Student Profile: Espen Karlsen

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I am a Norwegian lighting designer, programmer and technician. And are currently studying a degree in lighting design at Rose Bruford College. I also have a degree in lighting and stage from Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology in Norway. On this degree I learned everything from rigging to visualisation to programming, and can now programme on Avolites, Grandma 2, Hog and Chamsys consoles and have worked with ETC/High End as an assistant trainer for Hog4.

In addition to my degrees, I have gained practical experience through working as a lighting technician for Bright; for example I worked as a rigger and follow spot operator on the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo in 2016. In 2018 I also assisted on an art and lighting installation with Jason Bruges studio in Hull working with robots and lights. I have also worked in a range of different roles including rig designer on a number of large Norwegian music festivals in 2018/19

Winner of Hog Factor UK 2018
Shortlisted for Undergraduate of the year TPI awards 2018 

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