Category Archives: Performance

Stage Crew: The Beginning

People ask how I got into volunteering with the stage crew. It was never something I’d considered, until on day a work colleague, who was a sound technician/volunteer, said it would be something I would be interested in, and they … Continue reading

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Back in 1813

Last weekend we travelled down to Morrisburg to take in a re-enactment of the battle of Crysler’s Farm, which occurred in 1813 during the war of 1812-1814 between Canada (Britain) and the United States. Spoiler alert, Canada won that one. … Continue reading

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La Machine

Over last weekend Ottawa was invaded…sort of. As a part of the Canada 150 celebrations, a street theatre company, La Machine, came to town from France to put on one very large and expansive show. Involved, were two mechanical beasts … Continue reading

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Sound Stage

I was recently asked to photograph Centrepointe Theatre’s new sound system. I am a volunteer at Centrepointe on the stage crew, primarily as a lighting operator, but other things as well. The Supervisor of Production Services (Matt) asked if I … Continue reading

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Rockraiser and the 16-55

When Fuji announced its 16-55mm f2.8 lens that was weather resistant, I was very happy. I bought the X-T1 partly because of its weather-sealed body, but without a lens equally sealed, it was not quite there. the long telephoto came … Continue reading

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New Year, Scottish Style

Happy New Year! I’m a bit slow on this salutation, as I’ve taken upon myself early in the year to relax, and slow down. Last year was busy, hectic and exhausting. So I’m starting with a relaxed attitude. I can … Continue reading

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In Sync

In Sync. No, not the boy band. My girlfriend is involved in synchronized skating. Typically, its about 18-22 women on the ice doing the exact same thing for 2-3 minutes. Think synchronized swimming, but on ice (and no nose plugs). … Continue reading

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All that Jazz

Last week was busy. Actually, busy is an understatement. As I do each year for the past five years, I was a member of the volunteer stage crew for the Ottawa JazzFest. This year I was the stage coordinator for … Continue reading

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Load in

One of my many “hobbies” includes working as stage crew for various theatres in the city. As well, every June, I also am on stage crew for the Ottawa JazzFest. For me, it is one of the highlights of June, … Continue reading

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Oceans Apart

Being a volunteer at a number of theatres and venues, I have a large group of creatives within my circle of friends. Of those is Alain Chauvin. I met him when working a show at Ottawa Little Theatre. He has … Continue reading

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