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My Name in Lights

Or, maybe, just a press release saying I won an Emmy for my time in Rio this past summer at the Olympics.



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Happy 4th!

Have a great 4th of July holiday!

Happy 4th!

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A Taste of Austria

A Taste of Austria was made by Photographers Thomas Pöcksteiner and Peter Jablonowski of FilmSpektakel.
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! It's my favorite holiday of them all.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

I have a lot to be thankful for. Read More…

Happy 4th Of July

Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July!!
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Happy New Year

Wish everyone a happy New Year. May 2014 be the year!
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Magic Boxes

Is the following video from Break.com real or not?

- Watch More Funny VideosEver Seen Projection Mapping On A Moving Surface?

Pretty impressive stuff. “Vegas level…” according to description on the webpage.

I suppose it is possible with a fast enough processor. Though, when something looks too good to be true …

Don't Feed The Birds

On the one hand, feeding pigeons in New York City is the mark of a lonely person. You’re feeding flying rats and actual rats -- both of which are a nuisance. It’s also illegal.

On the other hand, how impressive is the video quality of the iPhone when shot in broad daylight!?

NPR Continues The Story

I’m really pleased to see NPR doing a story about internships. The title: Internships: Low-Paid, Unpaid Or Just Plain Illegal? I think growing awareness of the abuse some interns face in the name of “education” is a good thing. Follow the link to listen to the story.

Click here to read about my own discomfort with internships.

Or here where I ask who exactly do internships benefit?

My Favorite Word

What’s your favorite word? Mine is, well, complicated. Read More…

Cool Art Project In Sydney

When projection mapping is done correctly, it’s quite a powerful visual effect. I’m a lighting guy at heart, but even I must admit there is no comparison.

  • Check out Vivid Lights in Sydney, which goes through June 10th. Some really beautiful images.
From the Australian ABC website:

Sydney buildings have been transformed into a kaleidescope of colour as Vivid Lights turns old facades into artistic canvases. In this video we present Vivid in a minute - a bite sized tour of the light installations that will run until Monday 10 June, scattered through Circular Quay, the Opera House, Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour and The Rocks.


Here’s a video about it:

Ultra Music Festival

From Live Design:

Watch the time lapse of the Ultra Music Festival Carl Cox mega structure being built. The stage was designed by Stephen Lieberman of  SJ Lighting, with production by AG Light and Sound.

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AG Lights & Sound - Mega Structure - Ultra Music Festival 2013 - Time-Lapse from ASK Media Productions on Vimeo.

My First Show. Ever.

We’re moving, which means my wife and I are going through a period of purging stuff we either no longer need or want to keep.

Years ago I found these pictures of my first lighting design (at Leesville Road High School) in either 1996 or 1997. The show is called Pvt. Wars, a sardonic look at the human costs of war.

Sadly, I don’t remember who the cast is anymore.

Not ultra-sophisticated … in either a design or photography perspective. Fortunately, I’ve improved a lot since then.

At least I like to think so.

N.Y. Times Continues The Story

Interestingly the N.Y Times has released an article about the abuse most interns and younger employees face. You can read the article by click here. Quite telling ...

My original piece regarding my discomfort surrounding internship programs is here.

I think we ultimately have a supply versus demand problem. There’s a glut of supply clumping up at the bottom because upward mobility is extremely difficult. Those slots are taken, and the people occupying them aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

When supply and demand become unbalanced, workers lose. A confluence of factors means younger workers are hit especially hard.

In-Studio Shannagins

Ever wonder what goes on in a television studio when not taping?




Do what out for falling objects from the grid …

The Harlem Shake

4Wall Lighting does the Harlem Shake like only 4Wall can do.

New Direction for TV?

I’ll be curious to see how younger companies like The Huffington Post take T.V. in a new direction. With a different economic model, it could be one helluva ride.

The TV Newser article is linked here.

For more on The Lighting Design Group, click here.

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a healthy and wealthy New Year. Onward to 2013!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all! And to all a good night!

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Happy 4th!

Wishing everyone a happy 4th Of July!