Beckett Johnson

Technical Director/ Scenic Designer/ Lighting Designer/ Stage Manager

Design Portfolio

Work History

Work History
Feb 2006 - Present

Theatre Technician/ Technical Director

San Dieguito Union High School District, La Costa Canyon High School
  • Instructed courses in the elements of design and technical theatre for youth, age fourteen and older. Mentored students in play production, design, construction, stage management, sound and lighting operation.
  • Provided technical theatre expertise and assistance to staff, students and community groups in the use of the theater.
  • Performed a variety of technical work such as: operating, repairing, maintaining and rigging theatrical equipment.

May 2013 - Present

Lead Entertainment Technician

LEGOLAND California Resort
  • Technical show and event support at LegoLand California Resort

  • Run Audio, Lighting and Special Effects for live seasonal shows in the theme park and at the hotel
  • Preset Props and inspect stage areas for safety
  • Trouble shoot equipment problems at the 4d theater, Lego Movie Experience sound stage, and other various park venues and attractions as needed
  • Prepare and Set up equipment for Events and Meetings
    Design elements of new shows and events as needed
  • Lead other Entertainment and Events Department MCs in daily tasks and operations
Oct 2003 - Aug 2009

Stage Manager, Designer, Technical Conservatory Instructor

Alaska Theatre of Youth
  • Developed a curriculum, planned and scheduled a five-week course in the elements of design and technical theatre for youth, age twelve and older. Mentored students in play production, design, stage management, sound and lighting operation.
  • Taught classes in stage management, design, electrics, carpentry, rigging, sound engineering, costuming, theatre terminology, communication and safety.
  • Designed lights for four shows in two theaters and the repertory lighting plots for the festival of plays.
  • Production Stage Managed summer conservatory and other main season productions.
  • Designed and built scenery and props.

Technical Theatre Conservatory: A ninety hour intensive course in technical theatre held over three weeks. The course is followed by the production of 8 shows in two theaters over two weeks in which the students work as carpenters, painters, lighting operators, sound operators, stage managers, assistant stage managers, and stage crew members in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

Mar 2000 - Jun 2004

Production Stage Manager

Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy
  • Organized, planned and supervised all production related events, including load in and out of lighting, scenic elements, and other various materials.
  • Recruited, hired, trained and supervised all technical staff, security and volunteers.
  • Managed production needs during performances, gave entrance warnings, lighting, sound, and fly cues.

May 2003 - Aug 2003

Stage Manager Intern

National Repertory Orchestra
  • Assisted in management of daily operations, scheduled crew assignments and supervised crew.
  • Drove and loaded equipment and percussion to tour venues and storage facilities via 18’ box truck.
  • Stage-managed performances in home and tour venues the last half of the season.

Education

Education
Aug 1996 - Aug 2004

Theatre Arts

University Of Alaska, Anchorage

126 Total Credits, 72 semester credits completed in Theatre Related Courses

:Introduction to Theatre, Acting I, Acting II: Movement for the Actor, Voice for the Actor, Playwriting Workshop, Representative Plays II, History of Theatre I, History of Theatre II, Costume Design and Construction I, Theatre Production Techniques, Stage Craft I, Stage Craft II, Props and Special Effects, Scene Design, Scene Design II, 3d Fabrication, Sound Design for Theatre, Lighting Design, Advanced Lighting Design, Stage Management, Independent Study: Stage Management, Directing I, Directing II, Theatre Practicum: Technical, Advanced Theatre Practicum: Technical

Conferences Attended:

2015 Tech Olympics Team Coach, Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival: Fullerton, California

2014 Tech Olympics Team Coach, Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival: Fullerton, California

2013 Tech Olympics Team Coach, Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival: Fullerton, California

2012 Attendee, United States Institute for Theatre Technology Conference & Stage Expo: Long Beach, CA

2012 Judge, California State Thespian Society Festival: Ontario, California

2012 Tech Olympics Team Coach, Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival: Fullerton, California

2011 Tech Olympics Team Coach, Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival: Fullerton, California

2010 Judge, California State Thespian Society Festival: Ontario, California

2009 Attendee, Worship Facilities Conference and Expo: Long Beach, California

2009 Judge, California State Thespian Society Festival: Ontario, California

2008 Judge, California State Thespian Society Festival: Ontario, California

2007 Attendee, San Diego Educational Theatre Association Conference: San Diego, California

2007 Judge, California State Thespian Society Festival: Ontario, California

2007 Attendee, United States Institute for Theatre Technology Conference & Stage Expo: Phoenix, Arizona

2006 Attendee, San Diego Educational Theatre Association Conference: San Diego, California

2004 Design Entrant, American College Theatre Festival, Northwest Drama Conference: Moscow, Idaho

2001 Design Entrant, American College Theatre Festival, Northwest Drama Conference: Anchorage, Alaska

Awards and Honors:

2001 Outstanding Contribution to UAA Theatre and Dance from UAA Theatre Department

2001 Best Student Technician from UAA Theatre Department Students

2001 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Award for Stage Management, Grapes of Wrath

Assistantships:

F 2003      Teaching Assistant, Stage Management

S 2003      Publicity Assistant,  Theatre and Dance Department

F 2000      Grader,  Introduction to Theatre

Skills

Skills
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Computers

PC(Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8) and Mac OS literate, type 55wpm, 10-key, Vector Works 2008, Sketch up, Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Garage Band, Audacity, Studio One, LiteWrite 4.0, Finale Notepad, Open Office and Microsoft Office 2011 (Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point, Front Page, Access).

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Light Boards and Special Equipment

ETC EOS, ION,  Element, Nomad, ETC Expression, Express, ETC SmartFade,SmartFade ML, ETC Idea, Colortran Compact Elite, Colortran Innovator, Strand Light Palette, Leprechaun, Xenon SuperTrooper Spotlights, Data Flash strobe lights, Rosco chemical and dry ice foggers, color scrollers, gobo rotators, moving head and mirror lights, misc. video equipment, LCD and slide projectors.

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Audio Mixers
Mackie CFX16.mkII, Mackie 1202-VLZ Pro, Mackie 1642-VLZ Pro, Mackie CR-1604, Mackie PPM 408M, Mackie SR24-4 VLZ PRO,  Allen and Heath GL2400-32, Allen and Heath ML3000-32
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Other Related

Carpentry, hand and machine sewing, foam carving, wire feed arc welding, cooking, hand and computer drafting, model building, drawing, painting, web development, speak and read German, play piano, guitar, bass, clarinet, harmonica, sing and read music .