Tips for Directing, Lighting, Recording and Streaming Online Performances
Recorded On: 05/30/2020
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Join Andrew Schmedake, professional lighting designer, and Jay Lee, actor and director, as they share tips for coaching your actors for a livestreamed performance using familiar tools such as Zoom. Andrew draws on his extensive work lighting online productions to offer advice on production design, broadcasting your work online, and lighting that will make your virtual productions shine; while Jay will share his experiences directing their recent livestreamed production of The Importance of Being Earnest to discuss acting techniques for a digital medium.
Professional Lighting Designer, Virtual Production Specialist
Andrew Schmedake is a Los Angeles-based lighting designer for theater, dance and live events. He has pivoted in the coronavirus era to providing remote lighting and production design, streaming engineering and audio-visual support to live performers broadcasting out of their own homes. Past credits include collaborations with Center Theatre Group, South Coast Repertory, Gabriel Iglesias, After Hours Theatre Company, and Antaeus Theatre Company. Andrew holds an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University and lectures on lighting design at UC Santa Barbara. schmedakelightingdesign.com
Jay Lee is a Los Angeles based actor, director, and teacher. He works with various theatre companies around LA, as well as in TV and film. He has also taught acting, served as an assistant instructor, and directed in the School of Dramatic Arts season at his alma mater, USC. During the pandemic, he has been expanding his toolkit to encompass creative processes for digital media. Recent collaborations and notable credits include: USC, After Hours Theatre Company, Antaeus Theatre Company, A Noise Within, Coeurage Theatre Company, Looking for Alaska (Hulu), American Vandal (Netflix), and the CBS Diversity Sketch Showcase.