The last couple of days has been spent sitting at my drafting table (kitchen table with paper everywhere and my little black cat snooping through bags) coming up with the plans for Hamlet.
Today was Build the Model for Hamlet Morning.
I like the process I have developed when creating sets. It took awhile to develop but at last I think I have my own. Once I narrow the idea down on paper and trouble shoot ideas I start drafting the plans. Once the plans are finished I start creating the model. I use the build plans as a guide to help me through the model making process. I now look at the plans as a builder and I figure out what I didn't include in the plans. Today I didn't mark a measurement correctly and would not have noticed if I hadn't made the model. The carpenter will be most happy.
I know for this show trying to describe the set was odd ,"So you have an angled wing that slides on a track attached with eye hooks made of 1X4 wood with canvas stretched across it." (?) Now I can say the same thing and point to my little creation.
Enjoy reading my encounters in and around theatre set design.
"The object of art is to give life a shape" -Shakespeare-