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Senior Audio Visual Technician/ A1 Audio Engineer

United States
March 25, 2011

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David LaVine

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Somerville, MA 02144




To obtain a challenging position in the field of audio/visual and event technology utilizing my extensive technical experience and excellent customer service skills.


• Over 13 years of experience in the professional audio, video, lighting, rigging, and computer technology field.

• A1 audio engineer, and V1 on many high profile large scale events and extensive experience with all aspects of audio and video particularly in a corporate hotel/convention AV setting.

• Proficient in a wide variety of industry standard equipment including line arrays, monitors, digital & analog consoles, outboard processing, loudspeaker managment systems, wireless microphone systems, clearcom, telephone audio interfaces, Crestron, Polycom, Barco/Folsom switchers, projectors, broadcast quality cameras, and much more.

• Proficient on both PC & Mac platforms, and industry software such as Powerpoint, and MS Office.

• Self-motivated leader that can work independently on projects, as well as a team player working together towards a common goal.

• Adapts quickly to new systems and information and posesses excellent multitasking, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

• Dedicated to providing the highest standard of quality & fulfillment to a wide range of clients.



4/05-1/11 Senior Audio Visual Technician /Event Technolgy Specialist I

• Senior audiovisual technician at PSAV properties ranging from boutique five star to large convention style hotels.

• Promoted to ETS I in April 2010 as the region’s leading audio engineering specialist.

• Worked as A1 or V1 on many large events with fortune 500 companies and other high profile clients including ebay, Microsoft, Pfizer, JP Morgan, Fidelity, John Hancock, HP, Metlife, GE, Starwood. Etc.

• Provide outstanding customer service and technical deployment in these high end, high profile locations.

• Primary individual responsible for seting-up, operating, and striking advanced level A/V equipment.

• Set-up and make sure presentations and all event technology is working properly on events.

• Lead and train other technicians on the floor, assuring proper set-up of AV equipment, and that standards are being met.

• Frequently interact with clients to assure that their needs are being met; often providing on the spot execution of solutions.

• Upsell A/V equipment to clients as needed, and update Helios cover sheet entry system with changes.

• Occasionally travel to other PSAV hotel locations to provide temporary assistance as needed for specific high end events to ensure show success and client satisfaction.

• Ability to work off a ryder, and have mixed FOH and monitors for entertainers such as Bobby Mcferin, Dana Carvey, Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters, members of the Boston Pops, and many more.

• Attended and completed various company training seminars and classes led by leading industry manufactures and vendors such as VER, Barco, Sure, & EAW.


11/03-03/05, Audio Visual Lead Technician

• Lead A/V staff in successful operations of over $1.5 million in audio visual equipment across 72,000 sq. ft. convention hotel.

• Work directly with the conventions and catering department to coordinate A/V set ups for various functions.

• Responsible for the setting up, rigging, operating, and breaking down of all audio visual equipment throughout the hotel and its 22 meeting rooms.

• Pre-plan with clients and attend BEO meetings to determine the technical requirements, appropriate A/V equipment and proper setup based on the event.

• Secure and keep all of the A/V equipment organized and well maintained.

• Perform system diagnostics and minor repairing of equipment when in need.

• Develop complex set-ups and solutions for different types of clients and handle all logistical concerns.

• Evaluate and implement new techniques and equipment by establishing relationships with manufacturers and vendors.


10/99-1/04 Chief Audio/Video Engineer

• Responsible for overseeing all in-house, on-site A/V engineering, and technical support in a fastpaced corporate environment.

• Engineering and maintaining video, audio, and computer systems.

• Upgrading computer hardware and software; troubleshooting and diagnosing any system problems and implementing solutions.

• Designed, built, and wired a custom 4-way video duplication system which greatly improved quality, efficiency, and output of products.

• Coordination and supervision in the production of all the audio and video projects.

• Audio mastering, audio/video transfering, duplication, interfacing of various types of professiona audio and video equipment.

• Recording voice-overs, audio encoding to various formats, & digital editing.

• Established production quality standards, operating procedures, methods and policies.

• Trained and supervised all new employees in the audio/video department.

• Responsible for handling technical support and customer service issues with clients.

• Evaluated all in-house audio and video masters for discrepancies and of copywritten material.

• Developed and maintained an archiving and organizing system for all audio and video masters.

• Worked on major projects for key clients such as Panasonic, Kraft, TVT Records & Microsoft under strict deadlines.

• Completed the Corporate Advantage Training program, as well as attending various company led educational workshops.


6/98-present, Audio Engineer/Mixer

• Engineer/produce music for independent artists and record labels on many diverse projects.

• Provide on location audio related technical services and consultations.



Bachelor of Science, Sound Recording Technology, May 1998 , GPA 3.1, Dean's List

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