Hello, my name is Nick Roberts.|
I work on live events as a production manager and engineer.
My work encompasses the full range of technical production - from a single microphone on a conference speaker to a complete sound, lighting and video package.
If you're putting on a show and need some help and advice from an experienced technician manager who speaks plain English, find out more here:
I'm an event organiser looking for production assistance
I work for a technical production company and need a
video | sound | lighting engineer
Production managementIf you're busy planning an event - whether it's a conference, awards ceremony, party, exhibition, live gig or anything else - there's plenty to keep you busy without worrying about technical requirements. How much lighting is required? Will our keynote speaker be heard? Are we going to blow the power supply?
If you're in this situation, you need a production manager who understands what you're hoping to achieve with your event. It's my job to listen to you, work with you to tranlate your ideas into production-ready plans, and then bring in the technology and talent to get the job done.
Our industry is full of jargon, techno-babble and obscure acronyms - but I can tell you in plain English what's possible, how much things cost and what you can expect for the cash.
It's easy to try and insure against technical problems by over-specifying the equipment - but I can help you get just what you need, helping you stay on budget and in control.
For examples of how I have helped event managers get their vision on stage, read a couple of case studies here.
I work all over the UK (and increasingly abroad), so if you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your event, please get in touch. You can phone me for an informal, no-obligation chat on +44 7815 200339 or alternatively email email@example.com.
Audiences now expect broadcast-quality production at live events.Source material can be live cameras, office presentations (PowerPoint or Keynote) or pre-prepared video footage. Getting all this together, scripting it into the show and making sure it works every time is essential to ensure your event runs smoothly.
Unlike sound and lighting, video requires a lot of pre-show work to plan and create the content required. Once on-site it is important to have the right gear for playback and control.
Video is typically shown using projectors, plasmas or LED screens, and these can vary in size, resolution or aspect ratio.
I've got a bunch of experience creating content for live events, as well as specifiying, setting up and operating projectors, screens, switching gear and live cameras.
Details of recent video engineering work >>
Everyone notices bad sound engineering.If you're arranging a live event, good quality sound reinforcement is a pretty basic requirement.
- At a conference it's key to delivering your message.
- At an awards ceremony or ball it can make the difference between entertainment and boredom.
- For a live music event, it's the most important aspect of technical production - just ask the band!
Good sound engineering is a subtle blend of technical ability, good planning and good communication skills. It's necessary to bring in the correct equipment for the event, whether that's a small discrete PA for a religious service - or a large flown line array and delay stacks for a festival. It's then necessary to use the right combiation of microphones, instrument tuning and desk processing to reproduce the clearest, most involving sound possible.
Anyone who's ever bought a piece of hifi equipment is now an audiophile - but delivering consistently good results across an array of audio scenarios requires skill and experience. This allows the engineer to both select the right tools and use them well.
Details of recent sound engineering work >>
|Bands I've worked with||A selection of public speakers I've worked with|
|65daysofstatic||HRH the Duke of Gloucester|
|All Saints||Jimmy Carr|
|And So I Watch You From Afar||Mark Thomas|
|Andreas Johnson||Michael Portillo|
|Badger Badger||Mickey Flanagan|
|Barny Scott||Sarah Millican|
|Björn Again||Jon Richardson|
|Bombay Bicycle Club|
|Brand New Heavies|
|Chase & Status|
|Chewing on Tinfoil|
|Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip|
|Danny & the Champions of the World|
|Ellen & the Escapades|
|Fly By Night|
|Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun|
|Lianne La Havas|
|Life in Film|
|London Afrobeat Collective|
|Man Like Me|
|Manos de Dios|
|New Young Pony Club|
|Ocean Colour Scene|
|The Bookhouse Boys|
|The King Blues|
|The Music League|
|The Twilight Sad|
|We The Undersigned|
|Zun Zun Egui|
Lighting design and engineeringExperienced lighting designer for live music - theatre - conference - dance - awards ceremonies. Avolites Pearl programmer. Qualified Martin MAC service technician.
Experienced rigger and IPAF qualified cherry picker driver
Good problem solving abilites with both generic and intelligent lighting.
Details of recent lighting work >>
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Nick Roberts, 48, Sansome Place, Worcester WR1 1UA
Mobile: +44 7815 200339
Zinc Event Production Ltd.
Registered in England & Wales, registration number 5340798
Registered office: 48, Sansome Place, Worcester WR1 1UA
VAT registration number GB854 927780
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