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…

The all important Survey

Everything hinges around the results of the… [cue music & lights]  SURVEY. The seller probably wants it… (possibly not really :)) The Finance Company want it. The Insurance company want it. I want it. There’s a list of Marine Surveyors. The Finance company provided a list of three accepted people. Inline with experienced opinions /…

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…

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…

Adventures of Yoshi and the Tea Kettle – running well @ HKIS

The Tech-Know-Wise crew are now on their third of four performances and all is well. Adjustments / fine tuning has continued daily. Here’s hyper-cardioid microphone adjustments.  The students set up a three camera live recording system to record the final two shows.   It amazes me again how focused the students are when doing such tasks….

Sound and lighting design for StarLit Voice production of ‘Nornal’

Working with the StarLit Voice Drama Group tech students. Developing lighting design and sound track sequences for upcoming production of a UK based script called ‘Nornal’   Production will take place December 10 – 12 at the HK Arts centre. Great name : NORMAL. Director : Vince Warren.

Setting up for a HKIS Middle School drama production

Great to be working with the MS’s Tech Know Wise crew setting up the lighting, sound and communication systems for the upcoming Hong Kong International School’s Middle School drama production.  Again, an interesting set to light up. We’re under a bit of pressure to get things ready. Show starts Wed 18 Nov, 2015.  My aim is for…