2014-03-17 Ask Me Monday: Hop’s Answers
Chad Tully: Prop and other field equipment can sometimes make or break a show. Last year’s towers seemed to prove a bit challenging in regards to movement and integration. How are the plans for stages this year going ensure a better integration into the theme and overall visual package for this year’s production?
George Hopkins: Well, the towers were crucial, and yes, they were more difficult to move than we anticipated. Looking in the rear-view mirror, I would have pushed the idea of a visual tech whose only responsibility was to “clean the towers.” Alas, the adjudicators jumped on inconsistencies, and we did not do what was necessary to meet the demands. In our mind, they were a fabulous addition, but… we could have executed it at a higher level.
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