Costume Design: Part 2
DO NOW: Describe the process of a costume designer of a play or musical. Where do their duties begin? Where do they end?
Open the assignment under Tuesday, 1/12 titled "2. Costume Design Assignment 1/12" and complete Part 1 Self Evaluation of Preliminary Sketch
What does this video begin and end with? Why is this so important in costume design?
Ask a Costume Designer
We are going to welcome Rebecca Yapp Powell to our classroom today. Rebecca is a retired costume designer from Playhouse on the Square, a professional theatre, in Memphis, TN. Please be on your best behavior and jot down 1 question you wish to ask Ms. Powell.
Rebecca Yapp Powell
What is your background in costume design?
What do you think is the most challenging part of being a costume designer?
What is it like to be a costume designer at a production meeting?
What is the most challenging/ most rewarding part of leading a costume team?
What is your favorite phase of the design process?
What has been your favorite show you have designed and why?
If you could give any advice to someone who is interested in costume design, what would you give them?
What did you learn from costume design from our guest speaker today?
The given circumstances of a play can be described as the specific conditions in which the action of the play occurs.
Given circumstances describe the time, place, and society within the play.
Time has 3 aspects: (1) when the play was written, (2) when the play is set, and (3) how much time passes during the course of the play
Place describes the physical environment in which the play is set- it can describe general location (like neighborhoods) or specific location (notated in stage directions)
Society describes the the closed social system of the play, which influences the characters' thinking and behavior-- things like family, occupation, social standards, economics, politics and religion.
The cumulative effect of ALL the given circumstances (time, place, society) created the world of the play.
BRAINSTORM: What are some ways that costume designers might help to create the world of the play?
Usually just pencil and paper
Shown to the director for feedback
Beginning stage of design
Uses color- whatever method the designer enjoys whether it be watercolor, pens, colored pencils
Includes "swatches" of fabric that they visualize the costumes being made out of
Might be shown to other members of the design team in a production meeting
From Sketch to Rendering: Classwork Part 2
Open the assignment under Tuesday, 1/12 titled "2. Costume Design Assignment 1/12"
Complete Part 2: The Costume Rendering
Due by Wed 1/13 at midnight
If you finish the assignment, begin working on your costume rendering
EXIT TICKET: As you move from the preliminary sketch phase of costume design into the rendering phase, what are you finding to be the most challenging part of costume design?