Shop Drawings for Platforming

Seen here is the shop drawing for out folding platform. When you take a closer look, you will see the cut list and the shopping list on the right. The ground plan view is to the left, front view on top-left and the end of the platform is on top, to the right. After...

Lighting Board Notes

  The role of the lighting designer within theatre is to work with the director, set designer, and costume designer, to create an overall 'look' for the show in response to the text, while keeping in mind issues of visibility, safety and cost. The...

Light Plots

This set in introductory instructions in creating a light plot is the result of a request for help from one of our mailing list members. Start with a small ground plan of the theater space you are working in. Add the area, person, set you are going to light. Draw an...

Scale

When we use “scale” we are enabling us to use a small drawing to diagram a larger project. If we wanted an extremely accurate drawing of an object, we would draw a picture of it at Full Scale. That is, draw it full size. For every foot of object you would...

Drawing Lines

How to draw a straight line? Sounds simple doesn’t it? Draw a straight line. Go ahead, give it a try. Take your pencil and draw a straight line. Hint: drawing a line side to side is easier then up and down. Not easy is it? Now, try a ruler. In technical theater...