and i'm still loving grad school.
the work has been a nice steep uphill grade, but not a massive dump, therefore feeling a little more...managable.
I'm taking a set design class where we will design 3 shows in the span of a semester. first up: "The Rivals" by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Old school, romantic comedy that takes place in neo-classical Bathe. Then- "Rabbit Hole" by David Lindsay-Abaire. A newer play I think...no idea what it's about yet. Lastly, "Three Sisters" by Anton Chekov.
Lighting Design class is doing "Our Country's Good" by Timberlake Wertenbaker. At least I know of this play, have seen it when we did it in undergrad. I believe in the black box space. Great show. Miserable show. Convicts shipped from England to New Wales Australia to form the first penal colony. Then they decide to have the convicts perform a play.
For an independent credit, I'm the assistant to projections for "Galileo" by Bertolt Brecht. I love Brecht. Love love love. I have done projections exactly once before, only a few months ago. This is projections on a mammoth scale. A 19'x20' screen that at times gets split into about 12 smaller screens. Lots of hard imagery. Like war, and various atrocities of the 20th century. But also stars and Hubble imagery. But i'm working on the atrocities section. I think for a 2-3 minute piece of the show, we'll flash multiple hundreds of atrocities of various shapes and sizes. I'll need lots of flowers and happiness when working on this to make up for delving into hours of death and horror. But I'm really excited for it. I think it will end up being awesome. But there is also a steep, steep, almost straight up learning curve of the programs to make all this work.
Speaking of steep learning curves. Also working next door at the recital hall and teaching myself the light board. Godbless the internet and the company's choice to put the training dvd online. I just sit next to the board and do what the little man on the puter tells me to and it's amazing!
What else....color theory. Relatively simple. No death and horror. Merely taking gel books from 3 companies and compiling them into on, sorted by color. and hue within that. Don't know what a gel book is?
Kinda like a paint sample book.
So that's me. What about you?