8 pictures to explain the way of lighting arrangement when performing
Lighting fixtures arrangement stage beam angle lighting projection setting.
By this way to arrange lighting, the top of the position will leave a shadow, and it seems very unnatural. So this is a very uncommon lighting arrangement angle. Before the spotlight era, the corner lights were set on the front of the stage. The corner light was a major light source at that time. Later, they installed the spotlight in the auditorium. It is more suitable to set the spotlight before the stage to project front light, and adopt more ideal projection angle.
From eye level front side to set lighting fixtures.
This kind of lighting arrangement way will make the actor’s face seem almost flat. While the actor and the background are tightly merged together. We can not highlight the protagonist. This kind of lower front light is often used to play the below role of the stage light.
The outline will be very clear and significant. The side light and the edge light and also the “light that shows the light source” (the light is far behind the actors) has been applied because of its dramatic value.
(That is “ordinary” or basic performance area projection angle) when the angle increases to 90 degrees (that is, beyond the head and side of both, or one of both), contrast and shadow increase is more significantly. The beam is also more dramatic, but the possibility of distortion of the face also increased.
Top light for the front light setting has little significance, but it can create a very obvious effect.
The light set on the actor’s top or behind side is back lighting. The beam falls on the actor’s head and shoulders, creating a way to make the actor from its background, like a light-embryo effect.
From the two high sides of light projection.
In order to reduce the problem that actors down throw the shadow of each other,setting light from the height has very dramatic effect.
Plane back light is only used for special effects.
The front light setting project the beam on the front of the actor. We recommend to use to be about 35degrees to 45degrees from the horizontal and vertical directions.
* Side light using these beams can make actors have three-dimensional sense, By using a higher projection angle, also can avoid the shadow.
* Using these beams with upwards light projection and back light projection can make three-dimensional sense more perfect, and helps the actors to highlight the effect from the background.