The stream begins

I am aiming to develop a technical team that can creatively and effectively support Entertainment technology control situations, focusing on theatrical support at this stage. I am positive there is a thirst out there for technically creative souls. The knowledge and skills will be built, applied, reflected upon and stirred, become second nature, allowing for…

Stern panel tidy-up

I’ve chosen to put my Resin River Table project on hold for a while, and focus on tidying up the wood railing panels on the stern of Alhambra. As with all the woodowrk on the dear old Alhambra, there’s loads of it. Knowing the amount of sanding that’s required to prepare surfaces for varnishing. I’ve…

Join the Tech Stream

Dear Technical / Creative minds As a current or ex-TechKnowWise crew member / HS Theatre Tech team I’d like to include you in a great opportunity. I have been involved outside of HKIS with a company called Starlit Voice that mainly focus on After School Activities, developing acting skills in their enrolled students. However on Saturdays, a select…

Robotics & Coding courses on offer

If you know anyone who may be interested in joining some Coding and Robotics courses on a Saturday afternoon (12-3;30) contact me and we can discuss details. Courses are offered through BSD.

Resin River 1

The plan started with a very good mate of mine offering me Teak from a container in the back of garage up in Yuen Long. “A boat load”. True to his word, there was a heap of old Teak bits and pieces of varying sizes and shapes that at some stage were a boat. Not…

Saturated and disintegrating…

A bow bedroom on-suite shower furnished a marble shelf that threatened to crash to the ground at any minute. Doing so could’ve caused very smashed toes… and we don’t want that. Saturated and disintegrating, the wood shelf reluctantly held onto the surprisingly heavy 3/4 inch marble vernier. The widening gap signalling this support was soon to…

Railings off…

So it’s railings off, sanding required and a three course Marine varnish to be applied. The term “lifelong learning” springs to mind as I live the life onboard Alhambra. In this situation I speak about the maintenance of outdoor varnished woodwork The exterior varnish on Alhambra is showing signs of being relentlessly beaten by the…

Beauty & the Beast go 70s

Spent a good few weeks working with the Starlit Voice Drama School Hong Kong on a student production of Beauty & the Beast. Creatively with a 1970’s styling….. 5 performances (Dec 5 – 7) ran in Hong Kong’s Art Centre, McAuley theatre. With minimal set (very minimal…), acting and tech systems needed to help build…

The story of the bow table

Soon after our move onto Alhambra we realised a want to get an oval table made for the bow of the boat. Something that could be placed on top of the bollard mooring structure, to act as a portable table surface. OK then… so I needed to make a multi textured novel table, with a…

Digital System, Theatrical Production & Education,

“Even the cables are making me want to get to work!” exclaimed one eleven-year-old recently as he began work on the technical set-up. His enthusiasm was absolutely exciting for me as his teacher. By sharing experiences of fusing digital systems with theatrical production and education, I refer to over fifteen years of events with Hong…

HKIS HS Tech support 

HKIS HS drama department head contacted me to ask for pro audio contacts. I respect the contact but reacted with a want to get the HS theatre tech team trained to deal with it. So, I offered my help to get the students up to scratch with controlling loads of wireless microphones for a musical…

Light set up resources.

In order to share and support those wanting to benefit from video tutorials that present some key information around lighting set up in and out of the theatre. Check out the info below. Let the first thing be a great program that presents the passion that exists working in the theatre. (all-be-it-a-bit-long, but interesting ~ enjoy)…