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LIGHT TALK is a place where lighting designers can feel free to express what really annoys them about the industry and the art of stage lighting design. Inspired by the beloved NPR radio show, "CAR TALK", LIGHT TALK features the musings and rantings of David Jacques, Stan Kaye, and Steve Woods. These three designers have been lighting the stages of the world for many, many decades. Burnt out and abused by the industry and the insanity of the profession, Stan, Steve, and David have escaped to the hallowed halls of academia where they wildly and fearlessly pontificate to innocent students of the art. LIGHT TALK takes these rantings to the world. Look for our regularly scheduled Pod Cast discussing the issues of our time. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense. Welcome to LIGHT TALK!

LIGHT TALK is a place where lighting designers can feel free to express what really annoys them about the industry and the art of stage lighting design. Inspired by the beloved NPR radio show, "CAR TALK", LIGHT TALK features the musings and rantings of David Jacques, Stan Kaye, and Steve Woods. These three designers have been lighting the stages of the world for many, many decades. Burnt out and abused by the industry and the insanity of the profession, Stan, Steve, and David have escaped to the hallowed halls of academia where they wildly and fearlessly pontificate to innocent students of the art. LIGHT TALK takes these rantings to the world. Look for our regularly scheduled Pod Cast discussing the issues of our time. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense. Welcome to LIGHT TALK!
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LIGHT TALK is a place where lighting designers can feel free to express what really annoys them about the industry and the art of stage lighting design. Inspired by the beloved NPR radio show, "CAR TALK", LIGHT TALK features the musings and rantings of David Jacques, Stan Kaye, and Steve Woods. These three designers have been lighting the stages of the world for many, many decades. Burnt out and abused by the industry and the insanity of the profession, Stan, Steve, and David have escaped to the hallowed halls of academia where they wildly and fearlessly pontificate to innocent students of the art. LIGHT TALK takes these rantings to the world. Look for our regularly scheduled Pod Cast discussing the issues of our time. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense. Welcome to LIGHT TALK!

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Episodes

LIGHT TALK Episode 110 - "That's a Lot of Water! - Interview with Dawn Chiang”

5/18/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers interview Broadway lighting designer and theatre mensch, Dawn Chiang. Join Steve, David, Dawn, and Stan, as they pontificate about: "Cutting-Edge" phone-booth technology, On the road with Paul Anka, Calling spots on the road, Working in Las Vegas showrooms, Playing "Name That Tune" live!, Touring with The Carpenters, Karen's voice, Cubby O'Brien, Swimming pool spectaculars, Working with Theatre Projects, The "Deer in the Headlights" look, How...

Duration:00:48:27

LIGHT TALK Episode 109 - "It's Magic, Man..."

5/11/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Magic Sheets to David's Road Trip. Join Steve, David, and Stan, as they pontificate about: Finally... The end of the semester, Gifts from Amsterdam, Summer Plans, David Retires from CSULB, Stan smuggling swag, How to build the world of the play, Lighting Sense Memory, "From Page to Stage", Monitor Tricks, Keeping your eyes on the stage, Unusual lighting projects, Circle Rep Companies, Disco Foyers, The "Programmer...

Duration:00:34:03

LIGHT TALK Episode 108 - "Lumen Brothers High"

5/4/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Game of Thrones to Sonny Bono. Join Steve, David, and Stan, as they pontificate about: Lumen Brothers return to LDI, Skiing under the Els, What are the advantages to LED fixtures in High School?, Mrs. Hatfield, Most common technical challenge to lighting high school productions, Ugly school colors, Where to "aim" the lights, Considering your audience when designing a show, Minimum lighting levels, and How to find...

Duration:00:37:56

LIGHT TALK Episode 107 - "Big Whale"

4/27/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Unexpected Snowstorms to Intellectual Property. Join Steve, David, and Stan, as they pontificate about: Kabuki Drops, Moby Dick, The GLP S350, The High End SolaFrame Theatre, How to handle reviews, Frank Rich, Ravi Shankar, Balancing Thinking and Doing, Missing deadlines, Tracking or Cue Only, Block Cues, and Zip Cord. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.

Duration:00:35:39

LIGHT TALK Episode 106 - "The Scarecrow Concept"

4/20/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Painting your Bedroom to DDT Fog Machines. Join Steve, David, and Stan, as they pontificate about: The upcoming Ken Billington interview, Bugs activating touch-screens, How life experiences shape our artistry, Teams of Cats, The Master of Masking Tape, Luminaire Hickeys, How to assign student designers to school production, How to clean your cyc, Going to the source, and Making lifelong relationships. Nothing is...

Duration:00:34:24

LIGHT TALK Episode 106 - "Dirty DMX"

4/20/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Painting your Bedroom to DDT Fog Machines. Join Steve, David, and Stan, as they pontificate about: The upcoming Ken Billington interview, Bugs activating touch-screens, The Scarecrow Concept, How life experiences shape our artistry, Teams of Cats, The Master of Masking Tape, Luminaire Hickeys, Another Adam Levine Shirtless Fiasco, How to assign student designers to school production, How to clean your cyc, Going to...

Duration:00:37:46

LIGHT TALK Episode 105 - "Perpetual Change" - Interview with Zak Borovay

4/13/2019
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LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers Episode 105 "Perpetual Change" is NOW AVAILABLE! In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers celebrate their 1st episode of Season 3 with Award-Winning Projections Designer Zak Borovay. Join Zak, Steve, David and Stan as they pontificate about: Growing up in Long Island, "The Wendell School", Music and Design, Playing bass in Rock of Ages, Famous Baby-Sitters, David and Zak sink into a Prog Rock trip, Chris Squire, Are projections designers closer to...

Duration:00:39:43

LIGHT TALK Episode 104 - 2nd Anniversary Show - "The Portal of Pleasure and Light"

4/6/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers (and Sistah) celebrate their 2nd Anniversary by presenting the best sponsor commercials of the last year. Listen to Steve, David, Anne, and Stan sell out their integrity by hawking the shady products from such dubious companies as Bad Hombre' Stage Productions, Hula Hues Color Company, Carvel Studios, The Cheeky Rigger of Sheffield, No More 10 out of 12's, The Terra Haute Production Table Mascot Company, Suck No More Industries, Phizzer...

Duration:00:54:20

LIGHT TALK Episode 103 - "Prairie Dog Holes"

3/30/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Physics in Turkey to Non Disclosure Agreements. Join Steve, David and Stan as they pontificate about: Doing unrepairable damage to Anne's career, Design Showcase East and West, Upcoming interviews, How old is "Really Old"?, How to get international gigs, What's the first light you call up when writing a cue, Playing Whack a Mole with non curious people, Dogs and color, Do you have to know everything about physics to...

Duration:00:44:13

LIGHT TALK Episode 102 - "Asexual Photons"

3/23/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Headsets to Armpit Cooling Fans. Join Steve, David, Stan, and Lumen Sister Anne as they pontificate about: Lumen Brothers in 103 Countries!, 3D Printing on Asteroids, , Protecting your ears while working on concert gigs, Shot Callers, IEM's, Top Hats and Eyelashes... Part II, What to do with all those cut gels, Gobo storage methods, Anne's Taste Barometer, Lighting and Technical Theatre Conferences, So many "Theatre...

Duration:00:38:12

LIGHT TALK Episode 101 - "It Takes a Village of Wavelengths"

3/16/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from LED Lekos to Underground Radio. Join Steve, David and Stan as they pontificate about: Enough with the Lava Lamps already!, Our favorite LED lekos, The Martin ELP leko in detail, The ProLights Eclipse, The "color" of white light, Stumping Stan, Steve being "Semantical", Green... or Mint?, Tweaking Chorus Members, Are white LEDs really white?, Don't eat the red LEDs!, Why it's important to carry personal liability...

Duration:00:36:17

LIGHT TALK Episode 100 - 'The Catalyst of High End', Interview with Bobby Hale

3/9/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers celebrate their 100th Episode with Regional Sales Manager for High End Systems, Bobby Hale. Join Bobby, Steve, David and Stan as they pontificate about: Bobby’s journey from Life Guard to Project Manager, Busking lights in nightclubs, The history of LightWave Research and High End, ETC’s acquisition of High End, The Intellibeam, The development of the Cyberlight, The future of scanners, The genesis of digital lighting, The development of...

Duration:00:42:41

LIGHT TALK Episode 99 - "Lava Lamps"

3/2/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Collaboration to PG5. Join Steve, David and Stan as they pontificate about: Get Smart, I Dream of Jeannie, and The Avengers, How good looking is Bobby Hale?, Tony Simpson and Bohemian Rhapsody, Golden Sea and Ayrton, Which lighting company is the next to go bankrupt?, Is the death of the conventional fixture near?, How to prepare for your cueing session before you enter the theater, Using music to describe...

Duration:00:35:40

LIGHT TALK Episode 98 - "Flock That!!!"

2/23/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Taming your Cyc to Goo. Join Steve, David and Stan as they pontificate about: Surprises for our upcoming anniversary show, David having a senior moment, Using Rosco Opti-Sculpt to tame your cyc, Luminit, Grid Cloth, The difference between tophats and barndoors, Flair, Glare, Flocked and Flecked, Steve takes issue!, How to get Goo off of cables, There is something about Dawn, T.L. Tawnry Twitch Switch, Our extremely...

Duration:00:37:16

LIGHT TALK Episode 97 - "Light My Fire"

2/16/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Pyro to Flesh Metrics. Join Steve, David and Stan as they pontificate about: Loving Vincent, What do you say when the director says that they don't like color?, Our favorite striplights to light a cyc, The Lumen Brothers Time Machine, Why do art directors not use period lighting fixtures in period movies and television shows?, The Full Head Virtual Isolation Helmet, Stan's Duck vacation, and Should a lighting...

Duration:00:36:50

LIGHT TALK Episode 96 - Fred Foster Memorial - Workshop 2018

2/8/2019
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Today is a solemn day for the lighting world. A great tree has fallen. Fred Foster, founder and CEO of Electronic Theater Controls, has left us. As we reflect on this tremendous loss to our community, we might think about the idea of leaving a place better than we found it. There is no question that Fred Foster left this world and the lighting community much much better then he found it. We think that is quite special. So thank you Fred, for all you have done for your family, your...

Duration:00:41:55

LIGHT TALK Episode 95 - "Colder Than Mars" - Interview with Driscoll Otto

2/2/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers interview Lighting and Projections Designer, Driscoll Otto. Join Driscoll, Steve, David and Stan as they pontificate about: Steve and Stan's frigid URTA Report, Driscoll and David collaborating in Italy, Working with Paul Curran, Billy Porter, and Michael Shell, Designing moving oil paintings for La Donna del Lago at the Met, Shooting video content in Scotland, The future of video and projection technology, LightForm, Learning Watchout in...

Duration:00:39:20

LIGHT TALK Episode 94 - "The Ducks are Dead"

1/26/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from Lighting film to Lava Lamps. Join Steve, David and Stan as they pontificate about: Stan and Steve in Chicago, URTA Mentor of the Year, Martha Carter, The ETC Parnel, The Philips Acclaim, We Don't Need Your Stinkin' Fresnels, How to create film lighting that is not harsh and flat, Metropolis, David's unfortunate lighting in his home, Planning a successful budget for a small theater, QuickBooks, "Frost-It!', Gel frame...

Duration:00:29:20

LIGHT TALK Episode 93 - "Perfectly Adequate"

1/19/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from your first concert to great High School lighting projects. Join Steve, David and Stan as they pontificate about: Stan and Steve's trip to the frozen tundra of URTA, Avoiding free-falling elevators, Tharon Musser's essay, Bill and Jean Eckart, Our greatest daily challenges, Time and Money, Battling Self-Doubt, Is competency good enough?, David's oral surgery, Stoned drivers at Krispy Kreme, Realistic New Year's...

Duration:00:40:16

LIGHT TALK Episode 92 - "Screaming Lobsters"

1/12/2019
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In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers talk about everything from the Responsibilities of the designer to Peking Duck. Join Steve, David and Stan as they pontificate about: David's adventures in Firenze, Meeting and working with Driscoll Otto, Crazy Italian theatre traditions, Pasta Surfer, Rookie Mistakes, Not taking anything for granted, The role of Theatre, The relevance of Rogers and Hammerstein, What one lighting element does dance, theatre, and music need, Stan's Duck...

Duration:00:38:54