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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!

Aug 7, 2021

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers (and Sistah!) talk with Principal Lighting Designer for DIsney Parks, KC Wilkerson.

Join KC, Zak, Ellen, and Steve as they pontificate about: How Varilites at The Police concert changed KC's life; Early years at Disney; The difference between lighting for theatre and lighting for live entertainment in Theme Parks; Looking at new lighting equipment; Dealing with bad choices; Working with manufacturers in designing new lighting equipment; A walk-thru of the process of designing a typical nighttime spectacular; How to find a good work/life balance; The myth of Disney's "piles of money"; Creative problem solving; "Why do we have to follow a process?"; Disney stockholders; Working with lighting, video, and fountain designers; Who has the final say?; The opportunity for playtime; The differences in collaborating with the parks in the US vs international parks; How the LD to Programmer relationship has evolved over the past 20 years; Creating mentorships between designers and programmers; Advice for young lighting designers interested in designing for theme parks; Being interested, engaged, and curious; and Making candles.

Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.