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Elements Of Technical Theatre
Transcript of Elements Of Technical Theatre
by: Kaylen Fields & Peter Perez
What Is Costume Designing?
• Costume designing is the fabrication of clothing for the overall appearance of a character or performer. Costume is specific in the style of dress particular to a nation, a class, or a period.
The costume designer must create clothes for characters that, on one hand, reflect the ideas and goals of the play, but, on the other hand should look like the character chose the clothing in the same way you choose yours every day clothes.
1. Analysis: analyze script, musical composition, etc.
2. Design Collaboration: Meet with director & designers. Must be a clear understanding of script, budget, etc.
3. Costume Research: Gather research.
4. Preliminary Sketching: Is an accurate depiction of proportion, detail, color layout, etc.
5. Final Sketches: Final costume sketch can now be completed
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Examples of Great Costumes Designs
"Shrek" the musical
"Cats" The musical
"Mary Poppins" The Musical
"Spider man Turn Of The Dark"
• During the late middle Ages in Europe, dramatic enactments of Bible stories were prevalent, therefore actual Christian vestments, stylized from traditional Byzantine court dress, were worn as costumes to keep the performances as realistic as possible
actors have always worn costumes, but the job of costume designer evolved only in the 19nth century with the general theatrical trend toward historical accuracy
Some Costume Designers
An American costume designer whose most famous costumes were for The Wizard of Oz and other Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films of the 1930s and 1940s. During his career, he designed costumes for over 250 films .
The original Adrian-designed ruby slippers used in The Wizard of Oz; now on display at the Smithsonian.
Adrian Adolph Greenberg (1903 - 1959)
Edith Head (1897- 1981)
an American costume designer who won eight Academy Awards, more than any other person in the category of costume design. During a career lasting more than half a century, designed "The Facts of Life", "Sabrina", and "Roman Holiday"
Encyclopædia Britannica. 2009.
Tara Maginnis (2008). "History of Theatre Makeup before 1920"
Corson, Richard (1986). Stage Makeup. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Westmore, Michael G. (1973). The Art of Theatrical Makeup for Stage and Screen. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.
Kehoe, Vincent (1969). The Technique of Film and Television Make-Up for Color and Black and White. New York: Hastings House Publishers
In some occasions its not just one
person who designs the costumes it could
also be a group of people or receive help by many volunteers. for example "Cats"
refers to makeup that is used to assist in creating the appearance of the characters that actors portray during a theater production.
History of Theatre Makeup
In Greek and Roman theatre, makeup was unnecessary. Actors wore various masks, allowing them to portray another gender, age, or entirely different likeness
In medieval Europe, actors altered their appearances by painting their faces a different color. Performers who portrayed God painted their faces white or gold; actors playing angels painted their faces red
Advancements in stage lighting technology required stage makeup to evolve beyond one over-all face color to a multidimensional craft. Originally, theatres used candles and oil lamps; these two sources of light were dim and allowed for crude, unrealistic makeup applications
Types of Makeup Applications
Highlighting and Shadow
Colleen Atwood (1948-)
American costume designer.
Atwood has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design ten times and won Academy Awards for the movies Chicago in 2002, Memoirs of a Geisha in 2005, and Alice in Wonderland in 2010.
A sketch of one of her costume
designs used in "Alice in Wonderland"
-Through the use of makeup, specifically highlighting and shading, the apparent shape of an actors face can be altered with highlights and shadows and contouring
Straight makeup is a style of makeup that provides a natural, clean and healthy glow
Makeup & Lighting
Pink tends to gray the cool colors and intensify the warm ones.
. Yellow becomes more orange.
Flesh pink flatters most makeup.
Fire red ruins makeup
Amber and orange intensifies and yellow and most flesh colors
Green grays all flesh tones and rouges in proportion to its intensity. Green will be intensified. Yellow and blue will become greener.
Green-blue washes out pale flesh tones, and will gray medium and deep flesh tones, as well as all reds.
Violet causes orange, flame, and scarlet to become redder. Rouge appears more intense
Types Of Makeup
Fair complexions are enhanced by soft shades of peach and pink, while brown complexions are best accented with coral shades. Moist rouge is applied before powder; dry rouge is used to accent the already powdered makeup.
: Liquid eyeliner, cake eyeliner, or the eyebrow pencil is used to accent and frame the eyes.
used to color and shape the lips
Mascara, used to make the eyes more dramatic
used to cover blemishes and matify the face
Grease or stick shadow is applied to the eyelids and blended out toward the eyebrow bone before powder is applied; dry eye shadow is used alone or to intensify and touch up the color underneath
(1992). The Costume Designer's Handbook
Survey of Historic Costume, 2005
"Wicked" The Musical