Ric Zimmerman is a Los Angeles lighting designer, lighting director and programmer for live entertainment and events, with a focus on creating beautiful environments that look great on camera. Ric believes bold and distinctive lighting design is essential in creating memorable experiences and unforgettable content. For a portfolio and more info, visit litegeist or read on.
Corporate design and direction work includes Microsoft, Disney, Verizon, Warner Brothers, STX Studios, Tinder, Samsung, Panasonic, Boeing, BMW, Chevron, YouTube, Airbnb, Warner Brothers, Center Theatre Group, the NHRA, Tecmo Koei, Telefilm and the Hard Rock Cafe.
Lighting for camera and broadcast includes ESPN as well as work for Blizzard, Microsoft, NHL, Allied Esports, and Twitch.
Theatrical lighting design collaborators include Rogue Machine, Circle X, The Fountain Theatre, Theatre of Note, Company of Angels, Theatre Forty, The Vagrancy, Wicked Lit, The Visceral Company, Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities, The Neighborhood Playhouse, Vanguard Repertory,The Madrid Theatre and many more.
Ric’s dance lighting designs have taken him around the continental US, Mexico, Canada, Russia, China, New Zealand and Brazil. Selected dance collaborators: Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, Helios Dance Theatre, Navarasa Dance Theatre, Royal Flux, Rhapsody in Taps, Danza Floricanto, EDGE, Troupe Vertigo, Viver Brasil, Theatre Bethune, Louise Reichlin and Dancers, Synapse, Keshet Chaim, and Lula Washington Dance Theatre as well as concert pieces for choreographers Doriana Sanchez, Frit and Frat Fuller, Terri Best, Nicole Berger, Jacob Lyons, Genevieve Carson, Yusuf Nasir, Jaci Royal, Marinda Davis among others.
Music lighting design credits include Lea Salonga, Judy Collins, Cyndi Lauper, Seun Kuti, The Fishtank Ensemble, Esperanza Spalding, the Klezmatics and The Bird and the Bee as well as hundreds of local concerts.
Ric has twice been honored as Lighting Designer of the Year by StageSceneLA. He received his BA in Music Composition from Loyola Marymount University. He programs GrandMA2, EOS and HOG, plays piano and makes a mean stew.