- THIS COURSE
- Is designed for theatre stage management to offer a full understanding of the job of showcaller for corporate conferences and events. It explains the differences and similarities between the two disciplines, theatre and corporate. The skills are definitely transferable. This course is focused solely on showcalling. It is not designed for any of the technical detail of the technical production roles
- Delivers a greater understanding of the role of the Showcaller and their relationship with the Producer together with practical advice on how to put together a showbook and how to showcall
- The course is divided into easy to follow sections on all the technical departments, how a showcaller relates to them and what each expects of the other.
- Screen presets. The part of the job with which you are likely to be least familiar
- How to integrate them into your showcalling
- The challenges of ever changing content delivery.
- How to compile a showbook and work with it during the rehearsals and then the show.
A Showcaller with over 25 years experience UK and worldwide of every kind of event from small conferences to arena concerts. I work with many production companies and across the spectrum of clients from pharmaceutical conferences, AGM's, award shows & auto shows. Production Companies include Jack Morton, Imagination, WRG, Wonder London and many more. End clients include Pharmaceuticals such as AstraZeneca, Automotive including Ford, Government conferences and many awards and galas.
I have experience working with Performers, Musicians, Musical Directors and Choreographers. I have worked with live broadcast and TV recordings including The Tour de France Grand Depart 2014. ATP Tennis and FIFA EWorld Gaming Championships.
Showcalling is a challenge which involves working alongside the producer in assimilating large amounts of information in a short period of time and manipulating the hectic nature of pressurised rehearsals into calling a seamless event.
I spent over 20 years working in the theatre including the National Theatre, the Old Vic and as company manager for Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre.
I was Showcaller for the 25th Anniversary Concerts of Les Miserables at the O2 and Phantom of the Opera at the Albert Hall and Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour. Theatre experience has fed into my corporate work and has proved incredibly useful.
StartWho are the Show Crew and where are they located? (5:27)
StartShowcrew Location PDF (5:28)
StartWorking with Lighting Department (4:29)
StartLighting Key Points PDF
StartWorking with Video (4:10)
StartVideo Key Points PDF
StartWorking with Prompting / Autocue (5:39)
StartAutocue/Prompt Key Points PDF (5:39)
StartWorking with the Screen Switch operator (1:11)
StartSwitch Key Points PDF
StartWorking with the Vision Mixer (2:21)
StartVision Mixer Key Points PDF
StartProduction Management (1:34)