Technical Theater in Review
by Cade Conner
- Set designers create the theme for the whole play.
- Set design should give audience a clue of time and place.
- Set designs utilize props, lighting, curtains, and backdrops to create scenes.
- Set designers need to account for script, budget and approval by director.
- Set design should be easy to move and efficient for actors to get on and of stage quick.
Elements and Principles of Design
- Balance is a comfortable arrangement of things using symmetrical, radial, and asymmetrical.
- Emphasis is a center of interest in a set that makes the audience focus on one place.
- Pattern is the repetition of anything, shapes, lines, or colors in design.
- Contrast is a difference in colors, textures, or shapes that helps.
- Movement shows actions in design and draws the audience's eyes.
- Gobos are used to give certain effects to lighting that add texture to stages.
- Gels can be put in gobos and are used to color the lights.
- Sound can be created from anything to replicate anything.
- Sound designers can take one sound and use editing software to create more sounds.
- Sound designers are in charge of playing sound effects in different scenes.
- Sounds can create different moods and feelings in the crowd.
- Sounds are crucial in making a good story that is realistically.
Makeup and Costumes
- Makeup is applied more than normal to be able to be seen by the audience.
- Makeup can be made up of all different colors to create different designs.
- Costumes can be creative as possible and designers need to be creative to get around obstacles.
- Masks fitting is crucial so the actor can see and nothing falls off.
- Durability of costumes are also very important so that nothing rips.