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Production Process

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Job Descriptions Job Description Director You will have responsibility for the overall practical and creative interpretation of a dramatic script or musical score, taking into account the budgetary and physical constraints of production. You will work closely with the creative and production teams, the performers and the producer to create a performance which connects with the audience. You must be able to coordinate effectively across a wide range of disciplines, with artistic vision. Designer You will be responsible for the visual concept of the theatre's productions. Working closely with the director and production manager, you will develop a design style for sets, locations, graphics, props, lighting and costumes. Once the concept is decided, you will appoint and manage an art department, which includes a design and construction team. Working closely with these you will be responsible for bringing the production to life. Production Manager You will be responsible for all aspects of the technical realisation of the theatre's productions. You will act as the main liaison with production directors and designers, with venues and suppliers, and with the teams of professionals and technical staff to realise the productions on stage. You will take lead responsibility for planning, managing and implementing the production staging process in an operationally and financially efficient manner, and for managing and monitoring the production budget so that productions are delivered within budget. ...read more.

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You will read through the Lighting Designer's marked script and suggest ideas and techniques to the Light Designer. Equipment such as Lanterns, Fly bars and Gels may have to be installed; you will be responsible for this. You will play a key role in setting up, testing and maintaining the equipment. You may also assist the Lighting Designer in equipment choice. Sound technician Under guidance from the Sound Designer you will be using the sound equipment to try create the appropriate effects for the Directors artistic vision. You will read through the Sound Designer's marked script and suggest ideas and techniques to the Sound Designer. You may also be delegated research of appropriate sounds and to assist in the creation of provisional tapes. Equipment such as Microphones, Amplifiers and Speakers may have to be installed; you will be responsible for this. You will play a key role in setting up, testing and maintaining the equipment. You may also assist the Sound Designer in equipment choice. Stage Manager You will attend a design meeting along with the Director, Designer and Production manager. You will research available rehearsal spaces and negotiate to use the most appropriate one. You will then prepare prompt copy and provisional lists. Along side the Designer you will research sets, locations, graphics, props, lighting and costumes. ...read more.

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Lanterns - the theatrical term for a light, used to illuminate the stage. These come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, powers and uses. Choreographer - a person who composes or arranges dances and/or other movements for a dramatic presentation. Get-out - The morning after the last performance of a production when all production props, costumes and equipment are removed from the theatre and either stored or returned. Prompt script - A version of the script that contains details of all cues, with their precise timings with respect to the action on stage. This allows the prompt to direct lighting, sound and flying effects and scene changes during a show. It also often contains blocking notes, so that the prompt is always aware of the intended positions and movements of all the actors on stage at any given time. Rehearsal - a practice session in preparation for a public performance. Script - a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance. Costume - the clothes worn by an actor or performer. Understudy rehearsals - Rehearsals to make sure that the show's quality is maintained after it had opened. Backstage - The entire area during the action of the play which is not seen by the audience. Casting - To assign an actor to a part. Running List - The order in which things are meant to occur. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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