Technical Theatre History

Instructor - Ben Needham
Teacher of Record - Cody Swanson

Course Objective:

This course will focus on the history of Technical Theatre.  It will include where theatre technology started, how it's evolved and where it is headed.   Each week we'll focus on an aspect of theatre technology in hopes of having a larger understanding of the manufacturing methods, uses, and creative solutions that materials, hardware, equipment have in the theatre.

Week of March 16

Assignment #1 - Welcome to Theatre Tech History

In an effort to get up to speed I've picked out three videos of interesting bits of Technical Theatre History to kick off this course.  Please watch the following videos and then complete the online quiz at the link below the videos.

Thunder Roll

Where Purple Comes From

The History of Plywood

Rubric

Each video will have 5 questions associated with it worth 1 point each.

Total points available: 15

Late quizzes will loose 10% of their total points each day it is submitted late (including weekends)

DUE ON MARCH 20th Prior to Class Time

 

Take the quiz below

QUIZ #1

Week of March 23rd
Spring Break - No Assignments Due

Week of March 30th

Assignment #2 - Limes, Hotdogs, and Screws

In an effort to get up to speed I've picked out three videos of interesting bits of Technical Theatre History to kick off this course.  Please watch the following videos and then complete the online quiz at the link below the videos.

Limelight Spotlights

The Sawstop

Screw Types

Rubric

Each video will have 5 questions associated with it worth 1 point each.

Total points available: 15

Late quizzes will loose 10% of their total points each day it is submitted late (including weekends)

DUE ON April 3rd Prior to Class Time

 

Take the quiz below

QUIZ #2

Week of April 6th

Assignment #3 - Globe, Cruiseship, Frozen

The Globe Theatre

Backstage Tour of a Cruise Ship Theatre

Backstage with Frozen

Rubric

Each video will have 5 questions associated with it worth 1 point each.

Total points available: 15

Late quizzes will loose 10% of their total points each day it is submitted late (including weekends)

DUE ON April 3rd Prior to Class Time

 

Take the quiz below

QUIZ #3

Week of April 14th
 (week off to focus on Film Project)

Week of April 20th
April Week!!!!

Rubric

Can be done in teams of up to 3 people.  Make sure ALL your team members names are shown in the FILM NAME!!!!

Total points available: 33

Late projects will loose 10% of their total points each day it is submitted late (including weekends)

DUE ON April 24th Prior to Class Time

 

Submit in the folder below

Scavenger Hunt

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