The Lighting Design Group

The Lighting Design Group Critically acclaimed Broadcast and Television Lighting Design and Production Services The Lighting Design Group, the largest broadcast lighting design firm in the world, is a consortium of Lighting and Systems Designers headed by President Steven Brill.

Since 1989, numerous celebrated television shows, theatrical productions, and corporations have turned to The Lighting Design Group for its outstanding designs, exceptional production services, and comprehensive studio systems development and installation. The Lighting Design Group is incorporated in the State of New York and is headquartered in Manhattan.

Since 1989, numerous celebrated television shows, theatrical productions, and corporations have turned to The Lighting Design Group for its outstanding designs, exceptional production services, and comprehensive studio systems development and installation. The Lighting Design Group is incorporated in the State of New York and is headquartered in Manhattan.

Mission: The Lighting Design Group offers an established track record, skilled professionals, and a broad range of services at a fair price. It's a combination the competition can't match. Our artistic vision, production and operations management, and extensive network of designers, gaffers, and electricians can make the difference between a good show and a great one.

Operating as usual

President Steve Brill, Senior LD Paul Lohr & LD Anna Jones’ design work on “Volcano Live! with Nick Wallenda” in Masaya,...
10/08/2020
Live Design Magazine

President Steve Brill, Senior LD Paul Lohr & LD Anna Jones’ design work on “Volcano Live! with Nick Wallenda” in Masaya, Nicaragua back in March has been shortlisted for a Live Design Magazine Broadcast Live Performance Award. Check it out below!

"Lighting a man as he tightrope-walks across a natural volcano is no easy feat. Making the performer look good while also creating interestingly lit backgrounds requires careful planning, consummate execution, and a pro’s knowledge of lighting for television." — Jeff Ravitz, lighting designer and judge for the Design Achievement Awards

Check out The Lighting Design Group's design, and vote for the most outstanding projects!

LDG is proud to be nominated for a News & Documentary EMMY Award alongside our collaborators at CNN & Jack Morton Worldw...
09/21/2020

LDG is proud to be nominated for a News & Documentary EMMY Award alongside our collaborators at CNN & Jack Morton Worldwide in the Lighting Direction & Set Design category for our work on CNN Studio 19Y shows, New Day & Cuomo Prime Time. The awards will be presented via live-stream tonight, starting at 8pm EST. Congratulations & Good Luck to President Steve Brill, Senior Lighting Designer Niel Galen, Lighting Designer Dan Rousseau & the entire team! (Photos: N. Galen)

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and safe Memorial Day!
05/25/2020

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and safe Memorial Day!

Tune in TONIGHT at 10p EST to watch Mike Grabowski do his thing during “Club MTV Presents #DanceTogether with D-Nice” on...
04/26/2020

Tune in TONIGHT at 10p EST to watch Mike Grabowski do his thing during “Club MTV Presents #DanceTogether with D-Nice” on MTV and VH1 to support VH1 Save the Music. Jam packed with a star-studded lineup and raising funds for students, what more can you ask for out of this Saturday night at home!

04/13/2020

During this challenging period of time, LDG would like to announce that we are now offering Remote Home Studio Consultations.

Our company has a long history of home, office, and streaming set ups, in addition to our years of creative solutions for remote broadcasts. Our designers are now ready to remotely help you find the best lighting solutions for your current broadcast situations. We offer simple broadcast consultation, helping you to discover the best framing, background and what lighting options are available -from what's around to a more extensive setup.

Let’s talk about what solution works for you and how to make your space look the best it can be. We are all in this together, and we are ready to lend a hand. Email us at [email protected].

04/09/2020

We hope everyone is staying safe, adjusting well and keeping busy during these crazy times. We definitely are!

This past weekend, Dennis Size, LDG V.P. of Design, designed/installed the lighting for an ‘in home’ studio at the house of George Stephanopoulos, Chief Anchor/Political Correspondent for ABC NEWS. The self-contained, ‘un-maned’ studio (complete with broadcast camera, lights, audio, and video wall background) will allow him to fulfill his morning anchor duties on ABC’s GOOD MORNING AMERICA, and Sunday’s THIS WEEK.

Size’s design included ARRI Skypanel 30’s, an L7-fresnel, a Practilite 604, and an Astra light panel.

If you are interested in LDG’s In-Home Studio options, please email [email protected]

The Edge is officially open! Join us on a Journey to Edge, an immersive experience with a linear narrative about Hudson ...
03/11/2020
Edge in Hudson Yards is Designed for Sky-High Views Indoors and Out

The Edge is officially open! Join us on a Journey to Edge, an immersive experience with a linear narrative about Hudson Yards’ transformation from an active rail yard to NYC’s newest neighborhood. A project that's been four years in the making, Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere!

Thank you to our partners: Adirondack Studios, Bold Lighting, Diversified., Eventscape, Yessian Music, Mousetrappe, Neoscape and LAB at Rockwell Group

As its name suggests, Edge in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards offers a new precipice from which to take in the city’s skyline—rising just over 1,100 feet in...

What an amazing feat! Honored to light Nik Wallenda's journey along the 1,800 ft wire across Masaya Volcano on Wednesday...
03/06/2020

What an amazing feat! Honored to light Nik Wallenda's journey along the 1,800 ft wire across Masaya Volcano on Wednesday, March 4th. It was truly incredible!

03/04/2020
Nik Wallenda on volcano walk: 'I'm risking my life' l ABC News

***TONIGHT*** Nik Wallenda walks across one of the world's most active volcanoes, Masaya Volcano, on a one-inch thick in diameter and 1,800-feet long wire! Tune in tonight on ABC at 8/7c to watch our crew help light Wallenda's massive feat!

Wallenda told ABC News he has “a little bit more angst” than normal as he prepares to traverse an 1,800-foot wire across the crater of Nicaragua’s Masaya Vol...

Our talented designers helping make this 12' x 16' room seem so much bigger than it is!
02/14/2020
‘ABC News Live Prime’ debuts

Our talented designers helping make this 12' x 16' room seem so much bigger than it is!

A week after ABC News expanded its “ABC News Live” streaming platform, the network officially ... Read More

01/22/2020
Knight of Illumination Awards

Knight of Illumination Awards

Monica Rose and Steve Brill won the Astera Award for Live Performance Special (Non Music) for the Funeral of Former President George H.W. Bush.

Judges said 'the solemnity of the moment was complemented by a careful, unobtrusive lighting design.'

See what Monica had to say backstage after collecting the sword!

Happy New Year’s Eve everybody! A special thank you to all who are working through the holiday!!
12/31/2019
Live Design Magazine

Happy New Year’s Eve everybody! A special thank you to all who are working through the holiday!!

Mike Grabowski of Lighting Design Group shares lighting plots for the outside setup of the 2019 Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest held in Times Square on December 31, 2018. Check out the plots!

Happy Holidays!
12/23/2019

Happy Holidays!

Tune in to watch us at work during the 6th Democratic Debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles hosted by PBS...
12/20/2019
Watch the PBS NewsHour POLITICO Democratic Debate

Tune in to watch us at work during the 6th Democratic Debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles hosted by PBS NewsHour and POLITICO!

Democrats take the stage for 2019's last primary presidential debate on Dec. 19. Find our livestream here, plus expert commentary, analysis and fact-checking.

Tune in at 8pm to watch our team in action during the 2019 CNN Heroes. Meet 2019's Top 10 everyday people doing extraord...
12/09/2019
CNN Heroes: Everyday people changing the world - CNN

Tune in at 8pm to watch our team in action during the 2019 CNN Heroes. Meet 2019's Top 10 everyday people doing extraordinary things to change the world!

Everyday people doing extraordinary things to change the world

Wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving from LDG!
11/28/2019

Wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving from LDG!

Congratulations to the whole team, all the other winners, and nominees!
11/26/2019
Winners Of The 2019 KOI-USA Awards

Congratulations to the whole team, all the other winners, and nominees!

The winners were announced at the second annual Knight of Illumination Awards USA (KOI-USA), honoring lighting and video designers' work.

Delighted to announce our lighting designers Steve Brill & Monica Rose won The Astera Award for Live Performance Special...
11/25/2019

Delighted to announce our lighting designers Steve Brill & Monica Rose won The Astera Award for Live Performance Special (Non-Music) for their work on the Funeral of Former President H.W. Bush at the Knight of Illumination Awards this weekend! Congratulations to the whole team!

Lighting Designers - Steve Brill, Monica Rose
Gaffers - Lesli Tilly, Jon Goss, Mike Purbaugh
Best Boys - Sean Linehan, Leon Virgo
Project Manager - Sheryl Wisniewski
Chief Electrician at Washington National Cathedral- Greg Addison

The 2019 Knight of Illumination Awards USA nominees are in and we’re thrilled to announce that The Lighting Design Group...
10/29/2019
Live for Broadcast Shortlist Announced for 2019 KOI-USA

The 2019 Knight of Illumination Awards USA nominees are in and we’re thrilled to announce that The Lighting Design Group has been shortlisted in 3 of 5 Broadcast categories! Congratulations to all!

Dan Rousseau for Cuomo Prime Time- CNN (Unscripted Series)

Mike Grabowski for MTV Push: Billie Eilish episode (Live Performance Special-Music)

Steve Brill & Monica Rose for Funeral of Former President H.W Bush- ABC (Live Performance Special-Non-Music)

The organizing committee of the 2019 Knight of Illumination Awards USA (KOI-USA) has announced the shortlist for the Live for Broadcast category.

10/11/2019
Life is Unscripted - Inside the Actors Studio

Inside the Actors Studio is back and, with the retirement of Mr. Lipton, has a neat new format! Actors interviewing actors. Senior Designer Mike Grabowski was brought on to help reimagine the classic show. David Cook and Tim Kaufman have served as the Project Managers, and Sean Linehan and Carl Skovgaard have made it happen as the Production Electricians. Tune in to watch on Sunday 10/13 on Ovation Network!

All unscripted. All real. All-new Inside The Actors Studio Premieres Sunday October 13th at 10pm ET. Subscribe to Ovation's YouTube - http://bit.ly/OvationSu...

Sharks Pregame Live will unveil the new state-of-the-art NBC Sports Bay Area Studio on Saturday, October 5th at 6:30 p.m...
10/04/2019

Sharks Pregame Live will unveil the new state-of-the-art NBC Sports Bay Area Studio on Saturday, October 5th at 6:30 p.m.! The new 2,270-square-foot studio in San Francisco will feature a modern sleek design, 30-ft-wide LED monitor, 120 LED tiles integrated into the set and an interactive Demo Area. It will serve as the set for the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers pre- and post-game shows, news updates, press conferences, breaking news and magazine shows as well as San Jose Sharks, Sacramento Kings and Oakland A’s pre- and post-game shows.

The studio was lit and executed by Executive Lighting Designer: Steve Brill, Sr. Lighting Designer: Niel Galen, Assistant Lighting Designer: Dan Rousseau, Gaffer: Eric Kasprisin, Programmer: Jon Goss, Equipment Sourcing: Scott Laurentz, Equipment Logistics: Alex Womer and Project Manager: Hannah Zucker.

https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/home-page/nbc-sports-bay-area-nbc-sports-california-reveal-brand-new-studio

(Photo Credit: NBC Sports Group.)

Here's an inside look into the third Democratic Debate held at Texas Southern University last Thursday, September 12th! ...
09/17/2019
ABC goes structural for its Democratic debate stage design

Here's an inside look into the third Democratic Debate held at Texas Southern University last Thursday, September 12th! A phenomenal job done by our team: Senior Lighting Designer Dennis Size, Lighting Designer Alex Kyle-Dipietropaolo, Head Gaffer Lesli Tilly, Spin Room and LD/Gaffer John Reynolds, Production Gaffer (ABC) Brian Renoni, Programmer Evan Purcell, Local Production Electrician Bob Katz and Senior Project Manager Carolyn Szymanski!

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates met for the third time this election cycle with ... Read More

**LIVE FROM HOUSTON** Tune in at 8pm ET to see our lighting team hard at work during the third Democratic Debate in Hous...
09/12/2019
ABC News Live Video

**LIVE FROM HOUSTON** Tune in at 8pm ET to see our lighting team hard at work during the third Democratic Debate in Houston, Texas!

Watch 24/7 live news video and breaking news coverage on abcnews.com

Remembering those we lost on September 11th, 2001, gone but never forgotten.
09/11/2019

Remembering those we lost on September 11th, 2001, gone but never forgotten.

Happy Tuesday, hope everyone had a restful holiday weekend and is ready to face the week renewed & recharged! We definit...
09/03/2019
A look at Fox Business’ updated home in Studio G

Happy Tuesday, hope everyone had a restful holiday weekend and is ready to face the week renewed & recharged! We definitely are, check out our work on the newly updated Studio G for Fox Business!

Fox Business unveiled a new look for Studio G on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, that ... Read More

Great write-up of our work on the Democratic Debate by Live Design Magazine! Click for more pictures, details and an int...
08/19/2019
Designing the First 2020 Democratic Debate: Part Two, Lighting

Great write-up of our work on the Democratic Debate by Live Design Magazine! Click for more pictures, details and an interview with senior lighting designer Steve Brill!

Steve Brill discusses The Lighting Design Group's design for the first Democratic debate of the 2020 presidential election.

08/07/2019
Kiana Ledé Performs 'Bouncin' & 'Ex' + EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | MTV Push

Happy Hump Day!

Check out this video our Senior Lighting Designer Mike Grabowski worked on this month with MTV Push! Shout out to gaffer Seán Linehan, programmer Alyssa Eilbott and project manager David Cook for working hard on such a cool performance!

MTV’s Push Artist, Kiana Ledé performs her hit songs ‘Bouncin,’ ‘Ex.’ + stick til the end to see if Kiana can guess the mystery sauce! #MTVPush #KianaLede #M...

Thank you Jon for a great 15 years, you have played a pivotal role in LDG's history and we're so thankful for all of you...
08/01/2019

Thank you Jon for a great 15 years, you have played a pivotal role in LDG's history and we're so thankful for all of your valuable contributions. We wish you nothing but the best as you start your new chapter in life! Good luck!

Emmy season is upon us!Thrilled to have several nominations for Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design in The ...
07/30/2019

Emmy season is upon us!

Thrilled to have several nominations for Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design in The 40th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

Congratulations to Sr. Lighting Designer Steve Brill and Lighting Directors Monica Rose and Greg Addison for their work on the President George HW Bush Funeral Live on ABC and Sr. Lighting Director Steve Brill, Sr. Designer Robert Hunter, Production Designer Renee Cullen, Lighting Designers: Niel Galen and Dan Rousseau and Scenic Designers: Brett Kelly, Guy Pepper and Jeff Young on their nominations for The Van Jones Show on CNN!

Good luck to you all!

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