Last night I received the most wonderful feedback from one of my clients in America. They are performing The Little Mermaid and emailed last night to say:
"Paul, I have to say, perhaps again, that you are over the top good at your craft, and beyond that you are so conscientious about getting us what we need and when we need it. Up all night working to make things work. I don’t take it for granted. I appreciate it."
I just thought that was too nice not to share. Thank you Steve for your kind words
For the next 3 days I'll be exhibiting at the Stagecoach Global Conference in Stratford upon Avon, UK.
I'm currently offering an exclusive discounted offer to all stagecoach franchises who are participating in the world record attempt of the most performances of a single show, Beauty and the Beast.
If you're a stagecoach franchise please get in touch on the Contact Page or come and see me at the conference.
The Sister Act promo video is now done and finally online to view. You'll notice now that the Designs page is a menu which each show getting it's own dedicated page for information and images. This is part of SceneryProjections.com growth. Yay!
So go to Designs or straight to SisterAct to have a look at the video.
Has it been too long again? Of course it has! Who has time to write blogs regularly.
So just a quick update, both CopaCabana and the huge Rock of Ages are complete and available to hire. I just need to get round to making the promo video for them. Once they're online I will update again. Rest assured though, they're done, I promise! If you absolutely need to see them right this very second, get in touch and you can pop over to my newly spruced up office and take a look with me. I've got a cracking coffee machine . . . or wine, if you like that sort of thing
A huge, bombastic, rocktacular of an announcement here. Ok, it's been online for a few months, I may have forgotten to share it at the time but BAM! It's here now, in plenty of time to book your tickets!
As usual, it's been far too long since I posted any updates on what's been a wonderful year.
My son, Toby, has recently turned 1 years old so as you can imagine, he's keeping me pretty busy along with my work as creative director at VPoint TV.
Even with all that, I've had many wonderful clients book in shows with me for throughout 2016. In a couple of weeks my new set for CopaCabana will be making it's debut with Erewash Musical Society. Addams Family will be venturing out again, this time with Inspirations Theatre in Chesterfield. Then the big one, Rock of Ages will be bursting onto the stage in April. Then there's Grease for Solomon Artistes in Southend in June, Witches of Eastwick going out again. And to top it all off, there's only Legally Blonde and Sister Act too!
What. A. Year.
I'd like to thank all of my clients for using SceneryProjections whether it's the first time or returning, I love helping you all create wonderful shows. It's really great fun.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical is now available as our biggest and most detailed scenery set yet!
This set features 18 unique scene locations and various time of day changes. It allows you to put on this huge show with so much ease you'll wonder how anybody managed it before.
It went down fantastically with reviewers in it's first outing and now you can put on this wonderful show like never before.
Head over to the Designs page to take a look now or just look below
Alright I know, this isn't the most exciting post ever but it's part of our ongoing work to make Scenery Projections more and more helpful to customers. You can now pay via PayPal and Credit Card! As well as the existing methods of online transfer, cheque and even cash if you live close!
Credit card payment can be especially useful for international customers or for educational customers who don't want the hassle of purchase orders or supplier lists.
Anyway, we're excited to be able to take your money in newer and easier ways! Good for us both really
Midlands based Theatre reviewer, Kev Castle, has reviewd Aspects of Love with a glowing report. Here's what he had to say about the projections: "the brilliant projected background, transporting you from place to place without the need for moving heavy and complicated scenery, to the technical splendour of the projections, bring reality to a static backdrop."
Thanks so much to Kev for those comments. To read his full review click here
or to follow him on twitter it's @CastleKev
Be sure to follow SceneryProjections.com while you're there though, it's @SceneProjection
The wonderful new scenery set for Aspects of Love is now available to hire for groups across the world. Well reviewed in it's first outing this week, the set features 18 unique scenes and many different scenes re-lit for different times of day to give our most detail production yet. The video will be available to view on the Designs page soon but do get in contact to find out anything you want to know!
With all that's been going on recently I almost forgot to make Beauty and the Beast available for you all! Good job I remembered and found myself 5 minutes to do it!
Head on over to the Designs page now to take a look at the wonderful scenery set. The set was designed for the Youth version of the show but can be expanded to the adult version too!
Get in touch to discuss using the set in your production of Beauty & the Beast!
Wow it's been a busy old time so far in 2015! The recent highlights were The Addams Family Musical for HMTC (which I tech directed) and for Tyne Theatre Stage School, Beauty and the Beast with LongEaton Operatic, Inspirations Theatre in chesterfield have signed on for Bad Girls in Sepetember and work has also begun on my biggest show to date!
Aspects of Love presented by Erewash Musical Society will have a whopping 18 unique scenes, many of which will have different lighting states for different times of day. It's huge! Never one to tun from a challenge though, work has already begun on what promises to be a rather unique show!
In other news, advanced talks are underway for SceneryProjections' first Panto, another huge and exciting project for February as well as a couple more intriguing possibilities.
Big news from my local company HMTC also. They have a new show booked in that I will be Tech Directing again and it's a big one! So big in fact that it deserves it's own video just to announce it! (Also, legally I can't say what it is until August 1st). Rest assured though, all will be revealed!
More info soon!
After the hugely successful Addams Family the Musical premièred last week, I'm now onto the next show!
Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Stay tuned for more updates soon!
Pop over the the design page right now to see the new scenery set, Addams Family The Musical. This fantastic show has it all: comedy, drama, cracking music and a detached hand running around!
This set includes every scene in the show and special extras like scene transitions, the Thing running through scenes and Festers face in the moon!
New reviews have been added to the results page too!
Our new scenery set, South Pacific, is now available to hire! The set is a fantastic living backdrop which really adds some depth and drama to the stage! Head over to the Designs page now to check out the set or click the video below. There's also two fantastic reviews added to the Results page.
If you're interested in hiring the set then please get in contact!
SceneryProjections is currently working on The Addams Family Musical for HMTC and is set to be a blockbuster of a show!
With an incredible 13 different scenery backdrops, The Addams Family mansion will look bigger and better than ever before.
The scenery set is full of action, drama, surprises and fun, coming alive to create one of the biggest and most impressive shows the company have ever produced.
The show is at the Mansfield Palace Theatre from the 23rd to the 25th April. For a truly spectacular night of fun and the odd fright, book your tickets here
Keep an eye for more sneeky peeks soon. If you're performing The Addams Family Musical yourself and want to enquire about renting this set then please just get in contact!
On Monday 23rd March, the brand spanking new scenery set for South Pacific will be making it's maiden voyage on the stage at The Dutchess Theatre in Longeaton. Erewash Musical Society have commissioned the set which will be premiering in all it's ultra-widescreen glory and will have a few little surprises in it along the way!
This set is the epitome of why digital scenery is becoming more and more popular in theatre. It's engaging, immersive, surprising and dramatic, allowing Erewash to stage scenes like few companies ever have.
To watch the stage come alive like never before, book your tickets at www.erewashmusicalsociety.co.uk/tickets
As always, at the end of their production run, the set will be available for hire for any society so keep an eye out on the Designs page.
Thanks again to Erewash Musical Society for being a joy to work with!
With the expansion of clients and complexity of jobs that Scenery Projections is undertaking, we've had to upgrade!
A new custom designed and built edit suite was first on the list. The new machine is specifically geared for the speedy production of graphical work, especially 3D work. Already it has saved countless hours while producing the new South Pacific scenery set.
The second upgrade is much less flashy but non the less essential. Backups! A new hard drive system is in place, meaning that any work created is automatically backed up onto a second hard drive, just in case anything should fail! And on top of that, all work is now automatically uploaded to a secure encrypted cloud storage space every day!
Whilst these upgrades may seem boring to some, they have key benefits to you, the customer! Work can be completed quicker, meaning that more projects can be taken on with shorter turnaround times! All work is now safe and sound stored locally and in the cloud, meaning that there is absolutely no chance you could be without a show, even if the worst happens to Scenery Projections HQ.
Be sure to check back soon to see the South Pacific set, it's looking gorgeous!
Normally I like to help others look fantastic on stage but this week saw that flipped on me for the first time. DownStageCentre, a new website dedicated to theatre in all forms across the country, recently interviewed me and wrote a featured article about SceneryProjections for their website.
DownStageCentre is aiming to become the new hub for theatre and dramatics, especially those in amateur. It features forums, discussions, reviews, what's ons and various other content applicable to anyone in theatre. Naturally, I'm thrilled to have been asked to feature on the site and hopefully it will become a fantastic environment to share ideas for everyone.
A big thank you to Ross Lowe at DownStageCentre for a wonderful article.
To read the article, click here.
SceneryProjections has just been commissioned to produce an array of beautiful living backdrops for the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic musical, South Pacific. The show is being performed by Erewash Musical Society at the
Dutchess Theatre in Longeaton from the 23rd to 28th March. For tickets to see the show click here.
I'm thrilled to be working with Erewash Musical Society again after the recent successful run of Witches of Eastwick, which is available on the Designs page.
Once the performances are finished the scenery set will be available for hire to all other companies and I'm sure it will be very popular. I'd like to wish Erewash good luck with the rest of rehearsals and what will be another fantastic show!
Check back for more news soon or follow me on twitter for more updates and other general fun!
I'm currently working with some new 3D software to give Scenery Projections an even better offering. Below is an early test render just to give a little flavor of what's going to be available in the future! It's just a test but I'm sure you'll agree it's looking pretty exciting already. Check it out . . .
Erewash Musical Society performed The Witches of Eastwick last week to fantastic reviews and great applause! The digital scenery set went down brilliantly and the whole show was a great success! Congratualtions to all the cast and crew of Erewash.
The scenery set is now live and available to hire. Take a look at the designs page to see the scenery set. Keep checking back for more new work soon!
Next week Erewash Musical Society take to stage at The Dutchess Theatre in LongEaton with the next scenery set from Scenery Projections! Erewash are performing Witches of Eastwick from Monday 6th October to Saturday 11th. Images from the digital scenery set and the show will be available shortly for you all to see!
If you want to go and see Witches by this great company visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/erewashmusicalsociety
Good luck to all the cast and crew, I'm sure it's going to be great!
Well here it is finally! The first show is up on the designs page and it's Bad Girls The Musical! Bad Girls was performed at The Duchess Theatre in Nottingham by The Cast and was garnered with fantastic reviews!
Here is the video of the scenery!
Remember to get in Contact if you're doing Bad Girls or any other show and need to hire some projected digital scenery.
As the site is so new, there is currently nothing on the portfolio page. Very sorry about that! Existing scenery will be uploaded soon, including a stunning set for the hit show "Bad Girls". This video set includes animations, scene transitions and sets for the prison locations, fire, rain, fireworks and more!
Over the next few months more shows will be added including Witches of Eastwick, South Pacific and the brand new The Addams Family Musical.
Remember though, if you're doing any other show, Paul will design the set for your show with no extra charge! First time buyers get the advantage of the scenery being designed specifically for them!
So, sorry there's nothing up quite yet but keep a look out for changes soon. In the meantime, please contact Paul to see what magic he can create for your next production!