TH 1501
Stage Lighting I

Lighting Journal

1. All entries should concern lighting effects in our environment that could possibly be used in the theatre.

2. Entries could be:

3. Each entry should be on its own page.

4. Entries should be labeled 1 through 5 in each category listed below.

5. All entries will marked so they cannot be used again. Do not use clear plastic sleeves.

6. Commentary: All entries require some verbal description explaining why the entry is of interest to you. Comments should relate to how the lighting contributes to the photo in a way that meets the description of that category.

7. Do not include photographic special effect techniques.

8. The source of the light should not be the primary focus of the image, but the affect of the light on the subject matter.

9. Journals can be submitted in one of two ways:

• In a loose leaf three-ring binder.
• Digitally via web site, CD, or flash drive. Do not email journals to the instructor. File sizes are too large.

10. It is the student's responsibility to confirm the instructor can access your digital journal. A CD, flash drive, or web site that cannot be opened by the instructor will be considered late.

11. Your name must appear on your journal. A journal labeled "My Lighting Journal" could be anyone's.

12. Categories

Visibility: Key Light
Visibility: Fill Light
Patterns of Light and Shadow
Direction or Angle
Atmosphere or Mood

13. Entries for Movement require a sequence of photographs. If you do not have a camera that can take pictures without flash, please make arrangements in advance to borrow one. Digital cameras are available for checkout from the UMD Hub in the Library.

14. It should go without saying that suggestive images or images which might be interpreted as offensive by your colleagues ought not be included in your photo journal. Please use your best discretion. Where there may be an issue, approach the instructor individually.