This past weekend was Commencement weekend at Asbury University. While it was a time to celebrate the graduating seniors, known as the Awakened Class of 2013, it was also a weekend of hard work for Marcus. Asbury’s baccalaureate service was held on Friday, April 3rd and Rixon was the Technical Director for it. The service was filmed and aired on Asbury’s campus cable and was also recorded for later use. On Saturday, Rixon spent his day in the Asbury HD trailer where he worked with state of the art equipment to run Sound for the commencement ceremony. Like the baccalaureate service, the commencement ceremony was also filmed and aired on Asbury’s campus cable and was recorded for later use. Rixon said, “It’s sad to see a class graduate and go but I’m grateful for the opportunity to have formed friendships with them and am excited to see what lies ahead in the next chapter of their lives.”
For the past three weeks, Marcus has been able to work alongside the Asbury University Theater and Cinema Performance Program. Director, Jeff Day, hired Marcus as the Sound Designer for their Spring production, “The Beams Are Creaking,” a drama based on the life and ministry of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Marcus spent many hours researching and preparing realistic sound effects and sound bites for the production, as the play is set in the WWII-era. He spent hours recording and editing the “radio broadcasts” that would be aired during the production. This was the fourth production that Marcus has had the pleasure to work on at Asbury. His other productions include “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Rumors,” and “Crimes of the Heart.” Of “The Beams are Creaking,” he said, “I greatly enjoyed the process of learning about and recreating this era in history. I love how I was able to do this through my skills in audio.” To read more about the production, visit Asbury’s Theater and Cinema Performance website.