LDatLarge Podcast

LDatLarge Podcast

By Chris Lose
Stage and Theatrical Lighting in the modern world.

Chris Lose is an international touring lighting director, programmer and columnist who has dedicated his life to solving problems through pragmatic decision making and mindfulness. He strives to invoke emotion through color, atmosphere and beauty.

In this podcast, he takes time to lay out his unique philosophies that have allowed him to succeed in the hard knocks business of rock 'n roll touring.
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Maintaining artistic integrity while collecting a paycheck
Designer Studio at NAMMLIVE, a live taping of the PLSN LD-At-Large podcast with Sooner Routhier Sooner Routhier: Maintaining artistic integrity while collecting a paycheck: How to work with big artists with big ideas/egos without compromising the show. with: Sooner Routhier - Show Designer/Creative Director/Producer and Parnellis Lighting Designer of the Year. Things we discussed: 1. Dealing with big egos 2. Artistic license 3. Artistic integrity 4. Mentors 5. How did you get into the business 6. When to stand up and when to back down 7. How do you know that you are right? 8. Can you leave a job with integrity? 9. Who takes credit for which decisions? 10. What’s the best approach to break out of the operator role and into the designer role?
44:18
January 19, 2020
Designer Studio at NAMMLIVE, a live taping of the PLSN LD-At-Large podcast with Susan Rose, Chris Lisle and Rob Koenig.
Designer Studio at NAMMLIVE, a live taping of the PLSN LD-At-Large podcast with Susan Rose, Chris Lisle and Rob Koenig. A Little Bit Country, A little bit Rock n Roll: Blurring the lines between Rock n Roll touring and Country Touring. Things we discussed Discussion: Country Touring No Haze Tours Chicken Wings Festival Rigs Nepotism Touring Family Punting festival lighting Business of Rock n Roll
53:10
January 19, 2020
Designer Studio at NAMMLIVE, a live taping of the PLSN LD-At-Large podcast with Chris Lisle
Designer Studio at NAMMLIVE, a live taping of the PLSN LD-At-Large podcast with Chris Lisle: Touring Responsibly: Mental health on the road, preparing for the future, 401ks, insurance for freelancers, and work safety. Chris Lisle - Owner & Production Designer CLLD LLC Things we discussed Discussion: Balance of tour/home life Stress on the road Mental health resources on the road ACED - Attitude, Communication, Experience, Diligence Career Progression and getting gigs the right way Thinking ahead, retirement, Health Insurance 401Ks TCW touringcareerworkshop.com Eating healthy on the road Taking care of crew
55:37
January 18, 2020
Designer Studio at NAMMLIVE, a live taping of the PLSN LD-At-Large podcast with Gigi Pedron and Emily Bornt
Chasing the Dragon: Chasing the emotional highs of the rock n roll lifestyle and how to embrace the lows. Things we discuss: Prepare for the Buzz Kill Rely on Self-Validation Your Job vs. Your Identity Touring Family Don’t Take It Personally Intoxication at FOH Design Process Immersive designing
1:14:32
January 18, 2020
Designer Studio at NAMMLIVE, a live taping of the PLSN LD-At-Large podcast with Bob Bonniol
Designer Studio at NAMMLIVE, a live taping of the PLSN LD-At-Large podcast with Bob Bonniol The Future of Stage Lighting: Where will we go next? Is the future full of drones, lasers, augmented reality or minimalism? Things we discuss: People using their phones Augmented Reality Automation Drones Holograms Artistic vision scale Virtual Reality Minimalism
49:15
January 17, 2020
Designer Studio at NAMMLIVE, a live taping of the PLSN LD-At-Large podcast with Aron Altmark
The ethics of lighting, programming and creativity with Aron Altmark.  Liars, Cheats and Thieves We discuss: Stealing macros Sharing Macros Bragging about your resume. Stealing a show file and asking for less money Walking away with a show file after non-payment. Locking your user profile Sharing knowledge for free Full disclosure of your abilities Full disclosure of your resume Festival Show files Stealing a show file. Cheating your programming.
40:11
January 17, 2020
Straight Outta Comp Tix
“It doesn’t hurt to ask.” Taken literally, this well-known phrase implies we should always ask for what we want. However, if you’re a professional and/or over the age of seven, you should know that if you ask the wrong way, it could damage your reputation and limit your ability to ever ask the same question again.
08:47
August 13, 2016
The Matrix Is Now! Four Tips to Help Wash Down That Red Pill
In science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke’s famed “Three Laws,” written in Profiles of the Future, a book-length collection of essays that was first published in 1962, the third law stated: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” He must have foreseen today’s dizzying array of live event gear advancements, because the lighting rigs that I have been working on as of late have been reinforcing this law on a daily basis. We have entered the days of fully immersive lighting environments, 200-plus universe rigs, wireless DMX, instant downloads and truss spots that aren’t on the truss. We have clearly taken the red pill and fallen down the rabbit hole of technology. Like Neo, we need to embrace this world and prepare for the next level. Here are four tips to making yourself at home in today’s lighting design matrix.
10:57
July 15, 2016
Rules For Free Labor
Everybody who has a valuable skill, or even motivation, will be asked to donate time and effort at one juncture in time. The entertainment biz is no exception.
08:04
April 13, 2016
Seven Rules of a Successful Lighting Director
As a touring lighting director, I often get asked what it takes to get to where I am. Here are seven tips of a successful lighting director. Q: What’s the difference between a Lighting Designer and a Lighting Director? A: About $20,000…
06:54
February 15, 2016