Tips for writing a tech spec, effectively communicating your needs to venues.
Resources - Technical
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What is the Digital Culture Network, and what can it do for me?
The Digital Culture Network provides practical, on the ground help to the arts and culture sector, supporting you to explore and harness the benefits of technology to achieve your goals, find new ways to reach and engage audiences, and develop sustainable business models.
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This is a sample contract which can be adapted for use when employing a freelance technician.
About to head off on your first tour? Or are you a producer working with a new technician on the road? This handy resource runs through some helpful pieces of advice to remember whilst touring with a production.
Most companies use music in their shows. “Interpolated” music is defined as music which is performed by or intended to be audible to a character in the theatrical production. Here's the application form from PPL PRS.
Most companies use music in their shows. “Incidental” music is defined as music heard by the theatre audience as an accompaniment to the play, but which is not performed by, or intended to be audible to, any of the characters in the play. Here's the required form from PPL PRS.
This document is used by Oxford Playhouse alongside a risk assessment, to assess any hazards that may interfere with regular procedures at the venue during a production.
A sample risk assessment to accompany a touring technical specification, to assess and reduce any potential risks.
An example of a technical rider, used for a touring performance.
This form is sent from Oxford Playhouse to visiting companies prior to their performances, in order to gather related technical information.
Most companies use music in their shows. Have a look at this handy guide to find out more about declaring the music you use and when you need to get permission.