Archive | TRSE RSS feed for this section

Reasons to be Cheerful… @thespacearts @graeae @cinegiartsfilm @stratfordeast

8 Mar


One of the last projects I worked on whilst at Theatre Royal Stratford East, was producing the live to digital version of ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ the brilliant Ian Dury show by Graeae, directed by Jenny Sealey.

We captured this on the last day of their tour in the theatre back in November 2017. Since then we have been busy getting the right cuts, and several edits and sound mixes later, we have now fully captioned it and with help from The Space we were able to launch this as a cinema version distributed by Cinegi.

It is available for March and April and cinemas have started booking this through their networks. So if you want a chance to see this then get involved here

I completed the final work on the piece last week and am delighted to say that it was launched on March 1st, the day after I left Theatre Royal Stratford East on Feb 28th.

The capture in the theatre, has been cut to make you feel like you are in the pub with the rest of the cast and you have a front row view of them performing right in front of you. The cuts and camera moves are sharp and have a good punk feel to them, with some whip pans and jump cuts to really give it an edge, and for the capture to echo the show and the direction. One of the mantras we had was that this must look right for this show and must not have any over lingering long shots, smooth transitions or cross dissolves…

Thanks to all the team who have made this possible, the crew at Theatre Royal Stratford East, The whole of the Graeae team, the Space and their production team, the team at Cinegi, and above all to Ed Sunman for his editing and skills behind the camera and in the edit suite.

Watching this makes me smile, and gives me many reasons to be cheerful…