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karel will

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Educational videos
« on: January 08, 2018, 08:28:46 am »

Hi all,

I started teaching some kids about the wonderful world of stage techniques (sound, lights, video...).
Yeah, I know: "He who can, does; he who can't teaches."  ;D

Off course, I started scanning the web for medium length videos about our craft, but I found very little useful stuff. There's plenty to be found about specific subjects, and a lot of "behind the scenes" aimed at the general public, but very few suited for 14-15 year olds, to introduce them to (hopefully) their future career.

I guess I'm mainly looking for "Hi, this is Tim, he's audio and he does this, and that's Joan, she's rigging, she does that." style videos, if any are available. Half an hour length would be perfect, but off course any length will do.

I've been entertaining the idea to make my own on one of my jobs, but that seems hard to do. I don't think my client would be ok with me wasting my time like that...

So, if you have any material you can point me to, or even would be happy to share, I would be very grateful!

Sincerely,

Karel Will
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Mark Cadwallader

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Re: Educational videos
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 11:57:56 am »

You might want to try Control Booth, a general live theater forum. IIRC, there are a number of school-age members (as well as working pros).
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Re: Educational videos
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 12:05:13 pm »

You might want to try Control Booth, a general live theater forum. IIRC, there are a number of school-age members (as well as working pros).

There are a number of LAB participants who have cross-pollinated the Control Booth forums... you'll see some vaguely familiar names (I'm "TimMc").  Great resource for almost everything involving the non-performing aspects of theatre and staging shows.
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Re: Educational videos
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 02:06:23 pm »


I guess I'm mainly looking for "Hi, this is Tim, he's audio and he does this, and that's Joan, she's rigging, she does that." style videos, if any are available. Half an hour length would be perfect, but off course any length will do.

Check out this series, documenting Rush's Snakes and Arrows tour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdwOOuqV4xU

This site has some additional videos:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqesa1

The original was produced for Canadian broadcast TV, I believe.  There's a DVD of it available.  Some repetition between segments, but it does introduce the audience to the various roles.

Dave

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Re: Educational videos
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 03:43:31 pm »

The single most important skill -- the one that everyone involved in production must bear, lest they be kicked out summarily -- is how to properly coil a cable.

This is the clearest video clip I've seen on the subject (though there are hundreds which I have not watched): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yRcgBO3k0w

It talks about video cables, but the lessons presented here are applicable to every type of cable: microphone, data, extension cords, even garden hoses.

Never, ever, ever let someone wrap a cord around their elbow. That kills cords.
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Re: Educational videos
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 04:58:37 pm »

There are a number of LAB participants who have cross-pollinated the Control Booth forums... you'll see some vaguely familiar names (I'm "TimMc").  Great resource for almost everything involving the non-performing aspects of theatre and staging shows.
There is also the added advantage of lots of truly wonderful (and sometimes long-that's a good thing) posts by Ron Hebbard.  He seems to post there more than here. 
Getting back to the OP, at CB I learned about a wonderful video. Sing Faster, the Stagehands Ring Cycle. It's a 1999 documentary about the SF opera staging of the entire Ring cycle, from a behind the scenes point of view.  It can be found at youtube. 
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Re: Educational videos
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 07:39:14 am »

Thanks Dave,

That's exactly what I was looking for. Now I just have to translate it to plain Dutch... :-)

K.
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 08:58:40 am »


...Now I just have to translate it to plain Dutch... :-)


Skip to 1:33  - there is an easier to see cable wrap demo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHwPthJO5bo

-Dennis
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