Yeah I love detail with sets, it makes them so much more real. I would reverse the logic of who ever is keeping you down by saying, "Hey wouldn't the audience wonder why there are not any books? Making the set MORE distracting?!" Just a thought.Peter said:Very nice job! I love the walls! I really like the over-all focus on fine details (junk on the bullain board etc...) I am never allowed to do stuff like that b/c "it is too distracting" but I find it more distracting to have shelves and book cases on stage without any books on them!
Is that real big pipe used in the background? or did you make something? eather way it looks good.... (do you want to share any hints? )
The brick plaster look was just alot of sponging, followed by mixing dark reds and browns and painting that for the exposed brick color. Then we applied the mortor lines to the brick, followed by a slight outline of black to make them really pop out.Peter said:Ya, you basicly answered my question: PVC pipe instead of concrete! hehe concrete isnt too much fun to work with on stage, it tends to be heavy!
I would try to confront the director, but I already have enough to worry about, (doing all tech in 3 rehersals with one run through in each rehersal) and this is the same director that i have been talking about hiding in the booth from in another thread arround here.
I guess while I have the opportunity, I'll ask how you made that brick/plaster look. Is it painted on? I think it is looking closely, and if it is, give my complements to the painter! it looks very very very good.
Do you have a problem with your floors being too shiny and your lights reflecting back up onto the set at weird angles? your floor looks simliar to ours, and we have all kinds of trouble with reflections on the cyc...
At some point I'll have to see if i can pull out old pics of our sets and distort the background (for security reasons) and show you how good your stuff looks. Give my complements to everyone who worked on it!