Behind the Curtain
I have been keeping up with America's Got Talent this year. Many people on the show have been amazing and some just scary. Last night's show was very good as the stronger one's are left on the show. For one operatic number they flew in, lowered from the stage, a huge, golden picture frame to frame the artist in while she sang flawlessly as Carmen. The frame was very cool, very simple and the surprising thing is you could see the seams where they had constructed it! Little disappointed because they have the best people in the industry to build this thing. On my set for The Mikado I have tapped the seams so you could not see them as much, however, you can still see them because the tape wrinkles. I need all seems to go away! In the past I have even painted sets very carefully to hide seams and yet they still lurk around the corner. The only way to get ride of them is in careful design, putting putty over it or, like I did in Noises Off, just cover the walls in fabric and pass it as wall paper, hang a drape over a seem and lastly be best friends with the lighting designer and have them carefully light the set.
My blog is all about the design process, design in general (mainly set design),designers I love and architecture. Take a look behind the curtain!