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Butler Brown Creative Lends a Helping Hand to the Ruffin Theatre’s “Spamalot”

Spamalot at the Ruffin Theatre in Covington, TN

 

This month, Butler Brown Creative had the extreme honor to lend our talents to the Ruffin Theatre in Covington, Tennessee for their production of the musical “Spamalot”, based upon the classic comedy film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.

 

Our own Tim Brown, co-founder of the company, helmed the show as King Arthur, bringing his operatic talents back to the stage after a 23-year-long absence. Not only did Tim perform in the production, but he also served as costume designer and created all of the video animations used in the show. A lifelong Monty Python fan, Tim knew that you couldn’t have a production based on anything by the comedy troupe that didn’t include Terry-Gilliam-style animation elements, so threw on his animator hat and created 26 individual video animations/special effects in Adobe After Effects and Sony Vegas that were projected across two walls of the auditorium.

 

Directed by Rick Perry and presented by the Tipton Arts Council, “Spamalot” was a departure from the theatre’s usual fare.  Butler Brown Creative, in conjunction with Breakthru Software, introduced the theatre to a whole new level of technical ability with audiovisual effects that they had never before attempted. Using Tim’s animations and Breakthru’s Video Mill and Sound Mill software, they were able to create a cue list that enhanced the comedy of the show and added more life to an already lively musical and talented cast.

 

Butler Brown Creative Lends a Helping Hand to the Ruffin Theatre’s “Spamalot”

Spamalot at the Ruffin Theatre in Covington, TN

 

This month, Butler Brown Creative had the extreme honor to lend our talents to the Ruffin Theatre in Covington, Tennessee for their production of the musical “Spamalot”, based upon the classic comedy film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.

 

Our own Tim Brown, co-founder of the company, helmed the show as King Arthur, bringing his operatic talents back to the stage after a 23-year-long absence. Not only did Tim perform in the production, but he also served as costume designer and created all of the video animations used in the show. A lifelong Monty Python fan, Tim knew that you couldn’t have a production based on anything by the comedy troupe that didn’t include Terry-Gilliam-style animation elements, so threw on his animator hat and created 26 individual video animations/special effects in Adobe After Effects and Sony Vegas that were projected across two walls of the auditorium.

 

Directed by Rick Perry and presented by the Tipton Arts Council, “Spamalot” was a departure from the theatre’s usual fare.  Butler Brown Creative, in conjunction with Breakthru Software, introduced the theatre to a whole new level of technical ability with audiovisual effects that they had never before attempted. Using Tim’s animations and Breakthru’s Video Mill and Sound Mill software, they were able to create a cue list that enhanced the comedy of the show and added more life to an already lively musical and talented cast.