Michael “Woody” Woods

MZW Productions LLC

 

FOH AUDIO ENGINEER / PRDUCTION MANAGER  PROJECT MANAGEMENT / AUDIO PRODUCT EXPERT

Leading Through Example

 

SUMMARY

Seeking a responsible position with successful company / Artist  as FOH / Mon Engineer in the audio industry and or as Production Manager, account executive and or product specialist.  I have many years of expierence in FOH and Monitor mixing as well as system engineering for large and small festivals, casinos amd corporate events.  I have  relationships with accounts all across the country  from Production sales, engineering, production management, project manager, crew chief, advance man to audio engineering I do it all.

 

Talented, results-driven and versatile with a record of success with festivals, casinos and corporate events requiring an in-depth knowledge and solid experience with digital and analog consoles, as well as speaker and DSP systems. Current product knowledge of Pro Audio, Lighting, and Video hardware and software  including both live and installed music. Magnificent productions have been staged for concerts, casinos, theatre’s and corporate venues.

 

  • Country USA – Oshkosh, WI.   FOH / Systems Engineer, Crew Chief.  – 2010-2013

  • The Buffalo Chip – Sturgis, SD.  FOH / Systems Engineer, Crew Chief.   – 2011-2013

  • ROCK USA – Oshkosh, WI.  FOH / Systems Engineer, Crew Chief.   – 2011-2013

  • Talking Stick Casino - Scottsdale, AZ. FOH / Systems Engineer, Crew Chief – 2010-Current

  • Comerica - Phoenix AZ - Phoenix , AZ. FOH / Systems Engineer some Live Nation Shows 2010-Current

  • Ak-Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ. FOH / Systems Engineer some Live Nation Shows 2013-Current

  • The Good Life Festival – San Tan, AZ FOH / Systems Engineer, Crew Chief – 2011-2013

  • Salt River Field Concert Series – Scottsdale, AZ.  FOH / Systems Engineer, Crew Chief – 2012-2013

  • Chase Field – Phoenix, AZ Many Coorporate Events -2012-Current

  • DAA Rock N Roll Sale – Spokane WA, El Paso TX, Seattle WA – FOH / Systems Engineer - 1998-Current

  • Darrington Classic Rock Festival - Darrington, WA.  FOH / Systems Engineer 1997-2004

  • Many Corporate Events - General Sessions, Breakouts, Gala's, With and without Live Music Events - 1995-Current

  • 2014 Country Summer Festival - Santa Rosa CA.  PM / FOH / Systems Engineer 2014

  • Portland Art Museum - Portland Oregon Audio Tech 2016 to Current

 

Highly focused on organizational presentations while positively impacting bottom line and group performance. Engaged repeatedly for some of the most respected gatherings in the world; The Buffalo Chip Sturgis Rally, Country and Rock USA, Microsoft Summits, ESPN and multiple Grammy Winning performers.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

MZW Productions LLC  -    Portland OR - 1998 - Present

A full service Live Audio Engineering and production, Lighting, Video, Staging and Project Presentation Firm

FOH or Monitor Audio Engineering - Live and Corporate Event Production's including audio, video, lighting as well as Systems Engineering.

  • FOH / Monitor / Production Manager / Tour Manager / Project Manager / SR Account Executive

  • L-Acoustic K1, K2, KUDO and V-DOSC Technician (ST) – Soundvision and LA-Network trained

  • Shure Axient Certified

  • JBL Vertec and VTX Trained

  • SSL Live Console Training

  • USA Current Passport

  • Production Manager - FOH and Monitor Engineer – Systems Engineer – Crew Chief

 

Portland Art Museum - Portland OR - 2016 to current

  • Part Time Audio Tech / AV Tech

 

Clearwing Productions  -  Phoenix, AZ   -   2009 – 2011

Production audio, video, and lighting as well as systems design, installation, and service.

  • Account Manager / Production Manager / Project Manager /  Audio Engineer

  • L-Acoustic K1 and V-DOSC Technician (ST)

  • Arizona CDL Class A Drivers License / USA Current Passport

  • Production Manager - FOH and Monitor Engineer / Systems Engineer

 

MZW Productions LLC  -  Marysville, WA  -  1995 - Present

A full service Live Audio, Video, Presentation, Staging and Project Presentation Firm

  • Owner / Designer / Production Manager / FOH / Monitor / Project Manager / Systems Engineer 

  • Designer of Audio, Lighting, Acoustic Treatment and Video Systems for some of the most respected companies in the promotions and entertainment industry. Many of the Pacific Northwest’s casino’s, live  concert venues, corporate events, parties and executive presentations have benefited from the MZW “touch”  when putting on a live show.

  • Utilized executive decision making skills when involved with client relations, initial concept generation, design, content, vendors, pre- production, labor and trucking to finished product.

  • Use of the most recent A/V technologies and systems to deliver best in class results

 

Woodshed Recording Studios (a division of MZW Productions) -  Marysville, WA.  -  1998 - 2007

Owner, Producer and Chief Engineer

  • Digital Music and Film Production on SSL Axiom, Tascam DM-4800 and other Digital Consoles

  • Recorded and produced music, voice-overs, corporate videos and meeting presentations

 

TECHNOLOGY

  • Mac OSX and Windows Operating systems

  • L Acoustics Soundvision and LA Network

  • AVID VENUE Software

  • d & b Array  Calc

  • Open Array

  • Smaart Acoustic

  • Harmon HiQnet / dbx Drive Rack

  • Audio Architech

  • Dolby Lake

  • Yamaha Studio Manager

  • Stardraw A/V

  • Microsoft Office

  • Final Cut Studio

  • Pro Tools 10.0

  • Digital Performer 10

  • Harrison Mixbus 32C V 8

 

EDUCATION

 

California Polytechnic State University  -  San Luis Obispo, CA.  -  Electronics Engineering

Allan Hancock Jr. College  -  Santa Maria, CA  -  Business

 

 

 

 

All Photos on all these pages were taken and owned by Michael "Woody" Woods from shows that  MZW Productions and other companies provided equipment for and where I worked at.  I  was either Production Mgr, Project Mgr, Account Exec., FOH / Systems Engineer, Monitor Engineer and most of the times a bit of it all.  I'd like to thank vendors of the equipment used in these photos that were provided by the following; MZW Productions, Clearwing, BPG , Spider Ranch Productions and others