About

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Joel is a freelance multimedia designer and technician based in Alberta. Recent theatrical projects include Category E (The Maggie Tree), Bears (Pyretic Productions), Helen Lawrence Tour (Canadian Stage), Shrek (SACT), When the Rain Stops Falling (Studio Theatre), Into the Eye of the Sun (Valerie Planche), Owen Wingrave (Banff Centre), Tulugak (NAC).

Recent projection design credits include DELETE (CCTC), Scars are Healing Wrong (Punctuate!) and Seussical the Musical (SCA Fine Arts). Other projects include Fountain Tire AGM (Invert 720), Banff Mountain Film Festival, the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts.

Joel is the faculty Projection Technologist at the Banff Centre, and teaches Video & Projection Technology at MacEwan University’s Production program. He is alumnus of the University of Alberta’s Technical Theatre program.

As a founding member of the ShowStages video collective, Joel innovates with technology to help with the artistic vision of building narratives through projected media and interactive audio-visual experiences. ShowStages specializes in workshop development for theatre, and integrating interactive technology in performance. Outside the theatre, Joel provides IT and web services to both local and national clients.

For more information on projects and work, please visit my Portfolio. Be sure to get in touch with me if anything sparks your interest. I am available for work in theatre, live events, and technical support.

Education

University of Alberta, BFA Technical Theatre (Production)

Graduated, key projects include Sound Design for Juliet, and Stage Carpentry for Catalyst/Studio Theatre’s worldwide debut of Whisper.  Other credits include Stage/scenic carpentry in Equus and The Changeling, active work in the LED Lighting Research Group, and projection design for the annual Portfolio Show.

Awards

Roger S. Smith Research Award, University of Alberta

Research award granted to students pursuing undergraduate research in the Faculty of Arts during the Summer. Granted for continued work on the Wave Interactive Media project.