Eurydice – Woking Drama Festival

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Location: Rhoda McGaw Theatre

Role: Lighting Operator


Challenges:

→ My main challenge while operating lighting for this production was when an actor skipped a page of the script which contained 2 lighting cues. The actor then jumped back to the previous lighting states. This meant that I had to ‘go to cue’ to skip the cues and then jump back into the correct cue state.

→ Since it was a drama festival, we were challenged to erect the 10 flat wall within a 10 minute time-frame. We were able to achieve this due to practice and the efficiency of the team. I drew a diagram on the back of the first flat so that the stagehands knew which flat went where. We laid a rope down across the stage which had marks showing the position of each flat.


Set:

→ Since the play was set in an underwater, dystopian world, we decided to create the effect of rusted metal walls. We achieved this by first painting the 10 x 8″ flats with a metallic silver paint. We then coated the flats with clue and spread iron filings over the glue. Once the glue dried, we sprayed the flats with vinegar. This cause the iron to rust. The flats consisted of 6 standing flats and 4 door flats which hinged open.

→ I used ‘dirty down’ paint to make wooden poles look like rusted pipes.


Prizes:

→ We were awarded the Best Stage Management award for our organisation backstage.

 

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Media:

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GCSE Pieces

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Location: Reed’s School

Role: Lighting Operator


Information:

→ We provided a universal space for the GCSE students to adapt for their play. We setup a wall of black flats with 4 doors for the actors to enter and exit.

Black Wall


Lighting:

→ We provided a generic lighting rig for the actors to customise to suit their production. This consisted of a straw wash with 8 fresnels to cover the stage. We also rigged some profiles to create spotlights.

GCSE Lighting Plot


Sound:

→ We sourced and edited sound effects as requested by the group of actors. We added all off these sound effects into a QLab workspace to run on the night.

Close Disco

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Location: Reed’s School

Role: Sound / Lighting Operator


Lighting:

→ I rigged 4 parcans with bright coloured gels and directed them towards the dance area to provide a splash of colour. These were programmed with a rainbow chase effect.

→ I also setup a couple of sets of disco lights and a laser on a table at one side of the room.

→ I used the houselights to provide a low intensity wash across the floor.

Close Disco


Sound:

→ The playlist was provided on one of the organiser’s phone. I used a DI (Direct Input) box going into a Behringer X32 to control the sound levels going out to 4 speakers.


Challenges:

→ I had to monitor a roving microphone especially when they walked within range of the speaker to prevent feedback.

Close Disco

House Spelling Bee

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Location: Reed’s School

Role: Sound Operator


Stage Plan:

Stage Plan


Sound:

2 x Sennheiser SKM500 wireless microphones (1 for judges table, 1 for contestants)

2 x Mic stand

4 x EV Speakers

Behringer X32 Mixing Desk

Yamaha Amp


Lighting:

Spelling Bee

 

Close Disco

Standard

Location: Reed’s School

Role: Sound / Lighting Operator


Lighting:

→ I rigged 4 parcans with bright coloured gels and directed them towards the dance area to provide a splash of colour. These were programmed with a rainbow chase effect.

→ I also setup a couple of sets of disco lights and a laser on a table at one side of the room.

→ I used the houselights to provide a low intensity wash across the floor.

Close Disco


Sound:

→ The playlist was provided on one of the organiser’s phone. I used a DI (Direct Input) box going into a Behringer X32 to control the sound levels going out to 4 speakers.


Challenges:

→ I had to monitor a roving microphone especially when they walked within range of the speaker to prevent feedback.

 

Close Disco

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Location: Reed’s School

Role: Sound / Lighting Operator


Lighting:

→ I rigged 4 parcans with bright coloured gels and directed them towards the dance area to provide a splash of colour. These were programmed with a rainbow chase effect.

→ I also setup a couple of sets of disco lights and a laser on a table at one side of the room.

→ I used the houselights to provide a low intensity wash across the floor.

Close Disco


Sound:

→ The playlist was provided on one of the organiser’s phone. I used a DI (Direct Input) box going into a Behringer X32 to control the sound levels going out to 4 speakers.


Challenges:

→ I had to monitor a roving microphone especially when they walked within range of the speaker to prevent feedback.

 

GCSE Pieces

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Location: Reed’s School

Role: Lighting Operator


Information:

→ In preparation for the GCSE performances, I helped rig a universal set of lanterns for the groups to customise for their piece.

→ I also needed to rig some ‘specials’ for certain groups to enhance their performance.

→ During the rehearsals, I helped create the sound and projection cue stack on QLab for the operator to run on the night.

→ I  helped to lay and tape the dance floor for the rehearsal and production.

→ I also worked with a small team of people to erect 8 stage flats to form a versatile space for the actors.

Black Wall


Lighting:

As the lighting operator, I programmed the lighting desk (ETC Ion) during the day of rehearsals. I was given guidance on the different lighting states by the actors for each piece.

GCSE Plot

House Spelling Bee

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Location: Reed’s School

Role: Lighting Operator


Stage Plan:

Stage Plan


Sound:

2 x Sennheiser SKM500 wireless microphones (1 for judges table, 1 for contestants)

2 x Mic stand

4 x EV Speakers

Behringer X32 Mixing Desk

Yamaha Amp


Lighting:

House Arts