Dave England

2D & 3D CAD Draughtsman - Production Carpenter

I am a freelance CAD draughtsman and production carpenter with over 25 years of experience working in the theatre, film, TV, and corporate event industries.

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EXPERIENCE

Freelance CAD Draughtsman

Event Support UK

March 2016

Contact: Andy Rungen.

Job

  • Amaluna - Cirque du Soleil @ Royal Albert Hall

Role

On site to check that the 3D CAD drawing matched what had been installed. Including set location and truss tension line fixing points at various points and levels within the hall.

 

Thunderbird Scenery

June – September 2015

Contact: Giles Ranger.

Job

  • Re-fit at Club Chemistry in Canterbury

Role

On site survey of two floors and production of 2D plans, 3D visuals and CAD drawings from design sketches.

 

Factory Settings Limited

September 2014 - February 2016

Contact: Will Jackson, Fiona Ryan.

Jobs

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, Natural History Museum (PM Toby Albrow)
  • Children's Gallery, National Maritime Museum (PM Adam Douglas)
  • Mother Goose, Hackney Empire.
  • Beauty & the Beast, Theatre Royal Stratford East.
  • Wild Duck, The Barbican Theatre.
  • Defining Beauty, The Body in Ancient Greek Art, The British Museum, (PM Toby Albrow)
  • Sunken Cities: Egypt's lost worlds, The British Museum (PM Sam Martin)

Role

An additional member of the draughting team, working remotely after going to initial production meetings for each project. Producing workshop construction drawings (including CNC components), theatre ground plans, elevations and 3D visuals from the design drawings, models and visuals.

 

VS Creative

August 2014 & July 2015

Contact: Victoria Swift, Andy Peat, Andy Rungen.

Job

  • Summer Party 2014 at High Cannons
  • Summer Party 2015 at High Cannons

Role

Collating and amending design site plans, production of plan details for site mark out and Council Health and Safety requirements. Also one of a team of four on site production managers.

 

Pulse Group

June – August 2014

Contact: Kevin Peacock, Steve Squires.

Job

  • Bentley Motor Show Stand, Moscow Motor Show.

Role

Production of new and collation of existing, design intent drawings, General Assembly, plans, elevations and details of various elements for workshop costing and build.

July 2014

Contact: Josh Chapman, Steve McIntyre.

Job

  • Emirates Lounge, Parc Des Princes.

Role

Production of design intent drawings, General Assembly, plan, and elevations from design visuals.

October - November 2013

Contact: Kevin Peacock, Dan Rees..

Job

  • Bentley Motor Show Stand, Dubai and China Motor Shows.

Role

Production of new and collation of existing, design intent drawings, General Assembly, plans, elevations and details of various elements for workshop costing and build.

 

Splinter Scenery

January - March 2014

Contact: Alec Graham.

Job

  • 'Brassed Off' touring set
  • 'Wonderful Tennessee' (Lyceum Sheffield)
  • 'View from a Bridge' (Liverpool Playhouse).

Role

Production of workshop construction drawings (including CNC components) from design drawings and model.

 

Smyle

July - August 2013

Contact: Adam Baker.

Job

  • Blackberry

Role

Production of plan, elevation and 3D views of construction intent drawings for workshop costing from design visuals.

 

Stage One Creative Services

March - May 2012

Contact: Hugh Ellis.

Job

  • Olympic Media Center, TV studio sets for Fox TV and China TV.

Role

As an additional member of the draughting team, producing workshop construction drawings (including CNC components), ground plans, elevations and 3D visual drawings.

Workshop and On-site Production Carpenter

Various Set Building & Production Companies

April 2008 - Present day

Including

  • Alternative Element
  • Blackfriars Scenery
  • Steel the Scene
  • Smyle
  • Scott Fleary
  • Set Square Staging
  • Scenex
  • Diagon
  • Miraculous engineering
  • Blue Reef
  • Frames
  • LAMDA
  • Thunderbird Scenery

Partner

Steel the Scene

2002 - 2008

Contact: Barry Ashwick, Paul Ashwick.

Role

Initially as workshop and site carpenter but moved over to full time CAD draughting for the last 4-5 years of my time with the company. Since I left I have returned as both a freelance draughtsman and carpenter.

Production Manager

Mercury Theatre Colchester

June - December 1995

Master Carpenter

Theatre Royal Stratford East

June 1991 - June 1995

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