Stefaan "Smasher" Desmedt


Stefaan “Smasher” Desmedt, Parnelli Award winner for Video Director of the Year in 2009, has come off the road and is now working with PRG on developing new video technologies. For 25 years, Smasher was as a long-time member of the U2 creative team where he’s served as Video Director, as well as Technical Director and d3 programmer for U2 tours including Vertigo, 360˚ Tour, iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE, and The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. He’s also served as Video Director for Madonna’s MDMA tour, Robbie Williams’ Take the Crown tour, Prince’s Welcome 2 tour, The Rolling Stones’ 2014 14 on Fire tour as well as working with Kings of Leon, stand-up comedian Chelsea Handler’s tour, and the launch for Apple’s iPhone 6. Smasher was the first user of the d3 Technologies (now disguise) d3 media servers.