Design Day 2 - THEA 200 Design and Designers (pt 2) Who are...

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THEA 200 Design and Designers (pt 2)
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Who are we talking about? Set Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer Sound Designer Support the Overall Production (Concept, tone/mood, emphasis, etc.) Support the actors Evoke an emotional response and what do they do?
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For each designer, we’ll answer the following: What are you trying to do? Things to consider as you begin What are your tools? What are the steps to completing your design?
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Set Design: What are you trying to do? Define the performance space Design and implement a good ground plan Send the audience a message about how to understand the story, characters, theme, etc.
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Defining the Performance Space QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. See how the floor is painted - this defines the space The placement of the bench also tells us that the main action of the scene will take place here
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Defining the Performance Space cont. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. In defining the space, the designer creates opportunities for compelling staging, as with the use of levels, here.
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Different Performance Spaces QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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Stage Alley or “Tennis Court” Audience QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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Stage Stage Stage Audience Seating “Environmental” Stage
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QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Extreme Environmental Theatre Really more of a performance. Philippe Petit tight roping between the World Trade Center Towers in the 1970’s
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Design and implement a good ground plan Ground plan = placement of set pieces in space
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Visibility Possibilities for staging and movement of scenery if called for Variety Pays attention to the specific needs of the text (ex. Hamlet needs to jump in a grave in Act 4) Helps tell the story of the play What makes a good ground plan?
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Given Circumstances - Time, place, social standing How many settings/locations/spaces? Sight lines of the theatre Technology available How will things move? What will they be made of? “Special” things the set needs to do, special things the actors need to do on the set, details that are key to the production. Budget and Schedule
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Design Day 2 - THEA 200 Design and Designers (pt 2) Who are...

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