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Tyler Roach

Michael S. Eddy • Current Issue, January 2018, 1000 Words With... • January 11, 2018
Tyler Roach has a wide skill set, so as his career has grown, so have the various roles he fills on various projects. He is a lighting designer, lighting director, media server technician, systems and network designer, owner and partner. He first made a name for himself during his 16-plus years at Upstaging and solidified his reliable reputation over the last five years as the principal designer of his own firm, Eclipse Creativity. Read More...
Ash Nehru, co-founder and chief technology officer of disguise (formerly d3 Technologies)

Ash Nehru – Co-Founder and CTO of disguise

Michael S. Eddy • Articles, December 2017, 1000 Words With... • December 14, 2017

Ash Nehru, one of the founders of d3 Technologies — which officially changed its name last month to disguise — is considered by many in the industry to be somewhat of a visionary.

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Marcia Kapustin at videoworld in Brazil

Marcia Kapustin

Michael S. Eddy • October 2017, 1000 Words With... • October 12, 2017

Video Content Producer, Video Director and Lawyer-in-Training

Marcia Kapustin, principal of Kosher Pixels, is a video content producer and a video director, working extensively in concert touring. She has currently taken a hiatus from touring to get a law degree. She has worked with a variety of bands, most notably Paul McCartney and Metallica, since her first major tour as assistant video director for U2’s 1997-1998 PopMart tour. Read More...

Celine Royer lighting Linkin Park's show at the O2 in London.

Lighting Designer/Director Céline Royer

Michael S. Eddy • September 2017, 1000 Words With... • September 9, 2017

Céline Royer is a name that you might not have heard of… yet. This lighting designer/director/programmer has been quickly building her career profile and reputation throughout the industry. Originally from France, Royer has been based out of Los Angeles for the past three years. She most recently was the lighting designer for Linkin Park’s One More Light tour, which was unfortunately cancelled following lead singer Chester Bennington’s death. However, we are sure this won’t be the last opportunity to see Royer’s design work on a major concert tour. PLSN caught up with her to ask about her career path so far. Read More...

Jason Rudolph

Jason Rudolph

Michael S. Eddy • August 2017, 1000 Words With... • August 11, 2017

Entertainment is certainly in Jason Rudolph’s DNA. As the fourth-generation member of the industry, he carries on his family’s rich legacy into new areas of technology. Having started out as a lighting programmer, his mix of projects these days is 95 percent visuals and media-based. He has a busy career as a screens programmer and producer as well as, at times, a video technical manager on massive live shows and televised events like the Oscars and the Super Bowl Halftime Show, music festivals, corporate events, and occasional concert tours and architectural installations.

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Steve Garner

Steven Garner

Michael S. Eddy • 1000 Words With... • June 7, 2017

The TV Lighting Programmer Has Had an Eclectic – and Rewarding – Career

Well-respected throughout the industry, lighting programmer Steven Garner’s credits range from theatre to fashion shows; corporate events to live television. He’s now working on The President Show for Comedy Central. While busy doing last minute packing for a family trip to Vietnam, he took some time to speak with us about how he ended up as the guy behind a console lighting South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop Desmond Tutu, among many others.

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Andrea 'AJ' Patterson

Andrea ‘AJ’ Patterson

Nook Schoenfeld • 1000 Words With... • May 13, 2017

On Life as a Moving Light Tech for the WWE

Andrea Patterson (AJ) grew up in Northern Illinois, with an interest in theater. In her teens, she involved herself with the Kirk Players, a troupe from Mundelein that has now been involved in community theater for over 50 years. She acted as well as worked in every department involved in a production. She actually worked one paid gig before heading off to college for scenic design and production.

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Scott Barnes enjoys stayong on the cutting edge of technology.

Scott Barnes, Lighting Console Programmer for Motion Pictures

Michael S. Eddy • 1000 Words With... • April 14, 2017

Scott Barnes, a lighting console programmer for motion pictures, recently took some time out of his busy production schedule to speak with PLSN about how he got started in the industry and some milestones of his career. So far, that career has included working on many of today’s biggest blockbuster films. In all, Barnes has been building a massive resume of work on more than 50 films. He has worked extensively on the Marvel franchise, starting with Iron Man and continuing through the currently filming of Avengers: Infinity Wars, Parts I and II.

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