By Michael Raine
The immensely popular reality competition show RuPaul's Drag Race has spawned international spin-offs - from Australia to the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, and Chile - which are each tasked with capturing the style and joy of the original while putting their unique stamp on the brand. Of course, we're talking about drag queens here, so that brand is all about glitz, camp, and having a lot of damn fun! The lighting and set designers for the Canadian iteration, Canada's Drag Race, explain their take on the show and how it came together.Get It Now!
Montreal's Moment Factory is a known quantity for its extravagant multimedia productions, ranging from live concert and streaming design with some of the world's premiere touring artists to whimsical augmented reality experiences and beyond. A company that likes to prove that the world is indeed a stage, PL&P sits down with Moment Factory Creative Director Cheryl Catterall to discuss the firm's engaging public space projects, how they come together, and what makes them so important.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has kept Canadians informed while adapting to new and innovative technological workflows. Learn first-hand from CBC's technicians as they discuss the challenges of suddenly adopting these new workflows, navigating the obstacle of latency, the virtue of remote production, and what it all means for the future of broadcast.
It's been a stressful and immensely tough year for anyone who works in live performing arts, from major concert tours to local theatre productions. Few understand the current reality better than the folks running the Associated Designers of Canada (ADC), the non-profit organization that is rooted in the theatre world, but that promotes, pursues, and protects the interests of set, costume, lighting, projection, and sound designers across Canada's live performing arts industry. PL&P chats with the ADC's executive board about merging with IATSE, why the industry is bleeding talent, and other important issues.
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