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The Right Light

Interviews with Contemporary Lighting Designers

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How do theatre lighting designers decide what is 'the right light' for each moment of a production? What informs their choices? Why does the audience respond more strongly when the lighting feels 'right'?

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How do theatre lighting designers decide what is 'the right light' for each moment of a production? What informs their choices? Why does the audience respond more strongly when the lighting feels 'right'? By interviewing nineteen prominent lighting designers and weaving their insights through his own narrative, Nick Moran aims to answer such questions. This book considers practice across different types of theatre, including opera, dance, musicals and drama. Rather than being a technical manual, it allows lighting designers to contribute contrasting and complementary ideas about how to approach lighting design. Moran argues that the best stage lighting is made with emotion, passion and soul, by creative artists willing to take risks. Includes interviews with: Neil Austin – Lucy Carter – Jon Clark – Natasha Chivers – Paule Constable – James Farncombe – Rick Fisher – Mark Henderson – David Howe – Michael Hulls – Mark Jonathan – Peter Mumford – Ben Ormerod – Bruno Poet – Paul Pyant – Nick Richings – Johanna Town – Hugh Vanstone – Katharine Williams

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High profile lighting designers share original and previously unpublished insights into their lighting practice and process

Demystifies the often opaque processes of lighting practitioners, making clear how theoretical frameworks can be applied to practice

Focuses on creativity rather than technology

Nick Moran is a well respected practitioner and scholar of Lighting

1. Active Practice.- 2. Instinct as Inspiration.- 3. Tech: A Cauldron of Potential.- 4. Collaborations.- 5. Dramaturgy: Light Telling Stories.- 6. Dance and Abstraction.- 7. In Search of the Right Light.- Glossary.- A Brief Bibliography.
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Nick Moran is Senior Lecturer in Lighting Design at Central School of Speech and Drama, London. He is a lighting designer as well as an academic, and his work as lighting designer on English National Opera's production of The Masked Ball formed part of the Collaborators exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2007/2008. He is the author of Performance Lighting Design.

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Nick Moran is Senior Lecturer in Lighting Design at Central School of Speech and Drama, London. He is a lighting designer as well as an academic, and his work as lighting designer on English National Opera's production of The Masked Ball formed part of the Collaborators exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2007/2008. He is the author of Performance Lighting Design.

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