Friday, 20 December 2013

Set Models (Finalising concepts)

Following on from my last post, here are some photos that represent my final design concept for Set.

The pocket watch in the second image is to represent the clock faced plinth our statue will be placed on.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Theatre Set Design (National Theatre, Dommar Warehouse & RSC)

I am looking forward to seeing the live screening of Coriolanus played by Tom Hiddleston at the Cinemas on January 30th 2014 (Production Location Dommar Warehouse) have seen the film version with Gerard Butler and Ralph Finnes playing opposing roles.

I have seen also seen the National Theatre Lives Frankenstein directed by Danny Boyle with Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein, the Set design was spectacular and inspiring.  - I have to admit the scene transitions between each scene during Frankenstein was very smooth and concise, I give credit to the director and stage manager for this and the technical ability of the set designers.

Set Designer : Mark Tildesley
Playwright: Nick Dear

NT Trailer for Frankenstien for Halloween (30/10/13)

Both National Theatre and Dommar Warehouse are theaters with good representation of producing amazing theatre pieces for the new generation of theater goers. This is where I would like the honor of being part of the production team to gain the best experience of my career in my ambitious future.

As a former youth worker i am interested in the NT Shed project and the work that goes into empowering young people to be creative.

I feel the Royal Shakespeare Company offers a more traditional reflection of Theatre but changes the stage direction and design to interpret traditional Shakespeare plays. This makes theatre more attractive and inviting for younger audiences such as myself.

I went to see RSC's Hamlet and I have to say the quality of acting was outstanding I also throughly enjoyed the Set Design and sneakily caught a picture of the set after the show.

I was incredibly impressed with  Jonathan Slinger acting of a deluded Hamlet.  However I give credit to all of 2013 production of Hamlet, Directed by David Farr

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Album Covers

Another interest of mine is to design album covers and sets for music events. During a Professional Studies lesson I came across Roger Dean who has some fascinating examples of surrealist artwork. He has designed album covers for Uriah Heap

Here are a two examples: 

Cirque Du Soleil and The House of Dancing Water

I would be very interested in working for Franco Dragone Entertainment Group in the near future.

I am fascinated with these Set Design builds and would be looking to create similar work and to a high standard.

I would be very surprised if no one gained inspiration from the following videos,  posted below.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

On Location

Location Pictures for filming my Filmpoem @ Cargo Fleet Business Offices, Middlesbrough.

This location was chosen for poem, to provide a beauty vs decay element to the piece of work and I decided to film all shots in black and white to create a film noir feel. The location offers examples of weathering which i can use to replicate in set models. 

Please see below for an example of filmatography. 

Decay, Dust & Destruction!