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Kia – “Light Up The Holidays”

 

Director: Damian Kulash
Producer: Kelli Abraham
Lighting Designer: Matt Ardine
Production Designer: Brian Branstetter
Cinematographer: Chris Soos

 

A Kia dealership is transformed into a large scale lighting display set to “CHRISTMAS EVE IN SARAJEVO” BY THE TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA.  We see the headlights of the cars light up. Behind the cars, the dealership, and the lot, also being to come to life with lights. Suddenly, we interrupt into a rocking visual of holiday lights.

 

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Nike – Roll Bounce

Director: Hiro Murai
Cinematographer: Larkin Seiple
Lighting Designer: Matt Ardine

A normal NFL game is being played at Century Field with the Sea Hawks. As the Alpha Menace plants into the turf, the lighting changes at the moment of impact into a disco roller rink. The defense turns suddenly has roller skates on and Russell Wilson jukes them out, running down the field. To accomplish this, we added 350 lights into the stadium in 1 day for a 2 day shoot.

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Desperados – Bassdrop

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Director: Ralf Scherenberg
Lighting Designer: Matt Ardine

Desperados created a commercial in zero gravity to find the ultimate Bass Drop. This commercial featured a light show on the Zero G airplane that had to withstand the G forces associated with this famous plane.

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Clinique – Play With Pop ft/ Zara Larsson

 

Director: Hiro Murai
Cinematographer: Larkin Seiple
Lighting Director: Matt Ardine

Clinique created this interactive commercial/music video to show off their new line of lipstick. In this piece, Zara Larsson created 4 versions of her song, Lush Life. The genres are acoustic, dance, pop, and country. For each version of the song, we used the same set with different dressing and the camera did the same exact moves on the Milo motion control rig.  Larkin and I created 4 distinct looks to go with the different genres.

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The Pound Hole

Director: Daniels
Cinematographer: Larkin Seiple
Lighting Designer: Matt Ardine

 

The Pound Hole is a pilot create for Adult Swim. It is Adult Swim’s first ever late night dance party, where DJ Douggpound remixes both the audio and visuals of this club into surreal, and sometimes violent, but always danceable situation. We transformed an empty warehouse into a night club in one day.

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iHeart Media Broadcast Concerts

Nickelback, November 18, 2014

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Director: Bryan Olinger
Lighting, Scenic & Video Designer: Matt Ardine
Nickelback Lighting Designer: Christopher Maeder
Master Electrician: Gern Trowbridge

 

 

TI, October 23, 2014


Director: Bryan Olinger
Lighting & Scenic Designer: Matt Ardine
Lighting Director: Matt Shimamoto
Master Electrician: Gern Trowbridge

Rascal Flatts, May 12, 2014

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Director: Bryan Olinger
Lighting Designer: Matt Ardine
Lighting Director: Willy McLaighlan
Master Electrician: Gern Trowbridge

Arctic Monkeys, June 11, 2014

Director: Bryan Olinger
Lighting Designer: Matt Ardine
Arctic Monkey’s Lighting Designer: Sam MacLaren
Master Electrician: Gern Trowbridge

Kenny Chesney, September 12, 2014

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Director: Bryan Olinger
Lighting & Scenic Designer: Matt Ardine
Lighting Director: Jeff Barco
Master Electrician: Gern Trowbridge

Death Cab for Cutie – You Are a Tourist

Director: Tim Nackashi

Lighting Designer: Matt Ardine

 

The first live, scripted, one-take music video shoot. On April 5th, 2011, it aired live on several websites as the first event of its type. The lighting is some of the most technical and creative around. Utilizing LEDs to display video and wireless LED costumes, this video has a unique art-deco meets Tron look.

 

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Childish Gambino – 3005 – Woodies Performance


LED Designer: Matt Ardine
Costume Designer: Elise Valasco
For the 2014 Woodie Awards, Childish Gambino wanted to have a grand entrance to the stage. After seeing the Death Cab for Cutie video, director Hiro Murai contacted me to design the LED costumes for Childish Gambino and 8 costumes and 8 instruments for the marching band. Working with Elise Valasco, we pulled this massive feet off in a matter of 4 days from planning to shipping the costumes to Austin for the show. It ended up being over 900 RGB LEDs that are wirelessly controlled.

iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014: Artist Lineup Announcement

Directors: Bryan Olinger
Lighting Designer: Matt Ardine

For the 2014 festival announcement, iHeartRadio wanted to create a fast paced promo that got the viewers excited for the festival. Director, Bryan Olinger, shot with 3 cameras that were constantly moving. I designed a semicircle of lights and truss to make sure that there was always a dynamic background.

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Aloe Blacc – Love is the Answer

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Directors: Radical Friends
Director of Photography: Matthias Montero
Lighting Designer: Matt Ardine

This interactive music video had the challenge of lighting 16 different sets of Park Plaza at once. Working with Director of Photography, Matthias Montero, we designed the lighting for 4 characters as they pass through the different rooms culminating in the dance finale in the main lobby. The main challenge on this project was getting all the sets up and programmed with short preproduction time.

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