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Class Schedule

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Week 1    T   1/16

Class:

Drawing light     Syllabus, texts, materials, assignments.

Home:

Poem Project: Find pictures of light that express two poems. Describe in writing and present to class.     


TH   1/18  

Due:

Poem Project

Class:

Demonstration of light on a still-life set up.

Drawing Light

Discuss a few poem projects

Design research, The Abstract Visual Response, and

Class Ext:

View Movie: Visions of Light

Home:

Read: Hays Chapters 1,2, &3

Two light drawings in pencil

Bring white pastel pencils to next class.


Week 2   T   1/23     

Due:

White pastel pencils

Two light drawings in pencil   

Class:

Look at homework     

Drawing light, white on black

The controllable qualities of light, objectives of stage lighting

the Design Approach Statement.

Home:

Read This Property Is Condemned by Tennessee Williams: Design Approach Statement and research.


TH   1/25  

Due:

Hays Chapters 1,2, &3

This Property Is Condemned Design Approach Statement and research.

Class:

This Property Is Condemned Design Approach Statement and research.

The Abstract Visual Response

Practical Applications: lighting instruments, circuits, control and hanging some lights

Class Ext:

Two light drawings.


Week 3    T   1/30           Showcase Focus.

Due:

Two light drawings.

In Class:

Review light drawings  

Work on focus and electrics for Showcase

Home:     

Read Hays chapter 13, color.


TH   2/1    Showcase: Class Moves

Due:

Hays chapter 13, color.

Class:

Present Abstract Visual Response for This Property is Condemned

The sketch plot. The Morgue Project

Class Ext:

Two drawings of light—white on black

Home:

Morgue project #1: Make a sketch plot of one morgue photo from the online gallery.

Read Talk to me Like the Rain . . .


Spring Showcase   2/3 - 2/11



Week 4    T   2/6      Showcase:  Class Moves

Due:     

Morgue project #1

Two Light Drawings—white on black

Class:

Review Morgue Project #1

Distribute gel books

Talk about Morgue Project #2

Look at homework drawings.

Home:

Morgue project #2: Make a sketch plot of two morgue photos from the online gallery.

Read Hays chapter 11 & 12  


TH   2/8  

Due:

Morgue project #2

Class:

Color:  Theory/additive and subtractive, gel, temperature, dominant and recessive, mixing.

Class Ext:

Two Light Drawings—white on black

Home:

Design Approach Statement, Abstract Visual Response and design research for Talk to Me Like the Rain . . .


Week 5    T   2/13                   

Due:

Design Approach Statement, Abstract Visual Response, and design research for Talk to Me Like the Rain . . .

Class:     

Present and discuss projects.

Demonstration of Art Print Group Project

Home:

Prep. Art Print Group Project with sketch plot and description.

Read: Hays Chapter 7


TH   2/15  

Due:

Hays Chapter 7

Class:  

Demonstration of Art Print Group Project #1, pre-set board, circuits, etc.

Talk about tech.

Class Ext:

Home:

Prep. for Art Print Group Project

Read Hays Chapters 8, 9 & 10


Week 6 T 2/20    Orlando Tech; Richard and Steve absent.

Class:

Visit Lyric Stage Company for Tech of Orlando

Home:

Prep. for Art Print Group Project


TH    2/22 Orlando Tech; Richard and Steve absent. Cheyenne supervising

Due:

Prep for Art Print Group Project with sketch plot and description.

Class:

Work on Art Print Group Project in class with sketch plot and description.

Home:  

Remaining work on Art Print Group Project.


Week 7   T    2/27

Due:     

Art Print Group Project with sketch plot and description.

Class:

Present Art Print Group Projects

Discuss Cueing to Music Group Project

Home:     

Prep. Cueing to Music Group Project: Pick a piece of music to cue in class.


TH   3/1  

Due:

Music for Cueing to Music Group Project

Class:

Cueing: Demo of cueing to music in class by Steve.     

Work on Cueing to Music Group Project

Class Ext:

Work on Cueing to Music Group Project

Home:

Remaining work on Cueing to Music Group Project


Week 8   T     3/6    

Due:     

Cueing to Music Group Project

Class:     

Present and discuss Cueing to Music Group Projects in class.

Home:     

Discuss Group Project: Talk to Me Like the Rain . . . Blend Design Approach Statement, and research.


3/8   TH

Due:

Class:

Work on Group Project: Talk to Me Like the Rain . .

Class Ext:

Work on Group Project: Talk to Me Like the Rain . .

Home:

Remaining Work on Talk to Me Like the Rain . . .


SPRING BREAK


Week 9   T     3/20

Due:     

Group Project: Talk to Me Like the Rain . . .

Class:     

Present and discuss projects in class.

Home:

Read libretto and listen to the opera Il Tabarro by Puccini.

In the margins, mark "Lighting Moments", both "needed and wanted."


3/22   TH      One State. . . Light Hang. Meet at Modern

Meet in Studio Theatre

Due:

Read libretto for the opera Il Tabarro by Puccini and indicate lighting moments.

Class:

Questions about Il Tabarro

Practical Applications: hookup, plot, magic sheet, elevation, and section.

Look at various examples of plots and paperwork.

Class Ext:

Hookup and magic sheet for Talk to Me Like the Rain . . .

Home:

Hookup and magic sheet for Talk to Me Like the Rain . . .



Week 10    T   3/27    One State. . . Light Focus at Modern Meet at Modern

Due:     

Hookup and magic sheet for Talk to Me Like the Rain . . .

Class:

Discuss Hookup and magic sheet for Talk to Me Like the Rain . . .

Home:

Re-read libretto and listen to the opera Il Tabarro.

Individual Design Approach Statement for Il Tabarro


3/29   TH

Due:

Listened to Il Tabrro

Individual Design Approach Statement

Class:

Watch Il Tabarro exceprts. Discuss.

Look at model and plans.

Class Ext:

Two drawings of model of Il Tabarro

Home:

Abstract Visual Response and design research for Il Tabarro



Week 11   T   4/3   One State Stiz Probe;  Steve Out

Due:     

Two drawings of model of Il Tabarro

Abstract Visual Response and design research for Il Tabarro

Class:

Assign Il Tabarro scenes

Light Il Tabarro model in class

Home:  

Group Design Approach Statement and design research for Il Tabarro     


4/5   TH     Go to Modern to see Jeff Adleberg's Design for One State.

                    Class Meets in Studio Theatre

Due:  

Abstract Visual Response and design research for Il Tabarro  

Class:     

Abstract Visual Response and design research for Il Tabarro

Class Ext:

Home:

Group Design Approach Statement and design research for Il Tabarro


Week 12   T   4/10

Due:    

Group Design Approach Statement and design research for Il Tabarro     

Class:

Share Group Design Approach Statement and design research for Il Tabarro     

Home:

Paper cues for Il Tabarro, part I.


4/12   TH

Due:

Paper cues for Il Tabarro, part I.

Class:

Group #1 work on lighting their section of Il Tabarro.

Class Ext:

Home:

Paperwork and Binder

Continue working on Il Tabarro Projects


Week 13      4/17  

No Class: Suffolk Monday


4/19   TH


Due:     

Paper cues for Il Tabarro

Class:  

Group #2 work on lighting their section of Il Tabarro.

Home:

Paperwork and Binder

Continue working on Il Tabarro Projects


Week 14    T   4/24


Due:

Class:

Group #3 work on lighting their section of Il Tabarro.

Home:

Paperwork and Binder

Continue working on Il Tabarro Projects


4/26   TH


Due:     

Class:     

Group #4 work on lighting their section of Il Tabarro.

Home:     

Paperwork and Binder

Continue working on Il Tabarro Projects


Week 15    T    5/1

Due:

Class:

Practical Applications: Computer Board Demonstration.

Home:

Paperwork and Binder

Continue working on Il Tabarro Projects for presentation at final.



Final Exam Period    Saturday,  May 5, 2:00 - 4:30


Important Dates:

Last Day to Add/Register: Tuesday, January 26

Last Day to Drop without a "W" Grade: Tuesday, February 9

Early Alert Grading: Tuesday, February 9 - Friday, March 4

Last Day to Drop a Course: Thursday, March 24

Last Day of Classes: Monday, May 2

Tuesday Evening Final Exams: Tuesday, May 3

Final Exams/NESAD Portfolio Week: Wednesday, May 4 - Tuesday, May 10