The Properties Director s Handbook

Author: Sandra J. Strawn
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 041566327X
Format: PDF, Docs
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A how-to guide leading the prop master through planning, pre-production, production, and post-production procedures, budgeting, collaborations with designers and other production areas, and planning a prop shop from the layout of the spaces to the health and safety protocols for shop planning and workplace management.

The Properties Director s Toolkit

Author: Sandra Strawn
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351380427
Format: PDF
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The Properties Director’s Toolkit is a concise guide to managing a prop shop and show build. Sandra Strawn and Lisa Schlenker skilfully explain and provide templates for organizing and managing a prop shop, from pre-production organization to production processes, budgeting and collaborations with other production areas. The Toolkit also explores how to plan, organize and maintain a prop shop for safe and efficient production work. This thoroughly revised second edition includes two additional chapters on the role of the Props Director and co-productions, along with expanding information in each chapter, including artisan responsibilities, union information, digital collaboration, prop shop organization and construction, and projections.

Making Stage Props

Author: Andy Wilson
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781861264503
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Prop makers everywhere now have available to them a broader range of products and processes than every before. Making Stage Props is a book for anyone involved in prop making who wishes to explore the wealth of materials and techniques open to them. This highly illustrated guide covers planning, costing, and scheduling; tools and safety; working with wood, steel, and clay; making and repairing furniture; painting and finishing; and more. Andy Wilson has worked with theatrical companies throughout Britain, including the Royal Shakespeare Company. He currently teaches propmaking at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

The Stage Management Handbook

Author: Daniel Ionazzi
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781558702356
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers advice, for both professional and amateur stage managers, on putting on a show, discussing its three phases, and includes information on the organizational structure of theaters and how to manage human behavior

The Prop Effects Guidebook

Author: Eric Hart
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351395483
Format: PDF, Docs
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In The Prop Building Guidebook, author Eric Hart demonstrated how to cut, glue, sculpt, and bend raw materials to build props. Now in The Prop Effects Guidebook, he shows us how to connect and assemble components and parts to make those props light up, explode, make noise, and bleed. It delves into the world of electricity, pneumatics, liquids, and mechanical effects to teach you how to make your props perform magic in front of a live audience. The book is complemented by a companion website featuring videos of how to create individual prop special effects: www.propeffectsguidebook.com.

The Fake Food Cookbook

Author: Tamara Honesty
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315450798
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Fake Food Cookbook: Props You Can’t Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV contains step by step instructions on how to create the most realistic prop food for a theatrical production. From appetizers such as oysters on a half shell and chicken wings, entrees such as lobster and honey-glazed ham, to desserts, breakfasts, and even beverages, every meal is covered in this how-to guide. Full color images of each step and finished products illustrate each recipe, along with suggestions for keeping the budget for each project low. Safety Data Sheets?and links to informative videos?are hosted on a companion website.

Technical Theater for Nontechnical People

Author: Drew Campbell
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1621535444
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Technical Theater for Nontechnical People helps actors, directors, stage managers, producers, and event planners understand every aspect of technical theater—from scenery, lighting, and sound to props, costumes, and stage management. In this thoroughly revised new edition, the popular guide firmly embraces the digital age with new content about digital audio, intelligent lighting, LED lighting, video projection, and show control systems, all explained in the same approachable style that has kept this book in the pockets of industry professionals for many years. A brand-new chapter on sound design has also been added, and every chapter has been updated with more information about the basics of theater technology, including draperies, lighting instruments, microphones, costume sketches, and more. This book teaches: Who’s who on a theatrical production team What is needed to know about technical theater and why What to look for when choosing a space for a show How to communicate with lighting, scenery, audio, and costume designers How to stage manage an effective show or presentation Covering both traditional and digitally supported backstage environments, this book is an essential guide for working with every technical aspect of theater! Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

The Director s Craft

Author: Katie Mitchell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134138083
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Director’s Craft is a unique and completely indispensable step-by-step guide to directing for the stage. Written by one of the most adventurous and respected directors working today, this book will be an essential item in every student and practitioner’s kitbag. It provides detailed assistance with each aspect of the varied challenges facing all theatre directors, and does so with startling clarity. It will inspire everyone, from the beginner just starting out to the experienced practitioner looking to reinvigorate their practice. Katie Mitchell shares and explains the key practical tools she uses to approach her work with both actors, production teams, and the text itself. She addresses topics such as: the ideas that underpin a play’s text preparing improvizations Twelve Golden Rules for working with actors managing the transition from rehearsal room to theatre analyzing your work after a run has ended. Each chapter concludes with a summary of its critical points, making this an ideal reference work for both directors and actors at any stage of their development.

The Stage Manager s Toolkit

Author: Laurie Kincman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317292596
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Stage Manager’s Toolkit provides a comprehensive account of the role of the stage manager for live theatre with a focus on both written and verbal communication best practices. The book outlines the duties of the stage manager and assistant stage manager throughout a production, discussing not only what to do but why. The book identifies communication objectives for each phase of production, paperwork to be created, and the necessary questions to be answered in order to ensure success.