Tips from a top Hillsong Engineer.
1. Be approachable!
Build relationships with the team on stage. Learn to work in context of service outcomes and consider the needs of the wider creative team.
Example: if a mix needs to sound like something other than what you are creating, be open to dialogue and understand that your work is meant to enhance/support what is happening on platform. It’s ok if a mix ends up sounding different than what you originally intended it to be.
2. Do your preparation.
Hunt down information for the service and get the gear ready to be used.
Example: Familiarise yourself with creative briefs, rehearsal schedules, run-sheets, cast, artists etc. Learn how to effectively translate this info into relevant tech info like patch-lists, console set-up, mic allocations etc…