After operating Thunder & Lighting as an Entertainment company for 6
years, owner Dave Poirier added video production to the mix. It was a natural
addition since Dave had been working in the field of video production since
1987. Working for several area companies as producer, director and production
manager he built a base of experience and skills that would serve to be the back
bone of the new Thunder & Lighting Production.
In 1999, the doors were opened at the Front Street office and
warehoused large venue equipment building across town. Fall of 2006 found the
companies office busting at the seams. A new studio was developed and included
offices, warehouse facilities and a full lighting studio. The studio is the
largest independent production facility in Northern Michigan and is being used
to record video segments as well as in-studio programs.
The company of course, is based on the dedication and
experience of it staff.
With twenty years of video production experience, a
Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography, six years
as a touring sound and lighting director, two national awards for production
excellence Dave Poirier is the driving force behind Thunder & Lighting
Production. His work has been seen across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
and Northeast Wisconsin for two decades. It has appeared statewide,
regionally and nationally on Prime Sports, Public Television (PBS), ESPN,
ESPN II and Showtime Network. As a location cameraman his work in
video segments has appeared on Bloomberg Financial Network, Showtime
Network's SHOBOX, ESPN's Superbowl Sunday's GameDay, and on a pilot for
the Sundance Channel.
As a director his work was featured for 3 seasons on the regional outdoors
show Moore Outdoors. Airing in the Midwest on NBC affiliates, CBS
affiliates and Pro Am Sport System the show took the host to locations across
North America from the mountains and plains of the west to the Artic Circle.
WCHA Division II College hockey games aired for two seasons on Wisconsin PBS
stations and Midwest Sports. Each season featured 2-4 games produced and
directed by Dave Poirier.
Broadcast commercials under his direction can be seen daily on NBC, ABC and
CBS affiliates in Michigan and Northeast Wisconsin as well as the Milwaukee and
Madison, Wisconsin markets.
He has been nationally recognized for production excellence by receiving a 2002
Telly Award. He was joined in these awards by programs produced by The History
Channel, Discovery Channel and ESPN.
Last year his photography in a hospital pictorial was awarded a Marketing