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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!

May 20, 2023

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers welcome lighting designer and Lighting and Projections Design Coordinator for the Canadian Opera Company, Mikael  Kangas, to the show!
Join Mikael, Steve, Stan, and David, as they pontificate about: The roles of the Lighting Coordinator at Class A opera companies; The process of remounting the lighting for large scale opera productions; Considering what equipment to use as technology changes over the years; Using the EOS spreadsheet view when considering equipment choices;  Color considerations when updating to new fixtures; What skills you need to have to land a job as a Lighting and Projections Design Coordinator;  A detailed explanation of using "Moving Light Assistant" to accurately remount moving light presets; The state of the theatrical lighting industry for young designers in Canada; Working with multiple designers with multiple personalities; Humerous moments of self-awareness at the production table; and Advice for young lighting designers.
Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and Very Little Makes Sense.