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Stage Design

  1. 1. Stage Design • Designers create the visual and aural elements of a production • Four major designers – Scenic Designers or Scenographers – Costume Designers – Lighting Designers – Sound Designers
  2. 2. What do designers do? • Accept offers to design • Read the script for ideas – Plot – Characters – Genre – Style – Theme – Meaning • Research the world of the play – The Fuddy Mears world is distorted – Victorian England • Develop initial design ideas – “unpacking” – “brain storming” – First production conference or first production meeting • Collaborate in developing the production concept – Director’s concept or interpretation – Developing the Production Concept • What the play will look and sound like
  3. 3. First draft of visual and aural designs • Scene and costume designers – Sketchs • Manually • CAD or Vectorworks – Scale Model – White model – Model Box • Lighting Designers – Storyboards • Sound Designers – Existing sources – Build
  4. 4. Soft Scenery • Flat scenery – Drapes – Hanging Fabric – Backdrops • May be painted to look three dimensional
  5. 5. Soft Scenery – Cyclorama or “cyc” • Huge white or light gray, tightly stretched curtain attached to pipes at its top and bottom place at the back of the stage
  6. 6. Hard Scenery • Flat scenery • Flats • Flats can be put together to create – Walls – Doors – Windows – Fire places – Arches – Anything that must sustain the illusion of a constructed surface
  7. 7. Dimensional Scenery • Non flat scenery • Staircases • Ramps • Platforms • Columns • Tree trunks • Any three dimensional scenery
  8. 8. Further development • Solidify the Production Concept – Second production conference • Finalize Designs • Communication • http://www.stanford.edu/group/rams-head/arch
  9. 9. Technical Drawings • Complete technical drawings, charts and plots • Manually to scale – Scale ruler • CAD or Vectorworks – Ground Plan • Looking down on the set – Elevation • Looking from the front – Cross Section • Looking from the side • http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~pacshop/graphics.html • http://www.goodmantheatre.org/About/Production.as
  10. 10. Costumes • Costume Drawings • List – What the actor will wear • Plot – What order the costumes are worn
  11. 11. Lighting • Light plot – May use the • designer’s plans • Theatre’s plans • Draw his or her own • Instrument Schedule – What light • Color media – How the lights will be gelled • Cue sheet – All the light changes and when they happen in the script
  12. 12. Sound Designers • S o und Plo t –W here are the speakers to be places –W hich channel are they connected –M icrophones • Cue S he e t –W hen is each track to be played –W m hat icrophones are used and w hen
  13. 13. Technical Director • Supervisor of the scene shop • Supervises – Budgets – Schedules – Personnel – Construction and installation of scenery
  14. 14. Supervise realization of designs • Scene designers consult with technical director and scene painter • Costume designer – Fittings • Lighting Designer – Master Electrician – Technical Director • Sound Designer – Sound board operator
  15. 15. Load in or Move in • Stage manager • Focus the lights • Technical Rehearsal • Dress Rehearsals • Preview • Opening
  16. 16. Final Rehearsals • Technical Rehearsal • Dress Rehearsals • Preview • Opening

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