Meet The Team
Brendan KrugerBA, Music cum Laude
Co-Owner, DJing, Lighting, Stage Effects
Brendan Kruger and Chris Stranex co founded SAS Produtions out of DJing they did at school. Brendan bought the first bits of equipment which have all but been replaced in SAS's inventory. Brendan's experience with electronics has made him the understand inner workings of equipment - and is the person that ensures everything still works! He builds any physicial requirements the company needs, manages the gear and works extensively to make sure the show keeps going. His experience in lighting including using Chamsys and Hog3PC.
Brendan is currently completing his honours degree at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Music Technology.
Chris StranexBA, Music cum Laude
Co-Owner, Sound, Lighting, Stage Effects
Co founding SAS Productions with Brendan Kruger, Chris Stranex is the next member in the core SAS team. From sixteen, Chris has been involved in helping and running school productions' sound and lighting. All this hands on experience and self learning has led him to be extremely knowledgeable about the workings of all the equipment he uses as well as the newest and latest equipment available. His other interests in computer programming has allowed him to program applications for very specific needs including building a media server controllable over Art-Net.
Chris is currently specialising at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Music Techology and hopes to graduate with his honours this year and his masters in the coming year. He is also working towards his pyrotechnic licence.
Tom WatkeysBA, Music cum Laude
Sound, Backline Manager, Live Recording
The third member of the SAS team, Tom joined the company in 2009. As a performing musician, Tom is able to expertly use the mixing desk to achieve the best possible sound for any band he has to deal with. His work ethic is complemented by his ability to work quickly and effectively on any given job. Outside of the live mixing field, Tom manages the backline at SAS as well as doing live and studio recording and mixing.
Tom is working toward his BA Music Honours degree at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal this year and will be enrolling to complete his master's degree next year.
James DeanCrew, Lighting Board Operator
James Dean is a motivated and hard-working member of SAS Productions. Apart from being present at most events during Load-In and Out, James also works as a lighting board operator at the Pumpkin Theatre on many nights and is able to run shows in both sound and lighting if required.© 2009 - 2012 SAS Productions. All Rights Reserved.