Project Description

Lighting Workshops – with James Auld

Stage lighting plays a critical role in creating the illusion and magic of a theatrical production: setting the mood; establishing time and place; and reinforcing the style of a performance.

MATES is offering a 2 part Lighting Workshop facilitated by James Auld on September 5 & 12.
This is a practical workshop which assumes limited or no previous knowledge in these areas.
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What you’ll learn:

  • types of lights and their uses
  • setting up lights
  • lighting control
  • how dimmers work
  • basic lighting design
  • hands on experience with MATES’ lighting equipment

Members who attend this course will have opportunity to further develop skills by assisting with technical production on future shows.

WHEN: Saturday 5th & 12th September 11am-3pm
WHERE: Birkdale School of Arts Hall, 101 Birkdale Rd, Birkdale
COST for 2 days: $20 MTG Members / $40 Non-Members (price includes annual membership if you wish to join)

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Sound Workshops – with James Auld

MATES is offering a Sound Workshop facilitated by James Auld – held over 2 days.

This is a practical workshop,  which assumes limited or no previous knowledge in these areas.

It is intended to give attendees a working understanding of the equipment and techniques used for stage presentations and to give them knowledge required to participate usefully in the technical aspects of theatre.
Some background theory will be presented, but only to the extent needed to understand the practical applications.

What you’ll learn:

Hardware familiarisation

  • speakers – powered & passive
  • amplifiers
  • mixers – powered and passive

Basic Electrical Knowledge

  • how mixers work
  • variations of designs and benefits / limitations
  • voltage, power and volume

Setting up the Sound Desk

  • connecting everything
  • ‘tuning’ the system for the best sound – EQ
  • using FX with vocals
  • using foldback
  • using wireless mics

Introduction to the Show Cue System computer program.

Members who attend this course will have opportunity to further develop skills by assisting with technical production on future shows.

WHEN: Saturday 31st October & 7th November: 11am -3pm
WHERE:   Birkdale School of Arts Hall, 101 Birkdale Rd, Birkdale
COST for 2 days: $ 20 MTG Members/ $40 Non-Members (price includes annual membership if you wish to join)

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