Visualizing Light Compilation: Perception and Concept Development
About this Course
The IES provides insight and access to the work being done in some of the best lighting educational facilities, through the Lighting Education Facility Showcase (LEFS). The four engaging videos in this compilation were filmed in three different facilities.
Description: A uniquely curated series, the presentations in this compilation provide a look into how we perceive light, and the language we use to describe it. To develop lighting concepts, it is important to understand how we perceive light, and the methods of applying light to achieve specific outcomes. Included in this compilation is a series of four videos; Richard Kelly's Elements and Light Distribution, and Concept Development filmed at Parsons - The New School in NYC, Volume of Light filmed at the New York School of Interior Design, and Accent Ratios - Playing with Luminance to Create Contrast filmed at the University of Colorado - Boulder. These videos can be watched in an order you choose, but we recommend watching them in the order they're shown. Click here for more videos from the LEFS series.
By the end of this course learners will be able to...
1. Describe Richard Kelly's Three Functional Elements of Light.
2. Explore the purpose of light in different applications, and ways to mitigate undesired effects, like glare and unintended contrast.
3. Discover and describe the balance of luminance and illuminance in lighting design.
4. Develop a language of light from which to draw upon to create thoughtful lighting concepts.
Lighting Designer, Program Director
Shaun Fillion, LC Educator IALD, is an award-winning lighting designer and educator. Fillion is Program Director for the Masters of Professional Studies in Lighting Design program at the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), as well as Lighting Studio Manager at RAB Lighting.
Fillion has received Illumination awards, the IESNA Section Service Award and the Princess Grace Award. He has presented seminars at SXSW, LightFair International, LEDucation and the IES National Conference on topics including lighting and media, wireless technologies, and light pollution.
Fillion volunteers as vice-chair of the IES Progress Committee, and serves as a member of the Libraries and Residential RP Committees. Fillion serves on the board of managers for the IES New York City Chapter, and as adviser to the Student Lighting Competition Committee. He is a certified instructor for AGi32.
Derek Porter, IALD, MIES is an Associate Professor of the Lighting Design Program at Parsons - The New School, in New York, NY. D
Sarah is an Architectural Engineering Student at the University of Colorado - Boulder