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Bob Barnhart: Lighting The Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show

Lighting designer Bob Barnhart of Full Flood discusses programming and weather conditions when lighting the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show featuring Bruno Mars.

One of the most challenging Super Bowl Halftime Shows, this year’s issues began before the February 2, 2014 date of the game, but started weeks before when the crew found themselves programming in the snow. “We had to design the show around potentially terrible weather conditions,” says lighting designer Bob Barnhart of Full Flood in LA, a Super Bowl veteran. “There could have been freezing rain and sleet.”

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