Lesson 3 - Lighting Design

The final lesson in a series on theatre design spotlights how lighting is incorporated into a production. After watching videos that focus on lighting fixtures and their positioning, individuals create a basic design plan for a scene, listing any gels or gobos employed, and annotate their plan to explain their choices of colors, angles, and fixtures.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Arrange for class members to experiment with the lighting fixtures available to them
Classroom Considerations

  • Third a three-part series designed for theatre arts classes
  • Presumes learners are familiar the various lighting fixtures and functions, gels,
  • The video for the Domino Light Show is blocked on copyright grounds
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Includes a video of the lighting plot for Wicked 
Cons

  • None