The Wind in the Willows

Composer, Music Director, Actor

Brigham Young University Idaho (2020)

The dream to perform a musical I had composed original songs for finally came true my last semester at BYU-Idaho when the theatre department staged a production of The Wind in the Willows. Our script called for songs, but only offered some words. I was given permission to write the entirety of the music and additional lyrics for the score. In the end, I wrote over a dozen songs and reprises for the show.

I was also fortunate enough to serve as the music director on the project 

Hayden Allred The Wind in the Willows Mr. Fox
Rat Mole Mr. Toad
Mr. Toad costume BYU-Idaho The Wind in the Willows
Mr. Toad's motor car
Hayden and Chief Weasel at the piano
The Wind in the Willows The Open Road
The Open Road The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
Hayden Allred fox The Wind in the Willows receiving money
Ratty The Wind in the Willows Boating
Hayden Allred at piano The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows set BYU-Idaho
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The Wind in the Willows hedgehogs
Christmas Carol BYU-Idaho The Wind in the Willows
Mr. Toad dreaming and driving BYU-Idaho
Horse The Wind in the Willows Ratty BYU Idaho
Mr. Toad's motorcar BYU-Idaho

Backdrops I've created for The Playmill Theatre's production of Disney's Tarzan.

Studio Artist 5

Enter Studio Artist 5 created by Synthetik Software. SA 5 is a toolset built around prototyping design concepts in a wide variety of styles. After creating/selecting workflow presets, Studio Artist will actually paint/draw/sketch your source material much like a human would, all in realtime! It goes much deeper than that, so I couldn't recommend checking them out enough.

I would create a rough composite that I would then import into Studio Artist. After creating an acrylic and ink'd version, I'd then blend them together in Photoshop to create the final look. Below are two images, a rough composite sent to Studio Artist 5, and the final result respectively. You'll notice how much of a "glue" the software can act as.

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A really rough composite created in Photoshop. It's obvious that this is a combination of multiple images from various sources and different levels of quality. Click the image to see it larger.

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The final look after blending the original composite with an acrylic and wide brush and ink painting technique from Studio Artist. Click the image to see it larger.

Studio Artist 5

Enter Studio Artist 5 created by Synthetik Software. SA 5 is a toolset built around prototyping design concepts in a wide variety of styles. After creating/selecting workflow presets, Studio Artist will actually paint/draw/sketch your source material much like a human would, all in realtime! It goes much deeper than that, so I couldn't recommend checking them out enough.

I would create a rough composite that I would then import into Studio Artist. After creating an acrylic and ink'd version, I'd then blend them together in Photoshop to create the final look. Below are two images, a rough composite sent to Studio Artist 5, and the final result respectively. You'll notice how much of a "glue" the software can act as.

Thank you for reading about my Projection Design for Disney's Tarzan at The Playmill Theatre! If you'd like to see more from this show, check out the post on my Sound Design here.

© 2020 by Hayden Allred.