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Scenic Designer

Members of the Scenic Design category work on projects in the areas of both Live Performance – theatre, opera, ballet, concerts, industrial shows, exhibits – and Recorded Media – film, television, web streaming, cable. That being the case, Scenic Design members perform a variety of jobs, depending on the type of project. In Live Performance, Scenic Designers read and analyze a script that might be available for a project, have discussions with the director and producer about concepts, production timeline and budget (including how much time has been budgeted for an Associate and/or Assistant Designers who are involved in all steps of the process) and then design the set(s) required for the production. The Scenic Designer does research as needed to create sketches, renderings and/or a model for presentation. They create drafting and working drawings, with details and specifications of colors, textures, finishes and furnishings that are necessary for the carpenters to build the sets, for the scenic artists to paint and finish the sets, and for the props master to dress the sets.