Take Your Stage Into the Woods

Disney’s recent adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods for the big screen not only performed well at the box office, it’s also poised to capture three Oscars this weekend – including nominations for Dennis Gassner, Production Designer and Anna Pinnock, Set Decorator in the category of Best Production Design of a Feature-Length Film. Being…

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Recipes for Disaster – A Few Fun Ways to Improve Your Halloween Décor with Rosco

Tough, Textured Tombstones with Rosco FoamCoat Everyone’s seen the inexpensive foam tombstones that you can buy around Halloween. However, if you’re looking for tombstones that will survive more than one season – here is an easy DIY tombstone recipe from our friends at 4D Modelshop in the UK that uses Rosco FoamCoat to make them…

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Top-5 Spectrum Posts of 2012

As 2012 comes to an end, we decided to take a look at our top five Spectrum posts of the year. Our results might not be as humourously tongue-in-cheek as David Letterman’s, but they were interesting and diverse enough that we thought it was worth sharing. #5 Rosco myColor: Prepare to Get Your Color On!…

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Creating Three-Dimensional Foliage Scenery = The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have

Peter Miller, Theatre Design Department Faculty at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, had an inspired revelation at USITT in 2011. He noticed that many of the set designs that required foliage included uninspired, one-dimensional tree-scape drops. So, Peter determined to create a three-dimensional scenic treatment that would envelop the audience into the…

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