Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Meeting With Ms Jones (Client)

When we met Ms Jones as a group we had asked her a few questions such as,
“What does the set need to look like?”
“What’s the colour theme of the production?”
She then told us the "Little Shop of Horrors" Production set needs to be moist and dry. She had added “The set needs to be a damp, dull street and look like a rundown layout”.
The colour theme has to be mostly red and black to represent the colour from the title
Later on in the scene she said their needs to be “brighter colours”.
She had liked our ideas of the flower signs for the florist scenes. The colours we used, and the images of Brooklyn Bridge and how we had positioned it on the miniature set.
She had finally added “When the dentist scene comes up she said it needs to be a “Grubby dentist – and look unprofessional”.

This is a florist scene and one of the main characters acting in it, as he is talking to one of the plants we had made; this is just the small one.

This is the plant that we had ended up making for a few of the scenes in the "Little Shop of Horrors" Production. It was fun making it, I really enjoyed it and it came out how we planned. We were all very happy about the result.


This is a picture of the florist scene of the whole set and some of the people acting in it.

Ms Jones also talked to us about the "Mushnik Florist" sign so we had to make one from scratch. So we tried different colours and styles and we decided as a group to try this sign out for the florist sign, but we didn’t end up actually choosing it for the final piece, because it was the wrong colours – as it had to be brighter so it can stand out, seeing that it was too dark.

We had tried out different idea for the mushnik florist idea again and then we ended up choosing this one because it was more visual and can see it better on stage as its more noticeable for the audience and the people at the back of the hall. As you can see the 'Mushnik Florist' sign on the image below. 

This is an image from my journal that I kept from the start of this project. This is with client notes with Ms Jones and an image from the miniature box. which i then typed up and added some more information.

Relationship with the client
It’s crucial to have constant communication with the client because if there are any changes occurring, the designers have to be aware. In this case the client was the director and her creative vision of what the show should look like as a whole is the most important element, so the design team needs to be clear about all her requirements. It is also vital that the designer communicates visually with the client, so they have a clear vision of what the show would look like. This Is where using mood boards, the set models and other drawings is useful.

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