Designer Drafting and Visualizing for the Entertainment World / Edition 2

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In the second edition of Designer Drafting and Visualization for the Entertainment World, Patricia Woodbridge, a highly experienced art director of feature films and a long time teacher of scenic drafting and set design at the graduate level teams up with nationally-renowned scenic designer and SCAD professor Hal Tine to give you a dynamic glimpse into the world of designing for mainstream entertainment including theatre, film, tv, and corporate events. Drawing on designs from real Hollywood and Broadway blockbusters, this book provides you with the basic tools and principles of scenic drafting and rendering, beginning with pencil drafting and culminating with the latest information on CAD drafting, digital 3D modelling, digital and hand/digital rendering, and digital graphics for sets.

Full of examples from all areas of entertainment, this book not only builds on basic principles of designer drafting to give you the most comprehensive knowledge on the subject, but also illuminates scenic career paths with insights from professional set design artists who discuss their education and varied career progressions.

New to this edition:

• Updated chapters on the basics of scenic pencil drafting, including examples of sketch drafting or “thinking with a pencil”

• Drafting from Hollywood and TV hits like True Grit, I Am Legend, Sherlock Holmes, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Never Let Me Go, Gossip Girl and more

• New chapters include Period Shapes and Scenic Details, Computer Drafting and Illustration, Scenery Graphics, and Virtual Scenery

Audience: Courses in scenic design and drafting in theatre programs; Scenic designers and art directors throughout the entertainment industry.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"I have been looking for a book that not only focuses on the technical aspects of theater drafting, but also on why we choose to draft the way we do and how it relates to sketchings and renderings. This book covers that ground exceptionally well."
-Michael O'Nele, Univ. of Memphis

"Very good comprehensive view of drafting applied to all areas of the entertainment industry."
-Eric Olson, Samford University

"Tells not only what to do, but why. The most complete book on entertainment drafting yet."
-Charles E. Williams, University of Toledo

"most thorough and best drafting book on the market...the examples in particular are informative."

"an excellent reference book to be used during a course..."
Provides essential information for designers, covering traditional hand-drafting techniques as well as computer-based drawing programs. Begins with basic tools and principles of scenic drafting, and goes on to cover professional applications for the stage, motion pictures, television, trade shows, and amusement park scenery, with discussion of virtual scenery and lighting. Principles of drafting are explained with drawings from the world of scenery as well as examples of more complex examples from top professional scenic designers. Includes color and b&w photos and illustrations. Author information not given. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240818917
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 570,653
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Hal Tiné (scenic designer) is a nationally recognized scenic designer teaching in the Production Design Department at SCAD and has designed the School of Performing Arts productions of The Station, Carousel, Oliver Twist, Lend Me a Tenor, Guys and Dolls and The Marriage of Bette and Boo. His professional work includes the designs for the Broadway productions of The Trip Back Down and Jerry's Girls as well as many assistant design positions. He was associate scenic designer for the Metropolitan Opera productions of Les Troyens, Le Prophete and Un Ballo in Maschera. In addition, he has designed more than 200 productions for off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, regional theater, opera, and network and cable television. He has also designed exhibitions or special projects for the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Smithsonian American History Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the New York Historical Society. He will design Verdi's Giovanna D'Arco for New York Grand Opera in Central Park this summer.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Principles and Conventions of Scenic Drafting

1 Pencil Drafting Tools
2 Pencils, Paper, and Reproduction
3 Drafted Lines
4 Geometric Construction
5 Scale
6 Hand Lettering
7 Orthographic Projection
8 The Section
9 Dimensioning
10 Labeling, Coding, and Multi-sheet Sets
11 Surveying and Sight Lines
12 Axonometric Views
13 Principles of Perspective Drawing
14 Forced Perspective
15 Period Shapes and Scenic Details
16 Computer Drafting and Illustration

Part 2: Professional Applications

17 Sketch Design
18 Theatre Design
19 Television Scenery
20 Feature Film
21 Scenery Graphics
22 Corporate Design
23 Virtual Scenery

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