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Lighting The 2018 MTV VMAs

Lighting the MTV Video Music Awards, known as the VMAs, is always challenging for lighting designer Bob Barnhart and his team from 22 Degrees and the lighting crew from PRG. Broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday, August 20, 2018, this year's VMAs once again featured a roster of top music acts. Barnhart talks with Live Design about his lighting for this musical awards show, which features top talents from Jennifer Lopez, Camila Cabello, and Nicki Minaj to Logic, Cardi B, Travis Scott, Maluma, Ariana Grande, and Shawn Mendes, among others, as the music video industry celebrates its own.

Click through the slideshow for an in-depth look at Barnhart's design, and check out the lighting plots and gear list here.

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