way they blended together so seamlessly. I tried to incorporate that into the way that the model is lit.

  • Light Used:
    • Gel: AP6900
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 37 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SL of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: R321
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 13 degree elevation, 21 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 6’ SL of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: G870
    • Intensity: Full
    • Angle/Type: 37 degree elevation, direct sidlight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SR of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: R384
    • Intensity: 50%
    • Angle/Type: 0 degree elevation, direct sidelight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SR of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: RE008
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: -31 degree elevation, 37 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 6’ SR of model, 8’ downstage of model
  • Backdrop:
  • Top: L104 75%, L716 25%,
  • Bottom: G848 75%

 

  1. Noon on a hot Summer day in New England

I chose this because I really liked the warmth that these colors provided me event though they are cool colors. There may be a lot of blue and white but the brightness of it makes me feel warm just looking at it.

  • Light Used:
    • Gel: 0/13
    • Intensity: 25%
    • Angle/Type: 0 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SL of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: G720
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 12’ SL of model, 8’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: R2006
    • Intensity: 50%
    • Angle/Type: 13 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 6’ SL of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: L021
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 13 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 6’ SR of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: AP7400
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 12’ SR of model, 8’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: 67/67
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 0 degree elevation, direct sidelight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SR of model
  • Backdrop:
  • Top: AP4300 50%, R69 80%,
  • Bottom: No color 75%, AP3900 50%

 

  1. Winter afternoon in Alaska

I chose this picture because I liked how you cans see the yellow light coming from the side and just dusting the picture while the blue and white are also there. They accent each other nicely and the colors make and way it I lit my model make me feel cold.

 

  • Light Used:
    • Gel: LHT132
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 27 degree elevation angle, Direct sidelight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SL of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: L101
    • Intensity: 80%
    • Angle/Type: 43 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SL of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: R07
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 35 degree elevation angle, direct back light
    • In relation to model: centered on model, 16’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: L285
    • Intensity: 60%
    • Angle/Type: 54 degree elevation angle, direct back light
    • In relation to model: centered on model, 8’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: L279
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 43 degree elevation, direct sidelight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SR of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: L781
    • Intensity: 40%
    • Angle/Type: 17 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 12’ SR of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Backdrop:
    • Top: L159 80%, L767 10%
    • Bottom: 130 80%, L161 75%

Virtual Light Lab: Four Seasons

1.) A Fall Sunset in Hawaii 

I used the picture above as inspiration. I loved the wide range of colors in Hawaiian sunsets. In the light lab I wanted to bring out the purples and orange colors seen in the sunset.

Model:

  • AP2200 FULL

27 degree elevation angle

Direct sidelight

12′ stage right of model

  • AP2190 FULL

13 degree elevation angle

21 degree side angle

6′ stage right of model

16′ downstage of model

  • AP8440 25%

14 degree elevation angle

direct backlight

16’downstage of model

6′ stage right of model

  • AP3700 50%

13 degree elevation angle

21 degree side angle

16′ downstage of model

6′ stage left of model

Backdrop:

  • Palm tree silhouette
  • Top:  AP3700 Full, AP8440 25%
  • Bottom: AP2190 50%, AP2190 Full

 

2.) Spring Sunrise on Long Island 

I loved the contrast between the calm blue sky and the yellow/orange that is starting to peak through. I put orange light at the bottom to mimic the sun rising into the blue sky.

Model:

  • AP4700 76%

35 degree elevation angle

direct backlight

16′ down stage of model

centered on model

  • AP2190 72%

13 degree elevation angle

21 degree side angle

6′ stage right of model

16′ downstage of model

  • AP7400 25%

14 degree elevation angle

direct backlight

centered on model

16′ down stage of model

  • AP7350 14%

13 elevation angle

21 degree side angle

16′ down stage of model

6′ stage left of model

Backdrop:

  • Top: AP4680 Full
  • Bottom: AP2190 50%, AP6400 25%, AP2190 50%

 

3.) Noon on a hot Summer day in New England

I used all blue light to show the clear, cloudless day by the shore that one may have in New England on a nice afternoon.

Model:

  • AP2220 FULL 

43 degree elevation angle

direct sidelight to model

12′ SR of model

  • AP3500 50%

13 degree elevation angle

21 degree side angle

16′ downstage of model

6′ stage right of model

  • AP2100 75%

14 degree elevation angle

direct backlight to model

centered on model

16′ down stage of model

  • AP2010 FULL

43 degree elevation angle

direct sidelight to model

12′ stage left of model

Backdrop:

  • Top: AP1900 full
  • Bottom: AP4750 25%, AP4750 full

4.)Winter afternoon in Alaska

I decided to use a more icy blue for this image, found just above the trees in the photo I used for inspiration. The blue fades up into white to mimic light shining off of the top of the snow covered mountain.

Model: 

  • G320 25%

31 degree elevation angle

29 degree side angle

16′ down stage of model

9′ stage right of model

  • G343 75%

37 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

8′ downstage of model

12′ stage right model

  • G780 75%

43 degree elevation angle

direct sidelight to model

12′ stage right of model

  • G431 50%

13 degree elevation angle

21 degree side angle

16′ down stage of model

6′ stage right of model

  • G430 FULL

43 degree elevation angle

direct sidelight to model

12′ stage left of model

Backdrop: 

  • Top: G785 full, R

Four Seasons: A Visual Study on Cycles

1) A Fall sunset in Vermont

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November sunset ambient light over Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont.

Source photo by Paul O. Boisvert in November 2012, and can be found here. 14 lights used, detailed as follows.

# Type of light & Direction (re: model) Gel Used Intensity Elevation Angle Side/Back Angle
1 DSR front-sidelight L120 Deep Blue 46% -19º 56º
2 USR back-sidelight L198 Palace Blue 46% -19º 56º
3 SR direct sidelight AP7350 Fools Gold Amber 30%
4 USR back-sidelight AP7770 Hot Wings 13% 56º
5 DSR front-sidelight R10 Medium Yellow 28% 32º 56º
6 SR direct sidelight R12 Straw 39% 37º
7 DSC direct backlight L104 Deep Amber 30% 54º
8 CS direct downlight AP2190 Apollo Orange 2x CTO 74% 90º
9 USC direct backlight AP6500 Bikini Yellow 49% 54º
10 SR direct sidelight AP7570 Trick or Treat 39% 27º
11 SR direct sidelight L179 Chrome Orange 24%
12 DSR front-sidelight L198 Palace Blue 46% -19º 56º
13 USC cyclorama down light Ap2190 Apollo Orange 2x CTO 82%
14 USC cyclorama up light RE198 Palace Blue 35%

 

2.) Spring Sunrise in Montauk

Spring_MontaukSunrise_VLL Spring_MontaukSunrise2

Source photo by Edward Reese in March 2014, and can be found here. Source photo (enlarged) used as backdrop. 18 lights used, detailed as follows.

# Type of light & Direction (re: model) Gel Used Intensity Elevation Angle Side/Back Angle
1 SR direct sidelight RE162 Bastard Amber 54%
2 DSR front-sidelight LHT007 Pale Yellow 40% 17º 37º
3 DSR front-sidelight AP8200 Scandalous Scarlet 66% 23º 56º
4 SR direct sidelight L176 Loving Amber 39% 27º
5 USR back-sidelight AP6900 Butterscotch 51% 23º 56º
6 DSR front-sidelight RE108 English Rose 18% 24º 37º
7 DSR front-sidelight AP6400 Pilsner Yellow 29% 32º 56º
8 SR direct sidelight L104 Deep Amber 54% 37º
9 USR back-sidelight L105 Orange 43% 32º 56º
10 DSR front-sidelight L102 Light Amber 50% 37º 56º
11 SR direct sidelight L159 No Colour Straw 25% 43º
12 USR back-sidelight L103 Straw 48% 37º 56º
13 DSC direct back light L101 Yellow 9% 14º
14 SL direct sidelight L048 Rose Purple 26% 27º
15 SL direct sidelight AP1900 Blue Diffusion 45%
16 USL back-sidelight AP3700 Groovy Grape 43% 56º
17 USC cyclorama down light N/A 100%
18 USC cyclorama up light N/A 100%

3) Noon on a hot Summer day in Hawaii

Summer_HawaiiNoon_VLL

Summer_HawaiiNoon

Source photo by Dennis Oda in August 2013, and can be found here. Backdrop image source here. 9 lights used, detailed as follows.

# Type of light & Direction (re: model) Gel Used Intensity Elevation Angle Side/Back Angle
1 SR direct sidelight L212 LCT Yellow 36% 61º
2 DSC direct back light L205 1/2 CT Orange 74% 54º
3 DSL front-sidelight L203 1/4 CT Blue 58% 34º 11º
4 DSL front-sidelight L007 Pale Yellow 71% 52º 21º
5 DSL front-sidelight L020 Medium Amber 39% 13º 21º
6 SL direct sidelight G885 Blue Ice 45% 61º
7 DSL front-sidelight LHT053 Pale Lavender 41% 42º 48º
8 USC cyclorama down light NC 100%
9 USC cyclorama up light NC 100%

4) Winter afternoon in Maine

Winter_MaineAfternoon_VLL

WEB low res

Source photo by Thomas Schoeller in December 2012, and can be found here. 18 lights used, detailed as follows.

# Type of light & Direction (re: model) Gel Used Intensity Elevation Angle Side/Back Angle
1 DSR front-sidelight R4307 CalColor 7.5 Cyan 36% 32º 56º
2 USR back-sidelight L725 Old Steel Blue 39% 37º 56º
3 SR top-sidelight L724 Ocean Blue 48% 51º
4 DSR front-sidelight L702 Special Pale Lavender 24% 13º 21º
5 DSC direct back light R163 Powder Frost 24% 14º
6 DSL front-sidelight L750 Durham Frost 14% 52º 21º
7 DSL front-sidelight L247 Lee Minus Green 4% 48º 37º
8 DSL front-sidelight L253 Hampshire Frost 24% 42º 48º
9 DSL front-sidelight G525 Lime Sun 18% 37º 56º
10 SL direct sidelight G870 Winter White 55% 43º
11 USL back-sidelight L205 1/2 CT Orange 12% 37º 56º
12 DSL front-sidelight L169 Lilac Tint 14% 32º 56º
13 SL direct sidelight R62 Booster Blue 27% 37º
14 USC cyclorama down light NC 10%
15 USC cyclorama down light GRN 56%  –
16 USC cyclorama down light BLUE 80%  –
17 USC cyclorama up light NC 62%
 18 USC cyclorama up light CYAN 88%  –

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Sunny day in Hawaii at noon

I chose to use different shades of blue and green for my cyc to represent the different hues in the ocean and in the sky, pair with sandy tan and yellow tones focused on the actors to represent the warm, pleasant sun light and sand.

Cyc light: top light at full intensity with a Gam 740 gel, bottom light at 50% intensity with a Gam 570 gel, light at 50% intensity with a Gam 690 gel. light at 50% intensity with a Gam 790 gel

  • Light at 25% intensity with an Apollo 2120 gel at 29 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle
  • Light at 50% intensity with a Rosco 388 gel at a 31 degree elevation angle, 29 degree side angle
  • Light at 50% intensity with an Apollo 2140 gel at a 33 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle
  • Light at 50% intensity with a Lee 159 gel at a 34 degree elevation angle, 11 degree side angle
  • Light at a 25% intensity with a Rosco 321 gel at a 33 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle
  • Light at a 25% intensity with an Apollo 2100 gel at a 29 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle
  • Light at a 25% intensity with a Rosco 370 gel at a -31 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle

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Winter afternoon in Maine

For this scene, I used blues, whites, and gray gels in my lights to show the cold temperature of the scene. In addition to this, I used a gobo in two of the light fixtures, which made it appear as if snow was falling onto the actors.

Cyc light: Top light at a 75% intensity with a Lee 710 gel, light at a 25% intensity with a Lee 299 gel, light at a 25% intensity with a Permacolor 43208 glass gel. Bottom light at full intensity with a Permacolor 43208 glass gel.

  • Light at full intensity with a Gam 870 gel and a gobo at a 31 degree elevation angle, 29 degree side angle
  • Light at 25% intensity with a Gam 920 gel at a 34 degree elevation angle, 11 degree side angle
  • Light at 50% intensity with a Gam 870 gel and a gobo at a 14 degree elevation angle, direct back light
  • Light a 75% intensity with an Apollo 3200 gel at a 34 degree elevation angle, 11 degree side angle
  • Light at full intensity with a Lee 201 gel at a 29 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle

 

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Montauk Sunrise

For this scene, I chose to focus primarily on the cyc, portraying light climbing up from the horizon and the sky still partially dark from the nighttime before. In addition, I chose to place my lights primary from the side, as to imply the sun rising from one direction and casting a shadow across the actor’s face.

Cyc Light: Apollo 3850 at full on top, Apollo 2190 at 70% and Apollo 3520 at 25% on bottom.

  • Light at 50% intensity with an Apollo 3520 gel at a 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle
  • Light at 50% intensity with an Apollo 3180 gel at a 37 degree elevation angle
  • Light at 25% intensity with no color gel at 23 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle
  • Light at 50% intensity with an Apollo 2120 at a 0 degree elevation angle
  • Light at 25% intensity with an Apollo 2220 at a 0 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle
  • Light at 75% intensity with a Lee 441 gel at a -19 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle

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Vermont Fall Sunset:

For this scene, I used backlight to create a silhouette on the actor, as if they were looking at the sun setting in the background. I chose to use different hues of orange and red, to show the light fading into the horizon line.

Cyc light: Top Light at full intensity with an Apollo 2190 gel, light at 50% intensity with an Apollo 3000 gel, and a light at 10% intensity with no color gel. Bottom light at a 50% intensity with an Apollo 2190 gel and a light at 75% intensity with an Apollo 1800 gel

  • Light at 75% intensity with an Apollo 2220 gel at 90 degree elevation angle
  • Light at full intensity with an Apollo 2190 gel at a 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle
  • Light at full intensity with an Apollo 2120 gel at a 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle
  • Light at 50% intensity with a Rosco 22 gel at 32 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle
  • Light at 50% intensity with a Rosco 22 gel at 32 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle

 

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

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Fall Sunset in Vermont

I used mainly side light to complete this look with some floor light, some back light, and a teeny bit of front light. I forgot to save this as a scene before changing it and can’t list all the lights I used. My bad.

I used the silhouette of a forest on the cyc combined with a blue top light and orange bottom light to emulate a sunset. When I think of Vermont, I think of the mountains and woodsy views that are available there and tried to capture a moment of two people enjoying the view of a sunset from a peak somewhere.

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Spring Sunrise in Montauk

Spring sunrises are gentle but bright and I imagined people hanging out on the beach watching the sunrise behind the lighthouse. I attempted to emulate the glow and energy that morning sunrises have as well as the muted quietness and tranquility that comes with them.

Cyc:

  • Lighthouse silhouette image
  • Top: AP3450 at 25% andG685 at 66%
  • Bottom: G480 at 46% and G120 @57%

Model:

  • G154 @ 20% – 34 degree elevation – 11 degree side
  • AP4830 @ 27% – 52 degree elevation – 21 degree side
  • Yellow @ 22% – 54 degree elevation – direct back light
  • AP7330 @ 26% – 52 degree elevation – 21 degree side
  • AP4720 @45% – -23 degree elevation – direct side light
  • AP2090 @ 49% – 32 degree elevation – 56 degree back
  • AP3450 @ 50% – 51 degree elevation – direct side light
  • AP7670 @ 75% – 0 degree elevation – direct side light
  • AP2190 @ 75% – -23 degree elevation – direct side light

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Hawaiian Summer Afternoon

This one was challenging to re-create due to sunny afternoons having such an intense bright, near white light. I wanted to give dimension to the models while including a brightness. I added a fun silhouette of palm trees and a hammock to emphasize the illusion and continue the silhouette theme.

Cyc:

  • Palm tree silhouette image
  • Top: AP4500 @ 56% – AP6300 @ full – G685 @ 50%
  • Bottom: AP5500 @ 25% and AP4850 @ full

Model:

  • No Color @ 50% – 0 degree elevation – direct side light
  • AP3300 @ 75% -32 degree elevation – 56 degree side
  • AP4830 @50% – 52 degree elevation – 21 degree side
  • AP2140 @ 25% – 51 degree elevation – direct side light
  • No Color @ 50% – 32 degree elevation -56 degree side
  • AP6150 @ 50% – 23 degree elevation – 56 degree back
  • AP6400 @ 50% – 0 degree elevation – direct side
  • AP7250 @ 25% – 0 degree elevation – 56 degree side
  • AP3800 @ full – -19 degree elevation – 56 degree back

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Winter Afternoon in Maine

For this scene, I had the challenge of creating a white/grey yet dimensional lighting. Winters up north are full of snow and a bright mystical atmosphere. I used an image of a snowy roadway in the background to enhance the lighting as well as establish a location. Yay snow!

Cyc:

  • Snowy image
  • Top and bottom: NC @ full

Model:

  • AP3450 @ 50% – 33 degree elevation – 21 degree side
  • AP4850 @ 22% – 52 degree elevation – 21 degree side
  • NC @ 75% – 35 degree elevation – direct back light
  • NC @ 25% – 34 degree elevation – 11 degree side
  • AP7300 @ 22% – 27 degree elevation – direct side light
  • AP7330 @ 17% – -23 degree elevation – direct side light

Photo Observation 11

  1. Fall Sunset in Vermont

fall vermont light

This photo has four back lights. The one on the far left is at a 37 degree elevation angle with a 56 degree back angle. It is at 60% intensity with AP7770 gel. The second light is a 52 degree angle elevation with a 21 degree back angle. It has 50% intensity with gel G385. The next light has a 52 degree elevation angle with a 21 degree back angle. It has a 100% intensity with gel G430. The last and far right light has a 37 degree elevation angle with a 21 degree back angle. It’s intensity is at 50% with AP7750 gel color. The top cyc light (in order from left to right) R127 at 25% intensity, R21 at 10% intensity, R15 and 10% intensity, LHT 118 at full intensity. The bottom cyc light has RE019 and RE022 both at full intensity, as well as LHT0119 at 50% intensity, and LHT026 at 75% intensity.

I looked up a photo of a sunset in Vermont and it had a lot of bright orangey colors that blended into the blue of the sky. Also since it was sunset, I liked the idea of silhouetting the model as if she was watching the sunset and I was behind her and captured this image.

2. Noon on a sunny day in Hawaii

noon in hawaii light

This photo uses 3 lights. The farthest left is front light with a 42 degree elevation angle and a 48 degree side angle. It has gel AP2080 at 75% intensity. The middle light has a 90 degree elevation angle with gel L140 at 50% intensity. The last and farthest right light has a 42 degree elevation angle and a 48 degree side angle. It has gel G515 at 75% intensity. The top cyc light has (in order from left to right) LHT713 at 75% intensity, LHT716 at 75% intensity, LHT363  at 75% intensity, and LHT721 at 75% intensity. The bottom cyc light has R369, LHT118, R66, R367 all at full intensity.

When I think of a nice day in Hawaii, I automatically think of the beaches. I wanted to show that it was a clear blue sky and used the same teal colors you might find in their clear ocean water. I also lit the model very well with top and front light, as if it were a bright day with the sun overhead.

3. Spring sunrise in Montauk

sping sunrise light

This photo uses 5 front lights. The farthest left has a 42 degree elevation level with 48 degree side angle. It has gel G480 at 50% intensity level. The next light has a 52 degree elevation level with a 21 degree side angle. It uses gel L135 at 25% intensity. The next light has a 54 degree elevation level and is direct front light. It has no color and it at 75% intensity. The next light has 52 degree elevation angle and a 21 degree side angle. It uses gel L101 at 25% intensity. The last and farthest right light has a 42 degree elevation angle and a 48 degree side angle. It uses gel G388 at 50% intensity. The cyc top light in order of left to right uses gel R85 at 75%, P35400 at 50% intensity, RE5085 at 50%, and P34200 at 70% intensity. The bottom cyc uses gel G420 at 25%, G350 at 40%, LHT778 at 25%, LHT022 at 50% intensity.

The image I used for inspiration was of the sun just coming up over the horizon lighting up a beach. I wanted to show that the night time was leaving, which is why I used darker blues and some purples at the top. I also wanted to show the bright intensity of the sun just coming up which is why I used a lot of strong orange.

4. Winter afternoon in Maine

winter maine light

This photo uses 5 lights. The first farthest left is a top light at a 51 elevation angle. It has gel G885 at 50% intensity. The next light is a front light at a 52 degree elevation angle with a 21 degree side angle. It has gel G920 at 25% intensity. The next light is a top light at a 54 degree elevation angle with no gel at 50% intensity. The next light is a front light at a 52 degree elevation angle with a 21 degree side angle. It uses gel L202 at 25% intensity. The last and farthest right light is a top light with a 52 degree elevation level. It uses gel L061 at 50% intensity. The top cyc light from left to right uses gel RE341 at 75% intensity, R76 at 50%, R77 at 50%, and RE344 at 50%. The bottom cyc light uses R63 at 75% intensity, R62 at 50%, R60 at 25%, and G842 at 25% intensity.

When I think of a snowy, winter day in Maine, I think of a grey, bland sky. Almost everything is grey with just a bit of blue sky trying to peak out. I tried to keep true to that image without it looking too flat and washed out.

Four Seasons: A Virtual Light Lab Reimagining

  1. A Fall Sunset in Vermont
    FallSunsetVermont
    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.

Photo Observation 11/Four Seasons

  1. Fall Sunset in Vermont

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Cyc: bottom AP7450 at 50%, top R76 at full

Back light: one AP7450 at full, two RE442 at 50%

Top light: one AP2100 at 25%

 

Angle: All back light with one top light

When I think of a sunset, I think of objects silhouetted against a warm sky that fades from one color to the next.  I wanted the warmer colors near the bottom of the cyc since the sun would be sinking towards the horizon and the cool blue of night higher up.  I also used only back light to show the sun was behind the person and that was the only source of light.

2. Spring Sunrise in Montauk

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Cyc: bottom G990 at 50% with AP7450 at 25%, top G820 at 75%

Top side light: RE442 at 50% with G990 at 25%

Top light: AP2100 at 50% with texture, G820 at 50%

Angle: Top light and back side light

When I thought of Montauk, I thought of the beach with a sunrise.  Therefore I used a gentle purple and orange on the bottom of the cyc and a cool gray/blue for the top.  I then uses textures and golds, blues and purples to make the floor look like the sunrise reflecting off of the ocean water.

 

3. Summer Noon in Hawaii

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Cyc: bottom R65 at full, top RE130 at full

Top light: two RE442 at 50% and one AP2100 at 25%

Top side light: three of AP2100 at 50% and three of RE442 at 75%

 

Angle: Top and side light

I have never been to Hawaii but I would assume a hot mid-summer day would have a crisp blue sky and a continuous flood of warm orange sunlight.  I used top and side light to simulate the sun coming down from directly above the person while the cyc is a cool piercing blue.

4. Winter Afternoon in Maine

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Cyc: bottom Re442 at full, top L709 at 75%

Side light: 3 with RE442  at 50%, two with L709 at 25%

Top light: one with RE442 at 50%

Angle: Mainly side light with a  little top light.

I used mainly side light with a  little top light to simulate the sun slowly beginning to set. The colors of nature in winter to me also appear to always be cooler and therefore I used a crisp pale blue and cool toned yellow not he cyc.

 

 

 

VLL Four Seasons

Fall Sunset in Malibu

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I feel this image is a good representation of a Fall sunset in a sunny place like Malibu. The dramatic sidelight gives the model a long shadow, indicating the end of the day. The purples in the backdrop give the moment the “tropical” feel of Malibu, but still contains the greenish color of a Fall sunset.

CYC
Above: G730 at 75%, G985 FULL
Below: L124 at 75% G290 at 10%, L026 FULL

MODEL
AP7200 FULL
37 degree elevation angle
56 degree side angle
In the light lab:
17 feet above the deck
12 feet stage right of model
8 feet downstage of model
18 foot throw

AP5600 at 50%
32 degree elevation angle
56 degree side angle
In the light lab:
15 feet above the deck
12 feet stage right of the model
8 feet downstage of model
17 foot throw

G950 at 35%
52 degree elevation angle
21 degree side angle
In the light lab:
17 feet above the deck
3 feet stage left of model
8 feet downstage of model
14 foot throw

Spring Sunrise in Maine

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I think of re-imagining of The Seagull set in Maine when I look at this picture. Lucy and Ray are two characters on a patio by the shore. The yellow sidelight represents the inside light spilling from a screen door, because it is not quite bright enough to turn the houselights off. Those yellow lights contrast with the cool blue and pink colors of the rising sun. The peachy colors chase away the dull turquoise blue, and the mix between them is a greyish-green which softens the sunrise and tells us that this is going to be a gentle and easy day.

CYC
Above: G790 FULL
Below: G268 FULL, G250 at 50%

MODEL (both models)
AP8550 FULL
27 degree elevation angle
In the light lab:
12 feet above the deck
12 feet stage rigt of model
Direct sidelight to model
13 foot throw

AP4630 FULL
75 degree elevation angle
In the light lab:
17 feet above the deck
3 feet stage right of model
Direct sidelight to model
11 foot throw

AP7150 FULL
23 degree elevation angle
56 degree seide angle
In the light lab:
12 feet above the deck
12 feet stage left of model
8 feet downstage of model
16 foot throw

Summer at Noon in Mexico

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The backdrop in this design is a representation of a bright, blinding Mexico sky. The turquoise-white color at the bottom of the blackdrop gives us the feeling of the sand and ocean. The lighting is bright and mostly above the model, because the sun at high noon is directly above as, and the top light is not likely to cast a dramatic shadow. I imagine that in this scene Ray is on some sort of high-speed adventure or treasure hunt through a tourist trap part of Mexico.

CYC
Above: G850 FULL, G770 at 50%, G725 at 25%
Below: G785 FULL, G860 at 50%, G770 at 50%

MODEL
L013 FULL
32 degree elevation angle
56 degree back angle
In the light lab:
15 feet above the deck
12 feet stage right of model
8 feet upstage of model
17 foot throw

NC FULL
35 degree elevation angle
direct back light
In the light lab:
17 feet above the deck
Centered on model
16 feet downstage of model
19 foot throw

L007 at 75%
90 degree elevation angle
In the light lab:
17 feet above the deck
Centered on model
Direct downlight on model
11 foot throw

Winter Afternoon in New England

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The backdrop in this photo suggests that the winter day had been mostly white, as winter skies tend to be in the Northeast, but is clearing up as the day ends. There is yellowish light on the model so she is not washed out in the blue of the backdrop, and the warm yellow light indicates it is a later time of day. There is purple sidelight on the model which gives color to a white winter day.

CYC
Above: L174 FULL, G889 at 75%
Below: G920 FULL, G872 FULL

MODEL
AP6600 FULL
33 degree elevation angle
21 degree side angle
In the light lab:
17 feet above the deck
6 feet stage right of model
16 feet downstage of model
20 foot throw

AP4800 at 50%
52 degree elevation angle
21 degree side angle
In the light lab:
17 feet above the deck
3 feet stage right of model
8 feet downstage of model
14 foot throw

AP3150 at 50%
37 degree elevation angle
56 degree back angle
In the light lab:
17 feet above the deck
12 feet stage left of model
8 feet upstage of model
18 foot throw

Four Seasons

1) Fall Sunset in Vermont:

Fall Sunset

Oranges and purples represent fall for me completely, the array. As for sunsets, they usually have so many colors in them and I tried to replicate that in my picture and still be true to the fall color-scheme. I chose to add a dark blue on top to show the night approaching. As for my models I wanted them to be shadowy. I added pink into the model lighting to give a warm , romantic feel to it.

Cyc Lights:

Top: L071 full, L126 at 50%

Bottom: G345 full, NC at 25%

Model Lighting:

G104:29 degree elevation angle/ 37 degree side angle. Intensity: 50%. SR

G375: 37 degree elevation angle/ 56 degree side angle. Intensity: 25% SR

G375: -19 degree elevation angle/ 56 degree back angle. Intensity: 25% SR

G341: 35 degree elevation angle/ direct back light. Intensity: 50%

G342: 54 degree elevation angle/ direct back light. Intensity: 50%

G104: 29 degree elevation angle/ 37 degree side angle. Intensity: 25%. SL

G375: 37 degree elevation angle/56 degree side angle. Intensity: 50%. SL

G375: -19 degrees elevation angle/56 degree back angle. Intensity: 25%

 

2) Spring Sunrise in New England

Spring Sunrise

In this picture, I replicated a sunrise that had pink tones to it. I believe that the lightness and the vibrant colors are very reminiscent of the spring time! Yellows and pinks also remind me of flowers, which is why I think this is a perfect choice for a spring sunrise. For the model lighting I still tried to keep it a little shadowy cause the sun is coming from the bottom while still keeping her vibrantly lit.

Cyc Lighting:

Top: AP8445 on full, Ap4700 at 25%

Bottom: AP745 on full, Nc at 25%, AP4700 at 25%

Model Lighting:

G341: 29 degree elevation angle/ 37 degree side angle. Intensity: 50% SR

G342: –19 degree elevation angle/ 56 degree side angle. Intensity: 50%. SR

G325: 54 degree elevation angle/ direct back light. Intensity: 25%

G342: 54 degree elevation angle/ direct back light. Intensity: 50%

G342: -31 degree elevation angle/ 37 degree side angle. Intensity: 25% SR

G323: 33 degree elevation angle/ 21 degree side angle. Intensity: full SL

G323: -19 degree elevation angle/ 56 degree side angle. Intensity: 25% SL

3) Noon on a Summer day in Brazil!

Brazilian Summer

Brazil at noon in the summer is light blue! It is always sunny and everything is almost overwhelmingly bright! I chose to lit my model as homogeneously as possible since in Brazil the light comes from everywhere, mostly the light is pretty white but I added some slight yellow tones to bring up some of the Brazilian warmness. The backdrop is the exactly color of the sky at noon time.

Cyc Light:

Top : AP1900 full, Ap200 at 25%, NC at 25%

Bottom: AP3520 Full, AP1900 Full, NC at 50%

Model Lighting:

L778: 32 degree elevation angle/ 56 degree side angle. Intensity: 25%. SR

L130: 23 degree elevation angle/ 56 degree side angle. Intensity: 75%. SR

L130: 32 degree elevation angle/ 56 degree side angle. Intensity: 50%. SL

AP2220: 23 degree elevation angle/ 56 degree side angle. Intensity: 50%. SL

L750: 54 degree elevation angle/ direct back light. Intensity: 75%

 

4) Winter Afternoon in Alaska

Winter

I chose to depict a post-snowstorm day in Alaska, when the sky is bright blue because the storm has passed but there is snow everywhere. I added some purple tones in the backdrop to make the blue cooler. As for the model lighting I added lights with very little color in them, I also did some front floor lights to represent the light that would be reflected from the snow.

Cyc Lighting:

Top: AP3300 at 25%, AP3150 at 25%, AP3450 Full and AP3800 at 75%

Bottom: AP3600 full, AP3500 full

Model Lighting:

Ap3300: 29 degree elevation angle/ 37 degree side angle. Intensity: 25%. SR

Ap3300: 23 degree elevation angle/ 56 degree side angle. Intensity: 50%. SR

AP280: -31 degree elevation angle/ 37 degree side angle. Intensity: 25%. SR

AP2180: 54 degree elevation angle/ direct back light. Intensity: 75%.

AP2180:  23 degree elevation angle/ 56 degree side angle. Intensity: 75%. SL

AP280: -31 degree elevation angle/ 37 degree side angle. Intensity: 25%. SL