The 2021 Monte Awards
Sound Designer, Engineer (A1), Video Progammer
After officially renting a space in Park Place Mall, Arts Express had the opportunity to host the 2021 Monte Awards in their own space for the first time in almost 40 years. With that, a group of almost 30 semifinalists and finalists performed with the hopes of being selected to represent Arizona at the Jimmy Awards, sponsored by the Nederlander Organization, in Manhattan, New York.
This year's production was fun, as it was a great opportunity to continue to build chops in video programming in QLab, whereas I normally programmed just audio.
I also set up a livestream feed to our video producer for broadcast, in which I mixed together backing tracks, vocals, and live house mics to a feed dedicated for the stream.
Because we had such a large cast, this was also a great opportunity to create a standard set of mic belts that could be easily washed and re-used for other shows. I bought, cut, and sewed the fabric and elastic together to the dimensions of our wireless transmitters, and even created velcro straps so that they stayed in the pouch at all times.
Directed by Chris Will and Chach Snook
Scenic Design by Mike Dunn
Lighting Design by Michael Sorenson
Video Design by Ben Wiese
Video Programming by Tyler Berg
Broadcasting by Ben Wiese, Mike Dunn, and Tyler Berg