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Designing the First 2020 Democratic Debate: Part Two, Lighting

Twenty Democratic candidates duked it out during the first Democratic debate of the 2020 presidential election, which spanned two nights at The Knight Concert Hall inside the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, FL. The debate, which aired on NBC, Telemundo, and MSNBC, featured set design by Clickspring Design and lighting by The Lighting Design Group (LDG). Click through the slideshow for an in-depth look at the lighting design, and check out the set design here. And take a look at the lighting plot and lighting gear list!

Lighting Staff Credits

  • Lighting Designers: Steve Brill, Niel Galen
  • Lighting Director: Anna Jones
  • Light Board Operator: Eric Kasprisin
  • Gaffer: Jon Goss
  • Moving Light Programmer: Evan Purcell
  • Best Boy: Martin Everett
  • Project Manager: Sheryl Wisniewski
  • Main Equipment Supplier: 4Wall Entertainment
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