Smart Tips for Stage Scenics

October 23, 2017

Stage and scenic design are an integral part of any show, especially those theatrical in nature. Thanks in large part to advances in technology, we have numerous different ways to enhance a stage setting and truly bring the subject to life. The key to smart stage scenic design is to consider your audience as well as what it is you are trying to convey. Once you have these two things dialed in, you can move forward with your design. The stage rigging and scenic design services offered by 4Stage AVL aim to address your needs and turn your vision into a reality. From theater to performance art, dance, and church settings, we are here to make your dreams come true.

We consider stage scenic design an art form, and for good reason. Regardless of whether it’s a professional Broadway show, a local parent meeting, a high school theater production, or a sermon in a local house of worship, the stage matters. This is why we have taken the time to employ a handful of highly experienced and talented stage designers. Their eye is uncanny and they have the ability to listen to your needs and vision and then transform the space right before your eyes. The somewhat complicated part when it comes to creating scenery for a stage is capturing what the imagination had in mind. With that being said, let’s look at a few of our favorite tips for stage scenic design:


  • Consider your setting – Before you do anything, it is important to be realistic about the space you are working with. Is the stage elevated? What are its dimensions? Where will the audience be? Do the performers have easy access to the backstage? What is the lighting like? These are just a few things to consider before moving forward with a stage scenic.


  • Know your budget – Another thing to keep in mind is how much you are willing – and can – spend. By having a budget in mind, you will prevent yourself from the whole “eyes are bigger than the stomach” scenario. Be logical and realistic, and know that we can create something magical at any price point!


  • Think about additional decorations – Now that you’ve got the actual stage covered, it’s time to think about what other decorations you will need. From custom scenic walls to moving lights and an outfitted reception area, there are many considerations.


  • Be realistic – We’ve mentioned this before, but it is important for you to really hone in on what it is you want, what you can afford, and what makes the most sense. Stage scenics are so transformational and really enhance a space and take the audience to another level. However, by remaining realistic and doing your best not to get ahead of yourself, you will be in much better shape.

To learn more about our stage scenic design services, please contact 4Stage AVL today. We are happy to schedule a consultation with you and get started on your project right away.

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