Wisconsin Union Training Films


Shortly before leaving Madison, and thus leaving my work as a stagehand and projectionist at the Wisconsin Union Theater, several of my fellow stagehands and I got together to make a basic training film for future stagehands (but mostly for fun). The first film is a walkthrough of the theater and overview of the basics. The second film walks through using the Simplex 35mm projectors in the upper Play Circle theater as well as the carbon arc 35mm projectors in the main theater. The final (very short) film presents an overview of the various lighting instruments used for stage lighting.


Directed by Jason Whittle and myself with post and editing by Jason Whittle, Heather Bannister and myself. Actors include Jason Whittle, Kelly Rauwerdink and myself.