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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!

Dec 23, 2023

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, the Lumen Brothers (and Sister!) welcome special holiday guest Willie Williams, Creative Director for U2, to the show. They discuss everything from designing "U2:UV Achtung Baby LIVE at Sphere in Las Vegas", to Stalking for Clients.

Join Willie, Ellen, Zak, and David as they pontificate about: Getting started during the Punk Rock Revolution in the UK; How the Art School Bands were creating their visual aesthetic; Urgent Music and Whacky Visuals; The visual aesthetic influence of The Talking Heads and "Stop Making Sense"; Swapping key light; Getting the gig with U2; Talking with Edge's Mom; Finding synergy with your artistic collaborators; Working with "Self Esteem"; How U2's shows evolved over the years; Working with David Bowie; Touring with Frank Sinatra, Sammie Davis Jr, and Liza Minelli; The process of designing U2 at The Sphere; Proud of The Pigeon; Realizing the video content of the show; Dealing with spacial disorientation; What will other artists will do in that space?; and How it feels to get anything you want.

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