Unit 1: Intro to Stage Lighting




Writing Prompts / Videos (indv.)

A collection of in-class writing prompts and video links for the unit.


The Spot vs Wash / Dissect an ERS (group)

An introduction to the Lighting Unit, as well as a look at the differences between wash and spot lighting instruments, and a detailed look at the ETC Source 4 instrument.

Study Guide / Slides

Create a Gobo (indv.)

Students will create 3 unique designs for Gobos. They will then narrow their ideas down to one design, and use this to create and test a custom Gobo.


"Sell Me a Light!" (2-3)

In groups of 2 or 3, students are assigned a lighting instrument for which they must create a "Sales Pitch." Students will research all aspects of this instrument, collaborate on a shared Google Slide presentation, and then present their pitch. They must "sell" the instrument to the class and convince them why they need to buy this instrument.


DIGITAL HANDBOOK - Lighting (indv.)

Students will create a digital, visual glossary of important lighting vocabulary terms.


Electrics Team Training (group)

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Draw a Light Plot Based on a Set (indv.)


Draw a Repertory Light Plot (indv.)

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Light Board Training (group)

Students are given hands on training on the basic operations of the ETC Ion Lighting Control Console.


Follow Spot Operation Training (group)

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Unit Quiz (indv.)

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