a person whose responsibility is to design costumes for stage production. responsible for the overall look of the clothes and costumes enhances a characters personality
Freelance designer- is hired for a specific production by a theatre, dance or opera company, and may or may not actually be local to the theatre that he or she is designing for.
Residential designer- is hired by a specific theatre, dance or opera company for an extended series of productions.- is consistently "on location" at the theater, and is readily at hand to work with the costume studio and his or her other collaborators
Academic designer- one who holds professorship at a school.- primarily an instructor, but may also act as a residential designer to varying degrees.- often free to freelance, as their schedule allows.
1. Read and analyze the script.2. Work closely with the director and other designers (set designer, lighting designer, make-up artist) on the production team to develop design concepts.3. Do research to flesh out design concepts. (for example, geographical setting, time period, characters and their relationships and actions)
4. Produce drawings and color renderings of costumes.5. Meet with the wardrobe manager and head cutter to discuss each design.6. Purchase fabrics, new or used clothing and accessories.
7. Develop and implement a budget for costume-related expenses.8. Develop patterns for costumes if it is necessary.9. Attend fittings and rehearsals. (for theatre, dance or opera productions).
An artist whose medium is the human body Applies make-up and prosthetics on the actors to make their character more convincing
Fashion Make-up Used in magazine photography and runway shows commonly used in television and film ranging from the natural prime look to more sophisticated applications such as color balanceTheatrical Make-up used as a method in conjunction with stage lighting to highlight the actors faces in order make expressions visible to the audience
Special Effects Makeup (FX Makeup) exhibit metaphysical characteristics as well as fantasy makeup Artists use prosthetics and plaster casting for non-human appearancesAirbrushing use of an airbrush which is a small air- operated device that sprays various media including alcohol and water-based makeup by a process of nebulization
Bridal Makeup Make-up technique exclusive for weddingsHigh Definition involves the use of light reflectors and ingredients such as minerals to give the skin a flawless finish
Generating necessary working drawings for construction Budget estimation and maintaining of accounts Materials research and purchasing Scheduling and supervising build crews
Work with the director, choreographer, set designer, costume designer, and sound designer to create the lighting, atmosphere, and time of day for the production in response to the text, while keeping in mind issues of visibility, safety, and cost Lighting was the key to imitate natural effects to enhance, change shape, mood, and tone
1. Provide visibility2. Help establish time and place3. Help create mood and tone4. Reinforce the style of production5. Provide focus on stage and create visual compositions6. Establish rhythm of visual movemnet
1. Color – changed by using gels (colored pieces plastic) Heat resistant – the only color light that will get through is the color of gel Mixing of Colors – warm lights (amber, straw, gold) with cool colors (blue, blue-green, lavender) can produce depth and naturalness2. Direction/Distribution – can be up to 150 lights in production
3. Intensity/Brightness – controlling the amount of current to instrument – dimmers control that amount4. Form – the shape of light5. Movement – alterations in the factors will give impression of movement – this would also include the movement of a “follow-spot” (powerful spotlight as that swivel and shine on different places)
a. Spotlights a. Ellipsodal reflectors – long distances, sharp and clearb. Fresnels – lens had less and more even mass, so it would heat evenly, avoiding the problem of regular convex lenses heating unevenly; thus cracking – “fill” light – diffused, to wash or blendc. Striplights, Footlights – footlights used very little these daysd. Flood lights – no lens, no color – for a flood of
Expected to oversee every element of audio ised in the production, such as sound effects, dialos and music Usually supervises the script as well, and makes sure the speech is clean and loud enough for the audience
-he or she designs these physical surroundings in which theaction will take place.
MAIN DUTIES read the script many times, both to get a feel for the flavor and spirit of the script list its specific requirements for scenery, furnishings and props. The time of day, location, season, historical period and any set changes called for in the script are noted. The set designers focus here is on figuring out everything that may be needed based on the dialogue in the script.
The set designer will meet with the director and the other members of the design team to discuss the details of the set and the directors interpretation of the play. The set, costume and lighting designers also meet and work together to ensure the creation of a unified look and feel for the production.
-suggest the style and tone of the whole production-create mood and atmosphere-give clues as to the specific time and place of the action-offer creative possibilities for the movement and grouping of the actors
The overall look of the set also gives the audience information about the directors concept of the production. All the scenery, furniture and props the audience sees at a production of a play make up the set design.
All the things appearing on the stage other than the scenery Set props like furniture, draperies and decorations are the types of things that complete the set and they need to be part of the set design.
Hand props are anything handled or carried by an actor. They include staffs, food, weapons, lanterns and candles, canes, staffs, parasols, and practically anything else an actor could or might pick up. Personal props are props worn or carried by a particular actor and issued to him rather than stored on the prop table.
Set props include most obviously furniture. These are objects that add to the look of the setting, with which the actor interacts. Set dressing consists of similar items, but which the actor doesnt usually handle. Some set dressings are "practicals", props like lamps or chandeliers that perform on stage as they do in real life.--Trim props are a type of set dressing that hang on the walls, such as pictures, window dressing and
Mechanical special effects are part of the prop department. That basically means any special effect that is not plugged in to operate. If a pull pin or a string operates a trick, it is a prop, but if an electric solenoid trips it, it is under electrics
Atmospherics includes fogs, smokes, snow, etc. Greens are any plant, live or artificial.
Dress the scene Contribute to look and feel of scene Help fill space appropriately Interpret the play
Contribute to the style and mood of the play Add info about characters Aid the actor Help actor in character, movement and business
the selling of tickets the ushering of patrons in front of house areas the maintenance and management of the theatre building itself.
-usually work for the theatre, under the supervision of the house manager, and not for the theatrical troupe which is currently occupying it. -Often in regional or smaller theatres the responsibility falls under the aegis of the production manager.
In any case, house management works closely with the production management team for the presentation of the theatrical production.