To promote this play with the aim of garnering a more high-profile theatrical run, we filmed the show using a 3-camera setup to create a Stage play promo video and DVD.
Theatre company gig promos
We started working with the fringe in 2013 after meeting at a networking event. As a writer, Chris has produced works for amateur theatre, and Nick was looking for a script to suit a planned panto production, so there was a confluence of opportunities.
Aside from the production and performance of 5 scripts between 2013 and 2016, Chris has been supporting the business with production of video content.
These pieces have been variously; filming of productions for cast mementos and useage of snippets in future marketing collateral, pre-show interviews with cast, turning MP3s from radio interview into videos by adding photos and text, producing a highlights snippet for inclusion in a BBC broadcast, creation of a pre-taped piece for inclusion within a theatre performance.
Alongside this, Chris sits on the board of the Theatre Company, providing input into marketing initiatives beyond simply video. He has also done simple design work on a sponsorship brochure.
We covered a 1 man show performed by actor Matthew Jure. The intimate play was covered by 3 cameras, and the highlights of the show were compiled on a Theatre Show Promo DVD which was targeted at potential investors, directors and producers.
As a hobby writer, filming stage plays is always a treat. In this instance, a 1-act, 1-room play gave me the inspiration to write a similar piece, which premiered in the same space the year after I shot this promo to promote a touring play.