Back when he was completing a double major in theater and broadcasting, Fred Bock dreamed that he'd be able to make 30 Rockefeller Center his workplace. He made that dream into a reality, one that has included working on Rock Center, Today Show, Nightly News, Football Night in America, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, Carson Daly New Year's Eve and Saturday Night Live at the NBC studios there. Most significantly, he also became the lighting designer and lighting director for The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
Along the way, he was nominated for 3 Prime Time Emmy Awards for his work on Late Night With Conan O'Brien; lit the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, ESPNU, Difference Makers and NFL Draft Confidential for ESPN; and has been involved with numerous NBC Upfronts. For much of his career, he has been a part of the FLDA team, specialists in lighting design for multi-camera television production.
Join your host Jason Marin and co-host Matt Gordon, who is also a member of the FLDA team, as we discuss Fred's career, how critical it is to keep an open mind in everything from one's career direction to equipment selection, and how The Tonight Show works on a day to day basis.