Lighting Nerds is a bi-monthly podcast that talks about the technology used in entertainment lighting, lighting industry news, hosts interviews with people in the field, and general banter about lighting.
Episode 040 - Whatever the Average Weight of a Goat Was
Yeah, we still podcast. Sometimes. In this day and age of little work, sometimes we seem to have even less time to get together to pod. Certainly, it affects our motivation. But we have mustered some up for you, dear listeners, so let's dive into this year's week's episode.
New fixtures: the Martin MAC Ultra Notable personnel movements: don't move, it's COVID. Garth Brooks cancels Notable stage designs: feat. NAZIS Tea Time: Spectacle vs Art: Backline Techs Weight In Lighting Trivia: First distributed networking? Lighting Term of the Day: Telescan
Episode 039: There Are Actually Wizards Who Create These Files In the Nether Realm
Because we suck at publishing, it's been a while. But here's a new episode, and it's 39, which is a LUCKY NUMBER. In this episode:
The Chroma-Q thing that has some cool gears for focusing. Craig is amazed, because he's never seen that before, but apparently it's a thing Drafty 4.0: It's Drafty-er! Michael Strickland of Bandit Lites fighting for Teh Working Class Decentralized productions. Tea Time: General Device Type Format Lighting Trivia: Alex gets it right Lighting Term of the Day: PWM
Episode 038 - I Got A Rock
It's our THIRTY EIGHTH episode. Craig has finally moved, and finally got this edited. Geez. Two locations, two webinars, and a broken lead pipe later...we are finally releasing this old thang. Anyway. In this episode:
ChamSys MQ500 Robe Tetra1 grandMA3 OnPC XT Grant Imahara's death Tea Time: Controlling your cash flow Interview: Tucker Downs, color scientist Lighting trivia: Alex gets it wrong Lighting Term of the Day: lectern vs podium Squish Hugs and kisses y'all. Register to vote. -C
Episode 037 - That Covers Opening Banter
Geeze, United States. We leave the room for ONE SECOND and everything goes up in flames, at times literally. To those who have asked: Craig is fine. (He lives in the Twin Cities, but all is well) In this episode:
Alex and Craig talk about the protests surrounding the death of George Floyd New Gear: Robert Juliat Arthur, Luminex Lumicore, Digital Projection Satellite Notable Tours: Keene Cause and Effect tour Tea Time: Difficult Patrons, Part II: The Art Critic and The Phonophobe Lighting Trivia: Craig gets it...wrong. Lighting Term of the Day: Ballast The credits thought today is brought to you by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article I.
Episode 036 - Defer to Llama on All the Tough Topics
In the midst of the global pandemic, we offer you this commentary on the state of the lighting industry. I have very few pithy comments this week, because this pandemic is just so emotionally draining. The strain of prolonged isolation is truly monumental. Hang in there, everyone. I'm feeling it, just you like are.
In this episode:
ETC Fos/4 Craig gets a little ranty-about Chinese market fixtures Chris Lisle's open letter Tea Time: Photosensitive epilepsy / patron requests Lighting Trivia: To the nearest 20 years, when was limelight first used as a stage lighting source? (Alex gets it wrong) Lighting term of the day: Limelight
Episode 035 - Today's Keyword is COVID
Yeah, we know you haven't thought about COVID-19 for like...ten seconds, but here we are anyway, talking about it. At least, like, a little. It's the episode featuring the OG Lighting Nerd, Gavin Lake! Say hello, Gavin.
In this episode:
Industry news: God almighty, the mother effing coronavirus. Wash your hands, blah blah, let’s commiserate about how super effed we all are. New fixtures / gear Are high-powered arc-source moving lights a thing of the past for good? Craig and Gavin ponder. GLP Impression FR10: https://www.germanlightproducts.com/product/impression-fr10-bar/ Now we can have EVEN MORE X4 BAR Cable testers: handy to have around, not as handy when you don’t have both ends as the same standard: https://plsn.com/featured/whirlwind-power-link-tlt-line-cord-testers/ Screen calibrator: The Hydra is a thing that exists, I think the tech will become more used and the prices will drop, and we’ll start to see these as standard on more shows to keep LED screens looking good. Notable personnel movements Tyler Truss now owned by Glenn Cleland, previously owned by Mark Dodd of Dodd Technologies, which seems to be a production company. Notable tours / productions The Deadmau5 cube tour The Black Keys and the 325 Strike Ones. Tea Time Programming with SMPTE time code! As promised, the promised track Lighting trivia! Which of these did not exist: the Martin MAC 1200, the VL liquid lens, or the moving head confetti cannon? Craig sez: I know that I say "VL7" in this episode, but that's wrong. The VL7 had nothing specifically to do with the liquid lens Lighting Term of the Day Softgoods
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