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Personal information
  Name Johan Söderberg
  Address Gustav Möllers Gata 2b, 211 51 Malmö
  Telephone 040-12 12 22
  Fax  
  Email johan.soderberg@distingo.nu
  Nationality Swedish
  Date of Birth 25-09-63
Work experience
 

Dates from- to

1983-1984
  Name and address of employer Lilla Teatern i Lund (The little theatre, Lund)
  Type of business or sector Theatre
  Occupation or position held Lightdesigner, technical manager
  Main activities and responsibilities

I was tutored for 6 months by my predecessor and thereafter took care of a great deal of minor performances. Responsible for care of the house and its stage and lightdepartment

     
 

Dates from- to

1984-1986
  Name and address of employer Theater Genique.
  Type of business or sector Theatre, Dance, Music
  Occupation or position held Lightdesigner, technical manager
  Main activities and responsibilities

Lightdesign and touringtechnique. Touring in south Sweden, West Germany and Austria with homestage and productionoffice in WestBerlin.

     
 

Dates from- to

1987-1990
  Name and address of employer Freelance
  Type of business or sector Dance & Music performances
  Occupation or position held Lightdesigner
  Main activities and responsibilities

Lightdesign and now and then also touringtechnique and tourplanning. Mainly in Sweden but also occasionally elsewhere.

     
 

Dates from- to

1987-1988, 1990
  Name and address of employer Dansteatern Glashuset, Stockholm
  Type of business or sector Professional Dancecompany
  Occupation or position held Housetechnician & Technical manager.
  Main activities and responsibilities

Lightdesigning guest appearances.
Responsible for care of the house and its stage and lightdepartment as well as touringtechnique and tourplanning

     
 

Dates from- to

1989
  Name and address of employer Svenska Riksteatern (swedens nationwide theatre"
  Type of business or sector Touring Theatrecompany
  Occupation or position held Lightdesigner & lighttechnician
  Main activities and responsibilities

Touring as designer, technician and safety officer.

     
 

Dates from- to

1990-2000
  Name and address of employer Freelance mainly in the northern parts of Sweden.
  Type of business or sector

Theatre, Dance, Music, Exhibitions, congresses, etc. projectmanagement and tourplanning.

  Occupation or position held

Lightdesigner, Technical coordinator, projectmanager, technical consultant, lecturer and course responsible.

  Main activities and responsibilities

Lightdesign, project management, supervising, budgeting. Teaching and educationplanning/development.

     
 

Dates from- to

1998-1999
  Name and address of employer Estetiska programmet, Midgårdsskolan Umeå
  Type of business or sector upper secondary school
  Occupation or position held Teacher in "Teaterproduktion".
  Main activities and responsibilities Teaching in theatre project management artisticly as well as technically
     
 

Dates from- to

1999-07-01...1999-10-31
  Name and address of employer Skånes Dansteater
  Type of business or sector Professional Dance company
  Occupation or position held Technical coordinator, projectmanager.
  Main activities and responsibilities

Coordination, planning, budgeting, negotiation and tourplanning of Sweden and EastAfrican tours.

     
 

Dates from- to

2000-01-01...2001-05-01
  Name and address of employer Dansbiennalen 2001
  Type of business or sector Festival
  Occupation or position held Technical manager
  Main activities and responsibilities budgeting, planning, management, negotiation, personaladministration, supervising.
     
 

Dates from- to

2001-08-01...2002-12-31
  Name and address of employer NorrlandsOperan – Västerbottensmusiken AB
  Type of business or sector Opera, Musical, Music & Danceperformances.
  Occupation or position held

Technical coordinator

  Main activities and responsibilities Projectmanagement, Organizationdevelopment, budgeting, communication, negotiation..
     
 

Dates from- to

2003-06-01...2003-06-25
  Name and address of employer Botnia Musik AB
  Type of business or sector Musicperformances & tours
  Occupation or position held Thetre technical consultant.
  Main activities and responsibilities Compilation of a regional Stage inventory with technical & personell documentation.
     
 

Dates from- to

2003-01-01...
  Name and address of employer Freelance
  Type of business or sector Theatre, Opera, Musical, Music, Dance.
  Occupation or position held Lightdesigner, theatretechnical consultant, tutor, performance photographer & video editor.
  Main activities and responsibilities

I try to keep busy doing performances and stuff that I enjoy doing...Lately its become mainly danceperformancs and some different projectmanagements along with lecturing and development of new educational resources.

Education and training
 

Dates from- to

1981-1983
  Name and type of organisation providing education and training Kristianstad Konstskola (artschool)
  Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered
Studies in art. Practically oriented classes in painting, drawing sculpting etc.
  Title of qualification awarded marks for each year: first year, second year
  Level in national classification
(if appropriate)
 
     
 

Dates from- to

2003-01-01 – 2003-04-10
  Name and type of organisation providing education and training

"The theatres organization, planning and economy for technical supervisors" Dramatiska institutet

  Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered
Organization, Planningtechniques, economy, personaladministration, communication, leadership.
  Title of qualification awarded certificate.
  Level in national classification
(if appropriate)
High school course.
     
 

Dates from- to

2004-01-19...2004-05-19
  Name and type of organisation providing education and training Umeå University, Konstvetenskapliga institutionen
  Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered

General arthistory A Method & theory plus basic arthistory.

  Title of qualification awarded mark. "well approved"
  Level in national classification
(if appropriate)
Highschool level 20p
   
 

Dates from- to

2004-06-14...2004-08-21
  Name and type of organisation providing education and training Luleå/Piteå Tekniska Universitet.
  Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered
MOCAP, Digital movement caption. Tracking, mapping, animation and editing of movement data in 3d environment.
  Title of qualification awarded certificate
  Level in national classification
(if appropriate)
Highschool level 5 p
     
 

Dates from- to

2004-09-01 - 2005-01-21

  Name and type of organisation providing education and training Umeå University, Konstvetenskapliga institutionen
  Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered

General arthistory B

Problematising - engrossing - writing..

  Title of qualification awarded mark. "well approved"
  Level in national classification
(if appropriate)
Highschool level 20p
Personal skills and competences
  Mother tongue Swedish
Other languages
English
  Reading skills Excellent
  Writing skills Excellent
  Verbal skills Excellent
 
German
  Reading skills Good
  Writing skills Good
  Verbal skills Good
Social skills and competences
Living and working with other people, in multicultural environments, in positions where communication is important and situations where teamwork is essential (for example culture and sports), etc.

Twenty years of theatrework is a long and sometimes pretty intense school of social relations.

Last years when I´ve been more of a supervisor I think have been very enrichening. As a freelance designer you´re pretty lonely in a way so I have really enjoyed these years of developing skills in personell administration, organizationtheory, groupdynamics, environmental work, economycontrolling etc...

Organisational skills and competences
Coordination and administration of people, projects and budgets; at work, in voluntary work (for example culture and sports) and at home, etc.

Apart from when its been my maintask to coordinate and organize I´ve also been responsible for that in most other projects but then mainly concerning my small part of the whole.
I run a private firm and I guess that qualifies as a merit in this context. And when it comes to voluntary work I´ve done far too much of that... Right now I´m chairman in two associations.The Swedish lightdesigners Association and Rödåsels bygdegårdsförening. The latter, and quite untranslatable, is an association that arranges cultural activities for the locals in my home- and surrounding villages.

Technical skills and competences
With computers, specific kinds of equipment, machinery, etc. Experienced in the following softwares
  Operative systems.
    Microsoft Windows – Normal userlevel
    Macintosh operative systems 7-10.3– High level
  Text
    Microsoft Word & PowerPoint – Normal userlevel
    Adobe PageMaker – Normal userlevel
    Keynote - Normal userlevel
    Quark Express – Some experience
  Image
    Adobe Photoshop - High level
    Adobe illustrator 7-9 - Normal userlevel
    Claris Works & Apple Works– High level
    Kaydara Motionbuilder 5.5 - Normal userlevel (mocap editing tool. see education..)
  CAD
    VectorWorks 8-11– Normal userlevel
    Claris Cad - High level
    Autocad – Some experience
  Lightdesigning
    Maclux – Designer level
    Wysiwyg – Some experience
  Light and Multimedia programming
    LC Edit (Lanbox) Some experience
    SAM sc (Multimedia) Some experience
    AVAB Safari – Normal userlevel
    Macromedia Director MX - Some experience
  Film
    iMovie – Normal userlevel
    Quicktime – Normal userlevel
  Sound
    Digidesign, Pro Tools – Some experience
  Planningsystems and Database administration & editing
    Microsoft Project – Normal userlevel
    Microsoft excel - High level
    Filemaker Pro 3-6 & developer– Designer level
    Filemaker Pro 7 & developer– High level
  Webpublishing
    Dreamweaver MX– Normal userlevel
  Hardwares
 

I´m very well acquainted with practically anything that may occur in a theatrebuilding from the basement and up...

Artistic skills and competences
Music, writing, design, etc.

As earlier stated I went to artschool 81-83 and lately I´ve studied art in a more theoretical sense at university level. Between 1983 and -89 I had my own studio and tried getting along as a painter with small exhibitions now and then. That never was much of a success, in an economical sense, so I gradually gave the paint brush up for the lightconsole and setdesigning.

I´ve done hundreds of lightdesigns since and that´s now where I express my artistic skills most often. Making pictures in space and time is a hobby as well as a profession i guess.

The 2ds I make nowadays are usually photobased digital stuff. I make posters, press-photographies, videos, dvds etc.for commercial and documentary use.

Other skills and competences
Competences not mentioned above.

Good ability to express myself in words and writing.

Driving licence(s)
 

BECDE – Which means that I may drive professionally and private: a car, a bus, a truck, a car w heavy trailer and a taxi - but not a heavy truck with a heavy trailer

  I also have a paraglidinglicense : )
Additional information
 

I´m since 1988 a happily married husband and now also father of two incredibly fastgrowing children.Ellen & Kalle born 1990 & -94.

I have of course a lot of references if you like but I don´t want to publish their names or addresses on the internet, so please: Send me an Email !

 

 

 

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