Multi-Camera Lighting Director

Lighting Director Ltd

Lighting Director Limited provides lighting services for the television industry and is run by double award winning Lighting Director, Andy Stagles. Andy is a multi camera Television Lighting Director with over 28 years experience Lighting in Studios, locations, theatres, arenas and Outside broadcasts.

In 2018, Andy became the first person to win 2 “Knight of illumination awards” in one year. Andy won the award for Live events (for the Mobo awards 2017 – Avanti media) and the awards for small productions (for Songs of Praise – Avanti Media and Nine Lives).

“I am lucky enough to work on a varied range of program genres, and I am thrilled to have won 2 lighting awards! I relish new challenges and I am always looking for new ideas”.

Lighting Director Limited stocks a large range of professional lighting equipment including wet and dry hire.

Have a look at Andy’s page for a closer look at his credits as a Lighting Director over the years. Take a look at “What We Do” on the menu above, or browse through the case studies to see the kind of things we have done. If there’s anything we can help you with, or you have any questions, please get in touch!

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May 2024

Andy and the team lit Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh for Songs of Praise. Lighting Director limited provided all lighting and power equipment for the Outside broadcast. This included LED spotlights, LED Moving Lights and LED battery uplights.

We also provided a Generator (plus backup) and the lighting crew to make it all work!  

Any has lit the Urdd Eisteddfod since 2016 and in 2024 it was held in Meifod. Andy designed the lighting for 3 performance stages, a results stage and the presentation studio. The Eisteddfod is shown on S4C over the week and streamed online.

Lighting Director Limited provided lighting equipment and crew alongside ELP Broadcast Lighting.

Afanti Media produce the Urdd Esitedfod for S4C.

 

 

We spent a lot of Time in Maidstone Studios in April and May lighting Series 3 of “The Makery”. Andy has lit The Makery since it started at the Bottleyard studios. Lighting Director Limited provided a fully crewed lighting and power package including moving lights, consoles, LED strip  and over 100 LED lights. The Makery is shown on Sky Kids and is produced by Terrific Television.

We lit The Real Housewives of Cheshire reunion for the 6th year running in May. As well and providing the lighting design and Lighting Director, Lighting Director Limited provided the lighting crew, lighting equipment and power for the record, including energy efficient LED profile spots and soft lights. 

The Real Housewives of Cheshire is made by Monkey Kingdom for ITV.

https://www.monkeykingdom.com/

To watch series 17 of The Real Housewives of Cheshire in ITVX, please clink on the link below.

https://www.itv.com/watch/the-real-housewives-of-cheshire/2a3398/2a3398a0180

 

The Real Housewives of Cheshire reunion lighting

April 2024

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April saw Andy lighting the Semi finals and the Grand Final of University Challenge. We supplemented the studio lighting rig by providing Low energy lighting units including Martin Mac Encore CLD Performance fittings, LED wash lights, LED battens and LED Pars.

University Challenge is Made by Lifted Entertainment for the BBC and it is recorded at Dock 10 studios in Salford Quays.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006t6l0

 

Morning Live started again after a short scheduled break. Lighting Director Limited provides Andy and a team of Lighting Directors and Gaffers for morning lives daily weekday broadcasts. Morning live is on air from 0930 – 1045 on weekdays and the studio is located in Manchester city centre.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000nxkq

April saw us lighting a PSC record at Dogs Trust, Basildon. A studio was created in the dog training area of the Dogs trust and we lit it with LED Softlights, LED profile spots and LED battery Lights.

We were able to light the studio from the buildings 13 amp sockets!

 

Energy efficient LED Lighting.

12 Arri Sky panel S60C’s have just been prepped and loaded to go on a Location shoot in Basildon for the next few days and then Maidstone Studios until mid May.

We have Sky Panels S60C’s, Gemini 2×1 Softs and battery powered Astra Panels, LED Pars, LED Moving Wash Lights, VL1100 LED’s, LED Martin Mac Encore CLD Performances, LED Miltec batten’s, LED Colour dash’s, LED battery powered uplights and lots more going out on Jobs in April! Details to follow!

March 2024:

Andy was the lighting director for this years “Can I Gymru” (Song for Wales), produced by Afanti Media for S4C. Can I Gymru was a 116 minute live broadcast from Swansea Arena. LRUK provided over 150 moving lights for the rig, as well as the associated power and data distribution.

“It was great fun to design a 1 off televised live event in the arena and I am really pleased with the outcome”.

If you need a Multi Camera television lighting director for a Music show, give me a call.

Home Page

https://www.s4c.cymru/en/entertainment/cn-i-gymru

March saw Andy as the Lighting Director in Formby and Wigan for the BBC’s Songs of Praise. CTVC produce the program for the BBC.

“I have been the Lighting Director for Songs of Praise for over 6 years now. Its a privilege to work on Songs of Praise in such amazing buildings around the country”.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006ttc5

 

 

March has also seen Andy as the LD  for University Challenge again. University Challenge is recorded in HQ4 at Dock 10, Mediacity, Salford, and its made for the BBC by Lifted entertainment. LRUK Have provided moving and LED lights including Martin Mac Encore’s, LED batterns and LED par cans.

https://liftedentertainment.com/show/university-challenge/

 

February 2024:

Andy and the team have just finished Lighting a new series of Jonathan for S4C (https://www.s4c.cymru/en/entertainment/jonathan/). We recorded 5 Programmes in the new Afanti Studio in Cardiff. Andy has been the Studio Lighting Director for “Jonathan” since 2016 in 3 studios and 2 locations in Wales and France. LRUK provided all of the lighting and power equipment including Distribution, LED Panels, LED RGB strip, LED pars, LED Battens, profile spots and fresnels.

 Please see Afanti Media’s website: https://afantimedia.tv

 

February also saw Andy as the Lighting Director for the BBC’s University Challenge. 

“University Challenge has been part of my working life since I started work at Granada Television at the age of 16. Its fantastic to be the Lighting Director for such an iconic program”

January 2024

January started bright and early with BBC One’s Morning Live. Andy has been the Lighting Director for the live television program since its move to Manchester. Morning Live’s home is run by Versa studios in Manchester. It is a full LED Rig and it is on BBC1 from 0930 to 1045 every week day.