Saulius Slezas is a Brooklyn based lighting designer, projection designer, gaffer, video producer and general lighting technician. He considers himself a student of light in all its forms. He sometimes finds himself gaffing a film, lighting a concert and projection designing a play all in the same week. Raised in Dorchester he is a graduate of Boston Latin School and Hampshire College.
Saulius's artistic interests lie in the tight integration of technical design with live performance. His Div III thesis project at Hampshire College, entitled "United Moments of America," involved close collaboration between a choreographer, video artist and lighting designer. It explored how collaboration right from the beginning of a rehearsal process could create a performance where dance, lighting and video were so tightly integrated that they could not stand apart and told a story together.
Saulius understands that more important than any amount of technical knowledge is effective communication. As a designer he works closely with the rest of the production team to achieve a common vision. On location he listens attentively, asks questions when necessary, and stays on task. As a producer he works with the client to effectivelly achieve their vision with as little hastle as possible.
Saulius is always interested in new projects involving lighting and performance.