As the Lighting Director at LIV Nightclub inside the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach, my role encompassed a wide range of responsibilities to ensure a captivating and immersive visual experience for our guests.
About The Show
The goal is always to have a show that appears time-coded. However, one of the most challenging aspects of this role was running the lighting live, often without prior knowledge of set lists or performance details. This required me to be highly adaptable and quick on my feet, as I had to make split-second decisions to match the energy and mood of the performers on stage. Programming and maintaining my unique showfile (the venue runs GrandMA2) gave me control over the lighting, automation, and special effects such as cryogenics and confetti. Each show consists of headlining performers & hosts, dancers, aerialists, special acts, and more. Collaborating closely with the VJ, I ensured that the visual elements seamlessly integrated with the lighting design, amplifying the overall impact of the performances and creating a truly immersive atmosphere.
In addition to lighting, I also took charge of preparing the audio equipment for the DJs and headlining performers. This involved ensuring that all the necessary audio gear was properly set up, calibrated, and ready for use. Furthermore, I handled the sound mixing, making sure that the audio levels were balanced and optimized to deliver a high-quality auditory experience to the club's patrons.
About the Venue
LIV at Fontainebleau, consistently ranked one of the top nightlife venues in the world, stands in the home of the world-renowned Tropigala Lounge, known in the 50’s and 60’s as the La Ronde Room. Frank Sinatra was the first to illuminate the stage, followed by the likes of Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Miller, Elvis Presley and Tony Bennet.
LIV has once again made the space an epicenter for style, fame and glamour hosting a variety of renowned artists and DJs, particularly in the genres of electronic dance music (EDM), hip-hop, and popular mainstream music.
Notable Shows: Drake, Lil' Wayne, Tiesto, Zedd, Deadmou5e, Kendall Jenner, DJ Khaled, Afrojack, French Montana, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, City Girls, Lost Kings, A$AP Ferg, Migos, Future, 2Chainz, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Gryffin, 3lau, Ty Dolla $ign, 21 Savage
Technical Director: Max Moussier
Lighting Director: Rane Renshaw
VJ: Chris Rivera
Production: Drew Harden
Production: David Perez
Photos: Martin Medina