Tim Routledge Wins BAFTA Award

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Lighting designer Tim Routledge of Blue Lens has won a BAFTA Wales Award (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) for Best Lighting Director. The Award was presented at the BAFTA Wales Awards 2009 held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay.

Routledge won the Award for “Grand Slam”, a 2 hour “as live” concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff celebrating Wales winning the Six Nations Grand Slam rugby trophy last year. It was headlined by the Stereophonics and also featured performances by Feeder, Rhydian Roberts and Heather Small, plus interviews and Ruth Jones from Gavin and Stacey.

Routledge's challenges on the job included lighting a stadium sized show on a studio budget in a very short time - for which he used a combination of ingenuity, lateral thinking and classic lighting skills! "I was really pleased with the results" he comments, adding that he was "Absolutely delighted" to get the Award.

Routledge worked alongside the show's director Emyr Afan, production manager Sarah Cole and programmer Alex Passmore, and all lighting equipment was supplied by Bristol-based Utopium.

He now intends to build on this achievement and move forward with his creative ideas and his lighting design career.

About Tim Routledge

Tim Routledge wears two hats - as a lighting designer and also as an experienced lighting programmer for other LDs. Last year's credits included programming lighting for the London 2012 Handover segment of the Closing Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

He is a founding partner of grandPA – the UKs first programming house for the MA Lighting grandMA control platform - supplying consoles, expertise, training and programmers to the industry and a wide variety of projects.

Tim splits his time working in live events, music, broadcast, TV and theatre environments and enjoys the eclectic creative and technical challenges of lighting all of these genres, bringing his collective knowledge into the different environments.

Routledge's full portfolio can be found at www.timroutledge.co.uk

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