Yesterday was my first production meeting for “New Canadian Kid“. Thankfully, it’s should be a really easy, low stress gig. I am mostly in a support role; assisting and filling in for the Props Manager during tech week and the run of the show. The props list is teeny and it should be really easy to manage while working also on “My Fair Lady“.
Speaking of which, we have a cast! Yay! FRC announced the cast last night. It is super exciting, but is also a very stark reminder that I should really get my ass in gear. I’m still waiting to get a peek at the set design. There is no point designing some fancy set decoration without knowing what the set looks like. But, I do have ideas.
I also need to touch base with the Props Manager about role definition (we have a production meeting on Sunday). Traditionally, Props and Set Decoration are usually handled by the same person/department and, at more fundamental level, are defined by “Does an actor use it?” If yes, then its a prop; if no, then its set decoration. That said, often the lines are very blurred. So it will be great to pick our Props Manager’s brain about it to see how she would like to handle it. Its no surprise that my anal Type A personality would like clear definition. I am my own cliche.
Related, ACAD is offering a plaster mold workshop (two days – November 30 and December 1st) that I am registering for. I haven’t really done mold making (Though, I do have a general idea of how it is done) so I am pretty eager to expand my knowledge base. Knowing how to make and use molds is probably one of the most important things I could learn as a fabricator.
In wholly unrelated news, I am getting my haircut tomorrow. This must happen! I think I have decided to grow it out, but its getting to that weird, pre-mullet stage and therefore, must be destroyed!