Posts Tagged ‘Virtual Light Lab’

Model
RE354 50%
P34055 25%
No color full direct top
RE443 50%
Backdrop
top
No color 50 %
Blue Full
Cyan 25%
Bottom
No color full
Blue 25%

 

Model 
Ap5300 75% 
p35055 
no color full 
RE5454 25%
AP2190 75%
AP1950 25%
Back drop 
top 
No color 50%
Ap2190 full 
Yellow full 
Ap1950 50%
Bottom 
Red 25%
Green 50%
blue 25%

Model
ap4350 25%
ap4850 25%
ap3000 25%
No color full
Ap7330 full
ap2190 full
Back drop
top
No color 50%
Red full
yellow full
cyan 50%
Bottom
red 25%
Green 50%
Blue 75%

model
ap 3800 25%
ap2140 75%
direct top light
Yellow full
top SL
ap1800
full
red full
yellow full
Backdrop
top red full
Green 50%
Bottom ap1800 full

Virtual Light Lab: Four Seasons

  1. Fall Sunset in Hawaii

The picture above was my inspiration. I liked the deep purples and bright oranges and how the clouds cover the middle section.

Model:

  • AP7450 FULL

0 degree elevation angle

56 degree back angle

12? stage right of model

8′ upstage of model

  • AP7450 FULL

0 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

12′ stage right of model

8′ downstage of model

  • AP7450 FULL

54 degree elevation angle

Direct back light

8′ upstage of model

  • G990 75%

23 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

12′ stage left of model

8′ downstage of model

  • G990 25%

0 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

12′ stage left of model

8′ downstage of model

Backdrop:

  • Top: G150 50%, G890 Full, G915 Full
  • Bottom: AP7450 Full, AP8250 Full

2. Spring Sunrise on Long Island

I chose this picture because I loved the contrast between the blue and the oranges and yellows. I also love that it is on the water and the way in which the sun is reflected.

Model:

  • G335 75%

23 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

12′ stage right of model

8′ downstage of model

  • G450 75%

0 degree elevation angle

56 degree back angle

12′ stage right of model

8′ upstage of model

  • G315 90%

-19 degree elevation angle

56 degree back angle

12′ stage right of model

8′ upstage of model

  • G840 75%

32 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

12′ stage left of model

8′ downstage of model

  • G882 30%

23 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

12′ stage left of model

8′ downstage of model

Backdrop:

Top: G790 75%, G890 Full, G915 Full

Bottom: G450 50%, G245 Full, G315 Full

 

3. Noon on a Summer Day in New England

I chose this picture because to me, summer means going to the beach. I love the vastness of the ocean and how long the boardwalk seems to be.

Model:

  • G785 40%

0 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

12′ stage right of model

8′ downstage of model

  • AP7350 75%

48 degree elevation angle

37 degree side angle

6′ stage right of model

8′ downstage of model

  • G720 50%

54 degree elevation angle

Direct Backlight

8′ upstage of model

  • G790 FULL

48 degree elevation angle

37 degree side angle

6′ stage left of model

8′ downstage of model

  • G880 25%

0 degree elevation

56 degree side angle

12′ stage left of model

8′ downstage of model

Backdrop:

Top: G790 50%, G915 Full

Bottom: No color 75%, G840 Full

 

4. Winter Afternoon in Alaska

I chose this picture as reference because I liked that you can see the mountains in the background and the color of the sky makes you feel how cold it is.

Model:

  • AP4400 50%

0 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

12′ stage right of model

8′ downstage of model

  • AP7250 70%

37 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

12′ stage right of model

8′ downstage of model

  • AP3400 75%

42 degree elevation angle

48 degree side angle

9′ stage right of model

8′ stage left of model

  • AP4500 20%

37 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

12′ stage left of model

8′ downstage of model

  • AP6600 50%

0 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

12′ stage left of model

8′ downstage of model

Backdrop:

Top: AP2080 25%, AP3550 Full, AP3450 Full, AP3400 50%

Bottom: AP3300 Full, AP2180 Full

Four Seasons: A Visual Study on Cycles

1) A Fall sunset in Vermont

Fall_VermontSunset_VLL

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%  –

Virtual Light Lab: Four Seasons

1. A Fall Sunset in Vermont

Vermont

Vermont is known for its beautiful mountains and foliage and stunning views. I chose the peak of a mountain because it is simply the best place to experience a sunset. You can see for miles and your view is obstructed by nothing. The lighting in this picture is mostly pale yellow with some accent red/coral and a tiny bit of purple light to make the contour more vivid and interesting.

Cyc Light:

  • Top: R163 at Full
  • Bottom: R163 at Full

Model Light:

  • R50 at Full, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree back angle
  • R303 at Full, 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree back angle
  • R40 at Full, 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle
  • R20 at Full, 32 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle
  • R09 at Full, 23 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle
  • R3409 at Full, 0 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle
  • R3409 at 50%, -19 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle
  • R324 at 40%, 51 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight
  • R20 at 25%, 37 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight
  • R02 at 50%, 27 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight
  • R02 at 25%, 0 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight

 

2. A Spring Sunrise in Montauk

MontaukSpring

The soft colors of this sunset on the beach of Montauk just scream spring. The models are lit in a similar fashion, with soft pastel lights. The sun is just beginning to peek up far in the distance, but the people are still in soft, early-morning lavender semi-darkness.

Cyc Light:

  • Top: RED at Full, GREEN at Full, YELLOW at Full
  • Bottom: RED at Full, GREEN at Full, YELLOW at Full

Model Light:

  • G101 at 75%, 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree back angle
  • AP7450 at 53%, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree back angle
  • G100 at Full, 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree back angle
  • G835 at 50%, 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle
  • G410 at 3%, 32 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle
  • G385 at 50%, 51 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight

 

3. Noon on a Hot Summer Day in Hawaii

hawaii

Since I couldn’t find a background I really loved, I lit the Cyc with aqua and sand colors, trying to suggest a beachy feel. Hawaii’s beaches are famous and people gravitate to them to cool off on hot summer (is it ever not summer in Hawaii?) days. The lighting was inspired by the sun, with lots of sand tones and some reds thrown in to heat things up.

Cyc Light:

  • Top: CYAN at Full
  • Bottom: AP2200 at Full

Model Light:

  • L102 at 50% 24 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle
  • G342 at 50% 29 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle
  • AP8320 at 25% 31 degree elevation angle, 29 degree side angle
  • AP4300 at 50% 32 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle
  • AP7250 at Full, 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle
  • AP8445 at 75%, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle
  • AP 8100 at 25%, 75 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight

 

4. Winter Afternoon in Maine

winter

Just because the sun is out during the winter doesn’t make it warm by any stretch of the imagination. The lighting is primarily cool mixed with a dash of sunlight in to mimic this type of crisp day.

Cyc Light:

  • Top: G870 at Full, RE224 at 50%
  • Bottom: G870 at Full

Model Light:

  • G870 at Full, 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle (SR)
  • G870 at Full, 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree back angle (SR)
  • G870 at Full, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree back angle (SR)
  • G870 at Full, 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree back angle (SR)
  • G870 at Full, 54 degree elevation angle, direct back light
  • G870 at Full, 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree back angle (SL)
  • G870 at Full, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree back angle (SL)
  • G870 at Full, 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree back angle (SL)
  • G870 at Full, 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle (SL)
  • G395 at 25%, 61 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight (SR)
  • G410 at 50%,  75 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight (SR)
  • G420 at 75%, 90 degree elevation angle, direct downlight
  • G410 at 50%,  75 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight (SL)
  • G395 at 25%, 61 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight (SL)
  • G847 at 75%, 54 degree elevation angle, direct backlight

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
    springsunrise2
    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
    Summer_Noon
    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
    AfternoonMaineWinter
    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.

Virtual Light Lab: Four Seasons

Fall Sunset in Vermont

fall sunset 

Cyc Light

Top:

  • AP 3230 Intensity- 47%
  • AP 8350 Intensity-21%
  • AP 3600 Intensity-39%

Bottom:

  • AP 2100 Intensity- Full
  • AP 1800 Intensity- 53%

Model Light:

  • Direct Back AP 4720 Intensity- 71% Angle- 54 degrees
  • Top Left AP 3230 Intensity- 22% Angle-43 degrees AP 2190 Intensity- 37% Angle- 61 degrees
  • Top Right AP 3230 Intensity- 22% Angle- 43 degrees AP 2190 Intensity 37% Angle- degrees

The lighting in this image depicts that of a fall sunset in Vermont because these sunsets are known for being purple and orange, while also being soft and not to bright. This image shows gentle purple lighting at the top fading into orange, which represent the sun that would cast an orange hue around the model.

Spring Sunrise in Montauk

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Cyc Light

Top:

  • AP 4700 Intensity-Full
  • AP 4870 Intensity- 27%

Bottom

  • AP 7400 Inensity-31%
  • AP 6600 Intensity 21%

Model Light

  • Top Center AP 4720 Intensity-71% Angle-90 degrees
  • Left Top AP 3230 Intensity -22% Angle 43 degrees AP 2190 Intensity-37% Angle 61 degrees
  • Right Top AP 3230 Intensity -22% Angle 43 degrees AP 2190 Intensity-37% Angle 61 degrees

The lighting in this image depicts that of a spring sunrise in Montauk perfectly since at the beginning of a sunrise the orange glow of the sun is at the horizon and the sky always appears a hazy blue color, which is done in this image. The model is also illuminated with a slight orange tint since in the early morning the color of the sun cast soft light on anything in sight.

Noon on a hot Summer day in Hawaii

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Cyc Light

Top:

  • G841 Intesntiy-89%

Bottom:

  • G815 Intensity 37%
  • G842 Intensity- Full

Model Light

  • Back (either side of center) AP 37150 Intensity-Full Angle- 21 degrees
  • Top (either side of center) AP 7200 Intensity – 48% Angle- 51 degrees
  • Direct Back AP 7250 Intensity- 98% Angle- 54 degrees

The lighting depicts that Hawaii in the middle of the day because at that time of day the sky is usually a clear and a bright blue color. The model in this image in glowing a yellow- orange color in order to represent the glow the intense Hawaii sun gives off.

Winter Afternoon in Maine 

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Cyc Light

Top

  • AP 2010 Intensity- Full
  • AP 2310 Intensity- 21%
  • AP 2000 Intensity- 28%

Bottom

  • AP 2330 Intensity- Full

Model Light

  • Side AP 3220 Intensity- Full Angle AP 3200 Intensity- Full Angle- 27 degrees
  • Top Side (either side of center) AP 3200 Intensity 73% Angle- 51%
  • Top AP 2000 Intensity 73% Angle- 90 degrees
  • Direct Back AP 2310 Intensity 61% Angle-54 degrees

This is a representation of a winter afternoon in Maine; the sky is a grey-blue color the way the sky when it snows. The lighting is very cool to give the feeling of winter.

Virtual Light Lab Assignment

Malibu Sunset

malibu

This warm gradient reminds me of the sunset of a cool season in a hot place like Malibu. The colors I used are not hot enough to evoke a summertime feeling. I avoided intense reds or oranges and tried to blend softer warm shades. I tried to put the blues of the top and the pinks and oranges of the bottom on the model at different angles to immerse her in the fading sunlight.

AP2190 75%

27 Degree Elevation

In the light lab:

12 feet above the deck, 12 feet stage right of model, Direct sidelight to model, 13 foot throw

 

AP4500 64%

48 Degree Elevation, 37 Degree side

In the light lab:

17 feet above the deck, 6 feet stage right of model, 8 feet downstage of model, 15 feet throw

 

G810 50%

52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree back angle

Light lab:

17 feet above the deck, 3 feet stage left of model, 8 feet upstage of model, 14 foot throw

 

G160 60%

48 degree elevation, 37 degree side

Light lab:

17 feet above deck, 6 feet stage left of model, 8 feet downstage of model, 15 foot throw

 

AP7850 50%

0 degree elevation, 6 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model, Direct sidelight to model, 12 foot throw

 

CYC: G842 30%

L075 75%

L019 15%

R21 51%

 

Lower: L075 25%

RED 75%

G315 83%

L036 30%

 

Mexico

MexicoLight

The lighting I used for this is simple and bright. The blue sky is cloudless like the sky normally is in Mexico. Beachy daylight can be seen around the bottom which reminds me of sand. There are only two lights in the cyc because the colors of summer are generally less dynamic than the colors of fall or spring when the sun is out. I chose to shine a lot of light on the model since the sun is so bright.

 

NC 50%

27 degree elevation, 12 feet above deck, 12 feet stage right

Direct sidelight, 13 foot throw

 

G882 FULL

48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle

17 feet above above the deck, 6 feet stage right of model

8 feet downstage of model, 15 foot throw

 

L101 73%

48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle

17 feet above the deck, 6 feet stage left of model

8 feet downstage of model, 15 foot throw

 

RE007 FULL

27 degree elevation angle, 12 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model, Direct sidelight to model

13 foot throw

 

New England Winter

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I think of dull colors when I think winter in New England. It was challenging to not make the lighting look like death. It still kind of look like death but I was going for an overcast setting, so I used a soft shade of blue and some grays. Downstage of the model is a cream-colored light so that she is illuminated but doesn’t blend into the backdrop and look like a ghost.

 

R07, 75%

37 degree elevation angle, 15 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model, Direct sidelight to model, 15 foot throw

 

G885 FULL

54 degree elevation

Direct back light

 

In the light lab:

17 feet above the deck, Centered on model

8 feet downstage of model, 14 foot throw

 

G842 75%

27 degree elevation angle, 12 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model, Direct sidelight to model, 13 foot throw

 

L258, 25%

-37 degree elevation angle, direct back light

0 feet above the deck, Centered on model

8 feet downstage of model, 10 foot throw

 

Maine Sunrise

 maine

This effectively portrays the mood of a Maine sunrise because the pink and blue gradient looks like the sky at dawn and the atmosphere is cool like Maine. The pink is not too warm. It reminds me of a fresh start.

AP500 75%

51 degree elevation angle

 

In the light lab:

17 feet above the deck, 9 feet stage right of model

Direct sidelight to model, 14 foot throw

 

AP830 50%

54 degree elevation

direct back light (it’s a front light…VLL got confused)

 

Light lab:

10 feet above the deck, Centered on model

16 feet downstage of model, 16 foot throw

 

AP7630 FULL

43 Degree elevation, 17 feet above the deck, 12 feet stage left of model

Direct sidelight to model, 16 foot throw

Virtual Light Lab: Four Seasons

Virtual Light Lab Project

*All angle information came from the “Show Info” function on VVL.

1. Fall Sunset in Vermont.

Screen Shot 2014-04-16 at 12.32.42 PM

 

Top Cyc Lights:

-NC at 50%.

-RE164 (Flame Red) at Full Intensity.

-G510 (No Color Straw) at 30%.

Bottom Cyc Lights:

-NC at 75%.

-L767 (Oklahoma Yellow) at Full Intensity

Model Lighting:

-RE164 (Flame Red), 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle, backlight from stage right at full intensity.

-L767 (Oklahoma Yellow), 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree back angle, backlight from stage right at 50% intensity.

-NC, 43 degree elevation angle, sidelight from stage right at 25% intensity.

-NC, 27 degree elevation angle, sidelight from stage right at 25% intensity.

The shadings used in this photo are used to depict what a sunset in Vermont would look like. A red and a yellow light is shone in the direction the sun is facing representing the warm beams that the sun can create. They fit in with the tree just losing it’s leaves in the autumn. The two faintly lit white lights are used to show that the atmosphere around sunsets aren’t completely bereft of light. The colors used in the backdrop gives a warm feeling that a sunset would normally evoke.

2. Spring Sunrise in New England.

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Top Cyc Lights:

-NC at 50%.

-RE007 (Pale Yellow) at 25%

-RE101 (Yellow) at Full Intensity.

Bottom Cyc Lights:

-NC at 50%.

-RE019 (Fire) at Full Intensity.

-RE141 (Bright Blue) at 90% Intensity.

Model Lighting:

-R22 (Deep Amber), 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle, backlight from stage right at full intensity.

-RE104 (Deep Amber), 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree back angle, backlight from stage right at full intensity.

-NC, 0 degree elevation angle, sidelight from stage right at 50% intensity.

-NC, 0 degree elevation angle, sidelight from stage left at 50% intensity.

-RE141 (Bright Blue), -19 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle, backlight from stage right at 20% intensity.

The colors and lighting in this photo depicts a spring sunrise in New England. The warm atmosphere of the beach exhibits features of what spring can look like in the New England. The dark clouds above could possibly show an April shower about to occur. The red and yellow lighting comes from the angle the sun is rising from as it hits the subjects with and amber-ish glow. The two uncolored lights on the side represent the lighting around them. Just because there is one light source in the picture doesn’t mean everything around them is shrouded in shadow. The faint light on their feet is to show the very dim and blue glow upon their feet. The red and the deep golden amber in the backdrop give an aura of what a sunrise would give while the blue and red exhibit the light on the floor of the beach.

3. Noon on a hot Summer day in Brazil.

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Top Cyc Lights:

-NC at 90%.

-R4560 (CalColor 60 Yellow) at Full Intensity.

Bottom Cyc Lights:

-NC at 30%.

-R4560 (CalColor 60 Yellow) at 75%.

-G120 (Bright Pink) at Full Intensity.

Model Lighting:

-NC, 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle, backlight on stage left at full intensity.

-RE5336 (Aztec Gold), 43 degree elevation angle, sidelight on stage left at 50% intensity.

-RE5336 (Aztec Gold), 61 degree elevation angle, sidelight on stage left at 75% intensity.

-RE452 (One Sixteenth White), -19 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle, front light on stage left at 65% intensity.

-RE452 (One Sixteenth White), 54 degree elevation angle direct backlight, front light center stage at full intensity.

-RE452 (One Sixteenth White), 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle, front light stage right at 50% intensity.

 

The shadow angle and sheer brightness in this picture shows what Noon would look like on a hot summer day in Brail. The backdrop exhibits shades of bright pink and pale yellow. These two color combine to create a wonderful shade of white that still exhibits colors of heat. The gold and white colors shine down from the back of the subject casting a bright beam of sunny colors as the sun is at it’s highest peek. The gold represents the sun and the white represents the light the sun emits. This beam of light creates a shadow in front of the subject. The shadow points in the same direction as the lady’s in the picture. The other white lights around the subject exhibit the quality of light that would shine around the subject. They are used to make just there are few shadows around the subject.

4. Winter Afternoon in Alaska.

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Top Cyc Lights:

-NC at 50%.

-AP6500 (Bikini Yellow) at 30%.

-G770 (Christel Blue) at Full Intensity.

Bottom Cyc Lights:

-NC at 75%.

-G920 (Pale Lavender) at 50%.

Model Lighting:

-NC, 54 degree elevation angle direct back light, front light center stage at 65% intensity.

-AP3300 (Whispering Lavender), 54 degree elevation angle direct back light, backlight center stage at full intensity.

-AP4800 (Ice Blue), 37 degree back angle, 56 degree back angle, backlight on stage left at full intensity.

-AP4800 (Ice Blue), 37 degree back angle, 56 degree back angle, backlight on stage right at full intensity.

The shadows and cool colors here, represent the winter chill of an afternoon in Alaska. The backdrop uses white and blue on the top to simulate the chill of a winter. Yellow is mixed in with these colors to represent the light of the sun. Pale lavender is used to mix in with the white to give a shadow-like feel. There is use of icy blue colors and lavender, not because of the light but because it adds to the shadow effect that a sun would create at his time of day. The white front light represents the light that would still be around him. In this time of day, his entire body wouldn’t be completely surrounded by darkness.

1) Fall Sunset in Vermont

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Top Cyc Lights:

  • R39, 50%
  • R4460, Full
  • R83, Full

Bottom Cyc Lights:

  • R21, 50%
  • R25, 75%
  • R14, 50%
  • R83, Full

Model Lighting:

  • 35 degree, top center backlight, no color, 50%
  • 48 degree, backlight SR, R64, 25%
  • 42 degree, backlight SR, R64.25%
  • 48 degree, backlight SL, R20. 75%
  • 42 degree, backlight SL, R20, 75%

The backdrop is lit to bring out the rich colors of a fall sunset. The people are lit from behind to show the fading sun’s last rays of warm amber coming from the Stage Left. And from stage right, a soft blue is coming in as the night skies begin to overtake the amber sun light.

2) Spring Sunrise in New England

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Top cyc lights:

  • R13, 24%
  • R21, 25%
  • R11, 25%
  • R65, Full

Bottom Cyc lights:

  • R13, 43%
  • R22, 50%
  • R11, 50%

Model Lighting:

  • 56 degree, top side lighting, SR, No color 50%
  • 48 degree, top side lighting, SR, No color 80%
  • 2 56 degree, back side lighting, SR, R14, 50%
  • 3 56 degree, back side lighting, SR, R14, 75%
  • 3 56 degree, back side lighting, SL, R67, 50%

To recreate a rising New England sun I used  yellows and hints of red at the bottom of the cyc. On the top portion of cyc I used blues as the incoming sunlight lighting up the sky for the beginning of the day. To light my model I used a lot of side backlighting because the sun is still at a low point and behind her. I used ambers coming in from SR because that is where the sun is coming from. The SL side of my model is more in shadow as the main source of light is coming from SR.

3) Noon on a hot Summer day in Brazil

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Top Cyc Lights:

  • R65, Full
  • R310, 50%

Bottom Cyc Lights:

  • R09, Full

Model Lights:

  • 43 degrees, top back light, SR, R61, 25%
  • 48 degrees, top side light, SR R61, 50%
  • 75 degrees, top back lighting, Center, No color , 25%
  • 54 degree, top lighting, R06, Center, Full
  • 75 degree, top lighting, No color, Center, 25%
  • 48 degree, top side lighting, R13, SL, 50%
  • 43 degree, top back lighting, R13 SL, 25%

I recreated noon on a hot summer day by using a light of bright colors. At noon the sun is at it’s highest point and casts the leas amount of shadow. My models are brightly lit with hints of blue and amber to show the reflecting light off of the ocean and sand. Also their shadows are underneath them which reflects the top lighting signifying the high sun.

4) Winter Afternoon in Alaska

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Top Cyc Lights:

  • R06, 25%
  • R68, Full

Bottom Cyc Lights:

  • R55, 50%
  • R71, Full
  • R53 Full

Model Lighting:

  • 56 degrees, top side lighting, SR, R63, 25%
  • 2 56 degree, bottom side lighting, SR, No color, 25%
  • 3 foot lights, Center Stage, No color, 25%
  • 2 bottom side lights, SL , No color, 25%
  • 48 degree, back lighting SL, R67, 50%
  • 48 degree, top side lighting, SL, R67, 50%
  • 43 degree, top side lighting, SL, R13, 25%
  • 56 degree, top side lighting, SL. R13, 25%
  • 37 degree, top side lighting, SL, R13 50%
  • 2 bottom side lights, SL, No color, 25%

I recreated a Winter afternoon in Alaska by using a light of bright lights. The sun is reflecting off of a lot of snow and is reflecting and hitting the models from all around from low angles.

 

Virtual Light Lab: Four Seasons

 

1)Fall Sunset in Vermont

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In this scene, I recreated a fall sunset in Vermont. The warm hues of ambers, golds and reds created here are like the colors of the trees and of the sky.

Cyc Lights Top Light  AP 2190 50%, AP6800 50%, AP2180 50% Bottom Light AP 2180 50%, AP1800 25%, AP7600 50%, AP8350 50%                                                                                                                Model Lighting AP7600 (2)(50% 0 degrees SR and SL side light), AP4300 (2)(Full 20 degrees SR and SL side light), AP2280 (25% direct center foot light), AP1800 (2)(50% 45 degrees SR and SL top light), AP5960 (2)(full 60 degrees SR and SL top light), AP5960 (2)(60 degrees SR and SL front light)

 

 

2)Spring Sunrise in New England

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This scene shows a typical New England spring morning. It has deep blues which give a cold, morning chill to the picture, but warm yellows in the background, rising with the sun to burn away the morning mist.

Cyc Lights: Top Light AP4630 75%, AP6800 50%, AP6900 25%, AP3520 25% Bottom Light AP4630 50%, AP 6140 50%, AP4100 full   Model Lighting:  AP4850 (50% SR 30 degrees side light), AP4250 (75% SR 30 degrees side light), AP4250 (25% SR 20 degrees side light), AP4270 (50% SR 20 degrees side light), AP4100 (50% SR 45 degrees top light (2)), AP4350 (25%, direct top light), AP6400 (50% SL 50 degrees top light (3)), R3407 (50% SL 45 degrees top light), R3443 (50%  50 degrees SL top light), AP4630 (50% 30 degrees SL side light), AP4100 (50% 30 degrees SL side light)

 

 

3) Noon on a hot Brazilian Day

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This picture shows a steamy Brazilian jungle. At high noon, the light would be filtering through the leaves, looking green and yellow and textured.

Cyc Lights: Top Light AP7770 full, AP6800 50%, AP4950 full Bottom Light AP 8250 50%, AP5600 50%, R39 50%, AP2190 50%             Model Lighting: AP 7800 (full 10 degrees SR side light), AP5800 (50% 45 degrees SR side light), AP5940 (50% 5o degrees SR top light), (AP 7800 (full direct top light), AP7150 (full 60 degrees front light with texture template), AP7350 (full 60 degrees SL front light with texture template), AP5500 (full 50 degrees SL side light), AP7350 (50% 30 degrees SL side light), AP5940 (50% 10 degrees SL side light)

4)Winter Afternoon in Alaska

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This scene depicts a cold, wintry afternoon in Alaska. I tried to recreate the harsh lighting that would be reflecting off of the snow and the cold darkness that would be setting in.

Cyc Lights: Top Light AP3400 50%, AP2080 full, AP2240 50%, Bottom Light AP4720 50%, AP3300 75%, AP4600 25%                  Model Lighting: AP4800 (50% 20 degrees SR side light), AP3350 (75% 50 degrees SR side light), AP8600 (25% 60 degrees SR front light), AP2080 (50% 50 degrees direct front light), AP2080 (full 45 degrees direct front light), AP4750 (25% 60 degrees SL front light), AP3350 (75% 50 degrees SL side light), AP4800 (50% 20 degrees SL side light)