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Light Talk with The Lumen Brothers

LIGHT TALK is a place where lighting designers can feel free to express what really annoys them about the industry, lighting education, 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 weekly Pod Cast discussing the issues of our time. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and very little makes sense. Welcome to LIGHT TALK!

Nov 9, 2019

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers interview product developer, designer, programmer, educator, industry giant, and friend... Tom Littrell.
Join David, Stan, Steve and Tom as they pontificate about: Changing Rock n' Roll lighting history; The "English Invasion"; Moving from Par Cans to VariLites; The "Whah" Moment; Selling the VariLite idea to Genesis; Early VariLite growing pains; Being the first live programmer for VariLite; The birth of the Programmer/Designer; Missing the Artisan; Developing the Source Four LED; The future development of LED fixtures; The genesis of the VariLite student training program; Fred Foster supporting students instead of throwing parties; The things universities should be teaching in their lighting programs; What Jim Waits and Tom were doing in the back of the tour bus; Being well treated and respected by the band; The fog machine; and sage advice for student lighting designers and technicians.
Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.