Jack Phelan – Video Designer
Jack is a video artist and technologist who specialises in integrating new visual ideas and technology into live performance. For Man of Valour, he worked with The Corn Exchange and actor Paul Reid to develop a neo-noir world of atmospherics and shadow using 3D modelling, lighting-through-projection and real-time animation. Man of Valour won the Best Design award at the 2011 Dublin Fringe Festival. Also with The Corn Exchange he combined wireless cameras and real-time post-production to bring the audience closer to the cast of the award-winning Freefall.
Other theatrical credits include Arlington by Enda Walsh (Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival); Alice in Funderland (THISISPOPBABY / Abbey Theatre); Dubliners (The Corn Exchange / Dublin Theatre Festival); The Shawshank Redemption (Lane Productions); The Lulu House and MacBeth (Siren Productions); Love and Money (Hatch Theatre), and Woman & Scarecrow (Siren / Abbey).
Jack was also a core member of the creative / tech team behind Playhouse, a large-scale interactive lighting installation for public expression. Produced for Dublin Theatre Festival in 2009, Playhouse turned Dublin’s Liberty Hall into an 11 storey, full-colour video display that displayed animations submitted by the public to music synchronised with Dublin City FM.