Guildford School of Acting: Table

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Location: Waterloo East Theatre

Role: Sound and A/V Operator


GSA - Table

Information:

→ I spent a whole week working with GSA students on their second production of Table. This gave me a great opportunity to talk to the current students and find out more about life as a TTSM student.

→ During the show, I took it in turns to operate the sound, lighting and projections. The sound was run through a QLab stack which also contained the images for projection. The lighting was operated on the in-house jester. A GSA student was the deputy stage manager for the show and cued me.

Darbey House Quiz

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Location: Reed’s School

Role: Audio / Visual Operator


Information:

→ During the setup, I helped rig lighting for 4 tables using 4 parcels with colours gels to match the house colours. I also rigged a profile for the quiz master and lecture. I added a general wash using 4 fresnels with a soft straw gel.

→ I setup a projector and screen to be operated on stage to display a scoreboard for the teams. I ran the main projector from the lighting box after going through the cues with the quiz master.

→ For sound, I used 4 wireless microphones and an SM58 which I operated on a Behringer X32 sound desk.

→ This year, the school hired some buzzers. These were linked to a laptop and came with software which displayed the team names and scores as the players buzzed in. 


Challenges:

→ During the family fortune round, I had to freeze the projection and type the phrases and then un-freeze the projection as fast as possible.


Lighting Rig:

→ 4 x Parcans with gels

→ 4 x 1K Fresnels with straw gels

→ 1 x Profile directed at lectern

→ 2 x Projectors (1 for scoreboard, 1 for powerpoint)

→ 2 x Projector screens

Darbey House QuizLX Box

MFL Live

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Location: Reed’s School

Role: AV Operator


Information:

→ I setup a projector screen at the back of the stage since the full stage needed to be used, so it was not possible to use the main screen.

→ I used the surfaces section of QLab to constrain the size of the projection to fit on the smaller screen.

→ I created a cue stack of sound effects, videos and projection on QLab and used it to operate on the night.

MFL Live Lighting Plot MFL Live MFL Live

Darbey House Quiz

Standard

Location: Reed’s School

Role: Audio / Visual Operator


Information:

→ During the setup, I helped rig lighting for 4 tables using 4 parcels with colours gels to match the house colours. I also rigged a profile for the quiz master and lecture. I added a general wash using 4 fresnels with a soft straw gel.

→ I setup a projector and screen to be operated on stage to display a scoreboard for the teams. I ran the main projector from the lighting box after going through the cues with the quiz master.

→ For sound, I used 4 wireless microphones and an SM58 which I operated on a Behringer X32 sound desk.


Challenges:

→ During the family fortune round, I had to freeze the projection and type the phrases and then un-freeze the projection as fast as possible.


Lighting Rig:

→ 4 x Parcans with gels

→ 4 x 1K Fresnels with straw gels

→ 1 x Profile directed at lectern

→ 2 x Projectors (1 for scoreboard, 1 for powerpoint)

→ 2 x Projector screens

Lighting PlotLX Box