Darren Wilson

Technical Stage/ Automation

Student Information


Darren is a Technical Stage graduate with an interest in rigging and automation in the entertainment industry. He thrives in a demanding and fast paced environment, has the ability to work well under pressure, enjoys problem solving and is motivated by achieving the highest possible technical and safety standards.


  • Entertainment rigging 
  • Counterweight and hemp flying 
  • Excellent working knowledge of stage equipment and stage machinery systems. 
  • Automation programming/ operating (Tait eChameleon on Illusionist control desk & Kinesys Vector) 
  • Carpentry and Metalworking (EAL Certificate of Unit Credit- Manual MIG Welding) 
  • Expertise in the safe operation and maintenance of hand and power tools and the appropriate use and inspection of personal protective equipment.  
  • Experience with working at height and work positioning equipment. 
  • Knowledge of current health and safety legislation and experience in creating risk assessments, production manuals and other health and safety documents. 
  • Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Certificate 
  • The ability to draw, read and interpret plans using Vectorworks & AutoCAD 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office package, One Drive and Teams.  
  • Clean UK driving licence 


FOH Truss Rigging

Temporary Venue Rig

Rope Access Work

Tracking Backdrop Flats (The Speculator)

Working at Height

Organiser Trolley Build

Automation Programming

Into the Woods Rigging

Into the Woods Automation Control


Darren's Introduction

Into the Woods - Flying sequence