About Mark

Mark is a freelance production technician, working across the concert, touring, corporate and special events markets. Mark has worked at some of the UK's biggest venues, including Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena, Sheffield Motorpoint Arena and the Genting Arena in Birmingham.

Lighting

Mark has worked as a lighting technician on everything from rock and roll to film premieres to touring theatre, via weddings in most of London's top hotels. He has experience of lighting both for the audience in the room and for television audiences. Mark is equally at home crew chiefing the main stage of a festival or teching a small floor package for a touring artist. He is also an experienced dimmer tech.

Video

Mark has experience of both IMAG and broadcast video. His IMAG experience. Mark has experience of Barco, Sanyo and Christie projectors, a range of LED wall products and both Roland and Black Magic vision mixers. He has worked as a video crew chief, vision mixer and LED screen technician for arena shows. Mark has also worked as a broadcast engineer on live sporting broadcasts on freeview and digital television in the UK.

Sound

Mark also works as a freelance sound engineer . He regularly works with a 10 piece function band, mixing both front of house and monitors, which are on a mixture of IEMs and wedges. He has done sound for corporate events including awards ceremonies, conferences and corporate shows. Mark also works behind the scenes as a member of the sound team, carrying out roles such as patch and RF tech.

Rigging

Mark is a National Rigging Certificate holder, a trained rope access rescuer and at home rigging from beams, catwalks, mothergrids and cherry pickers. He has rigged in some of the UK's largest venues, including both Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena. Mark is also able to carry out 6 monthly inspections of rigging equipment and PPE in line with the requirements of PUWER and LOLER. Mark is able to drive powered access equipment and build scaff towers, and holds both IPAF and PASMA cards.

Event Power

Mark is experienced in designing, installing and testing electrical distributions in line with BS7909 and BS7691 and holds electrical qualifications including the City and Guilds 17th Edition Wiring Regulations certificate (C&G2382). He has acted as the Senior Person Responsible for festivals, awards ceremonies and trade shows, taking responsibility for the design, installation, testing and certification of complex power distributions, ensuring everyone is kept safe and the electrical installation complies with both law and recognised industry best practice.

Equipment Maintenance

Mark is familiar with many common problems, and has experience in both working and 'on the job' environments. He has serviced a range of Robe, Martin and Clay Paky moving lights, Avolites F/D and Art dimmer racks and hazers, as well as sound, video and power distribution equipment. Mark has built and refurbished power distribution equipment and both direct drive and low voltage motor controllers. He can carry out fault diagnosis and repairs down to component level.