9780240808062

Scenic Design and Lighting Techniques: A Basic Guide for Theatre

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  • ISBN13:

    9780240808062

  • ISBN10:

    0240808061

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 9/21/2006
  • Publisher: Focal Press
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Summary

"Scenic Design and Lighting Techniques: A Basic Guide for Theatre will show you how to transform a dark, bare stage into an effective theatrical setting for your production - even if you have never done it before! Written by two seasoned professionals with over twenty years of experience, this book uses clear direction and a humorous style to take you through all of the steps safely, accurately, and efficiently."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

About the Authors ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Section 1: Building the Set
1(248)
The Basic Scenic Building Blocks
3(52)
Flats
3(14)
Platforms
17(17)
Drops and Backings
34(21)
What Are They Made Of?--Scenic Construction Materials
55(28)
Wood
55(9)
Metal
64(7)
Plastic
71(8)
Cloth
79(4)
What Tools Do I Use?---Scene Shop Tools and Techniques
83(74)
Hand Tools
83(27)
Power Tools
110(28)
Portable Power Tools
138(14)
Finishing Tools
152(5)
How Does It Go Together?---Construction Tips and Techniques
157(92)
Designer Plates
157(6)
Building Flats and Platforms
163(31)
Moving Scenery
194(4)
Connecting Different Types of Scenery
198(11)
Shifting Scenery
209(40)
Section 2: Creating the Environment
249(70)
What Do I Need?---Interpreting the Script for Its Basic Scenic Needs
251(12)
Words, Words, Words: Reading the Script
251(1)
Play Scene Investigations: Who, What, Where, and When
252(1)
Creating Breakdowns of Basic Scenic Needs
253(1)
What Is a Prop and When Is It a Set Dressing?
253(6)
Questions for the Director: The First Concept Meeting
259(4)
How Do I Get Them to Build It?--Communicating Your Ideas
263(16)
Who, Where, and When Research, or Don't Reinvent the Wheel
263(2)
Sketches and Drawings
265(2)
Floor Plans and Scale Drawings
267(2)
Perspective Sketches
269(2)
Digital Images and CAD
271(8)
How Do I Get Them to Believe It?---Adding Realistic Details
279(26)
Paint Treatments
279(23)
Wall Coverings
302(3)
What Should It Look Like?---Choosing Props, Dressings, and Floor Treatments
305(14)
Set Dressings and Props
305(9)
Floors
314(5)
Section 3: Lighting the Set
319(66)
The Basics of Lighting
321(42)
Three-Point Lighting
322(9)
Types of Lighting Instruments and Their Intended Purposes
331(12)
Diffusion, Gels, and Cookies
343(14)
Learning What to Light and What Not to Light
357(6)
Special Effects Lighting
363(22)
How to Create the Intended Effects with Light
363(9)
Achieving the Most with Very Little
372(6)
The Latest Techniques and Equipment
378(6)
Concluding Remarks---Finally!
384(1)
Index 385

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