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Stagecraft Week 7:  What's UP there? 


March 8-12, 2021

Important terms are in RED.

Google Classroom assignments are in BLUE.

If ABSENT, you are REQUIRED to read / understand / do all activities posted for that day, even if it's not an "assignment".  

DAY 1:

1.)  Ms. Price reviewed our current unit in Stagecraft:  WHAT'S UP THERE?   (A unit in which we will study the world above the stage & audience - including the fly system, types of drops and drapes, types of lighting fixtures, the catwalks, the spot light, etc.)

2.) Reviewed:  Students reviewed lighting terms already learned in Stagecraft, including types & parts of lighting fixtures, gels, and gobos.

3.) Chose:  Students chose an area (from the IB Learner Profile) to individually focus on next week.  (If Absent, be sure to choose your individual "focus" for the week, and write it down under Week 7 in your REFLECTION JOURNAL in Google Classroom

4.)  Watched a video  (The Stagehand who told Stories with Lights5:58) and reflected on 2-3 things that you found interesting, intriguing or new (in Google ClassroomREFLECTION JOURNAL). Title:  Hamilton Lighting (Electrician)

5.) Learned about the three jobs of a lighting designer: 

1.) to light the actor (front light)

2.) to show setting/time of day/season (cyc lights, scenery light, etc.)

3.) to create the mood (color, direction of light, use of gobos, scrims, etc.)

6.) Watched a video on Lighting Design Basics (If ABSENT, watch video HERE.)

7.) On-Stage Tutorials: 

Learned from John about...

  • how and where cyc lights are placed

  • color-blending (tutorial)

Performed individual tasks with (for "skill" credit)...​

1.) Bring in pipe (with proper safety calls)

2.) Hang unit & tighten down (safely)

3.) Hook up to dimmer & turn on

4.) Drop gel / Drop gobo

5.) Bring out pipe & focus


1.)  Watch video:   Working in Theatre: Sound & Light Board Operators (4:00)​

  • Journal Title Light & Sound Board Operators (Google Classroom - REFLECTION JOURNAL)

    • Journal about 2-3 things that you find interesting or new about lighting/sound from this video (be specific)​

2.)  Journal about what you've liked/learned in this unit.

  •  Journal Title:  What I've enjoyed/learned about Fly Lines & Lighting (Google Classroom - REFLECTION JOURNAL)

    •  Describe (full sentences) what you've enjoyed or learned most from our mini-unit on lighting, fly lines, and sound...and why.

3.) Complete your end-of-week reflection for this week (bottom of this week's page in your Google Classroom - REFLECTION JOURNAL.)

Go Deeper (Optional):

Additional Videos on Lighting:

Additional Videos on Sound:

Additional Videos on Special Effects on Stage: 

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