Various Set Designs The Diary of Anne Frank The Impact of Sets We all know and accept that particular word choice (syntax), and character descriptions adjust the MOOD of a story. The
choices that an author makes rely heavily on the TONE of the writing to impact our MOOD in the reading. The same can be said for the design of what we see. In Visual Media (including film, television, video, and games), the design of the set should be taken into consideration just as much as the description of a character. In the same way that a character may be described as confident, beautiful, or weak, (and this impacts the mood) the set design impacts
what we are meant to understand, feel, and react to in the story. Sets are designed to serve as forms of an additional character. They create the world of the story and are often responsible for our first understanding of the THEMES, CHARACTERS, CONFLICTS, and MOODS. Below are a few sets from famous films/television.
Take a moment to discuss how the specific choices in the design (color, lighting, dcor, shapes) that directly or indirectly impact the MOOD of the piece. Central Perk Caf from the television show Friends. A dank sewer from a horror film.
A beautiful dinner in Titanic. A front stoop in Bird Box. A well for water in The Ring.
Study the following images taken from various stage productions of Anne Frank. What are the benefits of each? How are they similar? How are they different?
How does the Set Designer/ Director/Lighting Director utilize space and design as a form of character to convey symbolism, space, plot, and setting? What effect does the lighting (exposed and
transparent), the edges (mixed sharp and rounded), the various levels have on the viewer? R. Finkelstein_University of Cincinnati Edvard Munchs The
Scream Compare the use of lines, corners, flow, lighting what does the set attempt to convey? Things to consider: The unblinking, near
blinding light, demanding our attention; why would this be done? The symbolism of the tree, poking through CSUF, James Young Theater Production The claustrophobic nature of the walls,
the lighting of the tree (another tree, why?), the lighting being dulled Carolyn Mraz, Oberlin Summer Theatre Festival_Claustrophobic Set design The lighting (glowing), the edges (how do they contrast the first picture?),
the role of darkness encroaching B. Vasta_Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Another angleis there anything altered? Does it function as the same set?
How does the light effect play out on the set? To what purpose? What does it remind you of/symbolize? Robert Mark Morgan_Paul Barnes Collaboration
Theatre in the Roundwatching a play as a near-participant in what ways does this change the perspective of the play? Does it make you a member of the cast, or witnesses of the actions, or unwelcomed presences to the actions on stage? How does this design combine various portions of the other sets weve just finished
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