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Lighting Observation #10

1. 4/7/14 at around 7:00 at Take-One Theatres.

2. A big spectacle of colored spotlights on a stage moving to a beat.

3. In the musical “West Side Story” the big show stopper is the song and dance number “Mambo”. It should always be done big. In my production, almost every dancer gets their own large, shining spotlight each with a color coordinating with their pose and costume. The first spotlight hits a dancer with a saturated red, emphasizing her intense movements. A light, pale blue spotlight shines on an other couple as they dance slowly and seductively. Behind them is a dancer using big and open dance moves as a sharp, green light shines down on him. It is these precise lights that make the dance number look amazing.

Photo Observation #6

2) Photo taken by Nic Christopher, December 2nd 2012, 3:23 PM in an alley in Boulder, CO

3) THEME: Vibrant, Colorful, Saturated

4) DESCRIPTION: This photo was taken a few years ago of one of my very close friends of him screwing around on his longboard. I took this picture Mid afternoon on a December day with just a few clouds in the sky. Unfortunately the clouds diffused some of the sunlight on my image so the shadows and emphasis is somewhat lacking. In some ways, I believe that this actually enhances this image. With the extremely colorful background and intense colors, I don’t believe that the lighting needs to be super harsh and direct. If the sun were to be shining directly onto this image, casting small shadows and adding that extra depth underneath each brick, the image would have too many elements and be too busy for it to be visually pleasing.

The composition as a whole is very interesting in this image. With the flat, yet still very bright lighting from the sun makes the vibrance of the background pop out and command the entire image. Having the background blurred behind him gives this amazing sense of movement behind him that I see enhanced by the fact that the lighting is constant and equal across the entire composition. The colorful background contrasts wonderfully with the dark colors of Heins clothing and also the fact that he is the only clear part of the image, against the smeared background behind him. What I love about this image is that despite the flat lighting, the bright wash of the lighting reflects brilliantly off of the rainbow of bricks that lay behind Hein. The wall transforms the flat lighting into a bright, brilliant, colorful, saturated and vibrant schmear of colors that livens and gives movement to the picture as a whole.

Photo Observation 10

1. Found both images at

2. Romantic, also Vibrant, Saturated

3. I couldn’t decide between these two incredible and beautiful sunset images. Both have these incredible pink and purples that I was very drawn to because they almost don’t feel real! I mean, they don’t look unnatural, yet the color is so delicate it seems like a watercolor. Add to that the silhouetted  stones and the lavender reflection on the beach and it’s really, really romantic. The second images is also very romantic, I’m drawn to the brilliant reds reflecting on the water’s surface. It’s really incredible in both of these instances to see not only the stunning color of the light in the sky, but how that colored light reflects off other surfaces, namely the water and the sand in the first images.

Lighting Observation 1 Devin Gee

1)   3/28/11- 8:00pm – A room inside a building that is directly across from bits and bites.

2)   There was a blue light coming from a room in a building.  The light filled the whole room and spilled out of the windows completely.  It was so blue that it made it difficult to see inside.

3)   This blue light was so saturated and vibrant that it really caught my eye.  The light is mysterious because it is an unusual color to be coming from a classroom.  The deep blue matched the night and it really felt like a nighttime color or one that could represent night.  The interesting thing about this light is that it created an after image.  It was so vibrant that after only looking at if for a brief moment, the blue color stayed in my vision for a good while after I stopped looking at it.  This was a very unnatural light that seemed very fantastical for the time and place it was at.