HS Teacher’s Resource Page

High School Teacher Training Workshop in Lighting. Photo by Clifton Taylor

Curricular Document:  Studio School of Design High School Lighting Design Unit


Links to example documents referenced in the HS Teachers Workshop:

1. Shopping List: notes on a shopping list

2 Developing a Cuelist: notes on developing a cuelist

3. Lighting Sketches Examples:

Set Sketch for Medea by Clifton Taylor

Lighting Sketches for “Little Foxes” by Clifton Taylor

4. Front Elevation Examples:

5. Section Example:

6. Light Plot Examples: MSDA Repertory Light Plot 2020-21

7. Channel Hookup Example: MSDA Repertory Hookup 2020-21

8. Instrument Schedule Example: MSDA Repertory Instrument Schedule 2020-21

9. Dance Script Form: dance script form

10. Shop Order and Insurance Form Examples:

11. Multiplying Factors Worksheet for calculating lense sizes: multiplying factors worksheet

12. MSDA Repertory Light Plot Examples


Recommended Lighting Texts for Further Study:

“The Magic of Light”, by Jean Rosenthal & Lael Wertenbaker Amazon Link (pdf available here: https://vdoc.pub/documents/the-magic-of-light-11vmj90r8rm8).

“The Dramatic Imagination” by Robert Edmond Jones (linked file is the chapter on Lighting Design)Amazon Link

Color and Light

“Color and Light: Navigating Color Mixing in the Midst of an LED Revolution, a Handbook for Lighting Designers”, by Clifton Taylor; Published by Quite Specific Media, Inc. ISBN-10: 1935247190; ISBN-13: 978-1935247197 Publisher’s Ordering Site Page

“The Empty Space” by Peter Brook; Published by Scribner; Reprint edition (December 1, 1995) ISBN-10: ‎0689705581; ISBN-13: ‎978-0684829579  Amazon Link

“A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, 3rd Edition” by Steven Louis Shelley; Published by Focal Press, 2014 ISBN-10: 0415812003; ISBN-13: 978-0415812009;  Amazon Link