7-Day IN PERSON Workshop in Lighting Design for High School Students
We are offering a free IN-PERSON course in design for current High School Students this summer from July 26 – August 2 in Manhattan. Targeted at Rising Juniors and Seniors currently studying in High School, this seven-day course will include hands-on work with working professional lighting designers, a visit to see a New York show and tour backstage, and culminating in a public showing of the work accomplished during the workshop.
Course availability is strictly limited. Applications are open to students studying at all High Schools. Priority will be given to students in US Title 1 Public High Schools.
This program is sponsored by:
Hemsley Lighting Programs, ETC, 4 Wall Entertainment, PRG, The Chelsea Factory, The Joyce Theater Foundation, Lighting and Sound America, Available Light, Theater Projects, the Lighting Design Group LDG, Mickey Rolfe, Brad Schiller, Al Crawford, Rosco, SSD Board Members, and many other generous donors. We appreciate your support!
Mark Stanley, Clifton Taylor, Stacey Boggs, Cat Cusick, Emmanuel DelGado, Venus Gulbranson, Lee Magadini, Tyler Micoleau, and Guests
Wednesday, July 26: Day 1
10:00 – 12:45 Musical Freethinking; Functions and Qualities of Light; Angles of Light
12:45 – 1:30 Lighting and Sound America Lunch with Lee Magadini
1:30 – 4:00 Hands-on Drawing Light; Hands-on Sessions: Lighting Angle
Thursday, July 27: Day 2
10:00 – 12:45 Color and Light; Magic Sheets
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch with Author and Intelligent Light Expert Brad Schiller
1:30 – 4:00 Professional Practice in Hanging and Focusing Lights; Light Distribution; Hands-on Workshops in Lighting Storytelling
Friday, July 28: Day 3
10:00 – 12:45 Lighting Movement: Kinetics and Rhythms
12:45 – 1:30 PRG Lunch with Lighting Designer, Television Lighting Director, and Educator Kevin Lawson
1:30 – 4:00 Introduction to Programming; Professional Practice in Technical Drawing: Light Plots, Sections, and Paperwork
Saturday, July 29: Day 4
10:00 – 11:45 Careers in Light; Resumes; Colleges
11:45 – 12:30 Available Light Lunch with Ted Mather
12:30 – 4:00 Capturing Natural Light (Photographic Workshop); See a professional show
Sunday, July 30
Day off from Workshop
Monday, July 31: Day 5
10:00 – 12:45 A visual lighting journal; Drawing Light and Color; Visual Composition; Lighting the Human Form
12:45 – 1:30 ETC Lunch with Theatre Consultant Josephine Márquez
1:30 – 4:00 Programming the console: Tracking; Key, Fill, and Extended Key Lights
Tuesday, August 1: Day 6
10:00 – 12:45 Building your Lighting Story – Lighting for Music
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch with Lighting Designer Al Crawford
1:30 – 4:00 Console Training: Color Tools; Console Training: Effects; Lighting Design for Music Project
Wednesday, August 2: Day 7
10:00 – 12:45 Music Project Work
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 Music Project Work
3:00 – 4:00 Final Presentation for Friends and Family and Public
4:00 – 5:00 Public Reception!
Learning Outcomes from this workshop:
By the end of the program, students will:
- Use light and design to articulate the fundamental qualities of light in terms of intensity, angle, color, movement, and distribution (form and rhythm).
- Experience and Practice Public Speaking about their and others’ artistic works.
- Experience and Practice Supportive Group Learning and Critique Processes
- Create lighting designs and documentation for inclusion in a design portfolio, including a short video that communicates a lighting ‘story’ around the themes of time of day and place, style, supporting scenic elements, and consideration and use of abstract compositional elements.
- Experience pathways to a professional career through meeting diverse industry professionals.
- Create a professional resume with an understanding of college pathways and jobs in the lighting industry.
- Create a professionally formed “Magic Sheet” that explains the lighting systems in the plot and the design.
- Create a schematic light plot for inclusion in a portfolio that follows the form of a professional drawing package.
- Photograph Natural light and their designs for inclusion in their portfolio and for creating a lighting journal.
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