Technology

USITT19 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION – NOW OPEN!

Registration Info More than 300 exhibitors will span across 43,000 square feet of Stage Expo floor demonstrating new products, speaking with attendees, and displaying the industry’s latest and greatest. Four days of technical theatre and live entertainment innovation under one roof makes for an technical theatre industry lover’s dream 5,000 + attendees will take part in over 200 sessions and educational opportunities providing credits, knowledge, and new tips and tricks USITT Conference We’ve been waiting for you! USITT19 is an extravaganza of technical theatre wonder. The industry’s top companies collide with attendees providing a hub for innovation, new technology, education, and networking. The Stage Expo floor delivers a show like no other while over 200 educational sessions and hands-...

OPINION: Is Augmented Reality the Future of Stagecraft?

BY HOWARD SHERMAN via www.thestage.co.uk A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald declared that the director of Opera Australia “is staking much of the future and reputation of the national opera company on a digital revolution designed to immerse audiences and create an experience more akin to watching a movie than traditional opera”. To deploy a shopworn phrase usually applied to shows where the story is weak but the physical production stunning, it sounds as if there’s a desire to have Sydney opera-goers come out humming the scenery. The article focuses on the opera company’s extensive use of flat-screen video technology in its upcoming production of Aida. I write with no knowledge of the Australian opera scene and limited knowledge of current opera production, but it sounds as if ...

Carnival Entertainment: Technician Postitions NOW HIRING

AUDIO TECHNICIAN OVERVIEW: The Audio Technician is responsible for the safe and proper operation of all the audio systems in the main theater for all shows and activities (includes full-cast production shows, magic shows, variety shows, Welcome Aboard Show, Carnival Legends Show, Game Shows, lounge talks & presentations and more). You are also responsible for the cleaning, maintenance and ensuring the proper functioning of all audio systems in the various venues around the ship. APPLY FOR THIS JOB AUTOMATION TECHNICIAN OVERVIEW: The Automation technician is the operator of the automated stage rigging system in the main theater (up to 32 automated drops) for all shows and activities (includes full-cast production shows, magic shows, variety shows, Welcome Aboard Show, Carnival Legends S...

National Association of Music Merchants – 2018 NAMM Show

THE NAMM SHOW  is the definitive platform for the music, sound and event technology communities to unite with the mission of strengthening the music products industry and promoting the pleasures and benefits of making music. Held in Anaheim every January, The NAMM Show offers the latest products from more than 7,000 brands, cutting edge industry education across hundreds of sessions, as well as special events, concerts and experiences where “only at NAMM” moments take place.  This year’s NAMM Show will take place January 25-28, 2018. As an attendee, you can… Explore products from more than 2,000 exhibitors, showcasing over 7,000 brands. LEARN from industry experts at hundreds of educational sessions. Connect with other industry professionals at more than 150 networking events. Spot i...

Virtual Reality and Theatre?

BY: GIVERNY MASSO via www.thestage.co.uk A new immersive lab has opened in Brighton (United Kingdom) which will enable theatre companies to experiment with virtual reality technology. This is the second immersive lab to be opened by Digital Catapult, which supports innovation in technology, following the launch of a London facility earlier this year. The immersive labs are part of Digital Catapult’s strategy to develop the use of virtual, augmented and mixed-reality technologies within businesses, including arts and media companies, in the UK. Digital Catapult plans to open a network of labs around the country, to give companies nationwide access to the technologies. The lab will be available to businesses of any size, alongside researchers and investors, to demonstrate, innovate, test and...

The Top 10 BFA Theatre Design & Tech Programs in the Country for 2017-18

BY ONSTAGEBLOG.COM The end of August is usually a time where college seems to be on everyone’s mind. Whether it’s incoming freshmen getting ready to move into their residence halls or high school seniors preparing their applications, college is a constant discussion. For theatre students, where you attend can certainly have an impact on your career with the type of training you receive. It’s also important to note that while each school listed here is excellent, a college degree doesn’t guarantee success nor is one required to become successful in this industry. Here at OnStage, we take months to research the best BFA programs to come up with our own lists. We base it off tuition, curriculum, faculty, career support, basically, everything you yourself would consider...

Table Saw Safety: Is Progress Being Made?

National Public Radio examines the ongoing discussion of table saw safety regulations between Steve Gass, who is the inventor of the 2004 “SawStop” technology,  the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and those opposed to this technology. Table saw amputations occur every day, and it is Gass’ hope to have the proven injury-prevention technology incorporated into table saws. You can read the article HERE. View SawStop in action in the video below. What are your thoughts regarding SawStop and other injury-prevention technology being incorporated into power tools? Have you used this or any other similar technology? Comment & share your thoughts below.

Broadway’s Amelie

Designers perpetually astound me. This week, I spoke to two of them: David Zinn, who dreamed up the magical set and costumes for Broadway’s Amelie, and Sandra Goldmark, whose set for Vanity Fair is a thrilling collision of metaphors. I love “reading” the design of a production, because understanding how sets, costumes, light, and sound impact a story can often be a key to unlocking everything.