The work I made during this project is reflected on the nightmares that I had been constantly dreaming since I was a child. When I was a child, I was afraid of being alone and afraid to overcome the difficult process by myself. As a result, whenever I have a bad situation, I dreamed of being alone.
Before making this set, I thought about what type of stage will best fit the scene that I am trying to show. In the end, I decided to use proscenium as my stage. The advantage of using proscenium is that it guarantees good sound and lighting effects. I thought sound and lighting is very important in order to create a creepy and scary atmosphere, so I chose proscenium as my stage. The reason I kept the two spaces in place with the iron rather than the wall was that I thought the iron would make the audience feel colder and stiffer.
To explain more about the setting, the back wall covered with the sharp needles and at the front of the stage, beasts are waiting. This shows the main character of the stage is unable to escape through anywhere. In addition, I purposely made the stage empty in order to make it look more desolate. Since the characters are huge, I thought if there are too many props in the stage, it might distract the attention. Also, I thought having empty space on the stage helps to focus the light on the character.
The thing I most appreciate about my final product is that I made it very similar to my plan, and it mostly presented the image that I tried to show. However, I think there are some points that I wish could be better or different. Firstly, I want to change the iron cage. Even though I thought it was a very good idea to set the side walls with walls, but I think it might have been better if the irons were more straight and dense. Secondly, I think the stage might have looked scarier if there were more creepy ornaments such as cobweb or knife on the stage.
Overall, throughout this process, I was able to experience a different view of making a set for the actors.