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MIT Heavy Metal 101: Panel About Stage Lighting at Metal Concerts with Shannon Knotts and John Santos - Shared screen with speaker view
Gabriella Baldao
36:59
hey Joe!!! thanks!
Gabriella Baldao
37:05
glad to be here!
Filipa Duarte
37:12
Hi everyoneee
Kim Mohareb
37:26
Worcester MA here
Colin Brumley
37:41
big for spectacle, small for meeting people
Filipa Duarte
37:54
agree with @colin
Emily Fan
39:48
Youtube
Hell Hammer
39:50
small venues, up front only...no more big venues for me
Emily Fan
40:11
you can pause and play
Emily Fan
40:16
and rewind
Hell Hammer
40:35
yup
SHANNON KNOTTS
41:14
@Kim - before covid the Sinclair did a series that was rock for tots or something of the sorts - might be something cool to look into for her!
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
41:21
Is there another class tomorrow? My calendar is all outta whack. i only realized this was happening thanks to your email this morning, Joe
Kim Mohareb
41:55
That's so cool, thanks :)
Rodrigo Ipince
42:05
Prefer big stadium concerts. Love the audience energy
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
42:15
thanks!
Fabio Castro
48:56
Question: What can go wrong, and how do you prepare for that?
Hell Hammer
50:26
Skull 16" tall
Joe Diaz
50:37
Said skull: https://www.rupparena.com/assets/img/FFDP-home1-e003d46cc2.png
Joe Diaz
50:50
Hell, this isn't Stonehenge lol
Hell Hammer
51:03
LOL
Ven Thangaraj
51:07
lol
Emily Fan
51:23
is 8 a lot of trucks
Emily Fan
52:00
what about touring internationally
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
54:09
who controls lasers, smoke, etc? is that all the purview of lighting?
John Santos
54:46
lighting and lasers were controlled by the lighting desk. same with smoke.
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
55:14
ty!
John Santos
55:24
internationally we use a vendor located in the UK or wherer ever to provide the gear locally
Ven Thangaraj
57:39
DId you have to ship the "SKULL"?
Hell Hammer
58:23
maybe they can explain the terms "backline" and "front of house" "foldback" etc...or maybe they'll get to it...
Joe Diaz
58:34
Good point, Hell!
John Santos
58:38
yes, it was designed to fit in a sea container
John Santos
58:48
it was actually built in the UK
Hell Hammer
01:01:33
"foldback" = monitor speakers
Emily Fan
01:01:40
difference between theatre lighting vs. concertn lighting?
SHANNON KNOTTS
01:10:29
vectorworks is a cad design software with a suite of software specifically for our industry
Joe Diaz
01:10:38
https://www.vectorworks.net/en-US
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:19:03
are you hired by the band, by the venue, by the promoters? all of the above? how often? etc. the ins and outs of that kinda thing interests me
John Santos
01:19:51
I am generally hired by the band directly from a referal
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:20:10
that's great. no middle-people
John Santos
01:20:44
no, but it means you have to talk to them all the time haha
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:20:54
hahaha
John Santos
01:21:50
Working for an artist can be like giving your 5 years old the power to make all the decisions in the house
Filipa Duarte
01:21:51
does the tour manager get involved on the lighting process as well, or is just the band?
SHANNON KNOTTS
01:23:04
for me, I work directly for venues and equipment providers
Ben Thomson
01:25:47
Any Spinal Täp-esque stories you guys can recall?
Ben Thomson
01:26:02
Anyone got lost under the stage??
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:34:25
Has Shannon considered adding a J to her name so that both of them can be built out of the same letters?
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:36:32
(i professionally worked in events for a few years)
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:36:44
does putting on a show ruin the magic for you? how do you deal with that?
John Santos
01:37:55
I totally find myself watching the lights to almost a distraction. It is hard to go to shows. its like going to work
Ben Thomson
01:39:38
Lol
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:40:16
waiting on trucks when everyone's on the clock is the most frustrating thing
Kim Mohareb
01:41:22
what metal band (either one you worked with or a show you've been in the audience for) had the most interesting/best lighting, in your opinion? how about the worst?
Filipa Duarte
01:41:27
What's the best way for someone who barely has any experience in the live music industry to get into this industry? Or do you have any tips? I know you guys are more focused on the lighting process of it but you're more on the inside of all of it, so I thought you might have any tips
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:41:54
ha yeah i saw arcade fire outdoors in paris, and a huge rainstorm meant they were legally obliged to play the rest acoustic.
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:42:50
John I saw Tool on Tuesday evening and their light show was disappointing given what i've heard, but i think it was because Tacoma Dome is a bad location :/
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:43:59
yeah his position is v strange. but it was moreso that the lasers etc didn't seem to be bouncing right (the entire location is a big semisphere)
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:49:11
oh god
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:52:57
:|
John Santos
01:53:24
Amps = watts X volts
Joe Diaz
01:54:07
Lol PSA: y'all should join the electronics class next week :D
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:59:38
hooray
Filipa Duarte
02:02:08
thank you guys!
SHANNON KNOTTS
02:03:08
Shannon.k@gateway-productions.com
John Santos
02:04:45
jsantoslighting@gmail.com
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
02:07:18
thanks so much, both of you. i have to leave a little early o7
joe martis
02:07:49
Thank you all - gotta jet!
John Santos
02:07:59
thanks for coming
Colin Brumley
02:08:33
thank you both!
Hell Hammer
02:10:38
thank you John and Shannon, this was great!
Filipa Duarte
02:12:14
Thank you guys so much, was amazing!
John Santos
02:12:26
That is the Skull picture
Filipa Duarte
02:13:13
Niceeeee!
Hell Hammer
02:15:51
🤘
Hell Hammer
02:16:20
...John pans to the right and it's in his room
Joe Diaz
02:16:29
I was waiting for that too
Hell Hammer
02:17:00
donate to a medical school
Hell Hammer
02:18:37
the irony
Hell Hammer
02:19:24
all good🤘
Filipa Duarte
02:19:28
I'm good!!
Filipa Duarte
02:19:46
Thank you all of you! Learned a lot!
Filipa Duarte
02:19:59
Byee