Performing Arts: Lighting Design; term
I am a theater professional in lighting and set design as well as a sculptor and painter. I work professionally as a theater consultant for an internationally recognized architecture engineering firm.
Kent is a specialist in the design and specification of audiovisual, show control, lighting, and theatre performance systems. He has worked in design and project management with expertise in designing audiovisual systems for corporate, healthcare, educational, and civic clients as well as theatrical and AV systems for performing and cultural arts projects. Innovative technology projects have included tele-presence, audiovisual conferencing, digital signage applications, paging and background audio systems, classroom media technology, and room automation systems. His background includes working as a professional in the entertainment industry. He has taught design and technology classes at the university level, and he is author of two books on technology systems as well as numerous technical articles in major industry publications. He blogs for InfoComm International’s AllVoices and will soon be a featured columnist for the online publication rAVe magazine covering the topic of sustainability and technology.
Kent is part of a group of pioneers in the sustainable technology industry serving on the InfoComm International’s Green AV Task Force. He is a coauthor of the Sustainable Technology Environments Program (STEP) rating system and currently serves as the chair of the technology task force for the STEP Foundation, stewarding the STEP rating system’s evolution through its second iteration and toward ANSI/ISO accreditation. He is an active participant in the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and a frequent lecturer at conferences such as InfoComm, the United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA/CES Provider).
Set Design, Lighting Design, technology systems design including lighting, audiovisual, IT, acoustics, and theater technology.