Lawrence Stromski

Lawrence Stromski

Lighting Programmer

Freelance lighting programmer for the entertainment industry. Working in Films, Live Music, Theatre and Outdoor Spectaculars.

Hi. I facilitate detailed and accurate lighting pride myself in efficiant and quick work do smart work rather than hard work

About Me.

Freelance lighting programmer and systems technician for film, theatre, live music, commericals and outdoor spectaculars. I have experience in lighting design for medium and large scale projects in theatre and live music. I'm interested in large scale control systems and developing new methods and systems in control.

I am a specialist in Network technologies for lighting, wireless control systems, advanced control systems, moving light set-up and service, media server set-up and service. I produce documentation and paperwork and provide lighting console training.

working
Calm
Calm

Relaxed and positive in complicated or pressured live situations.

Flexible
Flexible

Able to work with and respond to designers in different and flexible ways.

Consistent
Consistent

Producing high quality output again and again.

More about me, and my life.

Any time there is a problem at hand, I am the right person for the job. I try to think big-picture and always have a plan and stay one step ahead of the game, so I am not easily caught out. I always like to plan, assess, and find the best way to achieve objectives.

Efficient

Efficient

Logical

Logical

Organisedr

Organised

Skills & Abilities.

I constantly work to develop and progress in these areas.

Technology Skills

MA Lighting
GrandMA Consoles
ETC
ETC Consoles
Ubiquiti
Ubiquiti Networking
Avolites
Avolites Consoles
ArtNet
ArtNet Networking

Awesome Services

Systems Planning
Lighting Documentation
Data Archiving & Conversion
Technology Consultation
Technical Support
Training & Development

Other Interests

Running

Reading

Hiking

Hiking

Science Fiction

Science Fiction

Cooking

Cooking

Travelling

Travelling

Beer Tasting

Beer Tasting

Education.

I was educated at the following establishments.

Engineering

BA Hons Theatre Practice, Lighting Design

CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA, LONDON

2006
Science

A-Levels

NORTH DEVON COLLEGE, BARNSTAPLE

2002
Bachelor

GCSEs

PILTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, BARNSTAPLE

2000
Times

The Beginning of Times

Recent Projects.

Some more information on some recent projects I have worked on.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Lighting Programmer

Part of the brief for MI:5 was to be able to wirelessly control lighting across four city blocks around the Vienna Opera House for a major scene.
The lighting and electrical team also had to re-create the interior of the Vienna Opera House at a rehersal facility in London for a scene set at the opera Turandot. The opera house including the lighting rig were built completely from scratch.

2015

NVA Speed Of Light

Lighting Programmer

Speed of Light involved a spectacular outdoor performance of nearly one-hundred runners in LED "light suits" performing at five locations in the Rhur region of Germany.
All of the lighting was wirelessly controlled and with a pre-programmed set of cues which responded to coreography and a soundtrack.

2013 - 2015

Enchanted Forest Pitlochry

Lighting Programmer

Enchanted Forest is a large outdoor spectacular set in the beautiful landscape of Faskally Forest in Scotland during late autumn. Over seven-hundred lights are set around one-kilometer of lake and forest.
Every part of the lighting, part of four different shows set to music is centrally controlled and made completely automatic for the one-month show run.

2013 - 2016

CBeebies Live

Lighting Programmer

Cbeebies Live sees a complex musical show toured across the UK throughout the Easter break.
Over two-hundred moving lights as well as scenary made up of interactive video walls visits arenas across the country for up to three performances a day. The lighting and video cues for the shows are entirely automatic starting as soon as the sound operator plays the opening tracks.

2014

Viva Forever

Lighting Programmer

Viva Forever played at London's Piccadilly Theatre during 2013 with an advanced and complex LED lit set and a large lighting rig.
During the process, parts of the show were updated and revised requiring new lighting cues and effects to be intergrated into the show during the day ready for the evenings runs. A process that would normally take weeks had to be compressed into days with complicated sequences being checked and completed ready for the evenings audience.

2013

Portfolio.

Some of my favourite pictures from recent work across theatre, live events and films.

Contact me.

I live in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK

hello@stromski.com