Month: May 2021

Elements of Scenic Design

Scenic Design – The aspect of a production that gives a sense of ‘space’ or location. Can be realistic or symbolic. Aids in creating ‘atmosphere’.

Mood Board (Concept) – A poster that contains imagery that will help focus the design or conceptual weight of a piece of theater.

Thumbnail Sketch – A quick sketch or drawing that becomes the starting point for a design.

Stage Configuration – The layout of the stage in the theater you are producing the play.

Groundplan/”Birds Eye View” – The top down look of the design. Gives you an idea of WHERE things are on the stage.

Elevation – The FRONT look of the design. Gives you an idea of what you will see when you are looking at the stage.

Flat – A scenic piece that is used to build doorways or walls. Light, flexible, and can be built to order.

Sight Lines – The view of an audience onto the stage. Sight Lines are taken from many different seats to see what they see.

Masking/Masking Flats – Flats or curtains designed to ‘hide’ the elements of the stage we don’t want the audience to see.

Sound Design – Sound Designer

In class we worked on creating a sound design. My sound design was based on a character who was stabbed in a rainy day and was transported to the hospital. Efforts are taken to save his life, but he ends up dying in the busy hospital.

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