About

Lighting Design

There’s something interesting in the way that you can set the mood and atmosphere by subtle changes in the lighting.

Going from light, bright and happy. To being dark, haunting and Eerey! Just by subtly changing the intensity or colours within the lighting.

This is what has led me to designing, as I enjoy the thought process of how to achieve something. And also enjoy the realisation process of making it work.

I got into Lighting at the age of 13 in my local Amateur dramatics Theatre (The Kenneth More Theatre Ilford), and progressed through a YTS placement at a producing theatre (The Queens Theatre Hornchurch). To work with touring theatre companies, event companies and colleges.

Now being in my thirties, I have a fair knowledge to work from.

I am always learning something new, and going from different sectors is what seems to keep things fresh.

I have designed lighting for Theatre, Event and Conference. As well as being able to light for Camera for Conferences and Launches if required.

From a one night special performance to long running productions. Please feel free to drop me a message to discuss any ideas or requirements that you may have.

Lighting Operation

Over the years I have operated many different makes and models of lighting console, some with greater ability and ease than others.

After many years of programing different consoles, I finally decided to buy my own console. This was in order for me to be able to concentrate on giving my clients a better, more polished result.

If I know one desk extremely well, I find it better than jumping from desk to desk and having to remember how to do things using a different syntax entirely.

I am not against using other consoles, and if required I will. Besides having some knowledge of other consoles can help.

I have programmed and operated for many theatre & television shows, ranging from plays to musicals, concerts to operas and dance to discos plus more.

If you have a production coming up and would like to use me for programming, be it with a house console or my own. Then drop me a message to discuss your requirements. I am always willing to learn other consoles where need be.

Set Design

Occasionally I will get a call to come up with a design for a set for a musical or play. Nearly always this will be on a tight budget, and sometimes very late in the day.

I will be the first to hold my hands up and say, I haven’t been to a design college to learn the art of set design. And I am by no means the best how ever, I do try to make something that looks and feels right for the piece, and more importantly within the budget and time constraints.

I have a number of chippies that I have used in the past that can offer a great service at a reasonable price. And they all have the same passion for the arts that I have, so usually put more into the job than they are paid to do.

Set Designs Include…

Production

Venue

Stags & Hens

The Kenneth More Theatre

7 Brides for 7 Brothers

Bodywork Dance Studio

Westside Story

Bodywork Dance Studio

Smokey Joes Café

Bodywork Dance Studio

Stars Falling

Into the Fog Productions

If you have an idea that you would like to see about realising, then drop me an email, and we can discuss your requirements. Work out if its Feasible on your budget and get the ball rolling.