The Light Side chats with lighting designer, Paul Hoffman

Article Contributed by Luke Stratton | Published on Friday, April 7, 2017

In the third episode of The Light Side, a lighting design podcast, host Luke Stratton (Dopapod) sits down with Paul Hoffman, lighting designer and director for Widespread Panic and The Dead.

Stratton and Hoffman discuss his first memories of manipulating light, his creative approach to designing concert light rigs, and technical details behind operating his live show. Hoffman also reveals in depth details about working with long time Grateful Dead LD Candace Brightman on the 2015 Fare Thee Well stadium shows presented by promoter Peter Shapiro.

Each month host Luke Stratton will sit 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 life is like on the road.

Luke Stratton is the lighting designer and front-of-house audio engineer for the Northeastern jam-rock quartet Dopapod. The group is currently in the middle of the their spring tour.

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