4 Set- People and Terms Set designer vs. carpenters/crew Technical Director (TD)StagehandsGaft tapeSpikingStage blocks
5 Fly system Batons- the pipes they attach lights and set pieces onto Pigs- the name for the weights they use to balance the weight of the lights and set pieces on the batons (like a teeter-totter)This is how they bring in set pieces to change the scene or fly someone like Peter PanPulley system- The ropes and pulleys they use to raise and lower the set
29 Lights Lighting Designer vs. Light board op. Blackout & Blueout Lighting designer creates a light plot and gives it to the Master Electrician. The Master Electrician is the person in charge of hanging all the lights to make it look as the Lighting Designer had envisioned, and for recording all the light cues.Blackout & BlueoutBite lightFollow spot vs. SpotlightWork lightsLighting instrumentsLamp- 750 watts (normal is 75w)Fragile- sensitive to oil on skin
33 Lighting Instruments Ellipsoidal PAR Can Very specific area is lit, very condensed light. These you can use gobos for.This creates a wash, or a broad area that is lit instead of a specific spot. Cannot use gobos with these because the light is too spread out.
36 Intelligent lightingIntelligent lighting is newer, and therefore more expensive, but will probably eventually replace both ellipsoidal and PAR cans.Benefits:Change color without changing gelsAdd and remove gobosNot stationary, can be moved aroundOne Intelligent light can do the same job as 10 of the older models.Most Intelligent lighting is used these days in concerts, on Broadway, and even some DJs.
50 Sound Sound designer vs. sound board “op.” Sound designer decides placement of speakers, what songs to play, what sound effects to use, and use of microphones.Sound board op runs the sound during rehearsals and the show. They not only have to play the music and SFX, but also turn on and off people’s mics, and can even change the way their voice sounds.Real sounds vs. Sound effects (Crash box- real, cat meowing- effect)Sound cue
52 The Audio signal chain Source Processing Speaker Amplification Examples:Mixing with a sound board, adjusting volume, audio special effects (Chipmunk voices pitch, reverb).Examples:Making the sound louder:Some speakers have amplifiers in them, usually you need to have an outboard specifically made for amplifying.Examples:Self explanatory!Examples:Anything that makes sound: Radio, I-pod, computer, microphones, etc.
53 Microphones Lavalier / Lapel Mic Condenser Mic Dynamic Mic These are the most popular mics. They can be handheld or on stands, but the actor or singer needs to be directly in front of it to pick up the sound.These mics can be several feet away from the actors and still pick up all the sound. It picks up all sorts of noise besides the one actor’s voice.These mics can be hidden on actors. The battery is attached to the actor’s back
55 Costumes Costume designer vs. stichers/dressers/builders Pull (& alter)BuyBuildRentSwatchMeasurements
56 How to design a costume: There are certain things you need to know about your character and the play before you can design:GenderAgeStatusLocationSeason/weatherTime PeriodJobPersonalityOther things to keep in mind- color of the set and lights, logistics