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Theatrical Design by Kevin Lee Allen

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4 – Communication

Everyone needs to draw, even lighting designers, sound designers, and composers. Although those works are etherial, communication is not. Drawing is one way we all communicate. A sine curve might describe how music changes, or light builds. Drawing is the first step towards describing any design. Drawing is a great way to hash out many ideas quickly. Pen and paper are still faster than any computer.

As much as the foundation of design is the thought process, it is also critical to develop presentation and communication skills. These things go hand in hand.

In this chapter, and throughout, drawing might be a metaphor. Drawing might mean putting pencil to paper to create a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional ...

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