Light Talk with The Lumen Brothers

Light Talk with The Lumen Brothers

LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers 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 with The Lumen Brothers 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 with The Lumen Brothers 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!

Episodes

April 18, 2017 63 min

In this inaugural episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from LED to Lumesuck.  Join the guys as they pontificate about preparing yourself for the profession, the newest state of the art LED lighting fixtures, the sale of High End to ETC, and how to work with colorblind directors. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense. (NOTE:  We apologize for the poor sound...

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from CRI to "Margaritas to Go".  Join the guys as they pontificate about the value of LDI and USITT, communicating with directors, using visualization software, recommended lighting textbooks, and accelerating from 0 to 60 MPH in 3 seconds on the 405! Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and ver...

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from BFA's to "Butt Boards".  Join the guys as they pontificate about Data Networks, Working with Master Electricians, Haze, Chainsaws, Technology vs. Art, Small Towns vs. Big Cities, and Steve's Mom. Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

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May 7, 2017 50 min

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from Light Shaping to Bumwad.  Join the guys as they pontificate about designing for rock shows, color mixing in the world of LED, the pressure of tech rehearsals, how to work with time limitations, and how sidelight increases the level of dopamine. Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is S...

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from Lighting Modern Dance to Gel No More.  Join the guys as they pontificate about making the Stage Manager's job easier, visions of the future, color and mood, swarms of drones, Low Beginnings, and how we manipulate color temperature for our own evil purposes. Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Ta...

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David welcome special guest Josh White from The Joshua Light Show. Josh discusses the early days of liquid light shows at The Fillmore East, working with The Who on Tommy, installing aircraft landing lights into overhead projectors, creating abstract lighting statements, armadillo icons, improvisational lighting and busking, accidentally inventing the lava lamp...

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from Color Transmission to Golf Cart Accidents.  Join the guys as they pontificate about working in Europe, getting into the architectural lighting field, Fade Away, agents, Retina Destroyer Strobelights, odd vs. even numbers of fixtures, schmoozing, and developing social skills in the theaters and the bars. Challenge yourself with this w...

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from Disclaimers to Juice Hose.  Join the guys as they pontificate about working in Europe (Part II), writing too many cues, cheap lighting control solutions, how to avoid getting sued, finding Creative Nirvana, and "Little Cindy" getting crushed by an elephant. Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing i...

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from the death of arts education in our country to "designers of a certain age".  Join the guys as they pontificate about the plight of UMKC, developing lighting budgets, Mac or PC for lighting designers, negotiating contracts,  "Lighting Sampler", lighting design fees, Jackson building computers and other things in his ba...

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from laser pointers to Marilyn celebrating Stan's birthday.  Join the guys as they pontificate about lighting software they forgot to tell you about last week, the musical and dynamic qualities of light, seeing and feeling the energy of nature, training undergraduate technicians, the four levels of competency, being a part of the team...

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from Anne's elbows to Backstage Franks.  Join the guys as they pontificate about specialization vs. holistic graduate training, buying the cheapest car, starting the creative process, what to show at URTA, the correct pronunciation of Arnhem, purchasing LED's, Alice Cooper, and rock concert lighting budgets. Nothing is Taboo, Noth...

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from Diplomas on Fire to Following Your Heart.  Join the guys as they pontificate about love for the SolaFrame Theatre, how to protect yourself with an LLC, the Hot Spot Club, how to tell LED's to "Cool It!!", inexpensive CAD software, is video set or lighting design?, and the changing role of theatre teachers. Nothing is Tabo...

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from the advancement of women on stage crews to TECH FAB!  Join the guys as they pontificate about VL1’s being used as doorstops, preparing and excelling as an international student, why are 3D booms so difficult to create in Vectorworks?, Wonder Women on stage, dealing with failures, the Genesis of Varilite: Part II, and the “Oasis of Pl...

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from the Red/Green Color Theory to Bialys to Die For! Join the guys as they pontificate about Broad Band Receptors, CMY vs. RGB, John Gleason, Morpheus Color Faders, Battling With and Taking Advantage of Amber Shift, "Fat Bastard!", GMOOT's, Reference Colors, The Golden Glow of Incandescent Light, Our Tools of Choice, and Puff...

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David interview acclaimed lighting designer and artist Anne Militello. They cover everything from the perils of women working on rock n' roll crews to taking a tumble in Santorini.  Join Anne, Steve, Stan, and David as they pontificate about the challenges of being a woman in the business, making it on Broadway, Tom Waits, Circadian Rhythm Lighting, being t...

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July 29, 2017 49 min

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers cover everything from Spermaciti to Piss Pots.  Join Steve, Stan, and David as they pontificate about reaching 10,000 downloads, salt water dimmer safety, where to place light cues, personal relationships with gear rental companies, slow cooking at the tech table, popcorn in moving lights, choosing your Relative White color, Balcony Rail tricks, using UV to boost blues, data backup ...

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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers cover everything from Developing Trust to Kharma Armour.  Join Steve, Stan, and David as they pontificate about the genesis of LIGHT TALK, developing your social skills, how trust influences creativity, "Eureka Moments", hearing creative voices, are lighting designers becoming lazy?, shower ideas, authentic vibrations, keeping your self respect, flying the Entertainment Plan...

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August 12, 2017 49 min

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers cover everything from Drafting Time to Steve's Mom's face off with a rabid direwolf.  Join Steve, Stan, and David as they pontificate about how to find work, Stan being "The Smart One", what to bring to production meetings,  expressing your Point of View, being open to change, print resumes or save some trees?, is it time to go to graduate school?, Magic Solar Powere...

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August 19, 2017 52 min

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers cover everything from Television Lighting Design to Plastic Lobsters.  Join Steve, Stan, and David as they pontificate about the new theme song, Craft Services, one-way airplane tickets, pulling out a spanner, should designers be at load-ins?, designing outdoor shows, insects and light boards, In-Sight Shower, European Tools, Mindless Zombies, High End Hog Factor, Shop Orders, custo...

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In this 20th Anniversary episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers interview Steve Shelley. Steve discusses his amazing career and how he feels about lighting art and the industry.  Join Steve, and The Lumen Brothers as they pontificate about doing something "special" for the 20th Anniversary Episode, getting involved with dance lighting, Grecian Urns, Letraset, taking advantage of amazing opportunities, special prizes in y...

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