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…

Video Making Resources for Students

Below is a collection of documents that should be referred to when making a video product. If you require support through your process, have creative or technical questions, just ask for help and we will help you 🙂 Video Making Schedule – A guide to the time required. Click HERE The Video Making Process Developing…

HAMELIN – Starlit Production

Two production within 2 weeks of each other. One with HKIS and one with Starlit. Each student devised, each very strong focus – almost political with their messages. Maybe a sign of the times and recent world manoeuvres.  A good thing is that productions are a great avenue for expressing oneself, and that’s got to be a plus…

HKIS MS- 1st World Problems Production

Devised by Drama teacher John Mulhall and grade 7 & 8 drama students, an original production “First : World Problems” performed in the HKIS Middle School Black Box Theatre 9 ~ 12 November, 2016. Starbucks, Social Media… scene titles provide a glimpse into teacher / student devised production that audience members referred to as – “brilliant”, Once again I…

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…

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…