As a Performer, when you first hear the phrase ‘Translating Live to Online’ it sounds like a straight forward enough process, ‘just point a camera at a stage where the performance is happening and stream it right?’… Simple, it isn’t.
Well, to do it effectively with regard for the experience of the audience member at home aswell as the audience in the space (if any) it isn’t. It isn’t exactly Theatre and it isn’t Film either, it lies somewhere in between, in uncharted territory, a space that is new, exciting and potentially quite daunting. Continue reading Translating Live to Online – Pius McGrath
My week at the Belltable: Connect Translating Live to Online workshop was indeed an experience I was really looking forward to. I was thrilled to work with Simon Thompson and explore the masks in theatrical research. Working with Johanna O’Brien was also really enriching as she has got a lot of film experience and my one would be mostly theatre based, so from the start that was an interesting match. Continue reading Translating Live to Online – Justyna Cwojdzinska
The certainty of being able to perform and share stories in a theatre space is painfully fickle in these difficult times. I applied for Translating Live to Online to explore whether it was possible to reach out and share stories with others while the barrier of government guidelines are in place. Continue reading Translating Live to Online – Johanna O’Brien
Much like many people who work in the arts I was anxious to get back to working in a collaborative space. When I read about this workshop programme I immediately applied. Trying to capture live performances in interesting and engaging ways had been something that I had been thinking about for some time and it would be fair to say that I came into the week with preconceived notions about what translating live to online would be like. Many of these ideas I had were challenged and more interesting notions on how to accomplish this task were introduced. It felt incredible to be back in a space working with others and learning all the time from them as we approached this largely unexplored aspect of live performance. Continue reading Translating Live to Online – Martin McCormack
My week at the Belltable:Connect Translating Live to Online workshop was an amazing experience. Having the opportunity to work with both Simon and Martin was very beneficial and enjoyable. The main aim for the week was to try to create the feel of “live” performance through the medium of a screen, ie. pre recorded. At the beginning of the week this felt very daunting as we have all been in performances that were recorded before, but we have never tried to convey this “live” feel before. One of my biggest challenges was trying to get understand the concept fully. When watching theatre online and I see performances on the stage I can suspend my belief and get the “Live” feel but as for other locations I was finding this difficult due to seeing so many movies and tv shows. Continue reading Translating Live to Online – Andrew McCarthy