Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rain Man at the Apollo - Tech Rehersals over.


We're in the last session of tech here at the Apollo and I've been quite busy today, mainly with bits of video as it happens. I've been fitting a RF modulator to an old TV inorder for it to become a practicle in the show. All else seems to be going to plan. I have managed to stay away from the plumbing of the working sink. Tomorrow's dissapointing task is to re arrange the control box. That includes moving the SFX PC's and all that gubbins, it's going to be helarious.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Grand Opening of the Norwich Big Screen and Olympic Handover


Imagine my joy to read on the BBC weather page that after a damp start Sunday should be dry from 10 and improve all day. So just how disappointed do you think I was having driven through bit of drizzle and arrived at the Chapel Fields centre to be welcomed by pouring rain. What a great start! So it through it down while Ollie and my self unloaded the van, but thankfully by 11 it all started to dry out and warm up. The BBC Norfolk presenters did well to keep the audience informed of the activities of the day, Sing the Nation sung and the afternoon entertainers were interesting.
Though I think a special round of applause should go to my Elgato TV tuner which was the only way I was able to receive the accompanying audio for the picture on the Big Screen. You do have to ask your self or more to the point to the people who install these things, does it really cost so much to have local connections to the content? All in all another fun day in mainly sun in Norwich with the Events Team.

Monday, August 18, 2008

2nd outing as PE this year for Rain Man at the Apollo Theatre


Yes indeedie tomorrow is the start of my second theatre fitup as the Head Production Sound Engineer. On the back of the sucess of That Face I am back working with Stage Sound Servicesand Cue One and for the first time Sound Designer Fergus Ohare.

Well we've done the planning, and all the kit has been loaded on to the vehicles, so hopefully it will all go in without too much drama.