Industry leaders, in a variety of lighting design specialties, discuss ways in which the training of young professionals can be pioneered for the field’s inevitable changes. Can existing programs create a larger, more qualified pool of young professionals via a “renaissance-like” approach to the lighting industry? Panelists will respond to audience engagement.
Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
MODERATOR: Stan Kaye, SK Design and Consulting LLC<
Stan Kaye is the founder and principal consultant of SKD. Throughout his 35 years of experience as a designer, educator, and consultant, projects have taken him to nearly all fifty states as well as Europe, Asia and Australia. He has served as the director of the graduate design program at the University of Florida from 1999-2003 and 2011-present. He held membership in United Scenic Artists local 829, the Illuminating Engineers Society, and the International Association of Lighting Designers. Combining an interest in photography, the human visual system, entertainment design, and museum artifact illumination, he has developed a deep knowledge and expertise in lighting design and technology for performance facilities of all types as well as architecture and museums.
PANELIST: Scott Rosenfeld, Lighting Designer at Smithsonian Institution
Scott Rosenfeld designs lighting for museums. Originally trained as a theatrical lighting designer, since 1997 Scott has worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. The advent of LED lighting has led Scott to research new possibilities for manipulating the spectrum of light to enhance vision and slow the degradation of light sensitive materials. Scott frequently lectures about how lighting can allow visitors to better see and appreciate artwork at conferences including: DOE, AIA, IALD, IES, PACCIN and LFI. Scott is chair of the IES’s Museum and Art Gallery Committee.
PANELIST: Kathy Perkins
Kathy has designed lighting for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theatres such as American Conservatory Theatre, Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory, Seattle Repertory, St. Louis Black Repertory, Alliance, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Baltimore Center Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, New Federal Theatre, Mark Taper, Yale Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, People’s Light, and Playmakers Repertory. Kathy is the recipient of numerous research and design awards, including Ford Foundation, Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, an NAACP Image Award and Henry Hewes Design Award. In 2007 she was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. She received her BFA from Howard University and M.F.A. from the University of Michigan. Kathy is faculty Emerita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
PANELIST: Dennis Size, The Lighting Design Group
In his 40+ year career Dennis has designed the lighting for shows on every major television Broadcast and cable Network. His international design repertoire includes theatre, dance, live events, soap operas, talk shows, news magazines, government projects, corporate facilities, concerts, sporting events, political conventions, Presidential debates, award shows, and the latest ‘craze’ – home studios and podcasts. He’s written for trade journals and taught at several Universities, including Carnegie Mellon, Penn State, and the University of Scranton. He has been nominated for the EMMY Award 12 times, and has won five. Dennis is an Executive Vice-President of the LIGHTING DESIGN GROUP—an international Broadcast lighting design company headquartered in New York City.
PANELIST: Chip Israel, Lighting Design Alliance
Chip Israel has been a lighting designer for over 38 years. In 1992, he founded LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, a full-service architectural lighting design firm, where he built a highly-select team of lighting design professionals who now serve a variety of clients worldwide. As Co-CEO and Founder, Chip works closely with the owner, design team, and manufacturers to ensure lighting systems are fully integrated with the architectural design and enhance the designer’s concepts. His list of credentials includes being elected as a Fellow in both the IALD, the International Association of Lighting Designers, and IESNA, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Lighting Design Alliance has also been recognized by winning over 300 National and International design awards, including multiple awards for sustainable lighting design.
PANELIST: Naomi Miller, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Naomi Miller straddles the line between design and engineering at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Portland OR. By bridging the gap between technology and application, she promotes the wise use of LEDs, working with industry to overcome hurdles and celebrate the opportunities. She recently served on the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Board of Directors, and is both a Fellow of the IES and the IALD. Her current research interests are flicker, glare, and light and health. She recently served on the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Board of Directors and is both a Fellow of the IES and the IALD.
PANELIST: Jeff Ravitz, Intensity Advisors, LLC
Jeff Ravitz is a Primetime Emmy®-winning lighting designer, lecturer, and writer specializing in live entertainment being captured for multi-camera television. He is the co-author of the book, Lighting For Televised Live Events. Jeff has designed TV specials, from awards shows, concerts and stand-up comedy to debates, interviews and entertainment scenes in films. He is the broadcast lighting advisor to the Coachella festival. His concert credits include world tours for Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, John Mellencamp, Styx and Ringo Starr. Jeff was named a Parnelli Lighting Designer of the Year. His design firm, Intensity Advisors, is based in Los Angeles.
PANELIST: Wendy Luedtke, ETC
Wendy Luedtke is the product technology specialist for color at ETC and is a member of its Advance Research Group (ARG). She chaired the IES Color Committee for many years and is a member of both the ESTA-TSP Photometrics Working Group and United Scenic Artists Local 829. Ms. Luedtke spent more than 15 years designing lighting for theater, live entertainment, corporate events, and architectural projects. She holds a BFA in Technical Production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she later served for more than a decade as an adjunct instructor.
PANELIST: Anne Militello, Vortex Lighting
Anne Militello is an internationally recognized lighting designer and fine artist with a career spanning all aspects of creating with light. Noted theater work includes original productions directed by Sam Shepard, Maria Irene Fornes, and David Lynch; the Broadway production of ‘Cuba and His Teddy Bear;’ and Christopher Alden’s opera production of ‘The Flying Dutchman.’ She has designed touring concert productions for Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, KD Lang, Lou Reed, The Decemberists, Neil Young and Pearl Jam. Numerous architectural projects include the façade of the New 42nd Street Studios and original integrated light art and media installations that continue to grace buildings in NYC. She designed Disneyland attractions with Walt Disney Imagineering and worked with Universal Studios on ‘The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.’ Anne is the Principal and Founder of Vortex Lighting.