175 episodes

LIGHT TALK is a show featuring three seasoned professional lighting designers and educators who discuss the latest developments in the world of live entertainment and architectural lighting design. Steve Woods (SMU), Stan Kaye (University of Florida), and David Jacques (California State University Long Beach) offer sage, and sometimes controversial advice to professionals and students of lighting design. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

Light Talk with The Lumen Brothers David Jacques, Stan Kaye, Steve Woods

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

LIGHT TALK is a show featuring three seasoned professional lighting designers and educators who discuss the latest developments in the world of live entertainment and architectural lighting design. Steve Woods (SMU), Stan Kaye (University of Florida), and David Jacques (California State University Long Beach) offer sage, and sometimes controversial advice to professionals and students of lighting design. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

    LIGHT TALK Episode 175 - "Feed Me a Francheezie!"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 175 - "Feed Me a Francheezie!"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers discuss everything from Wire-Nuts to Sloppy Tie-Ins.
    Join David, Stan, and Steve as they pontificate about: News from LDI; Upcoming guests; Payki Paki Pizza Spinner royalties; Zac's "Evil (bass) Ways"; Power Tie-Ins down at the club; Lighting Designers' contributions to society; The political nature of the art of theatre; Polyester pants; Which production spaces are the best to work in; The Lampy Yum Yum Box; Scrapple ingredients; When is it OK to walk off a show?; and What is NDI and how can it help me?
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 41 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 174 - "Going Old Testament"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 174 - "Going Old Testament"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers discuss everything from Lampies to Noise Boyz.
    Join David, Stan, and Steve as they pontificate about: Google's decision for employees to work at home for the next year; Could this be the end of architectural lighting?; Reflections on the 45th Anniversary of A Chorus Line; Is it a "bulb" or a "lamp"?; Dealing with sexual predators in our industry; Turning on the light and not being alone anymore; The benefits of being a theatrical lighting designer in the architectural world; Lighting Designer Refresher Program at Light Talk University; Lighting Snobs; Chauvet DJ; "The Latest and Greatest Things"; Burger King math; Breaking bad habits; and Going back to school to get a "Teaching MFA".
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 41 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 173 - "When in Doubt, Chaines It Out!"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 173 - "When in Doubt, Chaines It Out!"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers discuss everything from Hamilton on Disney Plus to The Farkel Family.
    Join Brackley, David, and Steve as they pontificate about: News about Ellen; The vast sea of testosterone; Changes for the classroom in the fall; Bringing in unusual guests;  Lighting yourself on fire; Which companies will still be standing after Covid; "Whaaaa Happened?" to the Grand Master?; The Source of All Knowledge; New shows the Lumen Brothers would like to see on Broadway; "There's a raccoon under the tech table!"; Brad Pitt as Rocket; Blown away by Hamilton; Best software for Electrical Engineers; and How is Covid going to change the nature of Rock n' Roll concerts?
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 37 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 172 - "Caribbean Dreams - Interview with Ellen Lampert-Greaux"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 172 - "Caribbean Dreams - Interview with Ellen Lampert-Greaux"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers welcome their good friend and LiveDesignOnline guru and LDI Show Creative Director, Ellen Lampert-Greaux.
    Join Brackley, David, Ellen, Stan, and Steve as they discuss: Cruising around Tierra del Fuego in the Light Talk Catamaran; Letter from Campbell (our youngest fan); A meal for Toffee; Ellen's octopus story; The history of LDI; Steve reveals the secret password for LDI; The Earthquake at the Infomart; The Donner Party on their way to LDI Reno; The Hall of Fog; Blowing up cars in Reno; BAM years; Living as an ExPat; Ellen's detour; Organizing how to run a film festival without a cinema; "Octopus on a Stick"; Ellen's views on the future of the Entertainment Industry; and Expanding revenue streams in a post Covid world.
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 57 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 171 - "Show Families” - Surviving the Pandemic with Zac Borovay and Driscoll Otto

    LIGHT TALK Episode 171 - "Show Families” - Surviving the Pandemic with Zac Borovay and Driscoll Otto

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers welcome good friends and colleagues Zac Borovay and Driscoll Otto for this special Let's Talk About segment on Surviving the Pandemic. 
    Join David, Driscoll, Stan, Steve, and Zac as they discuss how Covid-19 has affected their careers as theatre artists, and how they are coping with their young families. The passing of Nick Cordero; Show families; Behind the Scenes mental health help; Reinventing the work we do so that we can work safely again; Dealing with schools for the kids; Cancelled and postponed shows; Thoughts about Broadway's reopening; Restarting film and television production; How to make our industry safer to work without a vaccine; Missed experiences for young people; Zoom Happy Hours; The future of Las Vegas and Cirque; Zac's Grandfather's casino; Honing skills; Creating an army of online workers; Is it time to give up.. or pivot?; High end bourbon; and planning the disco version of the Light Talk Theme Song. 
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 46 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 170 - "Exploding Fish"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 170 - "Exploding Fish"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers discuss everything from Over-Cueing to Nuclear Beans and Weenies.
    Join David, Stan, and Steve as they pontificate about: Luther's letter of complaint; The top four stinky creatures; Teaching design and technology in the same class; Is lighting design prescriptive, responsive, informative, or emotive?; Retiring SO cable; On the road with vomit soaked cable; Did Tesla dapple in stage lighting?; The "Westinghouse Challenge"; The emotion of the moment; Delectable Designer's Flush; Should teachers be responsible for social distancing and public health enforcement?; Mrs. Sharp's Duck and Cover lessons; and Too many light cues.
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 40 min

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Kiterboyjim ,

Great for lighting techies

3 guys talk the tech in the pro lighting industry. Every episode is filled with useful background and tech hints plus a slice of geek humour. Great!

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