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…

Robotics & Coding courses on offer

If you know anyone who may be interested in joining some Coding and Robotics courses on a Saturday afternoon (12-3;30) contact me and we can discuss details. Courses are offered through BSD.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Ready to run, almost…

Inputting the lighting cues with Hong Kong International School, Middle School drama production director, John Mulhall. A creative, time consuming and comforting process.  The Tech Know Wise crew are working from the marked up script. Nearly ready to run.  A few more light adjustments (always some more to do …)  The basics area ready to…