Last night, I give a short speech about lighting design at "Pecha Kucha SPARK" in Santa Monica.
This event was a series of 6 minute speeches given by a diverse group of presenters from the fields of lighting, architecture, design, and technology.
As I'm not a lighting professional, I did it mostly for fun and for the chance to practice speaking in public about one of my hobbies since high school. My speech was titled, "Rock Concert Lighting and the Meaning of Life," and you can watch it below.
In the midst of an in-depth lecture on intellectual property and contracts with talent, my entertainment law professor went on an aside about doing business properly and ethically. It was a captivating few minutes that really rang true to me and echoed a lot of the principles that I've written about here before. Below are the suggestions of my prof; let me know what you think.
If everyone stood behind a set of principles or advice like this, I think business would operate a lot more smoothly.
I've had a very busy and exciting couple of weeks. Two weeks ago was probably the most diverse week of activities I've had in a while, filled with a handful of world-renowned speakers. I hope to get through my backlog of blog posts as soon as I can (I don't remember the last time I had a backlog -- usually I'm struggling with some writer's block).This post covers some accounting-related lessons I learned in my finance and entertainment classes (strangely enough). The outlook is somewhat pessimistic but boils down to ethical principles of honesty in company accounting and valuation.