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Dave Smith

Entered the industry in 1974 as a Lighting Designer. Spent four years in America working for The Zomba Corporation in New York. Upon returning to the UK, concentrated on television and major one off shows across the entertainment spectrum from rock through to jazz, classical concerts to product launches as lighting designer, operator, production co-ordinator.

Joined Light and Sound Design in 1991 to manage their new Special Projects department. Notable projects include 1992 Barcelona Olympics, 10,000 Voice choir in Cardiff and Dublin and the Goodwill Games in St Petersburg for CNN.

Left LSD in 1996 to concentrate on technical co-ordination of large one-off television or special events which have included: The Brits, Janet Jackson for HBO in Hawaii, Tina Turner at Wembley and numerous filmed productions for Cirque du Soleil worldwide.

An optioned author who contributes regularly to technical trade magazines.

Contact: 07831 236000
Email:dave@specialz.co.uk


Keith Owen MA (Industrial Design)

Has worked in the technical side of the Entertainment Industry since 1979. Became Manager of Research and Development at Light and Sound Design Birmingham where he was involved in the design and manufacture of products, the management of research and development and technical training. Project Manager of the ‘Icon’ automated light project, from initial concept to completion, including the specific design of the Icon console ‘human interface’ and layout.

During his time at LSD he contributed to numerous productions, from Prince to Bryan Adams primarily providing technical back-up and support to tours, problem solving and trouble-shooting. providing a constant flow of ideas and technical innovation to lighting designers throughout the world.

Also contributes to Entertainment based initiatives, Production Services Association, Technical Training issues.


Contact: 07974 205795
Email:keith@specialz.co.uk