Further to our previous blog of student photos from the recent Glastonbury Project we are now delighted to share the official video, as prepared by Guildhall Video Lecturer Dan Shorten and recent Technical Theatre graduate Gwilym Hews.
“This is a montage cut from the documentary made by The Guildhall School about their role in providing a large scale video mapping project for The Common at Glastonbury Festival 2014. The project involved 7 current students, one graduate, one member of staff and one visiting professional (and a lot of other help and support from inside and outside the school). It reflects the growing role of GSMD in the field of Video Design for Live Performance.
LEARN HOW TO DO PROJECTS LIKE THIS ON THE NEW DEGREE: Video Design for Live Performance…. Starting in sept 2015 (Subject to validation) See http://www.gsmd.ac.uk”
Last Friday we said a fond farewell to this year’s graduating class of Technical Theatre students from all three pathways (Theatre Technology, Stage & Costume Management and Design Realisation). This year’s class have a had a hugely successful year, putting on a host of stunning productions across both the Silk Street and Milton Court venues. Any absentees (already working on other projects!) were represented by their cardboard doppelgangers! We wish the whole class huge success in the future and look forward to hearing about their successes for many years to come.
Thanks to Lisa Evans in Drama Admin for the pic.
Our thanks to Grand Hotel Sound Mixer Iain Harvey for this photo. He recently brought a new phone and in-between songs has been experimenting with the camera! Cheers Iain, now get back to the show…
So, rounding out our various peeks into the highlights of our summer musical ‘Grand Hotel’, yesterday was the strike after Wednesday’s final performance and, in keeping with our recent theme, we time-lapsed the first day (or until the memory ran out…) and here it is for you to peruse.
Note the camera was up behind the sound desk so the various closeups we have are from the sound team either working hard or stealing cookies from the packet on the window sill!
If you’d like to see more of the technical aspects of Grand Hotel then check out our previous blogs and also see our fellow technical theatre blogs (listed just to the right…)
Guildhall year one Theatre Technology students have recently been in training with our resident Stage Technology lecturer Simon Bond. Throughout their three years all TT students have access to various types of stage-flying technology, from the traditional manual system in the established Silk Street Theatre to the new computer controlled system in the main house at Milton Court. Check out the video below (courtesy of year one student Andrew Stuttard) for an example of year one’s first attempt at programming automation on eChameleon.
The Guildhall School summer musical opens tonight in the Silk Street theatre. It has been an exciting build up over the last few weeks with a particular highlight for the Sound Team being the Sitzprobe last Friday morning. Working with sound designer Colin Pink the ‘soundies’ have spent long hours setting up the rig, checking all the microphones (32 wireless for the singers and another 25 for the band) and generally learning a lot from both Colin and Isobel Rush (who’s been teaching the team all about wireless mics and how to mange them on a show). But all this took place with just a piano up until Friday morning when for the first time the whole tech crew and the singers had an audio extravaganza when we heard the whole band with the singers on stage for the first time. The Guildhall Music course has given us a pit band of 25 players covering strings, brass, wood wind and percussion musically directed by Steve Edis, who are creating a wonderful sound that epitomises the 1928 Berlin setting. Check out the photos below for an idea of the day’s set up but come and see the show to hear the amazing sound.
The actors and singers all fascinated and thrilled by having the band in the pit.
Steve Edis conducting the band.
…and 32 radio mic receivers!