CAD THEATRE DESIGN with Ben Green

USING CAD TO DEVELOP THEATRE SETS AND SCENERY

Most set designs, no matter how small or large, begin as concepts: A bunch of needs and requirements; a space or size; and an overall idea for a look or feel. The trickiest part is taking these concepts and developing them into solid designs and plans that can be costed and built.

These theatre design workshops teach the basics of 3D modelling to allow designers to experiment with space, materials and lighting in a virtual space as well as techniques to output sketches and plans to review, refine and develop theatre designs.

The workshop will begin from scratch and work through steps to model a theatre set and place it into a space.

No prior work is necessary, however anyone with stage or design concepts that they’d like to develop or model, please feel free to bring them along – on paper, on the back of a beer mat, or even still in your head!

ABOUT BEN GREEN

Ben comes from the Design and Production side of Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA. He is involved in all areas of theatrical set development and production as well as specific project management. Responsible for liaising with designers and producers, design development, drawing and drafting as well as overseeing fabrication, scenic finish and installation into venues. Previously Ben was employed by an internationally renowned London-based photographic gallery. Responsible for design, operational and technical issues as well as exhibition curation and organisation, sales and marketing, logistics and budgeting for shows both at the London gallery and overseas exhibitions. Ben was also a founding partner of the design studio East London Furniture based in Bermondsey, London. ELF works around the transformation of waste material into design-led furniture and space activation and transformation. Ben is in Karratha in September to conduct a series of workshops involving 3D design and the processes behind transforming designs into reality.

BRING ALONG:

A LAPTOP COMPUTER WITH INTERNET ACCESS

DOWNLOAD:

https://www.sketchup.com/try-sketchup#for-personal

You will need to login to this website to download a Sketchup 30 day trial. You can use an Apple or Google login if you need to. Be sure to download the desktop version.

Want to get a head start – have a look at:

https://learn.sketchup.com/courses/sketchup-fundamentals-part-1