Super Bowl lighting details Written by marqueeshow on February 7, 2019

Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Turner

Lighting designer Bob Barnhart of 22 Degrees is no stranger to the Super Bowl. He has lit numerous Halftime Shows, sometimes in climates so cold he wondered if the lights would freeze. Luckily, the weather was nice on Sunday, February 3, 2019 as he scored big in lighting the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show featuring Adam Levine and Maroon 5, as well as rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi. Barnhart shares his plots for this major concert that has to be built onsite in barely a few minutes in front of an audience, as well as the lighting gear list from PRG, and lighting crew credits. Stay tuned for an interview with the LD as he shares his “intel” on the 150 Intel Shooting Star Drones, which he implemented for this show.

Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show Lighting Gear

28 PRG Bad Boy (with shutters)
150 PRG Icon Edge
46 PRG Best Boy HP
48 Elation RAYZOR 760
60 Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 Beamwash
42 Philips Vari-Lite VL10 Beamwash
99 Claypaky Sharpy
28 GLP GT-1
12 GLP Impression X4BAR10 (with diffuser)
134 GLP Impression X4BAR20 (with diffuser)
302 Philips Color Kinetics ColorBlast TRX
86 Chroma-Q Color Block 2
50 TMB Solaris Flare
4 Strong Gladiator 4K
6 Brite Box LT3000
12 Reel EFX Diffusion DF-50
12 Reel EFX Fan
1 PRG V676 (Moving Lights)
1 MA Lighting grandMA2 (Servers)
150 Intel Shooting Star Drones, Flying Lanterns
Lighting Crew

Lighting Designer: Bob Barnhart
Lighting Directors: David Grill, Pete Radice, and Jason Rudolph
Lead Gaffer: Tony Ward
Gaffers: Paul Bell Jr., Keith Berkes, Dean Brown, Richard Beck, Jr.
Best Boy: David Serralles
Spot Operators: Tim Altman, George Sennefelder, John Warburton
PRG Systems Tech: Chris Conti
PRG Project Manager: Robb Minnotte
PRG Production Managers: Jeff Javier, Travis Snyder
PRG Lead Techs: Matt Geneczko, Jeff Anderson
PRG Crew: Alexandra Ward
PRG Engineer: Jeremy Su
PRG Pre-vis: Tom Huston
Lighting Project Coordinator: Marie Turner
Spot Tech: Quinn Smith
Intern: Declan Moore
19 men and women from Local 927
Flying Lantern Team from Intel

Intel Fellow: Lakshman Krishnamurthy
Vice President, General Manager of Intel Drone Team: Anil Nanduri
Senior Principal Engineers: Xue ‘Sharon’ Yang and Daniel
Principal Engineers: Jun Li and Ke Ding
General Manager of Intel Drone Light Shows (acting): Muhammad ‘Bilal’ Safeer
Light Show Services Execution Lead: Madeleine Ong
Software Engineering Manager: Martin Moerth
Creative Lead Drone Light Shows: Andreas Jalsovec
Drone Light Shows Desktop Software Lead: Tobias Gurdan
Hardware Engineer: Michael Platz
Hardware Practical Engineer: Ky Nguyen
Software Engineer: Manoj Thayilthekkathil