Faking it (2)

For our second lesson we had a meeting with Beth to discuss further details of our brief, We have a budget of £60 and we will need to keep our own record of this- any materials we need to order we need to order through Joe. We need to source materials and we will have free stuff given to us from John Lewis. An issue was raised about copyright and Beth said as long as it wasn’t reproducing the actual imagery, we shouldn’t have a problem.We will need to fill out a risk assessment form for our piece. We need a scenic designer who is responsible for creating an environment. Director’s concept- gives an idea of how he produces, his concepts/scenes. Sets should provide style, tone, mood, atmosphere, time, and place. All these require research.

Here are some ideas of how you can communicate your work:

  • Mood boards/Theme boards
  • Rough sketches
  • Sketch models of different ideas
  • floor plans/drawn to scale
  • Front elevations giving a view of the elements of the set from front to back which shows detail
  • Maquettes or mini 3D models showing each set when completed (add annotations)

Make sure they come under budget and think about time. Including sourcing and manufacturing. Manufacture using existing objects. Use clay/card/polystyrene.

I have taken these into consideration and I will now discuss further with the group to draw up some ideas and think about materials for our final prop/set.

We also had Olivia Kotsifa come in to do a lecture on lighting and colour. She showed us some examples of work she had previously worked on and showed us how light could make a huge impact on how we present our work. Making models to scale is extremely important because it gives you the sense of scale you are working to and if you need to adjust it you can. What makes a space interesting? Atmosphere, Scale, Literal, Abstract. Colour gives us a sensory perception so think of colour and think of how if influences us physically and psychologically. 2D drawings need color and light to emphasize the space you work around (Shadows). An artist she showed us was Sue Blackwell who used paper cut backgrounds. She showed 2 videos which showed an interesting use of back drops and lights called 2 Directions play and Dogville.


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