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Matt Ford (IV)


Two-time Emmy winner Matt Ford combines originality with an experienced eye to create innovative looks for the highest-profile programs on television. Ford began his lighting design career touring with some of the most celebrated and exacting artists in music, such as icons Whitney Houston, Bob Seger, and Diana Ross. His unparalleled success in the... See full bio »

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Known For

The 70th Annual Academy Awards Camera and Electrical Department
(1998)
American Idol Camera and Electrical Department
(2007)
The 71st Annual Academy Awards Camera and Electrical Department
(1999)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Camera and Electrical Department
(2003-2006)

Filmography

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  Wild 'N Out (TV Series) (lighting designer - 66 episodes, 2016 - 2019) (Lighting Designer - 1 episode, 2018)
- 2 Chainz (2019) ... (lighting designer)
- Dinah Jane (2019) ... (lighting designer)
- Shiggy (2019) ... (lighting designer)
- Swizz Beatz/Kash Doll (2019) ... (lighting designer)
 2018 Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade (TV Special) (lighting designer)
 2018 Disney Parks Presents a 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Party (TV Movie documentary) (lighting designer)
 2018 The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (TV Movie) (lighting designer)
 2018 Making It (TV Series) (Lighting Designer - 6 episodes)
- Happily Ever Crafter (2018) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Inside Out (2018) ... (Lighting Designer)
- All of the Holidays at Once (2018) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Party Time! (2018) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Home Sweet Home (2018) ... (Lighting Designer)
 2018 Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge (TV Series) (Lighting Designer - 12 episodes)
- Spicing it Up (2018) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Let's Bayou Dinner (2018) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Taj Ma-Holler (2018) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Pasta la Vista (2018) ... (Lighting Designer)
- In the Mood (2018) ... (Lighting Designer)
 2017 Are You the One? (TV Series) (Lighting Designer - 2 episodes)
- Reunion: The Final Matchup Part 2 (2017) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Reunion: The Final Matchup Part 1 (2017) ... (Lighting Designer)
 2017 The Wonderful World of Disney Magical Holiday Celebration (TV Movie) (Lighting Designer)
 2015-2017 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (TV Series) (lighting designer - 15 episodes)
- Does This Trick Ring a Bell? (2017) ... (lighting designer)
- 50/50 Chance (2017) ... (lighting designer)
- An Egg-Cellent Trick (2015) ... (lighting designer)
- Penn & Teller Ring Someone's Neck (2015) ... (lighting designer)
- Teller Deflowers a Shadow (2015) ... (lighting designer)
 2016 The Wonderful World of Disney Magical Holiday Celebration (TV Movie) (Lighting Designer)
 2016 Smosh (TV Series) (lighting designer - 1 episode)
- Smosh Live! (2016) ... (lighting designer)
 2016 Superhuman (TV Special) (Lighting Designer) / (lighting designer)
 2012-2015 Jim Rome on Showtime (TV Series) (lighting designer - 21 episodes)
- December 8, 2015 (2015) ... (lighting designer)
- November 10, 2015 (2015) ... (lighting designer)
- Masters Champion Jordan Spieth (2015) ... (lighting designer)
- Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski (2015) ... (lighting designer)
- Rob Gronokowski (2015) ... (lighting designer)
 2015 Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) (lighting director - 9 episodes)
- Harrison Ford/The Acrobots (2015) ... (lighting director)
- Usher/Coldplay/Stephen 'tWitch' Boss (2015) ... (lighting director)
- Sofia Vergara/Rachel Platten/Stephen 'tWitch' Boss (2015) ... (lighting director)
- Wanda Sykes/Kunal Nayaar/Sia/Stephen 'tWitch' Boss (2015) ... (lighting director)
  Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (TV Mini-Series) (lighting designer - 8 episodes, 2015) (lightning designer - 8 episodes, 2015)
- Kelsey Grammer (2015) ... (lighting designer) / (lightning designer)
- Kelly Ripa (2015) ... (lighting designer) / (lightning designer)
- Reba (2015) ... (lighting designer) / (lightning designer)
- Jack Black (2015) ... (lighting designer) / (lightning designer)
- Shaquille O'Neal (2015) ... (lighting designer) / (lightning designer)
 2014-2015 Fake Off (TV Series) (lighting designer - 16 episodes)
- Fake of a Champion (2015) ... (lighting designer)
- Take a Fake (2015) ... (lighting designer)
- Legends (2015) ... (lighting designer)
- Game Time (2015) ... (lighting designer)
- Moments in History (2015) ... (lighting designer)
 2013-2015 The Real (TV Series) (lighting designer - 191 episodes)
- Dania Ramirez & Judy Reyes/Kendra Wilkinson (2015) ... (lighting designer)
- Jason Derulo/Andra Day (2015) ... (lighting designer)
- Raven Goodwin/Kim Russo (2015) ... (lighting designer)
- Raekwon/Dante Spencer (2015) ... (lighting designer)
- Monifah Carter (2015) ... (lighting designer)
 2014 NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly (TV Special) (lighting designer)
 2014 The Sing-Off (TV Series) (lighting designer - 1 episode)
- A Special Holiday Event (2014) ... (lighting designer)
  America's Got Talent (TV Series) (lighting designer - 96 episodes, 2006 - 2014) (lighting technician - 10 episodes, 2008 - 2009)
- Judgment Week: Part 2 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Judgment Week: Part 1 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Road to Radio City (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Week 6 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Sunday Special (2014) ... (lighting designer)
 2012-2014 The American Bible Challenge (TV Series) (lighting designer - 27 episodes)
- Episode #3.9 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #3.8 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #3.7 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #3.6 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #3.5 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
 2007-2014 Last Comic Standing (TV Series) (lighting designer - 7 episodes)
- Top 100 Joke Countdown (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Last Comic Standing Room Only (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Invitational 4 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Invitational 3 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Premiere (2014) ... (lighting designer)
 2014 Wolf Watch (TV Series) (lighting designer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #1.8 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #1.7 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... (lighting designer)
 2013 Food Fighters (TV Series) (lighting designer - 1 episode)
- Whiz Kid in the Kitchen ... (lighting designer)
 2013 The Chase (TV Series) (lighting designer - 8 episodes)
- Academic Pursuit (2013) ... (lighting designer)
- Runaway Beast (2013) ... (lighting designer)
- It's Your Move (2013) ... (lighting designer)
- Mix and Match (2013) ... (lighting designer)
- Taken to the Cleaners (2013) ... (lighting designer)
 2013 Stars in Danger: The High Dive (TV Special) (lighting designer)
 2012 The National Christmas Tree Lighting (TV Special) (lighting designer)
 2012 Beat the Chefs (TV Series) (lighting designer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2012) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #1.7 (2012) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... (lighting designer)
 2012 The Celebrity Apprentice Live Finale (TV Special) (lighting designer)
 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards 2012 (TV Special) (lighting designer)
 2012 The Revolution (TV Series) (lighting designer - 5 episodes)
- Spring Into Action Week (2012) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #1.28 (2012) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #1.27 (2012) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #1.26 (2012) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... (lighting designer)
 2011 MTV Video Music Awards 2011 Pre-Show (TV Special) (lighting designer)
 2011 Britney Spears: I Am the Femme Fatale (TV Special) (lighting designer)
 2011 Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to Be Said? (TV Special documentary) (lighting designer)
 2009 Dance Your Ass Off (TV Series) (lighting designer - 2 episodes)
- Shake and Rattle Those Rolls (2009) ... (lighting designer)
- The Weight Is Over (2009) ... (lighting designer)
 2008 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (lighting director - 5 episodes)
- Performance Recap Show: Part 3 (2008) ... (lighting director)
- Performance Recap Show: Part 2 (2008) ... (lighting director)
- Performance Recap Show: Part 1 (2008) ... (lighting director)
- Round 8: Results (2008) ... (lighting director)
- Judges' All-Time Top 10 (2008) ... (lighting director)
 2008 Teleflora Presents America's Favorite Mom (TV Movie) (lighting designer)
 2007 Don't Forget the Lyrics! (TV Series) (lighting designer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.17 (2007) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #1.13 (2007) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #1.11 (2007) ... (lighting designer)
 2007 Living with... Kimberly Stewart (TV Series) (camera operator - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... (camera operator)
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... (camera operator)
 2007 American Idol (TV Series) (lighting designer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.37 (2007) ... (lighting designer)
 2003-2006 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (lighting designer - 603 episodes)
- Episode #4.372 (2006) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #4.371 (2006) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #4.370 (2006) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #4.369 (2006) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #4.368 (2006) ... (lighting designer)
 2003 Fame (TV Series) (lighting director)
 2002 The Conspiracy Zone (TV Series) (lighting designer)
 2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes (TV Special documentary) (lighting designer: Los Angeles)
 2001 Card Sharks (TV Series) (lighting director)
 2000 A Supernatural Evening with Carlos Santana (TV Special) (lighting director)
 1999 The 71st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (lighting director)
 1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (lighting director)
 1997 Richard Jeni: A Good Catholic Boy (TV Special documentary) (lamp operator: Vari*Lite)
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