In Lighting Design, the skills that will be measured are:
An understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a lighting designer and the technology/equipment to implement and support the design
The ability to present and explain design choices.
An understanding of the artistic and practical constraints which impact lighting design
An understanding of the relationship of lighting design to a unifying concept
The ability to carry out research into style, period, locale, and genre of the play
1. Only one entrant may be involved in the design. No collaborations are permitted.
2. Theoretical or realized designs are acceptable.
3. The entrant must prepare a presentation no longer than 8 minutes, with an additional 4-minute Q&A summarizing the work with connections to concept, collaboration, and design decision making. The overall presentation and Q & A session may not exceed 12 minutes.
The presentation should include:
o Light Plot (1/4″ or 1/2″ = 1′0″ and no larger than 24″ x 36″) which may be rolled, folded, or mounted, indicating:
o Color medium
o Set and masking
o Lighting positions with labels
o Type of instrument
o Unit numbers
o Special instruments (LED, moving lights, foggers, hazers, fans, relays, etc.)
o Instrument key
o Title block including:
· Show title
· Drawn by
An artifact binder must include a complete set of the following materials:
• A one-page design statement summarizing:
o Research done on recurring themes/motifs, given circumstances of the play, author, and previous productions. (These could include notes, articles, sketches, photographs, colors, etc.)
o Theme of the play
o Unifying design concept
o Script requirements
o Sources of inspiration
o Uses of color
o Techniques used within the design
o Reflections on the process.
• Instrument schedule.
• Magic sheet/cheat sheet.
• Sample color media used with explanations of choices.
• Description of 3 light cues organized by act and scene with a stated purpose for the cue and planned timing of the cue. Include a description of the use of intensity, color, movement, directionality, and/or quality of light to communicate to an audience both meaning and emotions during the scene.
Three light renderings that include a description of the use of intensity, color, movement, directionality, and/or quality of light to communicate to an audience both meaning and emotions during the scene.
• If the production was realized, photos should be included.