Gaetan Spurgin

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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About Me

Objective

To obtain a challenging position with a firm that is providing the industry’s leading media clients with the best production, design and management. A place where I can expand and exploit my current skill set and experience.

Skills

Digital Video Video streaming technologies and multicasting, Editing

Architectural 3D Video mapping and projections. Custom designed control systems for multi-media Installations.

Live Sound Reinforcement- International touring experience with various groups and productions. Vast experience in mixing (FOH and MON), design, installation and maintenance of numerous types of systems and consoles. Background in production management

Lighting design- Working experience with most modern Intelligent lighting consoles. Background in concert and Event lighting.

Studio Engineering- Fluent in Pro-tools, Digital Performer, Cubase, Logic.
Background in project and studio management with an emphasis on live Concert recording.

Additional-
Final Cut Pro, Avid express, Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, After FX
Live video projection systems -Modul8, Arkaos, VPT
Basic carpentry and electrical installation
Ti-Lingual: English, French, and Dutch

Work Permits
EEC Passport, United States Green Card

Work History

Focus Vision- North America 2006-present
CSR and Field Technician for worlds leading Secured Video Streaming Provider.

Chemical Instinct Clothing- Philadelphia February 07- Present

Owner of internationally distributed clothing company. Manufacturer of custom merchandise including T-shirts, hand bags, intimate apparel +more. Clients include, musicians, Djs, Promoters and numerous marketing firms

Mantis Film Project- World Wide 2010-2011
Producer/Director for touring Video Installation

Whiskey Tango- Philadelphia 2007-2010
Production manager & FOH for 900 seat concert hall.

VJ Static- World Wide
Visual Projection artist performing Globally

Style Network- Temple PA, April-May 2008
Location PA for number one rated Style Network show Clean House. Production featured Americas Messiest home 2. Assisted audio dept with set-up and tear down.

SNY, SportsNET New York 2007- Present
Utility/PA Go To guy for SNY Philadelphia coverage (Citizens bank park) of NY METZ baseball team. Assisted TD and TV truck.


Independent Consultant for multimedia project development 2006-present.
Clients include several media marketing firms and performance groups.

Trocadero Theater- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2005-2006
Production Manager and Engineer for world-renowned concert venue. Managing and scheduling of entire production staff; advancing technical requirements for upcoming events; overseeing equipment maintenance and repair; direct liaison with Special Event Clients, Artists, Label Representatives, Investors, and Visiting Production Crews; preparing numerous presentations for Industry Leaders on budgeting and staffing.


Production Black book- 2006-present
Author of production textbook covering proper Audio/Visual execution in today’s concert and event industries.

Animal Kingdom-.on location 2006
Senior sound editor and production consultant for feature length film by Andrew Repasky McElhinney. Compiling over 70 hours of location audio; consulting with director on all audio maters concerning location, ADR, and foley requirements; advising numerous budgeting and editing solutions; and supervising final audio continuity. Scored several pieces for the film. Currently preparing 5.1 for DVD release scheduled fall 2007.

Showcase Underground- Tri-state area 2004-2006
Post engineer in charge of finalizing over 30 concerts for DVD production; data retrieval from corrupted drives; complete re-mastering and mixing of multi-track files into 5.1-surround and stereo foldown.

Elektroworx Studios- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania fall 2002-present
Project manager for pre and post production facility.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania summer 2004
Teacher for intensive summer film program. Worked with children ages 12-16 with a strong focus on ADR and Foley. Our finished film, Philadelphia Freedom, was aired nationally on PBS and Lifetime.

Media Star Promotions- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2002-2003
Production assistant for marketing firm. Set up of lights, props and Audio/Visual systems for dynamic touring marketing events.

Clear Channel Communications- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania summer-fall 2002
Monitor engineer for Theater of living Arts venue. Engineer for numerous national and international acts; worked directly with artists and management; maintained and repaired mixing consoles and leads.

4mc Post- London, UK 2000-2002
Assistant in ADR department. Worked directly with clients and engineers on several major productions including “Lord of the Rings” and “Mission Impossible 2”. Clients included BBC, Sony, Warner and more.

Sound On Sound - Swedesboro, New Jersey 1997-1999
Monitor engineer for a vast array of local and national acts. Designed stage layout and customized sound fields; analyzed and performed technical repairs on all audio components.

American Family Theater - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September-November 1997
Technical director for touring theater production. Engineered live sound and maintained production equipment.

Education

Art Institute of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1994 - 1997
Specialized Degrees in Entertainment Business/Marketing and Multi-Media Engineering.
Graduated with honors.
Additional training in numerous production systems

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