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This is a comprehensive survey of the technical and design aspects of play production, including scene design and construction, lighting, sound, costume, and makeup. Health and safety precautions for the backstage crew appear throughout in boxes labeled " Safety Tips, " and " Design Inspiration" boxes show how professional designers create the desired look.

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Genre: Costume
Author: J. Michael Gillette
Publisher: Palo Alto, Calif. : Mayfield Publishing Company
Release: 1987
File: 500 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105003287500

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A theatrical designer must address two questions when designing a production: What is the play about and what is the play like? To find the metaphor within a play is to unlock inspired and unique design concepts. Theatrical Design: An Introduction is about how to find the design idea for a production and what to do with that idea once identified. This book emphasizes script analysis and interpretation specifically for designers: how to release meaning and design inspiration from lines and characterization in a script. It then explains the artistic elements and principles of design—the skills necessary to create the design visualized. Concepts are illustrated with examples from theatre, film, art, architecture, and fashion that explore professional and historic use of conceptualization and metaphor. Theatrical Design: An Introduction imparts the tools designers need to innovate off the page.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Kevin Lee Allen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 2016-09-13
File: 270 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317559078

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"First courses in the world of theatrical design and production, like the art they introduce, come in a bewildering array of shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Some students receive their introduction to this subject area in a general overview course that covers the design and production elements of scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound in a single semester. Other students may enjoy the luxury of an entire year in which to discuss the same material. Still others may take individual courses that specialize in the theory and craft of the separate areas that comprise the field of theatrical design and technical production. The course content is very flexible indeed. This 8th edition of Theatrical Design and Production has been extensively revised. Every chapter has had minor--and in some cases major--revisions to bring the information it offers in line with current standards and practices"--

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Genre: Stage management
Author: J. Michael Gillette
Publisher:
Release: 2020
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1260687503

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The creation of exciting visual stories blooms from a successful navigation of the collaborative artistic journey. This new text guides beginning directors, designers, and performers through the many interwoven relationships and communication styles used during this journey and details the context, vision, parameters, materials, aesthetics, documentation, and facilitation of the design and production process. Drawing from over thirty years as a theatre educator and costume designer, Ryerson uses examples from actual productions to provide valuable insight into creating visually symbolic storytelling. Specific areas covered include the historical development of performance; navigating the relationship between artistic and business factions; job descriptions and hierarchies; design elements and principles; set components and construction; the design and production of costumes, lighting, and sound; special effects; and how everything comes together. Including 16 pages of full-color photos, this universal and practical approach benefits all members of this unique art form.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Judy Ryerson
Publisher: Waveland Press
Release: 2020-08-03
File: 191 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781478645979

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The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice addresses the core principles that develop the student designer into a true artist, providing a foundation that ensures success with each production design. This text concentrates on the skills necessary to create effective, evocative, and engaging theatrical designs that support the play contextually, thematically, and visually. It gives students the grounding in core design principles they need to approach design challenges and make design decisions in both assigned class projects and realized productions. This book features: In-depth discussions of design elements and principles for costume, set, lighting, sound, and projection designs Coverage of key concepts such as content, context, genre, style, play structure and format, and the demands and limitations of various theatrical spaces Essential principles, including collaboration, inspiration, conceptualization, script analysis, conducting effective research, building a visual library, developing an individual design process, and the role of the critique in collaboration Information on recent digital drawing tool technology, such as the Wacom® Inkling pen, Wacom® Intuos digitizing tablets and digital sketching, and rendering programs such as Autodesk® Sketchbook Pro and Adobe® Photoshop® Chapter exercises and key terms designed to provide an engaging experience with the material and to facilitate student understanding

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Kaoime Malloy
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2014-08-07
File: 340 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317694267

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A step-by-step exploration of everything aspiring and practicing designers and directors need to know about the theatrical design process.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Karen Brewster
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release: 2011-09-06
File: 284 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781581158496

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Now in its seventh edition, Designing with Light introduces readers to the art, craft, and technology of stage lighting and media projection. The new edition is fully updated to include current information on the technology of stage lighting: lighting fixtures, lamps, cabling, dimmers, control boards, as well as electrical theory. Readers will learn how designed light is used to enhance the audience’s understanding and enjoyment of a production. The book includes specific information on drafting the light plot, explores the challenges of designing for different stage configurations, and provides examples of lighting designs for dramas, musicals, and dance. It also features comments and thoughts from active designers from both mainstream theatrical productions and related industries. Written for students of Lighting Design and Technology as well as professional technicians and designers, Designing with Light offers a comprehensive survey of the practical and aesthetic aspects of stage lighting design.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: J. Michael Gillette
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2019-11-07
File: 374 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780429815782

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Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design is a week-by-week guide that helps instructors who are new to teaching design, teaching outside of their fields of expertise, or looking for better ways to integrate and encourage non-designers in the design classroom. This book provides a syllabus to teach foundational theatrical design by illustrating process and application of the principals of design in costumes, sets, lights, and sound.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Eric Appleton
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2016-10-04
File: 360 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317274193

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Genre: Theater architecture
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1989
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCSD:31822008406001

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In the early sessions, Dorn and Shanda focus on the basics of lettering, tool introduction, geometric constructions, orthographic techniques, soft-line sketching applications, and dimensioning and notation skills. After several weeks the student begins to apply these drafting skills to design and technical theatre. At this point, the projects in the text expand to include ancillary skills such as time and material estimation, shop drawing nomenclature, and techniques such as simplified drafting pin graphics, theatre drafting standards, and CADD processes. The text concludes with a final project that will help the student develop a portfolio set of drawings.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Dennis Dorn
Publisher: SIU Press
Release: 1992
File: 262 Pages
ISBN-13: 0809315084

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