Making theatre in education cool again with integrated video design.


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    Video Design

    Mixing on screen characters, a broad range of stylistic ideas and video design conventions, the smallest of classrooms can transform into a whole different world through theatre and video.

    Since 2014, optikal bloc is proud to partner with shake & stir theatre co in producing video and audio designs for their in-school touring productions.

    These productions have included 1984, Bard Wired, School Daze, Chapter Three, Unfiltered,Will.I.Am, Troll, Great Shakes, Bad Lads, The Macbeths, Terrortorial, Oversharer, Vacant, Chop Logic, Tag and many more.

    From 2014 to 2016, a collaboration with Opera Q and shake & stir saw FiZZ!, a new work basedon Donizetti’sThe Elixir of Love,tour across Queensland with our video designs at the heart of the design. Working with production designer Josh McIntosh's illustrations, we've brought the show to life in a new and engaging way.

    Building on the collaborative success of FiZZ!, from 2017 - 2019, a new production ofHansel & Gretel with Opera Q and shake & stir tours into more primary schools, making Opera even more accessible to a whole new generation.

    Check out the line up of shake & stir in school shows touring around Australia here.

    FiZZ! and Hansel & Gretel production images by Stephanie Do Rozario.

    shake & stir inschool production images by Craig Wilkinson