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  Welcome Entertainment Design and Tech Students! 

If you are enrolled in my Entertainment Design and Tech class then you are on the right page! I know you are all facing a lot of unknowns, so I have come up with a couple of assignments that will help boost your grade for the final nine weeks and give you a much needed artistic outlet during these troubling times. 


REQUIRED ASSIGNMENT (CHOOSE ONE OPTION) -
 (DUE APRIL 3 by 11:59PM)

OPTION 1 (DUE APRIL 3 by 11:59PM) -  PERFORMANCE CRITIQUE - 30 points 

  • Choose a movie adaptation or filmed LIVE performance of a play or musical that you would like to do a Performance Critique on. The musical or play must have been a theatrical piece BEFORE it was a movie - SO Mean Girls, Beetlejuice, Waitress will NOT count. Please challenge yourself by choosing something you haven't seen before. Once you've made your choice EMAIL MLORICCO@RCPS.INFO for approval. CRITIQUES SENT FOR GRADING WITHOUT MY APPROVAL WILL NOT BE COUNTED. 
  • You can choose any streaming platform that you already have access to. Please do not tell your parents that I am forcing you to purchase a subscription. 
  • Once approved, write a TWO-page response paper, in MLA formatting, on the performance/movie adaptation. Follow these guidelines for more information - https://www.easybib.com/guides/citation-guides/mla-format/ - papers submitted that do not follow these guidelines will be returned without credit. 
  • Two-page response must include the following: 
    • SYNOPSIS - 1-2 paragraphs summarizing the play/production - which includes the beginning, middle, and end of the play. Be sure to note the exposition, inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. 
    • TECHNICAL THEATRE ANALYSIS - 1-2 paragraphs noting the Technical Elements used within the piece. 
      • Set design 

      • Lighting 

      • Sound design 

      • Costume design 

      • Props (objects handled by actors)  

    • YOUR IMPRESSION -  What are the most important visual and aural elements you retained? How did you feel at the end of the performance? Share your thoughts. Will it have a long term impact on you? Why? When you close your eyes how many moments can you visualize in your head? What was the highlight of the performance? Which moment was the weakest? What elements of the performance confused you? Were there any intentions you couldn’t work out?

     OPTION 2 - LIGHTING DESIGN (DUE APRIL 3 by 11:59PM) - 30 points 

  • Read the following 10-minute play  Murder by Midnight by Jeff Goode - https://www.10-minute-plays.com/comedies/murder_by_midnight.html 
  • Visit Matt Kizner's Online Lighting Lab - http://scenicandlighting.com/lightlab/
  • Using Kizner's lighting lab, create at least 15 lighting looks for any moment of the play that you wish to highlight. Screenshot each of the images and rename them to match your cue list.
  • Use the document below to create a Light Cue sheet of all of your 15 lighting looks. They must coincide with your 15 screenshots. 
  • NOTE: If you are having trouble with the screenshots, you can also draw all 15 lighting looks on a sheet of paper. 

Murder By Midnight Light Cue Sheet.docx


ALL PROJECTS SHOULD BE SENT VIA DROPBOX ON SYNERGY FOR CREDIT DUE APRIL 3 by 11:59PM. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DO BOTH PROJECTS FOR A BONUS 30 POINTS TOWARD YOUR FINAL GRADE.