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Instructor Info:Peter Kallok
Office Extension x6839
TA Info:Harry Grillo
Brendan Chapin
Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 104
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 104
Description: Though the use of slide projections has a long history in the theatre, it is only within the last ten years that projection design has become a significant design element in many theatre productions. With the advent of easily accessible and user-friendly digital equipment and software, as well as the brighter and more intense luminosity of projection devices, projection design (video, HD, still frame, etc.) has established its place in live performance. Certainly many choreographers and small theatre groups have made video an integral part of their work for years. More recent advances in projection technology have made projections not only common, but often central to the experience of the performance environment. Continued experimentation with the integration of projections in many theatre productions has influenced other theatrical disciplines such as playwriting, directing and the traditional design areas. In this course we examine the history of projection design in theat re performance leading up to current practices. We will question the use of projection design in today?Ts theatre while we experiment with strategies for its inclusion. Students will be given an introduction to the ?otools? of projection design in a studio setting as they advance through a series of exercises and independent projects.