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Laura Frank

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Luminous FX

Laura Frank, Founder of Luminous FX, has worked in entertainment technology for over 25 years. She established herself as a top lighting programmer with projects spanning rock tours with David Bowie and Madonna, to Broadway shows like Spamalot and television events like the Concert for NY. In video, she established herself as a Screens Producer for prominent events around the world including the MTV Video Music Awards, The Game Awards, the Turner Upfront and the CMA Music Awards.

Subjects: Film and Video, Theater

Biography

Laura Frank, Founder, Luminous FX
Laura Frank has worked in entertainment technology for over 25 years. Starting her career as a moving light technician, she established herself as a top lighting programmer with projects spanning rock tours with David Bowie and Madonna, to Broadway shows like Spamalot and television events like the Concert for NY. As the media server market started to evolve, Laura made the shift to screen content and control. After a decade of refining a media delivery workflow, she established herself as a Screens Producer leading a highly regarded Media Operations team for prominent events around the world. Her shows included the MTV Video Music Awards, The Game Awards, the Turner Upfront and the CMA Music Awards. Currently Laura is focused on education, community development and consulting in the live event video and xR production space.
With the founding of Luminous FX in 2000, Laura started a career path that led to the publication of her textbook, ​Screens Producing & Media Operations:
Advanced Practice for Media Server and Video Content Preparation​. This work describes best practices for a Content Delivery Specification for the Multi-Screen live scenic environment.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Entertainment Technology, Media Server Control and Programming, Lighting Programming, Content Production for Live Events, Screens Producing

Personal Interests

    When not in front of a computer you can find Laura and her husband living a digital nomad lifestyle somewhere in search of the world’s best dumplings.

Websites

Books

Featured Title
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News

Press Release on Live Design

By: Laura Frank
Subjects: Applied Arts & Music, Film and Video

Book press release appears in industry trade magazine January 2020

Press Release from PLSN

By: Laura Frank
Subjects: Applied Arts & Music, Film and Video, Theater, Theatre & Performance Studies

Press release from leading industry magazine

Profile by disguise

By: Laura Frank
Subjects: Applied Arts & Music, Film and Video, Theater, Theatre & Performance Studies

Laura Frank first started out as a lighting programmer working on Broadway and Olympic ceremonies. Since then she has become a huge member of the disguise community, using disguise on productions for the Latin Grammys, and Nike X NBA launch to name but a few. We spoke to her about how she first discovered disguise and her imminent book launch…

Videos

An Evening with Screens Producer Laura Frank

Published: Dec 05, 2019

Join us live from the disguise LA office in welcoming Screens Producer Laura Frank for a detailed presentation covering her media operations and screens producing workflow.