Week 31 2023

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Show Workshop
Tuesdays 1900Z | 12pm (PDT) | 3pm (EDT) | 8pm (BST) | 9pm (CEST)

Squares.TV Application Lab with Michael Forrest
Wednesdays 1700Z | 10am (PDT) | 1pm (EDT) | 6pm (BST) | 7pm (CEST)
Learn how to integrate Shoot Pro Webcam, Video Pencil and/or Beat Sheet – iOS and Mac-based live video production workflows from squares.tv

Isadora Lab with L Wilson-Spiro
Returns Aug 10
Thursdays 1700Z | 10am (PDT) | 13pm (EDT) | 6pm (BST) | 7pm (CEST)
This is an incredible opportunity to learn how to use Isadora for your own projects.

Panelist and Potential Panelist Meeting with Alex Lindsay
Sat Aug 12 1700Z | 10am (PDT) | 1pm (EDT) | 6pm (BST) | 7pm (CEST)
Panelists and Potential Panelists: If you do not already see an “office-hours-2-panelists” channel in Discord, please send a note to Brandon on Discord and request to be added.

Volunteer Meetup with Alex Lindsay
Sat Aug 12 1800Z | 11am (PDT) | 2pm (EDT) | 7pm (BST) | 8pm (CEST)

Labs Archive

Monday 31 July 2023
Show 1224 | Transforming Theatre with Igor Golyak

Monday’s Show 1224
Transforming Theatre with Igor Golyak
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Transforming Theatre with Igor Golyak

Igor Golyak, a Boston based director, confronted with limitations imposed by the pandemic and a drive to keep the lights on, sought to transform theater. We’ll learn how this creative dynamo harnessed technology to discover exciting ways of affecting and involving audiences in participatory, even collaborative, feats of theater. . . and found new ways to bring the art to non-traditional audiences (Chekov for gamers). BirdDog Cameras, NDI, Isadora–technology we’re all familiar with, pressed into service to deliver an innovative experience.

Igor Golyak is the founder and producing artistic director of Arlekin Players Theatre & Zero Gravity (zero-G) Virtual Theater Lab.




BirdDog Stories: Igor Golyak and The Orchard

The Orchard (trailer) starring Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jessica Hecht



Tuesday 1 August 2023
Show 1225 | Raster v. Vector Cage Match

Tuesday’s Show 1225
Raster v. Vector Cage Match
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General Questions
Raster v. Vector Cage Match

Raster vs Vector. What are they? How are they used? Why should we pick one versus another? How can we convert between them?

Wednesday 2 August 2023
Show 1226 | Recording, Mixing, and Mastering

Wednesday’s Show 1226
Recording, Mixing, and Mastering
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Recording, Mixing, and Mastering

What is involved of the three separate processes in recording, mixing, and mastering.

The audio you hear as a consumer has gone through many steps and people on its way to you… from recording session to your playlist.

Thursday 3 August 2023
Show 1227 | Dan Pisarski of LiveU

Thursday’s Show 1227
Dan Pisarski of LiveU
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General Questions
Dan Pisarski of LiveU

LiveUStudio is a cloud-native vision mixer able to distribute digital content to up to 30 digital platforms simultaneously! LiveU CTO and “Solo” product line manager Dan Pisarski will answer your LiveU Studio or general LiveU questions!


Friday 4 August 2023
Show 1228 | Back to School Special

Friday’s Show 1228
Back to School Special
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General Questions
Back to School Special

As many people of all ages are going back to school soon, we’ll discuss some of the best hardware and software suggestions.

Saturday 5 August 2023
Show 1229 | Weekend Q&A

Saturday’s Show 1229
Weekend Q&A
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General Questions
Weekend Q&A

A marathon two hour session devoted to Q&A for your most pressing production related questions!

Sunday 6 August 2023
Show 1230 | Focus on Introspection

General Questions – We don’t stream this hour.
General Questions – We don’t stream this hour.

A more philosophical discussion about Office Hours.

Member Events

Conversations with Tony Mobley

On hiatus

Thank You Five – Weekly QnA Panel

Every Wednesday

0200Z | 7pm (PDT) | 9pm (CDT) | 10pm (EDT) | 3am (BST)

Bringing theatre artists from around the globe into a conversation about live theatre in a digital world with a spirit of gratitude and innovation.
Ask questions and watch five new artists each week wrestle with the question: “What is Theatre?”

If you’d like to participate check out the website:


Birding With Lois

Birding With Lois (on hiatus) is archived here on YouTube