1. What are you focusing on at the moment as a business?
Training and Diversification. I've long been interested in software development with a particular focus on lighting and video products. Using this time I have built up a number of skills in software design that I hope to put to good use once we get back out there. I've also been keeping up on training for lighting consoles in the main. It has been great to take the time and do some training on other console systems (which have other strengths) and keep the knowledge up to date.
2. How have you found pivoting your business focus during the pandemic?
Tricky, as a freelance lighting designer it's hard to find much to pivot toward when there is so little happening. I have found that the Video & LED Screen knowledge I've had has been one of the most transferrable skills, I've been involved in a number of shoots both building LED systems and operating media servers over this pandemic.
3. How has tech played a part in your events?
Tech is the core of what I do, without luminaries there is no light. Whether I'm specifying kit for a design or working in the field, tech is right at the forefront of my mind.
4. What are you most looking forward to as the economy starts to reopen?
The music and the people. Yes, even the punters. I've so missed the thump of the bass and the warmth of a rhythm played out on a large sound system. I've missed seeing all my dear friends and colleagues for so long, and I even miss the bloke who keeps coming over to the lighting desk to ask if I can turn it up.