Closer by the day

We move ever closer to our next adventure. I must say I’m kinda surprised that a good few of the required process components have made me feel like a grown up, again!!! I’ve felt that way before: the last time being when my wife and I purchased a dinning table with 6 chairs… This manoeuvre…

A big move

I’ve lived in Hong Kong since 1974. Post school there have been extended periods of time away from HK. The latest stretch, starting 1993, has included the most beautiful achievements and memories, highlighting with my marriage and the birth of my 2 lovely kids. There’s loads more, but this is not the time. Living all over…

Starlit Voice DramaSchool Lamda exam

Early June, 2016 has included my working with the Starlit Voice Drama School again, supporting their development of their devised original production, “the Kidnapping of Peaches’. Their task – to devise material in preparation for their Lamda exam. Starlit Voice creative director Vince Warren booked the Hong Kong International School, Middle School’s Black Box Theatre…

HKIS MS Legally Blonde Jr production

The Hong Kong International School‘s Middle School Tech-Know-Wise crew once again have provided outstanding technical design, set-up, operation and de-rig of our largest technical achievement for the 2015-2016 school year. The 8 member crew (below) supported the Middle School drama department’s Legally Blonde Jr production. Directed by Drama teacher / director  John Mulhall. Four afternoon performances…

ISTA AIS – Singapore – March 2016

I write this siting at the Chiangi airport, Singapore, less than 2 hours’ after our final sharing at the International School Theater Association‘s [ISTA] Australian International School [AIS], Middle School three day festival. My immediate response to the event, map art from the exhaustion, returns to a familiar: the kids have once again been creative…

Happy Year of the Monkey

Best wishes for the Year of the Monkey. Here’s some info on what it means. We will be celebrating here in HK 🙂

Collaboration options

I was told about a great collaborative opportunity – “Hit Record“. I think this is great and shall be looking to investigate if I can start an audio focused project. More to follow…

Some lighting info

I’m presenting a few filming lighting tips to students from the Starlit Voice Drama School program. In place of reinventing the wheel, or rather representing the wheel… I thought I’d aim to share some the great resources already out there on the dear old www.   Here’s a great video from a great blog, Through the…

A bit of woodwork

I’ve started a small woodwork project. The plan is to create a few wooden breadboards. Below’s an image showing the essential things to do the job. Note the safety googles and crucial headphones ~ much needed to control the listening. Naturally at the center of all of it it the cup of Tea 🙂 No…

5 shows done, 1 to go

The Starlit Voice production of the script ‘NORMAL‘ by Paul Wallis (UK) run at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, McAulay Studio through 10th – 13th Dec, 2015 has been a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding process to be involved with. Alongside Starlit Voice director Vince Warren I’ve been working with a small group of technically focused students through multiple Saturday sessions at…

Day 2 on site with Starlit

Here we are at day 2 of a 6 day booking at the HK Arts Centre. The interesting thing is how the Starlit students have spoken about how they are enjoying being involved in the ‘behind the scenes’ processes.  Plans have remained that the Starlit students design, set up & operate all technical aspects of…