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production manager | futurist
Hometown: Denver, CO
After paving his own path to success for many years, Derek Natzke—founder of Paramount DJ Services—exchanged his thriving entrepreneurial career in favor of a full-time position with automätik, enticed by the glory of training and event production that he saw from across the fence.
For years, Natzke has served as one of automätik’s go-to video producers, and he joined automätik with a diverse background in videography and live event production–making him an invaluable addition to the automätik team. As a compliment to Derek’s video production services, he still travels across the state of Arizona in support of his DJ business, just because he loves the job!
Natzke resides on the outskirts of Phoenix with his wife and six children. When he’s not spinning a record out of his extensive collection, Derek is serving the community through local non-profit organizations. That is, when he’s not chasing those kids around the house!
In modern meeting and event planning, you simply cannot ignore the need for attendee connectivity to the internet. Whether we’re talking about ordinary activities like email and texting, or more intensive access via digital event guides or media-heavy apps, it has fast become an expected essential to a functioning event.
Whenever you create a video or commission the production of one, a variety of creative factors, usage rights and distribution methods must be considered to ensure accurate budgeting and to avoid any legal snafus. The three main categories that need to be evaluated up front to determine anticipated licensing fees are visual assets, music, and talent.
Many events and trainings call for some sort of learning aid for participants to utilize and reference. Whether it’s a simple meeting agenda, an event schedule, or a comprehensive resource such as learning guides or reinforcement quizzes, you’ll likely need participants to efficiently access key information to increase learning retention.