How can I help with your show or event.Production Management and Technical Direction
Production Management is all about an even hand on the rudder. It's about having both the knowledge and experience to work within a timeline and a budget to bring the show or event to life. In a career that spans over 30 years of live events, I'm confident that regardless of what challenges may arise during an event, I'll be able to smoothly and quickly overcome them. I've made my career working with needy designers, producers in over their heads, and those billion-dollar ideas with only a thousand dollar budget. I've had to deal with the oft-times complicated world of union and general contractor politics in various venues around the globe. I've dealt with both difficult clients and difficult suppliers. I thrive under pressure and believe that "drama" has no place in our backstage world - I like to leave that to the talent wranglers. It is my promise to you that I will apply all my knowledge and skill, as well as the knowledge and skill of my colleagues, to make sure your show matches your vision and that the install, execution, and strike are all as painless as possible. Initial consultations are always free, so if you have ideas to share or questions that need to be answered, please reach out. I'm always happy to help.
Production and Lighting Design, Programming, Operation
As a designer, I believe that it is my duty to work with the client and the creative team to bring a coherent vision to life. This means creating a design crafted specifically for the needs of your show or event. A design that meets both your desires and budget. So many times in the "modern" world of lighting and production design, the process of design is reduced to, "How many moving lights/video tiles/set pieces can I afford with this budget." I take a more "old fashioned" approach to design where I start with the most basic needs of the show and then work my up to including all the "wants" that the budget will allow. I love the modern bells and whistles as much as the next guy, but I think they have to be tempered with an artistic eye and with the experiences of seeing first hand what will and won't work, or even what just works best.
I love to be part of a creative team, and I've had the opportunity to work for and with the best designers in the business over the years. I hope that I've learned something from each and everyone - I've certainly made a conscious effort to do so. I would love to bring that knowledge and experience to your show, event, or tradeshow booth. The whole reason I got into this business - all those years ago - was so that I could paint beautiful pictures with light that left people with wonderful memories. In the end, that's what it is all about, leaving at least one indelible memory of the show with the audience. Every person in the audience should walk away with a memory they will always keep with them - a memory of having seen something special and unique.
Put Martin Designs to work for you!
I look forward to hearing from you and to helping you have the greatest show, event, or tradeshow booth you can. Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or just so we can get to know each other. I'm here to help you with any of your production needs. Please, consider me your own, personal production resource. Believe me, when I say, I will always do all I can to help you achieve your vision.