Companies worked for (either directly or through crew companies) include, but not limited to:
Assembly Festivals Ltd
NL Productions, Edinburgh
Melbourne International Comedy Festival (AUS)
Strut N Fret (AUS)
Token Events (AUS)
Laughing Stock Productions (AUS)
Bella Union (AUS)
Right Angle Events (AUS)
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Gilded Balloon Productions
National Theatre of Scotland
Diamond Event Services
Edinburgh International Conference C
The AV Dept.
Edinburgh Fringe Office
Sound & Vision
Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
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Aden-Een is a large outdoor site-specific event, in Aden Country Park, Aberdeenshire, involving a cast of hundreds of local performers. The entire forest is zoned and lit to have many different simultaneous performances. Over 10000 people attend.
-Prep / sort hire equipment for use across all zones
-Install/derig exterior lx and sound across the site
-Operate Qlab for "Forest Walk" zone
Massaoke is an internationally touring live band karaoke show, where the audience is the singer
Part of a small roster of AV ops, who operate projected lyrics/graphics in real time with the live band. This is not time coded to give band flexibility, so relies heavily on operator's musical timing and knowledge of the songs!
The product is now so popular they can have multiple seperate bands out on the same night, gigging across the globe, hence the need for a roster of AV ops
SM for long running late comedy show Late N Live, running a team of 2 ASMs and 2 Tech Operators
Running band / comedy soundchecks/logistics, making sure the on and offstage needs of all acts are taken care of, and that all acts can be turned around technically in a matter of seconds, ensuring a smooth show
2 hours of comedy, followed by 2 hours of live music with different acts/bands every night for all of August
Building of George Square and Assembly Hall venue sites for Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Responsibilities included: Physical labour building entire sites, Laying of Astroturf, building pop-up site huts, bars and venues, loading/unloading of building materials and technical equipment, leading small teams of other site crew
Providing production support across two precincts of 20 venues (out of a total of nearly 50), as well as any other areas requested by the Production Manager, such as set ups for extra events and filmed performances
Led / managed a team of interns from local technical colleges (many past interns have gone on to work with MICF as TSMs)
One of my roles was to execute incredibly quick turnarounds daily in busy venues, such as turning a live comedy venue into a late night TV filming environment (ABC Television's Comedy Up Late series)
UK Festival & hard ticket tour. Venues included:
- T In The Park festival (Scotland)
-Reading / Leeds festivals (England)
-Corn Exchange Edinburgh (Fringe residency, 5 shows)
-O2 Academy venues: London Forum, Leeds, Glasgow ABC, Glasgow Academy, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol
-University shows: Loughborough, St Andrews, Bournemouth, Staffordshire, Heriot-Watt
-Garage Nightclub Aberdeen
Rigging the "Time Machine" (180 degree curved video panel DJ console), Maintaining DJ equipment and electronics, backstage duties and venue liason, trigger C02 confetti effects during show
General site responsibilities, including:
Assisting Site and Production management with all aspects of site build, fencing, container un/loading & logistics, venues construction
General site electrics responsibilities, including:
Rigging and maintaining site lighting / festooning, running power distro for whole site/concessions/venues in accordance with plans, Assisting lighting crew with venue rigging / truck packs
PM/TSM for Christmas run, Paradiso Spiegeltent, "Edinburgh's Christmas"
PM/SM Edinburgh's Hogmanay, Headlining Rewinder Stage on The Mound.
Hogmanay, was the biggest /longest/proudest HDTM show I have been involved with, to an estimated 100,000 people in the crowds, our entire show being simulcast to the Princes Street video screens, as well as our stage, and other sites in the city.