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Mar 08

Lights in Kenan

This week I worked with some of the students in Mr. Kavanagh’s Technical Theatre class to test out how some ellipsoidal lights would look in different places in Kenan. I work with three different lenses (36 degrees, 26 degrees, and 19 degrees), and we tested them in three different locations (the catwalk, the balcony and the SR alcove). These are my notes from that.

From the balcony

36°- hung in the center SR of the projector

Too big- hits above and below the stage

26 °- hung in the center SR of the projector

Too big- hits above and below the stage

19°- hung in the center SR of the projector

Big- hits end of the stage (still on the stage) to just under most upstage black curtains

Width: 295 inches

Egg shaped (angle is weird)

Alcove- SR

36°- hung on the second beam side closest to the wall in the center

Too big- hit the opposite wall and spilled offstage to the audience

26°- hung on the 3rd beam on side closest to wall in the center

Oval shape and hits midstage right around proscenium then goes to offstage left

Width: 219 inches and height: 40 ft

19°- hung on the second beam side  closest to the wall at in the middle

Oval/egg shape and angled so hitting  around the proscenium and middle of SL

Width: 134 inches and height: 286 inches

Catwalk

36°- hung slightly SR on the bottom beam in the center

Egg shaped, hits end of stage to a little bit of the upstage black curtain

Width:  23ft 10 inches and height: 37 ft and 2 inches

 

26°- hung slightly SR on the bottom beam in the center

Oval shape- from a little bit before the end of stage to almost hitting the black curtain

Width: 17 ft 3 inches and height: 26 ft 8 inches

19°- hung slightly SR on the bottom beam in the center

Oval shape- only hits the stage

Width: 150.5 inches and height 249 inches

 

While doing this I released I didn’t know much about the different types of lights so I did some outside research. I started by focusing on reading about ellipsoidal, but I also looked into other types of lights. These are the websites i used to read up on the lights.

https://www3.northern.edu/wild/litedes/ld05.htm

http://www.stagelightingprimer.com/index.html?slfs-fixtures.html&2

http://www.theatrecrafts.com/pages/home/topics/lighting/types-of-lantern/

https://www.vls.com/the-differences-between-fixtures

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