Stuart Gilchrist

Freelance Music Producer & Audio Editor

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Location:Garner, North Carolina, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/stuartgilchrist
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Objective
To secure a long term working relationship that will utilize my comprehensive audio engineering background.

Experience
Chickenwire Studios/DBP LLC • Stantonsburg, NC
1989(relocated 2006) – Present
RECORDING, MIX, and LIVE EVENT AUDIO ENGINEER (A1), EVENT PRODUCTION MANAGER, TOUR MANAGER
? Practicing audio engineer (A1) at public, private, and corporate live events of small to large scale nationwide since 1985.
? Owner and early adopter of Avid ProTools digital audio workstation technology for in demand professional recording facility. Engineered, edited, mixed, and produced commercially available recordings and also operate in the roles of chief recording mixer/engineer/technician, as executive producer on all projects, facility manager, performed staff management and development activities and approved/directed equipment acquisitions. Current projects include mastering live event recordings for high quality internet audio stream broadcast.
? Full service, freelance live event production specialist and audio authority. Developed and directed staff elements, of up to twenty staffers, for live events attended by thousands.
? Performed as live event production/crew manager, promoter representative, stage/crew manager, tour/crew manager, house audio engineer at small to large scale venues and events nationwide for a wide variety of clients, as member of artist touring company, for hire live event service company, and on a per live event freelance member of staff.
? Advanced skill in live event advance work, set up and operation of equipment by Soundcraft, Allen & Heath, Yamaha, Mackie, TASCAM, AVID, TC Electronics, Aphex, Waves, Lexicon, RANE, DBX, BSS (Soundweb), Shure, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, JBL, Meyer, and other high end manufactures of equipment predominantly used in live event production and A/V applications.
? Former co-owner of sound equipment rental, system design, and commercial installation company that successfully provided a client base of educational institutions contracted live event seasonal services and music venues cost effective audio system design, installation, and live event operation on a contract basis.
? Adept at intermediate stagecraft, stage lighting techniques and operation of lighting equipment by high end manufactures such as ETC (Source 4), Strong Entertainment Lighting (Super Trooper), and Altman for example.
? Held budgetary responsibility for equipment acquisition, facility and property maintenance, and live event production budgets.
? AES member
? daily user of Apple OS, Avid ProTools, Window OS, Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, OpenOffice and experience with Final Cut Pro

Muzak LLC. • Raleigh, NC
2009-2010
SERVICE AND INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN
? Certified, by Muzak LLC, in service, operation, tuning, and installation of low voltage, distributed audio and complex A/V systems for corporate clients well as QSR drive thru audio and timer systems.
? Maintained, repaired, tuned, and installed professional audio and A/V systems for commercial, retail, restaurant, and industrial applications.
? Maintained, repaired, and installed drive thru systems for the QSR industry.
? Maintained and repaired video systems for commercial, retail, and restaurant applications.
? Familiarity with HDMI.
? Maintained and documented OTR daily service route collectively with scheduling department. Inventoried and acquired service van stock from central warehouse, and documented vehicle maintence.
? Developed direct customer loyalty in designated service area
? daily user of MS Outlook and Internet Explorer

Hobbs Properties, Inc • Raleigh, NC
2007-2008
PROPERTY MANAGER, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
? Direct point of contact for over 100,000 square feet of office space and commercial property.
? Conducted personal daily contact with tenants, both corporate and governmental, direction of staff, and coordination of vendors relating to property operations.
? Assisted in tenant satisfaction resulting in increasing occupancy, completed tenant upfit work
? Project manager for governmental agency tenant upfit project for 15,000 sq ft of ‘class A’ commercial office space. Directed tenant upfit project meetings with tenant representatives, vendors, and suppliers; work site direction and coordination of vendors and suppliers for project. Worked under limited time frame (45 days) for planning and execution with limited budget for 15,000 sq ft tenant upfit project. Project was completed in 17 days, under budget, and to tenants’ complete satisfaction.
? Research feasibility and create budget proposals for acquisition and development of capital assets.
? Developed, placed and maintained marketing materials for commercial properties, assisted in developing capital improvement plans and budgets, also managed plans and held budgetary responsibility for tenant upfit projects for commercial properties.
? Create presentation materials including set up of PowerPoint presentations for capital improvement projects.
? Utilized MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Project, Outlook, and Internet Explorer

Western & Southern Financial Group • Kinston, NC
2006
SALES REPRESENTATIVE
? North Carolina licensed life, accident, and health agent.
? Successfully advised clients on insurance needs and options resulting in closing new product sales.
? Rewarded for excellent phone communication skills during training.
? Utilized MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Internet Explorer

Piedmont Basic Services, LLC • Charlottesville, VA
OWNER-OPERATOR
1999-2006
? Responsible for daily operations of a $1,000,000 business providing legal services to central Virginia including marketing, customer interaction, routing, scheduling, staff development and direction, service, along with property and facility management. Developed and executed business model, plan, and marketing budgets as an owner operator.
? Directed shutting down operations of an operating legal litigation services business while transitioning clients to new corporate entity with out any interruption to statewide litigation service activities.
? Successfully closed new service contracts worth 1.2 million dollars
? Oversaw creation of proprietary database and document creation system running on Window OS
? Managed, developed and trained OTR service route staff
? Researched and developed continuity of legal process plan during business operations transition to newly developed business model and marketing plan.
? Direct government and citizen liaison
? Utilized MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Project, Outlook, and Internet Explorer

Red Light Management, LLC • Charlottesville, VA
1993-1999
EXECUTIVE PERSONAL ASSISTANT
? Live event production/ technical/crew manager and promoter representative for in-house live events attended by thousands including Van Rypers Music Festival (precursor to Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival) 1993-1994, Charlottesville Downtown Amphitheater (now Charlottesville Pavilion), Crozet Country Music Festival (now Crozet Music Festival)), properties, and facilities.
? Developed and oversaw artist endorsement arrangements with manufactures, digital recording archival procedures, and live event production advance preparations.
? Held budgetary responsibility for equipment acquisition, facility and property maintenance, and live event production budgets.
? Created daily ticketing revenue report and ticketing outlet direct contact.
? Designed musical artist location recording system and archival regime, negotiated and maintained musical artist endorsement relationships with equipment manufactures and service providers, and facilitated artist merchandise logistics.
? Directly provided owner with full range of corporate and artist management assistance as directed.
? Daily user of Apple OS, Outlook, Netscape, Avid ProTools

Education
CONSERVATORY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES • Phoenix, AZ
Studio Engineering Certification
1991

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE • Henniker, NH
Business Major—Advertising Concentration
1984 – 1985
Skills (2) Rating
Music Production
Audio Editing