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Projection Pro Tip #2: Lean Toward Front or Rear Projection?

This is part 2 of an interview with professional technical director Paul Ackerman. This interview will provide a series of tips for using theatrical projections—in a simple question and answer, ‘how do you go about it’ type format. Mitch: Taking into consideration that every space is different and provides unique challenges, would you steer a […]

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What Do Digital Theatre Projections Bring to a Show? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain, we talk to experienced technical director Josh Hornung about using projections in theatrical shows. He speaks to the impact they can have on a production and how it bleeds over into the area of tech, where it’s refreshing to participate in a part that’s inspiring and has a direct impact on the […]

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What Do You Love Most About Projections? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain, we talk to theatre director Amanda Farnsworth about her love for projections. She expresses joy about the old days of unrolling traditionally painted backdrops and how digital projections have allowed her to embrace the idea by making it affordable for the theatre companies she works with. Amanda’s passion for the magic […]

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What Inspires You as a Theatre Director? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain, artistic director Amanda Farnsworth talks about what inspires her most when she’s producing a new show or musical. Video Length: 1:31 (1 minute, 31 seconds) QUESTION: “What Inspires You as a Theatre Director?” AMANDA: “I get really inspired when the people who are acting on stage really start to care about the story […]

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How Can Projections Help with Scene Transitions? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain, theatre director and teacher Robert Botello discusses how projections can create smooth, effortless scenic changes in a show. He talks about how society has evolved in its expectations for entertainment and how the stories of certain theatrical shows lend themselves to faster transitions from scene to scene. Video Length: 2:31 […]

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Role of Theatre Projections in a Show? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain I talk about the role that theatre projections play in a show—keying in on their relationship with the actors on stage and the balance to find the right harmony in telling a good story. Video Length: 1:14 (1 minute, 14 seconds) QUESTION: “What Role Do Theatre Projections Play in a Show?” […]

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Favorite Theatre Show You’ve Directed? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain we ask artistic director Amanda Farnsworth what has been her favorite theatre show she’s directed over the years. Video Length: 2:31 (2 minutes, 31 seconds) QUESTION: “What’s Been Your Favorite Theatre Show to Direct?” AMANDA: “I love Seussical the Musical. I’ve directed that a lot (chuckles). It seems to come up a lot. It’s […]

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Why is Theatre Good for Kids? [video]

This week on Behind the Curtain we talk with artistic director Amanda Farnsworth about how school and community theatre is good for kids, creating a safe place for them to learn and experience joy and family. Video Length: 2:07 QUESTION: “Why is Theatre Good for Kids?” AMANDA: “The first time I saw a theatre production on stage my mind dripped out of […]

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