Richard burton

Richard burton

Credits

Education

About me

I am a professional lighting designer, technician and technical manager, with praise for my work in the professional industry, not only for design but technical as well.

I am punctual, reliable and trustworthy, I have a keen interest in all types of theatre but in particular: theatre, dance, opera and concert. I have a passion for lighting design but I also enjoy working generally within the theatre industry. I am a keen team player who is equally happy working on a task as an individual, and always strives to get a job done to the highest possible standard.

Additional Skills

I have worked with a number of companies and venues; these include Stuart Howitt Production Services, The Barbican, The Drill Hall, Stratford Circus, The Shaw, The place, Excel London, Anvil & Haymarket Basingstoke, Theatre Royal Stratford and Theatre Melange as well as many more. I have an in depth knowledge of lighting, lighting equipment and lighting design, I have a real passion for working in the lighting industry and with a degree in lighting design have been told I have a real flare for the art form. I also have a wide variety of skills and experience that relate to the entertainment industry, I have a good knowledge of all technical departments including sound, AV and stage. I have a passion for lighting design but I also enjoy working within other departments / sectors, I am a keen team player who is equally happy working on a task as an individual, and always strives to get a job done to the highest possible standard. I have good problem solving and communication skills, Being used to working in different venues with different people I have learnt to get on and work with anyone. I have very good time management and general management skills; I have been responsible for venues in the past. I have experience of maintenance and looking after venue equipment. I am a competent rigger and have no trouble at working at height; I have a good knowledge of health and safety. I am computer literate in both PC and MAC, I can also use a number of industry related computer programs like, Auto CAD, Vector Works, Final Cut, Audition and Q-lab. I have a full clean UK driving license, I know how to use many lighting desks, and I have had Hipotizer training.

Referees

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Skills

Primary Job Title
Lighting Designer
Secondary Job Title
Technician
Job Titles
Lighting Designer, Lighting Operator, Lighting Technician, Technical Manager, Technical Stage Manager, Technician, Technician, Assistant, Technician, Chief
Years in industry
3 to 6 years
Company Experience
Childrens Theatre, Circus, Disabled Theatre, Educational Theatre, Ethnic Theatre, Exhibitions, National Theatre, Regional Theatre
Languages Spoken
English
Organisation Membership
BECTU
Experienced in
Ballet, Circus, Comedy, Community, Dance, Disabled Theatre, Drama, Exhibitions, Live Events, New Writing, Outdoor Events, Showcase
Interested in
European Tour, Live Events, UK Tour, World Tour
DBS checked
Yes