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J. Hathaway
Southern California
Hathaway Design: Live Event Production and Technical Management
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The long and winding road. I've been involved in live events in one form or another for 24 years now. I started in community theaters, moved into concerts and touring, worked on television and film projects, corporate meetings, huge parties, and lately... museum exhibits. The bridge between contracting and entertainment just keeps getting shorter. I am grateful for the many opportunities that I have had to combine my experiences and talents in the two worlds and the fascinating projects that have come from them. I think it is time to update my portfolio a bit here, to share some of the amazing adventures that I have been a part of. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
I have been pursuing some exciting opportunities that I have been passionate about for a long time, but never thought I would have the chance to go after. It is very exciting to Dream about the possibilities, no matter how the odds may stack up. However it ends, I already feel satisfaction from going for it. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
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I've been going through some installation photos and I realize that I don't get the pictures posted as often as I like. They're rough, and mostly from my panasonic point and shoot, but I think it will be fun. in no particular order: My good friend and part time sparky Richie Merrit helping button up a patio fixture in Westlake Village. a little kitchen pendant action in Palm Springs A couple of sub-panel prep outs durring rough in of a custom home in Oak Hills, CA. sometimes a small adjustment is needed. ...yes the hole was patched. Big TV hang. Before everything was light as a feather. This may have been one of the first 65" displays we mounted. It was on a multi-axis arm, and it weighed... a lot more than they do now. you can see the small... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
I know I'll be installing these in the near future: http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ProductDetail.jsp?partnumber=T5630-W&section=42298&minisite=10251 Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2012 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
So much to keep up with. Thank you for your support. Oh, yes, we're still active, but we have diversified. I've learned to open the door when opportunity knocks. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
Chrome. Windows 8. Amazing new uses and applications. I've had Chrome installed almost since the first day of release, however until recently I have less often used it as my primary browser... Until I looked through the Chrome Web Store. Wow. this has transformed the internet experience. ...And as for Win 8... I know that it is just in preview at the moment for most of us, but the promise is, well, promising! they have thrown out the old image of the operating system and engineered a touchy interactive future. Tablet in mind architecture that will look familiar to anyone with an Xbox or MediaCenter, but refined and functional as an OS. I like that they have upped the hardware spec to "ensure a consistent user experience". Here's to our future ! Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
still ticking.... a few more live events take us through the end of winter and then back to installs! a couple of second phase projects to do as well as some on-going projects. Lighting, thermal management, and some distributed video in the cue. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
...working on location for my first feature film this week! This was a new media to work in, though I'm here doing what I usually do for entertainment. Check out the pre-show on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790628/ Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
Happy New Year! we've been quiet because the schedule has been full ! thank you everyone for a GREAT YEAR and looking forward for an even better one to come ! Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
Some great new products for home health tech! The CookStop watches your stove for flash fires or unmonitored cooking, and the Binno PeepHole Viewer lets you take a look outside without putting your head against the door. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
Looks like the sales team will be expanding! We are happy to be growing and welcoming new members to the team. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
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May 11, 2011
We've had a very busy schedule this year, which is great for business, not so for tending to our website. Thanks for trusting us on your projects! Look for news on updated GrandCare V3 system! Falcon Technologies now has the Version 3 touch screen which is much more pleasing to your home's decor. The GrandCare system now uses a very stylish 18" touch screen and new features like Video chat are available. Request a demo in your home today! Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2011 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
It's the little things that you do everyday that make the difference. I realize I have failed to do a couple of the small things for a little while. Finding a balance is sometimes difficult, but necessary for long term growth and success. I will do better. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
...late night at my desk making sure drawings are up to date and equipment is right. next few weeks are going to be rough. Doing the opening of a new building at LACMA and then off to Vegas for Kawasaki's dealer event. See you in October... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
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I've been using a product line for a while that I'd like to share with you, because time and time again they are a real solution provider. Simply Automated is a manufacturer of Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) devices. They have a well developed line of products for this category and I find myself using their products on more and more installations. UPB is a great retrofit approach to lighting control and additions. A controller switch can be located anywhere that there is power, whether it is an existing wall switch or even just an outlet. On a recent lighting project, my customer requested that 3 lights on 2 separate buildings be controlled from one switch location. To further complicate this request, she asked that each light be individually switchable independent of the others. Without batting an eye I knew instantly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
Walking with dinosaurs tomorrow. Loading in that show at the Honda Center. I saw the documentary on Discovery Channel a while back and I'm excited to see this stuff up close. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
I've been in the middle of a move and a little taken up by it. Business is progressing though. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
...When it rains. August has a hold of me. Business has exploded with activity and I am in the middle of moving. Lots of details to tend to. Phase 2 of website underway as well. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
After a quiet month, just confirmed a bunch of activity. Here are some upcoming subjects: Read a great article about how the cable company and alarm companies think they are going to take over home control (really?) CEPro Cool new products in caregiver tech starting to roll out.Grandcare Some new products that kill "vampire" power suckers.Tricklestar Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
I get a special sense of accomplishment when I fit a big project into a tiny budget. As long as my customer is happy. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2010 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
a silly little video, but a real product that can help. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2010 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
Great meeting today on Aging in Place Technology sponsored by AARP and GrandCare systems. learn more: www.Grandcare.com http://www.boomersblog.org/ www.aframedigital.com (fall protection device) Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
When It rains it pours! Just finished up a whole house automation proposal to get a call for another one! glad to see my advertising dollars are working for me. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com
I got to dust off and use my E-size plotter for official job related printing! Usually drawings have been provided to me by a GC of event producer, but the owner sent me drawings directly to print. Had to buy new ink and everything. Now if I can get my database to play nice again all will be good in my office. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Hathaway Design | jjhathaway.com