On Demand: Bob Barnhart: Lighting The 2019 Halftime Show


Webcast sponsored by Panasonic

Recorded: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 2PM ET / 11AM PT

Now On Demand!

Join Bob Barnhart, Emmy Award-winning lighting designer, as he discusses his lighting design for the 2019 Halftime Show, featuring headliner Maroon 5, the three-time Grammy-winning band, as well as rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi, in the most-watched musical event of the year as broadcast live on CBS on February 3, 2019.
Bob Barnhart will discuss:

  • Choice of lighting fixtures and rig design for this live broadcast
  • The challenges of lighting a big show with little set-up time
  • Timeline for design, programming, production
  • Interaction with production designer

Bob_Barnhart_headshot.jpgBob Barnhart, lighting designer at the Entertainment Design Group of 22 Degrees in Los Angeles, started his life in the entertainment industry at California State University Chico and graduated from California Institute of the Arts in Southern California. His more than 35-year career in lighting started in theatre, then a short time with rock ’n roll concerts and feature films before settling into the television angle of the business. Since 1997, Barnhart has been a lighting designer for television series and specials. A few of his long list of credits include more than 20 Academy Awards ceremonies, over 20 Super Bowl Halftime shows featuring such stars as Lady Gaga in 2017 and Justin Timberlake in 2018, The VMAs, Miss Universe, The AMAs, The ESPY Awards, and the AFI Tribute to Barbra Streisand & Andrea Bocelli in Central Park. In addition, he has done all 16 seasons of the television series, So You Think You Can Dance, and also served as its production designer for season 13 & 14. In addition to television lighting consultations for Barbra Streisand, Ellen DeGeneres, and Debbie Reynolds, Barnhart has been honored with 41 Emmy nominations and awarded with 11 Emmys for “Outstanding Lighting Design in a Television Special or Series.”

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