Event lighting and production is big business, and the New York segment of that business is a world of its own. People, technology, and concepts from all the other parts of the business – television, theater, dance, circus, video installation, concerts, and more – merge together to create something new. If you're a DJ that wants to expand into lighting and production, how do you grow your business, create events that get attention, and compete in this market?
To help new people them find their way, Al Ridella and CJ Wescott of 4 Wall Entertainment reached out to DJs and nascent production companies working in events in the NY Metro, and invited them to a panel discussion about this end of the business. Your host was one of the panelists, as were Zach Lambrinon of Intelligent Lighting at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and Zakaria Al-Alami of Arc3 Design and Jazz At Lincoln Center.
That night, we were also joined by representatives from Elation, Chauvet DJ, City Theatrical, Chroma-Q, High End Systems, Martin, Rosco, TMB, Vari*Lite, and UsedLighting.com. It was a great night, and with the permission of all the participants, in this episode we bring you the full panel discussion.