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Bob Bonniol
Bob Bonniol
Mode Studios
Seattle, Washington USA
Seattle, Washington USA

Noted by critics as a designer who creates “explosions of multimedia” onstage, Bob Bonniol serves as the guiding creative visionary for MODE Studios. With influences and instructors like Laurie Anderson, Natasha Katz, Robert Edmond Jones, and Nam Jun Paik, Bob stands at the fore of a new movement in production design that fuses multimedia with lighting and architecture into a cohesive whole. Bob began this journey living and working New York City.

A move to Las Vegas, and his subsequent appointment as Lighting Director of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express added glitz to his New York sensibilities. Bob went on to design the lighting for Planet Hollywood Las Vegas (in association with David Rockwell, noted architect of the new Kodak Theatre in Hollywood).

Feeling parched for culture as well as water, Bob relocated to Seattle in 1998, where he and Colleen started Monarch Designs/MODE Studios. Since making the move he has designed lighting for the National Tour of Victor/Victoria (as well as the Papermill Playhouse and 5th Avenue Theatre Production), designed Lighting and Projection for the International Sensation, Burn The Floor, designed large format film projection for the world tour of Footloose the Musical (as well as concurrent Vegas and Atlantic City productions), designed projection and multimedia for the critically acclaimed 2001 National Tour of Godspell (directed by Scott Schwartz), designed projection and lighting for The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Evita at North Carolina Theatre, and designed projection for the National Tour of Selena Forever. He has won an Eddy Award as part of the lighting design team for the Seattle Opera’s epic Ring Cycle; He has received a Triangle award for his lighting and projection design for The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert.

Bob (along with wife and partner Colleen) most recently designed the world premiere of the new Marion Oliver McCaw Hall in Seattle, with the Seattle Opera’s production of Parsifal. Also completed this fall is their projection design (in association with Jim Noone) for the world premiere of the new musical, The Wedding Banquet, and their projection and lighting design for Dame Edna’s new Broadway production. Upcoming productions include Concert Tour designs for Nickleback , and Robert Randolph. Colleen and Bob are contributing columnists to Entertainment Design Magazine, Lighting Dimensions Magazine, and Video Systems Design.

For More info on Bob or Mode Studios, check out www.modestudios.com



Bob Bonniol Profile

Articles by Bob Bonniol

Live & Stage Events
Journey - Anyway They Want ItJourney - Anyway They Want It

Three weeks to build 90 minutes of world-class video and animation for a one-of-a-kind performance by one of the world's legendary rock bands.

People / Interview
Bob Bonniol
Business & Marketing
Copyright Law and Contracts

Copyright Law and Contracts

Bob Bonniol discusses copyright law and contracts as technology brings new levels to common ideas of physical and intellectual property.

Tutorial
Bob Bonniol
Business & Marketing
Copyright Law and Contracts, Part 2

Copyright Law and Contracts, Part 2

Bob Bonniol takes an indepth look at copyright law and intellectual property in this continuation article.

Tutorial
Bob Bonniol
NAB Expo
NAB 2003

NAB 2003

Bob Bonniol revisits the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, while looking in on Diamond Vision's spectacular new 33 foot by 109 foot LED 'backdrop'. He reveals to readers stunning new technologies and entices us to look forward to the future of these remarkable advances.

Editorial
Bob Bonniol
Matrox Video Systems
Matrox RTX100

Matrox RTX100

Bob Bonniol takes a good look at the new RTX line of cards for the video editor from Matrox in this article about the Matrox RT.X 100.

Review
Bob Bonniol
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