Special Events & Productions

Lighting Design and Direction & Lighting Consultation – Special Events & Productions

Senior Lighting Designer / Lighting Director: TADLighting Services Ltd. (1986 – Present)

As Senior Lighting Designer and Lighting Director for TADLighting Services, Adrian has worked on projects that have taken him around the world, and has furthered his passion and reputation in the world of television broadcast and production lighting design. Selected credits are as follows:

Alcoholics Anonymous 2015 Convention, Atlanta, GA (June/July 2015)                                                                                                                                                                COBMC CTV-Rogers 2012 London Summer Olympic Games (July 2012)                                                                                                                                                  Alcoholics Anonymous 2010 Convention, San Antonio, Texas (June/July 2010)
CIVT (CTV) Vancouver HD Studio Set (March 2010)
COBMC CTV-Rogers 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games (Feb 2010)
CTV Toronto Local News, HD Set (Feb-Apr 2009)
So You Think You Can Dance, Canada (Season One)-Danse TV Productions/CTV (April-Dec 2008)
Royal Ontario Museum, Opening of Michael Lee Chin Crystal (June 2007)
Sportsnet HD Studio’s – Studio Installation and Design (Jan 2007)
TSN HD Studio’s – Studio Design and Installation (July 2006)
MTV Canada – Studio Installation and Design (March 2006)
Making The Cut-Season Finale, Network Entertainment/CBC (December 2004)
Billy Graham Missions (July 1995 – July 2005)
Franklin Graham Festivals (October 1999 – Present)
Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, TSN (1995 – Present)
Comedy Now, CTV/Comedy Channel (1999 – 2008)
Comedy Inc, CTV/Comedy Channel (2003-2007)
Annual Genie Awards; CBC (2001 – 2003)
Annual Gemini Awards Toronto, Ontario (1998 – 2002)
Federal NDP Convention, (1997 – 2003)
Sports Celebrities Festival, TSN (1992 – 2005)
Canada Summer Games – Opening Ceremonies (August, 2001)
International Evangelical Convention, Amsterdam, Netherlands (July/Aug, 2000)
Ontario Special Olympics, Opening & Closing Ceremonies (May, 2000)
Rita MacNeil Christmas Special ; Leopard Prods./CTV (2000)
Ontario NDP Convention (1996 – 2000)
Bridgefest ’97. The opening of Confederation Bridge, PEI (1997)
Special Olympics World Winter Games, Closing Ceremonies, Toronto, Ont. (1997)
Winter Olympics, Lillehammer, Norway; CTV (1994)
Musikanten Stadl, Toronto CNE; ORF Austria/CTV (1994)
CFL Grey Cup Halftime Show, Toronto SkyDome; CBC (1992)
Summer Olympics, Barcelona, Spain; CTV (1992)
Opening Ceremonies, Toronto SkyDome (1989)
Jim Henson Hour, CBC, Toronto (1987)
Jim Henson Christmas Special, Toronto (1986)
Manager / Lighting Designer: Lightsource Rental Facility, Toronto (1988 –1993)

When the opportunity arose to enter the business world of lighting, Adrian took over managing the Lightsource Rental Facility at Wallace Studio’s in Toronto. While managing the rental facility he also was Lighting Designer / Lighting Director on selected projects such as the Skydome Opening Ceremonies, and the CTV Barcelona Olympics.

Landmark Productions – “Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future” (1987)

One of the largest production firms to set up in Toronto in the late 80’s hired Adrian to design and install their 80,000 sq ft studio. A complete grid, dimming and cyclorama system was constructed in an abandoned bus terminal. A second 6,000 sq. ft. studio was subsequently added to shoot all the miniature and motion control segments. For 7 months “Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future” was the mainstay of the Ontario Film industry.

Lighting Director: Global Television Network (1980 –1986)

After several years in theatre, the opportunity presented itself to make the switch to the broadcast world with the Global Television Network. After 3 years working on various location and studio productions including Wintario and Loving Friends and Perfect Couples, Adrian was promoted to Lighting Director for the Network, with responsibility for the look of all on air presentations, remote broadcasts for the Ontario Lottery Corporation, the management and operation of the Lighting Department, rebuilding the Studio facilities and the Lighting Direction of all non Global productions using the Don Mills Facility. In 1986, as a result of his work at Global with Jim Henson Production’s, Adrian was asked to work with the International division of Henson & Associates on several projects in the UK and Los Angeles.