stagecraft unit 1 test

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  1. Designer's Elevation or Front Elevation
    is a front view of each individual piece of scenery
  2. Painter's Elevation
    is a copy of the front elevation which has been rendered to indicate the color and painting techniques which are to be applied to the final set
  3. Rear Elevation
    a scaled drawing of the back of the scenery. It is the guide used by the shop carpenters to build the setting
  4. proscenium
    actor is on a raised platform in front of the audience
  5. thrust stage
    actor is surrounded on three sides by the audience-- the fourth side contains the scenery.
  6. arena theatre
    actor is totally surrounded by the audience
  7. continental seating
    aisles on left and right at the end of long rows
  8. american seating
    contains aisles that go down the center of a row
  9. proscenium arch
    The arch (or "picture frame") which separates the acting area (stage) from the audience area (house or auditorium
  10. apron
    the narrow stage space in front of the act curtain
  11. wings
    the backstage space on either side of the acting area
  12. fly loft
    the backstage space above the acting area.
  13. grid
    the I beams which form the "ceiling" of the stage house. Pulleys that hold the lines of the rigging system are clamped to the grid
  14. cove, or ceiling beam
    the front-of-house mounting position, usually cut into the ceiling of the auditorium, where lighting instruments are hung to light the front edge of the stage.
  15. center line
    marks the center of the stage. It is one of the two reference lines used when locating points on the stage
  16. plaster line
    • the second reference line. It extends from the upstage corner of the stage left proscenium arch to the upstage corner of the stage right proscenium arch
    • (Basically, if the stage were a room, the line on the floor where the wall between the stage and the audience would go)
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  19. What is the difference between a rendering and an elevation?
    A rendering is basically a drawing, an elevation shows how to build it.
  20. What is a scenic designer's job?
    • develop a colored rendering or build a scale model *
    • draft the ground plan and designer's elevations *
    • create a color and texture for the general background
    • determine number and location of scenic pieces
  21. on a ground plan...
    • a squiggly line indicates a curtain
    • it is a bird's-eye view of the set
  22. what does AP mean?
    Ante-proscenium; basically it means in front of the scenery
  23. dead hung system
    dead hung systems have the pipe permanently chained to the grid
  24. how to move and put up a flat
    • need 2 people. you can table it (carry it like a table) or you can carry it upright with each person's hands as high and low as they can go (1 hand high, 1 hand low)
    • to put up your flat you "walk it up". 1 person puts their foot against the end as leverage and the other person slowly moves the flat upright.
  25. what is 3/4" plywood used for?
    platform tops
  26. What type of wood are flats made out of?
    1 by 4
  27. what type of wood are platforms made out of?
    2 by 4
  28. what kind of wood is used to top a flat?
  29. what is the cut list for a 4 x 8 flat?
    • rails: 2 @ 4' (rails are ALWAYS 4 ft on this test)
    • stiles: 2 @ 7' - 10 1/2 "
    • toggles: 1 @ 3'- 10 1/2" (this will ALWAYS be toggle measurement for flats)
  30. what increment are toggles placed on flats?
    what about platforms?
    • every 4 ft on flats
    • every 2 ft on platforms
  31. cut list for a 4x8 platform
    • Rails: 2 @ 4'
    • stiles: 2 @ 7'-9"
    • toggles: 3 @ 3'- 9"
  32. running feet
    how long the boards are end to end if you line them all up. get running feet by adding up the length of each piece of wood.
  33. formula for board feet
    • how long (running feet) x how wide (type of wood) / 12
    • so simplified: running feet x width / 12
    • * type of wood means if you are using 2x4 lumber, your wood width is 4.
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stagecraft unit 1 test
stagecraft test, tools, flats, platforms
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