Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2015 with Projection/Video Designer Daniel Brodie. Daniel just designed all the video content for Mariah Carey’s Christmas concert and he recounts that herculean undertaking having been hired just 48 hours before the first performance. Cory and Daniel also chat about his work on “Motown”, how he picks his teams of assistants, what’s it’s like in his department during tech, and his transition from associate to lead designer. Projections can often be added for the wrong reasons but Daniel discusses his ideal production process and his collaborative efforts with the other team members to help the projections feel organic to the overall design. And Cory and Daniel chat about working on a pre-Broadway test workshop for “The Muppets” in which Daniel discovered, by doing a good job, that perhaps he wasn’t needed to begin with. Job security be damned!
Daniel is a Multimedia Artist and Projection Designer from Brooklyn, NY. He designed the projections for Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Dutch National Ballet and San Francisco Ballet) and The Winter’s Tale (The Royal Ballet and National Ballet of Canada) and has worked regularly with puppeteer Basil Twist on Behind the Lid, Arias with a Twist, and The Rite of Spring. His Broadway design credits include Motown the Musical, Jekyll & Hyde, and Disney’s Aladdin. His Broadway associate/assistant credits include Annie, Magic/Bird, Bring It On, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Sondheim on Sondheim and Rock of Ages. Other credits include the current national tours of Newsies and Joseph… and the European tour of The Wizard of Oz. He has also created large-scale video designs for Kanye West, Mariah Carey and for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
Daniel graduated with a degree in theatre and media design from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. His awards include the United States Institute of Theatre Technology’s Rising Star Award (2011). He has worked as a guest lecturer at Yale University and New York University