Dan Reed

Dan Reed

Dan Reed Lighting Design
Lighting Designer and Production Designer

South Pasadena, California

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About Dan

Dan is a Lighting Designer with over 25 years of experience in live events, television, theme parks and theatre, and is known for his particular expertise in 3D rendering and production pre-visualization.

From 2000-2008, Dan held the position of Associate Lighting Designer to Bob Dickinson and Bob Barnhart at Full Flood Inc. and prepared blueprints for over 500 televised events including six Emmy winning productions for Outstanding Lighting Design (75th Academy Awards, the 46th, 49th & 50th Grammy Awards, and the 2002 and 2004 Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Salt Lake and Athens). After becoming a freelance lighting director in 2008, Dan has since teamed up w/ Matt Ford of Magic Lantern Creations and Joshua Hutchings and Illumination Advocates for finale productions of Singoff at the Dolby Theatre and America’s Got Talent Finale at Radio City.

Dan’s theme park credits include attraction design for Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Times Square NYC. Consulting work w/ CD+M Lighting Design Group includes attraction design for the IMG City of Arabia and Bollywood theme parks in Dubai, exterior LED programming for Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and onsite lighting direction for Legoland Malaysia and The Happy Magic Water Cube Olympic Swim Pavilion in Beijing.

As dedicated theatrical designer of small and not-so-small theatre, Dan has contributed to the production of over a 100 plays and live events in the Los Angeles Area since the mid 90’s. Recent theatrical credits include Iceland with Overtone Industries at REDCAT, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and Abigail’s Party at San Francisco Playhouse, Cirque Berzerk at Club Nokia and LA Historic State Park, James Joyce's The Dead with the Open Fist Theatre Company and the currently open Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side at the Matrix Theatre in Hollywood.

Unique traits: Live Events, Television, Theatre, Theme Parks, Production Design, 3D Renderings

Credits

  • James Joyce's The Dead

    James Joyce's The Dead (2014)
    Theater by Open Fist Theatre Lighting Designer

  • Overtone Industries ICELAND at the New Original Works (NOW) Festival

    Overtone Industries ICELAND at the New Original Works (NOW) Festival (2014)
    Theater by REDCAT- Roy and Edna Disney/ CALARTS Theater Lighting Designer

  • Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O..N. at the Discovery Center, Times Square NYC

    Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O..N. at the Discovery Center, Times Square NYC (2014)
    Industrial by Victory Hill Entertainment Lighting Designer

  • iL Divo- A Musical Affair at the Marquis Theatre, NYC

    iL Divo- A Musical Affair at the Marquis Theatre, NYC (2013)
    Theater by Illumination Dynamics Assoc. Lighting Designer/ CAD Draftsman

  • Abigail's Party

    Abigail's Party (2013)
    Theater by SF Playhouse, San Francisco Lighting Designer

  • Bengal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo at the SF Playhouse

    Bengal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo at the SF Playhouse (2013)
    Theater by SF Playhouse, San Francisco Lighting Designer

  • America's Got Talent Finale at Radio City Music Hall

    America's Got Talent Finale at Radio City Music Hall (2013)
    Television by Illumination Dynamics Assoc. Lighting Designer/ CAD Draftsman

  • Legoland Malaysia Theme Park

    Legoland Malaysia Theme Park (2012)
    Industrial by CD+M Lighting Design Group Onsite Lighting Designer

  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Theme Park

    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Theme Park (2010)
    Industrial by CD+M Lighting Design Group LED programming and Pre-viz for Building Facade

  • Happy Magic Water Cube Olympic Swim Pavillion, Beijing China

    Happy Magic Water Cube Olympic Swim Pavillion, Beijing China (2010)
    Industrial by CD+M Lighting Design Group Onsite Lighting Designer

  • Cirque Berzerk

    Cirque Berzerk (2008)
    Theater by Los Angeles Historic State Park, Forecastle Festival KY, Sony Vaio Release 2009, Club Nokia Los Angeles Lighting Designer

  • Full Flood Inc.

    Full Flood Inc. (2008)
    Television Coordinated the preparation and distribution of lighting designs for over 500 broadcast and special events, including six Emmy winning productions as the assistant designer and draftsman for Bob Barnhart and Bob Dickinson.

Education

  • California State Polytechnic University-Pomona (Pomona, CA)
    (1992-1995)

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