Résumé & Noteworthy Shows



Charles Fagin



Summary of Qualifications:      

Audio visual engineer with over 17 years experience specializing in live events.

Equipment Proficiencies:

Projectors: Barco, Eiki, Christie, Panasonic, NEC, Sharp, converging, blends and mapping

Video Switchers: Folsom/Barco, Analog Way Di-VentiX II & Accender, Extron and various scalers

Cameras: Analog & digital studio, various HD including robotic, CCU’s and RCP’s

Software: PowerPoint, Keynote, conversion software, Playback Pro, Switcher software, Avenue & Mappio

Signal Flow: Complex configurations utilizing fiber, 5 wire, SDI, HDMI, VGA & DVI over CAT-6

Professional Experience:

Swank Audio Visuals LLC/PSAV St. Louis, Missouri

Video Specialist / May 2005 to present

Set up, operate and maintain the latest video equipment in St. Louis and on the road.

Switching video, camera operation, video playback and record operation, graphics operation/editing/design, video walls and complex projection including converging, blends and mapping

Running general sessions, breakouts and speaker ready rooms

Directing video crews for large and small events

Video conferencing and streaming

Training technicians

Consulting and site visits

Customer service

IATSE Local 143 St. Louis, Missouri

Video Specialist, Former Vice President, Executive Board Member, Contract Committee / May 2003 to present

Working for dozens of Audio Visual Companies doing live events in St. Louis and on the road.

St. Louis Audio Visuals Inc. St. Louis Missouri

Technician / September 2001 - May 2003

Set up, operate and maintain the latest audio and video equipment.

Mixers, compressors/limiters, processors, amps, mics, lighting, data projectors, analog and digital cameras.

Taking customer orders, pulling equipment, delivery, repair, providing customer service on the phone and in the field.

Checking equipment in, training new employees and on call for after hours service.

Coppler Communications St. Louis Missouri

Sound Engineer / March 2001 to September 2001

Mixed sound for Team 11 (ten vocalists).

Traveled for auditions.

Set up and operated ten wireless mics, stage monitors, floor monitors, house sound, 24 channel mixer, EQs, processors and compressors.

Smith Lee Productions St. Louis Missouri

Internship / April 2000 to September 2000

Hands-on experience with the latest recording and editing technology

Setting up the studios and assisting in recording sessions, duplicating, DATs, reels, and music CDs, mixing sound effects, digital editing, fixing cables, maintenance on tape machines and amps, and extensive troubleshooting with Macs.

Sat in on many sessions which included commercials aired on television and radio, instructional CDs and Music Groups.


Webster University, St. Louis, MO

B.S. degree in Audio Production September 2000

Noteworthy Shows

Enterprise, Orlando MCI World Center

I was the lead video engineer in the general session with 12 projectors converged on 6 screens, three cameras, 4 outputs including confidence monitors, recording on 6 DV CAMs, switching with 4 Screen Pro IIs  matrixed with a controller, video playback machines and graphics. This show included complex routing for 6 15 minute turns where the general session changed to three breakouts and back.

American Film Festival/Market, Santa Monica

I was the lead video engineer for four years. I ran a 14 man crew setting and running audio visual for two hotels. At the Lowes we set up and serviced 78 exhibits set in sleeping rooms converted to offices and ran press conferences for 10 days. Next door at the Le Merigo I ran four screening rooms that premiered over 200 films. I worked 234 hours over 14 days the first time I did the show.

Presidential (2004) and Vice Presidential (2008) Debates at Washington University

I ran a 12 man crew in 08 setting up over 100 plasmas and LCDs for the spin room, network correspondent’s rooms and in the debate hall itself.

ANC / America's Center

I converged and blended 10 Panasonic 21k laser projectors on a 160 ft. scrim. Along with maintaining the blend for the week, I did all video playback and shaded 3 cameras. This show included an Andy Grammer concert.

Primarica / Cancun

I operated a grass valley turbo hard drive playback machine with over a hundred video rolls per show. I was also responsible for all the recordings. This event took place in the largest ballroom south of the border.

The Junior League / The Renaissance Grand

I was the Technical Director and ran a crew of 8 for the three day event. I drafted detailed flow sheets, consulted on equipment, and was the main point of contact for everyone involved with AV. This show included an elaborate video setup with a blend.

Wine and Food Festival  / Chase Park Plaza

I switched video and operated robotic cameras for 16 cooking shows over two days. I did this show for four years.

Ted Nugent and Trace Adkins / America’s Center

I was the lead video engineer for two separate concerts in the Ferrara Theater for the NRA, Ted’s portion made national headlines.

Nephrology Convention / America’s Center

I edited 972 presentations in a speaker ready room over a two week period. Nearly every doctor’s presentation needed photos and videos converted to workable formats.


Comic Con St Louis 5 years

Lead video for celebrity panels (large video wall), costume competition, Rocky Horror Picture Show (large video wall) and breakouts.