Studies of Light: In The World And On The Stage

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Format: Softcover

ISBN: 9781734388107

This book shows, in a pictorial manner, how light is perceived in our world. It then demonstrates how light in a variety of environments is transferred to the stage.

Light is all around us. It permeates our lives. It affects our perceptions, outlooks, dispositions, and moods. Consider your mood on a sunny day

versus a rainy one. Imagine a bright, delightful day at the beach juxtaposed against an intimate evening in front of a cozy fire. How does each

one make you feel? ©2020, 192 pages


Foreword vii

Introduction 1

Lighting Types 3

Natural Sources 4

Artificial Sources 36

Light Patterns 56

Translucents 76

Silhouettes 88

Ligh in the Sky 100

Water 110

Fog and Haze 116

Directional Lighting 126

Page to Stage 138

Lighting Terms 168

About the Author 170

Labor Organizations 171

Actors Equity 172

Acknowledgments 173

Credits 174

A resident of Florida since 1986, Joseph P. Oshry has designed lighting for over 590 productions with such cultural heavyweights as the Asolo Repertory Theatre, American Stage Theatre Company, Wick Theatre, Palm Beach DramaWorks, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Gainesville Theatre Alliance, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre, Urbanite Theatre, Palm Beach Opera, Opera Tampa, New Orleans Opera, Sarasota Opera, Carreno Dance Festival, Sarasota International Dance Festival, Ballet Eddy Toussaint USA (now Ballet Eddy Toussaint), and the Interlochen Dance Ensemble in Michigan. Joseph Oshry has also provided lighting for such personalities as Madeleine Sherwood, Rita Gardner, Wynton Marsalis, Michael Franks, and the late Burl Ives. Joseph has twenty world-premiere productions to his credit, covering theatre, musicals, dance pieces, and two new operas, Sacco and Vanzetti and Lady Swanwhite, both written by Anton Coppola. Joseph's consultation projects include designing the lighting system for the new theatre of the American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg as well as the recently constructed Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton. He has been an advisor for equipment purchases for theatres and other organizations throughout Florida. His clients have implemented Joseph's recommendations regarding the newer ETC Eos family of lighting consoles as well as for the latest in LED and moving light equipment. Joseph is the recipient of Individual Artist Fellowships in 1997 and 2007. He served as a theatre panelist for the 1999-2000 grant period. In addition, he has won four Theatre Tampa Bay awards for outstanding lighting design for The Mystery of Irma Vep, The Royale, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, FL, as well as for In the Time of the Butterflies at StageWorks Theatre in Tampa, FL. Recently he received a Design Excellence award for his work on Jesus Christ Superstar at the University of Northern Colorado, presented by the Kennedy Center, American College Theatre Festival. He has been a member of IATSE Local 412, Sarasota, since 1987, and of United Scenic Artists Local 829, New York, since 1991. He serves on the Artistic Advisory Board for Tampa Repertory Theatre.