Unit Three: Lighting the Scene

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Selective Visability
Created by illuminating what the lighting director wants the audience to see, and hiding what he or she does not want the audience to see.
Reflector Boards
Can be used to change the direction of the light that flows from a particular source when filming, particularly the sun when filming outside.
Top Lighting
Lighting coming from above a person or an object, usually in order to outline the upper areas of the figure or to separate it more clearly from the background
Low angle lighting
Can display a change in mood, suggest night time. Also called under-lighting. Used most frequently in suspense films
Three Point Lighting
Three sources of light: Key light to illuminate person or object, back lighting to pick out the person or object from the background, and fill lighting that minimizes shadows
Halogen Light
A steady and bright light. Most commonly used in film.
Lighting Board
Dimmer control panel for all the lights in the theatre
Gobo
A thin metal template with a pattern punched out; attached to a lighting instrument to create patterned or textured lighting effects
Gel
Light cover that adds color. In film they are used to change the direction of the light.
Fresnel
A hard light thats lightweight and easily focused
Ellipsoidal reflector
A conventional spotlight that throws a sharp, concentrated light and allows for the shaping of the beam with shutters is called a(n)
Striplights
Series of connected lights located overhead or in the wings; usually used to bathe the stage in light; also light border. Used behind the actors
Floodlights
Lights that illuminate broad areas of the stage. Great for scenery or backgrounds

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