A Life Well Lit - with John “Ozzie” Osborne
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by Chris Lose
3y ago
With John “Ozzie” Osborne - Lighting Designer at Ozterity Lighting On this episode, we discuss storytelling with light, maintaining a diverse skill set in the lighting industry while maintaining a core set of values, the importance of democratic collaboration and authoritative decision making, the importance of mentorship, working for any artist that pays us and being picky about our clients, working with full creative freedom as opposed to some guidelines, working to travel, lighting for camera in the digital age, and using lighting to inspire folklore and affect history. “Perfection is achie ..read more
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Look To The Future For Good Business - with Steve Richards
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by Chris Lose
3y ago
with Steve Richards - Principal at Original Syndicate LLC On this episode, we discuss how the future of the lighting industry will be forever changed, how will we maintain our level or compensation, what does and does not belong in a deal memo, being a pragmatic mentor, when an email and a handshake is good enough, how to properly define out terms for employment without presenting as a prima-donna, how to keep in line with covering ourselves vs. being demanding, and whether or not we should include repercussions for late payment in a contract. disclaimer: this is not legal advice. Please visit ..read more
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Black LDs Matter - with Kathy A. Perkins
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by Chris Lose
3y ago
with Kathy A. Perkins - Lighting Designer and Professor of Theatre out of North Carolina On this episode, we discuss how much progress we have made as an industry to promote inclusivity and how much farther we have to go, her unique experiences in theatrical lighting and the entertainment industry, being willing to express herself in multiple mediums including research, books and lectures, the role of race and class in the arts, where racism and classism exist in our industry, the steps that unions have taken to promote inclusivity in theater, her upcoming book - Telling Our Stories of Home, a ..read more
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A Man Apart in Mexico - with Daniel Dawson
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by Chris Lose
3y ago
with Daniel Dawson - Lighting Designer for Black Label Society On this episode, we have a discussion between expat lighting designers, how he got into the industry, what the lifestyle is like in Mexico right now, moving from tech to crew chief to designer, mentors that have taught him what he knows, How his technician skills affect his designs, calling on radio to fix a light when you know its a cable and not the programming, bringing family and kids to a show, some things that we will never take for granted again, and the love and respect for our rock ’n roll community. Please visit: linkedin ..read more
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Laser Bastards of our Industry - with Justin Perry
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by Chris Lose
3y ago
with Justin Perry - Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Pangolin / Kvant / Unity Lasers On this episode, we discuss the progression of lasers and laser technology, laser programming, how lasers have adapted to the isolation period, audience scanning safety, how lasers can be as impactful on camera as they are in a live setting, how lasers are adapting to VR, AR and XR, how lasers are becoming part of the lighting design process and integrating into the lighting programming, maintaining relationships with clients during the isolation period, and maintaining momentum when the industry is basi ..read more
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Slashing the Stuff Without Cutting the Impact - with Jesper Luth
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by Chris Lose
3y ago
with Jesper Luth - Production Manager, Lighting Designer and Director On this episode, we discuss minimalism, how minimalism has influenced our design processes, how minimalism has changed our lifestyles, the influence of early days in theatre where we had to light multiple act shows with very little inventory, the art of walking into an in house production to implement your show, how to general impact with the least amount of gear, how to simplify a punt page for maximum efficacy, prioritizing simple yet effective rigs, The Historical Society of Concert Touring, and how people can help submit ..read more
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The Televised Revolution - with Jeff Ravitz
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by Chris Lose
3y ago
with Jeff Ravitz - Lighting Designer and Founding Partner at Intensity Advisors On this episode, we discuss his upcoming book - Lighting for Televised Live Events: Making Your Live Production Look Great for the Eye and the Camera, considering a career (or a career expansion) into television, considering every angle in a multi-camera shot, what discussions need to be had to prepare for a live broadcast, lighting for different skin tones,  how the entire world is being broadcast. The book explores how to retain the essence and excitement of a live production while assuring that the show loo ..read more
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Bring in the Theatre Marines - with Paul Fine
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by Chris Lose
3y ago
with Paul Fine - Principal Designer at Fine Design Associates On this episode, we discuss the importance of peer to peer events, applying theatre techniques to corporate events, corporate events return even after live music, how corporate shows provide a different lifestyle from concert and theatrical professions, how to make the audience feel like they are stepping into an embassy, lighting corporate shows for impact above utility, unfair labor practices at venues, unfair business practices by large rental houses, and the similarities of rock ’n roll touring and the corporate world. Please vi ..read more
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People Pleasing Primadonna in Pink Chiffon - with Dustin Snyder
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by Chris Lose
3y ago
with Dustin Snyder - Lighting Designer and Director On this episode, we discuss what extraordinary lengths we would go to to do lighting, what great lengths we have gone to to keep a job, how to be a better negotiator, how to be a hard worker without compromising our ethics, having special requests when taking a job, How demanding we can be on a job (special diet, work hours, extracurricular activities, rental cars etc.), having to wear two and three hats to stay under budget in the lean market, a vegan tangent and finally, what we will have to do post-pandemic to keep up our perks and necessi ..read more
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Slashing the Stuff Without Cutting the impact - with Jesper Luth
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by Chris Lose
3y ago
with Jesper Luth - Production Manager, Lighting Designer and Director On this episode, we discuss minimalism, how minimalism has influenced our design processes, how minimalism has changed our lifestyles, the influence of early days in theatre where we had to light multiple act shows with very little inventory, the art of walking into an in house production to implement your show, how to general impact with the least amount of gear, how to simplify a punt page for maximum efficacy, prioritizing simple yet effective rigs, The Historical Society of Concert Touring, and how people can help submit ..read more
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