Lighting & Production Design
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About

About Matt

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Photo courtesy Chris Meissner

Photo courtesy Chris Meissner

I am an independent lighting and video designer for theatre, dance, film and installation art currently based in California. In addition, I am the resident Lighting Director and Associate TD at the REDCAT in Downtown Los Angeles, where my skills combining design aesthetics and technology help to create work with emerging and established artists from all over the world.

Some things about me and my work. I am

  • One of the founding members of the brand new Trap Street Collective in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Often collaborating with REMAP at UCLA developing new ways of integrating traditional performance techniques with modern film-making technology, including developing work with cheLA in Buenos Aires.

  • And have formerly produced and designed theatre off-broadway and worked on a variety of interactive film installations.

I am interested in developing ways of integrating new and conventional technology with movement and performance.

I received an M.F.A. in Entertainment and Media Design at UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film, and Television. My Bachelors of Arts was attained at Santa Clara University.

You can reach me at lighting@mattjohns.com. Let's make something together!