Looks like you've been waiting a while. Try refreshing or keep waiting a few more seconds.

S2 E1, Aired Feb 21, 2022

The Nate Lopez Interview

Subscribe to the Podcast

Welcome to a brand new season of Coffee & Gaff Tape! In our first episode of Season 2, we’re talking to freelance lighting designer Nate Lopez!

One of the first things we recommend here at Resi, when someone asks us how to make their videos look more professional, is to start with lighting. This is why we’re super excited to talk with Nate about his thoughts on lighting for video, how he found his passion for making the lights go blinky-blink, and how the rest of the production community can better understand the impact of a great lighting design.

Here’s some of what we cover:

00:03:47: Who is Nate Lopez?
00:04:52: How did you end up in the shadows of production?
00:10:46: Do you go all out with Christmas lights on your house?
00:12:13: What don’t other aspects of production understand about lighting?
00:16:05: Set design and lighting.
00:18:35: Where would you start when trying to build a lighting rig?
00:25:48: What’s the difference between ‘showy’ lighting and enhancing an environment?
00:30:41: What does a typical day look like for a freelance lighting designer?
00:35:32: How has lighting changed with the influx of virtual and hybrid events?
00:41:48: What’s one thing we can all do to improve lighting for video?
00:49:50: Nate’s heart.

P.S. If you’re looking for an LD or just want to talk shop with Nate Lopez, feel free to hit him up at [email protected] and tell him Resi sent you.

More Coffee & Gaff Tape

All episodes

Let's Get Streaming!

Resi demos are the best way to get a full walkthrough of Resi’s streaming features. Ask questions, get pricing, and more to get you streaming quickly and reliably.

Want to know our top 10 production tips?

Tap for our top 10 tips!YES, I do!