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Super Bowl Halftime Lighting, Video Projection Systems

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Join us for a highly technical discussion about the lighting, video, and projection systems of the most harrowing 12-minute production of the year, the Super Bowl Halftime Show, this year featuring Justin Timberlake. Chris Conti of PRG and Chris Peterson of VER will discuss the systems that brought the production, projection, and lighting designs to life, including production design by Bruce Rodgers of Tribe, Inc, working with Timberlake's designer Nick Whitehouse and Josh Zangen with Fireplay, and lighting design by Bob Barnhart. 

All Access Staging and Productions built the set and staging, PRG supplied the lighting, VER provided video, ATK Audiotek did the sound, and Strictly FX designed and supplied lasers and pyro.


Chris Conti, PRG

After graduating with a BA in Theater from Wittenberg University, Chris Conti became a shop technician at Vari-Lite in New York and eventually joined Vari-Lite’s road staff where he held multiple positions, including Vari-Lite tech, system tech, crew chief, and lighting director. In 2004, Conti joined PRG where he has worked on multiple concert tours, TV shows, corporate events, trade shows, and special events, including the Olympics and Super Bowl Halftime Shows. In 2007, he became the product manager for PRG's Proprietary Luminaires and the Series 400 Power and Data Distribution system, and continues to do shows and support PRG’s clients.

Chris Peterson, VER

Utilizing LED, projection, and lighting, Chris Peterson designs some of the most enhanced experiences, including VMA awards, NBA All-Star Halftime Show, Superbowl Halftime Show, and iHeart Music Festival.

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