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Featuring leading practitioners of the art, craft, and business of entertainment lighting, we serve the need for user-driven information in the hope of creating a forum for sincere, unscripted community interaction.

Latest Episodes

Scott Barnes: making movies one cue at a time

Scott has worked with cowboys, aliens, the Whos down in Whoville, recording stars, and marvelous superheroes of all kinds, and now we're lucky enough to have him on our show. He's a highly specialized Wholehog programmer, working almost exclusively on big-budget, general release films. In this episode, we learn how equipment we use on stage and television is adapted and used for everything from interactive scene lighting to stand-ins for supernatural characters. Scott was one of the pioneers in bringing modern computerized lighting control to film sets, and has set the pace for lighting control technology adoption in film. We got to talk in–depth about the interactive lighting scheme for Guardians Of The Galaxy, how he used Bad Boys to create an alien invasion in Cowboys And Aliens, and what made the Expo in Iron Man 2 work. We also got to discuss how he sets up control networks, his best practices for staying ahead of things, and how he fits family life into the insanity of a norm...

62 MIN2016 OCT 19
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Scott Barnes: making movies one cue at a time

Chris Landy: experienced TV LD, business owner, cheesemonger

Even before founding Vibrant Design with his wife Ellen Waggett, Chris Landy already had a colorful career as a TV lighting designer. With a start in theater as a teenager, he moved on to a BFA in theater from Wagner College, an MFA from NYU, and then broke into television at LDG. The acronyms don't stop there – he's designed lighting for shows on NBC, CBS, MTV, MTV2, VH1, BET, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, FX, PBS, Spike, Oxygen, Food Network, LOGO, AMC, FUSE, Style Network, NBATV, MSNBC, CNN, and CMT. We talked about his style and process, taking a detailed look at his work on Lip Sync Battle, including the show's day–to–day operations. Chris outlined how Vibrant Design works, his key people, and what he had to do to get it off the ground and grow the business. We also had a chance to discuss some of his other passions, including Bimi's Cheese Shop, a business he (literally) built in Chatham, NY.

61 MIN2016 OCT 5
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Chris Landy: experienced TV LD, business owner, cheesemonger

Pete Borchetta Part 2: a new home at Altman Lighting

We're back for more from Pete Borchetta in the second half of our interview with him. He's been with Altman Lighting for just over a year, but has over two decades of experience in the business. On the last episode, we discussed his beginnings, his career up until Altman, his work as an educator, and his experience as a consultant. This time, we're discussing Altman itself, what Pete does there, and why he chose to move back to the NY Metro. We discussed color and color control in-depth, touching on many of the challenges that color-changing LED and short arc fixtures both cause and solve. We also discussed the lab at Altman, and how they capture the immense amount of photometric data required for IES files and documentation. Thanks for joining us again!

64 MIN2016 SEP 19
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Pete Borchetta Part 2: a new home at Altman Lighting

Latest Episodes

Scott Barnes: making movies one cue at a time

Scott has worked with cowboys, aliens, the Whos down in Whoville, recording stars, and marvelous superheroes of all kinds, and now we're lucky enough to have him on our show. He's a highly specialized Wholehog programmer, working almost exclusively on big-budget, general release films. In this episode, we learn how equipment we use on stage and television is adapted and used for everything from interactive scene lighting to stand-ins for supernatural characters. Scott was one of the pioneers in bringing modern computerized lighting control to film sets, and has set the pace for lighting control technology adoption in film. We got to talk in–depth about the interactive lighting scheme for Guardians Of The Galaxy, how he used Bad Boys to create an alien invasion in Cowboys And Aliens, and what made the Expo in Iron Man 2 work. We also got to discuss how he sets up control networks, his best practices for staying ahead of things, and how he fits family life into the insanity of a norm...

62 MIN2016 OCT 19
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Scott Barnes: making movies one cue at a time

Chris Landy: experienced TV LD, business owner, cheesemonger

Even before founding Vibrant Design with his wife Ellen Waggett, Chris Landy already had a colorful career as a TV lighting designer. With a start in theater as a teenager, he moved on to a BFA in theater from Wagner College, an MFA from NYU, and then broke into television at LDG. The acronyms don't stop there – he's designed lighting for shows on NBC, CBS, MTV, MTV2, VH1, BET, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, FX, PBS, Spike, Oxygen, Food Network, LOGO, AMC, FUSE, Style Network, NBATV, MSNBC, CNN, and CMT. We talked about his style and process, taking a detailed look at his work on Lip Sync Battle, including the show's day–to–day operations. Chris outlined how Vibrant Design works, his key people, and what he had to do to get it off the ground and grow the business. We also had a chance to discuss some of his other passions, including Bimi's Cheese Shop, a business he (literally) built in Chatham, NY.

61 MIN2016 OCT 5
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Chris Landy: experienced TV LD, business owner, cheesemonger

Pete Borchetta Part 2: a new home at Altman Lighting

We're back for more from Pete Borchetta in the second half of our interview with him. He's been with Altman Lighting for just over a year, but has over two decades of experience in the business. On the last episode, we discussed his beginnings, his career up until Altman, his work as an educator, and his experience as a consultant. This time, we're discussing Altman itself, what Pete does there, and why he chose to move back to the NY Metro. We discussed color and color control in-depth, touching on many of the challenges that color-changing LED and short arc fixtures both cause and solve. We also discussed the lab at Altman, and how they capture the immense amount of photometric data required for IES files and documentation. Thanks for joining us again!

64 MIN2016 SEP 19
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Pete Borchetta Part 2: a new home at Altman Lighting

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