Awards Illuminated by Mark Carver and Bandit Lites

It was a night of glittering gowns, a red carpet and amazing lighting at The Trumpet Awards. Bandit Lites provided the lighting for the event which works to celebrate and honor African American achievers and those who support the African American experience. The Awards, which took place January 25 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, honor accomplishments in diverse fields including law, medicine, business, politics, the Arts, civil rights, sports, entrepreneurship, entertainment and other careers.

The honorees of this year’s event were an incredibly distinguished crowd including DeVon Franklin, senior vice president of Columbia Tristar Pictures, The Honorable Kamala Harris, Attorney General of California, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, awarding winning producers and song writers, Golden Globe winning actress Alfre Woodard, and Harvard Law professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr.

Lighting designer Mark Carver created an immensely elegant scene using Mac Auras, Chauvet Legend Beams, Pixel Line 48”, VL 3000 Spots, VL 3500 Washes, Coemar Parlite LEDs and a Maxedia Media server.

“I try to help convey the tone and uniqueness with the lighting design specific to the event,” said Carver of his design process. “I try to hold to vision of the producers while enjoying creativity. This is a very dignified event, so making sure the dignity was upheld while being creative is always a concern.”

Carver called the production a “tremendous success,” crediting programmers Susan Rose and Aaron Swetland, gaffer Buddy Lunn, project manager Don Lockridge and tech Billy Willingham.

TV One will air the 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards on Easter Sunday, April 20th, 2014 at 8pm/EST with an encore presentation at 11pm/EST.

About Bandit Lites, Inc.

Bandit Lites is a global leader in the entertainment lighting marketplace.  From touring productions to fixed installations, Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of lighting needs. Bandit’s global presence will insure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you.  

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