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Set design 101


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Description of basic set design tasks and UIL One Act Unit Set pieces.

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Set design 101

  1. 1. Set Design 101<br />How to Create the Where You Want… or something like that…<br />
  2. 2. The End Result<br />At the end of this unit, you and a partner will use your knowledge of set design to:<br />Create a floor plan of a set<br />Create a set rendering<br />Use given & found materials to create a MODEL of a set.<br />
  3. 3. Journal # 10Set Design Vocabulary<br />Yes.<br />You have to write these down.<br />Yes.<br />They go in your notes.<br />Stop whining.<br />
  4. 4. 1. Setting<br />The location where the play takes place.<br />Settings can changefrom scene to scene within a play.<br />
  5. 5. 2. Rendering<br />A colored sketch or drawing of a setting or a costume.<br />
  6. 6. 3. Set Props<br />A piece of furniture (or a big thing, like a tree) that is part of a set.<br />
  7. 7. 4. Floor Plan<br />A birds-eye view drawing of the setting. It shows where things are in the setting. <br />Designers make a floor plan before they build a set. The floor plan helps them see the size and placement of the background and set props.<br />
  8. 8. 5. Unit set<br />Single setting which can represent a variety of locales with the simple addition of properties or scenic elements.<br />
  9. 9. 6. Flats<br />Flat pieces of theatricalscenery which are painted and positioned on stage so as to give the appearance of buildings or other background <br />
  10. 10. 7. UIL Unit Set<br />The unit set approved for use by the University Interscholastic League<br /> <br />
  11. 11. 8. Three-fold flats<br />Three smaller flats joined at two places by hinges to “unfold” into three sections. Used in UIL unit set.<br /> <br />
  12. 12. 9. Two-fold flats<br />Two flats joined together by a hinge to “unfold” into two sections. Used in UIL unit set.<br /> <br />
  13. 13. 10. Step units<br />Moveable steps or stairs used in UIL unit set that vary in width. The UIL unit set includes 2’ and 4’ wide step units.<br /> <br /> <br />
  14. 14. 11. Pylons<br />Narrow set pieces that resemble pillars or columns. Used in UIL unit set, and vary in heighth. UIL unit set uses 4’, 6’, and 8’ pylons.<br /> <br />
  15. 15. 12. Platforms<br />A raised horizontal surface. Used in UIL unit set, and vary in size. UIL unit set includes 4’ x 4’, 4’ x 8’, and 1’ x 1’ platforms. 1’ x 1’ platforms resemble blocks (or small cubes).<br /> <br />
  16. 16. 13. Ramps<br />An inclined surface. Used in UIL unit set. UIL ramps are 4’ x 4’ and incline from the floor level to 1’ above.<br /> <br /> <br />