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Circus Maximus: Jeronimo Carbi

Jeronimo Carbi actually did run away to join the circus. Working for an entertainment equipment rental company in Argentina, Carbi gained experience working major stadium shows. Immigrating to the U.S.

AV Concepts

AV Concepts provides audio-visual and creative services for a wide range of live and televised events. Founded by Red Mandrick and Nick Smith in 1987, the company continues to push the boundaries of technological innovation in the field of live production.

Limelight Productions, Inc.

Founded by William Beautyman in 1972, Limelight Productions supplies production equipment and installation services for the entertainment industry.

Technical Artist

Something of a hybrid between an artist and a programmer is the video game technical artist. This person works under the direction of the art director and technical art director, and is responsible for the systems and tools associated with creating and porting art assets.

Clair Brothers

The first gig for Roy and Gene Clair’s fledgling operation was a show for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at F&M College in their home state of Pennsylvania. As the brothers built upon their expertise and business savvy, their client list grew to include the Rolling Stones, Queen, Elton John, and U2; they rocked Live Aid and were witness to the infamous Woodstock ’99. 

PRG

Production Resource Group is one of the largest suppliers of entertainment and event technology in the world, and consequently, one of the largest employers of technicians. PRG houses more than 1.5 million square feet of warehouse space and operates 31 facilities in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Grip

Grips are the “make it work” people. They are trained in the art of pulling solutions out of thin air. The grip department, as its namesake indicates, is the keeper of the bag of tricks, and good grips have a gadget or gizmo for every potential need—or they can bend, twist, or cut something to work. Primarily the grip department is concerned with cutting light (the saying goes that electricians make the light and grips make the shadows) and facilitating camera movement.

Spotlight Operator

Whether picking up Slash for a wicked guitar solo or following Kristin Chenoweth as she belts a glory note, the spotlight operator’s primary responsibility is to highlight the focal person or persons on stage. A followspot serves to direct the audience’s attention and fill in the gaps of the stage lighting.