The Light Side Podcast https://thelightside.co/thelightside/ Luke Stratton (LD for Dopapod, The Smashing Pumpkins, Thievery Corporation) sits down with various lighting designers, directors, and programmers from the live music industry to find out what makes them tick, what tools they use to get the job done, and what it means to be a wizard, a mad scientist, and sometimes even a Jedi. Sun, 03 May 2020 21:40:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.4 https://thelightside.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cropped-favicon_LSD-1-32x32.png The Light Side Podcast https://thelightside.co/thelightside/ 32 32 Lighting Designer and Audio Engineer Luke Stratton (The Smashing Pumpkins, Dopapod, Thievery Corporation) sits down with various lighting designers, directors, and programmers from the live music industry to find out what makes them tick, what tools they use to get the job done, and what it means to be a wizard, a mad scientist, and sometimes even a Jedi. The Light Side LLC clean episodic The Light Side LLC lukestrattondesigns@gmail.com lukestrattondesigns@gmail.com (The Light Side LLC) 2020 The Light Side LLC The Light Side LLC The Light Side Podcast https://thelightside.co/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/Light_Side_Podcast_Logo_Square.jpg https://thelightside.co/thelightside/ TV-G Denver, CO Monthly The Light Side on Patreon Ep009: Joel Reiff https://thelightside.net/2020/03/ep009-joel-reiff/ Thu, 05 Mar 2020 06:14:19 +0000 https://thelightside.co/?p=55589 https://thelightside.net/2020/03/ep009-joel-reiff/#respond https://thelightside.net/2020/03/ep009-joel-reiff/feed/ 0 Joel Reiff is nothing short of a legend. He's been working in the live music industry since 1996, and his CV includes act such as Godsmack, Jason Mraz, 50 Cent, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Korn, Audioslave, Beck, Bob Dylan, Live, and many other. In this episode of The Light Side Podcast, he and Luke sit down for a retrospective of Joel's vast and diverse career. Topics include war stories, lighting for music videos, and Baby Yoda. The Light Side LLC clean 1:35:27 Ep008: Sachem Arvidson https://thelightside.net/2019/05/ep008-sachem-arvidson/ Fri, 03 May 2019 23:05:57 +0000 https://thelightside.co/?p=45939 https://thelightside.net/2019/05/ep008-sachem-arvidson/#respond https://thelightside.net/2019/05/ep008-sachem-arvidson/feed/ 0 The Light Side and host Luke Stratton return with an interview with Sachem Arvidson. The two crossed paths while Arvidson was running video and LED content for The Flaming Lips at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival. Topics including Resolume, Magic Music Visualizer, Arvidson's history with The Flaming Lips, and a video crash corse for lighting designers. The Light Side LLC clean 1:33:32 Ep007: Candace Brightman https://thelightside.net/2018/04/candace_brightman/ Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:58:47 +0000 http://lukestrattondesigns.com/?p=45685 https://thelightside.net/2018/04/candace_brightman/#respond https://thelightside.net/2018/04/candace_brightman/feed/ 0 Legendary Grateful Dead lighting designer Candace Brightman discusses her 40+ year career lighting live music and explains her design process through four decades of technological evolution. She also reflects on being a woman in a male dominated industry and the role psychedelics played in her career. Luke Stratton Designs clean 1:38:42 Ep006: Phish Part 2 (Chris Kuroda, Andrew Giffin, Terry Smith) https://thelightside.net/2018/01/ep006-phish-part-2-chris-kuroda-andrew-giffin-terry-smith/ Mon, 01 Jan 2018 20:52:29 +0000 http://lukestrattondesigns.com/?p=45512 https://thelightside.net/2018/01/ep006-phish-part-2-chris-kuroda-andrew-giffin-terry-smith/#respond https://thelightside.net/2018/01/ep006-phish-part-2-chris-kuroda-andrew-giffin-terry-smith/feed/ 0 In the 2nd half of their two part interview, Lighting Designer/Director Christopher Kuroda, Associate Designer and Programmer Andrew Giffin, and Lighting Crew Chief Terry Smith dig deep into the inner workings of Phish’s light rig. Recorded at Front-of-House and back stage inside Madison Square Garden during the band’s historic 13 night “Baker’s Dozen” run, Chris, Gif, Terry, and Luke discuss Gif and Terry’s origin backstories, the inner workings of programming the lighting and automation systems, and Kuroda’s secret tricks for lighting the vocal jam in You Enjoy Myself. Luke Stratton Designs clean 1:16:20 Ep005: Phish Part 1 (Chris Kuroda, Andrew Giffin) https://thelightside.net/2017/08/ep005-phish/ Wed, 09 Aug 2017 22:07:36 +0000 http://lukestrattondesigns.com/?p=45444 https://thelightside.net/2017/08/ep005-phish/#respond https://thelightside.net/2017/08/ep005-phish/feed/ 0 Lighting designer and director Christopher Kuroda and associate designer and Programmer Andrew Giffin tell all in this exclusive two part episode on Phish's new light rig. Recorded at Front-of-House inside Madison Square Garden during the band's historic 13 night "Baker's Dozen" run, Chris, Gif, and Luke discuss the new truss automation system, the history of Phish light rigs over the years, working with Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, and this season of Game of Thrones. Luke Stratton Designs clean 1:35:49 Ep004: Michael Smalley https://thelightside.net/2017/05/ep004-michael-smalley/ Mon, 01 May 2017 19:45:34 +0000 http://lukestrattondesigns.com/?p=45401 https://thelightside.net/2017/05/ep004-michael-smalley/#respond https://thelightside.net/2017/05/ep004-michael-smalley/feed/ 0 In this three hour marathon episode, Luke delves into the mind Michael Smalley of Twin Designs. From his storied history lighting EDM DJ/producer Bassnectar to his culturally rich experiences working with rapper Pitbull, Smalley tells all from his creative design process and the interworking of his lighting console to a crash course in “timecoding” and the balance of ego versus art. Luke Stratton Designs clean 3:04:15 Ep003: Paul Hoffman https://thelightside.net/2017/04/light-side-ep003-paul-hoffman/ Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:06:32 +0000 http://lukestrattondesigns.com/?p=45289 https://thelightside.net/2017/04/light-side-ep003-paul-hoffman/#respond https://thelightside.net/2017/04/light-side-ep003-paul-hoffman/feed/ 0 In the 3rd episode of the Light Side, host Luke Stratton sits down with lighting designer/director Paul Hoffman (Widespread Panic, The Dead, Fare Thee Well). Luke Stratton Designs clean 56:02 Ep002: Greg Ellis https://thelightside.net/2016/12/light-side-ep002-greg-ellis/ Wed, 28 Dec 2016 01:43:29 +0000 http://lukestrattondesigns.com/?p=45279 https://thelightside.net/2016/12/light-side-ep002-greg-ellis/#respond https://thelightside.net/2016/12/light-side-ep002-greg-ellis/feed/ 0 In the 2nd episode of the Light Side, host Luke Stratton sits down with lighting design/production designer Greg "The Lazer Shark" Ellis of Pretty Lights. Luke Stratton Designs clean 1:43:02 Ep001: Jefferson Waful https://thelightside.net/2016/11/light-side-ep001-jefferson-waful/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:23:09 +0000 http://lukestrattondesigns.com/?p=45237 https://thelightside.net/2016/11/light-side-ep001-jefferson-waful/#respond https://thelightside.net/2016/11/light-side-ep001-jefferson-waful/feed/ 0 In the premier episode of the Light Side, host Luke Stratton sits down with lighting design/director Jefferson Waful of Umphrey's McGee. Topics include how Waful became an LD, his influences, how he lays out his console, and his experience working with Phish and Chris Kuroda last winter in Mexico. Luke Stratton Designs clean 1:01:46