Lighting Design for Corporate Exhibits, Trade Show
"Design is the fundamental soul
Lighting Design for Live Special Events, Concerts
Lighting Design for Live Concerts & Stage Lighting
Lighting Design for Theatrical Style Productions
Lighting Design for Architectural Installations
Lighting Design for Themed Environments
Lighting Design for Film and Television
Summary of Events and Concerts
of a man-made creation"
-- Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer
The most comprehensive entertainment lighting book to date: the 4th Edition of Concert Lighting, The Art and Business of Entertainment Lighting has just been released by Routledge, a Focal Press book. Written by James Moody and Paul Dexter. Available now:
from the publisher.
Live Design Article released - "Book Release Concert Lighting" - includes interview with James Moody and Paul Dexter. Article by Marian Sandberg.
Read the article in LiveDesign.
Masterworks Lighting was created and developed by one of the world's premier lighting designers, Paul Dexter. Starting a career in 1973 Paul has toured the world for most of his lifetime, creating original scenic design and lighting design for live concert performances, special events, large exhibit displays, film and video and now architectural lighting.
Most recently Paul has been the artistic force behind the popular REO Speedwagon shows, with performances spanning the United States; winning accolades for unique solutions with his invention "Digital Chandelier" and capturing the coveted Exhibitor Magazine Gold Award for his work with Sci-Fi Channel's 2005 Exhibit at Comic Con in San Diego, CA.
The Purpose of Masterworks is to provide a unique solutions lighting design service. It acts to connect innate talent, broad practiced skills, technical knowledge and winning attitude with the production's visionaries. It guarantees a smooth concept to reality experience. The result aims to produce the ultimate WOW factor for the audience and viewers. Read more >>
REO Speedwagon - "Can't Fight This Feeling" | AXS TV Concerts Presented By Mercury Insurance. See the video.
"Raiding the Rock Vault" at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is enhanced with lighting effects created by production designer Paul Dexter using Claypaky SharBars. Click here for the article on LiveDesign.
Def Leppard's new DVD, "Live From Detroit" was released February 2017. This concert was filmed for AXS TV. Paul Dexter, of Masterworks Design, was the television Lighting Director for this film.
Click here the article and a video on AXS.com.
The Hologram, incorporated with live band and production value, seems to be rounding the corner with serious interest from agents and promoters. For more on this subject, click here for the article in Venues Today Magazine.
Paul Dexter/ Masterworks Design launch the Las Vegas production of Raiding the Rock Vault at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino using AVOLITES
Console. Click here for the Articles in PLSN and ET Now.
DIO Hologram was debuted for the first time in the U.S. with a live performance by DIO Disciples at the 28th Annual Pollstar Awards.
Paul Dexter was the lighting and staging designer for the video. This new medium intends to proliferate in the live entertainment industry with more legendary artists in the coming months and years.
Watch the video.
Book Signing at LDI.
Paul Dexter signs the 4th Edition of Concert Lighting: The Art and Business of Entertainment Lighting, the book he co-wrote with James L. Moody. Paul signed at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the annual LDI show.
Click here for the article written by Debi Moen.
See the latest Interview for the August 2016 Edition Elation Professional newsletter: LD Spotlight, Paul Dexter
From the 2016 Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon and Telsa Tour, LD Paul Dexter
designed stage set and video content for REO Speedwagon.
See photo slideshow here>
Paul Dexter designs stage set and lighting for the first live concert with hologram. The hologram with the image and voice of Ronnie James Dio in performance with Dio Disciples which debuted at the 2016 Wacken Festival is explained in Rolling Stone article.
"Raiding the Country Vault" is now showing exclusively at the iconic Mansion Theatre in Branson, Missouri. You can see photographs released by Masterworks Design and Production designer and show director, Paul Dexter.
Photos from "Raiding the Country Vault"
Paul Dexter is featured for his work on Rock Vault and Country Vault in this 2016 Elation News article. Read the recent press release.
Concert Lighting Third Edition,
By James L. Moody and Paul Dexter was released on September 29th, according to Focal Press. Reserve yours today through Amazon.com or
Read more about
Concert Lighting Third Edition.
Masterworks Design releases new photos from Jo Anna Jackson: Production Design by Dexter, "Raiding the Rock Vault" is now showing exclusively at the LVH - Formally the Hilton. It is the same theatre where Elvis sold out nearly 900 shows. Rock Vault is voted #1 in Vegas, by Trip Advisor.
Photo Set A
Photo Set B
REO Speedwagon Tour in 2013 with Styx and Ted Nugent. See the Gallery with Exclusive photos of REO in concert. Photos by: Michael A. Beck.
Photo Set A
Photo Set B