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Austin Blakely

Austin Blakely
Technical Theater Teaching Artist

Austin Blakely was born in Marietta, GA, raised in New Jersey, and has spent most of his adult life in Philadelphia before relocating to Atlanta. He studied Music Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. With over 8 years of experience in event production, he began his career as a studio engineer in the music industry, transitioning to live events where he managed corporate audio, bands, and provided lighting and sound for weddings.

Expanding his expertise, he delved into video production systems, mastering tools like Barco E2, Analog Way Aquilon series, and Blackmagic’s 8k Constellation. As an LED Lead, he ensures the proper setup, programming, and operation of large format LED displays. Additionally, he’s proficient in d3 software from Disguise, earning certification to excel in virtual production and immersive technologies.

Currently employed as a d3 Operator/Experiential Technician at Illuminarium Atlanta, his focus is on flawlessly delivering video content across immersive environments. Beyond his professional endeavors, Austin also shares his knowledge by teaching production courses to aspiring technicians, guiding them from beginner to expert levels of proficiency in operating audio and video equipment.