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Theatre Fundamentals: Stage Lighting
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Indiana U Audio-Visual Center
[motion picture] Explains and demonstrates four properties of light (intensity, distribution, angle, and color) and their functions in stage lighting:  to reinforce the dramatic atmosphere, to create selective visibility, to accent forms and characters, to promote effective motivation, and to enhance composition on stage.  Observes a lighting director, working with the dramatic director and other members of the production staff, preparing a detailed lighting plan designed for a particular facility.  Shows implementation of the plan including hanging, testing, and adjusting the lights; and programming the control panel. Considers the special individual needs posed by proscenium, thrust, and arena stages.
IUL Moving Image Archive
IUL Moving Image Archive