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70 minutes | 5 days ago
Episode 24 - Joel Young and Leaving Live
GigReady Needs your help! If you like what you hear and have gained some amazing knowledge to make yourself a better event professional please like us on your favorite podcast app or itunes and subscribe. Joel Young is a well known very successful lighting Designer that had some hard choices to make when the Pandemic hit. He was on the cruise ship that got stuck in harbor in San Fran and then had to make his way home knowing that the industry he loved so much was devistated. Through his journey he has been able to shift into work that he really does enjoy and create a whole new direction for his life. Listen in as we learn about all of the things that he did to adjust and pivot into a place that he was able to thrive. You can reach Joel on Facebook @joel.young.338 You can reach JoeMac - JoeMac@morethanlight.com And always get ahold of GigReady! GigReady@gigrent.com
95 minutes | a month ago
Episode 22 - Car Shows from a Lighting designers Point of view
Get us feedback and leave a review! Find GigReady @ GigReady@Gigrent.com You can reach Joe Mac at email@example.com Fresh off the show floor, Joe Mac of More than light took some time to talk about not only where the industry is right now but also how to handle a car show from start to finish and make sure it looks better than all the rest. From start to finish, car shows are certainly tough and making sure that you have all the right pieces can be tough. Following what Joe had to say, we know that we can deliver an amazing Car show without a hiccup!
65 minutes | a month ago
Episode 21 - Touring Stage Manager with Ethan Merfy
Get us feedback and leave a review! Find GigReady @ GigReady@Gigrent.com You can reach Ethan on Facebook @ethan.merfy In December I was able to sit down with world renowned Stage manager Ethan Merfy and talk about what it takes to make it in the big leagues of touring around the world. Talking about life on and off the road. How make the most of the Road and what you can do to become the best possible Stage Manager and keep the show moving on each and every day.
68 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 20 - Video Direction and Touring
Skip Twitchel Joins us today, Video Director for Acts such as Linkin Park, Andre Boccelli, Journey, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith and more. We're talking about Video Direction and Touring. The What, How and Why are all answered today. Thank you for Listening and reach out to us anytime at GigReady@gigrent.com or on Instagram @GigReady
51 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 19 - GigReady and Back of House!
In the Front of the house there is a Back of House and we're talking with them today! Promotors, ticketing, Festival Directors and more. Working tirelessly to make sure we have an event to show up to. Back of House is a weekly publication that will Drop News and information into your inbox every Tuesday Morning that is all about live events. This week we talk about all things live events past present and future to see what we might be able to expect in the coming months. You can reach Back of House at firstname.lastname@example.org Get connected with Back of House! bohlive.com GigReady is always at GigReady@gigrent.com #gigready #backofhouse #eventprof #liveevents
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 18 - The Event Safety Alliance with Jim Digby - Getting back to work in a Covid World
Covid is here and we still need to work. What are best practices and how can we get back to work in this Post Covid? Jim Digby from the Event safety alliance is here to tell us all about the current guidance from the Event Safety Alliance on how we can get back to work safely and effectively. Jim Digby can be reached at Jimdigby@showmakers.com You can rech us at GigReady@gigrent.com
73 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 17 - Local Labor Management and Booking with Chris Breton
Labor is many times the last thing that people think about in the world of production but it is certainly the most important. MAnagement and booking for the local labor is critical to show timing and delivering what our clients and customers need. Let's make sure we're getting the right team every time. You can reach Chris @ Chris@kromeproductions.com Connect with GigReady @gigreadypodcast on Insta and GigReady@Gigrent.com
76 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 16 - Touring Monitor Engineer w/ Kevin "Tater" McCarthy
What does it take to be the Very best Monitor Engineer? Today we're talking to "Tater" McCarthy about what it takes to be the very best and how to make your Artist know that they are the only focus that you have on-stage. Touring Monitor Engineer is not for the faint of heart. Reach out to us @GigReadypodcast on instagram and GigReady@gigrent.com
53 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 15 - Post Covid Labor and the Mindset needed to thrive!
Are you ready to get back to work? So are we! I want to make sure that we are all as GigReady as possible to do that we need to talk about the mindset needed to thrive in the post Covid world. Letting go of the small things and working toward the big things. Not being petty but instead looking out for each and everyone of us that need to make sure we can take care of our friends, families and employee's. We can do it and I know you can too! Talking with Chris Leonard from the Signal to Noise Podcast over on ProSoundWeb You can Reach Chis at email@example.com Reach out to us too! - GigReady@Gigrent.com
63 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 14 - Selling and preparing for Virtual Events with Ryan Konikoff
Virtual is all the rage but making your client grab onto it can be tough. We are talking with Ryan Konikof from Rock the House entertainment on selling producing Virtual events for your customers and Clients. We want to find more ways to make these events exaclty what our customers want and keep the attendee's engaged and wanting more. We talk about all this and more! GigReady@gigrent.com
71 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 13 - Touring FOH Engineer with Ken "Pooch" Van Druten
Mixing A-List artists or any artist for that matter is tough and requires the knowledge, expertise and tenacity to perform in high stakes high pressure situations. We are talking with Ken "Pooch" Van Druten and the in's and out's of handling A-List artists and large Rock bands that travel the world over. Pooch has been travelling the world making the best and most loved artists in the world sound better than their records and now he takes some time to tell us all about it and how he does it each and everyday. you can Reach Pooch on Instagram @Tourpooch Please snd us feedback and anything else you may like at GigReady@gigrent.com Follow us on instagram @gigreadypodcast
64 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 12 - Rigging and all things hanging over your head
Welcome to GigReady. We will discussing everything revolving around Rigging and anyhting that hangs from the ceiling over your head. Safety and observation being 2 of the key factors that we need to pay attention to. This is what keeps everyone at the event safe and able to continue working. Special guest: Harry Schaefer with Canyon Recluse Reach Harry @ Harry@canyonrecluse.com Reach out to GigReady and give us some feedback GigReady@gigrent.com
64 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 11 - High Resolution Switching and Media Server Operation
High Res Switching and Media Server Operation are the back bone of any larger show or event and today we are talking with Kyle Means and Jim Steurnagel of Visional in Atlanta to better understand that world and how we can get better at it. You can reach Jim and Kyle at visional.pro You can reach us at GigReady at GigReady@gigrent.com
61 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 10: Houses of Worship and lighting Design
We are talking with Alex Fuller of Fuller Lights about Houses of worship, Lighting Design and Designing for Events. We'll be talking about the process of Design, Getting buy in from your clients, executing on the design and so much more. Listen in to find out more about lighting and design for houses of worship. If you want to get in touch with us please reach out to GigReady@gigrent.com You can reach Alex fuller @fullerlights on Instagram.
50 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 9 - Webcasting and Virtual Events
GigReady Episode 9 We have Brett Beanan with us this week. Brett is technical director and Master of video directing with 100's of Webcasts under his belt over the last years as it has become more and more popular. Brett Has been on the forefront of the digital transition and working with many companies that have taken the leap into the Digital realm. In talking Digital and vitural events, We will see what the future holds and how we can do our best events now and not in 3 months. We will be disecting the current state of webcasting as well as platforms and other parts of the Digital world that will make Virtual/ digital events better than just a Zoom call or a teams call with a funky looking background. Please reach out to us with any and all questions and comments: GigReady@gigrent.com
77 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 8 - Audio Systems Engineering and Audio Vendors with Pete Wiejaczks
Episode 8 we are talking all things Audio systems engineering and Audio Vendors. What is being a systems Engineer, how do we do it and what can we do to make it the best possible experience for our clients. As a vendor what are they looking for in employees and freelancers and what can freelancers do to get more work from vendors. Also, how do we find work and build relationships as a vendor and what does that process look like? You can reach us at GigReady@gigrent.com Pete can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org We would love to hear from you and thank you for being part of the GigRent Tribe.
50 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 7 - Media Server and Content Creation
We are talking with Nick Rivero From Meptik about Media Server operation and content creation. We Dive into the processes, and different ways to create content as well as workflows for operation and new way to do realtime graphics implimentation. You Reach Nick and Meptik through Instagram @meptik Also, please let us know what you thought. GigReady@gigrent.com Wer love feedback and want to get better. If you want to be involved please let me know and we'll try to get you on the show!
54 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 6 - Career Projection w/ Clem Harrod
Episode 6: Career Projection Clem Harrod is an outstanding projectionist and published writer. We will be discussing all things projection and live events, especially when it comes to being a freelancer and how to work in the freelance world. Its a tough place to thrive in without some help and Clem has the right info. I recommend that you also check-out his book "Career Projection 101" https://www.clemcoav.com/career101 Enjoy
51 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 5 - Lighting Director and Designer
This week we are talking to John Featherstone of Lightswitch Design about all things Lighting and Design. How can you make engaging and exciting events that aren't just hype but make them experiences. We are going to talk with John about what it means and how to be a better lighting Designer. Check out their work! www.lightswitch.net Instagram @lightswitchdesign
80 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 4 - Audio team and A2
Today we will be talking with Antonio Aguirre from Minneapolis Minnesota. He has been on many events that I have been on as the A2 and is always one of the best A2's that I have ever met. His customer service and response to any situation leave all of us in the Dust. He works hard on everyday to knock it out of the park and make sure that every single presenter and team member can give their best. Reach out to us at GigReady@Gigrent.com
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