Contact:

joehuppert@gmail.com

773-419-9567

 

Specialties: Audio, video and show control design and production for live entertainment.

 

Technical Manager, Audio, Video, Lighting,

Universal Creative

Burbank, CA

2018-Present

Responsible for Audio, Video and Lighting for large, new Universal Studios Hollywood project. 

 

Audio, Video, Lighting, Electrical and FX Manager

The Scenic Route

2017 - 2018,  Pacoima, CA

Manage technical design, integration and deployment of all AVLE elements for new construction of national museum.

Work with vendors under stringent Government procurement rules.  

 

Audio/Video Engineer

TechMD, Inc.

2017, Burbank, CA

Engineer solutions for attractions, including sound, video, lighting and special effects.

Clients included Disney imagineering, Bob Rogers Company, Hettema Group, Rose Bowl and others..

 

Sound and Video Production Supervisor

UCSD Dept of Theater and Dance / La Jolla Playhouse

2007 – 2017,  La Jolla, CA

Supervised sound, video, music and show control elements for all La Jolla Playhouse and the UCSD Dept of Theater and Dance productions. Managed budgets, inventory, acquisitions and staff while producing two overlapping seasons in five shared venues. Working directly with professional, graduate and undergraduate student designers, provided advice, mentorship and execution of sound and video designs within stringent budget and time requirements. Developed custom solutions and used emerging technologies regularly, for both experimental works and Broadway bound productions.

 

Assistant Sound Supervisor

Yale School of Drama

2006 – 2007, New Haven, CT

Plan, advise, install, tune and maintain sound systems for all Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theater performances. Study concurrently for Certificate in Sound Design.

 

Media Designer

Tech Services Co.

1995 – Present, Chicago, San Diego, National

Freelance production in sound, music, show control and video, working with companies such as The Second City, PRG, Jack Morton, Leo Burnett Advertising, Catalyst and Maritz Productions, as well as designing and implementing sound and video for local theaters and concert venues.  

 

Music Director

The Second City

1990-1997, Chicago

Perform on piano and sampler, write original music, lead live bands, score videos.

 

Education

BFA, Theater Studies, The Theatre School at DePaul University, 2004

CTI, Yale School of Drama, Sound Design, 2007

Certified in Medialon, Dante, QSys, Yamaha Digital Consoles

 

Military

US Army, 31S Crypto Ranger

 

 

About:

I design sound, video and technology for live performances and attractions. I do both content (imagery, sounds) and delivery systems (projection, speakers, DSP). 

 

I was educated by the clubs and storefronts of Chicago, the Theatre School at DePaul  University and the Yale School of Drama, then enjoyed several fulfilling years as the Sound and Video Supervisor for La Jolla Playhouse and the UCSD Department of Theater and Dance. 

 

This offered the chance to work with experimental technology and brilliant new minds at UCSD, along with industry leading technology for Broadway bound shows premiered at LJP such as Peter and the Starcatchers, Come From Away, Memphis and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

 

Most recently, I've been based in Burbank and working on theme parks and museums for clients like Disney, BRC, San Diego Museum of Man, Hettema and the National Museum of the U.S. Army. I'm currently delighted to be working on a large, long term project for Universal Studios Hollywood.