Stage and Theatrical Lighting in the modern world.
Chris Lose is a Designer Relations Developer for Ayrton Lighting, international touring lighting director, programmer and columnist who has dedicated his life to solving problems through pragmatic decision making and mindfulness. He strives to invoke emotion through color, atmosphere and beauty. He loves to share his experiences and his knowledge even in his most vulnerable hours.
In this podcast, he takes time to lay out his unique philosophies that have allowed him to succeed in the hard knocks business of rock 'n roll touring.
Navigating Rough Waters with Confidence - with Ryan Stumpp
with Ryan Stumpp - Owner and Principal Lighting Designer at Cue 13 Design / Lighting Designer and Programmer for Disney Parks Live Entertainment
On this episode, we discuss the importance of being multi-disciplinary, finding our creative outlets in live events and themed entertainment, working within the Disney Theme Park system, exploring the entertainment industry outside of Disney, exploring the differences between freelance and corporate work, designing on a large scale vs. small scale, the importance of training others to do what we do and supporting their education, and how we can successfully negotiate a sustainable wage post-COVID.
Please visit: https://linkedin.com/in/ryanstumpp
In the Right Room With the Right People - with Manny Conde
with Manny Conde - Lighting Programmer and Director at Retina Killer
On this episode, we discuss his origin story, how he is able to compete in the saturated market of LA, how to cultivate a long distance relationship during a pandemic, how to carve time out for mental health, how to learn to say no whenever necessary, how to keep priorities straight, how to maintain a healthy lifestyle in our industry, and what advice he would give to a younger Manny Conde.
Please visit: www.retinakiller.tv
We Will Dance Again - with Robert Bloom
with Robert Bloom - Production and Lighting Designer, Photographer at RBB Designs
On this episode, we discuss the necessity for diverse lighting skills and refusing to be pigeon holed, green technology, going with the flow, storytelling in design, the importance of good lighting design in corporate and non-traditional environments, when to go big and flashy and when to go subdue and effective, where to draw inspiration during isolation, and how to embrace luck and skill.
Please visit: https://www.rbbdigital.com/
Batten Down the Hatches and LightUpLive - with Morgan Myler
with Morgan Myler - Cofounder of Live Event Community and Vice President of I.A.T.S.E Local 58
On this episode, we discuss #LightUpLive and #EclaironsLesScenes, how to show solidarity and unity with our family of entertainment pirates, the importance of collective agreements, how important unions are to our industry pre and post COVID, how Canada is being affected differently from America during the pandemic, reasonable safety precautions and how to sustain in a tough industry.
Please visit: www.lightuplive.ca and www.iatse58.org and www.liveeventcommunity.org
The effect of shutting down a $100 billion industry in Canada will have unimaginable impacts on both companies and individuals. Already, the vast majority of live event workers have been out of work or on government support since March, with no end in sight.
The arts, entertainment and recreation sector lost 152,000 of 486,100 jobs between June 2019 and June 2020, and 86% of businesses experienced a high level of impact due to the decrease in demand or cancellation of services. Those that are still employed have seen a 45% reduction in hours worked. The corporate and business events sector directly employs an additional 229,000 Canadians according to a 2017 Oxford Economics study
Decades of Thanks - Howard Ungerleider
with Howard Ungerleider - Visionary Award winning Owner and Partner at Production Design International
On this episode we discuss #LightUpLive and #EclaironsLesScenes, four decades of being in the lighting industry, how to build loyalty in our industry, inventing ACLs, makeshift IMAX, how to use modern technology to recreate brilliant looks of the past, how Canada is being affected differently from America during the pandemic while the entertainment biz suffers the same, how lasers have changed the landscape of lighting, and a brief discussion on how we can never truly retire from something that we love.
Please visit: www.pdifx.com and www.lightuplive.ca
Be Passionate and the Money Will Come - with Mitchell Schellenger
with Mitchell Schellenger - Production & Lighting Designer at Station Six
On this episode, we discuss how to maintain creative outlets during without live shows, making art vs. collecting a paycheck, middle school theater, using technology to increase impact, the joys of collaboration and creating someone else’s art, allowing creativity to guide future technological advances, using live-streams to complement live shows and not replace them, and programming/designing shows remotely.
Please visit: www.station-six.com