2012 BSMC SCHEDULE

Friday, May 18
8pm: Evita, plus post‑show Q&A
Marquis Theater
1535 Broadway, NYC, 10036

Saturday, May 19
NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, NYC

8-9am: Registration and continental breakfast

9-9:15am: Abe Jacob: Welcome and opening remarks

9:15‑10:30am: Mick Potter: Designing Evita: An in-depth discussion on the complete sound design process for the Broadway revival of Evita... from the first creative team meetings, pre-production work, the production period, previews through to opening night and beyond...

10:30-10:45am: Break

10:45am-12:pm: Jill BC DuBoff: Sound Choices: sound designer for Wit and Other Desert Cities discusses the major differences between Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as her work on these recent shows. She is the first female designer to speak at the BSMC

12-2pm: Lunch and Manufacturers Showcase

2-3:30pm: Bob McCarthy: Ready, Aim, Oops!
How to aim a speaker, or two, or twenty. Sounds simple, but it is one of the most common, costly and time-consuming mistakes in sound system design. This seminar will show a step by step process for finding the aim point for a single speaker or an entire array, splay angles inside array, spacing for frontfills and delays and more. Simple theories put to practical use, applicable for theater or venues of any size

3:30-3:45pm: Break

3:45- 5pm: Kai Harada: Follies: Trying Not To Screw It Up: Follies presented challenges in how the environment of the theater affected working on the reinforcement of the show. The scenic design called for draping the walls of the theater in drop cloths, how this helped or hindered the goal of presenting a very natural-sounding show is part of this session’s subject matter.

5-5:15pm: Break

5:15- 6:30pm: Nevin Steinberg: Enough Talk About Me…What Do You Think About Me? A "sound discussion" with Kevin McCollum, Broadway producer of Tony Award-winning shows such as Rent, Avenue Q, In The Heights, La Boheme, to name a few. He joins Nevin Steinberg on the collaboration between producer and sound designer, in getting the job, maintaining the job, and what's expected in that collaboration.

6:30- 8:00pm: Cocktail party and Live Design Sound Products of The Year presentations; sponsored by Meyer Sound at the City Winery, 155 Varick Street, NYC, 10013

Sunday, May 20
NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, NYC

8:30-9:00am: Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 -10:30am: Bill Ostry: RF Systems And The Changing Environment: In the fast-changing world of RF environment, this session will focus on new aspects of RF design and why new products are being built to satisfy this environment.

10:30-10:45am: Break

10:45-am 12pm: Ken Travis: Newsies: Making his first BSMC appearance, Ken Travis will detail the concept and design of this musical.

12:00-2pm: Lunch and Manufacturers Showcase

2‑3:15pm: Shannon Slaton: Virtual Mixing, Virtual Sound Check, and RF Coordination: What you can do before and outside of tech to make tech run smoothly: Discuss how a mixer can practice mixing a show to gain the muscle memory needed to mix the show perfectly; Discuss techniques of Virtual Sound Check including equipment and software that can be used; Discuss the goals of Virtual Sound Check; Discuss how designers and mixers can have different needs with Virtual Sound Check; Discuss RF Coordination and the pitfalls involved; Discuss a strategy for coordinating frequencies.

3:15 -3:30pm: Break

3: 30 – 5:00pm: John Taylor: Sound From Speaker To Ear: A presentation on basic electroacoustics—what happens to the sound as it travels from the speaker to the listeners’ ear, how much damage the room does to the signal and what we can do about it.

5- 6:00pm: Abe Jacob, close of classes. Final Q&A in lounge.

Register now and make the BSMC part of your "spring awakening...."

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