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10am Wed 9 Mar – 12pm Thurs 10 Mar 2022

For directors, producers, programming managers, stage managers and other live performance professionals
interested in learning about capturing live performance for broadcast or streaming

Application Deadline: Midnight Mon 21 Feb 2022

Liminal has joined forces with ScreenSkills and the team behind the Royal Shakespeare Company’s screen productions of live performances to share understanding with regional theatres and touring companies on how to capture live performance.

Commissioned by ScreenSkills using public funding from Arts Council England, 'Live performance goes digital' will give regional producing theatres, small touring companies and independent producers and directors an insight into the processes and practical considerations of capturing theatre on screen.

The workshop will be delivered over a day and a half by experts from the team behind the RSC’s series of live productions on screen. It will be hosted by the RSC and facilitated by Liminal Stage, a West Midlands-based company creating formally innovative stage, screen and immersive/XR productions that explore the intersection between live performance and emerging technologies, and encouraging collaboration between the creative industries.

The introductory workshop will also give participants the chance to go behind the scenes as the RSC prepares to film a performance next month in front of a live audience in Stratford-upon-Avon, concluding with an opportunity to discuss the recording with experts the next day.

Who it's for
The opportunity is open to directors, producers, stage managers and other live performance professionals with at least three years’ professional experience who wish to expand their knowledge of the options available for the digital capture of live performances. ScreenSkills particularly welcomes applications from the Midlands.

Speakers include
John Wyver, Director, Screen Productions for the RSC
Erica Whyman, Acting Artistic Director of the RSC
Hayley Pepler, Freelance Digital Events & Live Streaming Specialist
Robyn Winfield-Smith, Artistic Director of Liminal Stage Productions

What it covers
Wednesday 9 March will cover:

  • The history of live performance on screen

  • Roles and workflows: the end-to-end process

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of Much Ado About Nothing, the production being filmed in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre that evening

  • Digital options and considerations for freelancers and smaller companies wanting to film live performance for broadcast and/or streaming

  • Q&A with digital specialist Hayley Pepler and director Robyn Winfield-Smith

  • A ticket to the 7:15pm filmed performance 

Thursday 10 March will cover:

  • Reflection on the multi-camera filming of Much Ado About Nothing

  • Final Q&A regarding digital capture and streaming processes

Funding is available for accommodation for those without a base nearby and/or access needs. 

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All applications must be submitted by Tuesday 22 February at midnight

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