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Something Rotten! Scenic Projections at Jesuit High School

In early 2020, we piloted our projections for Something Rotten! with Jesuit High School in Portland OR. Shortly after the production, we caught up with director and EdTA hall-of-famer Jeff Hall to get his feedback!

February 1, 2021

Projection in Film is Making a Comeback and We Can Use It for Streaming Theatre

Projections in film are making a BIG comeback. Explore what we can learn from the move away from green screen tech.

February 1, 2021

Our Tips for Filming Your Show for Streaming

Adapting a stage production for the small screen can be challenging. From using projected imagery, to lighting and capturing the performance, we've got some advice to help you get started.

February 1, 2021

Capturing emotional richness in projection design: A look at the creation of Bright Star Scenic Projections.

With a plot that spans the decades between 1920 and 1940, our Scenic Projections are challenged to not only anchor the plot in its time, but reflect the emotional arc of the story.

February 1, 2021

Our Disney's Descendants: The Musical Projections are Rotten To The Core!

Grand halls from Auradon Prep? Check. A creepy, dilapidated Isle of the Lost? Check. A lair for the most evil of villains? You betcha. We've checked in with our illustrator, Brianna Spicer, to peek behind the scenes.

February 1, 2021

The inspiration behind our new Oliver JR. Scenic Projections

We chat about this new resource with our illustrator, Brianna Spicer, and get some insight into the inspiration behind the artwork.

February 1, 2021

Taking flight with Honk! JR. Scenic Projections

We caught up with Product Manager, Brianna Spicer, to discuss the our new Honk! JR. Scenic Projections (from a safe distance, of course)! Read on to learn more about how we brought the farm to life.

February 1, 2021

​Behind the Scenes: Creating Disney’s The Lion King KIDS Scenic Projections

We sat down with Quentin Sanford (President, Broadway Media) to discuss the creation of Disney’s The Lion King KIDS for Music Theatre International

February 1, 2021

Under the Surface: Exploring Disney's Little Mermaid JR. Scenic Projections

We sat down with Product Manager, Brianna Spicer, to discuss the origins of our Disney's Little Mermaid JR. Scenic Projections! Read on for an excerpt of our interview.

February 1, 2021

Annie Scenic Projections

A preview of our digital scenery package for "Annie"

February 1, 2021

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Scenic Projections

A look into our Beauty and the Beast Digital Scenery package

February 1, 2021

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. Scenic Projections

Behind our digital scenery package for Willy Wonka JR.

February 1, 2021

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Scenic Projections

A look at our digital scenery for the reimagined stage musical.

February 1, 2021

Our new Stage Projector line up

Beautiful Projections without shadows. Affordable monthly rentals. No guesswork.

February 1, 2021

Making Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Soar

Whether you’re using a built car – or creative alternative – we have a few staging tricks to take your stage to sea and sky!

February 1, 2021

From Screen to Stage: Scenic Projections for Sister Act

Without the movie magic of cuts and multiple takes, how can your production of Sister Act have that special cinematic touch?

February 1, 2021

Hardware: Choosing a Projector

An in-depth guide to choosing and installing the right projector for your show.

February 1, 2021

Top Tips for Broadway on a Budget

The cost of our Scenic Projections are much more affordable than the cost of building your own set, or even renting a single physical backdrop.

February 1, 2021

How art inspired by a Detroit theater's decline informs our work.

Bree Spicer, BMD’s Product Manager and Illustrator, happened upon The Power of One: A Dazzling New Revue Opens In Berlin by Sharon Stancavage for Lighting & Sound America. Read on for Bree’s thoughtful response to the article – particularly as a Michigander – and how it inspired her work on a musical that might surprise you!

February 1, 2021

5 Steps to Success with Projections

The first time you consider using projections might seem a daunting task, but it really shouldn’t be that way. Check out our 5 steps to success with projections!

February 1, 2021

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

We sat down with Art Director, Bree Spicer, to discuss in more detail about this pop-culture phenomenon and how BMD integrated some classic elements of the story with our top-notch Scenic Projections show package!

February 1, 2021

Making Your Production Soar (On a Budget).

Suspension of disbelief + projection magic = flight. Our Scenic Projections are an incredible resource for flight that saves you the expense of a wire-flying system – so you can take flight anywhere!

February 1, 2021

Big, Bright and Beautiful: Inside Shrek The Musical Scenic Projections

We worked with DreamWorks Theatricals and Music Theatre International to create a straight-from-a-storybook world that feels instantly familiar to Shrek fans, while helping you overcome the challenges of achieving the cinematic transitions in the script.

February 1, 2021

Projector Terminology, Explained

Become an expert in projectors: check out our handy list of technical terminology for projection!

February 1, 2021

What are Scenic Projections?

Our Scenic Projections are designed in collaboration with our theatre licensing partners, and feature every scene, setting and magic moment from the script for less than the cost of set building materials.

February 1, 2021

FREE RESOURCE: Tools for a safer theatre during Coronavirus.

Affordable software and hardware recommendations for virtual readings and onstage performances, with tips for setting up, and additional resources for making productions media-rich and feel as theatrical as possible.

February 1, 2021

Projection Design is Reinventing Theatre

Projection Design is changing the face of theatre. Not replacing traditional forms of scenic design, but instead enhancing it – expanding the possibilities for writers and directors to redefine the theatrical experience. I am delighted that this evolving sector of theatrical artistry is finally getting the recognition it deserves – from the LA Times! But, while it is right that digital projection technology is affording vast opportunity to the American Professional Theatre, the article overlooked some significant beneficiaries to the proliferation of this technology: underfunded schools.

February 1, 2021

Designing the fantastical in Imaginary

We developed our Imaginary Scenic Projections to capture the magic and wonderment of imagination, and make for seamless transitions between scenes. In this article, Quentin Sanford, President of Broadway Media, shares insight into the making of the show with Broadway Training Center of Westchester!

February 1, 2021

Projection Hardware with Gabrielle

During the month of May, the team at Broadway Media have given a number of webinars breaking down perceptions of Digital Scenery, and walking through how theaters can leverage this affordable technology to spare their budgets for their upcoming season. A common theme was thoughtful questions about hardware – projectors and surfaces – so we sat down with our Production Specialist, Gabrielle Burton, to ask those frequently asked questions. Read on to get the low-down on the theatre-quality hardware, how to install it, and where you can save some money!

February 1, 2021