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Virtual Light Lab Project

I chose my inspiration picture as it has an interesting contrast of the orange and the purple.  It has the feeling of Fall in that it has romantic warm colors, and the way the woman is lit is similar to the background but with less harsh warms and a light cool to make her look more real.  The lighting has a richer version of purple than the inspiration as it better exemplifies the rich feeling of Fall.

Model:

  • AP2190 Full

37-degree elevation angle

15 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

Direct sidelight to model

  • G290 Full

54-degree elevation angle

Direct backlight

17 feet above the deck

Centered on model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G855 60%

37-degree elevation angle

15 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

Direct sidelight to model

  • AP3250 67%

37-degree elevation angle

56-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

8 feet downstage of model

Backdrop

  • Top

R385 Full

AP2190 47%

  • Bottom

L158 40%

R2001 Full

R2003 17%

Springtime is a very romantic time of year, so the colors I found in this image of a Spring sunrise on Long Island fit that idea perfectly.  The subtle pink melding in the bluish sky gives off an impression of warmth that isn’t overpowering.  The sweetness of the lighting evokes the romantic time of springtime along with the bright energy of the emerging morning.

Model

  • L130 39%

23-degree elevation angle

56-degree side angle

12 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G720 52%

43-degree elevation angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

Direct sidelight to model

  • AP7300 45%

42-degree elevation angle

48-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

  • AP7900 69%

54-degree elevation angle

Direct backlight

17 feet above the deck

Centered on model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G870 29%

42-degree elevation angle

48-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

9 feet stage left of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • AP7800 66%

37-degree elevation angle

15 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

Direct sidelight to model

 

Backdrop

  • Top

AP2140 91%

AP2090 Full

  • Bottom

AP7670 59%

AP2220

A hot summer day in New England means there are no clouds in the sky and everything is too bright.  The harshness of the day is reflected in the far too bright sky, and the lighting itself makes you want to be wearing sunglasses.

Model

  • L013 29%

37-degree elevation angle

15 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

Direct sidelight to model

  • G720 63%

52-degree elevation angle

21-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

3 feet stage left of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G820 31%

42-degree elevation angle

48-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

9 feet stage left of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G870 65%

29-degree elevation angle

37-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

16 feet downstage of model

 

Backdrop

  • Top

G785 84%

AP2090 27%

  • Bottom

G515 Full

G720 Full

An afternoon in the Winter of Alaska consists of a dark blue sky with an orange tint of the sun reflecting off the land.  It’s almost a sunset but the sun doesn’t alter the sky yet and simply adds a glow to the land.

Models

  • AP7330 58%

29-degre elevation angle

37 degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

16 feet downstage of model

  • AP620 16%

32 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

15 feet above the deck

12 fet stage right of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • AP4830 79%

37 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • AP4500 50%

43 degree elevation angle

17 feet above the deck 12 feet stage right of model

direct sidelight to model

  • AP7350 79%

43 degree elevation angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

direct sidelight to model

 

Backdrop

  • Top

AP7570 14%

AP2090 86%

  • Bottom

AP7330 31%

AP4800 68%

Light Observation #4

  1. February 21 at 3:30pm on Oak Bridge in Central Park.
  2. The sun had not yet begun to set, but the sky had gotten a bit darker since midday, and the sky was white and light grayish-blue. The sky shone through the trees and reflected the city skyline onto the ripples of the water in the lake below.
  3. The sky seemed tired as it slowly faded into a melancholy blue and gray. But it still had enough energy to peer through the dark, gnarly and barren trees and to breathe life into ripples of the water below. The city skyline calmly watched itself in the slow, even movement of the lake as blue and gray and purple and brown and white melded together in a dry winter afternoon haze.

Sunset

1)  Photo taken by Rebecca Meyers on December 10, 2016 at Hofstra University

2) Sunrise/Sunset

3) I was walking back from the gym one day and the light from this gorgeous sunset touched my face, filling my heart with a sense of joy and hope. The colors filled me with warmth and I no longer shook with cold. Sunsets have always brought me joy and this one was no exception.

Light Lab, 4 seasons

Fall Sunset in Vermont

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I included these different colors because when i think of a sunrise i see a picture of darkness that starts at the top and the colors become to change and become brighter as you look down the cyc. I also took some mental pictures that i have when i saw sunsets in Vermont.

Cyc Lights:

Top: G889 at Full

Bottom: G460 at 21%, AP8350 at full and G480 at 42%

Model Lights:

AP6800 at full, -19 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle(2x)

AP76000 at full, 0 degree elevation level, 56 degree back angle(2x)

NC at full, 23 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle (2x)

NC at full, with texture, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree back angle (2x)

NC at full, 54 degree elevation angle, direct back light

NC at full, 90 degree elevation angle

 

A Spring Sunrise in Montauk

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This reminds me of the sunrise because right before the sun comes up there are beautiful shades of red and blue that fill up the sky. In this picture the sun is starting to come up that is why she is lit the way she is. She is lit in all white to show the brightness of the sun.

Cyc Lights:

Top: NC at 18%, AP3520 at Full

Bottom: NC at 13%, AP8320 at 75%, AP6300 at 20%

Model Lighting:

NC at full, 0 degree elevation angle

NC at full, 0 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle

NC at half, -19 degree elevation, 56 degree side angle

NC at full, -23 elevation angle

NC at full, -19 degree elevation, 56 degree back angle

 

Noon on a Hot Summer Day in Hawaii

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When i think of a hot summer day in Hawaii i immediately go to the beach. I lit my actors like they were at the beach with the backdrop being the sky that is right over the water. There are some turquoise colors that are on the cyc that show how tropical the area is.

Cyc Lights:

Top: AP1900 at Full

Bottom: AP4900 at 57%, AP4950 at 75%, AP3450 at 75%

Model Lights:

NC at 25%, 23 elevation angle, 56 degree back angle

NC at 50%, 32 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle

NC at full, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle

NC at 50%, 14 degree elevation angle, direct backlight

NC at full, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree back angle

NC at 50%, 0 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle

AP3540 at full, -19 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle

 

Winter Afternoon in Maine

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To me, winter in Maine could be very beautiful. There are still blue skies that have some white in it because of the light reflecting off the snow. This man is walking on a very cold day with snow on the ground

Cyc Lights:

Top: NC at 25%, AP4680 at Full

Bottom: NC at 75%, AP2310 at 25%

Model Lights

NC at 50%, 0 degree elevation angle. 56 degree back angle

NC at 50%, 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle

NC at 50%, 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree back angle

NC at 75%, 54 degree elevation angle, direct back light

NC at 50%, 23 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle

 

 

 

 

 

Light Observation 4

  1. Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 – Constitution Hall
  2. After days of snow and one day of rain, the sun is setting on the fog-shrouded trees of campus, and what would normally be a not-very-vibrant winter sunset is instead bright and colorful.
  3. As though it were verification that though global warming might kill us all, but at least we’ll still have a few pretty things, the sun refracted through the water left in the air after rain melted the snow from yet another blizzard days before, casting rays of light and hope through the fog rising from among the trees.

Photo Observation

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Photo Credit: http://imgur.com/gallery/J5HmrrW

Theme: Hot

Description: I was amazed when I saw this picture, and it was even more impressive when I zoomed in on it. The way the orange sunlight filters through the clouds makes it look as if the sky is on fire, and few things in the world are hotter than fire. The stark contrast of the bright sky against the dark, quiet forest almost gives you the illusion that you’re standing on a mountain observing an enormous forest fire far away – but it’s just an optical illusion, which makes it particularly cool (or should I say hot) … (sorry for the lame joke.)

Stuck in a surreal moment

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Photo by Rych

Theme: Surreal

This is a photo of a Poland Spring delivery truck stuck in the snow outside my house. I took this photo because the moment had a strange feeling to it that reminded me of a a Gregory Crewdson photo. The arrangement of light and color along with the position of the people and vehicles gave this a surreal vibe for me.

Virtual Light Lab Assignment

Malibu Sunset

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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

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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

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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

Happy: Christmas Eve, circa 1999

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I’m one of the least domestic people you will ever meet … Which is strange, because when I think of “happy” lighting, I get imprints from my childhood of Christmas Eve night — with the tree lit up, a fire burning in the fireplace, and maybe the glow of a ’90s television playing The Santa Clause or Charlie Brown’s Christmas. I feel safe, carefree, hopeful for the presents to come the next day, and all the delicious food that my aunts and uncles would inevitably bring over the next day. Before I became painfully conscious of Christmas “materialism” that Charlie Brown so hated, or of the tensions in my family between this and that relative. I had not yet experienced loss or guilt. All I cared about in that moment was the warm glow of the fire and the Christmas lights, and how this lighting made our shag carpet warmer and cooshier than it would be on any other night.

Lighting Observation

2/17/15, 11:30pm, Intramural Fields

It was a FREEZING night as I walked back to Colonial Square from rehearsal. The intramural fields were quite a sight: Freezing rain had poured on the already snowy fields earlier that day. The result was an expanse of shiny, glazed-looking ground, riddled with footprints. 3 large lights on the field shown on the sorbet floor, which reflected their light all the way to the edge where the snow met the sidewalk. It looked welcoming but also deceptive: Three trails were lit to walk across the intramural fields, but anyone who fell for the trick of the lighting would no doubt slip and fall flat on his face.