MANY PEOPLE'S HARD WORK AND CREATIVE TALENT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE LIGHT SURGEONS VARIOUS PROJECTS OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS. THE PROFILES BELOW COVER THE KEY ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

OPERATIVES

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CHRISTOPHER THOMAS ALLEN

ARTIST & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Christopher Thomas Allen is a pioneering media artist and film maker from London. He is the remaining founder and director of The Light Surgeons and established the company with a group of friends while studying Media Design at Portsmouth University in 1994. His work has always crossed a diverse range of different media; from his background in graphic design and photography, he has gone on to direct and produce short films, music videos and motion graphics work. He has created various art and commercial installation projects, curated exhibitions and has helped develop a whole new approach to multimedia performance through our live cinema projects.

He works on all aspects of projects at The Light Surgeons as a producer, director and collaborating multimedia artist in his own right.

PROJECTS BY CHRISTOPHER THOMAS ALLEN

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ALICE CERESOLE

STUDIO MANAGER & PRODUCER

Alice has worked at The Light Surgeons since 2004 as producer, studio manager and researcher as well as making creative contributions as a photographer to various projects. Before joining The Light Surgeons she worked in television as an AP in documentaries and managed editing suites for post production house Clear Cut Pictures.

Her skills as a producer and project manager are unmatched and she is able to adapt to the huge variety of different work at the studio, from the client facing commercial projects to the self initiated arts based projects, from one off events through to major permanent installations in major national museums.

PROJECTS BY ALICE CERESOLE

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TIM COWIE

AUDIO VISUAL ARTIST

Tim is a full time creative at The Light Surgeons and has contributed to a wide range of different projects as an editor, animator, sound designer and director since 2004. During this time he has been a collaborating artist on many different types of projects but in recent years he has become a major part of our live cinema performance projects. He also works as an audio artist under the name Audio Dependent

More of his creative work can be found here: http://timcowie.com/

PROJECTS BY TIM COWIE

AFFILIATED ARTISTS & PRODUCERS

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Jai Rafferty

FILMMAKER & AV ARTIST

Studying film and new media at university, Jai has continued to enhance his editing and camera freelancing with a number of creative agencies, as well as producing live Audio Visual Documentaries.

Having first interned with The Light Surgeons back in 2011, he has continued to work with the Surgeons on a number of projects and is known in the studio for his array of food snacks.

Find out more at www.vimeo.com/jaiwho

PROJECTS BY Jai Rafferty

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Tom Sweet

TOUR PRODUCER & FUNDRAISER

Tom hails from a music background working as a programmer and producer at The Barbican, Big Chill Festival, Sydney Opera House, and Brighton Dome & Festival.

With The Light Surgeons, he fundraised and tour produced the UK tour of SuperEverything*, as well as touring SE* internationally, and managed the visual commission for The Cinematic Orchestra retrospective concert at the Sydney Opera House.

More about Tom's work can be found at www.sweetproductions.co

PROJECTS BY Tom Sweet

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Luis de Jorge Ladrero

CREATIVE & INTERACTIVE PRODUCER

Luis initially got involved in various projects as a CGI animator working along side director & animator Tom Wall. Together they formed the studio BlinkinLab.

Since his days as a director & animator he has gone on to work as a creative producer on many large scale productions for concerts visuals and interactive projects internationally.

 

 

 

PROJECTS BY Luis de Jorge Ladrero

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Dave Baum

DIRECTOR & MOTION GRAPHIC ARTIST

Born in Reading and making the short journey to London in 2005 Dave has directed, designed and animated various projects at The Light Surgeons over the last 5-6 years.

He is experienced in many aspects of visual production and when he's not making visual art he can be found trying not to fall off his motorbike at various racing circuits around the UK.

More of his work can be found here: http://www.thelifegallery.co.uk/

PROJECTS BY Dave Baum

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Mitchy Bwoy

GRAPHIC ARTIST & DESIGNER

Mitchy Bwoy is a prolific graphic designer and illustrator who is a music and culture obsessive. He tirelessly supports and communicates the best of what he feels contemporary life has to offer. His vast portfolio of work spans music and clothing design but he continues to innovate & diversify.

He has contributed to various video projects here over the years and also shared our studio space.

More of his work can be found here: http://mitchybwoy.com/

PROJECTS BY Mitchy Bwoy

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James George

MEDIA ARTIST & PROGRAMMER

James George is a media artist and programmer based in Brooklyn, New York. He has recently partnered with the Light Surgeons to implement bespoke software and generative visuals for the National Maritime Museum Voyager’s installation through an innovative art and design studio called Flightphase.

More of his personal projects can be found here: http://www.jamesgeorge.org/

PROJECTS BY James George

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Tim Gfrerer

DESIGNER & CODER

Tim Gfrerer is a designer, coder and writer who creates narrative experiences, collaborating across disciplines. With an academic background in graphic design and new media, and over a decade of experience in journalism and creative production for radio, he strives to explore the human condition as it is reflected in our now and future.

More of his own projects can be found here:

poniesandlight.co.uk,
oo43.com

PROJECTS BY Tim Gfrerer

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Jude Greenaway

AUDIO VISUAL ARTIST & DIRECTOR

Born in London, Jude’s background is in fine art and animation. He has been a long time creative collaborator at The Light Surgeons on a huge range of projects; from motion graphics, film direction, sound design and a major collaborator on many of our live audio live performances. He releases music under the name Scanone on various labels, including his own known as Yellow Machines

More of his moving image, sound design and composing work can be found here: http://www.judegreenaway.com

PROJECTS BY Jude Greenaway

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David Hazell

WEB DEVELOPER

David Hazell is a DJ and web developer with a background in architecture. He's responsible for the rebuild of this website and goes under the name Curious People.

You can find out more if you're Curious here: http://curious-people.com/

View more of his web development work here: http://www.curious-people-projects.com/

PROJECTS BY David Hazell

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Annie Kwan

PRODUCER

Born in Singapore, Annie trained in theatre arts, film and cultural theory at Goldsmiths College and obtained a postgraduate qualification in Law.

At the Light Surgeons, she has worked as producer and project manager on numerous commercial and arts projects, working from initial concepts to delivery for corporate clients and arts commissioners from 2005 till the present.

She also works as Creative Producer and Filmmaker under the moniker Ali Kati.

PROJECTS BY Annie Kwan

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Malcolm Litson

AUDIO VISUAL ARTIST

Based in London, Malcolm is an artist whose work spans audio and visual mediums. He is a prolific Music producer working under the name Bitvert and releases tracks on Random Records.

You can find out more about his work here: http://www.axisweb.org/artist/malcolmlitson

More of his music is available here: http://soundcloud.com/bitvert

PROJECTS BY Malcolm Litson

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Helen Omand

FILM MAKER & EDITOR

Helen’s background is in documentary TV production. She has worked on several short films, installation and AV performance projects since 2007. She is now studying art therapy at Goldsmiths and operates as a freelance artist, film maker, research producer and editor.

Her personal website can be found here: http://cargocollective.com/helenomand

PROJECTS BY Helen Omand

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James Price

ARTIST & FILM MAKER

James joined The Light Surgeons in 2000 and has contributed to a wide range of projects, as director, camera op and editor, and as a collaborating artist on many installations and live audio-visual performance projects. After studying at the National Film and Television School he worked for several years with artist and film maker Lenka Clayton creating experimental documentaries for Channel4.

He is now an independent filmmaker with his own production company Field Studies: http://www.field-studies.co.uk/

PROJECTS BY James Price

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Satoko Wall

ANIMATOR

Satoko has contributed to various video productions for The Light Surgeons over the last few years. Her company blinkinLAB, that she initially started with her college mates after graduating from an MA in Digital Moving Image, has produced many of CGI lead animations for us on a range of different projects.

More of her excellent work can be found here: www.blinkinlab.com

PROJECTS BY Satoko Wall

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Tom Wall

DIRECTOR & ANIMATOR

Tom has directed and contributed to various video productions for  The Light Surgeons over the last few years. His company BlinkinLab, that he set up with his wife Satoko has produced many of CGI lead animations for us on a range of different projects.

More of his excellent work can be found here: www.blinkinlab.com

PROJECTS BY Tom Wall

PAST CONTRIBUTERS

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Simon Bertheux

MEDIA ARTIST & CAMERAMAN

Simon is a young media artist who came all the way from the Netherlands to do an internship at The Light Surgeons in 2012. He has a passion for installation based media art and helped in many ways on the Body Adorned Exhibition at the Horniman museum.

He is currently working on finishing his degree at the dutch art college "HKU".

More of his personal projects can be found on: http://simonbertheux.prosite.com/

PROJECTS BY Simon Bertheux

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Yunus Akseki

MOTION GRAPHIC ARTIST & WEB DEVELOPER

Yunus joined The Light Surgeons after graduating from London College of Communication and worked on various projects as a designer, animator and a web developer.

He now runs his own creative communications agency Imperial Leisure from a studio off Hoxton Square.

PROJECTS BY Yunus Akseki

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Ben Allen

DJ & ARTIST

Born in London and now based in Portland Maine, Ben’s background is in music production. He has released several albums under the Dynamic Syncopation (DSP) name in the UK on Ninja Tune.

He has contributed audio production work to various projects as well as collaborating as a scratch DJ on several live AV performances like APB and True Fictions .

PROJECTS BY Ben Allen

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Martin Banks

FILM MAKER & VISUAL ARTIST

A visual artist with a background in production for events and Vjing, his creative input to Light Surgeons includes film making and animation. He continues to work in areas of video production, design and nonsensical artistic creations.

He's now based in Australia pursing amongst other things his accidental and directionless project Notes To People.

PROJECTS BY Martin Banks

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Mark Blackburn

ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR & COMPOSER

Mark ‘Blackie’ Blackburn, the Earl of Mortlake, took a musical interlude from working on various live concert visuals projects with TLS to form the downtempo audio outfit Kinobe in 1999.

He now lives on the south coast, making babies, playing records and drawing pictures which you can see more of here:

http://web.me.com/wildandpeaceful

PROJECTS BY Mark Blackburn

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ANDY FIRMAN

ARTIST & TECHNICAL ENGINEER

Now based in Dublin, Andy works on technical production for a range of different live events. He was an original member of The Light Surgeons in the UK before migrating to Ireland.

He is a talented artist who has worked on countless visual productions and specializes in touring performance operations.

PROJECTS BY ANDY FIRMAN

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Andy Flywheel

ARTIST & DIRECTOR

Andy Flywheel was the Co-founder and a partner in The Light Surgeons until 2001 when he left to pursue his own career. Andy’s background in film and projection was instrumental to the development of The Light Surgeons original fusion of analogue visual displays.

He remains the grand master of the 16mm film loop.

PROJECTS BY Andy Flywheel

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Becky Gates

STUDIO MANAGER & PRODUCER

Becky worked as a studio manger and producer on a wide range of commercial and arts related projects at The Light Surgeons between 1999 and 2003.

She lives in London and works as a freelance events producer.

PROJECTS BY Becky Gates

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Toby Harris

AUDIO VISUAL ARTIST

Toby is an audio visual artist who works under the name Spark from a studio in London. He has produced a huge amount of different visual productions from arts to commercial clients. He has help direct and produced several different creative projects at The Light Surgeons and have made a short film about live cinema which you can watch here.

You can find more of his work on his website: http://sparkav.co.uk/

PROJECTS BY Toby Harris

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Brede Korsmo

ARTIST & FILM MAKER

Currently based in Rio, Brazil, Brede is a multi disciplinary artist with a background in graffiti and screen printing who has developed a rich multi-layered approach to digital moving image work.

He has contributed to a wide range of different projects at The Light Surgeons over the past six years. More of Brede's work can be found here:

fetishprints
wickedwaxpictures

PROJECTS BY Brede Korsmo

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Mark McRae

MUSICIAN & COMPOSER

Born in London and now based in sunny southern Italy via a stint in Berlin, Mark is a prolific musician and award winning composer we collaborated with on our True Fictionslive AV performance project. His personal projects include session work for various bands and writing and composing music for film and advertising.

You can find more of his work here: http://markmcrae.co.uk/

PROJECTS BY Mark McRae

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Paul O’Connor

ARTIST, GRAPHIC DESIGNER & PHOTOGRAPHER

Paul is a founding member of The Light Surgeons, helping to establish the name with Chris Allen while they where studying together at Portsmouth University. He left the UK and set up a sister company of the same name in Dublin. He now works as a photographer, graphic designer and video artist from a base on the west coast of Ireland.

More of his work can be viewed at his company site Judo Design, and photographic works can be found here: http://www.pauloconnor.org

PROJECTS BY Paul O’Connor

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Robert Pyecroft-Rainbow

FILM MAKER, ARTIST & PHOTOGRAPHER

Rob Rainbow is an experienced artist who works with photographic, print and time-based processes. Themes of local-ness, community and accessibility are central to his practice and this influence has been central to many of the collaborative projects within The Light Surgeons over a period of around 10 years.

He now teaches photography at the University Of East London and works as a media artist in his own right.

PROJECTS BY Robert Pyecroft-Rainbow

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Olivier Ruellet

MEDIA ARTIST & WEB DEVELOPER

Olivier sadly passed away in New York in January 2011. He was a very kind and passionate artist who's life and energy will live on in all those who knew him. He worked as a prolific multimedia artist with a extensive knowledge of CGI animation and passion for creative programming. During our short time working with him he had contributed to several projects including the rebuilding of our website.

Many of his inspired projects an be viewed on his website: http://ctrl-n.net

PROJECTS BY Olivier Ruellet

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Ben Tseng

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT & EDITOR

Ben studied motion graphics at LCC before joining The Light Surgeons and working on several visual productions and film projects.

He left in 2003 to study at Fabrica and now works in Shanghai at an advertising agency.

PROJECTS BY Ben Tseng