Another one ‘bites’ the dust…

Remember that epic cloth for the production of Three Sisters that will be opening in our new theatre at Milton court?

 Thought it was finished? Think again…

Our paint frame is massive and accommodates some colossal canvases up to 16 meters wide.  It can hold a canvas with a ‘drop’, which is the height of the cloth, of a generous 6 metres but the size of the Chekhov cloth, a massive 12 metres by 8 metres, means that the scenic art team have had to incorporate a ‘bite’ into the cloth.  A bite is when there is too much canvas to fit onto the frame so there is a section left unpainted until the entire cloth can be dropped and re-hung.  In our case, there was a 2 metre bite running along the top of the canvas that the scenic art team have been tackling this week…

 

These photos show the cloth being repositioned on the paint frame, re-stretched and primed ready to begin the entire process again.  

You can see here that third year Lai and her team used their grid system to ensure that the pattern on the bite matched perfectly with the rest of the cloth and the model…

 

 

Finally when the bite was complete, it was time to drop the entire canvas and fold it neatly, ready to go into storage for its debut in our new Milton Court theatre!

 

 

 

Advertisements
Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

STAGE MANAGEMENT AT GUILDHALL

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Guildhall Theatre Technology Blog

Theatre Technology pathway blog at Guildhall School

propmakingdotcom

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama's Prop Making Weblog

Armadillo Artifacts

Relics and curios.

Matt Holliday Photography | London Photographer

Blog of London & Bishops Stortford Photographer | Matt Holliday

Digital Performance Technology

Theatre Technology Pathway, Technical Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Design Realisation (Scenic Art, Scenic Construction and Prop Making)

Step backstage into the workshops at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

%d bloggers like this: