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Some Tips For Working Efficiently With The House Tech by Owen Whitehead

  • First thing: always remember to be respectful. The house tech has seen all the things that have gone right and wrong in that specific venue. A five-minute conversation can save you hours of aggravation and also brings everyone on your side. Now, you still may want to do things your own way, but giving the five minutes
    brings everyone to your team.
  • Be direct with your demands, questions, and comments, though keep in mind that barking orders usually yields shotty work.
  • Above all, treat them as you’d like to be treated (as is usually the case). I have been on both sides of the situation and the best day is the day where everyone
    is enjoying himself or herself. It doesn’t matter how hard the work is – so long as you’re happy doing it.

Owen Whitehead is Production Manager for Mississauga, ON’s Metalworks Production Group. Visit for more information.

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Andrew King is the Editor-in-Chief at Professional Sound. He is also a co-host of Canadian Musician Radio and NWC Webinars’ series of free music and entertainment industry webinars.
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