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CSL Webinar: Green Is A Number

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The webinar *Green Is A Number* is now on Youtube. Audio is also on our podcast feed.

Thanks to Richard Cadena and James Bedell for taking the time to talk with us.

– [Green Is A Number on Youtube](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NTF9G_1evc)
– [Green Is A Number Audio](http://podcast.creativestagelighting.com/may2012/CSLwebinar-greenisanumber_audio.mp3)
– [CSL Podcast on iTunes](http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-stage-lighting-podcast/id292527085)
– [Subscribe to the CSL Podcast](pcast://feeds.feedburner.com/CSLpodcast)

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## Show Notes

*Originally broadcast May 9, 2012*

How do you measure the environmental impact of a light fixture? There are many ways to look at it, starting with the light output compared to the energy input. But that’s just the beginning. Take a quick trip through the green valley of sustainable lighting including best practices for lessening the environmental impact of your lighting designs.

### About The Presenters:

#### Richard Cadena

Richard Cadena is the author of several books for the production professional, including Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light, Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship, and Focus on Lighting Technology. He is a 24 year veteran of the entertainment lighting industry and he has a background in electronics and electrical engineering.

His work experience includes stints with two of the world’s largest automated lighting manufacturers and he has designed lighting systems for tours, theatre, and permanent installations. He is also the technical editor for PLASA Media, an Authorized WYSIWYG Trainer, and freelance lighting designer. He is proficient in WYSIWYG, LD Assistant, and Vectorworks and he teaches classes in lighting, electricity, and control systems. His training seminars and webinars are renowned for their humor and creativity and are among the most popular in the industry.

#### James Bedell

James Bedell is a lighting designer based in New York City. Bedell has lit productions for Pace University, Off and Off-Off Broadway theater and dance companies, and has earned a SpotlightOn award for best lighting design.

Today Bedell is focused on lighting architectural spaces including corporate headquarters, restaurants and retail locations. He is the founder of Build2Sustain, a consultancy dedicated to making the business case for sustainable design in commercial spaces.

Bedell is the owner and principal designer of JPB Lighting.

### Links

– [@swamicandela](https://twitter.com/#!/swamicandela)
– [Academy of Production Technology](http://www.aptxl.com)
– [@jamesbedell](http://twitter.com/Jamesbedell)
– [jamesbedell.com](http://www.jamesbedell.com/)

Emerging, Converging Technologies Webinar

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The webinar we hosted last week is [now on Youtube](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DL3Cjl8aus) and on the CSL podcast feed.

Thanks again to Justin Lang from iSquint and PLSN for taking the time to chat with us.

#### Links

– [Emerging, Converging Technologies video](http://podcast.creativestagelighting.com/march2012/emergingwebinar_podcast.m4v)
– [CSL Podcast on iTunes](http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-stage-lighting-podcast/id292527085)
– [CSL Podcast feed](http://feeds.feedburner.com/CSLpodcast) (*put this address in your podcast software*)
– [iSquint.net](http://www.isquint.net)
– [Projection, Lights, and Staging News](http://www.plsn.com)

Dodging Doom In The Live Event Industry

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[audio:http://podcast.creativestagelighting.com/feb2011/dodgingdoom.mp3]

Audio from the Dodging Doom webinar is now in our podcast feed. You can watch the full video on Youtube.

#### Links:

– Direct Download of Audio: [Dodging Doom in the Live Event Industry](http://podcast.creativestagelighting.com/feb2011/dodgingdoom.mp3)
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Academy of Production Technology
– [TED](http://www.ted.com)

The Greening of the Concert Experience

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CSL’s Kevin Loretto, PLSN’s Richard Cadena, and lighting designer Howard Ungerleider discuss energy efficiency in touring productions.

Thanks again to Richard and Howard for their participation.

#### Preview

#### Links

– [CSL Podcast on iTunes](http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-stage-lighting-podcast/id292527085)
– [CSL Podcast feed](http://feeds.feedburner.com/CSLpodcast) (*put this address in your podcast software*)
– Direct download The Greening of the Concert Experience
– [Richard Cadena’s Swami Candela](http://www.swamicandela.com/)

You can see Howard’s work if you catch a Rush show this year. Rush’s *Time Machine* tour kicks off in June. Check out the schedule on Rush.com.

February 2010 Podcast Update

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[audio:http://podcast.creativestagelighting.com/feb2010/february2010_update.mp3]

We’ve been away, but we’re working on our new season of webinars for 2010.

Also, we started a blog: http://blog.creativestagelighting.com

You going to USITT? Awesome – us too!

– [CSL on Twitter](http://twitter.com/cslighting)
– [CSL on Facebook](http://facebook.com/creativestagelighting)
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Making Informed Decisions for your Venue

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This session’s topics include:

– Goals – What are you looking to achieve
– Needs assessment – what does your space really require
– Planning – Are you prepared for future growth?
– Green or Not Green – The world of LED vs. conventional
– Choices – What products can live within your budget
– Feature/benefits – Various products

*Original date: 8/27/09*

#### Preview

#### About the presenters:

**Michael Nevitt**

Michael Nevitt is a veteran of the lighting industry and serves as Product Manager at Creative Stage Lighting.

Nevitt’s design and automated lighting programming experience includes work he’s done for feature films such as The Grinch, Batman & Robin, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, and Miss Congeniality. In addition, he has worked on top sporting events like the Salt Lake Olympics, Super Bowl Half-time show and the Ryder Cup Opening Ceremonies.

Nevitt also brings Product Management experience from Martin where he worked on the development of Martin’s Maxxyz Console and Maxedia Media Server.

**C. Andrew Dunning**

C. Andrew Dunning is the owner of Landru Design, located in Nashville, TN. He has a diverse background, with experience lighting many types of projects including concerts, tours, festivals, video shoots, special events, and churches. He brings a reputation for lighting that tastefully accents and enhances the unique qualities of each production. His work with touring artists such as dc Talk and Stacie Orrico has taken him around the world. Working with event producers, like the Luis Palau Association and The Potter’s House, has given Andrew the opportunity to be involved with events that can each draw as many as 300,000. His lighting has also complemented projects for NASA, North Point Church, Tracker Marine Group, and Celebrity Cruises.

**Kevin Loretto**

Kevin Loretto is the Director of Dealer Sales at Creative Stage Lighting.

#### Links:

– [Direct link: Making Informed Decisions For Your Venue](http://www.creativestagelighting.com/podcast/informedchoices_full.m4v)
– [CSL on Facebook](http://www.facebook.com/creativestagelighting)
– [Follow us on twitter](http://twitter.com/cslighting)
Subscribe in iTunes

Choosing Consoles and Moving Lights

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This session’s topics include:

– What does your production require?
– Planning for future growth
– Networking your venue or production
= LEDs and Conventional lighting

*Original Date: 5/28/09*

#### Preview

#### About The Presenters

#### Michael Nevitt:

Michael Nevitt is a veteran of the lighting industry and serves as Product Manager at Creative Stage Lighting.

Nevitt’s design and automated lighting programming experience includes work he’s done for feature films such as The Grinch, Batman & Robin, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, and Miss Congeniality. In addition, he has worked on top sporting events like the Salt Lake Olympics, Super Bowl Half-time show and the Ryder Cup Opening Ceremonies.

Nevitt also brings Product Management experience from Martin where he worked on the development of Martin’s Maxxyz Console and Maxedia Media Server.

##### Joel Young

Joel’s self description of his career is he’s “an old guy with a lot of shows under his belt.”

It’s true, his credits are too many to list. He’s worked both as a designer and programmer for many of the biggest names in the concert touring business — both musicians and designers, including Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. Joel holds a degree in Theatre Design from the University of Arizona.

#### Links:

– Direct link: [Choosing Consoles and Moving Lights](http://www.creativestagelighting.com/podcast/cslpodcast_052809.m4v)
– [CSL on Facebook](http://www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Stage-Lighting/88285460657)
– [CSL on Twitter](http://twitter.com/cslighting)
CSL podcast on iTunes

Lighting Design 101: Part II

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This is a follow up to the February CSL Webinar, Lighting Design 101: The Art of Illumination.

Guest Speakers Richard Cadena and Jeff Ravitz will be discussing the various elements of Lighting Design and how each would approach a similar project. Richard and Jeff will discuss the project from conception to realization.

This webinar is intended for a broad range of lighting professionals and aspiring professionals and it will provide a foundation for building a show from the ground up. Topics will once again include:

• Lighting instruments, positions, and purpose
• Plotting, modeling, rendering, and visualization
• Color combining and scene building
• Programming and playback

*Original Date: 4/16/09*

#### Preview

#### Links:

– Direct link: [Lighting Design 101: Part II](http://www.creativestagelighting.com/podcast/ld101_part2.m4v)
– [Swami Candela](http://www.swamicandela.com/)
– [PLSN Bookshelf](http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/)
– [Subscribe in iTunes](http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=292527085)

Lighting Design 101: The Art of Illumination

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This webinar is a crash course on lighting a live music show, from conception to realization. It’s intended for a broad range of lighting professionals and aspiring professionals and it will provide a foundation for building a show from the ground up.

Topics include:

– Lighting instruments, positions, and purpose
– Plotting, modeling, rendering, and visualization
– Color combining and scene building
– Programming and playback

Please join Richard Cadena for this interesting and informative session that builds on all the basic of lighting design and gets you up to speed on some of the latest and greatest technologies in entertainment lighting.

*Original Date: 2/19/09*

#### Preview

#### Links:

– Direct link: [Lighting Design 101: The Art of Illumination](http://www.creativestagelighting.com/podcast/ld101_cadena.m4v)
– [The Art of Color by Johannes Itten](http://books.google.com/books?id=D-skaDZAumIC)
– [A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting by Steven Shelley](http://books.google.com/books?id=az4XZ5SCZtcC)
– [Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship by Richard Cadena](http://books.google.com/books?id=226CNAAACAAJ&dq)
– [Light Fantastic by Max Keller, Johannes Weiss](http://books.google.com/books?id=UHgeAgAACAAJ&dq)

– [Swami Candela](http://www.swamicandela.com/)
– [PLSN Bookshelf](http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/)

LED 101

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We take a look at LED technology with John Melillo of Philips Color Kinetics, including LED basics, advancements in LED technology, and applications of lighting design using LEDs for entertainment and architectural purposes.

*Original date: 12/4/2008*

#### Preview

#### Links:

– Direct link: [LED 101](http://www.creativestagelighting.com/podcast/led101_cslpodcast.m4v)
– [Color Kinetics](http://www.colorkinetics.com)

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