TECHNICAL THEATRE

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Third Block

Technical Theatre 1

Mr. Dills can be reached at christopher.dills@cobbk12.org or 678-713-4557

WEEK OF April 13-17, 2020

Students are expected to complete the assignment and/or activity for the day and, if there is a submission button, to click the button and fill out/submit the completed form for that day.

 

As per Cobb County guidelines, classes are only meeting Monday-Thursday and exercises/activities will reflect this.  Friday is to serve as an evaluation day to gauge student learning and to be available for office hours and questions.

Each day at 2pm, including Friday, there will a Zoom session where industry professionals continue to join us.  Check out the line-up HERE and join us for some exciting and interesting discussions.

This week we will explore a different jobs/roles in the theatre and how they relate to each other.  Watch each video posted and, at the end of the week, complete the theatre job hierarchy bracket and submit. 

 

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TO FIND THE BEST TIME FOR US TO MEET EACH WEEK.

Find out what theatre career might be best for you!

For FUN, take the theatre Career Path Quiz

Fill out this Theatre Hierarchy Chart as you work through this weeks lessons.  Then submit the button on it when done to email it to me.

Monday April 13

 Scenery/Construction & Props

 

CLICK ON THE JOB TITLE TO EXPLORE MORE ABOUT THE JOB AND EXPECTATIONS OF EACH POSITION IN THE THEATRE WORLD.

SCENIC DESIGNER

Is responsible for the visual appearance and function of the scenic elements used in the production. To translate the scenic design from the concept to the stage, the designer produces colored sketches or renderings of the sets and properties, scale models of the various sets, and scale mechanical drawings that fully describe the settings.

PROPERTIES MASTER

Is responsible for the supervision of the prop shop personnel in the acquisition and construction of the various decorative and functional props in a collaborative design process with the scenic designer.  The props master closely coordinates with the scenic, lighting, sound, and costuming departments when any technical needs overlap among those departments.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

is responsible for purchasing construction materials, supervising the building of scenery, transporting set pieces from the shop to the theatre stage, mounting the scenery onstage, overseeing the work of the scenic crews during rehearsals and performances, and maintaining the shop’s equipment and supplies. To order the materials and build the scenery the technical director reads scale plans supplied by the scenic designer. These drawings may have to be supplemented with plates that the technical director draws that show the construction details and techniques that will be used to build the scenery.

Remember to be working through the Theatre Hierarchy Chart

Tuesday April 14

 Management & Producing

 

CLICK ON THE JOB TITLE TO EXPLORE MORE ABOUT THE JOB AND EXPECTATIONS OF EACH POSITION IN THE THEATRE WORLD.

STAGE MANAGER

Has a wide number and variety of responsibilities, which can be broken down into three primary categories:  handling the majority of the administrative duties related to a production, assisting the director during rehearsals, and being responsible for all backstage activity once the show opens.

PRODUCTION MANAGER

A production manager works with designers, the technical crew, and the management team to make sure the technical elements of a show are completed safely, on time, and on budget. Production managers are often full-time staff members at large theatres and work on every show during a season. Some midsize or small theatres may hire production managers on a per-show contract basis. They have to be very organized, have extensive knowledge about technical theatre, and should enjoy working with a diverse group of people. Production managers usually studied technical theatre at the undergraduate level, and many hold a master's degree in production management or technical direction.

PRODUCER

This term can have many meanings within theatre, but it usually refers to a person who manages all aspects of a production, from overseeing the budget to hiring the director and other artists. Producers have to understand both the creative and business sides of theatre. They may also be involved in raising money for a production. A midsize or large theatre may have several producers on staff who are assigned to shows throughout the season. There are also independent theatre producers who either work for themselves or are hired on a per-show contract basis by a theatre company. This is a great career for a highly organized person who has a talent for making things happen. Producers have a variety of educational backgrounds, but usually have had some experience in both theatre and business.

Remember to be working through the Theatre Hierarchy Chart

Wednesday April 15

Costume Design

 

CLICK ON THE JOB TITLE TO EXPLORE MORE ABOUT THE JOB AND EXPECTATIONS OF EACH POSITION IN THE THEATRE WORLD.

COSTUME DESIGNER

 Is responsible for the visual appearance of the actors. These responsibilities include what is seen (clothes, shoes, hats, purses, canes, parasols, jewelry, wigs, makeup, etc.) as well as what isn’t (corsets, hoops, boning, character elements such as padded stomachs, etc.). Designs for theatrical costumes consist of colored sketches depicting the clothing and accessories that will be worn by the actor.

COSTUME SHOP SUPERVISOR

is responsible for the implementation of the costume design. This will include supervision of fittings, overseeing construction of built costumes and alteration of pulled and purchased costumes, and maintenance of shop equipment and supplies. 

Remember to be working through the Theatre Hierarchy Chart

Thursday April 16

Light, Sound & Projection Design

 

CLICK ON THE JOB TITLE TO EXPLORE MORE ABOUT THE JOB AND EXPECTATIONS OF EACH POSITION IN THE THEATRE WORLD.

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Is responsible for the design, installation, and operation of the lighting and special electrical effects used in the production.  To show where the lighting equipment will be placed, the lighting designer produces a light plot specifying the placement and configuration of all instruments used in the production.  The designer must also furnish all associated paperwork for the design including hook-ups, schedules, cut lists, and a cue synopsis.

SOUND DESIGNER

Is basically responsible for everything related to sound for a given production.  He or She provides the designs for all pre-recorded music, sound effects, and the reinforcement of live voices, musical instruments and sound elements.  The sound designer is also responsible for all sound related technical drawings and the specifications for any sound equipment to be rented, leased or purchased, as well as for overseeing the installation of the sound systems and setting the sound cues.

PROJECTION DESIGNER

Projection and video design used to be considered part of lighting design, but they are increasingly seen as separate, but related, career paths. These designers use technology to project light (and sometimes sound) to help tell the story of the play and create a world onstage. They need to understand video technology and sound editing and may also have an animation background.

Remember to be working through the Theatre Hierarchy Chart

Friday April 17

NO CLASS

Have a good weekend!

I do hope to see you at 2pm for our daily Zoom Guest Speaker!

Remember to be working through the Theatre Hierarchy Chart

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