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Congratulations to Oscar Dominguez’ Emmy-Winning Design for The Voice!

Posted on September 25, 2013

Congratulations are in order to lighting designer Oscar Dominguez of Darkfire Lighting Design and his lighting team for Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice for winning the 2013 Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series.  Oscar’s team for The Voice is comprised of lighting director Daniel K Boland, lighting director Samuel Barker, and media server operator Craig Housenick.  Major congratulations are in order for your beautiful work!

Oscar Dominguez has been using Chauvet Professional fixtures to create his stunning designs for The Voice since Season 1 of the show’s history, starting with the COLORdash Batten Tri and the COLORado 1 Tri Tour.  Oscar and his team from Darkfire Lighting Design used COLORado and COLORdash to bring pure eclectic color and intensity to the performances given on The Voice while giving the audience a stellar experience both live in studio and at home in broadcast.

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Oscar’s work in Season 2 of The Voice brought over 500 Chauvet Professional fixtures into the lighting rig:  over 350 COLORdash Batten Tri units, 60 COLORado 1 Quad Tour fixtures, 48 COLORado 1 Tri Tour units, and 44 pixel mapping Epix Bar fixtures helped Oscar and his team to create the vibrant designs that audiences across the world have come to expect from The Voice.

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Season 3 of The Voice was another milestone for Chauvet Professional and The Voice, as Oscar’s lighting rig incorporated the first 86 Nexus 4X4 pixel display units.  Oscar and his Darkfire Lighting Design team designed some of the most spectacular broadcast lighting in recent history, gaining him the Creative Arts Emmy that his work, his team, and The Voice deserve.  Bravo from Chauvet Professional to you and your team, Oscar!

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About Oscar Dominguez, from his About page at Darkfire Lighting Design:

Oscar Dominguez, the founder and head designer of DARKFIRE INC, is the man behind the exciting visuals of NBC’s THE VOICE, THE BACHELOR and SHARK TANK. With over 20 years of experience lighting live and episodic television, he is one of an elite group capable of producing the large scale lighting spectacle that top-rated TV shows demand. Oscar was recently nominated for an Emmy for his work on THE VOICE LIVES Season 2 and with his team has created an impressive body of work.

DARKFIRE works closely with producers, art directors and videographers to create a lighting plot, budget and equipment recommendations. New technology appears on the marketplace every week and DARKFIRE’s technicians check out its viability and compatibility with modern cameras. The expectations of the TV viewing public have never been higher and the range of traditional and LED based fixtures has never been wider. A generation raised on  excellence in concert lighting wants the same look and texture in their favorite weekly TV show. Fortunately modern camera technology has allowed designers like Oscar to re-create the looks that were previously only possible in live concerts.

Lighting for television is a collaborative process; with the convergence of set, lighting and special effects, the business of design is becoming more specialized. DARKFIRE continues to take a leading role and with every show renews its mission to bring visual excitement to millions of television viewers. 

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