The set of OBKB Baltimore edition was created on stage at the Morgan State University’s Lamb Turpin Theatre. Building a production set is no easy task. There are several different components in creating a set; Lighting, audio, placing of props, and camera placement are some of the main factors. I had the pleasure of assisting in the backdrops which were the OBKB signs for the two shows. One may think that hanging up backgrounds was a simple task; it was not. We had two signs OBKB and OBKB Grown-Upps. The signs were large, long and white. While working we had to ensure that the custom made sign did not get dirty. This was difficult because the floor was dirty from all the workers. In addition we had to measure the backdrop and then use a crane and create a hook at the top of the stage strong enough to hold the sign in place. We made the hook ourselves using rope and metal clamps. This was done for both signs. After we created the hooks and knotted them for safety we had to practice switching the signs. This was done for safety [continues]
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