“On Stage” with Daniele Baddaria

Stage Management course by Daniele Baddaria to delve into one of the key figures in the live sound department: the stage manager or stage manager.

The stage manager is responsible for acquiring and fulfilling artists’ technical requests, organizing and managing stage movements, and coordinating technicians such as backliners, sound engineers, and stage technicians.

Daniele Baddaria , the goal of the Stage Management course is to give students a concrete idea of what goes on in front of and behind the scenes, in concerts and in the world of television, conferences and theater, emphasizing step-by-step the fundamental aspects of each of the professional support figures.

The training proposal is therefore presented as a journey through the many aspects of technical work, from pre-production to the practical realization of an event.

Daniele Baddaria, the “Stage Management” course starting this academic year is divided into two modules, On Stage I module and On Stage 2.0 II module, both enriched by a subsequent (optional) module: On Stage – Professional Areas (Live/Televisual/Theatrical/Congress) practice session and On Stage 2.0 – Symphony Orchestra practice session.

ON STAGE – I MODULE

The goal of the course is to give students a concrete idea of what goes on in front of and behind the scenes, in concerts and in the world of television, lectures and theater, emphasizing step-by-step the fundamental aspects of each of the supporting professional figures.

The training proposal is therefore presented as a journey through the many aspects of technical work, from pre-production to the practical realization of an event.

Amount of hours: 30 hours
Classes of up to 20 students
Location: Saint Louis
Participation Fee: € 80
CFA Elective: 4

ON STAGE 2.0 – II MODULE

The second module covers the theoretical and practical work of the internship manager. You meticulously analyze the Technical Rider by discovering the form and content, learning how to decipher them for putting on a show. The analysis will continue through the discovery of the various areas of the stage, the use devoted to them and the specific terminology that distinguishes them. The last part of the module is devoted to learning about festivals, from the different types that exist and pre-production, to field setup and stage changes.

Amount of hours: 30 hours
Classes of up to 20 students
Location: Saint Louis
Participation Fee: € 80
CFA Elective: 4

ON STAGE – PROFESSIONAL AREAS

(Live/Televisual/Theatrical/Congressional) Practical Session.
The first practical module of the “On Stage” course covers the study of the different technical figures that exist in the Audio scene. In this module you will learn how to implement the duties of Stage Technician, Backliner and Microphone Operator.

These technical figures will be applied with different practical simulations according to the sectors: Theater, Live Show, Convention and Television.
There will be the opportunity to take advantage of professional equipment and use all the tools necessary for the staging of a Musical, Live Musical, Conference and TV Talk Show, simulating a real working day above a stage.

Mounting Hours: 8 hours
Practical Hours: 8 hours (no. 1 day)
Classes of up to 3 students
Location: Outdoor

Internship Management participation fee: €120
CFA elective: 3
Only those who have taken the OnStage I module theory course have access to the practical session

ON STAGE 2.0 – SYNOPHONIC ORCHESTRA Practice Session.
The second practical module of the “On Stage” course is exclusively concerned with the study of the different types of existing orchestras and their practical setting.

Daniele Baddaria, in this module you will learn how to technically set up an orchestra starting from the study of documents such as: Technical Rider/Channel List/Stage Plot, going through organization, preparation, set up and wiring to conclude with Line check.

In this module there is the opportunity to take advantage of professional equipment and to use all the tools necessary for setting up an orchestra, simulating a real symphony orchestra set-up above a stage.

This module is divided into two sessions:

  • 4 theory hours aimed at studying an orchestra and its documentation
  • 8 hands-on hours where students will implement the orchestral set up
    Mounting Hours: 12 hours

Theoretical Hours: 4 hours (no. 1 day)
Practical Hours: 8 hours (no. 1 day)
Classes of up to 3 students

Location: Outdoor
Participation fee: €120

CFA elective: 3
Only those who have taken the OnStage 2.0 theory course II module have access to the practical session

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