WORKSHOP IN LIGHTING AND STAGING TECHNIQUES FOR LIVE THEATRE
PRESENTED BY GAVAN SWIFT AND SEAN CLARKE
The course will be a full day held in the Riverside Theatre in order to utilise the facilities in one of Sydney’s best-equipped theatres. This course is designed to be advantageous in the teaching of Entertainment Certificates I, II and III. Participants will be taken through all the fundamentals of bump in to bump out of a production including rigging lights, flashing and focusing, the use of special effects and moving lights; programming the operating desk, operation of follow spots and OH&S issues. The course will also address how to select appropriate lighting states for drama and music theatre, use of CAD for designing lighting, the fundamentals of sound and demonstrations of flying scenery.
The lighting course will be conducted by Gavan Swift, one of Australia’s most experienced lighting designers. His productions include The Mikado, The Pirates Of Penzance, Fiddler on the Roof, Buddy, Footloose, Hair, and Saturday Night Fever both in Australia and on London’s West End. Other recent work includes The Florida Grand Opera’s production of Lakme, Bell Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, Pericles and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has designed lighting for all the major state theatre companies and was the Associate Lighting designer for the Australian productions of Cabaret, The Full Monty, Chicago, High School Musical, Wicked and The Lion King.
Sean Clarke is Riverside’s Technical Co-ordinator and manages the technical department and oversees all facets of the technical area of Riverside’s three venues. He is also an experienced lighting designer.
This will be a hands-on course for up to 25 teachers.
Date and Time
Fri 9 Mar 10am
10am-5pm including morning tea and lunch breaks