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…

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…

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…

Final show – all good

The last show and all went well. All the set up and tuning turned out well.  Funny how a shattered 2 KW Profile lens can make a great gobo:)  innovative minds at work…  Director John Mulhall thanks the student cast and crew for a job well done.  I was given a nicely smelly gift too….

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…