With over 30 years experience in the lighting industry, some would say Brad Schiller is an industry veteran. Starting his career in the mid 1980’s he worked as Technician and Programmer on many different productions. In 1996, he was employed by High End Systems as a Lighting Designer, Programmer, and Sales Support Specialist.
Then in 2003, he left High End Systems to again work as a freelance Lighting Designer and Programmer. 2004 marked his return to High End Systems, this time assuming the roles of Director of Control Systems Development and Product Marketing Manager.
In 2012, Brad embarked on a new opportunity with Philips Entertainment as both the Vari*Lite and Showline Product Marketing Manager.
Continuing his growth, Brad most recently joined Martin by Harman in 2015 as the Business Development Manager for Live Entertainment in North America.
Brad has been involved with many types of productions including theatre, television, concerts, film, architectural, dance, and industrials. Some of his favorite projects include:
The 1996 Academy Awards,
The Capitol of Puerto Rico,
The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies,
The Crystal Method, and Metallica.
Brad has been employed as an Automated Lighting Programmer, Lighting Designer, video content designer/organizer, digital lighting specialist, creative consultant, instructor and more.
Brad is the author of
The Automated Lighting Programmer’s Handbook, published by Focal Press. From basic principles of automated lighting, to pre-production preparations, the text details concepts, procedures, and guidelines to ensure a successful production. The third edition was released in October 2016.
Brad is also a featured columnist for Projection, Lights, and Staging News (PLSN). His monthly article titled "Feeding the Machines" teaches programming principles in a simple and straightforward manner.
Brad has written for other industry publications such as Entertainment Technology Asia and authored several industry manuals.