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Light Talk with The Lumen Brothers

David Jacques

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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.

Latest Episodes

LIGHT TALK Episode 1 - "Welcome to LIGHT TALK!"

In this inaugural episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from LED to Lumesuck. Join the guys as they pontificate about preparing yourself for the profession, the newest state of the art LED lighting fixtures, the sale of High End to ETC, and how to work with colorblind directors. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense. (NOTE: We apologize for the poor sound... We are lighting guys, not sound experts. The sound gets a lot better by Episode 3. Thanks for listening!)

63 MIN2017 APR 18
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LIGHT TALK Episode 1 - "Welcome to LIGHT TALK!"

LIGHT TALK Episode 2 - "Better Than Bowling"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from CRI to "Margaritas to Go". Join the guys as they pontificate about the value of LDI and USITT, communicating with directors, using visualization software, recommended lighting textbooks, and accelerating from 0 to 60 MPH in 3 seconds on the 405! Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense. (NOTE: We apologize for the poor sound... We are lighting guys, not sound experts. The sound gets a lot better by Episode 3. Thanks for listening!)

59 MIN2017 APR 24
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LIGHT TALK Episode 2 - "Better Than Bowling"

LIGHT TALK Episode 3 - "A Photon is a Terrible Thing to Waste"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from BFA's to "Butt Boards". Join the guys as they pontificate about Data Networks, Working with Master Electricians, Haze, Chainsaws, Technology vs. Art, Small Towns vs. Big Cities, and Steve's Mom. Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

53 MIN2017 MAY 2
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LIGHT TALK Episode 3 - "A Photon is a Terrible Thing to Waste"

LIGHT TALK Episode 4 - "Bumwad"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from Light Shaping to Bumwad. Join the guys as they pontificate about designing for rock shows, color mixing in the world of LED, the pressure of tech rehearsals, how to work with time limitations, and how sidelight increases the level of dopamine. Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

50 MIN2017 MAY 7
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LIGHT TALK Episode 4 - "Bumwad"

LIGHT TALK Episode 5 - "Swarms of Drones"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from Lighting Modern Dance to Gel No More. Join the guys as they pontificate about making the Stage Manager's job easier, visions of the future, color and mood, swarms of drones, Low Beginnings, and how we manipulate color temperature for our own evil purposes. Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

48 MIN2017 MAY 15
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LIGHT TALK Episode 5 - "Swarms of Drones"

LIGHT TALK Episode 6 - "The Dance of Excited Electrons" - Interview with Josh White

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David welcome special guest Josh White from The Joshua Light Show. Josh discusses the early days of liquid light shows at The Fillmore East, working with The Who on Tommy, installing aircraft landing lights into overhead projectors, creating abstract lighting statements, armadillo icons, improvisational lighting and busking, accidentally inventing the lava lamp, staying out of the army, disaster at Woodstock, synesthesia, Max Headroom, using spot welders in your light show, and not losing track of your "analog side". Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

64 MIN2017 MAY 23
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LIGHT TALK Episode 6 - "The Dance of Excited Electrons" - Interview with Josh White

LIGHT TALK Episode 7 - "Retina Destroyer"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from Color Transmission to Golf Cart Accidents. Join the guys as they pontificate about working in Europe, getting into the architectural lighting field, Fade Away, agents, Retina Destroyer Strobelights, odd vs. even numbers of fixtures, schmoozing, and developing social skills in the theaters and the bars. Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

55 MIN2017 MAY 29
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LIGHT TALK Episode 7 - "Retina Destroyer"

LIGHT TALK Episode 8 - "The Cone of Silence"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from Disclaimers to Juice Hose. Join the guys as they pontificate about working in Europe (Part II), writing too many cues, cheap lighting control solutions, how to avoid getting sued, finding Creative Nirvana, and "Little Cindy" getting crushed by an elephant. Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

53 MIN2017 JUN 5
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LIGHT TALK Episode 8 - "The Cone of Silence"

LIGHT TALK Episode 9 - "Makin' Bacon"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from the death of arts education in our country to "designers of a certain age". Join the guys as they pontificate about the plight of UMKC, developing lighting budgets, Mac or PC for lighting designers, negotiating contracts, "Lighting Sampler", lighting design fees, Jackson building computers and other things in his basement, and neural networks under construction. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

55 MIN2017 JUN 12
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LIGHT TALK Episode 9 - "Makin' Bacon"

LIGHT TALK Episode 10 - "Happy Birthday, Stan"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from laser pointers to Marilyn celebrating Stan's birthday. Join the guys as they pontificate about lighting software they forgot to tell you about last week, the musical and dynamic qualities of light, seeing and feeling the energy of nature, training undergraduate technicians, the four levels of competency, being a part of the team, and how to be a human being. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

51 MIN2017 JUN 19
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LIGHT TALK Episode 10 - "Happy Birthday, Stan"

Latest Episodes

LIGHT TALK Episode 1 - "Welcome to LIGHT TALK!"

In this inaugural episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from LED to Lumesuck. Join the guys as they pontificate about preparing yourself for the profession, the newest state of the art LED lighting fixtures, the sale of High End to ETC, and how to work with colorblind directors. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense. (NOTE: We apologize for the poor sound... We are lighting guys, not sound experts. The sound gets a lot better by Episode 3. Thanks for listening!)

63 MIN2017 APR 18
Comments
LIGHT TALK Episode 1 - "Welcome to LIGHT TALK!"

LIGHT TALK Episode 2 - "Better Than Bowling"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from CRI to "Margaritas to Go". Join the guys as they pontificate about the value of LDI and USITT, communicating with directors, using visualization software, recommended lighting textbooks, and accelerating from 0 to 60 MPH in 3 seconds on the 405! Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense. (NOTE: We apologize for the poor sound... We are lighting guys, not sound experts. The sound gets a lot better by Episode 3. Thanks for listening!)

59 MIN2017 APR 24
Comments
LIGHT TALK Episode 2 - "Better Than Bowling"

LIGHT TALK Episode 3 - "A Photon is a Terrible Thing to Waste"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from BFA's to "Butt Boards". Join the guys as they pontificate about Data Networks, Working with Master Electricians, Haze, Chainsaws, Technology vs. Art, Small Towns vs. Big Cities, and Steve's Mom. Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

53 MIN2017 MAY 2
Comments
LIGHT TALK Episode 3 - "A Photon is a Terrible Thing to Waste"

LIGHT TALK Episode 4 - "Bumwad"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from Light Shaping to Bumwad. Join the guys as they pontificate about designing for rock shows, color mixing in the world of LED, the pressure of tech rehearsals, how to work with time limitations, and how sidelight increases the level of dopamine. Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

50 MIN2017 MAY 7
Comments
LIGHT TALK Episode 4 - "Bumwad"

LIGHT TALK Episode 5 - "Swarms of Drones"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from Lighting Modern Dance to Gel No More. Join the guys as they pontificate about making the Stage Manager's job easier, visions of the future, color and mood, swarms of drones, Low Beginnings, and how we manipulate color temperature for our own evil purposes. Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

48 MIN2017 MAY 15
Comments
LIGHT TALK Episode 5 - "Swarms of Drones"

LIGHT TALK Episode 6 - "The Dance of Excited Electrons" - Interview with Josh White

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David welcome special guest Josh White from The Joshua Light Show. Josh discusses the early days of liquid light shows at The Fillmore East, working with The Who on Tommy, installing aircraft landing lights into overhead projectors, creating abstract lighting statements, armadillo icons, improvisational lighting and busking, accidentally inventing the lava lamp, staying out of the army, disaster at Woodstock, synesthesia, Max Headroom, using spot welders in your light show, and not losing track of your "analog side". Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

64 MIN2017 MAY 23
Comments
LIGHT TALK Episode 6 - "The Dance of Excited Electrons" - Interview with Josh White

LIGHT TALK Episode 7 - "Retina Destroyer"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from Color Transmission to Golf Cart Accidents. Join the guys as they pontificate about working in Europe, getting into the architectural lighting field, Fade Away, agents, Retina Destroyer Strobelights, odd vs. even numbers of fixtures, schmoozing, and developing social skills in the theaters and the bars. Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

55 MIN2017 MAY 29
Comments
LIGHT TALK Episode 7 - "Retina Destroyer"

LIGHT TALK Episode 8 - "The Cone of Silence"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from Disclaimers to Juice Hose. Join the guys as they pontificate about working in Europe (Part II), writing too many cues, cheap lighting control solutions, how to avoid getting sued, finding Creative Nirvana, and "Little Cindy" getting crushed by an elephant. Challenge yourself with this week's LIGHT TALK Puzzler! Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

53 MIN2017 JUN 5
Comments
LIGHT TALK Episode 8 - "The Cone of Silence"

LIGHT TALK Episode 9 - "Makin' Bacon"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from the death of arts education in our country to "designers of a certain age". Join the guys as they pontificate about the plight of UMKC, developing lighting budgets, Mac or PC for lighting designers, negotiating contracts, "Lighting Sampler", lighting design fees, Jackson building computers and other things in his basement, and neural networks under construction. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

55 MIN2017 JUN 12
Comments
LIGHT TALK Episode 9 - "Makin' Bacon"

LIGHT TALK Episode 10 - "Happy Birthday, Stan"

In this episode of LIGHT TALK with The Lumen Brothers, Steve, Stan, and David cover everything from laser pointers to Marilyn celebrating Stan's birthday. Join the guys as they pontificate about lighting software they forgot to tell you about last week, the musical and dynamic qualities of light, seeing and feeling the energy of nature, training undergraduate technicians, the four levels of competency, being a part of the team, and how to be a human being. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense.

51 MIN2017 JUN 19
Comments
LIGHT TALK Episode 10 - "Happy Birthday, Stan"
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