Tech Students Rock again

Our production technology design, set-up, & operation is becoming increasingly complex. Our lighting option shave been splendidly augmented with new fully automated lights. Microphones numbers are doubling the dozen. Visual capture pushing up to 4K quality capture and editing systems… & YUP, the kids are doing the work.   Well actually not just the kids,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…