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Hittin’ the House Lights From Home – with Kille Knobel

with Kille Knobel – Lighting Designer

On this episode, we discuss building a career from the bottom up, California Institute of the Arts, building relationships quickly, touring as a parent, touring with a tribe/family, asking for help, collaborating with other designers, Temple of the Dog tour, “Kille, hit the lights.”, where to find the best chicken wings and solidifying relationships is a professional environment.

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Three Stages of Touring Relationships – with Jeff Mathews

with Jeff Mathews – Lighting Designer/Director/Programmer at Borealis Live Design

On this episode, we discuss having a supportive spouse while on tour, working with Dan & Shay, Touring single vs. vs. touring engaged vs. touring married, the business side of show business, the difference between home life and tour life, the pace of concert lighting in Nashville, the importance of training in the down time, maintaining a business in isolation, TeamViewer and the real situation behind bringing friends and family to a show.

Please visit: www.borealislivedesign.com

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‘Cause I am Most Ill and I’m Lightin’ and Stealin’ – with Tess Falcone

with Tess Falcone – Lighting Designer, Director and Programmer out of Denver Colorado

On this episode, we discuss, day off activities, going to art museums for inspiration, when you take a concept and rework it, are you ripping it off?, the difference between stealing a design and being inspired by someone else’s design, reusing the same design over and over, can we find inspiration in someone else’s art and make it our own?, convenience vs. artistic integrity, Does the truck pack have to define your design?, festival designs: should they be creative or useful?, and the best day off ever.

“Touring makes our lives way more interesting than is has any right to be”

  • Nick Delehanty

Please visit: www.tessfalcone.com

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The Ultimate Lighting Shootout – with Collyns Stenzel

with Collyns Stenzel – Lighting & Technical Designer at deadmau5 Touring

On this episode, we discuss The Ultimate Lighting Shootout, how he went from amateur light and sound guy for rave parties and small events to the Production Manager of Congress Theater in Chicago, Cedric Gervais, designing the Indy 500 snake pit, workflow tips, parenting from the road, MA2 LUA scripts, gun regulations in Canada vs. America and spending money on big ideas.

Please visit: www.UltimateLightingShootout.com

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Roaming Wherever He Wants To With 68 Legs – with Norm Schwab

with Norm Schwab – Partner at Lightswitch

On this episode, we discuss how you got into the business, life on the rescue farm, working with the B-52s for 4 years, the pros and cons of an education or a degree in lighting, moving out of Pittsburgh to California, staying diversified in the lighting industry,  forming Lightswitch, staying busy while unmotivated, staying positive while isolated, Bill Graham events, experiential gardens, inspirational shower and mindful manure shoveling.

Please visit: http://www.lightswitch.net/

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Battling Windmills With Naive Optimism – with Arlo Guthrie

with Paul “Arlo” Guthrie – Production and Lighting Designer for Toss Film and Design

On this episode, we discuss when to timecode content, when to get overly complicated, when to keep it simple, when to compromise and when to double down in design, how to convince clients to take the next step and add production value, how to decide which projects to take on and which ones to avoid, being able to program, design and create content but being wise enough to hire people to do some of them, working with artists with huge egos and opposing ideas, how to translate artist speak into programmer speak and taking over a design from another designer.

Please visit: http://tossfad.com/

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Providing Escape From the Coal Mine – with Daniel Boland

with Daniel Boland  – Lighting Designer at Team Boland Productions and Associate Designer/Director with Darkfire Lighting Design.

On this episode, we discuss providing escape, working with Primus, Tori Amos, Eminem, Blue Man Group and The Voice, how corporate art is art, how being a technician can influence our designs, how budget can influence art, how to convince people to believe in your art form, negotiating a pay scale and his Emmy acceptance, breaking the globe off to watch it bounce down the stairs and at the feet of Morgan Freeman.

Please visit: https://www.facebook.com/TeamBoland/

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Being a Provider, Father, Husband and Designer – with Mike Baldassari

with Mike Baldassari – Tony and Emmy Nominated Lighting Designer at Mike-o-Matic Industries

On this episode, we discuss touring Broadway vs. Rock n Roll vs. TV vs. Film, kids in show biz, cross pollination of all of those fields, bringing family to a show, positive nepotism in our industry, showbiz parents, the logistical side of show business, how to do something else, the necessity of family support, having a diverse career, cohesive lighting, how to look at the big picture, telling a story with lights, color theory, the five qualities of a professional: creativity, self discipline, the ability to work hard, plays well with others and dealing with with rejection.

“fix it or feature it.” – Mike Baldassari

Please visit: http://mike-o-matic.com/

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Living Outside the Box of Classification – with Mark Butts

with Mark Butts – Production and Lighting Designer at Preset Productions

On this episode, we discuss working as a production designer, a lighting designer and a programmer, how to diversify your programming and designing skills, Kenny Chesney, moving to Los Angeles, being a connoisseur in a town of abundance, maintaining ego levels, taking care of your health on the road and mixing different genres of lighting into the melting pot.

Please visit: www.presetproductions.com

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Use the Right Tool For The Right Job, Klugscheißerchen – with Roland Greil

with Roland Greil – Lighting Designer and Programmer

On this episode, we discuss Working his way up from being a young boy with a small local rental business in Germany to working with some of the biggest names in the industry, how to educate the next generation, the workflow of production, the constant connection of creativity and networking, how less is more, digging deep to create when you don’t connect with a song, dealing with language barriers, cohesive designs, integration of all visual elements like video lighting, set and automation, using technology for a reason and not for technology’s sake, Rammstein, The Rolling Stones, Florian Wieder, Patrick Woodroffe and the most useful tools for the right jobs.

Please visit: http://www.roland-greil.com/

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Just Answer Your Radio! – with Michael Appel

with Michael Appel – Multiple Emmy award winning Lighting Designer, Director and Programmer at MA Design

On this episode, we discuss going from a job where everything is different to sitting at home where every day is the same, having a  musical background, having strong stagecraft fundamentals, the “fake-it-til-you-make-it” philosophy of job progression, the importance of answering your radio, adapting, evolving, progressing, creating, phoning a friend, working with Tom Kenny, Alan Adelman and being egoless in a designer/programmer relationship.

“The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you’re an artist.” – David Hockney

Please visit: www.madesign.tv

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Zero Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilos Given – with Laura Frank

with Laura Frank – Founder at Luminous FX, Technology Consultant and Author.

On this episode, we discuss her new book, Screens Producing & Media Operations, specializing in one field as opposed to being a general stagehand, world travels on and off the job, standardizing the workflow of screens production, Zero Fucks Given, taking risks, engaging with people and shadowing professionals, moving into new markets and her unique philosophies on creativity and entertainment.

Please visit: http://www.luminousfx.com/ and http://zerofucksgiven.net/ and http://finddanandlaura.com/ and http://media-operations.com/

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