Did some drawing today! In the Edward Gorey style. Click on the house below to visit the Edward Gorey museum.
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Some of my favorite set designs I have created over the years. The two things these shows have in common are 1) They were photographed by Chuck Marcelo, www.marcelomedia.com and 2) The set budget was $700 or less for the entire look. Even if you have a small budget you MUST make sure the finishing details are there. I have been known to dumpster dive on occasion, in the name of design!
I'm designing a show that goes up in October and work has already begun on the design concept. Below is one of twenty some odd set changes.
Looks like things are going to get busy this September and October. I have two big musicals (one original and the other an area premier) and the hardest farce of all time, Noises Off (opens in another state) .
So, I need to start working on these designs now to be ready by summer-early fall.
Lots to do!
DESIGN, DRAFT, GO GO GO!
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I put this blog together so you can see how a concept becomes a reality.
When I am asked to design a show I have no idea what the set will look like at first. My first response is "oh cool!" or "oh boy..." I sit down, walk through the show scene by scene and take measurements of the stage. I then think about the aesthetic and concept. This idea of the what the show could look like might be inspired by a photo, like below. I then create a quick drawing of the idea (approved by producer and director). Later I take the measurements and start scaling the design to fit in the pace (keeping budget in mind). Once plans are drawn and scaled (1/4 scale is preferred) I create the model. Sometimes I find missing measurements when constructing the model and can add them in the plans.
From top to bottom, left to right you can see my thought process for this production of Hamlet performed and produced by Fun House Theatre and Film.
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Enjoy reading my encounters in and around theatre set design.
"The object of art is to give life a shape" -Shakespeare-