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Ian Jackson

Stage Manager / Production Crew / Sound Design / Original Music / SFX

Ian Jackson
United Kingdom
Professional Status
Freelancer
Available
About Me
FOR FULL JOB HISTORY PLEASE CLICK EXPERIENCE TAB. REFERENCES CAN BE FOUND IN EDUCATION SECTION

Freelance / Contract Production Crew

Various
Since 2004
UK / Australia
United Kingdom
  • Companies worked for (either directly or through crew companies) include, but not limited to:

    Assembly Festivals Ltd
    NL Productions, Edinburgh
    Theatre Modo
    Commoved
    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
    Summerhall, Edinburgh
    Gingerline
    Gilded Balloon Productions
    Underbelly
    The GRV
    National Theatre of Scotland
    Diamond Event Services
    Tower Events
    SKL
    Tapestry AV
    Northern Light
    Black Light
    Fisher Lighting
    Brahler ICS
    BBG Audio
    Edinburgh International Conference C
    The AV Dept.
    Saville AV
    Metro AV
    Edinburgh Fringe Office
    UZ Events
    Unique Events
    Puppet Lab
    Sound & Vision
    PSS
    Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
  • PLEASE CLICK "EXPERIENCE" TAB FOR FULL DETAILS, AND LIST OF KEY EVENT AND MANAGEMENT ROLES
  • Working with location managers and security, to ensure public were kept safe during car chase scenes filmed in the city
  • Deputy Site Manager of George Square outdoor site, and later George Street.
  • Both sites contained multiple temporary performance venues, bars, box offices.
  • Job description included build/derig crew duties, keyholding, maintenance, assisting all departments with any site related issues (bars, venues, FOH)
  • 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.

    Responsibilities included:
    -Prep / sort hire equipment for use across all zones
    -Install/derig exterior lx and sound across the site
    -Operate Qlab for "Forest Walk" zone
  • TSM and Stage Tech for DJ AV show. Main responsibilities being stage gear setup/packdown, technical liason with venue staff, pyro operation and artist liaison.
  • UK & Europe club / hard ticket headline tour.
  • Venues included:
  • Brixton Academy (London), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Lollapalooza Festival (Berlin), Academy (Dublin), Limelight (Belfast), and other Venues and Universities all over UK
  • Included Hot Dub Stein Machine, our own outdoor Oktoberfest festival at Gosford House, Scotland
  • 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
  • Edinburgh Fringe 2018
  • Part of site crew responsible for setting up George Square Gardens site
  • Part of venues crew responsible for setting up Studios 1-5, Assembly Hall, and Roxy venues
  • Roving show turnaround crew, tech operator and cover tech during season run
  • Running production for a precinct of 13 venues across Melbourne
  • Responsible for a team of 16 TSMs, Rovers and Swing Techs, outputting up to 50 seperate performances per day
  • TSM and Stage Tech for DJ AV show. Main responsibilities being stage gear setup/packdown, and technical liason with venue staff.
  • UK University & hard ticket headline tour.

    Venues included:
    Wardrobe (Leeds), Band on the Wall (Manchester), O2 Academy (Sheffield) and other Venues and Universities all over England and Scotland
  • 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
  • Lighting / Sound /QLab operator for the following shows:
  • Steen Raskopoulos: The Coolest Kid In Competitive Chess
  • Michael Stranney: Welcome To Ballybeg
  • 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)
  • Venue Tech for The Parlour, theatre/cabaret venue
  • Acts/Shows worked with include: Shirley Gnome, Josh Glanc, Cull, This Boy's In Love, Claire Healy, White Rabbit Red Rabbit
  • LX/Audio/QLab operator for all shows (LSC Mantra Lite, Soundcraft Compact 16)
Company Description
Adelaide Fringe 2017, Australia
  • 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
  • Responsibilities included:
    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
  • Band turnarounds, drum tech, artist tech liason, backstage logistics/organisation
  • JFES was again the busiest music stage on site, with over 50 acts over the weekend. Acts included The Blizzards, The Strypes, The Academic, exmagician and Bitch Falcon
  • Acts worked with:
    - Giants (Pleasance Attic), Plague of Idiots (Gilded Balloon Wine Bar)
  • TSM/LX/Audio/Qlab/AV operator for both shows
  • 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
  • Tour of "In The Gut", a devised show by Le Femmes Ridicule.
  • Operated LX, Sound and Qlab, Re-lights on tour, General SM duties, working under a sound and LX designer.
  • Venues included, Blue Elephant Theatre (London), Brighton Fringe Festival, London Clown Festival
  • Providing production support across a precinct of 9 venues (out of a total of nearly 50), as well as any other areas requested by the Production Manager
  • 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, such as turning a live comedy venue into a late night TV filming environment (ABC Television's Comedy Up Late series)
  • Venue Manager / TSM of the new Corona venue
  • Acts worked with include Circus Trick Tease, Rich Hall, Sammy J & Randy, Sam Simmons, Macumbia, Gateaux Chocolat
  • Operated LX, Sound, AV and Qlab, SM duties.
  • Rigged LX in multiple venues
Company Description
Adelaide Fringe 2016
  • PM/TSM for Edinburgh Fringe run at City Nightclub, for Live Nation
  • PM/TSM for UK / Ireland tour, for Coalition Talent
  • Soundscape and SFX creation, recording and editing.
  • Ideomotor was the debut comedy/horror play by Gavin J Innes, which was later performed again in 2016 at Vault Festival, London
Company Description
(London Horror Festival)
  • Band turnarounds, drum tech, artist tech liason
  • JFES was the busiest music stage on site, with over 50 acts over the weekend. Acts included legendary irish bands Sultans Of Ping FC and The Frank And Walters.
  • LX op, sound engineer, AV tech
  • Bosco Theatre tent, Assembly Garden
  • Immersive promenade theatre show with interactive elements, and parallel narratives, in a 25000 square foot custom built military complex.
  • Show was called by me, entirely from multiple CCTV and audio feeds, with live lx/audio/video and practical special effects.
  • Duties included:
    -Calling show "on the book", remotely
    -Running large team of ASMs, techs, cast and volunteers
    -Set/prop maintanence
    -practical horror SFX (blood squibs etc)
  • Operated LX / Sound / Qlab, plus SM and warden duties
  • Acts worked with: Max & Ivan, Mike Wilmot, Matt Okine, Fancy Boy Variety Show, Celia Pacquola
  • Venue Manager / TSM of Le Cascadeur tent.
  • Acts worked with: Puddles Pity Party, Neo-Futurists, Max & Ivan, Trygve Wakenshaw, Bryony Kimmings
  • Operated LX, Sound, AV and Qlab, SM duties.
  • Rigged LX in multiple venues on site.
  • 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.
  • TSM/Audio & LX Op
  • 2 London runs of "Steen Raskopoulos: I'm Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business", @ Soho Theatre, London
  • Production Manager for University/College Tour of HDTM
  • Technical coordination and SM roles
  • Acts worked with:
    Hot Dub Time Machine, Bec Hill, Steen Raskopoulos
  • Production Manager for Hot Dub Time Machine, 16 sold out shows. LX and Stage Coordination in Pre-production, Stage Manager during the shows.
  • LX/Audio Operator/SM for "Bec Hill in Ellipsis", Additional SFX production.
  • LX/Audio/SM for "Steen Raskopoulos: I'm Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business", which was subsequently nominated for "Best Newcomer" at Fosters Comedy Awards.
  • Production Manager / TSM, residency at Paradiso Spiegeltent, Udderbelly Festival, Southbank, London
  • LX / Sound / AV / QLAB op, plus SM & warden duties
  • Acts worked with: Cal Wilson, Max & Ivan, Nish Kumar, James Acaster
  • Venue Manager / TSM of Le Cascadeur tent
  • Acts worked with: Tom Thum & Jamie MacDowell, Randy, Tom Ballard, Craig Hill, Michael Griffiths, The Syndicate
  • Operated LX, Sound, and QLab AV setup. Multiple radio mics.
  • Rigged LX in multiple venues on site
  • Michael Griffiths' "In Vogue / Sweet Dreams" won Best Cabaret at Adelaide Fringe awards
  • Technical management of DJ/AV show Hot Dub Time Machine, Christmas residency
  • LX operation duties
  • Assisting the Head Of Stage, Incoming touring productions, and in-house productions
  • Duties range from General maintenence, to running live stage plots, stage turnarounds, set builds, get-ins and get-outs
  • Liasing with in-house crew on a University / Nightclub tour of DJ/AV show Hot Dub Time Machine
  • TSM / LX Op / AV Set-up duties, depending on the receiving venue
  • Created Keynote and Video content for the Dead Cat Bounce farewell show (Visual gags, background artwork)
  • Various gag props constructed (Deadmau5 helmet, dismembered horse head with bridle, etc)
  • Acts / Companies worked with:
    Hot Dub Time Machine, David Quirk (Laughing Stock AUS), Hannah Gadsby (Token Events AUS), James Walmsley
  • LX / Sound / TSM / AV duties (multiple venues)
  • Co-ordinated LX design for Hot Dub Time Machine (McEwan Hall for Underbelly)
  • LX / Sound / AV / QLAB op, plus SM & warden duties
  • Acts worked with: Cal Wilson, Loretta Maine (Pippa Evans), Max & Ivan, George McEncroe.
  • Max & Ivan's "Con Artists" subsequently nominated for the main "Barry" Award for Best Comedy Show.
  • Venue Manager / TSM of the Deluxe spiegeltent (Acts included Frisky & Mannish, Cal Wilson, Hannah Gadsby, Claire Hooper)
  • Operated LX, Sound, and QLab AV setup. Multiple radio mics.
  • Rigged LX in multiple venues on site.
  • Operated LX for DJ Tom Loud's Hot Dub Time Machine in Paradiso spiegeltent.
  • Production planning (in-house & incoming), LX / Sound / AV duties, Event Management / Coordination.
  • Technical planning of my 3rd Melbourne Fringe with Bella, for which we won the "Best Venue" award.
  • Sound Engineering, 3-piece band, comedy stage
  • Acts / Companies worked with included: Sam Simmons, Michael Workman (Token Events), DJ Tom Loud's Hot Dub Time Machine (Laughing Stock), DeAnne Smith (Little Red)
  • LX / Sound / AV relights and operating, SM & PM duties, Tech Manager for HDTM
  • LX / Sound / AV / QLAB op, plus SM duties
  • Acts worked with: Idiots Of Ants, Paul Foot, Alex Horne, Simon Munnery
  • Venue Manager of The Deluxe spiegeltent (Acts included Sam Simmons, Tom Thum, Claire Hooper, The Table, Comic Strip)
  • Also operated / programmed LX (Generics/movers/LEDs)
  • Comedy Christmas musical, from the award-winning "Keating! - The Musical" team.
  • LX & Set design, Production Management, in a 250 seater at Trades Hall.
  • 4-Piece band headlining the Comedy Stage
  • Acts worked with included: Dead Cat Bounce (Pleasance/Gilded Balloon), Guy Pratt (Gilded Balloon), Croft & Pearce (Underbelly).
  • LX / Sound / AV operating, SM & PM duties, Guitar and drum tech.
  • Production planning (in-house & incoming), LX / Sound / AV duties, Event Management / Coordination.
Detailed Description
  • Supper Room venue, LX/Audio, multiple shows.
  • Two shows operated by me (Sam Simmons, Tig Notaro) were subsequently nominated for the main "Barry" award at the end of MICF.
Detailed Description
  • VM / Op of Spare Room venue.
Detailed Description
  • New Ballroom venue, LX/Audio, multiple shows.
  • One show "Mrs Bang" won Best Cabaret award at Fringe Awards.
Detailed Description
  • "PrimaDoona" starring Doon Mackichan. This show was awarded a prestigious "Fringe" award in Edinburgh. Rehearsed at Pleasance London, run at Bristol Old Vic, then Edinburgh Fringe.
  • SM "on the book", Operating LX / Audio, Script Editing, Re-lighting, SFX production, props buying, running rehearsals.
Detailed Description
  • Stage Crew in Debating Hall, multiple shows.
Detailed Description
  • Meeting Room venue, LX/Audio, multiple shows.
Detailed Description
  • VM / Op of Spare Room venue, LX Rigging for all venues and bump-out, General crew duties.
Detailed Description
  • "Winter Wonderland" Ice rink and winter fun park event site.
Detailed Description
  • "Big Man Walking" Outdoor giant puppet event, through streets of Edinburgh.
Detailed Description
  • "Winter Wonderland" Ice rink and winter fun park event site.

SFX Production

"MacPherson's Rant", Churchill Theatre
October 2009 to 2009
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Detailed Description
  • FOH Engineer for 4-Piece band DCB on Comedy Stage, 3 day event.
Detailed Description
  • Dining Room venue, LX/Audio op, multiple shows.
Detailed Description
  • "Hole In The Wall" TV game show filmed at BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow
Detailed Description
  • LX set-up and de-rig, Spiegeltent.
Detailed Description
  • LX/Audio Op, Multiple shows
Detailed Description
  • "Winter Wonderland", Ice rink and winter fun park event site.
Detailed Description
  • Dining Room venue, LX / Audio op, multiple shows.
Detailed Description
  • "Heart & Sole" and "The Plan" by and starring Lynn Ferguson.
  • SM "on the book", Operating LX / Audio, Script Editing, LX Design, Re-lighting, SFX production, props buying, running rehearsals. Rehearsed at Jackson's Lane Arts Centre,
Detailed Description
  • Music venue & gallery, LX / Audio op and setup (bands, DJs, Events), hiring/managing crew, maintaining equipment.
Detailed Description
  • Office based, receiving clients' requirements and managing crew accordingly. Scheduling, invoicing, office duties.
Detailed Description
  • On-site tech manager, under 3rd party producer. Running team of crew, rigging venues, supervising.
Detailed Description
  • Office based, receiving clients' requirements and managing crew accordingly. Scheduling, invoicing, office duties.
Detailed Description
  • Full time on-call event crew.
Detailed Description
  • Supervising all venue crew, liaising with visiting companies, day to day smooth running of multiple shows and venues.
Detailed Description
  • "How To Steal A Diamond", Tron Theatre, Glasgow
Detailed Description
  • Edinburgh International Science Festival at Assembly Rooms.
Detailed Description
  • Supervising all venue crew, liaising with visiting companies, day to day smooth running of multiple shows and venues.
Detailed Description
  • "Glamour" at Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow
Detailed Description
  • "Guts" at Roxy Art House, Edinburgh
Detailed Description
  • Edinburgh International Science Festival at Assembly Rooms
Detailed Description
  • Supervising all venue crew, liaising with visiting companies, day to day smooth running of multiple shows and venues.
Company Description
"Studs" by Gordon Steel.
Detailed Description
  • "Arthur - The Story of A King" National tour.
  • This show won a Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland award (CATS).

Sound Designer

Edinburgh University Language Department
February 2004 to 2004
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Detailed Description
  • "Graf Oderland" EULD production.
Detailed Description
  • "Dead Fish" by Gordon Steel.
Detailed Description
  • LX / Audio op, multiple shows.

Sound Designer

Theatre Babel
May 2003 to September 2003
Glasgow
United Kingdom
Detailed Description
  • "Thebans" International Tour.
Detailed Description
  • "Sweet Fanny Adams In Eden", Pitlochry Festival Theatre Gardens

Sound Designer / Composer

Forefront Media
June 2003 to September 2003
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
United Kingdom
Detailed Description
  • "The Last Cinderella" at Gateway Theatre, Edinburgh, then White Bear, Kennington, London.
Detailed Description
  • Christmas season
Detailed Description
  • Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Supervising all venue crew, liaising with visiting companies, day to day smooth running of multiple shows and venues.
Detailed Description
  • Christmas season
Detailed Description
  • Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • LX / Audio op, multiple shows.

Casual Crew

Golden Promise PA Hire
1998 to 2000
Berwick-Upon-Tweed
United Kingdom