On Demand—Bruce Rodgers & Bob Barnhart: Designing The Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show


Webcast sponsored by Panasonic

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 2PM ET / 11AM PT

Join Super Bowl Halftime Show production designer Bruce Rodgers and lighting designer Bob Barnhart as they take your questions to discuss the incredibly challenging design process for the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, featuring duo headliners Jennifer Lopez and Shakira in the most-watched musical event of the year as broadcast live on FOX on February 2, 2020, drawing close to 100 million viewers worldwide.

This webcast is an in-depth discussion based on your questions. Bruce and Bob constructed a PowerPoint to help support the answers to the questions that readers submitted in advance. 


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Bruce Rodgers’ production design resume includes credits for live show and TV events over the last 30 years. Highlights are 14 consecutive Super Bowl Halftime Shows, beginning with Prince in 2007, three show designs for Cirque Du Soleil, eight Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, live concerts and tours for Garth Brooks, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Stapleton and Rihanna, and major events such as the 2008, 2012, 2016, and upcoming 2020 Democratic National Convention.


Bob Barnhart has been a lighting designer for television series and specials for over 25 years. A few of his credits include, 22 Academy Awards ceremonies, 21 Super Bowl Halftime Shows, VMA’s, Miss Universe, AMA’s, and The ESPY Awards. In addition to television lighting consultations for Barbra Streisand & Ellen DeGeneres, Bob has been honored with 41 Emmy Nominations and has been awarded with 11 Emmys for “Outstanding Lighting Design in a Television Special or Series.”

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