210 episodes

Stage and Theatrical Lighting in the modern world.

Chris 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. This podcast takes time to share the unique philosophies, experiences and knowledge that have allowed him and his colleagues to succeed in the hard knocks business of rock 'n roll touring.

LD-at-Large Podcast Chris Lose

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

Stage and Theatrical Lighting in the modern world.

Chris 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. This podcast takes time to share the unique philosophies, experiences and knowledge that have allowed him and his colleagues to succeed in the hard knocks business of rock 'n roll touring.

    Reinventing Yourself to Stay Relevant - with John Daniels

    Reinventing Yourself to Stay Relevant - with John Daniels

    with John Daniels - Lighting Designer at Karpe Diem

    On this episode, we discuss growing up in Saudi Arabia, getting a worldly education, how to pull inspiration from world travels, being an immigrant in your own country, human rights in the Middle East, interning in Miami, lighting as function vs. lighting as art, training the next generation to maintain a level of quality, how pre-vis can help provide the best quality of art, the transition from lighting the set to lighting air, and how to decide when to keep it classy and simple or flashy and wild.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    A Life Well Lit - with John “Ozzie” Osborne

    A Life Well Lit - with John “Ozzie” Osborne

    With John “Ozzie” Osborne - Lighting Designer at Ozterity Lighting

    On this episode, we discuss storytelling with light, maintaining a diverse skill set in the lighting industry while maintaining a core set of values, the importance of democratic collaboration and authoritative decision making, the importance of mentorship, working for any artist that pays us and being picky about our clients, working with full creative freedom as opposed to some guidelines, working to travel, lighting for camera in the digital age, and using lighting to inspire folklore and affect history.

    “Perfection is achieved not when there Is nothing more to add, but when there Is nothing left to take away”


    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    Please visit: www.linkedin.com/in/korbella

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Create Your Own Freedom of Expression - with Adam LaBay

    Create Your Own Freedom of Expression - with Adam LaBay

    with Adam LaBay - Laser Designer at Precision Lasers

    On this episode, we discuss the endless opportunities and creative outlets that lasers provide, laser safety, laser artistry, how the laser industry has adapted to the isolation period, the birth of Laser Banding as a new art form, abandoning the bass to buy a laser rig and start a laser company, how lasers can become part of the lighting design process and integrate into the lighting programming, bitcoin, and the future of laser development.

    Please visit: www.precisionlasers.com, www.instagram.com/iamthelaser

    • 44 min
    Look To The Future For Good Business - with Steve Richards

    Look To The Future For Good Business - with Steve Richards

    with Steve Richards - Principal at Original Syndicate LLC

    On this episode, we discuss how the future of the lighting industry will be forever changed, how will we maintain our level or compensation, what does and does not belong in a deal memo, being a pragmatic mentor, when an email and a handshake is good enough, how to properly define out terms for employment without presenting as a prima-donna, how to keep in line with covering ourselves vs. being demanding, and whether or not we should include repercussions for late payment in a contract.

    disclaimer: this is not legal advice.

    Please visit: www.origsyn.com

    • 51 min
    Get Paid to Pay Attention to Details - Megan Alksninis

    Get Paid to Pay Attention to Details - Megan Alksninis

    with Megan Alksninis - Lighting Designer at Megrose Designs

    On this episode, we discuss paying attention to details, the difference between a perfectionist and a jerk, when good enough is good enough, how to strive for perfection without sweating it, how even drunk people are entitled to a great performance, the joys of happy accidents, donating pre-vis time to make ourselves have a great show, focusing on minute details without losing the big picture, working with Atreyu, New Found Glory, Refused, The Amity Affliction Freelance and more.

    Please visit: www.megrosedesigns.com

    • 57 min
    Fame, Fortune or Fulfillment - with Mike Wood

    Fame, Fortune or Fulfillment - with Mike Wood

    with Mike Wood - Lighting Designer/Director & Educator out of Nashville

    On this episode, we discuss how to maintain living rates post-pandemic, how far we should be willing to compromise, how transparent we need to be about our rates, having difficult conversations about what we make among trusted companions, the idea of a transparent open-source database of pay rates, if it is ever okay to work for free, using union wages as a barometer, collective bargaining, and the notion of paying your dues.

    Please visit: www.mikewoodld.com and instagram.com/mikewoodld

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Stirling Baker ,

Great Podcast!!!

Absolutely Love that this podcasts brings together lighting designers, lighting directors and production managers from all areas of music, theatre, dance and concerts! Thank you !! Keep it up!

trekso ,

love to hear the stores

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Lighting shootout with Collyns Stenzel

I enjoyed the interview with Collyns Stenzel. I know nothing about lighting, looking forward to the shoot-out also the zombie apocalypse.

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