This is who we are

Part artist and part engineer, we’re puzzle solvers who work with light and shadow. Alongside fellow artists, writers, directors and producers, we develop, design and implement lighting systems that heighten their storytelling, enrich the audience’s lives, and elevate entertainment.

Solutions are our service.

Establishing partnerships at all levels, we integrate our team directly into our clients’. This enhances communication and helps us embrace challenges in engineering, budget and design together, leaving the client fulfilled and the audience rapt.

We go with what we know.
And we know a lot.

Led by third-generation lighting experts, our team has deep relationships with some of the best manufacturers in the business. We know their lines deeply and understand how the equipment will behave in different settings and scenarios. This ensures that the lighting and controls are not only aesthetically perfect, they’re reliable night after night.

We’re part of the best team in the business

As a division of Pro Sound & Video, our abilities and expertise have expanded exponentially. Our combined team’s knowledge and creativity has created a true single source for sound, video, broadcast, control, design and lighting sales and integration.
And we’re just getting started.

OUR STORY

Half a century later, we’re still here. And still loving it.
George Gill Sr, Founder

George Gill Sr, Founder

From well before we first opened our doors in 1967, we’ve been driven by an enduring passion as visualists. This lead us to work on some of the best productions in southern Florida and the Caribbean. When Orlando began establishing itself as a center of immersive entertainment, we were there, opening our second office in 1984.
Today, as part of Pro Sound & Video, we’re delivering comprehensive integrated solutions for venues and productions across the nation. Wherever entertainment is happening, you’ll find us there.

Latest News

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Gusman Philharmonic Hall, Miami, FL 1972

LED installation,  2018

It’s more than a business.
It’s a family.

Never is this more true than when one of our fellow entertainment technology professional is in need. This is why we support Behind The Scenes, a charity that provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals who are seriously ill or injured or to their surviving family members.
We hope you’ll join us in supporting their work.

TEAM

Rick Rudolph

Rick Rudolph

President

Rick’s entire life has revolved around technical production. Having been with SEAL since 1977, he is not only a great leader but a person who has retained a wealth of knowledge and is always willing to offer a smarter solution.

Curt Contrata

Curt Contrata

Director

Starting as a Television Camera Operator in 1978, Curt quickly became interested in Lighting. Once a Lighting Designer, he worked in Studios and Locations from Egypt to the White House.

Since 2002 he has been with SEAL, helping others with their lighting challenges.

Steve Grieco

Steve Grieco

Rental Manager, Miami

Steve has worked in the industry for his entire career beginning with operating lighting systems for touring shows. He joined SEAL over 34 years ago. He now joins Pro Sound & Video with the same enthusiasm and commitment and will be lending his know-how in the complex projects that Pro Sound is famous for.

Joe Saprito

Joe Saprito

Rental Manager, Orlando

Lighting is a career that fell into Joe’s lap. Literally. He was watching a band soundcheck when a lighting pipe detached from its rigging and landed on Joe. Rather than get angry, however, Joe got a job with the band. Today, Joe ensures SEAL rental clients receive the lighting systems they need to create the impact they desire. He’s the go-to for gaffers and grips, as well as lighting designers and directors.

Erin Connor

Erin Connor

Technical Services

If you have a fixture that needs fixing, call Erin.

She began her career in theatrical lighting before moving over to studio and location lighting. She’s worked from top to bottom in the industry, from small 100 seat theaters to large arenas, TV networks to wild jungles. She’s lit everything from ostriches in the wild to Ricky Martin.

As a member of SEAL’s technical services team, she’s leveraging that experience to keep lighting equipment running and repair those that aren’t.

Jorge Gamez

Jorge Gamez

Sales Engineer

Jorge helps to make lighting teams look as good as the talent.

During his 12 years at Univision, Jorge managed and worked with the lighting teams for some of the most challenging shows , including Sabado Gigante, El Gordo y la Flaca and The Cristina Show.

Since joining SEAL in 2006, he continues to be that partner for gaffers, lighting directors and designers. They count on him to make the talent on stage look great. In doing so, they look pretty good themselves.

Andrew Rudolph

Andrew Rudolph

Technical Consultant

Andrew is the fourth generation working in the lighting industry, he has seen and done much despite his age. In his youth he could be seen counting gel and pushing road boxes in SEAL’s warehouse during summers and vacations.

Kirstin Anderson

Kirstin Anderson

Sales Engineer

As a former technical director, stage manager, lighting designer and master electrician – Kirstin’s done it all. This makes her indispensable to SEAL clients looking to buy or rent lighting equipment.

One moment she’ll be helping them choose the perfect colors to light specific costumes, materials and skin tones in their show. In the next, she’ll lead them to the latest gear that will deliver for them – night after night, in their unique environment.

Michael Plane

Michael Plane

Sales Manager

“Yes And” and “Don’t Block” are principals of improvisational theatre that Michael continues to apply to any collaborative tasks he’s involved with. No idea is too crazy and he really enjoys finding a way to make a designer’s vision become reality.

Jorge Carril "JC"

Jorge Carril "JC"

Sales Associate

JC understands the big picture – and how to create it.

Ever since he was a young man, he felt a passion for telling stories through any medium available. He began learning to use every available technique and tool to affect people both emotionally and intellectually.

Now he blends this knowledge with his technical expertise to help others tell their own stories. Whether he’s partnering with a large studio or theatre or helping create a one-time event, JC sees the big picture and knows how to achieve it.

Brian Reading

Brian Reading

Account Executive

Growing up in New England, Brian never imagined having a career in the Cruise Ship Industry. An opportunity, while attending college, arose for a summer job that involved traveling to Miami to spend the season on board a vessel. This seemed too good to turn down.

Today, he lends his expertise to deliver products and systems that meet needs and exceed expectations – even in the most challenging situations.