FEST Academy Lighting Design Workshop

The FEST Academy presents:

Lighting Design Workshop

led by Johannes Volk

This workshop will help participants understand the art, and technology, of creating a lighting plan for a stage production.  Participants will also have the opportunity to finalize the lighting plan and apply the learnings in the katakombe theatre (Kulturhaus Frankfurt) in preparation for the FEST Fall production.

Topics covered during the workshop include:

  • How lighting contributes to storytelling
  • Interpreting the script from a lighting design perspective
  • Conducting an initial production meeting for lighting design
  • Qualities of lighting – color, edge, temperatures
  • Color mixing – additive vs. subtractive
  • Focusing properly and using frost and gels
  • Timing the lighting and control systems
  • Other topics requested by participants (email in advance please)

The workshop will be held in the venue for FEST’s Fall production, Kulturhaus Frankfurt, (die katakombe).  During the workshop, participants will actually help design the lighting plan for the Fall production and adjust and focus the lighting, simulating the technical rehearsal process.

When:  Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10:00-16:00
Where: Kulturhaus Frankfurt (die katakombe), Pfingstweidstrasse 2, 60316 Frankfurt
Cost:  €35/ participant

We’ll run the workshop with a minimum of 5 participants and maximum 10, so sign up quickly by sending an email to [email protected], attention Jeff.
Participants should bring their own lunch and refreshments, and wear comfortable clothing and flat, closed-toe shoes for climbing on ladders to adjust lights.This workshop is the first in a planned series of Technical Foundation workshops, and the workshop is one of the core courses being offering in the newly formed FEST Academy.

***About the workshop leader, Johannes Volk


Johannes has worked on a vast number of productions over the past 25 years, ranging from trade shows, corporate events, TV, documentary film, theatre, musicals and operas.  His work includes technical work as well as designing, operating and programming.  He has numerous credits in TV, Film, Design and Programming.  Johannes joined the English Theatre Frankfurt as production electrician in 2013.  He was recently accepted as a professional member of the “Association of Lighting Designers.”

TV credits include “Wetten, dass” (ZDF), ZDF Spezial and many more. Film credits include “Das Wunder der Zugvögel” (Caligari Film/ZDF). Design credits include “Entführung aus dem Serail”, “Die Weisse Rose” (HfMdK, Frankfurt), “Sommernachtstraum”, “Shakespeare’s gesammelte Werke – leicht gekürzt” (Freilichtspiele Schwäbisch-Hall), “Fame”, “Little Shop of Horrors” (Musical Factory, Mainz), “unterm Milchwald” (Kammerspiele Mainz), “Black Rider”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Canterville Ghost”, “Witches” (English Theatre Frankfurt) to name some.  Programming/operating credits include “Sunset Boulevard”(german production, The Really Useful Group), “La vie en rose”, “Eugen Onegin” and many more operas and ballets for the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, “Saturday Nightfever”, “Venus in Fur”, “Ghost”, “The Life” and some more at the English Theatre.