About WizardHD

WizardHD is a full service video production company that creates extraordinary entertainment video programming. We incorporate over 25 years experience to meet and exceed our client’s expectations. Since its inception, Wizard quickly became one of the most creative video entertainment production companies in the United States. Based in Fort Lauderdale Florida, Wizard HD, produces programming worldwide and has an exceptional team of producers, directors, engineers, lighting designers and production coordinators.


Production Team

Dan Barnett - Executive Producer

On stage at the Moody Blues shoot at the Greek Theatre in LA

Executive Producer – Dan Barnett

Dan Barnett has been producing entertainment for 25 years. Dan spearheaded the Fort Lauderdale based talent booking division of Cellar Door Concerts and has booked/produced over 2000 concerts such as Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett to name a few. SFX Entertainment acquired Cellar Door and Dan joined the SFX senior management team as VP of Business Development. SFX was the world’s leading promoter of live entertainment. Dan moved to Five Star Productions as a partner and Executive Producer of over 40 television shows, Network specials, Music DVD’s (Deep Purple, Dave Mason and Ronnie Milsap). In 2003, Wizard Entertainment was launched and is now one of the most creative entertainment production companies in the United States. We are experts in the field of music concert production and have worked with amazing artists such as The Moody Blues, Journey, The Doors of the 21st Century and Hall & Oates. Dan oversees all aspects of the production process and motivates the staff using a harmonious and positive approach to achieve all of the project objectives.


Director (Multi Camera) – Ron Andreassen

Ron is a twenty year veteran of television production serving as a producer, director and editor. As a director his work includes the “2005 Writers Guild Awards,” “The Moody Blues: Live at The Greek,” “The ALMA Awards, ”Roundhouse,” “Disney’s One Saturday Morning”, “The Adventures of Mark and Brian,” and he received a Cable Ace directing nomination for his work on the comedy special “The Second City 149 ½ Edition.” Ron is an Emmy nominated editor for his work on “Come Together: A Night for John Lennon’s Words and Music.” He has edited numerous high profile specials and series including “The Essence Awards,” “All Star Pro Sports Awards,” Arista Records 15th Anniversary Celebration,” Lifetime’s “Intimate Portraits” of Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Natalie Cole, Melissa Etheridge and Olivia Newton John; “Pete Townshend: Psycho Derelict,” “Richard Lewis: I’m Exhausted,” “The Jerry Seinfeld Comedy Special,” and “Robin Williams: An Evening at the Met” for which he received an International Monitor Award Nomination.

Ron has worked as producer/director for many multi-screen performance backdrops for Prince, Beyonce, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Coldplay, Ricky Martin, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Santana and countless others on “The Grammy Awards,” “The Academy Awards,” “The American Music Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “The Country Music Awards,” “BET Awards,” “Vibe Awards,” “Miss Universe Pageant,” “Miss Teen USA,” “Teen Choice Awards,” and “The Latin Grammy Awards.”


Director of Photography – Champe Barton

Champe BartonChampe Barton has been a Director of Photography for 30 years and has stayed abreast of technological innovation in the television and motion picture industries and was often a leader in adopting new technologies. He has a Broadcasting degree from the University of Florida. He is a pioneer in High Definition production and post-production and was one of the first people in the Southeast to own a high definition camcorder and work with high definition video. He has acquired a reputation as an expert in the field of high definition production and post-production workflow.


Director of Photography – Steve GibbySteve Gibby

Steve Gibby is a multiple Emmy-winning, 30-year veteran of several hundred international and national television programs that aired on more than fifteen different broadcast and cable networks. He has received over 60 national awards for his television production work. He serves annually as a national Emmy Awards judge for several competitions: Daytime, Primetime, Sports, and others. Steve’s most recent RED camera productions include serving in March 2009 as a DP. Extensive collections of Steve’s stock footage cinematography are available in the Mammoth HD RED Library.


Lighting Director – Jeff Ravitz

Jeff RavitzJeff Ravitz was awarded a Primetime Emmy for outstanding lighting design for Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band, LIVE from NYC on HBO and was previously nominated for Cher…Live at the Mirage. Jeff has designed lighting for live television spectaculars, award shows and concert tours. Recent works include the design of television specials for Bruce Springsteen, Journey, Shania Twain to name a few, as well as, concert broadcasts and DVD’s for Usher, Beyonce and Jimmy Buffett. Jeff has designed lighting for comedy specials, award shows, studio based productions, ice shows for CBS and FOX and film audiences saw Jeff’s work in the remake of the Manchurian Candidate. He was named Lighting Director of the Year in Performance Magazines reader’s poll. Jeff is the founding partner of the design firm, Visual Terrain.


Cinematographer – Dave Hilmer

Dave Hilmer Dave Hilmer is more comfortable with a camera than without one. He has been nominated for 20 Prime Time Emmy’s and won nine (9). He does music as well as anyone … Grammy’s, Britney Spears, Bette Midler, etc. He creates the beautiful house jib move that brings music concert videos to life. He was the first camera operator to use a Steadicam on television – The 25th Emmy’s.





Wizard HD is a full service video production company that creates extraordinary entertainment video programming. We incorporate over 25 years experience to meet and exceed our client’s expectations.


Dan Barnett – Executive Producer


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