Production Practicum III
Scenic Charge Artist/Scenic Artist
Office: MPAC 146
A charge artist (or charge scenic artist and also head scenic artist) leads and oversees the painting of stage, film or television scenery
Mixing all color - creating a recipe book.
Create paint budget - sheet included
Create a step-by-step instruction sheet, including photos, of all steps of paint techniques
Plan, with TD and Scene Shop Supervisor, a paint schedule once design has been approved.
Creating samples for approval by Scenic designer
Paint and surface treatment on all scenic elements
Carving or otherwise sculpting scenic elements such as stone, tree bark, etc.
All necessary surface texturing
Applying protective coatings where necessary
Must be in the shop at least, but should be more, than 2 lab periods.
Supervising additional staff of and stagecraft students
Maintaining the safety, order, and cleanliness of all paint areas
Maintaining all paint equipment
Instructing stage management and running crew in the proper care and maintenance of finished surfaces.
Creating a touchup kit for use during the run of the show
Technical Rehearsals/Dress Rehearsals/Performances:
Stop by the scene shop early in the next work call and answer any questions that may have come up.
Be prepared to help during note sessions to complete show
Strike and Post-Production:
Help supervise the strike as it happens. Help out where possible, but don’t get sucked into too many tasks where you can lose sight of the bigger picture.
Strike and clean paint area.
Final grade will be determined by the Faculty Supervisor after consulting necessary production team members with regards to how well the duties listed above were executed. If areas for improvement are noted, you will receive a written explanation with what was observed and suggestions for improvement. If position is repeated at higher course levels (i.e. 3399 and/or 4399) closer scrutiny will be paid on improving performance in areas noted before as well as overall job performance.