## ENT 4410 Problem 4

For Problem 4, me and Nesreen had to come up with a solution to construct and plan the scenery for “Mary Martin”. Most of the scenery is being constructed by John Creech Design and Production Incorporate. Compared to the previous two projects, this definitely gives us less stress for the drafting phase. For the problems itself;

1. We had to figure out how the suitcase is going to be carried on stage.

2. How one of the picture frames are going to be projected on stage.

For the suitcase, my idea was to create a prototype test to figure out the proper fold.

What I decided to do in this test piece was to utilize piano hinges for the flats to fold into itself. For the flats itself, I took some scrap lumber from the scene shop (1×3 Ply) and created small squared flats. Once I stapled in all the framing members, I also applied lauan face cover to represent the suitcase’s exterior. In this test piece, I decided to do two different placements for the installing of the piano hinges. One flat would have the hinge on top and the other to the side. The flat to the left would have the piano hinge connected to the side to the one in the middle. The process of installing the piano hinges involves in scraping off material with a router. To take some of the material off from the flats, I used a 3/16″ drillbit and applied a fence with a stopper for the flats to be run on. After scraping the flats, I took the piano hinges, measured the holes onto the flat and drilled some holes for mechanical flat head screws to be placed. The reason why you want flathead screws to be placed on the piano hinge is for maximum rotation. The flat itself would also be blocked from the other to prevent the proper close. Turns out, the first example of the left of the picture is the most effective way to properly fold a flat inwards. The other example on the right isn’t the most proper because it doesn’t close all the way. For that reason, keeping the hinges inwards helps seal the flats to fold in itself.

On the construction drawing for the suitcase, one of the most difficult problems was finding out how to keep the kissing booth standstill after transforming. Despite not showing this on the ePortfolio, one way to allow this to work is to use footers to keep the kissing booth in tact. For the detail itself, you really want the suitcase to be light as possible. I tried to make the suitcase as realistic as possible by drafting it in Fusion 360. The baseboard for the suitcase is made up of 1×3 ply with lauan facecover. The stand itself is also made out of the same material as the baseboard. The difference is that the stand will be painted with Regal Select Interior Paint mixed with flameproof adhesive. For the top part aka the Kissing Booth, there’s a whole lot of detail to be defined. For the speakers itself, the material would be made out of baseboard. With the diaphragms, the material would be also the same. But to get the circular shape, using a jigsaw with a circular jig would help recreate it. Once the shape is created, using narrow crown staples and glue would help reinforce it. In the center of the framing, it mimics as an LED strobe light. For the material, I would use PVC foam to put in the center. The suitcase would also have locking hinges to lock it in place. After listing all the materials, the suitcase should be light enough to carry.

For the second part of the problem is dealing with the projector being rolled on stage. For this to happen especially if handling a load-in/load-out, using cart smart casters with core wheels and a locking mechanism is ideal for this job. One important tip is to make sure there’s enough room for the casters to sit on when attaching it to the framing of the projector. Materials included should be 1″ Philips Steel Flat Head Screws, 3/16 hex bolts and 1/2″ fasteners. Another thing is to make sure the casters are swivel to prevent constrained movement in a linear direction. You want as much free movement as possible when pushing the platforms onto the stage. To keep the platform in place is using a stop block. The material of the casters is depended on the material of the stage floor. If the stage floor is made out of concrete, a good recommendation is steel wheels because of less abrasion and pressure. In this case, were using core wheels because the stage floor is not made out of concrete and instead made out of a softer material like black sprung wood covered layered with marley.

## ENT 4410 Technical Direction

Test #1 with 4×8 Flat

Test #2 with Custom Door Frame Flat

Test #3 with Custom Door Frame Flat with Jacks

Construction Drawings – Test Pieces & Set Design

## ENT 4410 Technical Direction

Problem #2: For the next assignment, our task was to be in charge for the scenic crew in an upcoming show. Like the previous assignment, we had three groups working as technical directors for the show. The details of the assignment include a large deck with a floor elevation from 3′ to 6′-4″. The deck is built for two shows 8 days after the Haunted Hotel. The first event is a band concert while the other is a talent show. The band members wants the floor to be painted based on their main logo. The talent show on the other hand also wants a painted deck in black. Other components include two staircases for the deck. For the project itself, me and Colin were responsible for many things. 1. Create a working schedule for the scenic crew/build. 2. Figure out how to deal with the construction and painting of the deck. 3. Dealing with the construction and painting of the staircases. 4. Drafting and assembling the deck and staircases. The main glaring issue with this project was time management. We only had about 10 days to get a huge amount of work done. Another problem was the handling of the schedules. Because the scenic strike for the Haunted Hotel was happening on a Monday/Tuesday, the only possible time the scenic crew could work for our show is 2:30 to 6. Another thing was figuring out the paint surface layer for the deck. The issue is that there’s two shows happening back to back. To deal with this, we decided to add masonite and vinyl over the deck. Once the first show ends, the stage crew will then install high gloss marley for the next show. For the staircases, the front has a rise of 9″ while the back has 8″. One important rule is to make sure the total for the rise and run equals 17 to 18″. The run for both staircases are going to be 8″. Another problem is the tripping hazard for the back staircase. To mitigate this issue, an 8″ tripping hazard is installed.

## ENT 4410 Technical Direction

Assignment 1: PB&J Sandwich

For our first assignment, we were given specific instructions on making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. For this project, the entire classroom was divided into three groups. To do this, we needed to create construction drawings of the sandwich, a budget, and materials that can either be purchased or rented in the shop. Once the requirements are met, any materials that are needed for the PB&J are loaded in to a box for delivery. Other deliverables include an instructions sheet, a receipt and video instructions with a QR code. In terms of the results, while the volunteer did make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich the proper way, one of the materials were excessively used which was the paper towels. If we redid the project beforehand, clarifying the instructions sheet would be the main priority. This would change the results on the creation of the PB&J Sandwich.

## Culmination Project

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ENT 4499 – Culmination Presentation

Poster for Culmination:

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Budget for Culmination:

Floor Canvas â€“ 144â€ť Canvas NFR 9 Yds â€“ $228.00 Paint for Flats:$158.02

Paint for Floor Canvas: $214.99 Total:$601.01

Calendar:

Culmination Meetings with Technical Advisor ENT4499

Groundplan Set Design for Culmination

Section View for Theatre Culmination

Scenic Set Design For City Tech Around the World Rough Draft

PaintÂ  ElevationsÂ  forÂ  FloorÂ  CanvasÂ  &Â  Flats Â

Paint Elevations for Floor Canvas Finalized

Flat 1 Fully Painted Without Added Paint LayerÂ

Flat 2 Fully Painted Without Paint LayerÂ

Flat 1 With Paint LayerÂ

Flat 2 With Paint LayerÂ

Floor Canvas Painted with Regal SelectÂ

Both Flats Jacked and weighted with Sandbags

Complete Set Design. This includes 2 6′ Drapes hung. NFR Floor Canvas and two 4×8 Flats.