Curriculum Vitae

Justin Farndale

Mob: 07968131022
Experienced Lecturer, Lighting designer, Production Manager, Electrician and Operator.
Key Skills
• Lecturer in Technical Theatre. 

• Extensive Lighting Design with specialist experience of Contemporary Dance. 

• Operation of Wholehog II and III, ETC Desks including Eos and Ion.
• Programming of Qlab 2 and Qlab 3 show control 
including OSC and MIDI triggers.
• Arduino Programming

Employment Details Include
Cutty Sark AV Technician May 2014 – Current employment
Responsible for Lighting and sound within the Cutty Sark Theatre. The exhibition space onboard the Cutty Sark is converted into a theatre for evening performances of comedy, Theatre and cabaret.
Lighting Designer Nov-Dec 2013

Responsible for the Lighting Design and installation of a children’s puppet exhibition at Z-Arts in Manchester. Interactive AV designer using Open framework programming of a depth perception camera.

Barking College 2008 – Current employment
Technical Lecturer for the Production Arts courses at Barking & Dagenham College. Lecture in Lighting & Sound Design, Operational Techniques in conjunction with the Technical Management of Productions. Responsible for managing the Production process within the 390 seat Broadway Theatre for all college productions.

Turtle Key Arts 1993 – 2008
Employed in the capacity of Lighting Designer, Technical Manager and Operator. Work included Lighting Designer for Ockham’s Razor (International Tour), Angika Dance Company, European Tour of “Urban Temple, Bhakti and Ether” (Lighting Designer, “Urban Temple” and Re-lights). Technical Manager and Re-Lights, Lisa Torun Dance Company (European Tour). I have also worked as Lighting Designer and Technical Manager for a variety of Companies visiting the Royal Festival Hall, The Place and QEH. 

Core Creative Mar 2002 – 2005

Employed as Lighting Designer and Project Manager, responsible for the technical provision of large corporate events in the UK and abroad. Responsibilities included Lighting Design, creating the equipment lists from the client brief, supervising Crew, Operating Lx; events included BMW at the NEC Birmingham and Numerous Celebrity parties. 

Princess Cruise Line – Island Princess Jan 2004 – Jul 2004

Employed as Production Manager for Universal Lounge. Duties included Lighting Design of bands and cabaret. Supervising technical set up of production shows for Lounge and other venues as required.

Starlight Design Jun 2001 – 2003
Lighting Designer and Programmer. Installation, programming and operation of various intelligent lighting systems in large venues, both in the UK and in Europe.
Silver Sea Cruise Line Jan 2001 – Aug 2001
Senior Stage Manager. Responsible for all venues onboard Silver Shadow.
Her Majesty’s Theatre Jan – Jun 2000

Deputy Chief Electrician. Main duties included staff management and administration of a large LX crew, electrical maintenance of “Phantom Of The Opera” and the front of house areas. Lighting Designer for Sunday concert productions.
Millennium Dome April – Dec 1999

Employed as a Systems Engineer and Automation Operator. Involved in the development and programming of multiple-axis performer flying Automation Systems. Supervision of winches and drives during loading and testing. Assisted in the mechanical installation of pieces.
London Palladium Apr 1997– April 1999

Moving Light Operator and 1st Dayman on the world premier production of “Saturday Night Fever”. Programmer for over 40 Sunday concerts and television productions. I was also 1st Automation cover.
Chessington World of Adventures Jan – Apr 1998
Lighting Designer and Programmer for park wide exterior lighting and the Circus productions.
Chessington World of Adventures Jan 1997 – Jan 1998
Operator for Circus and Parkwide productions
Garrick Theatre Oct 1995 – Jan 1997
Lighting Operator for National Theatre Production of Inspector Calls


Royal Central College of Speech and Drama 2014 – Current – MA Scenography
Mountview Theatre School – Diploma in Technical Theatre and Design
Westminster College, Paddington, London – City and Guilds 2360, Electrical installation. Pt. 1, Pt. 2.
Stanmore College, London – City and Guilds 7407, Post Compulsory Education.
University of East London – Certificate of Post Compulsory Education
Southbank University – LET Diploma in Architectural Lighting Design

Additional Training
Performer Aerial Rigging Course (Belgium)
Basic Life Support. 
Health and Safety Assessment and Risk Control Procedures.

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