Technical management is a pretty broad term.
Essentially, technical management is looking after the technical elements (sound, lighting, etc) for something in the domain of live performance. That something could be a concert, stage production, festival, or venue. The role can also be referred to as Technical Director.
Regardless of the project, the title defining the role or whether I am being engaged on a short-term or ongoing basis, I work closely with each of my clients to understand and target their specific needs and provide a tailored solution that delivers the outcomes we establish together.
Technical Management Services Include
But are not limited to:
Technical riders for touring shows
If you're taking a show on the road, communicating your production needs to each festival or venue can be a real challenge. I can work with you to create a technical rider, a single concise document for this purpose.
I read well over 200 tech riders a year, so I know exactly what information venues and festivals are looking for.
Venue Technical Specifications
Communicate your venue's critical details to your hirers including dimensions, systems overviews, and equipment inventories.
Useful guides for venue staff or hirers that explain how to accomplish a particular task.
Extend the life of your equipment and keep your facility compliant with regular maintenance including:
- Periodic systems checks
- Lighting fixture service and repair
- Annual testing and tagging of electrical appliances including lighting fixtures, speakers, mixing/control desks, extension cables, muti-boxes etc *
- Annual certification and load testing of rigging components*
- Fire-retarding of drapery*
I can also source a wide range of technical consumables and spares for common equipment.
*Required under current Health and Safety legislation.
Whether you are planning a performance, an equipment purchase or venue upgrade, I can provide you with considered, professional advice.
Each year I work with a wide range of venues, technical systems, production styles and touring professionals. Each production reveals yet more approaches and use of systems, experiences I draw on when reviewing my clients on their intentions.
I have provided technical consulting to The Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, and Suter Theatre refurbishments; secondary schools and countless local and touring productions.
Crew and Equipment Coordination
Lighting, sound, AV, staging, masking, rigging and more!
I can source production equipment and coordinate freight so everything we need is onsite, on-time.
Technicians & Crew
Whether you need a set of strong arms to help unload the truck or skilled technicians who can design and operate to a high standard.
I create custom educational workshops.
For groups of one to many, I tailor each session to existing skill levels and can deliver material about various disciplines that fall under technical production, stage-craft or production management.
Suitable for individuals, venues, schools, events, or performance groups of any age. Popular sessions include basic lighting, basic sound, sound design for theatre and lighting design for theatre - or anything you want to learn about.
I speak fluent tech, so why not leave those tricky conversations to me?
I can communicate directly with a show's production or technical team, review their plans and provide them with valuable feedback based on my experience and in-depth knowledge of your venue.