Problem 3 – Flats


You are the technical direction team in charge of the scenery crew at City Tech. The flats shown on the attached drawing (Plates GP, E1, E2, and E3), is to be built for show to take place in the spring of 2014. The show will perform starting on Thursday, April 3rd and is the first show of the spring semester.

The scenery will be built, installed and painted by normal Tech Production crew people. The show is a big comedy, and the door will be slammed all the time. The walls should not shake when the door slams.

The Details

As a team, you must make a plan for the construction and installation of the scenery for the show. Prepare any documents you think you would need for the implementation of this plan. If you build any samples for this project, please save them to present on the April 1st.

When you are planning the documentation, think of who you will be showing it to. You will need to show it to the faculty for approval and to purchase materials, and you will also need to show it to the crew that is actually going to be doing the work.

Checklist for your reference:

Bring the following things to be shared with the class on Thursday, March 6th

  • Your team’s definition of the problem
  • Sketch of your approach to solving the problem
  • A list of any questions your team has

Bring the following things to be turned in on Tuesday, April 1st

  • All initial sketches and notes
  • Complete paperwork package (drawings, budgets, calendar… whatever you think you need to communicate your ideas)
  • Any samples or physical tests your team conducted
  • A list of what you learned

Grading Criteria

We will use the standard grading rubric for this problem. Your ultimate goal is to achieve a show as close to the designer’s intention as possible. Preparing good construction documents and choosing correct materials will be very important to meeting this goal.

Designer Files

Problem 3

Designer Docs – Door Pic

Designer Docs – Doorknob Pic

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