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Kevin Lawson: Lighting Designer, Director and Programmer

Michael S. Eddy •
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  • July 2018
• July 13, 2018
Kevin Lawson, better known as KevLaw, is one of the go-to lighting directors/programmers for TV, events and corporate gigs. Based in Michigan, Lawson started off in theater working as an assistant/associate and LD for regional, Off-Broadway and Broadway shows. After a career shift to lighting for broadcast television, Lawson has spent the last 18 years […] Read More...

Bob Morrissey, President of ECLPS

Michael S. Eddy •
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  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
When Bob Morrissey was 20 years old and starting a lighting rental company, his hope was that he’d get to work with all of the bands that he admired. During his 46-year career he has done just that and so much more. His contributions to the music industry were recently recognized as he was inducted […] Read More...

Matt Mills

Michael S. Eddy •
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  • May 2018
• May 14, 2018
Lighting designer, director, and programmer, Matt Mills, a design partner at Touch Light & Media, has successfully forged a career that not only lets him wear different hats at times but also crosses over markets. His work ranges from concert touring to corporate events. Disturbed, Mötley Crüe, Linkin Park, and Three Doors Down are among […] Read More...

Howard Ungerleider

Michael S. Eddy •
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  • April 2018
• April 12, 2018
Lighting and special effects designer, Parnelli Visionary Award honoree and all-around nice guy. Howard Ungerleider is known by many designations. For 42 years, he’s designed some amazing lighting and effects for Rush along with many other concert touring acts, including Blue Öyster Cult, Van Halen, Supertramp, Def Leppard, and Alicia Keys, among others. He also […] Read More...

George Elizondo

Michael S. Eddy •
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  • Current Issue
  • February 2018
• February 16, 2018
George Elizondo is an award-winning, Parnelli nominated, well-respected video director. He’s made his name in concert touring and live events working with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, Sting, Chance The Rapper, Guns N’ Roses, Jennifer Lopez, the Dixie Chicks and Sir Elton John, among other. But Elizondo originally started out in the family business on the back lots of Hollywood. PLSN caught up with him to give us 1,000 words on his background, his work and what he loves about his job Read More...

Tyler Roach

PLSN Staff •
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  • January 2018
• 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

PLSN Staff •
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  • Articles
  • December 2017
• 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

PLSN Staff •
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  • October 2017
• 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

PLSN Staff •
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  • September 2017
• 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

PLSN Staff •
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  • August 2017
• 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

PLSN Staff •
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• 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

PLSN Staff •
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• 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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