Scenic Designer MUST: Create an environment Create an environment Help set the mood Help set the mood Create a reality in a fake world Create a reality in a fake world Establish time period Establish time period Work with directors and other designers Work with directors and other designers Solve Problems Solve Problems Make sure scenery matches lights, costumes, and sound Make sure scenery matches lights, costumes, and sound
For the following clips: Please answer the following questions: Please answer the following questions: 1.) Is the entire set/scenery painted on a backdrop? 123 2.) What do the costumes look like? Do they tell you the time period? 123 3.) What part of the set or costume tells you the location? 123 4.) Do the actors interact with the scenery or their own costumes? 123
Types of Stages There are three most used theatre spaces There are three most used theatre spaces Proscenium Proscenium Arena Arena Thrust Thrust Advantages/Disadvantages Advantages/Disadvantages Audience experience. Audience experience.
Proscenium (picture-frame stage) Arch Arch Large picture Large picture The frame separates the The frame separates the audience from the stage Creates Fourth Wall Creates Fourth Wall
Arena Stage Audience on all FOUR sides of stage Audience on all FOUR sides of stage This is seen in: This is seen in: Sports Sports Concerts Concerts Circuses Circuses Actor-audience Actor-audiencerelationship Easy to create Easy to create (low budget)
Thrust Stage Audience on THREE Audience on THREEsides Close actor- audience Close actor- audiencerelationship Multiple seating Multiple seatingoptions Easy Sight Easy Sight
Your Turn! Mini-Mock Flats Label your: Muslin/flat Label your: Muslin/flatStileRail Create a drawing on the front of your muslin to be used for a stage! Create a drawing on the front of your muslin to be used for a stage!