Lots of progress being made at Fullscreen’s new studios on the Westside! 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 for the excellent install work. Next up is the electrical install of a all LED studio package featuring LitePanels new Astra 1×1 LitePanels and Sola fresnel series, Blizzard LED pars and a wireless Chamsys control system. The first 2) original content stages for this exciting new streaming platform are well into production- much more to share soon!
Fullscreen grid Install
Fullscreen LitePanels camera test
Thank you James Marsh and everyone at TMB for a great week of Hippotizer V4 media server training!
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 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 thank you to Rick Pizante and Ron Weiser for bringing me in for such a memorable night in Dallas… it was an honor and privilege.
Ah, to be back in a tent! This was worth getting up at 2:00am for…
It’s not often you get a chance to help light a genuine Ball O’ Death!
Thanks yet again to Frank Olivas for a having me aboard.
KTLA’s weather man Mark Kriski walked in and said- “I love the smell of new Kinos in the morning!” Bravo, Mr Kriski.
Thanks again to Frank Olivas for bringing me in to help wrangle this new endeavor.
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.