Luís Bastos - Creative Stage.
How long have you worked in the audiovisual field?
Where and how did you start? I started to have contact with the technical and production area very early on because I had family members who worked in event production, so I started helping with event assemblies and the taste for the technical area came naturally, first for sound and then for lighting. Having also passed through production areas, Stage Management and Road Management.
Which area/sector/segment do you feel most comfortable with and you enjoy the most?
The areas of choice are undoubtedly lighting and stage/road management, design and human management is undoubtedly what I like and enjoy most to do.
How long have you known Santosom?
I've known Santosom since I started working in the area, because it's always been the reference company in cases and logistics for tours.
Tells us a funny story with flight cases.
I'm very picky about the cases, I like to have a case for everything, from the flash drive to the printer. One of my main cases is a production case where I concentrate everything necessary for production in the field, from tapes, printers, stage clock, computer, etc... in one of the editions of Rock In Rio where I worked as Stage Manager in the team of Tobé Lombello, (who is the big culprit of my taste for production cases, because he was the first person I saw with a "serious" case), a Production Manager of an international band was so surprised by the production case that we had on Stage World that wanted to take it along with the band equipment. These situations make us also like the equipment and the way it presents itself...
How has your relationship with Santosom been?
Love/Hate, love because they have a solution for everything, hate because I can't afford not to buy at least one case a month.
Have you ever needed a special request?
Not really, the solutions that Santosom has are very practical and thought to the millimeter, but I have some projects in mind to give work to Santosom.
Define Santosom as a company: Partner!