Our first drama in the Milton Court Theatre this academic year will be ‘Mephisto’ based on the novel by Klaus Mann and adapted by Ariane Mnouchkine. Directed by Wyn Jones and designed by Susannah Henry there will two student creatives on the team – Rory Beaton (lighting) and Robbie Matthews (Sound). The sound design calls for a number of musical tracks, some of which have been written and arranged by Guildhall year 2 composer Sam Wilson.
The sound team were lucky enough to get access to the concert hall to record the band which is a treat in itself! Theatre sound production doesn’t often include this type of activity so it was great for the sound team to gain this type of experience multi-mic’ing the band into Pro Tools for later mixing by Robbie for the show.
Check out the photos below for a glimpse of this morning’s musical fun!
Tickets for ‘Mephisto’ can be bought here.
TTA Students (clockwise) Jack (Sound Op), Robbie (Sound Designer), Oli (Production Engineer) and Tom (Sound Op)
Composer and arranger Sam Wilson conducting from the piano.
So it’s that time of year again! And here are our new year one Technical Theatre Arts students, all excited and raring to go! We look forward to getting to know you all a lot better over the next few weeks. For the first time the TTA students are now split across four pathways (instead of the previous three) – Theatre Technology, Design Realisation, Stage Management and Costume Supervision. We also have our new BA Video Design for Live Performance students and our new MA Collaborative Theatre students…welcome all!
The City of London has been celebrating the 800 year anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. The city is the only place to be mentioned specifically in the original document and they have a copy dating back as far as 1292 on display in the Guildhall library (until Oct 1st). As part of the celebration the Guildhall School was asked to prepare and show a history of the document utilising their state of the art projection mapping skills onto the classic Guildhall Great Hall. So video lecturer and designer Dan Shorten prepared the content while students Dominic Baker and Oliver Levett set up the projection equipment including a 4.1 sound system with content from sound lecturer Andy Taylor.
So here is the first video of the evening, taken from the audience POV with live sound (bouncing around the walls!). Undoubtedly more to follow…
(With huge thanks to all at the City of London, Guildhall and Guildhall school for their support throughout!)
So the summer is over and we’re now all starting back for a brand new term of exciting productions and new students! But before we say a complete farewell to the summer sun we shall reflect on what’s occurred since last we blogged…
Firstly a very belated farewell to our graduating class of 2015!
Last year saw another run of great productions excellently run by the TTA Year 3 students and we wish them all the best for their new careers. We will miss you!
We also ran various successful summer schools in Lighting, Sound and Video which were all very well attended. So here are a few shots of the Summer Sound students working on the Silk Street Stage who, at the end of their week worked on a practical cueing project with the Stage Management summer school students!
In the meantime we have over 40 new students starting next week so we’ll make sure they get blogged ASAP!