Christian Choi is an American Television lighting designer who cut his teeth on a Commodore Vic20 and worked his way up to a Mac. His life has been dedicated to television lighting design and digital production arts, with a foundation in theatrical & concert lighting. After a 5 year stint designing lighting in a humble Las Vegas showroom, then going to work for Vari-Lite, Inc., he ganged up with Le Cique Du Soleil in ’92 programming automated lighting for Mystere, and “O” until deciding to dive into the deep end of the concert touring world with King of Pop, Michael Jackson, after which he spent several years working as automated lighting programmer with Gloria Estefan, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Cher,& Neil Diamond, to name a few.
After being nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2000 for Lighting Direction on Cher's '99 live HBO special, he worked as a lighting director/programmer on several high profile network primetime specials from 2000 to '07.
Since '01 Choi became laterally involved in the use of digitally controlled video media servers as an artform linked to the lighting cue structures, providing cohesive visual design for special event broadcasts - such as '04 Super Bowl Halftime show, the 03 Radio Music Awards, VH1's Big, & 07 The Latin Grammys Live, to name a few.
In 2008, he spread his wings into the scenic Digfab scene, utilizing parametric CNC driven design into fabrication of sets for SET& SBTN news networks. Lately, he’s been turning algorithm into art through generative design and computational geometry. Inspired by nature & maths, he dove headfirst into coding generative structures into hard scenic for Asia's HD DVDs 69 & 70.
He's recently founded The Emergent Entertainment Group, a multidisciplinary design firm seated on the edge of combining scenic, video, and lighting into unified show design, utilizing parametric design and digital fabrication technique.