S.H.A.D.E. CYRO- Field of Screams

Big thanks to Gary Gray for pairing me up with Paul Ciesiun and L3DFX for an extraordinary opportunity to deliver a combined Audio, Video and Lighting Design concept for a new attraction at Field of Screams in Mountville PA.   Thanks also to Gene and Jim Schopf for their hospitality and allowing me to contribute to such an amazing park they’ve created, and to Charles “Stacks” Stackhouse for his much appreciated on-site assistance.

FOS S.H.A.D.E. CRYO also represents my directorial debut- be sure to stick around and see the zombie vs scientist footage starting at 1:13!

First Responders Live- Fox


First Responders Live- Dan Reed Lighting Design

Sunday in the Park with Friends- Hollywood Central Park Gala 2019

Sundays in the Park w/ Friends- Hollywood Central Park Gala 2019

Deck over and build a park on the 101 Freeway?   Yes please!

So proud to join Martha Dempson and the Open Fist Theatre Company for the Sunday in the Park with Friends performance at this years Hollywood Central Park Gala.    Donate @ https://hollywoodcentralpark.org/get-involved/donate for a better vision of the future!

 

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Benefit for the Equal Rights Amendment: Harold Pinter’s The Lover

As of May 30th of 2018, when Illinois became the 37th state to ratify, the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is only one state away from ratification!  The ERA would provide basic civil and human rights to all Americans equally under Federal law, regardless of sex.

Equal Means Equal & the Heroica Foundation present five performances of Harold Pinter’s one-act play “The Lover” starring Kamala Lopez and Joel Marshall. Directed by Martha Demson.

Equal Means Equal is the only national organization focused on completing ratification of the original Equal Rights Amendment.  Please join us and support our work at www.equalmeansequal.org

All proceeds from the play will go to support Equal Los Angeles, CA Means Equal’s programs and campaigns to ratify the ERA and are 100% tax deductible.  Suggested donation: $100/person

Rita House is a private club; seating is limited and by invitation only.  Refreshments will be served. Special guests to be announced…

Where: Rita House 5971 W 3rd St, 90036

Illumination Advocates Inc.

Since 2013, Dan has been an associate Lighting Director with Illumination Advocates Inc. providing production rendering and CAD services for multi camera television and live events.  Recent productions with Lighting Designer Josh Hutchings include All in- Ricky Martin at the Park Theatre, Las Vegas, games shows such as Lets Make a Deal, $100,000 Pyramid, and Beat the Clock, and live productions such as America’s Got Talent at Radio City Music Hall, AGT Judgment Week NYC 2014, and iL Divo- A Musical Affair at the Marquis Theatre, NYC.

CD+M Lighting Design Group at IMG World of Adventure Dubai

Once again Ted Ferreira and Bill Johnson at the CD+M Lighting Design Group presented me  with an amazing opportunity- this time to come and spend six months onsite as the lighting designer for rides and attractions at the “Worlds Largest Indoor Theme Park” in Dubai.   Lighting design and programming for attractions at  IMG Worlds of Adventure included Avengers Battle of Ultron, Hulk Epsilon Base 3D, Spider-Man Doc Ock’s Revenge, Thor Thunder Spin, The Velociraptor, Forbidden Territory, Adventure Time Ride of OOO w/ Finn and Jake, and the The Haunted Hotel.

 

 

 

 

Fullscreen Studios

 

 

FullscreenLighting Design included the broadcast lighting and studio grid design for Fullscreen studios in Playa Vista, and individual OTT podcast designs for Shane and Friends with Shane Dawson and Jessie Buttafuoco, Zall Good with Alexis G. Zall,  Apologies in Advance w/ Andrea Russett, Going Raw w/ Tim DeLaGhetto, and Psychobabble with Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl, Explain Things to Me, and Slumber Party.

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Going Raw w/ Tim DeLaGhetto
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Shane And Friends
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Psychobabble with Tyler
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Zall Good with Alexis G. Zall
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Kingdom Geek
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Explain Things to Me
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Apologies in Advance w/ Andrea Russett
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Slumber Party

Hat tip to Rick Pizante for bringing me in to outfit Fullscreen’s new studios on the Westside with an all LED studio package featuring LitePanels new Astra 1×1 LitePanels and Sola fresnel series and a wireless Chamsys control system.     A big thank you to Mario Angel at Versales.com for help with the pipe and rigging hardware, and to Chris Stockton,  Alpheus Underhill, Bryan Foley and Juston Wardell for the excellent install work.

VICTORY HILL EXHIBITIONS- AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Marvel’s AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network)

The Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) is a completely immersive experience that brings visitors into the world of The Avengers. Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is an interactive exhibit experience that allows visitors to participate in a simulated recruitment as if they were being trained as agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Visitors of all ages are granted S.H.I.E.L.D. access to the official S.T.A.T.I.O.N. headquarters and taken deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here they will have open access to a vast array of intelligence files, classified studies and experiments that explores the history and scientific origins of Marvel’s The Avengers. Visitors will also be given unprecedented access to some of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most highly guarded artifacts such as Captain America’s Birth Pod, the Tesseract Portal Device, Loki’s Scepter, a hermetically sealed Chitauri and more, recovered after the Battle of New York.
NASA, the Science & Entertainment Exchange (a program of the National Academy of Sciences), Neuroverse, and Thwacke are all collaborating on the Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Exhibition visitors will get the chance to map out the stars to find Asgard, learn to operate Iron Man’s suit, witness the neurological effects of Bruce Banner’s transformation into the Hulk, and physically test themselves against Captain America.

Great Forest Challenge- VIRSIX at the Great Wolf Lodge

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Many thanks to Eric Gradman and Christian Chaudhari at VIRSIX for having me to up to light the new Great Forest Challenge at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound WA.   Its an innovative and immersive take on the themed attraction- a sort of walking dark ride crossed with a full scale life-sized video game that was great fun to do.    I hope it’s a much of a success as it appears to be!      Congrats, all!

2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting with Lighting Designer Matt Ford and Magic Lantern Creations Inc.

I would like to offer a very large thank you to Lighting Designer Matt Ford and Magic Lantern Creations Inc. for having me out as a Lighting Director on the 1st ever PBS broadcast of the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting from Washington DC.   Thanks aslo to Matt Hudson and Dave Mikutsky, and for hard workin’ gaffer Ronnie Skopac, Mike Smallman and John Ellar for being the pros the are, and to Kristi Foley and everyone at Bounce Inc for this tremendous honor and opportunity.

The entire show can be streamed from 90 Years Of Tradition | The National Christmas Tree.    Local broadcast schedules can be found at Broadcast Schedules | The National Christmas Tree.

Photos By Matt Ford

Big Art Labs- Smashlabs Stage

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Big thanks to Kenny Abney and Crunchy for bringing me in to design and hang the rep plot for the Smashlabs (3.0?) stage.  Can’t wait to see a show in there soon!

BIG ART LABS– Explaining ourselves

651 CLOVER ST LOS ANGELES, CA 90031  (323) 559-3505

CD+M Lighting at Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi

cdmYet again Ted Ferreira calls with one of the most intriguing projects ever- to previz and create custom animation of the exterior architectural LED for the new Ferrari World Theme Park in Abu Dhabi.

I couldn’t imagine a more amazing project to work on.   Thanks again!

Mediocre video and pix to follow!

CD+M Lighting & The Happy Magic Water Park at the Olympic Water Cube, Beijing China

cdmI was quite fortunate to be sent to the Beijing on behalf of Ted Ferreira and Patrick Yu at CD+M Design Group to focus and document the grand opening of the Happy Magic Water Park inside the Olympic Water Cube.   It was a distinct privilege and an honor to be involved in such a project, and I would again happily drop everything and head to Asia in a heartbeat if the possibility arose.  Thank you Sunny and Patrick for your kind hospitality and I hope to work with you both again in the future!