Al Gurdon

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Al Gurdon is a British broadcast lighting designer and consultant. He specialises in large scale televised music shows and events including the MTV Awards, the Eurovision Song Contest and the Super Bowl half-time concerts. Gurdon was the Broadcast Lighting Designer for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics.

Gurdon has a BA Hons in Film and Photography from the Polytechnic of Central London, now known as the University of Westminster.[1] He has had a long-standing working relationship with television director Hamish Hamilton.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Al Gurdon was awarded an Emmy[2] at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014.[3] He won in the category of Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony. He was the Lighting Designer in a team with Peter Canning, Michael Owen and Ross Williams (Lighting Directors).

Along with three other key members of the lighting team, Gurdon was also nominated for an Emmy at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, scheduled for 22 September 2013 in Los Angeles, for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special, for their work on the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Gurdon was nominated as Director of Photography, and the three other nominees for the ceremony are Patrick Woodroffe (Lighting Designer), Tim Routledge (Moving Light Programmer) and Adam Bassett (Lighting Director).[4][5][6]

Gurdon was also nominated for an Emmy is the same category (Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special) for the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show starring Madonna.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spotlight on Al Gurdon". Offscreen magazine. 1 April 2011. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Television Academy". Emmys.com. Retrieved 2016-12-06. 
  3. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Emmys.com. Retrieved 2016-12-06. 
  4. ^ "London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony". Emmys.com. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Emmy Awards: Hugh Bonneville fights Damian Lewis for acting award". BBC News. BBC. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Emmys 2013: Complete list of nominees". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show Starring Madonna". Emmys.com. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

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