Aug 7, 2021
In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers (and
Sistah!) talk with Principal Lighting Designer for DIsney Parks, KC
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.