stagecraft Final Exam
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stagecraft Final Exam
Stagecraft exam Cara Wood AU Anderson
study for Cara Wood's Stagecraft Final Exam
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.
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.
cut list for a 4x8 platform
: 2 @ 4'
: 2 @ 7'-9"
: 3 @ 3'- 9"
what increment are toggles placed on flats? what about platforms?
every 4 ft on flats
every 2 ft on platforms
what kind of wood is used to top a flat?
what type of wood are platforms made out of?
2 by 4
What type of wood are flats made out of?
1 by 4
what is 3/4" plywood used for?
what is the cut list for a 4 x 10 flat?
: 2 @ 4' (rails are ALWAYS 4 ft on this test)
: 2 @ 9' - 10 1/2 "
: 2 @ 3'- 10 1/2" (this will ALWAYS be toggle measurement for flats)
what are the properties of light
distribution (like angle, focus, hard/soft edge, etc)
2 types; Parallel- a bunch of wires connecting the lights Series- one wire connecting the lights
also called Source four or ERS
long ones with shutters
has several lenses
gobo can be used
mounted far away from stage
mounted close to stage
floodlight used to cover the stage in blue
mounted close to stage
short and square
1 lense soft light
controls the amount of electricity sent out
circuit (in a lighting system)
pathway for electricity to flow
outlet in the wall
number that you plug the light into
how the lightboard talks to the system
controls the dimmer
W is watts
V is volts
A is amps
W= 120 * amps
3. 2 -fer
1. extention cord with a plug that you can plug into the light system (usually not Edison)
2. cord that is 5 feet or less
3. lets you plug 2 instruments into one
the actual power
flow of electricity or power
how much wattage you are able to have on the dimmer
potential power and pressure
how bright something is
how much wattage you actually have on the dimmer
light pattern that you insert into an ERS it is a type of "color media"
colored plastic this is a type of "color media"
What is the difference between the line connector and the load connector?
the load connector is the plug on the instrument (male plug)
the line connect is the outlet in the wall pocket, connector strip, or on the back of the dimmer pack (female plug)
types of connectors used
20 amp stage pin (the square kind we use in Belk, 3 prongs)
20 amp twist lock (round kind with 3 prongs)
15 amp edison (normal plug)
what wire colors are hot, grounded and neutral?
ground wire is green
Neutral wire is white
hot wire is black
soft patching- do it on the light board with the computer hard patching- physically plug the lights in
random patching info
•contains one plug for every permanently installed stage circuit and one or more outlets for every dimmer.
•A patch panel is installed when the lighting system contained a large number of stage circuits but only a few dimmers.
electricity used with batteries
electricity from the wall
Clockwise current is positive, counter-clockwiseis negative
theory of lighting plots to recreate 3:00pm
warm and cool lights
Key light- brighter light, main source
Fill light- filling in the shadows, lower light
color you cant mix
3 primary colors of light
these 3 together create white light
3 primary colors (when painting etc)
the amount of black or white in the color
tint is adding white
shade is adding black
amount of grey in the color
pigment in paint
mix all colors together and get black
mixing colors of light, creates white light
3 types of color
complementary colors are on opposite sides
3 basic components of paint
Pigment- what gives paint its color (like berries or something)
Vehicle- holds binder and pigment together (water/oil)
binder- holds pigment to the surface of what you're painting (latex/vinal)
when mixing colors you should add the white into the dark color
when mixing paint you should add the dark color into the white
how much paint should you use on your paintbrush?
dip the bristles 1/2 way into the paint
proper way to clean a brush
with murphy oil soap
use a wire brush
rise it out until the water is clean
types of painting textures
dry brushing (little paint on brush)
spattering (splatter paint)
lining (drawing lines)
glazing (watery paint)
stippleing (dab brush)
scumble (criss cross different colors on top of each other)
–U-bolt, Saddle, Nuts
–Never Saddle a Dead Horse
: the live part is the part with tension
: ropes are rated by tensil strength
: made of plants, pretty strong
: stretches a lot
: also airplane cable, strongest
: fishing line! (spiderwire is black fishing line)