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theatrebird21

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Blocking notation
« on: Jan 09, 2007, 11:11 am »
I'm looking for a good description of writing down blocking notation.  An example would be best.  Am putting the finishing touches on a PSM handbook.  Will be used by a lot of first time SMs so would love to give them as much information to help them. 
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Re: blocking notation
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007, 05:13 pm »
Blocking notation handout attached.  Word format.
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Re: Blocking notation
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 04:06 am »
I know this is too late for the OP, but just in case somebody else has the same question I've uploaded a sample of how I was taught to take blocking notation. You print out the script one-sided so that each page of text has a blank page accompanying it on which you can write your notations. Hope this helps!

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Re: Blocking notation
« Reply #3 on: Jun 08, 2012, 04:36 pm »
I need help to create a form (mainly design and stiff)i can insert behind my script Or on back(i always photocopy my script to be single sided and off right. Im left handed) that has: mini-ground plan for blocking, sections for blocking notes, acting and director notes,onstage and offstage tech,  costume&prop tracking and maybe light/sound/deck cues etc (if that fits). I can either keep it or remove it when calling the show?

It takes too much time to flip to my other tabs for costumes, light, sound , prop information. it messy to keep all my forms beside me in rehearsal, tech and performances.

I personally like using one book to run a show. Carrying two books become messy and can't risk not having the correct info I need.
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Re: Blocking notation
« Reply #4 on: Sep 29, 2012, 06:17 pm »
Blocking slipsheet attached (Excel).