Opera San Jose – 2015/2016 Season
Technical Director: John Draginoff
Scene Shop Supervisor: Ariel Lacey
For this show I gridded and drew out the background castle on old flats to take some of the load off of our scenic painters. We then cut the flats down to the drawing and reinforced them and created a steel and masonite window frame that we inserted during load in. We created a steel framing system for the trees onto which we welded curved piece with weld-nuts attached, these became the sockets for the tree branches. The rolling units we created with steel bases and plywood tops, with wooden platforms underneath. We then covered the whole thing with foam, to the approximate shape of the model pieces, and carved it down.