September 25, 2012 Warm Up: Where are you getting your ideas for your design? How is it going? Objective: Students will understand how the principles of composition can guide their design style.
Design Project 02 – Production Design • Choose a scene from the textbook (start on page 162). You may read as a group • Individually, analyze your play (MTGC) • Individually, create rough drafts of your floor plan, 3D perspective, and costume renderings (today) • Peer Evaluate (Tuesday) • Work on Final Drafts to turn in (DUE Thurs!!!)
Elements of Design • Line – a mark that connects 2 points • Dimensions – length and wide of line • Quality – shape, darkness, contrast of line • Character – how it evokes emotions • Shape – Line enclosed • Mass – 3D quality of (a) line(s), space • Measure – judging size • Position – location of objects
Elements of Design • Color – it is what it is • Texture – visual or tactile surface characteristics
Principles of Composition • Unity – when the elements designed work together to create a working design • Harmony – blending of patterns and objects • Contrast – juxtaposition of dissimilar design elements • Variation – breaking harmony without making contrast • Balance – arraigning elements in different areas on stage
Principles of Composition • Proportion – how objects relate to each other in a sense of size, location, or importance. • Emphasis – directing audience attention to specific details or places.
Using Principles of Composition • In trade rough drafts with another person. • While looking over their rough draft and script analysis, examine how they (unwittingly) used the Principles of Composition. • Do you think their work has the desired effect of using the Mood, Theme, and Given Circumstances to create a meaning production design for their particular script.