ABOUT

THE FOUNDERS

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ROB SKARIN

WEB / SOCIAL MANAGEMENT

Rob founded Crystal Spotlight in late 2012, after using his web development and design skills to build a number of popular fan sites for rock bands. This activity led to Rob being approached by acclaimed songwriter/producer Steven Wilson to create a new online presence for his solo career and the rest, as they say, is history!

Rob has since worked on promoting major music releases, including the online promotion of the following successful albums:

  • Porcupine Tree - Closure / Continuation (UK no.2)
  • Dream Theater - Distance Over Time, A View From The Top Of World
  • Steven Wilson - To The Bone, The Future Bites (UK no.3&4)
  • Miles Kane - Coup De Grace (UK no.8)
  • Jethro Tull - The Zealot Gene (UK no.9)
  • Paul Draper - Spooky Action, Cult Leader Tactics (UK no.19 & 22)

His drive, commitment and passion for music shines through in every aspect of his work and Rob is lucky to have managed to forge a career that combines his skills, talents and passion.

Rob’s favourite album of all time is ‘Amused To Death’ by Roger Waters.

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MILES SKARIN

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Miles brings a wealth of video, audio and photo editing skill to Crystal Spotlight. With extensive knowledge of the Adobe suite, Cinema4D, Maya and various other 3D programs, Miles brings a broad range of video capabilities. Miles has an impressive portfolio and his video work has been viewed millions of times online and has even been broadcast on prime time TV!

  • Steven Wilson - Self (featured in Rolling Stone, NME, TheNextWeb, Input Magazine, Creative Review and more for its innovative use of deepfake technology), Eminent Sleaze, various promo videos
  • Porcupine Tree - Harridan (+1.3m views)
  • Haken - Nightingale, Invasion, Canary Yellow, Initiate, The Endless Knot, Earthrise, Lapse (all videos have a combined +3m views)
  • Dance With The Dead - Hex (+2.1m views)
  • Devin Townsend - Genesis, Sprite (combined + 1.8m views)
  • Frost* - Numbers (+200k views)
  • The Mute Gods - All music videos (combined +400k views)
  • Whitechapel - Doom Woods, Lost Boy (combined +1m views)

In 2018, Miles’ first full length film production was released. 'Iamthemorning - Ocean Sounds' documents the Russian progressive/chamber band Iamthemorning recording songs in the stunningly beautiful Ocean Sound Recordings studio in Norway. Miles also handled video post-production for Haken's 'L-1VE' concert film.

Miles' favourite album of all time is 'A Script for a Jester's Tear' by Marillion.

OFFICE PLAYLIST
Discover what Rob & Miles are listening to on Apple Music! Updated frequently.

Collaborators

JACK HUBBARD

VIDEO PRODUCTION

MATT BRANIGAN

MUSIC MARKETING

SHELBY LOGAN WARNE

VIDEO PRODUCTION

ALEX YOUNG

VIDEO PRODUCTION

JAMIE CARROLL

VIDEO PRODUCTION

JON MENDELSOHN

PHOTOGRAPHY