In late 2022 I joined the experimental marketing company Avantgarde as Head of Technical in charge of architectural and theatrical lighting, audio, video and IT for Liwa Village– a first time event created held in Liwa, south of Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The festival was conceived as cultural event and community gathering point for the nearby seasonal off road competition held at Moreeb Dune and featured live performances, an immersive dinner experience and F&B retail kiosks featuring the finest of local vendors.
The festival opened on 16 Dec 2022 and due to popular demand was extended till Sunday, 8th January 2023.
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.
“Christmas Under the Stars with Gladys Knight and Friends”will be airing Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Mountain Time Zone) on BYUtv.
BYUtv is available on Dish (ch. 9403), DirecTV (ch. 68) and many other cable systems across the country, including Comcast (ch. 647 in many markets) so please check your local listings. You can also watch a live stream of the program at byutv.org.
Thanks again to Ron Weisner Entertainment for bringing me on for such a wonderful show!
Once again, a big thanks to Matt Ford at Magic Lantern Creations Inc. for having me prepare the plot and come in and as gaffer for the launch of Revolt TV, Sean Diddy Combs new music network at Hollywood and Highland…
I had the unique opportunity to oversee the installation of over 1900 Schnick Schnack B-250 and C-250 LED units provided by VER and distributed by TMB into the precarious new main staircase and lovely new 360˚ balcony rails on Dancing with the Stars. Many thanks to Lighting Designer Simon Miles at VX Inc and Susan Tesh at VER for bringing me on and having me wrap my head around this project, to Jolynn Schmitt, Victor Cruz, Matt Cotter and Mo Duleasis for the smooth install process onsite, and to Melanie Lekaj, Tommy Stephanson and Stephanie Kilburg at TMB for walking the fine line between customs and customer service to pull this off.
And congratulations to James Yarnell on an truly incredible set design…
A big thanks to LD Frank Olivas for bringing me on the 1st Annual Green Awards and giving me the chance to bring out the Chamsys PC Wing for lighting control, and another big thanks to great crew at Lineset10 for their excellent work the quick turnaround…
I am very pleased to announce that I am joining Tribune Production and Frank Olivas and the boys @ KTLA Channel 5 news as a per diem Lighting Director. Duties should include the occasional calls on the morning and evening news and helping Mr. Olivas w/ his CAD & instrument schedules.
Jason Trowbridge and I at the 2002 Salt Lake Opening Ceremonies
Bob Dickinson, Bob Barnhart and myself @ the 2006 Academy Awards
Prince @ the 2004 Grammys
After 8 years and over 500 productions with Full Flood Inc. as an Assistant Lighting Designer to Bob Dickinson, Bob Barnhart, and the quintessential Southern Gentleman who is Ted Wells, I have decided to venture out on my own. Highlights with Full Flood include the tremendous honor of preparing the lighting plots and orders for such shows as the 2002 Salt Lake City and 2004 Athens Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Superbowl Halftime shows with Aerosmith, U2, The Rolling Stones, Prince and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and eight straight years of Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and Tony Award shows. I am immensely grateful for the time spent with such fine designers, crews, and production staff and wish Mr. David Thibodeau the very best in his new role.
For 3 years I was employed as a Project Manager/ Automated Crew Lead for the Los Angeles branch of Vari*Lite, in the halcyon pre-PRG days of 1997-2000. After gaining Series 200 and 300 training in Dallas, and I was able to be apart of the Artisan to Virtuoso & DMX transition and feel very fortunate to have been apart of such a critical phase of automated lighting history. I was also very proud to be apart of the VLPS LA team that specialized in laying in large one off televised productions for designers such as Simon Miles, Alan Branton, Bob Barnhart and Bob Dickinson. Highlight productions with Vari*Lite and VLPS include Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Century event in NYC, the grand opening of the Experience Music Project in Seattle, and crew leading the annual the Vanity Fair Oscar Party @ Mortons.