Charley Draper is a performance designer working predominately in audio-visual design and video production.
He has produced audio-visual designs for New Zealand theatre companies and festivals including NZ Festival, Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, Capital E: National Theatre for Children and has assisted on designs for Lux Light Festival and World of Wearable Arts.
He produces his own research based multimedia work centered on the notion of sampling. His works explore sampling’s cultural history and development through to the saturated distortion, manipulation and re-contextualization culture that currently exists and is constantly evolving today.
He regularly produces independent short film and music video projects, working as a director, cinematographer and editor.
As well as working as a freelance designer Charley currently works for Massey University Wellington as a Multimedia Technician. He is a 2015 graduate of the Bachelor of Design (Stage and Screen) at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
Bachelor of Design (Stage and Screen) - Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School 2013-2015
Board of Trustees Student Representative - Elected by peers to provide the perspective of a representative student on the Board of Trustees at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, 2014 - 2015
F.A.M.E Trust Scholarship, awarded to a student voted on by peers for excellence in skills, continued contribution and demonstrated leadership. Grant towards final year of study at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama school 2015-2016