Meet the Team

MARK SMITH — owner / engineer / craftsman

28 years experience artistic and mechanical engineering

  • IGX - Video Kiosk design and builds since 2003
  • Trussing & Stage mechanical design & build
  • Electrical design & build for touring and commercial installs
  • Computer, audio and instrument system builds
  • Burning Man - consultant, layout, builder 1998, 2002
  • 12 world tours – agent, performance, equipment design 1987-2002
  • 35 artists albums – live recording, mastering, CD replication
  • Film set consultant – Vampire Diaries, Canada 2009
  • 2D/3D CAD, AutoCad Architectural, SolidWorks Mechanical
  • Musician, songwriter, amateur boat builder - always
    Background
  • Redwood Audio (RAM) 1980-1985 Test and manufacturing consultant, Audio crossover design and production
  • Hewlett Packard 1975-2002, Equipment Development and Human Factors engineering
  • Mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley and Stanford
  • 41 technical certifications

KIP KENT — craftsman

17 years experience building installs, scenery, props, special effects

Exhibits:
IGX - Video Kiosk repair and builds since 2004

Film Sets:
Sphere, What Dreams May Come, Beverly Hillbillies, Scream, Mumford, Grand Avenue, 12 Monkeys, Dreamscape, La Bomba

Television:
Nash Bridges, American Gladiator, The Wonder Years, Dark Justice, Red Shoes Diary

Commercials:

  • Toyota, Mazda, Chrysler, Ford, Toys R Us, Gino’s Pizza Rolls, United Airlines
    Permanent Installs:
  • “Beetle Juice” live show Universal Studios
  • Nintendo and Play Station Props - City Walk Universal Studios
  • Props - Disney Stores
  • “Star Tours” Japan

Scenery Shops:
Scenery West, Cinnabar, Jet Sets, Blue Line

DAVE MONTIJO — consultant, craftsman

20-year member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 16 San Francisco

Management:
2003- Present:  Stage Manager, Herbst Theater,
San Francisco Performing Arts Center, S.F.,CA

Exhibits:

  • IGX - 2003 – Present: Consultant and lead builder of proto-type
    Video Kiosk
  • Supervisor of a I.A.T.S.E 65+ crew for the year-long construction
    and permanent install of "Where The Wild Things Are" at Sony Metreon San Francisco, California
  • FM Productions- Building and installation of various trade show
    sets for such clients as Apple, L.A. Gear, Microsoft, GM,
    as well as stage sets for Pink Floyd, etc.

Film:
Constructed sets for High Crimes, Sweet November, The Other Sister, What Dreams May Come, Father's Day, George of the Jungle, The Rainmaker, A Smile Like Yours, Jack, The Rock, Nine Months, Getting Even with Dad, Golden Gate, Interview with the Vampire, James and the Giant Peach,  So I Married an Axe Murderer, The Joy Luck Club,   Mrs. Doubtfire, The Nightmare Before Christmas,   Basic Instinct, Raising Cain, Sister Act, etc.

San Francisco Symphony:

  • Supervised construction of stage sets for such productions as Sweeney Todd, Candide, Molida.
  • Designed and constructed road cases for many of the Symphony’s priceless instruments for World Tours.

Audio Engineer:
FOH and monitor set up, sound check and live mix

JIM KOHLER — video wizard

15 years experience doing technical stuff way beyond normal people

  • Video management, design, upgrades and maintenance