Annie is fully redundant. At least from a projection point of view. Let me explain what I mean. Theatre is all about repeatability and redundancy. In order to protect the show against every reasonable trouble it may face, we develop systems of redundancy.
For the past six months, I’ve worked with video designer Peter Flaherty on converting the massively video-heavy show Sondheim on Sondheim from its original format of numerous moving video screens into something that can be produced by regional and smaller theatres.
I used to use Resolume heavily but had to move on to more stable and functional tools. However, having been greatly improved, Resolume Avenue is looking a lot better, and possibly ready for serious use in production.
Technical directors and prop masters live and die by their "Bag-O-Tricks." No matter how complicated the show is, there are usually one or two items that a resourceful technician can pull and/or modify from stock....More
Production and lighting designers Steve Lieberman and Seth Jackson discuss how to create engaging environments that suit the needs of the client; dealing with artists’ riders; fiscal responsibilities of a designer; and scaling creative from small festivals to massives....More