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
  • 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

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

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


  • 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

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


  • 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.

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