- April 19, 2018 – 7:15pm – Adam’s Playhouse
- I am sitting in a chair putting my makeup on. I am looking at multiple lights surrounding the mirror. There are about 8 horizontal and 12 vertical. The light shines on the dancers’ faces and allows them to put their makeup on evenly.
- It was at this time that I realize the significance of these lights. Not only are they assisting the dancers as they are putting their makeup on, they are making them feel beautiful. As I watch the performers, I see them keep looking back at the lit up mirror for positive confirmation. After they look, they allow a small smile to appear on their face, and almost without blinking, they rush off finishing their other duties. But it was at that moment when the lighting reassured the dancers that they were beautiful.
Location: Natural Light Show in Japan
Photo Credits: Takehito Miyatake
This picture gives off an enchanted mood. There are a bunch of mini lights all spread out around the forest’s ground. They are lit up a yellow/green color and their light is projected up under the trees. This makes the tree trunks lit up as well as their leaves, causing them to have a greener color. I thought it was interesting because although the light is being projected from below the object, it doesn’t give off a spooky mood. The micro lights look as if they can be little fairies gathering in the woods.
- April 12, 2018 – 11:50pm – Estabrook Hall
- I am laying in bed looking at my wall. The small lights hanging are wrapped around gold leaves. This is the only source of light in my room. The light is a light tan color.
- These lights provide a tranquil mood in my room. The light makes the gold leaves look as if they themselves are glowing. It reminds me of a rich decorated palace where the mood would be tranquil and there would be gold everywhere.
- April 5, 2018 – 8:45pm – Adams Playhouse
- I am sitting in the audience watching the Danceworks show. As the dancers are running, a white strobe light flashes. The dancers look as if they are freezing and moving constantly.
- It was interesting because by the light turning on and off, it made the dancers float across the stage. It made me feel like I was watching a movie that kept playing and pausing over and over again.
This picture represents a fall sunset in Vermont because when I thought about fall, I think of orange colors as well as brighter light closer to the ground.
- G342 -19 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle/ 1ft above deck, 12ft stage left of model, 8ft downstage of model, 15ft throw
- 67/81 27 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight to model/ 12ft above deck, 12ft stage left of model, 13ft throw
- AP2190 27 degree elevation level, direct sidelight to model/ 12ft above deck, 12ft stage left, 13ft throw
- 54/95 0 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle/ 6ft above deck, 12ft stage left of model, 8ft upstage of model, 14ft throw
This represents a spring sunrise in a gothic cathedral because the morning glow hasn’t officially hit the whole town yet. The people talking have their back to the light and their fronts are shadows.
- AP2120 43 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight to model/17ft above deck, 12ft stage right of model, 16ft throw
- AP7350 23 degree elevation angle, 56 degree backlight/ 12ft above deck, 12ft stage right of model, 8ft upstage of model, 16 ft throw
- AP2220 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree back angle/ 17ft above deck, 9ft stage left of model, 8ft upstage of model, 16ft throw
This picture represents noon on a hot summer day in Hawaii, because when I think of Hawaii, I think of different colored blues. I also think of yellow for the sand and the light hitting a person from almost directly on top of them.
- R18 23 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle/12ft above the deck, 12ft stage right of model, 8ft upstage of model, 16ft throw
- AP2080 54 degree elevation angle, direct back light/ 17ft above the deck, centered on model, 8ft downstage of model, 14ft throw
- L134 35 degree elevation angle, direct back light/ 17ft above the deck, centered on model,16ft downstage of model, 19ft throw
- R18 23 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle/ 12ft above deck, 12ft stage left of model, 8ft upstage of model, 16ft throw
- Backdrop: cyan full, AP6200 full
This picture represents a winter afternoon in North Dakota because I think of a lot of snow and blue/grey skies. The light on the people also isn’t warm from sunlight.
- AP2140 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle/ 17ft above the deck, 3ft stage right of model, 8ft downstage of model, 14ft throw
- AP2140 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle/ 17ft above deck, 3ft stage left of model, 8ft downstage of model, 14ft throw
- Backdrop: R60 full, AP2310 full
- March 29, 2018 – 7:10pm – Hofstra Parking Lot
- I was walking home and passed by a puddle. The puddle was about 5 feet wide and was translucent, showing the dirty road underneath it. I had saw that the street light had been projected onto the puddle. The whole pole and lamp were not visible on the puddle, just the light.
- This puddle had gone from something that was dull, to something that was magical. The light brightened up the puddle, and made it almost look like it came to life. As the wind created ripples through the water, the light remained constant.
Location: Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room at the Louisiana in Denmark
Photo credits: Youngna (on Flickr)
There is a couple standing in the middle of a room full of lights. The lights vary in color and sizes. I’m not sure how many lights there is exactly, but after reading the photographer’s description, I learned that the couple is standing in a room surrounded by mirrors that multiply the amount of lights to look like millions. I find this picture surreal because it looks as if the couple is standing in the middle of outer space and its them agains the world. It looks as if the universe around them reaches out for what seems like forever.
Location: Movie Techniques
A man is standing above a light. The way that the light only hits certain features of his face creates a scary mood. It’s also the combination of the rest of his face that isn’t lit up to be in the black darkness that leaves you with an uneasy feeling. The complete darkness of his eyeballs makes him feel extremely distant and not relatable. I found this interesting because if the lights were all on, he would look like a normal man. But the way the angle projects the light from under this man’s face almost transforms him into a non human form. He looks as if he is wearing the Jason mask, but what’s interesting is that he isn’t wearing a mask at all.
- March 14, 2018 – 9:12am – Stage Lighting Classroom
- I am sitting at my desk in class. As I am looking at the white board, a shadow is casted upon it. The shadow is grey and projects the outlines of the window bars as well as the trees further in the distance. The tree’s shadow is moving on the board.
- All of a sudden, the board came to life. The silhouette from the window is casted upon the board as well as the tree branches behind the window. As the wind swayed the tree outside, its branches began to move around the white board. It created a moment of beauty and tranquillity because as stressful as school may be and how far classrooms have moved from nature, we can never forget that it will always be there.
1. March 7, 2018 – 4:31pm – Estabrook Hall
2. I am sitting on my bed staring out the window. The sky is a light grey color and there are snowflake flying through the air. Although almost all of the scenery out of the window is white, there is still a dim lighting to it. As I observe closer, there are tiny water droplets all over the outside of my window. On the bottom of the droplets, light is being shown through them.
3. Everything outside is very tranquil. Everything is silent and there isn’t anyone in sight. The snowflakes are dashing for the ground almost as if a giant snowblower is being faced down towards the earth. As I observe closer, I see tiny droplets that have different intensities of lighting in them. Towards the top of the droplets, the light is dim, almost creating a grey color. The bottom of the droplets have a ring of white light that creates a “U” shape at the bottom of each one. As the snow is rushing by the window, the raindrops are just sitting there creating a moment of tranquility with their stillness.