SPOTLIGHT: VINCENT GREENWOOD
Gearhouse Durban’s Audio Visual Operations Manager may be new to heading up the AV division at Gearhouse South Africa but is certainly no newcomer to the company or to the Audio Visual environment.
As early as 2000, Vincent Greenwood was already freelancing for Gearhouse as an Audio technician “I was resident Gearhouse sound technician at Bargo’s nightclub in Greyville for 2 years, setting up all the mini concerts and DJ events using the grand old Turbosound TMS3’s and working with the likes of Rodriguez, Springbok Nude Girls and Boo,” he explains.
By 2003, however, Vincent had transferred his focus to Video production and was busy creating his first corporate video for ABI. “My passion lies in video editing; I will sit behind an edit-suite and edit all day, given half the chance. I ran my own video production company, Ingeneum between 2010 and 2014 working closely with Gearhouse supplying camera operators together with my services as video editor, camera director, camera operator and AV engineer.”
During this time, he also directed and vision mixed 7 camera’s for the 2013 Top Gear festival at Moses Mabhida stadium; an event which he describes as a having given him not only “excellent onsite experience” but also “more than a few grey hairs”.
At 33, Vincent has extensive knowledge in all things film and video production from stunt work in films like Stander and Glory, Glory through to camera operation, directing and post production. He also admits to be being a serial video game player who loves making movies in his spare time.
He joined Gearhouse on a permanent basis this year; realising that the position offered him a platform to improve on both his own skills and the company’s Audio Visual service offering. His strong belief in people development has him focussing on developing the team to its full potential in both customer service excellence and AV technology, as a priority.
“I intend to make the Durban Audio Visual division better than it has ever been by working more cohesively with the lighting and set disciplines to design awe-inspiring visual shows. I also aim to give the AV division a more media-intensive emphasis by designing and producing content in-house as well as upskilling the crew in all things video and media production. I must confess, I am having a lot of fun in the process, but don’t tell anybody that” he laughs.
A dedicated family man; Vincent lives in Assagay, Durban with “my beautiful wife Debbie and three gorgeous children, Alyx and Ciara (twin girls) and my son Jayme.” He conducts both his private and work life commitments according to his person maxim, which is “Do or do not… there is no try”.
Jul 10, 2014