Bernie van Velzen (1976, NL) studied Stagecraft at the Theaterschool in Amsterdam. He then worked for various companies as a lighting and video technician. During that time, he started focusing on creating video and lighting designs for productions. Since then, he has made designs companies such as Dansgroep Amsterdam, Mightysociety, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Toneelgroep Oostpool, Toneelschuur Producties, Schauspielhaus Bochum and Het Nationale Toneel (Het Nationale Theater). He has been working with Ann Van den Broek since 2002. He has made lighting and set designs for several productions. In The Black Piece and Pushing The Wheel, he was also on stage as cameraman.