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Lighting Observation

  1. 4/6/17, 6:00 pm, Spiegel Theatre
  2. The stage lights in the Spiegel were off, and only a few of the house lights were on. You could see the lighting through the backdoor of the Spiegel.
  3. The clouds started to get darker, eventually leading to a sudden downpour. I ran into the Spiegel to escape the weather just as another roar of thunder commenced. I walked into a mostly dark space. The onstage lights had been turned off, but there were still some house lights on. It seemed as though the two back rows of the theatre were the only area where light was seen. As I walked down the aisle to get to the front row, I could see a burst of light coming from the side entrance. The lightning could be seen through the window of the side door, illuminating its surroundings. This gave me chills up my spine and almost immediately transformed the space into something more eerie than it previously was.

Light Observation 9

1) 3/4/13 6:35 Spiegel Theater

2) Most of the spiegel was in darkness, except for a row of lights lighting up a small strip on the stage.

3) I went to the spiegel to set up for Carrie rehearsal and was greated by darkness. I had never been in there when it was dark so it shocked me a bit. It was dark all around me except for a light on the stage. I didn’t know if anyone was in there and I called out. My heart was racing. I dropped my stuff and ran to the back to turn on all the lights. I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw the rest of the theater in light. I sat down after and thought how much it reminded me of a textbook cheezy-horror-movie situation.

Lighting Observation #6 – The Unknown Spiegel

1)March 8th, 2012 – 4:15 – Spiegel Theater

2)Alli Fair and I were chosen to help Meaghan Maloney during Royston’s directing class by acting out a scene. The onstage lights made it near impossible to see the
crowd.

3) There is a reason why I am not a performance major, and the lucky group of people in Royston’s directing class got to witness a performance by Alli Fairchild and myself. After climbing to the stage, I looked out to the audience and was blinded by the bright white lights. All I could see was the silhouette of every member of the crowd. The bright light filled the top of my vision with blinding light. It gave an ominous yet holy feel to the situation. The feeling and effect can be freezing. Stage lights are a huge cause of stage fright. I could not see who was in the audience, it adds a sense of mystery and causes one to wonder, the imagination goes wild. What is in the unknown?

Light Observation #4 – Using the Force in front of the Spiegel

1)      February 22nd 2012, 11:25PM, Outside of the Spiegel Theater

2)      Watching Phil Tyler and Alex Beja fight each other with lightsabers outside of the Spiegel.

3)      Cabaret is definitely one of my favorite activities on campus. I try to go every week even though sometimes I would be better off staying in catching up on work. Regardless, I made the executive decision to go to Cabaret this past Wednesday. As Geena and I walked from the Design Studio to the Spiegel we caught a glimpse of blue and red in the distance. The colors seemed to mix together and bounce off each other, but very gracefully. As we got closer to the source of light we realized that Phil and Beja were dueling. Up close, the lights seemed much more volatile than they did from far away. With the sources of light in view the two colors seemed to dance very roughly with each other. The blue lightsaber would move quickly up and down as the red lightsaber would intercept the light it by moving right to left. I couldn’t help but think of the light moving to danse macabre. The light moving so quickly, so violently. At first it seemed so artistic graceful. Sadly looks can be deceiving from afar. I was whipped out of the moment as Phil fell to the ground because Beja claimed victory.