Episode one of the youtube mini series Rewind, based on the hit game Life is Strange is now available to view.
Some comments about my part in this production. I was originally brought in to help as an advisor on the audio side of things. Decided I’d go along to the main day of recording where the bulk of the footage was recorded on a Saturday and ended up having to fill in for crew who couldn’t make it. As a result I ended up camera opping and doing a lot of the prep. Now I’m not a camera guy, I know enough to help out but in this case it was left in my hands. As a result there are some less then stellar shots and some where the focus isn’t right. As for audio I wasn’t involved in the post production editing of it, wish I was as I feel I could have tightened up the audio and given a more coherent picture, as it is Louis (project lead/male lead) actually did a rather good job given his experience in the field and took on what advice I was able to give him. Here is to working together on the rest of the production!
It’s been a little while since I’ve added any content. Or been involved in any projects for that matter but lately I’ve started on two new projects. The first is for my YouTube channel and involves retro gaming consoles and friends round a TV like it was 1999. The second is a mini series based off the game Life is Strange. Check out the trailers below!
So I had the opportunity to go on tour for a couple of weeks working with Lee Mead in the capacity of Front of House engineer for him and his band. Everything went smoothly and with no hiccups. From the Isle of Wight to Morecambe, Lee performed in multiple venues performing musical classics. Gracing the stage with him was his friend Robyn who performed a couple of numbers as well as a duet with Lee.
I even cracked out the soldering iron while on the road to repair a phone while traveling at 70mph.
On a side note, I returned to my town of birth before the start of the tour to do a RATPACK tribute act.
All in all everything went well. Got back from the last gig in Cheltenham at 1am, not to bad, except I had to be at the Princess Theatre for a load in for a musical at 7am. Suffice to say, I’m a bit tired as I write this. It’s all fun and games though. Can’t wait to see what happens next.
Overtime you’ve grown stronger; we gained access to weapons cache’s, upgraded gear, developed new tech and even found lost artifacts of power to counter the endless waves of clones. Well we weren’t the only ones who’ve been upgrading. Kevin has been busy, he’s brought something new along, oh it’s happened before, you know him as the Husk, and you know how to deal with him. This time though, this time it’s different. Refined technology to counter a unrefined nature, a temper that out matches even the Fleshpounds berzerker rage. Once that switch is flipped even a raging fleshpound runs for cover. Funny, those two may have made a cute couple had things been different. Well I hope your new toys are up to the job because she isn’t going to hold back. – Trader just before last orders. Read more »
Well, I said I was hoping I’d be working in the Princess Theatre again, I didn’t expect it to be so soon. Not that I’m complaining mind. This time it was for two tribute acts, BeeGees and ABBA. Pretty much a standard affair, lots of glam and glitter, just the way the punters like it. Oh, and big inflatable platforms!
Appears I’m having some technical issues regarding media atm. Pictures will be following shortly.
Sterts was a little different, although just as professional and friendly. A smaller affair, it’s an open air auditorium that has had a cover fitted, think a big tent. A natural reverb chamber, great for drama, not so much for music. Oh well, you work with what you’ve got and even if I do say so myself, I did a great job.
That’s some more work and more gigs under the belt. Taken nearly 10 years to get regular respectable work as a sound engineer (that pays) but it paid off in the end.
Well last weekend was fun, was out having lunch with a friend when I get a call: “What are you doing?” I was asked? To which I replied, “What? Right now?” It was the boss, he’d received a phone call for a last minute gig. He was working else where and needed a FoH engineer, so he gave me a call.
The gig was at the Princess Theatre, a venue I had been looking at trying to get into for a while now. And as luck would have it, a gig landed on my lap. It was a bit of a rush as it was all last minute, their normal guy had broken down on the motorway, anyone on the roads that weekend knew how bad it was. Most of the act only got there in the last half hour before they were due to start. Still it was fun and nice to get to work in the Princess Theatre. The band in question was the UK’s The Rat Pack Tribute.
The desk is a Soundcraft SiPerformer, second time I’ve used it as FoH engineer, I must say it’s growing on me.
The night went really well with no problems to speak of, which I was grateful for I must say. Not very often I get to do FoH these days. And for a band like the Rat Pack you don’t have much room for error. Also a big thank you to the staff at the Princess, they were incredibly helpful in enabling me to do my job. True professionals.
So festival season came in and with the arrival of a big heatwave across the UK so came the arrival of a lot of work for yours truly. From a great hall with choirs from Chernobyl to rock festivals in aircraft hangers.
To top it all off there was a carnival week where on the final night I got to work as FoH engineer for the main music night. There were a lot of acts, from Rock to Acoustic Duos alongside choirs, we even had Bee Gees and Muse Tribute acts.
Teignmouth Carnival presented me with a chance to work the largest gig I’ve done FoH for on their last night Music Extravaganza. A day of music out side.
The desk is a SoundCraft SIPerfomer, a desk I’ve been using for a while now as a monitor engineer but not for FoH. So I made full use of it’s array of features. We were running a Cray Audio line array that certainly met the standards and far supposed them. All night I just wanted to push the system and see what it was capable of; but alas, due to environmental health breathing down my neck I couldn’t. (The lad was nice and all but it really does get in the way.)