I am now based in Southern California. My newly redesigned website has just launched — please let me know what you think! I have some projects on the horizon that I can’t post here yet, and am open to additional new work.
The 2016-16 Metropolitan Opera season has come to a close. It was an amazing place to work for the last three years.
After three amazing seasons at the Met, my wife and I have decided to move to Los Angeles for a number of reasons. I’ll be heading out there at the end of June and will be rebuilding this website, and be available for work starting at the beginning of July.
The Met sent me and some of my coworkers to LDI this year, to take classes and see what’s new. The show floor is pretty amazing.
By far the coolest thing I’ve seen is the PRG GroundControl Followspot system. I expect to see that all over major venues in the very near future.
I just spent the day with one of my most frequent collaborators, Kevin Laibson. He is the artistic director of the People’s Improv Theater and he asked me to come in and overhaul their rep lighting plot. They often have 4 or 5 shows in a single night so it needed to be extremely flexible but also easy-to-use, since they often have people that aren’t terribly familiar with lighting running their shows. In just 24 hours we were able to create a new plot that is both flexible and user-friendly that should last them a long while.
I took a few days off from the Met earlier this week to work with Alan Adelman on Nickelodeon’s Upfronts, held at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Thursday evening. In addition to assisting Alan on the main event being held in Rose Hall, I designed the party that went on afterwards in the Appel Room and the Atrium.