During my time at Staffordshire University I was taught to use tools such as Logic Pro, Cubase, Reason and protools to create and edit audio. I also volunteered as a technician in the student union club setting the venue for live performances as well as a video shoot and many of the students theme nights which gave me an insight into the varied tasks which a Theatre Technician would be asked to do. This was as well as the varied modules which were asked of me to complete my degree which included my final year dissertation on 5.1 microphone placement and recording techniques.
Upon leaving university I applied for a Theatre Technician job but was told that I did not have enough working knowledge for the role, I then started to volunteer at a local theatre. This gave me the opportunity to work in the a fully operational theatre and develop my professional skills. Although my speciality is sound, whilst at the theatre I had the chance to set up intelligent lighting which I had not had chance to do before.
While working at Butlins Holiday Resort in Skegness I was in charge of the sound and A/V systems in the Skyline Pavilion, which included troubleshooting sound and A/V problems and when the lighting technician was not in the venue also fixed any problems with the lighting system.
I worked closely with the A/V Technicians and Lighting Technicians in the two other venues and became skilled at operating the lighting desks and maintaining the moving and generic lights. I’m also able to use advanced A/V systems including fixed automated cameras and multiple input/output A/V switch boxes.
I have also been the sole technician assigned to a venue and left to my own devices to make sure bands and the venue were setup before the venue was opened, as well as during it was open, and that the nights ran smoothly for customers and the bands.
Name: Peter Dyke
Lives in: Buxton, United Kingdom
Company: PDD Photography/Warp 9 Sound
Occupation: Photographer (Still), Sound Designer, Sound Editor, Sound Mixer and Crew
Buxton Adventure Festival 2013
Theater by Buxton Oper House Sound technician Sound Engineer for the annual Buxton Adventure festival including documentary screenings, talks and question and answer sessions with extreme sports people and film makers.
Theater by Fusion Company Sound Technician Sound Technician for The Mikado Performance at Buxton Opera House Pavilion Gardens
Buxton Festival Fringe
Theater by Buxton Opera House Stage crew Stage Crew for Buxton Festival Fringe Opera Festival
Audi International Polo Awards 2013
Industrial by Audi AV Technician Audio Visual Technician for the Audi International Polo Awards 2013.
Theater by London Mozart Players Sound Engineer and Stage Crew Sound Engineer and Stage Crew for London Mozart Players performance of Zambezi Tales.
Theater by Butlins Sound Operator/Editor Sound Engineer Operator and Editor for Skyline gang shows in Butlins Skegness
Carnival Des Animales
Theater by Circolumbia Sound Engineer/Designer Sound Designer and technician for Circoumbia show Carnival Des Animales
Britons Got Tallent Butlins Tour
Theater by Butlins Monitor Technician/Stage Crew Monitor Technician and stage crew for Skegness leg of the Britons Got Tallent Butlins Tour.
by Butlins Monitor Technician/Stage Crew Monitor Technician and stage crew for Skegness leg of The Voice Butlins Tour.
Music by 911 Monitor Technician/Stage Crew Monitor Technician for 911 at Butlins Skegness
Music by Slade Monitor Technician/Stage Crew Monitor Technician for Slade at Butlins Skegness
Music by T'Pau Monitor Technician/Stage Crew Monitor Technician for T'Pau at Butlins Skegness
Butlins Folk Festival
Music Venue Technician and Stage Manager Jak's Butlins Skegness Folk Festival 2011 & 2012
Theater by Generating Company Sound Operator/Editor Sound Engineer and Editor for Circus Rocks
Theater by Circolumbia (Comedy, Family, Sport and Music) Sound Engineer/Operator Sound Engineer for Circoumbia Columbian Circus