For the costume scheme design, I found the sessions I had on object theatre and its power of imagination and effect it can have on creating and representing characters to be very eye opening. I researched and dissected the characters – what they were to represent in Elizabethan times and who they would be nowadays.Continue reading “Costumes for Hamlet”
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Storyboards for Hamlet
Storyboards in Photoshop. To communicate ideas visually and to shop elements that would be very hard to draw – like projection mapping, video projection, lighting, smoke etc. An important skill to learn for future theatre makers. Used both costume design drawing and digital images
Intro sessions – projection mapping. A field to explore further. Isadora – i need to learn more about you.
site visit to Nottingham Playhouse. Explore the space, measure, investigate, plan, SIGHTLINES. On stage- set for “The Memory of Water”, play written by Shelagh Stephenson, design by Laura Hopkins.
Ideas for Hamlet
attacking the space. Nottingham playhouse. Shakespeare. Exploring the space. Researching. Playing. Gravity – black hole. Burnt (shurred) wood – destruction. an orgy of destruction and revenge.
Performing. Deranged version of Peter Pan. Villain and danger to the lost boys. Nottingham, 2019 Costume by Kayleigh Bakker Photos by Crash Taylor
Intro to Stage Lighting
A few very useful and interesting sessions in stage lighting. Brightness, angles, focus, shapes, spills, Fresnel, Profiles. LED, lighting from the Script, lighting a scene, programming lighting desk, operating it, cue sheets, uses of gobos (made them ourselves using AutoCAD and laser cutter) were just a few topics that were covered. There is so muchContinue reading “Intro to Stage Lighting”
Laser cutting 1:25 scale furniture (chairs) and ladders for model box. Using AutoCAD.
Seven Acts of Mercy – white card model
Initial ideas for the performance in wavily theatre in 1:25 scale. Traverse – to feel more intimate, so audience are closer to stage, closer to emotions and action. Audience – not just seeing the performance – they will be witnessing it. And seeing other members of audience through the set, therefore audience are vital partContinue reading “Seven Acts of Mercy – white card model”
Costume Design for Seven Acts of Mercy.
Anders Lustgarten’s play confronts the dangerous necessity of compassion in a world where it is in short supply. And it is all about contrasts and aggression. About class and running away from who you are, about pretending It is set in 1600s Naples and modern day Liverpool. It was necessary for my design scheme thatContinue reading “Costume Design for Seven Acts of Mercy.”