Bluecoats Design Staff on Jagged Line
Free Access to this video! Doug Thrower, Tom Rarick, and Vince Oliver talk about the creation of "Jagged Line." They discuss working with Thank You Scientist, the huge stage, amplification, and creating the sound and groove of the music.
Carolina Crown Design Staff on 2017 Show
Free Access to this video! David Starnes and Rick Subel discuss the concept of the show, the intellectual process behind the design, and the reasons behind the decision to include the singer, the "art installation" of the prop design, and the unconventional closing production. Understanding the design process will enhance your enjoyment of the show and help you watch through fresh eyes and ears.
Santa Clara Vanguard Staff on “Ouroboros”
Free Access to this video! Michael Gaines, Paul Rennick, and Andy Toth discuss the 2017 Vanguard show, "Ouroboros" and the great complexity of the design. The props and featured small ensemble provide great opportunities, but you'll marvel at how intricate the planning and design implementation is to accomplish this production!
George Hopkins on The Cadets 2017 Show
Free Access to this video! George Hopkins, the director of The Cadets, talks about the 2017 show, "The Faithful, The Fallen, The Forgiven." George talks about the process of designing the show, the use of the singers, the three different uniforms worn by the corps, and about the issues the activity is facing around amplification and props.
Scott Chandler on “Metamorph” – Blue Devils 2017
Free Access to this video! Scott Chandler talks with Tim about the concepts and design of the Blue Devils 2017 production "Metamorph." This hour-long interview takes you behind the scenes so you can understand and enjoy this very detailed show.
Exclusive Interview with Bluecoats Color Guard Captionhead, Shavon Garcia
Free Access to this video! Courtney sits down with Bluecoats Color Guard Captionhead/ Imbue Director, Shavon Garcia to discuss how she creates performance consistency within her programs, as well as her thoughts on how to bring this approach to every day rehearsals.
Ron Hardin – Visual Priorities Once School Begins
LIVE WEBINAR on Wednesday, August 23 at 9:00 pm Eastern time!
Ron Hardin, the Visual Caption Supervisor for Carolina Crown, is one of our activity's most respected designers, clinicians, and adjudicators. Ron will talk about "Getting school started… What are the visual priorities now that classes have begun and the long hours of band camp are over?"
Inside the Circle 2 – Matt Harloff and Michael Klesch
LIVE WEBINAR on Wednesday, August 30 at 9:00 pm Eastern time!
Matt Harloff and Michael Klesch return for the second in a series "Inside The Circle" where they share great advice and insider tips for creating the great hornline at Carolina Crown...advice YOU can use to create more success with YOUR ensemble!
The Crown Sound – Matt Harloff
Matt Harloff is often asked how he gets that dark rich sound with the ensembles he teaches at Carolina Crown and Avon High School. Matt talks about creating that dark "Crown Sound," sharing advice and techniques you can use right away to improve the sound and success of your own ensemble.