So you have your first meeting with the design team and director/choreographer now what?
Having ideas is one thing ,turning them into reality and sharing with fellow creative’s is another . Over the years working in the world of advertising I have seen many a scamp drawn by an enthusiastic Art Director, it’s purpose not so much the descriptive but there to trigger and inspire how we would approach a photographic solution. #advertising #layout
Up until my studies here at LIPA I didn’t really scribble too much myself, but have discovered that for me it is an essential part of my development for ideas and plans. A notebook close to hand, my scribbles began to mount up, yes there are numerous visualisation software’s out there available to designers but there is something truly freeing in those early sketches, a storyboard develops thoughts expressed all leading to my final design. At this point I will introduce a name of someone who inspires me greatly a certain Robert Wilson , even basing my dissertation on his work .
During my research I discovered that he is the master of the sketches to show and describe his ideas to both the cast and creative team of all his productions, so yes I will continue to draw my somewhat naïve sketches and will always have a notebook close by . The moral is don’t rely on memory for your ideas get them out onto paper before you head off to the computer as sometimes the tangible act of drawing can reveal more depth and any holes in your design process. #lightingdesign #projectiondesign