Lighting Design for Corporate Exhibits, Trade Show
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

"Design is the fundamental soul
of a man-made creation"

-- Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer



Concert Lighting by Paul DexterConcert 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 Focal Press
Read more about Concert Lighting Third Edition.



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 >>

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

Just added! Triumph concert shots from 1986. See in the archive gallery.

REO Speedwagon Atlanta 2012REO Speedwagon on tour with Styx and Ted Nugent, Summer 2012. See Paul Dexter's new concert lighting designs in the Masterworks Gallery.

REO Speedwagon aired their Moondance Festival Concert 2010 on Direct TV, November 20, 2010. Masterworks' Paul Dexter was the artistic director. See "Back on the Road Again," from that concert.
REO_Moondance.html

Paul Dexter and Rudy Sarzo (Bassist for Quiet Riot, Ozzy, White Snake and Blue Oyster Cult...) speak together on this exclusive PODCAST with Brent Young and Doug Barnes of the "Season Pass" on how Rock & Roll touring stages have influenced the Theme Park world. Very interesting!

Cyber 5 Review of the REO/Benatar Concert, Phoenix, AZ. on July 24, 2010
"Looked awesome...and he doesn't subscribe to the front/back linear truss theories..."
Click here for the whole story

October 1, 2010, Live Design Q & A Paul Dexter released online,
click here for the full story.

See "Road Cases Shorts" with Paul telling his experience when first meeting Rick James.
Click here for the YouTube video

Ronnie James DioMay 26, 2010
From Live Design online,
Paul Dexter Remembers Ronnie James Dio

May 16, 2010
As you know, I have been Ronnie Dio's friend for many years. He was a master of his craft, a loyal friend to those who were in his close circle, a teacher of love and life.

I shall always remember this great man.
Please see Ronnie Dio's obituary by the Associated Press.

In memory of Ronnie Dio, watch Paul, Wendy and Ronnie in this short story about Black Sabbath in London during a 1980 tour.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUa8rpIeWqE


Featured in Lighting & Sound America Magazine, a review of their book, "Concert Lighting, Third Edition", recently published by Focal Press, Paul Dexter and James Moody give an in depth interview with Sharon Stancavage http://www.lightingandsoundamerica.com/ConcertLighting.pdf.

The Plan Issue 28, WYSIWYG Visualizer - recognizes Masterworks with the use of their product in Abu Dhabi with this press release.

Aerosmith Live in Abu Dhabi
Photos by renowned rock photographer, Ross Halfin are now here in a exclusive slide show

Lighting & Sound America's October 2009 feature article by Sharon Stancavage is "Double Feature" with interviews from Paul Dexter/Masterworks and designer Jeff Ravitz. The article covers the unique joint design of REO Speedwagon and STYX productions.

New photos from Paul Dexter of his latest excursion to Abu Dhabi (November 1, 2009) with the legendary "Aerosmith" at the Ferrari World Stage: an event juxtaposed with the last Formula 1 race of the season held, at the new $430M complex.

Direct from Maui, Hawaii, Malia Leinau captures the live Aerosmith Concert with stunning photos of the band and stage production, designed by Paul Dexter/Masterworks, that the island has even seen.


Masterworks' Paul Dexter traveled to Hawaii recently with "Aerosmith". View new photos of this rare concert appearance in Maui, October, 2009.
READ "The Maui News" (October 20th, 2009) "...High energy hits, dazzling light show mark band's return."


Watch the Gallery Space for more "Chandelier" photos - to be posted soon.


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