Vancouver Opera Offstage – 027 – Behind the Camera Lens on the Digital Season with Mike Southworth

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Behind the Camera Lens on the Digital Season with Mike Southworth

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May 5, 2021

In this episode, recorded on April 14, Les takes us on a glimpse behind the camera lens to get a perspective of what it takes to bring opera from the stage to the screen. Our guest is Mike Southworth, president of Collide Entertainment, who is responsible for the camerawork, videography, and video editing behind Vancouver Opera’s 2020-2021 Digital Season productions: Carmen: Up Close and Personal, The Music Shop, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and La Voix humaine as well as Wagner for Valentine’s. In addition to his work on VO’s season, he is also highly in demand for his talents as an editor, sound designer, composer, sound recordist, camera operator, and director.

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Vancouver Opera Offstage Host & Co-Producer:
Leslie Dala
Vancouver Opera Co-Producer & Editor:
Vincent Wong
Vancouver Opera Offstage logo design:
Annie Mack

Episode Recorded:
Thursday, April 14, 2021
Episode interviews are recorded entirely remotely using Zoom and hosted on
(Originally on Buzzsprout).

Cover photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash
Podcast opening and closing music: 
“Habanera” from Carmen. Sung by Jenny Lee Mitchell.
Habanera Kevin MacLeod (
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By Attribution 3.0 License