Chapter 8Design and Redesign

In the previous seven chapters, we have looked at the various aspects of scenic design: the nature of the work, the history of the field, collaboration, text, research, idea, and space. In this chapter we will look at how all of these areas are brought together to create an effective design.

The Design Process

No two design processes are the same. With experience, you will find a process that serves your skills and temperament. Still, the demands of a specific project’s schedule, your collaborators, and problems inherent in the project will make it unique in its own way.

First Phase of the Design Process

  • Research Images
  • Thumbnail sketches
  • Rough groundplan
  • Rough 1/4-inch model

This first phase of the work may take ...

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