Lighting Plots For Nicki Minaj At The 2018 MTV VMAs

Trinidadian singer Nicki Minaj performed at the Oculus Train Station Mall next to Ground Zero as part of the 35th annual MTV Video Music Awards, which were broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday, August 20, 2018. Jon Kusner of 22 Degrees in Los Angeles was the lighting designer and shares the gear list, lighting crew list, and light plots (see slideshow) for this remote event. Read his comments on the design here.

Lighting Gear

  • 46 Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 Spot
  • 10 Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 Wash
  • 22 PRG Icon Edge
  • 56 GLP Impression X4
  • 4 PRG Bad Boy Ground Control Followspot 
  • 1 PRG Best Boy Ground Control Followspot
  • 34 Philips Color Kinetics ColorBlast TRX
  • 60 Chroma-Q Color Force II 72
  • 6 Chroma-Q Color Force II 48
  • 216 Martin by Harman VDO Sceptron 10
  • 24 TMB Solaris Flare
  • 14 TMB Solaris Flare LR Q+
  • 2 Strong Super Trouper Long Throw Followspot
  • MA Lighting grandMA2 Full Size
  • 2 MA Lighting grandMA2 Lite

Lighting Crew

  • Lighting Designer: Jon Kusner
  • Lighting Director: Madigan Stehly
  • Lighting Director/Moving Light Programmer: Harrison Lippman
  • Media Programmer: Wyatt Bartel
  • Gaffer: RJ Styles
  • Best Boy: Mark Davidson
  • Best Boy: Greg Husinko
  • PRG Chief Tech: Erin Anderson
  • PRG Lead Tech: Russ Keitel
  • PRG LED Lead Tech: Tom Furginson
  • PRG LED Tech: Keith Meola 
  • PRG Local Account Manager: Kyla Dambach
  • PRG Production Manager: Travis Snyder
  • PRG Account Manager: Tony Ward
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