Scott Babcock, freelance Show Director, Show-Caller and Set Designer stands ready to help bring your live show to the next level.
Scott brings to the table a unique combination of creative show-biz sensibilities, advanced technical production acumen and extensive experience as a show director/show-caller, set designer and production manager. With more than 35 years of live show production experience, Scott's been in charge of the technical production elements, creative set, scripting and show design, and has produced and/or directed the production of:
and produced the opening number of the Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade for NBC for 15 years.
Working with some of the best choreographers, videographers, writers, composers, arrangers, animators, graphic artists, singers, dancers and actors in the business, Scott's been involved with crafting a wide variety of live, on-stage productions. He was also a professional musician for many years, performing in theme parks, on cruise ships, on the stage, in the pit, in the studio and on tour. These years as an entertainer helped hone his creative live show production instincts.
On the technical side, he's been a lighting designer, audio technician, stage hand, stage manager, technical director, and production manager.
By combining his show-biz sensibilities and technical acumen, Scott is a show-caller/show director who brings a wealth of experience and capabilities to any live show production.
Scott has been in charge of the technical and creative live show production elements for events featuring:
... and for high-end concerts featuring performances by:
> Keith Urban > Chicago > Sheryl Crow > Jackson Browne
> Melissa Etheridge > Brooks & Dunn > One Republic > Kelly Clarkson
> Martina McBride > Bono > Train > Jennifer Hudson
> Trisha Yearwood > Andy Grammer > Jennifer Nettles > Imagine Dragons
> John Legend > Tony Bennett
... and many others.
Scott was the show director/show-caller for the 2021 and 2022 July 4 concert and event on the South Lawn of the White House. The 2022 event was for 7500 first responders, military and essential workers. Concerts featured performances by military ensembles and headliners Andy Grammer and Jennifer Nettles, plus speeches by the President of the United States.
Scott was the set designer and show director/show caller for the 2019 and 2022 STIHL Timbersports US National Championships. The two-day event has a live audience, is live-streamed internationally and broadcast nationally on CBS Sports.
Scott was the show director for An Evening of Comedy and Music, a sold-out production at Carnegie Hall, featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Leslie Jones, Seth Meyers, Michael Strahan, Gad Elmaleh, Sebastian Maniscalso, Common, August Greene and John Legend. In addition to calling the live show, he created the stage plots, designed the lighting looks and crafted the show’s Finale and Bows with Common and John Legend.
Set using LED towers surrounded by LED balls against a wall (with traveler!) and LED balls in ceiling... all synched together to display content.
A few seconds more from the same set.
This set used a full LED wall, but kept all content inside the letters. The letters of "INsPire" were filled with skylines, logos, step-and-repeats, digital animations and colorful graphics themed for each moment in the show.
Used a touch of the same concept here with fire inside the event's logo with IMag left and right.
Show's theme was "Soar!", so the top of the projection was over the heads of those on stage. That's the cockpit of an F-16 because one of the keynote presenters was a Thunderbird pilot. Each day the pilot-view sky changed, with the final day being a view of flying into the sunset.
This scene was used during a party with a band on stage. A wide variety of digital animations were used on the background throughout the party.
Just one more from this set. It took hours using a Watchout system to get rid of all keystoning on this warped screen, but the final product was worth it.
Actually used VersaTubes on this one. Client wanted the audience to feel surrounded by technology.
We put a physical pier structure on the stage and blended it to the projected imagery behind. The waves were on a loop and each day we had a different look; sunset, night sky, even put some naval vessels on the horizon when the keynote speaker was a navy pilot.
A look at the "intersections" set, where LED tiles were imbedded into the stage itself, extended out into the audience and up each side of the stage... creating a giant X where its intersection was downstage-center. Robo cams in the grid allowed the audience to see the X from above.
Another look at the "Intersection" set in action. The angled LED towers (upper part of the X) took multiple image sources, often synched with the videos playing on the screens, and timed lighting effects.
One last look at the set using LED towers, LED low-res balls against the stage wall, and LED balls in the ceiling. All elements, towers, balls, videos, lighting, track... all synched to create this closing number featuring the president of the association on guitar.
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