The Craft and Art of Scenic Design: Strategies, Concepts, and Resources

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Routledge #ad - The craft and art of scenic design: Strategies, Concepts, and Resources explores how to design stage scenery from a practical and conceptual perspective. Additionally, contracts, it provides advice on portfolio and career development, and working with a union. This book was written for university-level Scenic Design courses.

The Craft and Art of Scenic Design: Strategies, Concepts, and Resources #ad - This book features case studies, definitions, key words, tip boxes, and chapter exercises. Discussion of conceptualizing the design through script analysis and research is followed by a comprehensive overview of execution: collaboration with directors and other designers, developing an effective design process, working with spaces, and the aesthetics of stage design.

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Drafting for the Theatre

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Southern Illinois University Press #ad - By incorporating the foundational principles of both hand- and computer-drafting approaches throughout the entire book, the authors illustrate how to create clear and detailed drawings that advance the production process. Early chapters focus on the basics of geometric constructions, lettering, orthographic techniques, soft-line sketching applications, and dimensioning.

Dorn and shanda treat the computer as another drawing tool, like the pencil or T-square, but one that can help a knowledgeable drafter potentially increase personal productivity and accuracy when compared to traditional hand-drafting techniques. Drafting for the theatre, design, and conventional wisdom necessary for the production of scenic drafting, second edition assembles in one book all the principal types of drawings, techniques, and shop drawings.

. In this newly revised second edition, worksheets, illustrations, veteran stage designers and technical directors Dennis Dorn and Mark Shanda introduce industry-standard drafting and designing practices with step-by-step discussions, and problems to help students develop and refine drafting and other related skills needed for entertainment set production work.

Drafting for the Theatre #ad - Used book in Good Condition. It is structured to support a college-level course in drafting, but will also serve as a handy reference for the working theatre professional. It is richly illustrated with numerous production examples and is fully indexed to assist students and technicians in finding important information.

Two chapters detail a series of design and shop drawings required to mount a specific design project, providing a guided path through both phases of the design/construction process.

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The Technical Director's Toolkit The Focal Press Toolkit Series

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Routledge #ad - This book is perfect for university courses in Stagecraft and Technical Direction and for the aspiring Technical Director. The technical director’s Toolkit is the first book to address every nut and bolt of this multifaceted job. This book guides readers  though the step-by-step processes of technical direction and the responsibilities of the TD in the mounting of a theatrical production.

In the world of theatre, the technical director is responsible for overseeing the safe and efficient realization and implementation of scenery for the stage. Leadership, relationship building, personal responsibility, management,  demonstrating not only how to become a more efficient and effective TD, and problem solving are addressed, but also how to be a collaborative member of a production team that artists will seek to work with again and again.

The Technical Director's Toolkit The Focal Press Toolkit Series #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The book also addresses scene shop design, facility repair and maintenance, and finishes with a brief overview of other areas of technical theatre that help round out the far reaching skill set of a successful TD.

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The Handbook of Set Design

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Crowood Press #ad - The Handbook of Set Design #ad - From concept to final dress rehearsal and performance, it takes you through the practical process of turning initial ideas and sketches into final sets that enhance the audience’s understanding of the play as well as providing a memorable experience in their own right. The handbook of set design is a comprehensive guide to designing scenery of all kinds for a wide variety of stages, large and small.

Crowood Press UK. Used book in Good Condition. Many photographs of stage sets designed by the author are included, models, technical drawings, together with explanatory illustrations, stage plans, and color renderings for a wide range of productions.

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Stage Design: A Practical Guide

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Crowood Press #ad - Stage design: a practical Guide is designed to meet the needs of students and amateurs as well as professionals. Crowood Press UK. Among the topics covered are the foundations of stage art and design; theater types; the use of color; art and design materials; understanding stage dynamics; saving money through innovation and invention; planning and making small scale models of stage designs; scaling up and implementing a stage design in a theater; and analyzing the script for design pointers.

Stage Design: A Practical Guide #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Gary thorne is a professional costume and set designer. Used book in Good Condition. Written in non-technical language, and with an emphasis on scenery design, it provides a comprehensive guide to the artistic and technical aspects of the subject. Each chapter contains clear, concise information and instructive photos, concluding with practical exercises to stimulate inquiry and creativity.

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Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity

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Routledge #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. This book reveals how creative designers think in order to create unique and appropriate works for individual productions, generate potential ideas for a new design, and will teach you how to comprehend the nature of the design task at hand, gather inspiration, and develop a finished look through renderings and models.

Revealing the inner workings of the design process, Unmasking Theatre Design will jumpstart the creative processes of designers at all levels, both theoretically and practically, from student to professionals, as you construct new production designs. Unmasking theatre design shows you how to cultivate creative thinking skills through every step of theatre design - from the first play reading to the finished design presentation.

Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity #ad - Every great design has its beginnings in a great idea, sound, whether your medium of choice is scenery, costume, lighting, or projections. Crowood Press UK. The exercises presented in this book demystify the design process by providing you with specific actions that will help you get on track toward fully-formed designs.

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The Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information

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Broadway Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Crowood Press UK. Focal Press. Reference. Backstage handbook includes chapters on Tools, Materials, Hardware, Electrics, Shop Math, Architecture and Theatre. First published in 1988, backstage handbook is one of the most widely used stagecraft textbooks in the United States, with about 10, 000 copies sold every year.

The Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information #ad - This handy reference book brings together under one cover an incredible variety of information useful to designers, technicians and students who work behind the scenes in theatre, film and television. Used book in Good Condition. Its sturdy leatherette binding will stand up to years of constant use. The third edition updates this popular reference book with new terminology and materials, and adds dozens of new illustrations of grip hardware, film lighting equipment and painting tools.

There are hundreds of illustrations, to safe working loads for several kinds of rope, tables and charts which cover everything from the stock sizes and specs of wood screws, to illustrations of twenty-two types of standard lamp bases.

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Stock Scenery Construction Handbook

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Broadway Press #ad - Crowood Press UK. Used book in Good Condition. This third edition includes updates throughout the book by Mike Monsos, professor of Scenic Design/Technology and Bill Raoul's colleague at University of Montana. Used book in Good Condition. It has over 200 full-page drawings showing construction techniques for every conceivable kind of stock scenery piece, hardwall, from flats plain ones, door units, etc.

To platforms and step units including two kinds of parallel platforms and even folding-brace stairs, to all kinds of soft goods like curtains and drops. The second edition added a chapter on paint. Widely adopted as a college textbook, "Stock Scenery Construction Handbook" is one of the easiest to use, and most complete manuals on scenery construction.

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Designer Drafting and Visualizing for the Entertainment World, Second Edition

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Focal Press #ad - Focal Press. New focus on digital drafting and 3-D applications. Drawing on designs from real hollywood and broadway blockbusters, this book provides you with the basic tools and principles of scenic drafting and rendering, digital 3D modelling, digital and hand/digital rendering, beginning with pencil drafting and culminating with the latest information on CAD drafting, and digital graphics for sets.

Used book in Good Condition. In the second edition of designer drafting and visualization for the entertainment World, film, world-class Hollywood production designer and art director Patricia Woodbridge teams up with nationally-renowned scenic designer and SCAD professor Hal Tine to give you a dynamic glimpse into the world of designing for mainstream entertainment including theatre, tv, and corporate events.

Designer Drafting and Visualizing for the Entertainment World, Second Edition #ad - Full of examples from all areas of entertainment, this book not only builds on basic principles of designer drafting to give you the most comprehensive knowledge on the subject, but also illuminates scenic career paths with insights from professional set design artists who discuss their education and varied career progressions.

Used book in Good Condition. New and revised illustrations throughout, including prolific designs featured in Sherlock Holmes, True Grit, I Am Legend, and Gossip Girl. Now vibrantly illustrated in full color, setting it apart from its competitors, all of which are in B&W. Reference. Used book in Good Condition.

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3D Printing Basics for Entertainment Design

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Routledge #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Crowood Press UK. Used book in Good Condition. With straightforward and easy-to-follow information, you will learn ways to acquire printable 3D models, basic methods of creating your own, and tips along the way to produce successful prints. Focal Press. Reference. Collins. Affordable 3d printers are rapidly becoming everyday additions to the desktops and worktables of entertainment design practitioners – whether working in theatre, theme parks, or… you name it! We are beginning to ask important questions about these emerging practices: · How can we use 3D fabrication to make the design and production process more efficient? · How can it be used to create useful and creative items? · Can it save us from digging endlessly through thrift store shelves or from yet another late-night build? · And when budgets are tight, museum design, television and film, animatronics, window displays, will it save us money? This quick start guide will help you navigate the alphabet soup that is 3D printing and begin to answer these questions for yourself.

It outlines the basics of the technology, and its many uses in entertainment design. Over 70 professionals contributed images, and never-before-seen case studies filled with insider secrets to this book, guidance, including tutorials by designer and pioneer, Owen M. Used book in Good Condition.

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Digital Media, Projection Design, and Technology for Theatre

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Routledge #ad - Reference. The book also offers a breakdown of all key related technical tasks, to calculating surface brightness/luminance, warping content and projection mapping, to using masks, and blending projectors, screen size and throw distance, such as converging, warping, making this a complete guide to digital media and projection design today.

Used book in Good Condition. From the very first steps of landing the job, to reading and analyzing the script and creating content, all the way through to opening night and archiving a design. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. An eresource page offers sample assets and interviews that link to current and relevant work of leading projection designers.

Digital Media, Projection Design, and Technology for Theatre #ad - . Standard professional industry equipment, projectors, sensors, emissive displays, cameras, projection surfaces, including media servers, etc. Detailed analysis, to creating a unified design for the stage with lighting, costumes, case studies, to rehearsing with digital media, set, sound, tips, and best practices for crafting a practical schedule and budget, working with actors and directors, and props is discussed.

Focal Press. The book outlines the digital media/projection designer’s workflow into nine unique phases. Is detailed. The fundamentals of content creation, including: photography and still images, generative art, detailing the basic building blocks of creating and executing digital content within a design is offered in context of the most commonly used content creation methods, data, real-time effects, video, animation, and interactive digital media.

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