So here’s a little bit about me.
After finishing my City & Guilds in Theatre Electrics, I worked in the West End of London as a lighting technician.
Later joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in London, first as a dayman and later as a console operator working for many international lighting designers. During my time with the company, I also did some regional touring of the United Kingdom as a technician and lighting designer.
With a strong background in theatre; 4 years later I joined Vari*Lite Europe first as a technician working in the workshop and later on the road and a little later as a programmer. This involved working in many disciplines such as concert touring, television, and corporate events. Working for this new innovative company involved extensive world travel.
In the early 90s, I became a freelance lighting designer/director working for many national and international artistes. My work has been interesting and varied working in concert touring, special events, and television.
For drawing and virtualisation, I use BricsCAD, Vectorworks Spotlight, and Capture. I have excellent computer skills, MCSE qualified with extensive experience with OSX, MS Windows, and various open-source stuff. Recently, after many years, I gained my BSc degree from the Open University. I speak reasonable conversational Spanish, I am a keen photographer and sailor, and just recently got into motorhoming… Well, why not…? I Like to read and write short stories. As a side, I do voice artist work under the name of Voiceartistry. I also own my own Vista by ChromaQ Lighting desk made up of EX and MV control surfaces. Other consoles that I can operate are MA Lighting GrandMA 2 and Avolites products.
I am a qualified first aider and hold my IOSH Health and Safety Passport.
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Based in both London and the Isle of Wight, I’m available to answer your questions at any time, whether they’re about setting up a project or you just want a chat to find out more about me and what I can do.
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