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Sat 13 Oct 2012, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 14 Oct 2012, 11:00am–5:00pm

Where: Howick Little Theatre, 1 Sir Lloyd Drive, Pakuranga, Auckland

Restrictions: R15

Ticket Information:

  • Workshop entry fee: $60.00
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Howick Little Theatre and Creative Communities NZ/Auckland Council are proud to bring you lighting design for beginners and intermediate lighting practitioners with Nik Janiurek, an award-winning lighting designer with extensive experience in the UK and New Zealand.

Limited to 12 people.

Brief outline of course:
This is a weekend workshop, designed with beginners and intermediate amateur lighting practitioners in mind, and will explore the process and intricacies of lighting a theatrical production. During the weekend, we will touch on various topics including:
- Use of particular instruments;
- Importance of angles;
- Choice of colour;
- Special effects;
- Parameters of design - based around the show, venue, resources etc.
- Realising the design on paper;
- Implementing the design; cue plotting and cue timings.

Several professional designs will be explored and briefly critiqued in relation to the topics discussed. A practical lighting design for a particular scenario will be given as homework at the end of the initial day. This homework will form the basis of a design be rigged and focused on the second day, and some cues plotted, if time allows. The design elements utilised in this practical will then be explored through discussion and evaluation of the difficulties encountered and the process behind creating a successful lighting design.

A basic knowledge and understanding of lighting equipment is recommended for those enrolling.

Nik Janiurek:
Nik Janiurek is an award-winning lighting designer and production manager for theatrical performances and events. Originally from the UK, he has toured internationally and worked with companies as diverse as the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Bristol Old Vic, Auckland Theatre Company, Black Grace and Robert LePage to name a few. His work includes Masi (Te Papa, NZ International Arts Festival 2012), The Pitmen Painters (Q Theatre), The Bone Feeder (TAPAC), The Cloud (Rugby World Cup 2011), Deadly (Downstage Theatre), Michael Parmenter’s Tent (Maidment Theatre), Gathering Clouds (Civic Theatre, Auckland Festival 09), Auckland Festival Club (Lower NZI, The Edge), Cats (Civic Theatre - Technical Management only), Carol & Nev (Basement), ATC’s God of Carnage (Maidment Theatre), Station to Station (Herald Theatre), High School Musical 2 (ASB Theatre), The Creditors (Musgrove Theatre).

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