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Designing in the Box

As a sound and lighting designer, I've always envied scenic designers the ability to communicate their ideas with a scenic model. Likewise, costume designers' renderings leap off the page to describe the character and the costume so thoroughly. There is a quality to light that really can't be captured in a two-dimensional image, never mind representing the element of time, a critical part of every design. When I design sound, I can record work to CD and play it for the director. It's

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