Gregory (Greg) Donhardt has been involved in the events and performing arts industries for over 10 years in both a volunteer and professional capacity. In this time he has gained extensive experience in Stage and Event Management, as well as all aspects of Theatre Technical Production. His experience has included work with the National Rock Eisteddfod Challenge, Wakakirri Story Dance Festival, International Sporting Events, Theatre and Dance. He has experience in sound / lighting design and operation, floor crew, fly systems and general backstage crew. Greg recently made his debut as a director, directing “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” for Marie Clark Musical Theatre Company.
He has a keen interest in audio, completing a certificate III in Audio Engineering with SAE Technology College, Adelaide, in 2003. Since completing this certificate he has designed and operated front of house audio for several Adelaide theatre companies for both drama and musical theatre productions. He has been a location sound recordist and studio audio operator at 44 Adelaide Television, and also a studio panel operator for Fresh FM.
As well as his audio duties at 44 Adelaide Television, He was also trained in all aspects of broadcast television, including camera operation, vision switching, directing, editing and producing.
During the past 12 months he has been working with an Adelaide AV company as an audio visual technician, responsible for the management, set-up, pack down and operation of audio visual services for corporate events. As the contracted provider of labour and equipment for the Adelaide University’s Scott Theatre, Greg has been the in-house technician for several productions.
Greg has previously worked at Flinders University where the main focus of his work was within the Audio Visual Support Group. His roles included overseeing / project managing the implementation of the Flinders University Codian Multipoint Conference Unit and associated Video Conference Services. Diagnosing and rectifying of faults within the lecture theatre systems. He provided support to users of the central lecture theatres by responding to and rectifying theatre incidents and instructing theatre users on correct operation of the theatre. His role included operating a vast range of portable, fixed and desktop Video Conference endpoints. He gained a vast understanding of Access Grid Technology through regular operation of the ISD Access Grid. He thrived on the opportunity to be involved in the design and implementation of audio visual suites and lecture theatres, as well as installing and operating audio systems for major University events.
Greg worked as an Audio Visual Systems Integrator for 12 months where he gained extensive knowledge and experience in Audio Visual system installation. Duties in this role included the installation of projectors, monitors, screens, cameras, speakers, cabling and the associated hardware. He has experience in cable preparation, terminations and rack installation. He has assisted commissioning of audio visual systems by performing pre-commissioning checks to confirm signal paths and correct operation of equipment prior to programming. He has some experience in Extron and Crestron programming