Are you a fan of theatrics? Is watching live action shows, orchestrated music, unique lighting, and special effects take place in the flesh a hobby close to your heart? Then you’ve probably entered the field as a team member of stage design or production crew. The difference between Theater and the Analysis-focused course of the subject is their concentrations. In Theater, you learn actor-related history, techniques, and the art of live entertainment. In Analysis, you learn about the prominent figures of stage production and the progression of story-telling, to stage, to film. It zones in on the construction behind a show, and techniques on how to bring it together. While Theater practices lines, movement and character association, Analysis practices script interpretation, scheduling tips, creative input, and emphasizes team cooperation. Theater is the sundae toppings that dress up a scoop of ice cream – it makes the iced milk a sweet desert. Whereas, analysis is the ice cream itself, without it, the treat could not exist. But this chilled indulgence, which comes in so many flavors, requires a tedious amount of work to make, as does the making of a play, formed with detail and dedication. This app is like an all-in-one utensil to help you make the most luscious flavors and accentuate your brand of studying.
Notetaking involved in this type of work is all about stage design metaphors and scene framework, introducing strategies for scenery painting and innovation, lighting components, combinations, and terms, mapping out the costume process, music enhancing, and instilling management ethics. In order to make this portion of the course smoother, use iFlipIdeas to store all of the different topics into separate folders. Each of the three main sections use this organizing system for neat and easy reference, and when you delete them, they are kept in the archive section when you want to restore them for future pursuits in subcategories of theater or old lectures. Each of the three main sections also includes a text, imagery, audio, and video tool to highlight the key ideas of anything that is better learned by example. It’s also really convenient to be able to make these notes in class, and then just carry it all around at once without equipment or paper!
Costuming, for instance, is a duty that involves a talented eye, functionality and practicality, and remembering lots of terminology. Their tools alone include a collection of clothing references throughout the eras, becoming linear with lighting designers, and creatively composing accessories, fabric and easy dress-changes for the best imitation of the scripted character. Take pictures of fabric samples and use the text tool to track their costs. Use iFlipCards, which are virtual flashcards, to create Q&A formats of vocabulary and costume themes from different time periods to quiz you for the various exams on plays.
The same concept can be used for scenery painters who must use multiple strategies in order to create 3-D landscaping out of cardboard flats. They must utilize the entire space of a set, while imagining original insertion and removal of props and effects. They must then get all their ideas out on a 3-D diagram, either virtually using programs or physically using material. The imagery tool and video tool can be great assets to this process at every step, using iFlipCards for their many questions requiring answers.
Lighting designers must learn difficult terms and have detailed attention to incremental discrepancies of color change and effect on stage, which is where quiz cards are a great aide once again. This huge amount of topics can also be said for each of the other subcategories included in stage production, and will go in greater depth if you chose to take one of these responsibilities on as a concentration for your degree.
You’ll find yourself doing a lot of group work on recreating plays and having individual tasks that call for visual models or representations with researched evidence and resources for your ideas, costs, and countering negative aspects. For every presentation, use the slideshow feature to exemplify your models. Take pictures of location for scenery, inspiration for fabric, or video tape lighting concepts and changes, and record music samples. The iFlipSlides is a tool that will really help you with plot points, scene organization, and the three-act structure. You can make a folder for each play, and make a slide for each scene – record the lines, take pictures, tape movement specifications, and input notes about the particular scene in the text tool. Then you can use the sorting tool when you make your own play, so you can see them as a whole, or when you read sections out of order in the play to keep track. The three-act structure involves a lot of figuring out how to make the play whole with a beginning, middle and end. Every scene has multiple acts, and each one of these requires a different set of blue prints to produce. So practice with the slideshow tool to dissect a script properly, and see it in a full spectrum – that way, all the details that go into each act can be visualized virtually instead of on a giant, scribbled out chart.
Musical aspects of the production are centered on intuitive feel for emotion, audience reciprocation, and flow. Flipslides are essential for sorting out that key sequence with audio samples, while making notes for the tech-guy controlling the switchboard during performances.
As a director, you will be responsible for keeping an eye on production progress and making sure that each member of the crew is compromising yet voicing their views succinctly. This task requires lots of communication! But it is often hard to make group gatherings whenever something needs an agreement or vote – until now that is! TECHtionary has invented this app that also shares each note, slide and card online through Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and email! This is especially useful when you find a bump in estimated production costs, and need every one’s opinion to decide on the alternative! Post pic samples of the black and brown combination suit for Mr. Green over the agreed green and brown comb is best based on cost difference. Or post a video of you asking whether this certain emotion within Mr. Green is better for a particular scene over another sample of the actor’s interpretation of his lines during table reading. Fast, simple and accessible summarizes the boost in self and group study that iFlipTipsPro provides.
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With the iFlipCal, meetings, studying, and every event in your life are never missed because you are notified through your phone instantly for reminding. It just makes those big group meetings a lot more planned out. Plus, assignments can be scheduled in intervals so that you are never behind.