Z.. Bob Bonniol Bio

Bob Bonniol is a Video, Lighting, and Interactive designer of Concert, Theatrical, Opera, Brand Environments, and permanent installation.

His breakthrough interactive LED installations serve as the centerpiece in 4 new atriums anchoring the newly constructed Microsoft Entertainment & Devices Campus, in Redmond, Washington.

He currently serves as Blue Man Group’s Resident Design/Consultant for implementing interactivity and specialized video phenomena in all of their productions world wide.

Recent credits include Video & Interactive System’s Design for Blue Man Group’s new Orlando production (opening at Universal in February of 2012), Scenic Video Design for Reba MacEntire’s All The Women I am Tour 2011/2012 (Production Design by Steve Cohen), Projection mapped set design for NBC’s Education Nation broadcasts in 2011 (with NBC and Jack Morton Worldwide), Video Design for America’s Got Talent Live 2011, Video Content Design for the 2011 Walmart Shareholder’s Meeting (with Patrick Dierson and Jack Morton Worldwide), Video Systems Design for Activision’s ginormous booth at E3 2011 (With director Ray Woodbury and Production Designer Butch Allen), Video Design for the TED Conference 2011 in Long Beach, Video Content Design for Avril Lavigne’s Black Star World Tour (With Butch Allen), Video Design for America’s Got Talent Live 2010, Video and Projection Design for AR Rahman’s Jai Ho World Tour (With Amy Tinkham Directing, Peter Morse LD, Butch Allen Production Design); Video Design for the Broadway bound musical, Catch Me If You Can (Jack O’Brian/Jerry Mitchell Directing, Production Design by David Rockwell); Video Design for Creed’s 2009/2010 World Tour; Video Design for Nickelback’s Dark Horse Tour 2009/2010 (With Butch Allen); Production, Direction, and Production Design for Journey’s 30th Anniversary Live DVD, Revelations (certified Platinum) ; Production Design (Set, Video, and Lighting) for Handel’s Messiah Rocks for PBS with the Boston Pops (Emmy Award Nomination); Projection Design for the World Premiere of the opera, Frobisher at Calgary Opera; Video Content Design for R. Kelly’s Double Up World Tour 2007/2008, Production Design and Direction for LeAnn Rimes’ 2007 tour in support of her new album, Family;  Video and Production designs for Nickelback’s All The Right Reasons World Tour with Puddle of Mudd, Daughtry, and Staind, in Arena and Stadiums;  Multimedia Design for Sinatra Live at the London Palladium;  Scenic Video Design for  Grammy Winning rockers 3 Doors Down’s 2005/2006 World Tour; Video  Content Design for Barry Manilow’s Emmy Award winning show, Music & Passion, at the Las Vegas Hilton;  Production/Video/Lighting Design for Cartel, in their Live DVD release of 2007.  His design of the 10 minute spectacular, Power Up, served as the premiere piece for the epic new LED sky screen at The Place in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Additional credits include the Godspell National Tour (directed by Scott Schwartz, scenery by Scott Pask),(Video Design); The Vivian Girls with Pat Graney Dance, featuring the works of outsider artist Henry Darger (Projection Design); Victor/Victoria National Tour (Lighting Design, also at Papermill Playhouse & The 5th Avenue Theatre);  Footloose National Tour (Projection Design); The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert (Production/Video/Lighting Design) (2003 Triangle Award); War & Peace at the Spoleto Festival, Italy (Projection Design);  Parsifal at the Seattle Opera (Projection Design) (Projection Designers of the Year Award 2003); Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express Las Vegas (Lighting Direction).

Bob Chairs the Media Design for Live Performance MFA program in the Theatre Department at The California Institute for the Arts. He has lectured on Projection and Digital Lighting at numerous LDI trade shows; at INFOCOMM; at Full Sail University; in Master Classes at The Banff Centre; at Western Washington University; and in The Projection Design Master Classes sponsored by Live Design Magazine.

He is currently on the Industry Advisory Board for BARCO, as well as serving as Industry Consultants for ETC, PRG, TMB, and Green Hippo.

Bob was named, in 2010, to Live Design’s list of the 50 Most Influential People in Entertainment Design and Technology.

His production company, MODE Studios, is headquartered in Seattle Washington.  MODE Studios has provided integration, production, and programming expertise for Projection and Media Design to Young Frankenstein (Broadway), No Doubt’s current World Tour, Nine Inch Nail’s 2008/2009 tour, Blue Man Group (Vegas, Orlando, NY, world tour), Disney,  Deuce (Broadway), The James Nachtway “Wish” for the TED Foundation, Hannah Montana, and Kanye West, among others.