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  • 1.  Using TVs on stage

    Posted 07-01-2019 10:45
    For our fall production, I'm considering having three TVs onstage. They would show static images to reinforce the setting (pictures of a neighborhood and trees for outside scenes, and pictures of a living room for inside). There are also scenes with TV reporters and I would like to have them onstage being filmed and shown live on the TVs as well (I like the visual of each reporter standing in front of a screen with their face in closeup, possibly just a fraction of a second behind what they are saying live).

    I figure for the static images, I could do a slide show, but I'm not certain about the live feed (and I don't want the reporters pre-recorded). I'm also fine with each screen being controlled separately. As anyone done something like this? If so, how did it work, and what are you suggestions?

    Ken Buswell
    Drama Teacher
    Peachtree City, GA

    Theater kills ignorance