NYT Technical Training 2014

Posted in:
Events, Projections / AV, Technology, Sound,

For the past 2 weeks I have been in London, taking part in the National Youth Theatre (NYT)'s technical training course (Lighting and Sound).

The course covers the basics of Lighting, Sound and Video for theatre, and leads to National Youth Theatre Membership, and opportunities to work on their productions.

Spaces In-Between: Realisation and Installation

Posted in:
Events, Projections / AV, Photography, University,

As mentioned in this blog post, for the 2nd year Media Arts exhibition at University, I created an installation piece using digital projection onto fabric.

Spaces In-Between: Project Development

Posted in:
Events, Projections / AV, University, MEDI267,

As part of my university course, 1st and 2nd year Media Arts students are putting on an exhibition (Opening 6th May in the Scott Building). The exhibition is split into 4 sections, with the one I'm part of using the theme of "Subtext". For the exhibition I am working on a new piece of work; an installation using digital projection onto fabric scrim, and with the working title "Spaces In-Between".

Cardboard Box Digital Projector

Posted in:
Projections / AV, Film, Technology, Tutorials,

Whilst looking around for information on art projection and cheap projectors to try out some experiments, I came across this tutorial on Photojojo, to make a basic projector using a smartphone, shoebox and magnifying glass, so I thought I'd give it a go.

MTG's Jekyll & Hyde - Gallery

Posted in:
Events, Lighting Design, University,

Plymouth University Musical Theatre Group invited Jennifer Austin of Blue Cove Photography to photograph the Friday and Saturday night performances of Jekyll & Hyde.

Her photographs are available to view on Facebook:

Friday Night (from the wings)

Jekyll & Hyde Review - The Knowledge

Posted in:
Events, Lighting Design, University,

Plymouth University's Student Newspaper, "The Knowledge" have written an incredibly favourable review of Musical Theatre Group's "Jekyll & Hyde".

You can find the review here.

MTG Presents Jekyll & Hyde

Posted in:

This year, Plymouth University Musical Theatre Group (for whom I am production manager) are putting on a production of Jekyll & Hyde The Musical.

The cast and orchestra have been rehearsing since January and the show is looking and sounding amazing. Set build is coming together and the crew are all working hard to pull it off. Lighting and sound are being prepared and it all looks like a fantastic show awaits!

We'd love for you to come along as see what we do! The show takes place from 12th to 15th March in the University Main Hall. Doors open at 7.30PM.

Modern Musical Magic

Posted in:
Graphic Design, Events, Lighting Design, University,

On Sunday 8th December Plymouth University Musical Theatre Group staged their "Modern Musical Magic" concert.

This was a revue concert featuring performances of songs from many of the modern musical theatre shows, including Wicked, Ghost, Bonnie & Clyde, Legally Blonde, Shrek and others.

The Musical Theatre Group cast of singers was backed by a 14-piece concert band, directed and conducted by Jason Mitchell.

The Snow Elf - Independent Practice

Posted in:
Film, University, MEDI268, SnowElf,

Here is my completed film for Media Arts Independent Practice, entitled "The Snow Elf".

Although there were many issues during the creation of the piece, I am still happy with the result, and the way it conveys the visual style and aesthetic which I was aiming for.

Filming - Independent Practice

Posted in:
Film, Sound, University, MEDI268, SnowElf,

Due to the availability of Anandi and Myself, we had one afternoon to film all the footage we needed for the project.

However, in some ways this worked out in my favour, as it meant we were shooting as the sun was low in the sky, which gave great warm, orange light for the piano shots, and meant that by the time we got to the location shots, the light gave the dismal grey desolate effect I was hoping for.