Teach basic stage lighting without hauling tons of gear into the classroom. Host Michael Lamirand, Theater Director at Ball State University, examines common types of lighting units, reviews light boards and accessories, provides basic principles of electricity and shows how to lay out and read a light plot. He then demonstrates the hanging, circuiting and focussing of the lighting instruments. Gels, accessories and lighting safety are also covered. Tricks and techniques are divulged which are used to extremely difficult effects while maximizing the number of takes each day. The accompanying teacher's guide includes a program outline, sample light plot and lighting schedule, illustrated glossary of lighting symbols, sample quiz and bibliography.
"A good nuts and bolts program." - Professor Keith Ellison, West Georgia College