Jefferson Waful – Lighting Designer, Funny Man, and HEY THEY’RE PLAYING STEVE MILLER?!

A guy who I’ve gotten to know a bit and seen him work hands-on with the music – Jeff Waful.  You knows know Jeff as the lighting designer for Umphrey’s McGee, and he’s been tearing faces off with his light artistry for the last while now.  I just got a tip that Jeff did some work with Umphrey’s at the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC just a few nights ago – and there was of course a video camera.

Check out the results!  From the Umphrey’s McGee Production blog, The Floor:

The Live Design Excellence Awards – Voting is Open!

Live Design Online is hosting the 2010 Live Design Excellence Awards, as in previous years.  The award governs a selection of genres of individual design, and voters have been given an array of projects on which to vote.  The Live Design Online website has information on each of these projects – check them out before you vote!  I think I know people on at least half of these projects – which makes my vote even more difficult!

From Live Design Online’s Excellence Awards website (which is where you need to go to vote!):

The following pages contain the nominees for outstanding individual achievement in design for projects occurring from September 2008 to October 2009. These awards represent an opportunity for industry professionals to be recognized among their peers.

One winning project will be chosen in each of the following categories; please select one project in each category below. Winners will be featured in the May issue of Live Design and will be honored at the Broadway Master Classes that same month.

Architainment:
Grand Opening Of Atlantis
Pretend City’s Children’s Museum

Concert:
Exile Perfect Live 2008 Tour
Essence Awards 2009

Corporate Event:
Rolex Mentor And Protégé Gala At Hamlyn Hall Royal Opera House
Two Millennia Of Heroism

Live for Broadcast:
Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Grant Park Election Night Rally

Theatre Production:
Swan Lake At San Francisco Ballet
Rooms, A Rock Romance

Venues (Club or Lounge):
Freight & Salvage
Blaze Nightclub On Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Of The Seas

Venues (Theatre or Performance):
The Joint By Rouge
Jerome Robbins Theatre At Baryshnikov Arts Center

Check out last year’s Excellence Awards winners – some amazing works!