Lighting Design Coursework

Assignment 1, a still frame image from a moment of transformation in a fairy tale containing one actor. Actor credit to Daniel Kingsley.

Rumpelstiltskin, a name discovered. “In his anger, he plunged his right foot so deep into the earth that his whole leg went in and then in rage he pulled at his leg so hard with both hands that he tore himself in two.”

I custom carved the name gobo used in this design.

Rumpel3Rumpelstiltskin Lighting 2.4.2015Rumpel2


Assignment 2, a still frame image of a scene between 2 characters in Romeo & Juliet. Act I Sc. ii “I’ll go along, no such sight to be shown.” Actor credits, Grayson Harlow as Romeo and Hawk Haines as Benvolio.

When creating this design, I focused in part on creating lively water out of light, and the interplay of actual stage action and its juxtaposition with opposing shadows. Notice in the picture that even though Benvolio looks up to Romeo, the shadows of his warmth show that he is in fact leading Romeo. Apologies, the set for a main stage show went up between when I focused my lights and when I was able to document my work.

whole pictureBenvolioWater


Final assignment, a light show to music. I was challenged with the idea of making a humorous light show and I primarily focused on having the lights communicate ideas to an audience as more of a character than we may typically allow in the theater.

Co-Designed with Chelsea Dickens

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