Stagecraft Pro D Day Workshop


Calling all aspiring theatre and film technicians! We are happy to announce the Pro-D Day Stagecraft workshop series – an opportunity for students ages 13-19 to explore specific areas of Stagecraft, taught by working industry professionals.⁠

The second workshop is Sound Design! This workshop will be instructed by Matthew Piton (Bard on the Beach, Arts Club Theatre Company, Flamenco Rosario)⁠.

November 24, 2023
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM⁠
Arts Umbrella Granville Island⁠

Without a sound designer to create the perfect soundscape, the theatre, film, television and game industries are incomplete. In this day-long workshop, while applying the technical and creative aspects of sound, you will explore being an audio storyteller. Students will learn how to source existing sound effects, how to create sound from scratch through capturing real-world sounds as well as Foley creation. Students will learn about sound design techniques, hardware and the software used in theatrical sound design. They will create their own theatrical production audio playback file, which controls the volume and fades in and out of their individual sound files. A final project will include building a soundscape to tell a simple story of the students’ invention. Each student will be provided with a workstation for the day.

About the instructor:

Matthew Piton is a Lighting, Sound, Projection and Set Designer, as well as a Stage Manager and Technical Director working actively in the theatre community in B.C.  Matthew completed a BA in theatre specializing in Design and Production at the University of the Fraser Valley. In 2020 he graduated from UBC with an MFA in Theatre Design and Production. His Thesis project was lighting design for Timothy Findlay’s The Wars. Matthew has worked with companies including Arts Umbrella, Flamenco Rosario, Bard on the Beach and the Arts Club Theatre Company, and he continues to work as Lighting Director with Ballet BC and as lead technician with Arts Umbrella. He has also taught in the theatre department at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Limited spots are available.

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