Episode #28 Beth Kates / by Michael Kruse

Beth Kates. Photo by Marc Betsworth

Beth Kates. Photo by Marc Betsworth

Toronto based designer Beth Kates and her life and design partner Ben Chaisson have been focusing a lot on video and projection design. I met with Beth in Niagara-On-The-Lake in the summer of 2015 when she was working at The Shaw Festival.  We spoke about her early career and training and the work on the hit show Bigger Than Jesus where they started with running a show on VHS (!) and WinAmp (!!). Beth then brings us through the process of creating a video and projection design and how to approach this rapidly changing landscape.

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Unionville High School

Bigger Than Jesus, by Rick Miller.  Design by Beth Kates and Ben Chaisson. In Photo: Rick Miller

Bigger Than Jesus, by Rick Miller.  Design by Beth Kates and Ben Chaisson. In Photo: Rick Miller

Bigger Than Jesus, by Rick Miller.  Design by Beth Kates and Ben Chaisson. In Photo: Rick Miller

Bigger Than Jesus, by Rick Miller.  Design by Beth Kates and Ben Chaisson. In Photo: Rick Miller

Bigger Than Jesus, by Rick Miller.  Design by Beth Kates and Ben Chaisson. In Photo: Rick Miller

Bigger Than Jesus, by Rick Miller.  Design by Beth Kates and Ben Chaisson. In Photo: Rick Miller