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Elements of Design

6 elements used by designers to create mood, atmosphere, and focus

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The 6 Elements of Design

- Color
- Line
- Mass
- Composition
- Texture
- Light

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Line

Defining edge of a shape

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Mass

Bulk or weight of objects on stage

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Composition

Arrangement and balance of items. The "look" of the stage.

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Scenic Designer

- Responsible for settings and transitioning from one setting to another
- Masking
- Set Dressing
- Properties

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Masking

The stage curtains or walls that hide/mask the actors or backstage area from the audience

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Set Dressing

Furniture, decorative items that complete the stage picture

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Properties

Props- items used by actors during onstage action

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Scenic Designer Job

To create a physical environment for the play's action

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Theatrical space and their hints to the audience

Theatrical space scenic designers create may also function to give clues to the audience about play's locale.

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Important Issues for Scenic Designers

- Number of Settings
- Shape and Size of Stage
- Sight lines of theater
- Means of Shifting Scenery
- Materials the set is built with
- Effects that make special scenic demands
- Decision to imitate, either in abstract or very detailed way, a set with historical scenery

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Costume Designer

- Responsible for clothing, hats, hair styling/makeup and shoes
- They dress both the character and the actor in which the character character is expressed
- The actor is comfortable and artistically sataified

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William Ivey Long

Broadway Costume Designer

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Specialized Duties

- Millinery (Hats)
- Wig Designers
- Armor Fabrication

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Important Issues for Costume Designers

- Silhouette
- Costume in Motion
- Fabric and Texture Draping
- Fabric Patterns
- Enhance or Suppress body lines
- Special Effects

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Contemporary Plays

Some theaters hire shoppers that go to the stores for the costume designer

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Costume designer, Scene Designer, Lighting Designer

The costume designer must consult with scene designer and the lighting designer to ensure costumes will look as they designed them to look

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Responsibilities of Lighting Designer

- To illuminate the actors and scenery
- Use light expressively to communicate time, place, and mood
- Transitions from one scene to the next

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3 Fundamentals of a Lighting Designer

- Color of Light
- Direction of Light
- Intensity of Light

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Lighting change the pace of

- The play
- A scene
- A dance
- A song

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Important Issues for Lighting Designer

- Visibility/Invisibility
- Dimensionality
- Color/Lack of Color

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Gel

Transparent, colored film placed in front of a beam light

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Light Plot

- The lighting designers plan
- Shows the location and direction of each instrument
- Shows what kind of instrument will be used and their location on the grid

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Supplemental Lighting Instruments

- Striplights
- Footlights
- Follow Spots

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Striplights

A series of lights, either overhead or in the wings, that bathe the stage in light

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Footlights

Light source on the floor in front of the stage
Casts light upward creating harsh shadows

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Follow Spots

Spot lights that an operator can swivel so that the beam of light shines on the performer wherever they move on stage

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Responsibilities of Sound Designer

- Amplifying the actor's voice when used
- Recorded sound effects
- Selecting music
- Sometimes writing or commisioning new music
- Sometimes designs the layout of speakers onstage, just off stage, or in the audience

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Important Issues for Sound Designer

- Acoustics
- Volume
- Location of Sound