Class notes 3/20

in Class today we presented our 2nd draft for “Problem #3”.

shortly after the first group presented half way, we broke up into our groups for a discussion on how we can communicate our drawings and information in a more organized way so that the audience can fully understand what is going on. So we would have more of a professional presentation, instead of having a round table discussion.

talking points

  • its better to communicate the big picture first and then break it down into smaller pieces, being detailed drawings.
  • Example: If you are a crew-head, it is better to explain the overall big picture to the crew and then giving each person a lists of tasks, instead of just handing out one task at a time, without explaining what anything is for
  • 1×3 VS. 5/4 x3 framing. possibly stronger for flats over 8′
  • using steel framing for door flats
  • custom molding: using a box backing and half cut craft tubes to look like cove molding.
  • sometimes(most of the time) your better off testing and sampling before jumping to AutoCADD to draw a complete set.
  • we discussed a new way to support the door flat. one group suggested making the masking wall the same height as the door flat and then bracing between them.
  • one group talked about dividing flats in order to hide seems better.
  • plan things out in an order that saves you time.we were asked right before class ended to write something that we have learned in class and how we can/have applied it to actual life/work.

    P.S: since we couldn’t all share our final thoughts on what we have learned, could you guys quickly post what you wrote in class.

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4 Responses to Class notes 3/20

  1. I learned that its better to draft things out with pencil and paper, before jumping to AutoCADD and other computer programs. Because you might realize down the road that something that worked on the computer doesn’t work in real life. then your work has become null and void, making it a waste of your time.

  2. Mike, good post. Thanks for asking people to comment with their own lessons, I think that would be a great way to use the openlab.

  3. Marcelo says:

    I learned that its important to be aware and pay attention to how long it takes do do something. Breaking down every project into small tasks helps a lot getting a closer idea of the time you will need to finish it. I don’t usually use a calendar in my daily bases and I often get frustrated with time. I need to be more realistic and plan myself in order to accomplish exactly what I mean to be accomplished instead of playing things by ear and realizing later that I didn’t have enough time.

  4. Yaro says:

    I learned that theatrical moulding doesn’t have to be real, it just has to look real. Now, whenever I encounter problems with moulding again, I will have some ideas on how to solve these problems.

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