Richard Tyler Greene Jr.
Production / Lighting Design, Event Management, Rigging Supervision, and Show Automation.
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Tyler is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he began to pursue lighting design at a young age. He began his career classically trained in the art of theater lighting. During his freshman year of high school he was the technical director and lighting designer for both theaters on campus. He was also the high school lighting department intern at the University of Tennessee’s Clarence Brown Theater. Around this time Tyler got the opportunity to design lighting for a regional rock concert tour. Since then lighting for music has been his primary focus. Tyler stayed on the road for the next few years designing and operating lighting for concert touring artists including: Todd Rundgrun, The Kings of Leon, Opeth, and Steve Winwood. He traveled North America with performers such as: Jewel, Hall and Oats, The Deftones, World Wrestling Federation, Tom Petty, Toby Keith, and Willie Neleson. Tyler retired from touring and relocated to Los Angeles in 2006 to pursue stage rigging and festival design opportunities. He founded RTG Design LLC which provided design, drafting, and rigging services to major music festivals, special events, and TV shows throughout Southern California and Las Vegas including Electric Daisy Carnival, HARDfest, KROQ Weenie Roast, Powerhouse, Air and Style, Call of Duty World Championships, Festival Supreme, League of Legends World Championships, MTV Video Music Awards, “The Chase”, “Storytellers”, We Can Survive and the LA Auto Show.
Tyler has also worked extensively in the TV and Film industry. In 1999 he traveled to India and Europe to provide lighting for a documentary film. On April 8, 2002, Tyler received a commendation from the White House Communications Agency for his lighting design work. During 2008 Tyler was the lead rigger at the Honda Center, in Anaheim, California. He supervised the rigging crew for many large scale touring productions and special events. He worked directly with building engineers to safely suspend the lighting, sound, and video equipment. Artists including: Bass Nectar, Bjork, Deadmau5, Devo, Flosstradamus, Jack Black, Justice, Kaskade, Kill The Noise, Knife Party, Nero, Porter Robinson, Pretty Lights, Skrillex, The Chemical Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Wu Tang Clan, and many more preformed on stages Tyler designed.
Tyler’s most recent lighting design work includes “Modern Parlor Magic” live from the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. He also designed and built an immersive lighting system for the Versa-climber room at Trim Fitness in Costa Mesa. Tyler is currently an associate designer at Stories Illuminated LLC, a lighting and multimedia design firm based out of Los Angeles. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Dance Music Initiative (DMI), a non-profit educational group. Other than lighting stages Tyler is also passionate about music, fatherhood and surfing. Tyler’s management skills are exceptional because of his experience across various elements of business, life and the entertainment industry. He is a true artist and is driven to create experiences that push beyond the bounds entertainment technology.
Design / Drafting of lighting, sound, video, rigging and staging systems. Proficient with Autocad, 3DS max, Maya, Revit, Solidworks, Sketchup, and Vectorworks. Exceptional in the design of large scale and highly intricate truss structures. Highly skilled Autocad / 3DS max drafter. Produces full resolution renderings and production quality renderings. Integrates rigging plans and engineering for the safest and most incredibly possible designs.
Lighting / Show Control including programming and operation of various systems including: Hog 4, MA2, MA3, Qlab, Avolites, ETC, Ableton Live, Artnet, and MIDI. Hands on lighting console operation for many national touring acts. Specializing in custom systems that integrate and automate all aspects of show control. Timecode and MIDI show automation.
Video / Media Server operator: Resolume, Remix Live, Streamlabs, OBS, Final Cut. Camera operator for live events. Lighting designer for many film / TV productions. Knows how to make images look good in person and on camera.
Management abilities including: Office, Calc, Powerpoint, WordPress, Google Sheets, and Quickbooks. Has toured extensively and led both union and non-union crews throughout the US and Canada. Is a familiar and friendly face to many local crews from LA, Las Vegas, and the surrounding areas. Manages production resources and crews for large scale music festivals throughout the Southern California area.
Certified Rigger / Rigging Supervisor responsible for calculating rigging loads, specifying equipment, mandating safety procedures, and managing crew. Can safety design and supervise the installation of even the most complex systems while adhering to demanding schedules and budgets.
Boom Lift Operator with over 20 years experience safety driving and operating heavy machines.
Crane Rigging Specialist specifically to the entertainment industry. Tyler has supervised many big builds that required multiple cranes and super heavy lifts.
Tyler has a lengthy history of professional experience in many different areas of the entertainment production industry including lighting design, stage design, sound, set construction, props, video, and stage rigging. He is hands on with his projects and enjoys seeing the entire process though start to finish. He is usually the hardest working one on site.
Theater and Dance Lighting Experience:
1999- Lighting Intern: Clarence Brown Theater at University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN.
2000- Assistant Lighting Designer: “Hamlet” Knoxville Civic Auditorium, Knoxville, TN.
2005 to 2006- Staff Master Electrician: Clarence Brown Theater, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
2011- Production Rigger: “Twist” Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA.
2015 to 2019- Rigging Supervisor: Microsoft Novo Theater formally known as “Club Nokia”, Los Angeles, CA.
2022- Lighting Designer: “Modern Parlor Magic” Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA.
Music and Festival Lighting / Stage Design and Rigging Experience:
2000- Lighting Designer: “WinterFest” Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, TN.
2001- Lighting Designer: “Knoxville Symphony Orchestra” Civic Auditorium, Knoxville, TN.
2002- Lighting Crew Chief: “Jewel”, “This Way” tour, United States and Canada.
2003- Programmer: “The Deftones”, “Minerva” tour supporting “Metallica”, United States.
2003- Lighting Crew Chief: “Toby Keith”, “Shocken Yall” tour, United States and Canada.
2004- Lighting Designer / Crew Chief: “Ruben Studdard”, “American Idol” tour, United States.
2004- Lighting Crew Chief: “Moody Blues” tour, United States and Canada.
2004- Lighting Crew Chief / Programmer: “Toby Keith”, “Big Throwdown” with “Willie Nelson” tour, United States and Canada.
2005- Lighting Designer: “Kings of Leon”, “Aha Shake Heartbreak” album release concert, Nashville, TN.
2005- Lighting Designer: “Steve Winwood” tour, United States and Canada.
2006- Lighting Designer: “Opeth” tour to support “Megadeath”, United States and Canada.
2006- Lighting Designer: “Steve Winwood” tour, United States and Canada.
2006- Local Rigger: LA Stagecall (LA Forum, Wiltern, LACC, Long Beach Area, Sony. Studios, Culver Studios), Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.
2008- Rigging Supervisor: LA Stagecall, Honda Center, Anaheim, CA.
2008- Lighting Designer: “Steve Winwood”, “Dirty City” tour supporting “Tom Petty and The Heart Breakers”, United States and Canada.
2011- Lighting Designer: Sea Coast Grace Church, Cypress, CA.
2012- Rigging Supervisor: “Kaskade” concert, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA.
2012 through 2015- Rigging Supervisor: “HARDFEST Day of The Dead” music festival Los Angeles, CA.
2013- Rigging Supervisor “Sweedish House Mafia: One Last Tour” event, LA Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA.
2013- Special Rigging Consultant: “Bjork: Biophilia”, Palladium, Hollywood, CA.
2013 to 2016- Rigging Supervisor / Automation: “Powerhouse” music festival, Anaheim, CA.
2013 to 2016- Rigging Supervisor: “Jack FM” music festival, Irvine Meadows, Orange County, CA.
2013- Rigging Supervisor: “Jack Black”, “Festival Supreme” music festival, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA.
2013 to 2017- Rigging Supervisor: “We Can Survive” Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA.
2013 to 2016- Rigging Supervisor: “KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas” music festival, Gibson Amphitheater, Shrine Theater, LA Forum, Los Angeles, CA.
2014 through 2016- Production Designer / Lighting Designer: “HARD Summer” music festival, Los Angeles, CA.
2014- Structural Design / Rigging Supervision- Stage 2 “EDC Vegas”, “Cosmic Meadow” music festival, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV.
2015- Stage / Lighting Designer: “Haunted Mansion Stage”, “Bone Shaker Stage”, “HARDFEST Day of The Dead” music festival, Fairplex, Los Angeles, CA.
2015 to 2016- Rigging Supervisor: “Air and Style” music and sports festival, Los Angeles, CA.
2016- Production Designer: “HARDER Stage”, “Hard Summer 2016”, Los Angeles, CA.
2012 to 2018- Rigging Supervisor “KROQ Weenie Roast” music festival, Irvine Meadows aka
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Orange County, CA.
2017- Lighting Designer: “Space Camp”, “Youtopia”, regional burn, San Diego, CA.
2019- Lead Rigger: “Dessert Daze” music and art festival, Lake Perris, CA.
2016 to current- Production Designer / Event Manager: “Sci-Fighter” art and music festival, various locations, California.
Corporate Lighting and Rigging Experience:
2000 to 2001- Lighting Designer: “Proffitt’s Spring and Fall Fashion” shows, Knoxville and
2001- Lighting Designer: “Mary Costa / Cinderella” birthday, Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN.
2003- Programmer / Crew Chief: “St. Judes Children’s Hospital 50th Anniversary” Memphis, TN.
2008 through 2017- Rigging Supervisor: “Bentley”, “BMW”, “Hyundai”, “Subaru”, “Mazda”, “LA Auto Show” Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA.
2012- Rigging Supervisor: “Subaru”, “Chicago Auto Show” Chicago, IL.
2012- Rigging Supervisor: “Herbalife” Los Angeles Convention Center.
2012- Production Supervisor: “Carol Shelby Mustang Tribute” Peterson Auto Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
2012- Rigging and Lighting Supervisor: “Bentley”, “Concourse D’elegance” Pebble Beach, CA.
2013- Lighting Director: “Rolls Royce”, “Wraith” product launch, Hollywood, CA.
2013- Lighting Director / Production Rigger: “Shell Eco Marathon” Houston, TX.
2013- Rigging Supervisor / Crane Rigging Supervisor: “Oracle Open World” Howard Street truss structures, San Francisco, CA.
2017- Lighting Designer / Rigging Supervisor: “4A’s” advertising conference, JW Marriott, Los Angeles, CA.
2022- Lighting Designer / Programmer “Taylor Made” product launch, San Clemente, CA
TV and Film Lighting Experience:
1999- Gaffer: “Amma: The Story of Amy Carmichael” Europe shoot, Belfast, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom.
1999- Gaffer: “Amma: The Story of Amy Carmichael” India shoot, Paraikankal, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India.
2000- Grip: “Biltmore House” in house documentary, Asheville, NC.
2002- Lighting Programming and Operation: “A White House Tribute to Gospel Music” live broadcast, The White House, Washington D. C.
2002 to 2004- Conventional Lighting Operation / Lighting Crew” “WWF: World Wrestling Federation”, “RAW”, and “Smackdown” TV Tour, United States and Canada.
2002- Lighting Console Programming and Operation: “Wrestlemaina X8″ live pay-per-view, Skydome, Toronto, Canada.
2002- Lighting Director: President Bush’s televised visit and speech at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, Knoxville, TN, commendation received.
2002- Moving Light Operator: “33rd annual Dove Awards” live telecast, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN.
2003- Lighting Tech / Truss Climber: “Wrestlemaina X9” live pay-per-view, Safeco Field, Seattle, WA.
2008- Lead Rigger: “Mun2” TV studio, Universal City Walk, Los Angeles, CA.
2009- Production Rigger: “American Gladiators” TV show, Sony Studios, Hollywood, CA.
2009- Local Rigger: “Michael Jackson”, “This is it” The Fourm, Los Angeles, CA .
2011- Lead Rigger: “101 Ways to Leave a Game Show” TV series, Sable Ranch, CA.
2011- Lead Rigger: “Family Game Night 2” TV game show, Hollywood, CA.
2011- Production Rigging Crew: “Fear Factor” TV episode, Los Angeles, CA.
2012- Lead Rigger: “Braxton” TV show, Saticoy Studios, Hollywood, CA.
2012- Lead Rigger: “American Bible Challenge” TV game show, Hollywood, CA.
2012- Rigging Supervisor: “Kids Choice Awards” awards show red carpet structures, Los Angeles, CA.
2012- Rigging Supervisor: “Magician Impossible” TV show, Los Angeles, CA.
2013- Rigging Supervisor: “Splash” TV show, Los Angeles, CA.
2012- Rigging Supervisor: “Guiness Book of World Records Gone Wild” TV show, season 1 and 2, Barker Hanger, Los Angeles, CA.
2012- Rigging Supervisor: “MTV Video Music Awards” awards show red carpet structures, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA.
2012- Rigging Supervisor: “Take It All” TV game show, Hollywood, CA.
2013- Rigging Supervisor: “The Chase” TV game show, seasons 1-4, Hollywood, CA.
2014- Rigging Supervisor: “Call of Duty” World Championships, Los Angeles, CA.
2014- Super Grid Design / Rigging Supervision: “Monopoly” TV game show, Las Vegas, NV
2017- Rigging Supervisor: “MTV Woodie Awards” at SXSW Festival, Austin, TX.
2018 to current- Rigging Grip: Local 80, various productions.
2021- Production Manager / Designer: “Sci-Fighter Station” livestream, San Juan Capistrano,CA.
Education and Qualifications:
– Graduated high school in 2001.
– Studied at Pellissippi State Technical Community College.
– Worked for The University of Tennessee’s theater lighting department.
– Autocad Expert: Over 20 years experience drafting with Autocad and other CAD programs.
– Website Design: Familiar with HTML and WordPress.
– 3ds Max: Familiar with Autodesk 3ds Max rendering software; exceptional at lighting.
– Qualified to calculate rigging loads and supervise the suspension of overhead weight.
– Understands corporate structure, employment regulations, OSHA standards, and has strong management and problem solving skills.
– Has reliable transportation and can operate heavy equipment such as boom lifts and trucks.
– Works at height and has specialized knowledge and specific training to do so safely.
White House Communications Agency – April 8, 2002 – Lighting and Rigging.
RIAA – 2004 – Toby Keith’s “Shock’n Yall” multi platinum album sales.
Pollstar – 2004 – #1 Top Ticket Selling County Tour.
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