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Technical Production

(for Mississippi State Strand Directing, See: The Arts - Theatre - Directing)

Identify technical theatre requirements for a selected script.  Know the basic properties of, investigate the integral relationships and effects of, and specify how technical theatre elements of sound, props, lighting, makeup, costumes, scenery, and stage management are used to communicate locale, mood, and characterization in scripted formal and scripted or improvised informal productions.  Provide technical support (e.g., creating or running light or sound cues, building scenery or costumes) for performances.  Design, with the director, unifying concepts using the technical aspects of theatre, by developing environments through interpretation of improvised and scripted scenes.  Participate in making artistic choices in a small group; develop multiple interpretations and visual and aural production choices for scripts and production ideas and choose those that are most interesting.  Practice the roles and responsibilities of the production staff.  Understand the role of cooperation in production strategies for formal and informal productions.  Develop technical sound effects to enhance the meaning of a play.  Acquire and employ a vocabulary of technical theatre terms.  Demonstrate acceptable methods of receiving constructive criticism.  Expand knowledge and practice safety and efficiency in the use of tools in technical theatre.  Refine critical skills used to evaluate technical aspects of production.      

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Lighting 101
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A blast from the past... Learn the (very) basics of stage lighting on an ETC Express 24/48 lighting board.
May 9, 2010 at 01:33 PM
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Stage Lighting & Managing : How Do Stage Lights Work?
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Stage lights are controlled by an operator who presets the various lighting options for the show, and each light can be made brighter, softer or colored. Understand the function of stage lights with tips from an experienced stage manager in this free... [more]
May 9, 2010 at 01:48 PM
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Stage Lighting & Managing : Stage Lights Effects
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Lighting effects on stage can be created using gel rotators, which have up to 20 different colors of gels available for a single light. . See how the mood can be changed with a simple color change with tips from an experienced stage manager in this f... [more]
May 9, 2010 at 01:47 PM
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Tech Crew: Assemble!
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...from the Tech Crew Alliance comes... "a short but concise guide to the touring industry" - a powerful piece of documentary footage. (10:00)
May 5, 2010 at 05:22 PM
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How to Connect a Mixing Console For Live Sound
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Uses diagrams with narration to explain how to connect the wires properly. Some equipment knowledge is necessary to understand this video. Poor sound quality. Grades 10-12
July 27, 2009 at 01:14 PM
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