Award winning lighting designer Jeff Ravitz has received a Prime Time Emmy Award nomination for his lighting design on the recent Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band special on HBO, which marked the first time Springsteen and the band staged a concert for TV. The special was shot at Madison Square Garden in New York during Springsteen's record breaking, 10-show sellout last summer. The concert was the culmination of their sold out 1999-2000 world tour.
This is Ravitz's second Emmy nomination, having previously been named for his design for "Cher Live at the Mirage" on CBS.
"Bruce is remarkable for his ability to create a strong feeling of intimacy throughout a cavernous arena filled with 15,000 people," said Ravitz. "My lighting has to reflect and respect this. By the same token, when he is ready to let loose, he can transform that arena into a quaking football stadium. The audience becomes part of the show."
Viewers recently saw Ravitz's designs for The Go-Go's Live From Central Park on VH1, and the Godsmack concert on MTV's All Access and MTV2.
Ravitz is a principal in the lighting design firm Virtual Terrain, Inc. (formerly Moody Ravitz Lighting Design).