Light Talk with The Lumen Brothers

Light Talk with The Lumen Brothers

LIGHT TALK is a place where lighting designers can feel free to express what really annoys them about the industry and the art of stage lighting design. Inspired by the beloved NPR radio show, "CAR TALK", LIGHT TALK features the musings and rantings of David Jacques, Stan Kaye, and Steve Woods. These three designers have been lighting the stages of the world for many, many decades. Burnt out and abused by the industry and the insanity of the profession, Stan, Steve, and David have escaped to the hallowed halls of academia where they wildly and fearlessly pontificate to innocent students of the art. LIGHT TALK takes these rantings to the world. Look for our regularly scheduled Pod Cast discussing the issues of our time. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense. Welcome to LIGHT TALK!... Show More

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Merging Academic and Professional Work to Retrofitting Old Theaters. Join Steve, David, and Stan as they pontificate about: Carnegie Mellon makes Hog Factor again!; The King of Hyperbole Contest; U/RTA at LDI; SGM's architectural lighting competition; an uncommonly attractive man; how to tell someone that their show sucks; little towns in Ne... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Augment3d to Minnie Pearl. Join Steve, David, and Stan as they pontificate about: Stan and Steve's first week of school; David goes back to school; the new ETC offices in Burbank; sneak peek of Augment3d features; "Green Room" mythology; keeping up with the paperwork; the genesis of paperwork programs; marking gels; grease pens and s... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers (and Sistah!) interview legendary touring guru, Steve Terry. Join Anne, David, and Stan, as they pontificate about: the genesis of Production Arts; hiring and not firing Stan; Spiderman; Bus and Truck touring; 489-0312; unbelievable chutzpah; working closely with and helping designers; venture capitalists in the lighting rental business; working with Gordon Pearlman on th... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Overworked Designers to Understanding What The Stakes Are. Join Steve, David, and Stan as they pontificate about: Going back to school; fader based consoles; worship space control options; fast faders in emergency situations; quick programming techniques; students who show up late and miss deadlines; staying one step ahead of the designer; the &... Read more

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August 17, 2019 37 min

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Designing Rep Plots to Rising Software Prices.  Join Steve, David, and Stan as they pontificate about: How to keep trash and crap out of your floor pockets; clearing the way for actors and trucks; flying booms and ladders; designing rep plots for thrust theaters; energy emanating from the center of the stage; lighting systems fo... Read more

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August 17, 2019 37 min

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Designing Rep Plots to Rising Software Prices.  Join Steve, David, and Stan as they pontificate about: How to keep trash and crap out of your floor pockets; clearing the way for actors and trucks; flying booms and ladders; designing rep plots for thrust theaters; energy emanating from the center of the stage; lighting systems for thrust rep plots; using mo... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Trade Shows to Celebrating Woodstock's 50th Anniversary. Join Steve, David, and Stan as they pontificate about: New numbers and countries; why bother attending trade shows and conventions?; don't walk into the light; are we failing in the classroom?; staying current; "The Tape Worm"; working as a Lighting Designe... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Trade Shows to Celebrating Woodstock's 50th Anniversary. Join Steve, David, and Stan as they pontificate about: New numbers and countries; why bother attending trade shows and conventions?; don't walk into the light; are we failing in the classroom?; staying current; "The Tape Worm"; working as a Lighting Designer and a Master of Ceremonies while chaos ens... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers (and Sistah) talk about everything from LED Lekos to "Billington Afterglow".  Join Anne, Steve, David, and Stan as they pontificate about: The brothers' and sister's reactions to the Ken Billington interview; the generosity of designers; standards of professionalism; focusing strategies for your first black box show; getting nervous; how to teach programmi... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk with Broadway lighting legend Ken Billington. Join David, Steve, Stan, and Ken as they pontificate about: Lighting Major Celebrity Acts in Vegas, Killer Whales, and The Rockettes, Ken's Gingerbread Man experience in the 4th grade, Perfecting black-outs with knife switches, Sherri Zimmerman’s cymbals, Loving the "Good Stuff" and erasing the "Bad Stuff", Great moments working wit... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Aircraft Landing Lights to Going Back to High School.  Join Steve, David, and Stan as they pontificate about: Driving through Utah, Discovering Joshua Tree, The proper way to hang scanners, Getting gobos sharp, Dealing with ACL's and unusual voltage requirements, The Crown Prince of "Who-Ha Land", The Ladder of Success, Italian Ladder Etiquette, Copenhagen... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Pin Connectors to Working with Video Designers.  Join Steve, David, and Stan as they pontificate about: Buying obsolete gear, Altman 360Q deals, Vintage Brothers, Twist Locks vs. Pin Connectors, Headset Etiquette, Respecting the Stage Manager's process, Party Lines, Cheetos at the tech table, Working techniques with video designers, Matching video color pa... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Discrete Timings to Texas Heat.  Join Steve, David, and Stan as they pontificate about: Writing podcast reviews, Getting cancelled, Designer/Educator tribute shows.  The life expectancy of static lights, Cassette backups, Parellipheres in the dumpster, Summer stock war stories, Overloading your generator, Paying shady photographers, Creating sophisticated ... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Lighting Different Skin Tones to The Death of the Parcan.  Join Steve, David, and Stan as they pontificate about: Holograms of Maria Callas and Roy Orbison, Stan's experience in Amsterdam and Copenhagen, Maintaining your lighting equipment, Techniques on lighting various skin tones, Racial Bias and "The Shirley Card",  How to do a proper channel check, Nir... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers (and Sistah) talk with Broadway projections designer Elaine J. McCarthy. Join David, Anne, Steve, Stan, and Elaine, as they talk about: How to survive as a projections designer, Touring Wicked, Spamalot, Focus Grids, Being a woman and a mom in the theater, Work/Life Balance, Workaholics, European family priorities, Is projection design a new industry?, Deciding to become a Storytell... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers (and Sistah) talk about everything from Your First Year in Grad School to How to Save Your Relationship.  Join Steve, David, Stan, and Anne as they pontificate about: Light Talk Road Trip, Who listens to us in Burkina Faso?, Jerks in graduate school, Reinventing yourself, New technology that affects your aesthetics, How to sustain your career, How to be "manly", Tricks and tips to s... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers (and Sistah) talk about everything from Travel Nightmares to Not Setting Your Theater on Fire. Join Steve, David, Stan, and Anne as they pontificate about: David's ETC factory report, FlyPipe, Cool Releve' features, Whisper Home, Zetex and Asbestos, How to decide what fee to charge, When to specify LED over incandescent lamps, Considering minimum luminance when designing lights, Usi... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Extra Income to Leaky Tents. Join Steve, David, and Stan as they pontificate about: A restaurant in Amsterdam called "Brooklyn", Penicillin, Doubletree Chocolate Chip cookies, How to make income between shows, War criminals driving for Uber, Big Fish Cakes Food Truck, Moving lights for outside theaters, IP ratings, SGM fixtures, Best cameras to take photos... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Dizzy Directors to Working with Jerks. Join Steve, David, and Stan, as they pontificate about: New download numbers, Paying Homage to Tom and Ray, Design Showcase East and West, Goodbye Prop crew of Game of Thrones, Dealing with directors who constantly change their minds, Embracing change, "Just One More Thing...", Change Orders, Architectural Constructio... Read more

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers interview Broadway lighting designer and theatre mensch, Dawn Chiang. Join Steve, David, Dawn, and Stan, as they pontificate about: "Cutting-Edge" phone-booth technology, On the road with Paul Anka, Calling spots on the road,  Working in Las Vegas showrooms, Playing "Name That Tune" live!, Touring with The Carpenters, Karen's voice, Cubby O'Brien, Swimming pool spectaculars, Working... Read more

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