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Training: Camera / Lighting

Speaker -

Christian Epps

Director Of Photography, Lighting Designer, Founded LIGHTSCAMERADIASPORA.ORG

Bio -

Christian Epps’ career lighting designer has spanned more than four decades covering the range from major motion pictures,
broadcast television, live theater, dance, music videos and special events. TV; Queen Sono (Netflix's 1st Original African
Production), The Orisha Project (Netflix's 1st Nigerian Original Production), Lovecraft Country (HBO), Beyonce's Bl;ack Is King -
South Africa and portions of Los Angeles, President Clinton Live at the White House, Centennial Olympic Games - Badminton
Competition & numerous press areas. Black Movie Awards (TNT). John Leguizamo’s Broadway show Freak (HBO). Dinner & A
Movie (TBS). Man-Made Movie (TBS). The Jacksons’ Reality Show (A&E). Source Awards, Stellar Awards, Comic View, 106 & Park,
Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza, ‘The Tom Joyner Show’ (Syndicated). ‘The Brian McKnight Show, The Weather Channel, Bill Cosby’s
web content OBKB. Film; Christian’s passion for dramatic lighting has been put to use with notable directors such as Spike Lee,
Hype Williams, Ava DuVernay, David Lowery, Ice Cube and Akin Omotosho. Music video; Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, The
Weekend, P. Diddy, Biggy Smalls, R. Kelly, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, Me'Shell N’degeocello, TLC, Boyz II Men, and
many, many more. He served as the gaffer on Selma (Bradford Young, DP) ‘Belly’, directed by the seminal music video director
Hype Williams. Corporate; Nike, Cadillac, IBM, Sprite, McDonald’s, Buena Vista Television, GE Capitol, Paramount Studios,
Home Depot, ESPN, Buick, Kaiser Permanente, Amtrak, Panasonic. Disney Imagineering selected Christian to participate in
their very exclusive concept program known as‘Blue Sky’. Recent projects; Strong Black Lead (Netflix), Beck & Lincoln
Automotive (commercial), The Door (a short film for fashion brand Prada), Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, (Sundance
Cinematography Award winning movie). From 2006 to 2009 Mr. Epps has been working in Lagos, and Abuja, Nigeria. He
designed the lighting rig and coordinated many of the technical departments for the concert series known as ‘This Day! Festival

(4 yrs) featuring Beyonce, Snoop Dog, Shakira, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Rihanna, Jay-Z, UB-40, Chris Brown, Ne-
Yo, and a Fashion show with international design star Oswald Boateng among others. In 2012 he worked with Jungle Films and

Nigerian Breweries to design the lighting for 2 popular reality TV shows - Star Quest and Maltina Dance All. In addition, the
biggest show in the country - AMVCAs. Venue; Carnegie Hall, The Kodak Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Brooklyn Academy
of Music, The Apollo Theatre, The White House, The Superbowl Fan Experience, Trinidad & Tobago Jazz Fest, St. Lucia Jazz
Festival, This Day Festival (Lagos, Nigeria), throughout the Caribbean, as well as numerous countries on three continents

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