How-To From Home #4 – Meet The Experts: Audio / Visual Deep Dive
Friday, May 22nd, 2020
11:00am – 12:00pm
During this week’s panel & discussion, our industry forum will deep dive into tech tips and strategies for the at-home performer and presenter. This includes streaming sound and video live or for pre-recorded studio sets. The panel will also cover common tech problems and how to avoid them, and speak to audio / visual equipment and how to use it to your advantage for your next online performance.
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mm_gvOKqQZ2ULCO34GErUQ
This week we are joined by Caisha Lea Thompson (filmmaker, sound engineer + musician) Elliot Cannon (Technical Director at FMAV) and Mirko Vogel (Studio Manager, Sound Designer and Producer – Vaudeville). The forum will be moderated by Rob Wilson – Production Manager, technician, teacher, songwriter + musician who has had key roles in some of Western Canada’s biggest events and productions. The episode will include a question and answer period where audience members can get real-time advice on their tech needs!
Moderator: Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson is a creator of events and happenings. Production Manager, Consultant, Stage Manager, Audio Technician, Teacher, Songwriter, Singer, Musician, and Record Producer. His music career has seen him performing on stages across North America, Europe and Asia, sharing the stage with Jason Mraz, Aimee Mann, Suzanne Vega, Ani Difranco and many more of the world finest songwriters. Robert has self-produced four records, his most recent release is titled “Lovers One, Haters Zero. His songs have appeared in many films, and television shows Alongside of a successful career as a recording artist, Robert works behind the scenes as a Production Manager, Consultant and Technician for a virtual encyclopedia of live events. Robert is the Production Manager of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and has had key roles in many of Vancouver Cultural events including the 2010 Olympics, Skookum Festival, Vancouver international film festival, Squamish Live Festival, The Honda Celebration of Lights, the Vancouver Folk Festival, the JFL Northwest Comedy Festival, The Surry Fusion Festival, The Khatsahlano Music and Art Festival and the PuSh Festival to name just a few. A shortlist of some of the people Robert has worked with would include: Arnold Swartzenager, the Roots, Foster the People, Cirque du Soleil, Maya Angelou, John Denver, Prime Ministers Jean Chrétien, and Paul Martin, President Bill Clinton, Dolly Parton, Will.i.am, Eryka Badu, Buddy Guy, Sarah Mclachlan, Carol Burnett, Steve Earle, Shania Twain, Allen Ginsberg, Goldie Hawn, Sir Bob Gueldoff, Betty White, Lauryn Hill, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Wilco, and Peter Mansbridge.
Mirko Vogel – Vaudeville
Mirko Vogel is an accomplished producer, sound designer and studio manager and leads the Vancouver outfit of Vaudeville. Vaudeville specializes in creative sound design and mixing for television, streaming platforms, commercials, trailers, and promo spots for broadcast, theatrical & digital formats. they’ve drawn some of the best, award-winning talent in the business, all working across our studios in the UK, US & Canada. Winning many awards and nominations including BAFTA, LIA, Clio, RTS, British Arrows, Cannes Lions, New York Festival, and D&AD. Our Vaudevillians create exceptional work in the friendliest environment. Their ability to call on talent and studios across multiple time zones, allows us to give your project more time even when up against the tightest of deadlines.
Elliot Cannon – FMAV
Elliot Cannon is a Technical Director at FMAV specializing in FOH audio and systems engineering. He creates cost-effective high-quality solutions to make the clients vision a reality. His friendly knowledgable attitude to all situations takes the technical stresses away from the client and allows them to focus on other elements. Holding an Audio Engineering Diploma from Pacific Audio Visual Institute, Elliot has over 10 years of experience in live and corporate events. He has worked with clients from TED to local festivals. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, and camping. Elliot is committed to flawless event execution, and working with a strong team to provide the highest level of service. Elliot is passionate about bringing new innovative, and creative solutions to events to provide outstanding client experiences.
Caisha Lea Thompson – Filmmaker & Film Sound
Caisha Lea Thompson is an award-winning film director from Kamloops, B.C. currently based in Vancouver. After studying at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts for a BFA in Film, she currently works as a production sound mixer in the industry, while prepping pre-production for two upcoming shorts and her first feature film, set to shoot in 2021. She is also a sound designer and field recordist, with her love of audio and sound stemming from her background as a jazz drummer and concert percussionist of thirteen years. As a filmmaker, she has a focus on writing and directing LGBTQIA+ topics and exploring the complexities of human relationships, especially their dynamics and fragility.
Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR) and the Government of Canada for their support in this initiative.