Wednesday, April 30, 2008

That Face at the Duke of York's Theatre

Day two of tech and one more day to go before preview and I'm not convinced we'll get a Dress Rehearsal in. The Duke of York's is quite a nice little theatre, the substage is fairly spacious and clean, that's where we've got all the amps and the SFX PC. The Prosc system consists of UPA's E3's and E18's, On stage we've got E9's and some little FX stuff. We're running the SFX into a DME24N and it all seems to be working really well. It's my first time with SFX and DME and I'm quite impressed.
SFX seems to have it's limitations but what sound effects system doesn't. The DME sounds quite good and is quite flexible. The interface isn't really designed to be operated from a tablet or laptop. Yes you could build control pages but that takes a long time. Meybe they could allow the user to switch in to "keyboard and mouse control" and "I'm using a stilus so can you please look like a Dolby Lake?"
It's is also my first job as Head Production Sound Engineer, ok so it's not the biggest job and I am now a Production team of one, but there was a maximum of three at one point. Anyway it's going really well I'm really enjoying it. Em Laxton the sound designer is great and we've got a good thing going on this.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

From Flying Cars to Flying Nannies

So to keen readers it would appear that I have not been up to much recently. Well that is kind of true, I have just spent a long weekend at home but prior to that I was in Sunderland with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. There isn’t really a lot to say about it really as Sunderland is such a dull place. The show went back in with out any major dramas, it all fitted, as that’s where the tour started years ago now. We are all looking forward to moving it to Cardiff in a month or so ass it is a much nicer place and there is so much more to do and see.
So the future looks bright for Brew the sound engineer, today I am busy at Old Billings Gate Fish Market on a job for Metro Broadcast. At the end of this week I start my first Production Sound Engineer job for a Show at the Duke of York’s Theatre London called That Face. It doesn’t look like it is going to be overly complicated but it is quite exciting. From there it’s of to Plymouth for the first part of the Mary Poppins fit up. To finish my four week whirlwind I’m of to Leckford Waitrose’s own farm for their festival, and I hope the weather is better than last year…Must remember my sunny!

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