211 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
    • 4.7 • 38 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 211 - 'Darling, There’s an Aperol Spritz on the Table...' - Interview with Paul Curran"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 211 - 'Darling, There’s an Aperol Spritz on the Table...' - Interview with Paul Curran"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers interview our dear friend and collaborator, director Paul Curran. 
    Join Paul, Driscoll, Steve, and David as they pontificate about: A bar in Brooklyn; David "flawlessly" murdering Paul's bio; How a dancer turns into a director; Learning all those languages; Paul and Mike's move to San Francisco; King Tut and Osiris; Building a creative team; Programmers "running screaming from the building"; The synergy of ideas; What to train young directors about lighting design; Should designers study directing?; Throwing shade at Mariah and Elton; Broad strokes; How to get gigs overseas, and what to do when you get there; "Mrs. Curran's Opera Shop"; Being a part of the team in and out of the theater; Conductors and moving lights; Gobo Abuse; The next great fantasy invention in lighting; Paul dissing Drone Focus Deluxe; and Advice for young theatre artists getting started during the pandemic. 
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 56 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 210 - "We're All Just Drummers in a Rock and Roll Band - Our 4th Anniversary Show"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 210 - "We're All Just Drummers in a Rock and Roll Band - Our 4th Anniversary Show"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers (and Sistah) talk about everything from New LDI Swag to Covid Smelling Beagles.
    Join Ellen, Steve, and David as they pontificate about: The "Light Talk Theme Song Tik-Tok Dance-Off" Winner; The Book Tour Scoop; Dead Pick-ups; Follow-spot practical jokes; Risks when we open up theaters; Getting sniffed by a Beagle; Vaccination Passports; The importance of education; Recognizing important career choices at the time; The "LD Paperwork Micro-chip"; "Waffles"; Chipping Children; Diversify for Survival; LDI Plans; Life Coaching for changing lives; Wandering Around the Garage at 4:00; and... Let the dogs out!
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 46 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 209 - "Game Changer"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 209 - "Game Changer"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers talk about everything from the ETC Source Four Series 3 and the Desire Fresnel, to "The Glow Bowl".
    Join Steve, Stan, and David as they pontificate about: "The Light Talk Tik Tok Dance-Off"; Jeff and Jim's new book; The Chinese stealing the "Drone Focus Deluxe"; Deciding on what to retire in your school's lighting inventory; Indestructible Morpheus Color Faders; Is the industry becoming over-saturated?; Stan's definition of "Competency"; "Serenity Sounds'; Are the Source Four LED Series 3 and Desire Fresnels  "Game Changers"?; and What to do with your old, dusty, hand-drawn light plots.
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 39 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 208 - "The Devil's Triad"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 208 - "The Devil's Triad"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Dimmer Doubling to Dr. Strangelove.
    Join Steve, Stan, and David as they pontificate about: Letters to Light Talk Central; The Beaver Junction Iditarod; "POE Anon"; Stan and Steve fight over Tungsten; What happened to ETC's Dimmer-Doubling?; Hitching your wagon to proprietary technology; Getting into the Worship Lighting industry; The Crippled Dragon 660; Deciding on scripts for educational theatre classes and productions; "Not dead, and under 30"; and Why can't DMX use just one wire?
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 44 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 207 - "The Aurora Borealis of Psychedelicide"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 207 - "The Aurora Borealis of Psychedelicide"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers talk about everything from The Return of Summer Theatre to The 2021 Grammy Awards Show.
    Join Steve, Stan, and David as they pontificate about: Reserving bunks on the Light Talk World Tour freighter; Shadow-play; Do-It-Yourself RP screens; How various kelvin temperatures affect black and white video; Lumerotica; Saving your relationship while on the road; The Grammy Awards Show Review; Jools Holland; and the best Insecticides to keep mosquitos away from the production table.
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 42 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 206 - "Garbage In, Garbage Out" "

    LIGHT TALK Episode 206 - "Garbage In, Garbage Out" "

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Workplace Ergonomics to Warts, Fungus, and Goiters.
    Join Steve, Stan, and David as they pontificate about: Buying used lighting equipment on EBay; Is there any benefit to buying a 2-scene preset board?; Math by Abacus; Video lighting post mortem; Giant ring lights; Illegitimate Panda's new moving light; Tips to make your studio "body friendly"; The "Quantum 9000"; Being more comfortable while working in the theater; The Mariinsky Death Trap, and Impressive Theaters.
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.
     

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Traviswb ,

Love this podcast!

Hi! I am not anonymous! I absolutely love this podcast! As an early-career lighting designer, I find this podcast to be tremendously enlightening. It’s virtually every episode where I learn something and it sticks with me. It’s fantastic, and I love their humor and I love them! They’re great!

Norman Viking ,

Master Class

I'm working my way thru this recent find, and got tired of noting which episodes should be required listening for lighting students, because EVERY episode had SOMEthing that is exceptionally relevant to any student in Lighting Design. The Brothers handle listener questions without talking down to new designers, and going in depth for more advanced designers. It's a master class in Lighting Design at every level.

JePayne_ ,

Love!!!!

Love this show!! The hosts are hilarious and it’s very informational!

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