273 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

    • Arts
    • 4.5 • 42 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 261 - "All About Will"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 261 - "All About Will"

    In this first episode of Season 6 of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers discuss everything from Time Management to Boxing Night at the Oscars!
     
    Join Zak, Steve, and David, as they pontificate about: Beautiful Design and Immature Hijinks at the Oscars; The Wisdom of Addison DeWitt; How to avoid running out of time in techs; The design process when collaborating with video and lighting designers; Setting up your production table space; Pig techniques; Students in crisis; and  Becoming colleagues with your mentors.
     
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 47 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 262 - "Tesla Tangents"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 262 - "Tesla Tangents"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers discuss everything from Power Distros to Playing for Pork!
     
    Join Stan, Steve, and David, as they pontificate about: The Grammy Awards; U/RTA Showcase; Vectorworks Scholarships; Should you reverse the gender in a power distro?; "Beer 30"; Resurrecting Tesla; Magnifying Transmitters; Is additive color mixing a thing of the past?; Assigning shows for student designers; "Production Table Strategic Security System"; Should there be alternatives to Vectorworks?; and How to store cable.
     
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 51 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 263 - "Dammit, Janet!"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 263 - "Dammit, Janet!"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers discuss everything from Textbook Publishing Corruption to Sucking for Success!
     
    Join Zak, Steve, and David, as they pontificate about: The practical life of LED fixtures; Are printed textbooks obsolete?; Finding up-to-date technical research; Corrupt publishing companies; The secret lives and resposibilities of projection designers; How to secure content royalties; Indemnity Clauses; Specifying media servers and lighting controllers;  That nasty crescent wrench; Judging yourself as an artist; and Replacing the PARCAN.
     
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 40 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 264 - "Journey to the Metaverse"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 264 - "Journey to the Metaverse"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers (AND SISTAH!) discuss everything from Basement Dwellers to Rock n' Roll Pirates.
     
    Join Ellen, Steve, and David, as they pontificate about: Proper Passover etiquette; Latest LDI 2022 news; Moving lights for a lecture and piano recital hall; Must haves for travel and tour; Tour buss sanitation rules; Down Booties vs. Zorries!; $500 for a gig?... WTF?; What to do with those extra N-95's; When should the lighting designer be brought in on a project?; Releasing the Ibsen Kracken; Jumping onto a show late in the process; and What is the REAL cost of graduate school?
     
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 46 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 265 - "Diners Club"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 265 - "Diners Club"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers discuss everything from Talking Breaker Boxes to The Genius of Shep Gordon.
     
    Join Zak, Steve, and David, as they pontificate about: The new Alice Cooper tour; Celebrity Chefs; The Alice Quote of the Day Contest; Moving lights for a 12' ceiling; Introducing video into the worship experience; White Rabbit; Where to go to college to prepare for Disney; Taking a "gap year"; All about media servers; The "GrandPA"; Promoting yourself; and Strange buzzing from the breaker box.
     
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 51 min
    LIGHT TALK Episode 266 - "The Pea Soup Nazi"

    LIGHT TALK Episode 266 - "The Pea Soup Nazi"

    In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers discuss everything from The Elon Musk of STEAM Centers to The Art of the White Lie.
     
    Join Stan, Steve, and David, as they pontificate about: Our upcoming Cyberlight review; The future of High School Theatre training; What comes next after LED fixtures in the concert world; The "Sit a Spell Focus Tool";  IP65 movers in foggy conditions; and Horrific lighting boom disasters ("Oh! The Humanity...)
     
    Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 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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