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.
Magic Lantern Creations- PBS 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Washington DC
Photos By Matt Ford
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…
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.