Beginning Lights and Sound
Beginning Lights and Sound is a class designed to give the student the knowledge and skills needed to work in a professional theater light and/or sound crew. It will cover the basics of light, sound, and electricity; how to safely use the instruments and equipment (including the light board and sound board) and light and sound design.
Prerequisite: Intro to Tech
Paper - To take notes
Pens or pencils - To take notes and tests (no funky or bizarre colors please)
Folder – To keep your Beginning Lights and Sound stuff together
1. The students will learn the basics of light
2. The students will learn the basics of electricity
3. The students will learn the basics of sound
4. The students will learn and use light and sound equipment safety and maintenance
5. The students will learn the basics of sound design
6. The students will learn the basics of lighting design
The final grade will be computed on the following DISD grading formula:
Includes worksheets and your daily progress on your light and sound design project
Tests and quizzes (both written and hands on) are given regularly to evaluate your understanding of the material
This will be reviews of your design at mid-six weeks and at the end of the six weeks
Six Weeks Test 15%
A comprehensive written test of all knowledge covered up to that point in class
This is a lot of information to cover in this class. Students are expected to be ready for tests and quizzes the first time.
Quizzes are given with little notice and are worth 50 points. Tests are scheduled at least one class period ahead with a review and are worth 100 points. They will cover material discussed during class.
You will be working on a theoretical light and sound design for a 10 minute play. You will responsible for keeping your entire project together and neat. There will be periodic checks of your progress. This completed project will be your final exam grade for the class.Attendance every class day is very important and therefore mandatory. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed and to schedule time with your teacher or get notes from your classmates to catch up. If you miss a test, you will need to schedule a time with the teacher to make it up.
Responsibility for making up work lies entirely on the student. Students should make appointments with their teachers to determine which work needs to be completed. Students assume the entire burden of getting work done and handing it in to their teachers within the required time limit.
Weeks 1-3: Introduction to Lighting Design, Controllable Properties of Lighting, Functions of Stage Lighting, Lighting Instruments
Weeks 3-5: Directions of Lighting, Lighting Methods, Color
Weeks 5-7: Electricity, Lamps, Power Chain
Weeks 7-9: Hanging and Focusing Lights, The Light Board
Weeks 9-14: Sound
Weeks 15-18: Finalize Light and Sound Design Project