Newsletter Issue | 01.2019
| Show Calling Exposure |
Show calling is a specialised yet often overlooked field within live event production. Team dB’s Rusa Reinhordt and Fellemon Ndongo are passionate show callers, so they jumped at an opportunity to latch onto seasoned theatre- & events specialist, Vanessa Nicolau, as she prepared to stage Jo’burg Ballet’s production of ‘Cinderella’, at The Teatro at Montecasino in South Africa during December 2018.
“With corporate events you only call the show once and it’s done. In the theatre, the show needs to be called many more times, sometimes with a different cast and crew. I find this insight very valuable and will certainly apply it when calling shows in future,” explains Rusa. “Theatre show calling has far more cues than any corporate event I have worked on, so I loved learning what all the cues are for and why they are important,” continues Rusa.
“As a theatre practitioner even outside of dB Audio Namibia, I cannot express how valuable this experience has been”, adds Fellemon.
Thank you Vanessa Nicolau Theatre & Events for supporting the Namibian industry through this valuable exposure!
| Exposure with PRG Gearhouse |
Four of Team dB’s department seniors spent the month of November 2018 in the UAE where they gained maximum experience from a job attachment with PRG Gearhouse. As the Middle East’s longest serving provider of technical event support, our team was privileged to gain valuable, hands-on experience working on very exciting, high-end projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
“I am a Grand Prix fan, so working on the Abu Dhabi Formula One was a dream come true,” enthuses Gillroy Barmann.
“What struck me was how developed the country is. There is wi-fi literally everywhere, and it doesn’t matter where you need to set up, there will be a 3-phase power socket in the vicinity,” explains Edison Matuzee.
Rubben Makuku highlights the cities they visited: “Everything is so well designed and beautiful, it almost feels like you’re in a sci-fi movie!”.
For Gerhardus Engelbrecht, the people’s friendliness stood out. “Not only were we treated very well by PRG Gearhouse, but even going to a shop you experience customer service like I have never seen before”. Thank you PRG Gearhouse for this incredible opportunity!