• YWTC Charitable Trust

Basic Course in Screen acting for Deaf and Hard of hearing people - Day 8 (20/11/2022)

Morning Class - 10am to 12pm

Faculty : Shymon P M (Theatre light designer). He has Specialization in Lighting Design, Direction, Acting and Sceneography. He is from Kerala, his major work experience includes Contemporary Dance Lighting Attakkalari Centre for Movenet Arts (Bangaluru) 2006 ownwards. Kojatay Kathakali (Technical Director) Spain, Ekantham (Solitude) Kalakendam Kollam Bhinna Vinyasa in Italy, Spain, Canada (Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts) Misty Mountains of Mahabharatha (School of Drama, Thrissur) Ishk (Nicole, Switzerland) Quick Death-Theatre Roots and Wings (Delhi, Bangalore, Neenasam) Sahyantay magan-at Gaya Cultural Festival South Korea, Purushartha - Monaco Dance Forum -Monaco, Frankfurt Book Fair - Frankfurt Germany. He also has experience as director, as teacher & conducting workshops. He has visited various countries.


Learnings from 15th session :


Topic Covered -

About Light(what is light?), Sources of light : Sun Light, Moon Light, Fire, Oil Lamp, Candle light, Kerosine Oil Lamps, Gas Light.


About Power, Sources of Power : Solar Power, Wind Power, Genset, electricity



About Functions of Light : 1) Visibility, 2) Atmosphere, 3) Dimensional Quality, 4) Mood, 5) Rhythm


About Qualities of Lighting : 1) Intensity

2) Color

3) pattern

4) Focus Position and Hanging


About Lighting Equipment :

1) Lighting Instruments

2) Lighting Controls

3) Dimming (Oil lamp dimming, Salt water dimmer, Rheostat dimmer, Liver dimmer, Coil - Rotation Transformer, Autotransformer Dimmer, DMX( Digital Multiplex)


About Stage Lighting Instruments


About Components of Lighting Instruments :

1) Box/Housing/Can/Case

2) Lens or Opening

3) Reflector

4) Yoke

5) C- Clamp or Hook Clamp

6) Lamp or Arc source

7) Accessories


Types of instruments


1) Floodlights

2) Spotlights

3) Intelligent lights

4) HMIS


Floodlights


1) Parabolic Aluminized Reflector lights, or PAR lights, or PAR cans.

2) Strip lights or cyclorama or (Cyc) lights

3) Ellipsoidal Reflector Floodlights or Scoop lights or scoops

4) House lights and work lights

5) LED stage lights


About Intelligent Lights : Moving Lights(Scanners, Moving heads, pal co)


Understanding Some Lights :


1) LED Moon

2) General Light

3) PAR 64

4) Par can

5) Spot Lights

6) Cyclorama

7) LED par

8) Scoop

9) Strip

10) Profile

11) Smoke Machine


About Types of Control Consoles :


1) Preset Boards

2) Memory Consoles

3) Moving Light Controllers

4) Personal Computer-Based Controller

5) Remote Focus Unit


About Angles of Lights


About Qualities of Lights :

1) Intensity

2) Color

3) Distribution

4) Movement


Methods of Using Lighting

About Stage Lighting Area

About Standard Three Point Lighting


About the Rule

About some console


Usefulness : A Thorough Lighting Knowledge from actor prospective gives students knowledge base which is useful for basic acting students in Understanding about lighting and their acting accordingly.


By Nitin Taneja



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