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Lighting Designer

EXPECTATIONS OF THE STUDENT LIGHTING DESIGNER

1. The lighting designer will discuss the play with the director concerning conceptual and technical requirements of lighting for the play. It is expected that the designer will thoroughly read the play and make notes about questions or ideas pertaining to the script before this meeting.

2.  Design ideas and color suggestions should be communicated to the Director using some combination of storyboards, sketches, painted renderings, computer simulations, collages, or photographs. These must meet with the approval of the Director, and faculty Lighting Designer/Technical Supervisor according to schedule.

3. The lighting designer is expected to be at every production meeting to discuss any changes that may develop in the production. The lighting designer must stay abreast of all changes in scenery and costumes and color or textures which may change any of the lighting aspects.

4. A ground plan and center line section will be delivered to the lighting designer by the scenic designer as soon as it is available.

5. The lighting designer will produce a light plot and instrument schedule complete with instrument type, location, color, circuits, and dimmer information.

6. The lighting designer will direct in the hanging and focusing of all instruments. It is expected that the lighting designer will make all possible efforts to meet hanging and focusing schedules. Hanging and focusing schedules will be decided by the technical director.

7. The lighting designer will meet with the board operator, director and stage manager at a "dry tech" to set cues. When possible, the lighting designer should schedule time prior to the dry tech and technical rehearsals to set pictures.

8. The lighting designer will be present at all technical and dress rehearsals. The lighting designer should be on headset and work to perfect the look and function of the design to the abilities of the crews and equipment involved.

9. The lighting designer will work with the master electrician to make any changes required in the plot to suit the design.

10. The lighting designer is encouraged to attend opening night.

11. All designers are expected to participate in strike night.

by Alderson, James M last modified Apr 17, 2011 12:30 AM