Michael Lounsbery: Light and Sound Designer - After This Because of This

EDUCATION:
MFA in Theatre Design, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN  
BA in Fine Arts, St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT   
 
TEACHING AND TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:

Technical Director, Lighting, Sound Designer, Adelphi University 8/2014-Present
Taught students basic construction techniques and basic stage electricity and operation of lighting and sound system and focus techniques for lighting instruments.  Maintained and helped create budgets for all productions and equipment purchases. Designed lighting and sound for drama presentations. Headed up construction of scenery for all shows.  Supervised props manager and props team for all productions. Maintained and helped create efficient workspaces and performing areas. Worked to create a safer work environment for all workers and students. Taught classes in Sound Design and Theater History and Production.
·       Developed plan and executed creation of sound lab.
·       Introduced Pro-Tools into the theater sound system
·       Introduced Q-Lab into the theater sound system
·       Designed new sound system for the theatre.
·       Created a safer and more efficient lighting system.

TEACHING AND TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:
Technical Director and Lighting Designer, Manhattanvile College,
Purchase, NY          9/04-present
Teach students basic construction techniques, basic stage electricity, Light Design, and operation of lighting and sound system.  Maintain and help create budgets for all productions and equipment purchases. Design lighting and sound for drama presentations and dance concerts.  Construct scenery for all shows.  Supervise props manager for productions.  Oversee operations of box office manager.  Maintain and help create efficient workspaces and performing areas. Work to create a safer work environment for all workers and students.
·       Developed plan and executed creation of sound lab.
·       Introduced Pro-Tools system into the theatre
·       Designed new sound system for the theatre.
·       Created a safer and more efficient lighting system.
·       Increased number of dimmers from sixty to ninety two using portable dimming          system
·       Reorganized space usage to create props and lighting storage area.
·       Helped to develop plan for construction of new theatre
 
Lighting and Sound Supervisor, Smith College Theatre,
Northampton, MA     9/01-5/04
Teach students design, hanging, and operation of lighting and sound systems. Purchase and maintain all lighting and sound equipment. Run light hangs for season shows. Act as Sound Design Supervisor of student designers; consult on independent student projects. Develop and monitor budgets.
·       Developed lighting renovation of theatre, including installation of ETC Unison systems.
·       Renovated sound system in two theatres and designed sound lab
·       Introduced Pro Tools system into theatre
·       Replaced outdated soundboard with new Mackie 16 x 8 board.
·       Replaced outdated speaker wall jacks with Neutrik twist lock.
·       Designed new light lab as part of building renovation project.
 
Theatre Consultant, Mount Mansfield Union High School,
Jericho, VT      2/02
Executed lighting renovation for school theatre, allowing a small low-budget theatre to
have greater production flexibility.  Design included:
·       New ETC 24/48 lighting control board
·       10 Altman 6 X12 360 QX
·       4 CAE Leprecon LD 360 DMX portable dimmers
·       2 front-of-house hanging positions
 
Staff Designer, St. Michael's College,
Colchester, VT      1999–01
·       Solely responsible for designing lights, sets, and sound of all theatre department           productions.
·       Taught Play Production and Theatre Labs 1, 2, and 3
·       Facilitated independent studies in sound and light design
·       Supervised complete renovation of theatre lighting and sound systems.
 
Theatre Consultant, Construction Company Theater
New York City, NY      9/08
Executed lighting renovation for theater, allowing a small low-budget theatre to
have greater production flexibility. 
Design included:

·       Running cable to allow for great distributing of lighting instruments
·       Maintenance on all cable connectors
·       Securing rigging pipes
·       Designing a circuit map to help create a more efficient technical rehearsal process.
 

 
 

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