Niel Galen is a Senior Lighting Designer whose recent clients include CNN, NBC, and CCTV (China Central Television – the world’s most watched tv broadcast). Niel’s earliest memory of light is watching the street lights dancing through the cracked rear windshield of his migrant educator parents’ Studebaker as they fled by night from one national park to the next. Eventually, Niel parlayed his interest in light, broken glass and Studebakers into a societally accepted job of making television. 20+ years after joining LDG, he still finds himself on the road from jail houses to St Peter’s Square and all over this planet lighting the famous and infamous. His work has garnered six Emmy Awards for lighting design and technical contributions. MFA: NYU Tisch