Fenton Williams

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Fenton Williams is a production designer and video director. He has worked with Dave Matthews Band since 1991. He began as their road manager and has served as Dave Matthews Band's lighting designer and video director for the last 20 years. [1][2][3] He has also worked with acts such as John Mayer, Eric Clapton, and Liza Minnelli and events such as Bonnaroo Music Festival, Z100's Jingle Ball & Nashville Rising.[4]

Other than his work with Dave Matthews Band, Williams worked with Tim McGraw as the set and lighting designer for McGraw's 2010 Southern Voice Tour, 2011 Emotional Traffic Tour, & the Zac Brown Band with his company Filament Productions. In 2004, Williams filled in for Phish's lighting director, Chris Kuroda, for their 3 day gig in Las Vegas. In 2005, Williams founded Filament Productions, a production design and touring video company, based in Charlottesville, VA.[4] In addition to producing the set and lighting design for Tim McGraw's 2010 Southern Voice Tour, Filament Productions is also in charge of the video direction and production design. Williams has also directed many live concert DVDs and Music Videos.

Credits[edit]

Year Artist Production Role
2012 Dave Matthews Band 2012 Summer Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2012 Zac Brown Band 2012 Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2011 Zac Brown Band "Keep Me in Mind" (music video) Director [5]
2011 Dave Matthews Band 2011 DMB Caravan Festivals Production & Lighting Designer
2011 Zac Brown Band 2011 Summer Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2011 Tim McGraw Emotional Traffic Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2010 Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Fall Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2010 Country Strong Motion Picture Production Designer (Segments) [6]
2010 Dave Matthews Band Fall Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2010 Nashville Rising Benefit Concert Production & Lighting Designer
2010 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2010 Tim McGraw Southern Voice Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2010 Dave Matthews Band Europe Winter Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2009 Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds "Live in Las Vegas" Director & Lighting Designer
2009 Dave Matthews Band Europe Summer Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2009 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2009 Dave Matthews Band "Funny The Way It Is" (music video) Director [7]
2009 Dave Matthews Band Spring Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2008 Dave Matthews Band South America Fall Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2008 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2008 Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Spring Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2007 Dave Matthews Band "Live at Piedmont Park" concert DVD Production & Lighting Designer
2007 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2007 Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds "Live at Radio City" (concert DVD) Director & Lighting Designer [6]
2007 Dave Matthews Band "Eh Hee" (music video) Director [8]
2007 Dave Matthews Band Europe Spring Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2007 Dave Matthews Band Australia Spring Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2007 Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Europe Winter Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2006 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2006 Dave Matthews (solo) U.K. Spring Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2005 Dave Matthews Band Fall Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2005 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2005 Dave Matthews Band "Stand Up Take 1" (documentary) Producer & Cinematographer [6]
2005 Dave Matthews Band Australia Spring Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2004 Dave Matthews Band Vote for Change Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2004 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2004 Phish Vegas Run Lighting Designer
2004 Dave Matthews & Friends Winter Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2004 Dave Matthews Band "The Gorge (album)" (concert DVD)" Director & Producer & Lighting Designer [6]
2003 Dave Matthews Band "The Central Park Concert" (concert DVD) Lighting Designer & Creative Consultant [6]
2003 John Mayer "Any Given Thursday" (concert DVD) Lighting Designer [6]
2003 Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2003 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2003 Dave Matthews & Friends Winter Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2002 Dave Matthews Band "Live at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado" (concert DVD) Director & Producer [6]
2002 Dave Matthews Band Fall Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2002 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2002 Dave Matthews Band Spring Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2002 Eric Clapton "One More Car, One More Rider - Live on Tour 2001" (concert DVD) Assistant Director [6]
2002 Bonnaroo 2002 Bonnaroo Music Festival Performance Director
2001 Dave Matthews (solo) Fall Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2001 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Production & Lighting Designer
2000 Dave Matthews Band Fall Tour Lighting Designer
2000 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Lighting Designer
1999 Dave Matthews Band "Listener Supported (album)" (concert DVD) Lighting Designer [6]
1999 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Lighting Designer
1999 Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Tour Lighting Designer
1998 Dave Matthews Band Fall Tour Lighting Designer
1998 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Lighting Designer
1998 Dave Matthews Band Summer Europe Tour Lighting Designer
1998 Dave Matthews Band Spring Tour Lighting Designer
1997 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Lighting Designer
1997 Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Tour Lighting Designer
1996 Dave Matthews Band New Year's Run Tour Lighting Designer
1996 Dave Matthews Band Fall Tour Lighting Designer
1996 Dave Matthews Band H.O.R.D.E. Tour Lighting Designer
1996 Dave Matthews Band Summer Europe Tour Lighting Designer
1996 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Lighting Designer
1996 Dave Matthews Band Spring International Tour Lighting Designer
1996 Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Tour Lighting Designer
1995 Dave Matthews Band New Year's Run Tour Lighting Designer
1995 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Lighting Designer
1995 Dave Matthews Band Summer Europe Tour Lighting Designer
1995 Dave Matthews Band Spring Tour Lighting Designer
1995 Dave Matthews Band Spring Europe Tour Lighting Designer
1995 Dave Matthews Band Winter Tour Lighting Designer
1994 Dave Matthews Band New Year's Run Tour Lighting Designer
1994 Dave Matthews Band Fall Tour Lighting Designer
1994 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Lighting Designer
1994 Dave Matthews Band Spring Tour Lighting Designer
1994 Dave Matthews Band Winter Tour Lighting Designer
1994 Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Tour Lighting Designer
1993 Dave Matthews Band New Year's Run Tour Lighting Designer
1993 Dave Matthews Band Fall Tour Lighting Designer
1993 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Lighting Designer
1993 Dave Matthews Band Spring Tour Lighting Designer
1993 Dave Matthews Band Winter Tour Lighting Designer
1993 Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Tour Lighting Designer
1992 Dave Matthews Band Fall Tour Lighting Designer
1992 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Lighting Designer
1992 Dave Matthews Band Winter Tour Lighting Designer

All tours took place in North America unless otherwise noted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ HOT SEAT- Light master:DMB did it for Fenton, The Hook (Newspaper). Retrieved 2010-07-06.
  2. ^ Claiborne, Vickie (2007-12-07)Fenton Williams - PLSN, Projection, Lights and Staging News. Retrieved 2010-7-07.
  3. ^ History Dave Matthews Band Official Website. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  4. ^ a b Cohen, Jane & Grosseiner, Bob (2008-04-10) Fenton Williams - Industry Profile, Celebrity Access. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Zac Brown Band : Keep Me in Mind". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Fenton Williams - IMDB, Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-11-24.
  7. ^ Funny The Way It Is Music Video WeeklyDaveSpeak.com. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
  8. ^ Yette, Matthew (2007-08-30) Eh Hee To Be Released on iTunes, Antsmarching.org. Retrieved 2010-07-07.

External links[edit]

  1. Filament Productions
  2. Filament Productions Official Twitter
  3. Dave Matthews Band Official Website
  4. Ants Marching - DMB Fan Website