Bob Barnhart of 22°: Lighting The Halftime Show

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Join Bob Barnhart, principal lighting designer at 22°—an entertainment design firm in Los Angeles—as he discusses his lighting for the Super Bowl LI Pepsi Halftime Show featuring Lady Gaga, for which he also did the creative for the opening sequence featuring 300 drones controlled by Intel software: a first for any large-scale live, televised entertainment production.

His credits also include 22 Oscars telecasts, 18 additional Super Bowl Halftime Shows, and countless televised specials, live events, and awards shows, from the 2016 ESPY Awards and So You Think You Can Dance to the 2016 Miss USA Competition and 2016 Video Music Awards.

Moderator: Ellen Lampert-Gréaux – Creative Director, Live Design & LDI

Presenter: Bob Barnhart - Principal Lighting Designer at 22° 

Bob Barnhart started his life in the entertainment industry at California State University Chico and eventually graduated from California Institute of the Arts in Southern California. His over 30 years in the entertainment industry started in theatre and then a short stint with rock ’n roll concerts and feature films before settling 26 years ago into the television corner of the business. Since 1997, Barnhart has been a lighting designer for television series and specials. A few of his credits include 22 Academy Awards ceremonies, 19 Super Bowl Halftime shows, VMA’s, Miss Universe, AMA’s, The ESPY Awards, AFI Tribute to Barbra Streisand & Andrea Bocelli in Central Park. In addition, he has done all 14 seasons of the television series, So You Think You Can Dance and for the last two years has also been its production designer. In addition to television lighting consultations for Barbra Streisand, Ellen Degeneres, and Debbie Reynolds, Barnhart has been honored with 37 Emmy nominations and awarded with 10 Emmys for “Outstanding Lighting Design in a Television Special or Series.”

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