Day in The Life of Dominique Baskerville, Project Manager at Nvision360 Productions

November 6, 2023

When there is an event attendees seldom understand the many things it takes to make that event become a fresh and exciting memory. Long after the host and designer have finished their master plan, things are tabled until just before showtime and this is when the skeleton of the event is created.

When there is an event attendees seldom understand the many things it takes to make that event become a fresh and exciting memory. Long after the host and designer have finished their master plan, things are tabled until just before showtime and this is when the skeleton of the event is created.

There is an extensive item list that must be assembled to make the vision come to fruition. The item list is studied by the project manager whose task is to source and find each item to make sure the event will have all of the needed pieces to become a direct reflection of the planner’s vision.

Nvision360 Productions, Dominique Baskerville Project manager springs into action. Days before the event he orders the items they don’t currently have on hand so that they arrive just before the show. Studying the planning list and blueprint he assembles the basic parts needed for the event in the warehouse to make sure the major components are available and will work in the prescribed settings. Using calculators to measure out the proper distances of needed extension cords, audio cables and poles needed to hang draperies in the lengths needed, he starts filling the road cases with lights, cords and assets, the small details of the event that bring it to life.

Once the road cases are filled, Dominique tests the amount of cases and properly estimates the size of truck needed to carry all the items to the event in as few trucks as possible

The trucks get rented and they are loaded so that the first items needed at the desired location are loaded last into the truck, so they can be first off the truck to make the unload and assembly process as efficient as possible.

Once at the scene Dominique is able to position each road case near the approximate location where they will be opened, unloaded and its components assembled.

From speakers to projectors, screens and video walls the items are meticulously placed as per the blueprints for the event. On these locations Dominique is tasked with improvising when the unexpected happens such as outlet locations are imperfect. Parts planned for have to be moved for practical or safety reasons or any hundred other reasons that happen at special events.

Once the items are placed the dressings must be applied whether it is duvetyne cloth, gaffers tape or zip ties, these things are applied to make the show appear seamless.

The show items are tested. White gaffers tape applied and with permanent marker things get labeled. The team running the event is shown how the items work and where they work during the event.

Then the waiting begins… Hours shrink to minutes then seconds as the team springs into action following the stage/event list making sure to hit each mark at the right time so that the audience or attendees are immersed in an environment with minimal distractions making the show a success.

Dominique spends lots of time in the background, waiting in the wings with a skillful hand to make sure that the show runs without deviations from its scheduled plan. When the event is successful people will never know he has been there working feverishly to make sure everything went according to plan.

Dominique Baskerville, the project manager at Nvision360 Productions. Dominique’s meticulous planning and execution involve assembling a comprehensive item list, sourcing necessary materials, and strategically loading trucks for efficient unloading and assembly on-site. He adapts to unexpected challenges and ensures seamless preparations, from equipment setup to dressing and testing. Dominique’s expertise ensures a smooth event execution, with the customer blissfully unaware of the dedicated work happening behind the scenes. After the event, he remains prepared for the efficient teardown and storage of all assets, ready for the next occasion.

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