8th May 2021
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Who Lights Our World: David Johnson

David Johnson
By Guest Contributor

We are asking lighting experts around the world, in the “Who Lights Our World” series, some key questions about their job. Here is David Johnson based in Minneapolis, MN.

1. What lighting console do you prefer working with?

Eos Family.

2. What do you always have with you at your console?

Flash Drive.

3. Mac or PC?


4. What may be surprising that you don’t use?


5. Coffee or Tea?


6. What is your favorite genre of entertainment to work in?

High School. It is fun to bring order and structure to an otherwise unstructured environment.

7. What is your favorite color combination and why?

Steel Blue and Bastard Amber because I am OG.

8. Who is an lighting designer that you admire and respect?

David Agress.

9. What are the top 5 skill sets that a Lighting Designer/Technician should have?

Humility, Ability to listen, Openness, Networking, Visual Acuity.

10. What is the best type of client/boss/director?

The kind that lets you do your job without asking what level the lights are at.

11. Do you prefer a window or aisle seat?


11. What advice do you have for those who want to become a lighting designer or a lighting technician?

Learn everything you can about accounting.

Other Who Lights Our World:

Who Lights Our World: Andrew Counts

Who Lights Our World: Josh Wood

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