backstage services & solutions
dnharvey is David N Harvey and his "black book" of experienced associates who can all be relied on to provide the skills needed to assist behind the scenes at a wide-range of theatre productions and other events.
David N Harvey has been contributing to smooth-running behind the scenes in a range of capacities for over 30 years. He first became involved in secondary school, with a foray into student TV at university. Subsequently he contributed to productions with a succession of theatre groups and is now producing and staging fringe theatre with a number of companies, and helping a number of venues with their technology. He is also involved in TV, video and audio productions.
Involved in over 50 productions to date ranging from Abigail's Party (twice) to Zigger Zagger, David has breadth and depth of experience in a wide range of skills including set design and construction, sound design and operation, lighting design and operation, flying (counter-weight and hemp), stage management and crewing, and all aspects of theatre, audio-visual and information technology.
He has worked in venues of varying design including traditional proscenium arch (with and without flying), studio, in-the-round and in ad-hoc settings/pop-ups such as in found spaces or the open air. He takes a professional approach, whatever the budget, using his broad experience to quickly assess and understand the situation and bring benefits to all aspects of the production.
In many of those productions David has been production manager and/or stage manager, priding himself in arranging for effective and snag-free running of the production, through careful planning and preparation, and the full collaboration of all departments.
For venues, David is the ideal person to maintain and upgrade the facilities, prepare user guides and documentation packs, and support get-ins and rigging.
David also has many years of experience in all aspects of IT, now specialising in business-integrated techonology strategy and solution architectures.
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