Chapter 12 - Somerset Academy Silver Palms Middle/High

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CHAPTER 12:
PROPS, SET DRESSING & SCENERY
VOCABULARY:
• Cyclorama (Cyc): Background curtain on a set that is stretched
tight and pulled to cover the walls and curves of the studio,
forming a solid background color. Not like a backdrop, which
has a picture or scenery.
• Moiré: Effect caused by certain fabric patterns in which the
television system reproduces the pattern with a rainbow of
colors or moving lines displayed in the patterned area.
• Props: Any item handled by the performers during a
production, other than furniture.
• Set Decorator: See Set Dresser.
VOCABULARY (CONTINUED):
• Set Design: Scale drawing of the set, as viewed from above,
that illustrates the location of furniture, walls, doors and
windows.
• Set Dresser: Person responsible for selecting the furniture,
wall and window coverings, accent accessories, and all the
other design elements that complete a program’s set. Uses
items in layers to create depth and three-dimensionality. Also
called Set Decorator.
• Set Dressing: All the visual and design elements on a set, such
as rugs, lamps, wall coverings, curtains, and room accent
accessories.

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