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The Learn Stage Lighting Podcast
25 minutes | 17 days ago
Why Do I Talk SO much about getting an even wash of light on your stage? What are the exceptions?
Welcome to today’s show and in this episode we’re doing our Why segment. I wanted to start this segment with exploring various topics and asking the simple question, Why? Today, why do I talk so much about getting an even wash of light on your stage and what are the exceptions? Show Sponsorship (2:17) The sponsor of today’s show is Learn Stage Lighting Labs. If you’re new here, the Labs is a great community for those that are getting started with lighting and ready to take it to the next level. Inside of the Labs, we have action plans, tutorials, and a forum for all Lab members. It’s a great resource and it really works. As a promotion, I want to offer my listeners a free month inside of the Labs, you can check the page here: Join the Labs! This is a great opportunity to join and see if it is a good fit for you. You’ll have an entire month to binge watch the videos, check out the action plans, and join in on the discussions in the forum. If you decide after the 1 month trial it’s not for you then you can just cancel. It’s very easy to do. If you decide you want to stay on longer we have monthly and annual payment options. Main Segment (5:12) Today’s topic is why do I talk so much about creating an even wash on the stage? In a short description, an even stage wash is when from one end of the stage to the other end, there are no dark spots of lighting. It’s just an even wash of light. Regardless of the type of show, stage, or location even when there’s not a camera, there’s a camera. Nowadays, almost everyone has a smart phone and can take pictures or videos. What this means for you, is that you want to make sure that the image or video is going to look the best it can on the camera. When getting the show to look right, this will entice people to come to see the show or the church service in the future. That’s why I am often sharing ways to make that even wash and help make it look good on camera. Related: How Do I Make an Even Wash of Light for the Stage? The Exceptions and Downsides There are some exceptions and downsides for when you may not want to create an even wash for your stage. One of the downsides of an even wash is that even though the stage has an even wash, that means the light is also shining up the backdrop and sidewalls. Some people don’t want the light to do that. If this is a pain point for you, then I recommend trying to focus the even stage wash towards the front of the stage and leaving the edge of light off of the backdrop. Some of the exceptions of an even wash is that it takes away some of the mystery of the edges for example, when someone walks off the stage. Some setups do want a darker space on the stage where the audience attention will not go to. If you’re with a church or in a position where you want to highlight a speaker or performer, you’re going to want to highlight the main entertainer. In these instances is where having an even wash isn’t necessary. If you’re working with performers or a band, it’s good to communicate that there are light spots on the stage. A great way to approach is to highlight that the lead singer will look good in certain areas of the stage. Be sure to share where the dark spots are and that it won’t look as good on camera. A last piece to consider is that not everyone in the band has to be completely lit up in the lights. Especially, for those that won’t be moving around. Closing (21:01) I hope you enjoyed today’s show and was able to take something away from today’s topic. Thank you for joining us and don’t forget to check out Learn Stage Lighting Labs and be sure to sign up for your free month of the Lab’s membership!
25 minutes | a month ago
Why Use a Lighting Visualizer? With Guest Bob Mentele
Welcome to today’s episode! We have a special guest, Bob Mentele of Elations to discuss using visualizers and if that’s a tool you should consider. Let’s dive in! Main Segment (0:37) David: Today, we have with us Bob Mentele from Elations to discuss visualizers. Why should we use a lighting visualizer? There are a couple of different aspects as to why users or potential users may want to use a visualizer for. One would be the ongoing practice for programming lights from anywhere or even practicing the art form of working with lighting. Practice is always goin to improve your skill set. Another aspect is to save money during the process of creating and designing a show. It can be very expensive to have a large lighting rig set up in a practice arena. So, by investing in a visualizer this can ultimately save time and money. For multiple applications, visualizers offer the opportunity to show your work in action to protentional clients. Sometimes, trying to explain ideas and designs would be easier to display in a 3D model. David: A few pieces have shifted over the past few years. One example, is that some are using visualizers for a conceptual purpose only. With ONYX and Capture, it paves a way for visualizers. While this is still in beta, we’re working with Capture to build a smooth integration between Elation products and the Capture visualizer with production teams that have a strong background in building solid visualizers. The overall goal is to make it very accurate, realistic, and improving the overall processing for your computer. While it does have some ways to go, it’s very exciting to see the visualizers being built. While you want the experts to focus on building a strong visualizer it allows companies such as Elation to focus instead on optimizing the processing and integration between the controller and visualizer. David: It’s really neat to see the 2 way communication between Capture and the console. Absolutely, while there is still a lot of different features in beta, it has come a long way. With the bi-communication option, it definitely can give creators and lighting designers more options. David: To wrap this up, the key takeaway is that visualizers are no longer for just the professional users anymore. It’s great for those that want to pre-program, design unique stage layouts, and looks. It’s becoming very inexpensive. Where they were 10 years ago and I started with the ETC Expression3 compared to where they are now is just amazing. It’s focused on the capability, saving time, and so many different users. I believe we’re going to see some positive impacts in our industry as more and more people begin to use them. Closing (24:52) Thank you for joining us today and we hope you enjoyed the discussion about visualizers. As always, thank you Bob for joining us and be sure to join us for the next episode.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
Why Do So Many People Buy the GrandMA Console for Churches? Or Their Band? Or?
Welcome to the Learn Stage Lighting podcast, episode #108. Today, we’re kicking off our latest segment, Why? We’ll be covering topics, myths, and explore why certain things are set in stone in the lighting industry. Show Sponsorship (2:27) The sponsor of today’s show is Learn Stage Lighting Labs. If you’ve been listening for a while you’ll probably already know what it is. If you don’t, Learn Stage Lighting Labs is a paid membership to gain access to our library of lighting tutorials, action plans, personalized support, and our community forum where you’re able to connect with other lighting enthusiasts. One action plan I would love to highlight is Puntastical. If you’ve been in a situation where you were asked to run lights on the fly. If this a skill you would like to learn more on how to approach and implement, I highly recommend checking it out. It’s been a great tutorial for those who wanted to improve their set up and ability to run lights live to match the music. Main Segment (4:19) On to today’s main topic, we’re going to discuss is why do so many people buy the GrandMA console for their churches or bands? What is the GrandMA exactly? I consider the GrandMA the rolls royce of lighting consoles. What is the GrandMA? Since the original release of the GrandMA 1, it’s quickly became one of the most professional and sought after lighting consoles. I’ve used it myself and it’s a great console that is very reliable and has many capabilities. But it’s also a very expensive lighting console. So, why do we see so many people such as small to medium churches and even bands starting out with a GrandMA? With the unit being $6,000, you then need a PC, and you only get 10 faders. As much as I love the GrandMA console, it’s not always a practical choice especially when you compare it to what you can get out of other consoles for a lot less. Compared to Other Professional Consoles When you compare the GrandMA to other professional consoles such as Onyx, Hog, or ETC you’ll find that when comparing each of them to the cost, functions, and universes that you’re able to get more for your money compared to what you would get with the GrandMA. I will say that the GrandMA console is an excellent console that is designed for those who light professionally. The drawbacks of this console is the cost and it’s a very difficult console for those who are new to lighting to learn. It’s Not Right for Everyone I always say get the right tool for the job and don’t over buy. Meaning, you don’t always have buy the absolute best tool when you can save money by buying just what you need. It’s better to know exactly what you want to do with your lighting and to find those tools that will be able to do that job well. If you can learn and master the tools you’re working with now then you can decide if you need to upgrade or add additional lights. Next time you’re about to purchase something, figure out what your needs are and what you want to accomplish. Then, whether you find it yourself, ask a dealer, or even ask a professional you will probably find that you can use a cheaper alternative and it will be les expensive than you thought it would be. That is money in your pocket and money that you can invest in other pieces of equipement. Closing (22:10) Thank you for joining us today and we hope you were able to take something from it. Be sure to join us for the next episode as we explore why you want to consider using lasers in your lighting.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
Events for the “New Normal”
Welcome to episode 107 for the Learn Stage Lighting podcast. It’s been a bit since we’ve done an episode here and to be honest it’s been very busy! During this pandemic I’ve seen some production companies doing very well during these times while others are really struggling. If you happen to be one of the ones that has been struggling, I recommend looking into installations or offering live stream services. Those areas in production seem to have some needs. Lighting News (2:04) I’ve been considering the different directions for the podcast and I am excited to launch a new segment called “Why?” this upcoming month. Working with those in lighting and even another project I launched, Learn Christmas Lighting, I get a lot of questions that ask why? Main Segment (5:36) For 2020, worldwide we saw shutdowns everywhere during March and April. That shifted to performances to being live streamed, to drive-in events and concerts, to live events being broadcasted. During this, we’re seeing some very creative ways to provide entertainment. One of these was Tempo by Eamotion, which was a driving course that took place on a race track that had you wiggle through different lights and displays. This type of event provides a couple of different opportunities such as helping the public with their mental health, offering paid work for the live event industry, and finding different ways to experiences the public. At this time, it does look like that Covid-19 will not be going away anytime soon. So seeing these type of events is encouraging for those that want to go out as well as those in the entertainment industry. Personally, besides these live events, there are still conferences happening that is taking place virtually such as Salt Community. These are happening with the church community as well as other communities so be sure to keep an eye out on these. Closing (22:45) While this year has been a hurdle for the current situation, not every business is hurting and the public still wants to spend money to go do things. It’s been a tough year but in most places it’s not a recession. Thank you for joining us today and I hope this helped bring some inspiration for the “new” live events. We hope to see you in the next episode and join us for the new Why series!
19 minutes | 4 months ago
COVID, Lighting for Video + More!
Welcome to episode # 106. Today we’re going to touch base on the effects of Covid-19, lighting for video, and how to make the most out of what you have. Lighting News (0:44) In the event world, everybody has really taken a blow with shows being canceled. Some have found different ways to utilize their skills and bring home income for their families. While others are having more of a struggle and trying to decide their next steps. I’ve definitely heard a little bit of both ends of the spectrum. In lighting news, we just received notice that LDI trade show that happens in October has been canceled this year. Then, NAM, a music and lighting trade show, that takes place in January has been canceled. That was a little bit of a surprise. Main Segment (3:32) Today, I want to focus on lighting for video. It’s a topic I discuss from time to time and as most of us are working more with videos, it’s a good topic to cover during these times. Whether it’s a live stream event or even an in-person event, there is most likely some sort of video that is going to be involved. The good thing is that doing lighting for video can be very simple. An Even Wash of Stage Lighting When introducing videos, we’re getting both up close and wide shots. The first piece of advice is getting a good 3 point wash for each part of the stage that you want to be lit. I discuss it more here: How do I Create an Awesome, Even Wash of Stage Light? Video cameras are more sensitive and what we see on the actual camera can actually look very different than what we see in person. So, it’s important to try to make an even wash to help bring some balance. Camera Settings When working with the video, you want to change the exposure setting on your camera to manual. Some lights might reflect or adjust and when you have it set on automatic, the camera will automatically adjust and could make those on the camera look odd. Color Temperature There are a lot of myths about color temperatures, so definitely be sure to double check the information available to you. People may tell you that for video that you have to light with a high color temperature. Which is only partly true. With color temperatures, it’s most important to keep it consistent, whether is low color temperature or high color temperature. Whichever you decide to use, just keep it consistent throughout your stage. A camera can adjust to either one as long as it is consistent. Balance Once you have the even light wash and the consistent color temperature throughout the stage, you then want to pay attention to the balance of your lighting. For example, let’s say you have your front wash lights even and ready to go. Then, you add some LED’s to shine additionally on the stage. What you want to do is try to keep the brightness the same as what the front lights look like. These extra lights can create hot spots on your stage and really stand out in the video. The best way to work with this is to set up a camera and play with the lighting. See how different brightness levels and colors will look on your video. Closing (17:49) Thank you for joining us today. There’s a lot going on in our world today and for some of those in lighting it is a very challenging time. My best suggestion is to keep trying new things, help develop your skills even farther, and keep pushing forward. We will get through this. See you in the next episode!
40 minutes | 4 months ago
I’m late to the game…
Today’s podcast is episode # 105 and we’re taking a little throwback moment to an episode we aired almost 2 years ago! In this episode, we sit down with 2 different lighting professionals to talk about different colors, approaches, etc. I’d also like to mention the sponsor of the show, Learn Stage Lighting Labs. If you like what you hear and you’ve enjoyed our videos I want to encourage you to check Learn Stage Lighting Labs. It’s everything we offer on the site and so much more. Lighting News (0:50) As I titled this episode, I’m late to the game… I finally watched Hamilton and it came out on Disney Plus a month ago. Hamilton is a musical and I absolutely enjoyed it. Of course I had to watch the lighting and it was really interesting to watch how they did it. It was so good and definitely not your traditional lighting show. Main Segment (4:10) We have two special guests from ENTTEC. We’re going to dive in and talk about what colors to use in our lighting. I always enjoy talking to those who work with the manufacturer’s because they have great insight and information to share. Let’s welcome Crystal, New Business Manager, and James who is the Technical Support and Warehouse Guy. Why Do You Not Like the Color Green in Lighting? James: At a young age and later found to be true, I was told that when you use the color green in your front stage lighting that it makes your band members look sickly. Crystal: Green is a great color to use in your side lights, backlights, etc. It can also be used in the front light in certain situations. Green in the lighting industry can include a wide variety of greens. David: Green and Purple are one of my favorites to use together because they look awesome. How do I figure out what colors to use in a song? James: I like to listen to the songs a couple of times and imagine the colors that go with the song. I also like to note that to consider Intensity as well. I use to like to have all the lights on at full force but over time found the Intensity of the lights to be a great tool. Crystal: I agree with James approach on this. When we feel a certain emotion we can sometimes trigger red for anger or blue for sad, etc. When listening to a song you may decide what colors go well but the band or boss may think of different colors. But the audience will follow it. David: As I’ve mentioned in the past that some think that if you’re not using all of the lights they are being wasted. But that’s not the case at all. But leaving some lights off or dimmer can be a great way to make a huge impact on stage when you want it to. Crystal: I would like to add that sometimes more isn’t better. Having contrast as well is important to use in lighting. The contrast is what allows our eyes to see the color, warm and a cool, or a bright and a dark. Gel Books and Resources Go find a Gel Book from a supplier that you can get for free. This is a great way to pick 3 of your favorite greens, pinks, etc. This is a great tool for when you get overwhelmed with the number of colors to choose from. You can reference your own list of favorite go-to colors. Use these calculators with a grain of salt – every LED fixture is different RGB Value to Gel Calculators I also wrote an article on how to get started: When Should I use Color on my Stage? What’s Your Favorite Color to use in Lighting? Crystal: I like the Magenta and Lavender family of colors. Magenta is great for sidelights and covers a wide range of emotions. James: Every fixture is a little different. I’ll bring the red to full and then add the green until I get the firey Amber. That is my favorite color. David: Magenta is my go-to color for almost anything. How do you go about finding a good color for a front light that works with skin tones? Crystal: They do make special Gels that gel a LED that help with skin color. The downfall is that you will have to use that for the rest of the show. David: If you want a quality White LED Wash then buy a white unit only. Incandescent is a good quality light. Every skin tone handles color differently. Lighting Ghosts and Mannequins Crystal: In the theatrical stage we won’t normally see the people in the show until the day of. So, we use mannequins or “lighting ghosts” which is a ladder or chairs and a sheet to see the effects of the lightings. I liked to use lighter fabric to see how the light looks on stage or even something similar to what the cast is wearing. With the theater, empty be sure to note that the floor will reflect the lighting. So, use the colors that are 5 – 6 feet above the floor to reference what it will look like during the show. Closing Notes and Final Tips James: You’re going to get out of it what you put into it. I would recommend listening to a couple of your favorite songs and just play with the lighting on a blank wall. Lighting Design is an art and if you’re designing it, then you’re an artist. David: If you are interested in more of the theatrical lighting I would recommend the Light Talk Podcast. The most important tip is to be safe and have fun with lighting!
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Getting in the Atmosphere – What are Haze, Fog and Faze, and When Do I Use Them?
This week is a “best of” – going back to episode 15 – which has a lot of really great information about Fog, Haze, the differences between the 2 and how to use them well. Whether this is your first time hearing it, or you’re refreshing yourself from a few years ago, I hope you enjoy it! Main Segment This week I want to share with you how to set the atmosphere and when you should use certain fog or haze atmospheres. In most concerts, theater productions, or special church events there is normally some sort of atmosphere to set the stage. Using a fog or haze atmosphere can be a great way to get more out of your lighting. Fire Alarms An area I want to discuss is Fire Alarms and what to expect when putting on a show. One thing to note is to never ever turn off Fire Alarms. This is a big Do Not Ever Do! Types of Fire Alarms Ionizing Fire Alarms are usually home-based and looks for actual fire and smoke. Haze and Fog will most likely not set these off. Optical Detectors are often used in a hotel or commercial building. They allow the very quickest notification of fire, but with the downside that anything which crosses their path will trip them. The best suggestion is to work with the Fire Alarm Company and your Local Fire Department to see if you can set the alarms in Silent Mode. With Silent Mode you will be able to see the alarm trip on the Control Panel without the alarms going off and having people evacuate. Theatrical Effects will set off the Optical Detectors. For more information please check out the related articles below: Hazers – Oil or Water Based? – The Ultimate Guide Fog and Foggers – The Ultimate Guide Types of Atmosphere Buying a machine will do one of the following: Haze, Fog, or Low Fog. All are different in how they work and each unit has a specific purpose. I highly suggest not trying to make a machine do what it is not supposed to do. You may also see “Fazers” on the market, but I really don’t recommend those becuase they don’t do fog or haze well! Haze Haze is a thin mist like atmosphere that will hang in the air. This is a great effect of showing off the beams in the air. Haze can really highlight the beams, patterns, and gobos. It is often used in a Concert setting and not usually seen in a corporate event. Water Based Hazers will dissipate quicker. The particles are bigger and have more of a smokey effect and will rise quickly. Oil Based Hazers tend to be louder to run so please keep this in mind if your show is a quieter setting. Oil-based haze will not rise as quickly as the water-based will and will hang in the air longer. The downfall with Oil based is that you will need to do some maintenance and cleaning because the gunk will build up over time. HVAC When setting up always make sure you know where the air is going. Obviously, you do not want to set up the machine right below the air intake. Be sure to set up on the opposite side of the room so that the air will float across. Check out my full article on haze here! Fog Fog is exactly what it is which is a thick cloud. This is great when you’re looking for an explosion kind of effect. Lights will not pierce well through the fog clouds. Something to note is that if a Fogger is not specifically listed as a Quiet Fogger then it will most likely be a loud machine. If you’re working in a quiet environment then you will hear a very loud spray sound. Generally, fog will rise and evaporate but at its own pace. If you’re looking to speed this up check on setting up additional fans or equipment to help speed up the process. Low Fog Low fog is another great feature to have in a production. There are two ways to get a Low Fog effect. Using a regular fog machine and having the fog go through a chiller. This causes the fog to be colder and will stay low for longer until it warms up and rises.Using dry ice and warm water to blow it through a fan will help with a low fog effect. Check out my full article on fog here! Fog, Haze, & Throat If working with fog or haze you will most likely be approached by someone who will be concerned with asthma or throat issues. Studies have been done for years specifically on Broadway Shows that use fog and haze frequently. Performers have been monitored over the years to see if there was a permanent effect. Studies do show that there has is no long-term damage or effect to the throat. For more information on these studies please check the link below: Broadway Actors Equity Report: http://actorsequity.org/docs/safesan/finalreport.pdf Some performers may refuse to work in a haze or fog environment so I would recommend checking with them to make sure there are no concerns or issues.
41 minutes | 5 months ago
Why I (sometimes) hate black backdrops
Hello friends and welcome to Episode 103! Today, we’re going to have a good mixture of news, the show’s topic, and answering a few of your questions. Today’s sponsor of the show is Amazon. If you’re placing an order through Amazon, be sure to just follow this link before ordering. It doesn’t cost you any extra and helps gives us a little commission for the show. Lighting News (2:28) If you work with visualizers you may have heard of Capture. There has been a recent update that Capture is now available for download on iOS. Another app I’ve been working with is LaserOS that is available on Windows, Mac, and Androids. An article I saw in PLSN about the Keane Tour was very interesting and it the tour was very well put together. Keane Cause and Effect Tour, you can read the article there. Main Segment (14:29) There has been a trend to have black backdrops to help fit the more modern look approach. To honest with you, I’m not a huge fan of it in every setup. The reason why I am not always a fan of black backdrops is that when A light does get shined on it, it’s not very bright. But when you use a lighter backdrop such as the Keane Tour, it opens up the possibility of different looks for your stage. A good alternative to a black backdrop is a medium to dark gray because you can shine different colored lights on it and it shows really well. Even if you decide to not shine lights on it, it actually looks black. Nick Sanders (19:13): Nick wants to know if there may be any further updates on D-Pro on iOS. John Gilbert (22:38): Would like to know if there is any help available in LSL on how to set up and approach using Sound Switch. Craig Shearer (29:52): How would you recommend going about pricing your services and presenting it to the potential client? Closing (40:05) Thank you very much for joining us today, we really appreciate having you here.
22 minutes | 5 months ago
A La Carte! Let’s talk about life and new things…
Welcome to episode 102! Today we’re going to cover a few different topics. During the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone is going through so much with life and their careers. But throughout the world, some countries seem to be slowly opening back up. There may be a light at the end of all of this in the future. In today’s episode we’re focusing on you and answering your questions. Today’s sponsor of the show is Amazon. If you’re placing an order through Amazon, be sure to just follow this link before ordering. It doesn’t cost you any extra and helps gives us a little commission for the show. Main Segment (3:05): Since the pandemic has taken place, there are still news and product developments taking place in our industry. That’s what I want to cover today as I’ve had some magazines and articles building up on my desk over the past couple of months. The Light Source: The Light Source has a new gym light cage that ships so much easier and comes with some very neat features. When you think a product can’t be improved, somebody will come up with a way to improve it.PLSN Magazine: 2020 Virtual Show Report for a huge tradeshow that didn’t take place this year. It walks through different products that would have been announced. More stand-alone consoles are being brought into the market.New ADJ Par: A new par has been introduced by ADJ, it’s the ADJ MOD STQ which is a compact par that has 4 different beam angles.City Theatrical DMXCAT: Works over DMX and you can use RDM to make changes. They’ve made some new updates to their product and app. Closing (20:30): That’s all that I have for your today. The world is still in a tough place with COVID-19 but there are is a light at the end of the tunnel and some places are starting to open back up. Please stay safe, use this time to learn about different topics, and we’ll see you here in a couple of weeks!
29 minutes | 6 months ago
Let’s Start a Lighting Company…as a Drummer (Interview with Troy Wiggins of Dubbs Lighting)
Welcome to Learn Stage Lighting Podcast! In this episode we have a very special treat for you. We’re interviewing Troy Wiggins of Dubbs Lighting who is also one of my students in the Learn Stage Lighting Labs. Today’s sponsor of the show is Amazon. If you’re placing an order through Amazon, be sure to just […]
35 minutes | 6 months ago
The Focus is on You – Your Questions Answered!
In today’s episode we’re now hosting our 100th Podcast episode. Thanks to encouragement from Kevin Ward of MixCoach.com I went forward on launching this podcast almost 2 years ago. In today’s episode we’re focusing on you and answering your questions. Today’s sponsor of the show is Amazon. If you’re placing an order through Amazon, be […]
32 minutes | 7 months ago
Happy DMX Day + LiveStreaming + Consoles + More!
Welcome to the Learn Stage Lighting Podcast, we’re now at Episode 99! Here in the US on May 12th, it’s DMX Day! Today, we’re going to cover some thoughts about recent events and then we’ll discuss choosing consoles. The sponsor of today’s show is Learn Stage Lighting Labs. If you like what you hear and […]
50 minutes | 7 months ago
Career Advice For the Entertainment Industry with Bob Mentele
Welcome to Episode 98! It’s been a great month and a lot of fun for me personally to be joined by some great experts in the industry. Today, we have another special guest, Bob Mentele of Elation Lighting who will be discussing career advice for those who may want to consider a career in the […]
38 minutes | 8 months ago
Production Management: How to Make Your Next Event or Show Run Smoothly, Even if You’re Not a Professional with Dan Almond from Orange Thread Media
Welcome to this week’s Podcast episode #96 and we have a special guest, Dan Almond from Orange Thread Media. We’re going to discuss production management and ways to help your next event run smoothly. The sponsor of this week’s episode is Amazon, you’ve heard of them, right? Through Amazon, if you do purchase any items […]
54 minutes | 8 months ago
How Do I Make a Great Laser Show To Go With My Lighting? Adam Raugh X-Laser
Welcome this week’s podcast episode and we’re excited to have a special guest. Adam Raugh, of X-Laser. Today’s episode is going to be a lot of fun as we dive into how to make a great laser show to go with your lighting. The sponsor of this week’s episode is Amazon, you’ve heard of them, […]
28 minutes | 8 months ago
Do LED’s Actually Save You Money? 2020 Edition
Welcome to the Learn Stage Lighting Podcast and if you haven’t noticed yet, we’re going back to weekly podcast episodes due to everything going on in the world. Today, we’re going to talk about if LED’s right for you and do they actually save money? The sponsor of today’s episode is Amazon, you’ve heard of […]
47 minutes | 8 months ago
How to Choose LED’s for House Lighting and Stage Lighting with Bob Mentele
This week on the podcast, we have a special guest. Bob Mentele of Elation Lighting will be joining us to discuss how to choose LED’s for house lighting and stage lighting. In general, we chat about how to approach purchasing lights when on a budget and different scenarios to consider. It’s a great interview and […]
23 minutes | 9 months ago
How To Survive an Economic Shutdown and Make a Career Out of Lighting or AV
My thoughts on the current economic and health situation, and how to make a career in this world of lighting and AV…and don’t forget to wash your hands! Links: 16 Things to Do During Loss of Work, Isolation, and Quarantine COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
36 minutes | 9 months ago
Do You NEED a 3D Visualizer?
This week on the podcast we’re going to discuss if you really do NEED a 3D Visualizer. It’s definitely a hot topic and we’ll e sure to explore when it’s appropriate to have and when you can do without it. If you have a question you would like to share for some expert advice be […]
48 minutes | 10 months ago
What’s Free for You, Today?
In today’s episode, we have our Q + A Tuesday! We have some exciting lighting news announcements and then we will be answering your questions. As some of you may know, I will often share Amazon affiliate links to products I recommend. Today’s sponsor of the show is Learn Stage Lighting on Amazon! It doesn’t […]
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