November 9th, 2006

nyah, tongueout, glasses, nerd

Flagrant Incompetence

So for my Intro to Theatric Production class, we're going to work in groups of three to design a Shakespeare play for the final project. My group (to which I was randomly assigned since I never got a chance to plan one out) is doing The Taming of the Shrew. I've got a copy of all of Shakespeare's plays on my various EBook devices, so I'm reading and taking notes there. The entire conept is a creative project, and part of the design involves drawing.

It has been determined that I am the best aritst in the group and will be doing most of that. (This decision was partially driven by my Tablet PC and scanner.)

I am very glad I am taking this class pass/fail.

TODO: install Photoshop demo
TODO: install GIMP
TODO: decide if it's worth the cost of Photoshop vs. GIMP or even ArtRage 2 (which I have bought)

The interesting part is that I don't seem to be quite as terrible as I remember. When bored in Psychology class, I've been sketching the classroom. Relative to zyleeth or frameacloud or haikujaguar or layra or teadragon or any of the N+1 other aetists i know it completely sucks, but for me it's fairly good. I'll post it when I finish.

Actually, I have a backlog of photos, notes on Fiddler On The Roof, and an essay to post, I just haven't gotten around to it yet..
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Fiddler On The Roof, plus my doodle

I was going to do a long post describing everything that happened to me while working on Fiddler On The Roof, but I don't really feel like it. I'll just say that it was an interesting experience. I couldn't really afford the time it took, but I enjoyed it overall! I took a few pictures, and I think they say more than I really feel like saying at the moment.

Stained Glass Stained Glass

Theatre gels, the colored filters for stage lighting, come in 12-inch sheets. Most of our lights require 6.5-inch squares. A bit of subtraction will show that this is a very inconvenient size, and there's quite a bit of unusable gel left over. This window in a backstage stairwell has been decorated entirely with spare theatre gels.
Sunset Prayer Sunset Prayer

This is from one of the tech rehearsals of Fiddler On The Roof. The lighting has since been slightly altered, but I still think this is pretty.
The Fiddler On The Roof The Fiddler On The Roof

Also from a Fiddler On The Roof tech rehearsal, this is Jesse hanging out, well, on the roof. He is, of course, our Fiddler. (He's an extremely skilled violinist; while we were setting up this light effect, when he wasn't just sitting down like this, he was playing the theme of "Legend of Zelda.") Note that when this photo was taken, Jesse had no safety line.
Really Really

Backstage, there's a stairwell that does an exceedingly good job of conducting sound. It has a door that tends to slam if it's not closed gently. It's labeled with a (generally ignored) sign asking people to do so- or, in this case, to really do so.
Bax? Bax?

This close-up of part of the gel-decorated window looks like someone really familiar.
Crow 204 Crow 204

This is an inaccurate and mediocre sketch of my Psychology classroom, done in ArtRage2. The fact that this is better than either of my teammates in Theatre Production is terrifying.