SDTN Online Autumn Programme

SDTN Online Autumn CPD Programme

5pm-6.30pm

22nd October to 18th December 2020

 

We are delighted to present SDTN’s new CPD programme for Autumn 2020. Covering a range of significant subject areas, these sessions are in line with SQA accredited module descriptors and designed to support teaching up to SCQF level 6. SDTN have succeeded in designing and delivering these practical sessions via Zoom, incorporating useful teaching resources and importantly participants will have access to the recorded sessions post event for their exclusive use. Spaces are limited, booking early is recommended.


SESSIONS:

22Oct SOUND COMPOSITION with Gary Cameron

30Oct TEACHING PRODUCTION SOUND with Clare Hibberd

6Nov VIDEO DESIGN with Jamie Wardrop

13Nov SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP with Michelle Chambers

27Nov COSTUME ROLES with Karen Short & Laura Hunt

4Dec TECHNICAL STAGE MANAGEMENT with Steve Macluskie

11Dec HEALTH AND SAFETY with Andrew Evans

18Dec LIGHTING DESIGN with Kate Bonney


TICKET DEALS:

ONE EVENT £10

THREE EVENTS £25

EIGHT EVENTS £55

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Thursday 22nd OCT 5pm-6.30pm

SOUND COMPOSITION with Gary Cameron

Gary Cameron is a Glasgow based Composer, Sound Designer and Facilitator. Since graduating with an Hons Degree in Sound Production in 2011 he has worked extensively with many of the UK’s leading arts companies including the BBC, National Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland, Tron Theatre, Royal Lyceum, Hull Truck and the Commonwealth Games. His passion for bringing stories to life through sound has lead to success in Games, TV and Theatre. Throughout Gary’s career he has been drawn to creating work for and with young people, developing artists of the future through community outreach programmes and productions. He has taught and facilitated nationwide, encouraging creativity and introducing young people to sound design.

WHAT WILL THE SESSION COVER?

  • Introduction
  • Foley Sound – Earth, Wind, Fire and Water
  • Sourcing, Recording, Editing, Mixing
  • Creating sound effects, loops
  • Q&A

WHAT WILL THE PARTICIPANTS NEED?

  • A laptop or iPad
  • Access to Zoom
  • Download Garage Band App
  • Also useful to have on hand: A glass of water, An empty glass, some stones/rocks, empty packet of crisps

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Friday 30th OCT 5pm-6.30pm

TEACHING PRODUCTION SOUND with Clare Hibberd

Clare Hibberd is the Sound Lecturer on the BA Production Technology Management course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). She graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2004. In 2013 she completed at PCGE at Canterbury Christchurch University, Kent which led to teaching science at a large comprehensive school for 2 years. She has recently completed her PGCert in Higher Arts Education at RCS. Previous sound work includes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium and National Tour), Chichester Festival Theatre (Summer Season), Nicholas Nickleby (National Tour), Mamma Mia (International Tour), Love Never Dies (London), Shrek the Musical (London), Matilda the Musical (London) and Senior Sound Technician at the Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman. Clare has recently contributed a chapter to the book ‘Audio Education: Theory, Culture and Practice’, edited by Daniel Walzer and Mariana Lopez.

WHAT WILL THE SESSION COVER?

  • Introduction
  • How does a radio mic work?
  • Radio mics and signal flow
  • Getting creative and collaborative with radio mics
  • Q&A

WHAT WILL THE PARTICIPANTS NEED?

  • A laptop or iPad
  • Access to Zoom
  • A household member that doesn’t mind being a head model (or a hair dressing head)

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Friday 6th NOV 5pm-6.30pm

VIDEO DESIGN with Jamie Wardrop

Jamie Wardrop is a Glasgow based freelance theatre maker and designer. He trained on the BA Acting Course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He is self-taught in projection, sound, film, composing and 3d animation. This year Jamie created live visuals for First Minister – Nicola Sturgeon, Lewis Capaldi, Basement Jaxx, Gerry Cinnamon and folk legends Capercaillie. He has presented work at Sonic Arts Research Centre – Queen’s University Belfast ; SHRIMP Dance at Winterweft Festival – Frankfurt, For Now I Am , Marc Brew Company at Katwoice -Poland; DRONE at Summerhall – Made In Scotland Program; collaborated with Angus Farqhuar (NVA) and National Theatre of Scotland; created a projection mapped installation on to the Bank of Scotland HQ for Edinburgh Hogmanay 2019 and been awarded a place on the two month Sura Medura Artists Residency, Sri Lanka.

WHAT WILL THE SESSION COVER?

  • Introduction
  • How does a Video Designer work?
  • Video Jockey Software Technology/QLab
  • Getting Creative and Collaborative with Video
  • How other design methods AND disciplines feed into vIDEO DESIGN
  • Q&A

WHAT WILL THE PARTICIPANTS NEED?

  • A laptop or iPad
  • Access to Zoom
  • Download Blender app to pc/mac

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Friday 13th NOV 5pm-6.30pm

SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP with Michelle Chambers

Michelle Chambers is trained in theatrical and media make up artistry, postiche and wig making. She has over 10 years’ experience working in all aspects of the industry from TV and Theatrical make up to wedding makeup and creating wigs for people receiving medical treatment. Most of Michelle’s work is within the theatre industry and she has toured extensively with shows nationally and internationally.

WHAT WILL THE SESSION COVER?

  • Introduction
  • How does a Special Effect Make-Up Artist work?
  • Practical demonstration of Bruises and Scars
  • Getting creative and collaborative with Special Effects Make-Up
  • Q&A

WHAT WILL THE PARTICIPANTS NEED?

  • A laptop or ipad
  • Access to Zoom
  • A household member that doesn’t mind being a model

BOOK NOW


Friday 27th NOV 5pm-6.30pm

COSTUME ROLES with Karen Short and Laura Hunt

Karen Short

Karen has extensive experience working across Theatre, Opera and Ballet. She was costume supervisor for Kinky Boots that went on to win the highest accolade for British Theatre an Olivier for Best Costume.

Karen studied Technical Theatre at Telford College, Edinburgh starting her theatrical costume career at the Kings Theatre, Glasgow. Touring with Cats and Grease then led to HOD on numerous productions in the West End, most notably The King and I with Elaine Paige.

She has worked internationally and her most recent successes have been 42nd Street Drury Lane, Dream Girls, Savoy Theatre and Kinky Boots and the Adelphi.

Karen has extensive and impressive Opera and Ballet experience most notably at The Royal Opera House and our very own Scottish Opera.

Laura Hunt has an MA in Fashion and Textiles. Her work in theatre spans 20 years, recent credits for Cameron Mackintosh ltd include Les Misérables and Barnum.Productions for National Theatre of Great Britain include The Lehman Trilogy inc Westend and NY transfers, Hansard, Antony & Cleopatra, Waste, Sunset at the Villa Thalia, A Taste of Honey, Scenes from an Execution, After the Dance and Translations .She has worked for the RCS on 11 of their productions included the lauded 2016 version of Hamlet. Numerous productions for The Royal Court, the Almeida and work for Sonia Freidman Productions includes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Other career highlights include working at The Globe Theatre ,NY MET Opera, Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne.Dance credits include the Royal Ballet. Her diverse career has also seen her work on music videos with clients such as EMI, Virgin Records and CocaCola.

WHAT WILL THE SESSION COVER?

  • Introduction
  • Role of Costume Supervisor in Creative Team
  • Process of Costume production for a West End Show
  • Practical information and resources. E.g. measurement sheets, budgeting sheets,examples of costume bible
  • Q&A

WHAT WILL THE PARTICIPANTS NEED?

  • A laptop or iPad
  • Access to Zoom

BOOK NOW


Friday 4th DEC 5pm-6.30pm

TECHNICAL STAGE MANAGEMENT with Steve Macluskie

Steve Macluskie works at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as a Lecturer specialising in Technical Stage Management on the BA Production Technology and Management programme. Steve has been teaching Technical Management at RCS for over 10 years. He holds a MEd in Learning and Teaching specialising in curriculum design. He is a qualified rigger and automation programmer and still works freelance in these roles when able. He is also one of the team of trainers and assessors for the Association of British Theatre Technicians and has trained working professionals from Manchester to Malaysia. In 2012 Steve won a JISC iTech award for his work using online technologies for teaching and assessment.

Steve also teaches computer aided design and is author of the book, ‘Vectorworks for Theatre’.

WHAT WILL THE SESSION COVER?

  • Introduction
  • Who manages the technical challenges of the production?
  • What skills, kit and creativity do they need?
  • The interface between creativity and practicality of the production design
  • Q&A

WHAT WILL THE PARTICIPANTS NEED?

  • A laptop or ipad
  • Access to Zoom

BOOK NOW


Friday 11th DEC 5pm-6.30pm

HEALTH AND SAFETY with Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans holds a MSc in Safety, Health and Environmental Management and has more than 25 years experience in the field. He is also a chartered member of the Institution of occupational safety and health (CMIOSH). Andrew has worked in many different work sectors including finance, construction, facilities management and manufacturing. However, for the last 5 years, or so, Andrew has chosen to specialise in the arts and entertainment sector. He has worked as the Health and Safety Advisor for the Federation of Scottish Theatre and also held the position of Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Following these roles the opportunity arose for him to become self-employed and in this capacity he now supports Scotland’s National Performing Companies on health and safety matters, as a freelance consultant, along with other clients such as Youth Theatre Scotland. He is a registered consultant on the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSCHR).

WHAT WILL THE SESSION COVER?

  • Introduction
  • How to get COVID-19 Ready
  • Risk Assessment
  • Q&A

WHAT WILL THE PARTICIPANTS NEED?

  • A laptop or ipad
  • Access to Zoom

BOOK NOW


Friday 18th DEC 5pm-6.30pm

LIGHTING DESIGN with Kate Bonney

Kate Bonney trained at the RSAMD and designs lighting for live performance and events, both nationally and internationally. She recently worked on Bingo! The Musical with Grid Iron and Stellar Quines, Stand By with Utter which won a Fringe First and 306: Day with National Theatre of Scotland. OPther credits include: Uncanny Valley with Gaiety Theatre and Edinburgh International Science Festival which won Best Production for Children and Young People; Cuckooed with Mark Thomas which won a Fringe First and an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award; Red Shed also with Mark Thomas which won a Fringe First and The Stage: Special Award; and Voice Thief with Catherine Wheels Theatre Company which won Best Production for Children and Young People in the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

WHAT WILL THE SESSION COVER?

  • Introduction
  • How does a Lighting Designer work?
  • Breakdown of the process of communication between the director, rest of the creative team and the Lighting Designer
  • Lighting Technology
  • Getting Creative and Collaborative with Lighting
  • How other design methods and disciplines that the Lighting Designer work with, feed into what they do
  • Q&A

WHAT WILL THE PARTICIPANTS NEED?

  • A laptop or ipad
  • Access to Zoom

BOOK NOW


 

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