DATZ105 Working with light (lighting design)

Theatre Faculty
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/24/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
MgA. Jakub Mareš (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petr Francán
Audiovisual Media and Theatre Department – Dean’s Office – Theatre Faculty – Janáček Academy of Performing Arts
Supplier department: Audiovisual Media and Theatre Department – Dean’s Office – Theatre Faculty – Janáček Academy of Performing Arts
Wed 14:30–16:00 721
The course is taught in the winter semester of the first year of undergraduate study, the only prerequisite is therefore admission.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the project, the workshop is to introduce the audience to the basics of stage and television lighting, both in the professional, theoretical and practical level. In the course of the workshop, the listeners are also introduced to the problems of the tectonics of scenic space, the role of light in theatrical and television productions as a supporting element of the composition.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

- distinguish and describe individual light sources and luminaires;
- to light a variety of spaces for theatre and television productions;
- create a lighting script for a production;
- understand the terminology of television, photo and theatrical lighting;
  • Light sources, atmospheres and stories of theatrical and television lighting.

    - Basic technical concepts and theories,
    - light sources,
    - types of artificial light sources,
    - possibilities of controlling light chains,
    - types of luminaires, their use in television, theatre and photographic practice,
    - possibilities of using atypical light sources
    - lighting of objects, lighting atmosphere, light story,
    - lighting a certain space, situation,
    - creation of lighting script.
    recommended literature
  • MORAN, Nick. 2010 Světelný design pro divadlo, koncerty, výstavy a živé akce : Divadelní ústav. info
  • Keller, Max 2006 Light Fantastic : Prestel. info
  • HUNTER, Fil and BIVER Paul FUQUA STEVEN. Light Science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting. Páté vydání. Routledge: Focalpress, 2015. ISBN 978-0-415-71940-7. info
  • LANDAU, David. Lighting for Cinematography. Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. ISBN 1-62892-692-9. info
    not specified
  • Hons Šuškleb, Jan 2010 Aplikovaný lighting design - vhled do oboru světelného designu : Janáčkova akademie múzických umění v Brně. info
  • Černý, Jiří 2002 Základy architektonického a scénického svícení 1,2 díl. info
  • Habel, Jiří, et al. 1995 Světelná technika a osvětlování : FCC PUBLIC. info
  • Čáp, Vladislav 1984 Světlo ve výtvarných disciplínách : Státní pedagogické nakladatelství. info
  • Shelley, Steven Louis 1999 A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting :Focal Press. info
  • CADENA, Richard. Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance, Broadcast, and Entertainment. Taylor & Francis, 2006. ISBN 978-1-136-08533-8. info
Teaching methods
Teaching in the form of a multi-day workshop, where students verify the acquired knowledge in practice.
Assessment methods
Credit is awarded on the basis of participation in the workshop, completion of partial tasks during the workshop and submission and presentation of a seminar work on the assigned topic.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Dílna, projekt - 6 x 4 hodiny.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2014, Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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