• Learning Session Video

    The History and Evolution of Automated Lighting with Craig Rutherford and Brad Schiller


    Over the last forty years, automated stage lighting has taken over stages worldwide. Join Brad and Craig as they explore the path the industry has followed and look back at memorable moments and products.


    Craig Rutherford is a lighting designer based in Minneapolis, where he lives with his partner and their five children. Having had an interest in production since childhood, he’s worked as a technical director, a touring lighting director and a full-fledged production and lighting designer.
    Brad has been involved in automated lighting for over 30 years and is currently a Business Development Manager at Martin Professional. He is the author of “The Automated Lighting Programmer’s Handbook” and a regular columnist for PLSN. A self-described lighting geek, Brad enjoys sharing knowledge with others.