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Marriage of Figaro

Will be posting photos later this week of some lighting I have designed for Opera Soc’s Performance of Marriage of Figaro.

Opening night is tomorrow night in the Riley Smith Hall at Leeds University Union, on until Saturday!

If you’re about about and fancy a opera come on down!

In terms of Tech. I’ve got standard generics, tarts, cans and Source4 Jr’s. Plus a load of Parnells with Scrollers on. All running off Zero88’s Bull Frog lighting desk.

Motion Graphics

Part of my degree is to create a 3-4 minute project, using Adobe After Effects.

So this is the first of many blog entries on the Subject. This blog (under this category) will form part of my project entry, (5% in fact), as a production journal.
So any comments will come in handy!

Currently I’m slightly add odds, but have a thought of creating a advert for Firefox or perhaps google chrome.

Ultimately using shape and colour manipulation to merge the relevant browser logos to create the chrome one.

Perhaps starting the 3-4 mins with a quick browser history, Netscape anyone??? 😛

Watched Transformers (the first Michael Bay one) today and having watched Start Trek XI by J.J. Abrams, should be good inspiration for this project, in terms of technology.

Avatar might be a bit far…..

Speed Runs, Opera, Power Cuts

So there was a half city of Leeds power cut on Friday, amoung other things including LGI (Leeds General Infirmary), LSRfm.com Blew a Fuse, Katie Died, and now we are live again.

Power went out at 3pm, twas rather odd, both Laptops stayed on, spotify lost audio, second monitor died, and vista1 stopped. Took my headphones off and discovered the lack of whiring from the Rack.

Ran off down the union, its Union wide, then Campus wide, then a thin strip from Leeds Uni. Business School, al the way to the train station.

Eventually the power came back online at 9pm, and from there a Fruity Setup speed run, all done in an hour, I sent my co-worker to do DJ Setups whilst I wacked up the branding and UV Cannons, EPIC!

Now we are Opera bound, just got home from the tech run, we did a speed run on plotting, that was fun, ’bout 15mins. Then tech run, quite a good show, get to play with the lights a little.

My USB/DMX dongol arrived from Australia (£20 import fee), got that to work with the eee, hurrah, it happily drove the Riley Rig for an hour, then reverted to using the Fat Frog! Go with what you know!

But Opera till Wendesday, its called Opera Bites, with single songs from different shows, a nice menagerie.

Then LSR in the Terrace on Thursday, and then The Rileys on friday, and then on to party at Fruity.

That sums up since Friday!

Life is fun, but busy, lotsa coursework, and some freelance work on the go, woot!

Sleep time now!