The Designer

Matt Ford

The two-time Emmy Award winner is the CEO and lead designer behind Magic Lantern Creations, Inc. In 2008, he co-created MLCinc to provide ground-breaking visuals on time and on budget for broadcast and cable TV, Live Events, Large-Scale Outdoor Venues and Concert Arenas.  

Over 25 years ago, Ford began his lighting design career touring with some of the most celebrated and exacting artists in music, such as Whitney Houston, Stevie Nicks, Bob Seger, and Diana Ross. His unparalleled success in the industry catapulted him to the top shows on TV, including the MTV Video Music Awards Preshow and five years as Lighting Designer on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live 

Adept at both Multi-Camera and Single Camera productions, Ford’s inventive style and imaginative use of color and competition has given distinctive looks to a variety of shows which include:

Magic Lantern Creations

Whether you’re producing an intimate event or the next network television blockbuster, Magic Lantern Creations provides original design services, custom-curated equipment packages and a staff of experienced industry veterans to illuminate your production.  

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, our projects range from talk, variety and game shows for major broadcast and cable networks, to large scale specials such as The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration. Our collaborative team of outside-the-box thinkers and creative problem-solvers have worked on every type of show imaginable. We pride ourselves on thriving within budgets big and small, and understanding the needs of our clients, directors and producers.

We behold every new challenge as an opportunity to dive in with enthusiasm, creativity and knowledge. We look forward to applying our innovative thinking and practiced eye to bring fresh light to your vision and help you go big!