CMC Speaker Spotlight: Bob Bonniol

Bob Bonniol returns to the Concert Master Classes faculty to discuss projection and video in concert design. Bob Bonniol returns to the Concert Master Classes faculty to discuss projection and video in concert design.

Bonniol will share the stage with Tim LaValley and Amy Tinkham to present Projection & Video: Is it lighting? Is it scenery? Where to begin in the content and screen design process, and how to integrate. Who does it? The LD or a dedicated video/content designer?

"I'm looking forward to discussing how collaboration between video, lighting, set, and direction is key to successful production," says Bonniol of this year's session. "Certainly Amy Tinkham, Butch Allen, and I have spent a lot of time together knitting the whole out of these many parts. Mind-blowing design comes from making specific decisions that propel the story, the musical journey. This is the secret to good video design."

Bonniol also participated in last year's inaugural event. "The CMC is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get into the inner workings of the top designers," he says. "The access to these amazing people and the knowledge they have is invaluable. I'd be coming whether I was speaking or not."

Bonniol recently created video content for the latest Reba tour (pictured), working alongside fellow CMC faculty member Steve Cohen.

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Bob Bonniol’s design work ranges from stadium rock shows for Grammy-winning rockers like Reba McEntire, Journey, Nickelback, and 3 Doors Down, to the West End in London where he (with his wife Colleen) designed the projection and multimedia for the blockbuster, Sinatra Live at the London Palladium. He designed projection for the world premiere of the opera, Frobisher, in Calgary; as well as designing lighting, setting, and multimedia for Nokia Nserie's massive manifestation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He and Colleen were named LDI Projection Designers of the Year in 2003 for their groundbreaking work on Wagner's Parsifal at the Seattle opera, working with the renowned scenic designer Robert Israel.

His company, MODE Studios, exists as a full service multimedia production and live event production facility, providing services to clients like Blue Man Group, Walt Disney Theatrical, Limited Brands, Nokia, Jack Morton World-Wide, Sony Records, Epic Records, AEG, and Live Nation.

For more information or to register, check out our CMC web page. Check out the full schedule here.

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