Behind the Curtain – Week Three with Cian Redmond
Look, we were never going to get a lot out of him, but here’s Cian Redmond’s contribution to ‘Behind the Curtain – Week Three.’
Light and sound !
Q) What is it that you do and what is your area of expertise?
Cian: Pressing buttons to make go flash and faders to make go loud
Q) How did you get involved in this industry and what got you interested in it?
Cian: Ive been around theatre and shows all my life so it was hard not to get involved the industry.
I also went to to college in Dublin for a year doing live lighting and sound in Sound Training Centre,
which gave me hands on experience with working on events and valuable contacts.
Q) What would a day look like preparing for and setting up an event?
Cian: Most days involve early mornings, forgetting to eat, late nights and redbull.
Q) Does your work ever require engagement with the acts and if so, how?
Cian: Most engagement with an act is during sound check, 40ft from each other.
Q) What has been the most difficult task for you as production at an event and why?
Cian: Dealing with the crew of *redacted*, bunch of *redacted*
Q) If you weren’t involved in an event like Spiegeltent, what would the audience notice to be different/lacking?
Cian: Hopefully nothing, more often than not if the audience notices something, it’s gone wrong.
Q) If someone wanted to get into your field of work how would you recommend they go about it?
Cian: Call Joe Murphy, owner of I-Tech.
Q) How has COVID impacted your industry and are you positive about the future now that things are starting to open back up?
Cian: Covid has completely shut down my industry, it will be a very long time before the work returns to normal.