Color Model Photos

Valmont's Salon
Merteuil's Salon
Rosemonde's Salon
Tourvel's Salon
Bois De Vincennes
Cécile's Bedroom
Émile's Bedroom
Valmont's Bedroom

Photoshopped Storyboards

Merteuil's Salon
Valmont's Salon
Rosemonde's Salon
Tourvel's Salon
Bois de Vincennes
Émile's Bedroom
Cécile's Bedroom
Valmont's Bedroom
Design Statement:

My first design in the Rococo era, Dangerous Liaisons proved to be challenging in terms of stage economy. Because the location changes after almost every scene, I needed to find a way to smoothly and quickly transition au-vista. I took advantage of the flying space of the theatre to bring in Rococo inspired "frames" for each location. Tourvel, Rosemonde, and Merteuil's Salons have furniture pre-set on wagons that track from each side to meet on the centerline, or track from the back as a whole piece. This allowed me to achieve the grandeur of furnished salons without wasting production time to set and strike furniture. Because each space is owned/inhabited by specific characters, color proved to be immensely important to clue the audience to the location's owner and thus the context of each space. 

White Model Process

Prelim Valmont Salon
Prelim Merteuil Salon
Prelil Cécile Bedroom
Prelim Proscenium/Backdrop Sketch
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Research Images