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Date / Time: Friday 19th April

Duration: 11.15 - 13.00

Venue: Curve Theatre

Practitioner: Elliot Griggs

Introduction to Lighting Design

Location: Curve Theatre

What is Lighting Design and how can you start a career in this industry? I'm not sure myself, but in this hands on workshop, we'll work through creating a theatrical lighting design as well as possible entry routes into the industry.

We'll have a full lighting rig at our disposal to explore how angles, colour, texture and intensity all play a part in creating a design, then use this to form our own scenes.

We'll discuss how direction, set and sound design informs the design process, and how a design develops from initial model boxes through rehearsals and up to Press Night.

Prerequisites: no prior knowledge will be necessary, you won't need to tell the difference between L201 and #371. The hands on portion will require the use of an ETC Ion lighting console, but we can help with that - just ask!

Elliot is a lighting design who first designed at NSDF09 before training at RADA in Stage Electrics and Lighting Design. Recent designs include: Fleabag (SoHo Theatre, NY); Richard III (Headlong, UK Tour); Wild Duck (Almeida); Lover / Collection (Pinter Theatre, West End); An Octoroon (National Theatre), Oracles (Punchdrunk); and some weird events like an underground boating lake for Captain Morgan.