Dance Production Notes Artistic & technical A. Artistic: choreographic process, overall vision for concert, artistic director B. Technical: logistics of displaying the concert Things to think about when producing a concert: A. Venue B. Budget C. PEOPLE!!!! Lighting designer A. Creative vision for lights B. Technical knowledge of equipment C. With a good lighting designer, the audience will not notice the lights Costume designer A. Creative vision for costume B. Technical knowledge of building & supplies Other collaborators A. Composer B. Video Build crews: set, costume Publicity A. Poster, design & distribution B. Newspaper C. Radio D. Internet E. TV F. Pre-show Ticket Sales (Box Office Manager) Dance Production - People Run Crew A. Stage Manager - runs the show, calls cues from control booth B. Assistant State Managers - backstage in wings, in contact with Stage Manager C. Light Board Operator - runs light board in control booth D. Soundboard Operator - runs soundboard in control booth E. Backstage Crew - pull curtain, move set pieces, ensure safety of dancers F. Page - account for the dancers during the show, announces who is needed on stage (timeline of things) G. Costume Run Crew - account for customers, fix the costumes, quick changes Front of House Crew A. House Manager - ensure safety of audience, ensure pleasant experience, appearance of theater, in charge of ushers B. Ushers - take tickets, pass out programs, help patrons to their seats, assist House Manager C. Box Office Manager - ticket sales, cash flow, assist with problems & special needs D. Box Office Crew - assist box office manager Light Plot A. Shows all the lights that will be used and where they are B. Hang and focus - placing the lights for the show Manipulators A. Gel - colored filters B. Gobo - projects pattern on stage Type of lighting A. Cyclorama (cyc) - lights the black white curtain B. Front - lights the front of the body (good at showing detail), used alot in TV C. Back - lights the back of the body D. Side - lights all sides of the torso E. Down - lights from above F. Up - lights from below, project light up Best lighting for dance A. Side lighting - lights all sides of the torso B. Illuminates all of the body C. Most flattering Issues in lighting A. Costume B. Placement of dancers C. Video D. Set design E. Coloring of dance
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