DMITRY BUDKIN, upon completing musical and technical studies, graduated from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in directing. Since 1998 works as a free-lance artist. As a lighting designer has worked for numerous television projects and concerts. Worked with the leading Russian stage artists – Yuri Antonov, Zemfira, Alsu, Filipp Kirkorov, Alla Pugacheva, Nikolay Baskov, Garik Sukachev, Alexander Malinin, Valery Leontyev, Igor Krutoy, Kristina Orbakaite, Alexander Buinov, Lolita Milavskaja,Diskoteka Avarija, Chai-F, Mashina Vremeni, andIvanushki International, among others. Lighting designer for such television shows and awards as The New Wave, Nika, Golden Eagle, Kinotaur, Song of the Year, Golden Gramophone, White Square, Seagull, White Elephant, andGolden Mask, as well as such television channels asMuz TV, MTV, RTR, NTV, STS, Ren TV, Channel 1, and TVC.