Working as a Assistant Digital Artist on ‘The Honey Man’ was a terrific experience for me.
Coming in to the project, I, admittedly, had limited knowledge of the theatre and its production methods but the skills learnt during the course of the project have now become invaluable to me in my everyday life.
While creating digital content for the production, I learnt about composition, photo manipulation, colour editing and the process of how digital projection works on this large a scale.
I also took this opportunity to learn more about video production techniques such as text animations and video transitions.
The work I created played a major role in the final production, as the marketing flyers I designed were used for a nationwide campaign to promote the play, and the promotional trailer I produced was seen online by many and helped to raise awareness of the production.
Aside from the work I produced, it was a pleasure to see everything come together when I actually got to see the play, such as the music, the animations, the visuals and of course the actors.
While working with the team beforehand, and being around rehearsals, it was hard to imagine what the final production would come out to be, but it greatly exceeded my expectations.
Since working on The Honey Man, I have been commissioned to create another promotional trailer for a company as they were impressed with what I created on this project, and I continue to use the new skills I have gained on a daily basis, in my day job as a Graphic Designer.
I am thankful for this opportunity to have played such a big role in the look and feel of the marketing campaign, and also to have been responsible for helping to set up and design some of the key scenes within the play and help them come to life.