Sunday, February 04, 2007
Make it Snappy!
We are still very busy at work. The stage floor of our upcoming show has hundreds and hundreds of painted parallel lines on it. So we have to first figure out where each line is located on the floor, then mark those lines, and then paint them in by hand.
We use a "snap line" embedded with charcoal to draw the lines on the floor.
Each line must be measured and snapped by the scenic artists. To get the line taut enough to leave a really straight line, the scenic artists wrap the string around their fingers. I suggested that they wear bandaids as a form of finger-protecting padding.
Painting scenery can be messy work.