Life Changes Show, December 19, 2016
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure
“On The Edge of Reality,” with Guest, Co-Founder of Edge Visual, and Senior CG artist for Major Motion Pictures, TV and Live Events, Edward Dawson-Taylor and Jacqueline Cooper, Co-Founder of Edge Visual and Visual Director for Movies, TV, Commercials, Music Videos and Live Events; and Musical Guest King James on The LIFE CHANGES Show
GUESTS: EDWARD DAWSON-TAYLOR and JACQUELINE COOPER and MUSICAL GUEST: KING JAMES (JAMES GOLDING)
TECHNICAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Edward is co-founder of Edge Visual.
He is a Senior CG artist for major motion pictures, TV, and live events. Clients include ILM, Disney and Digital Domain on Blockbusters such as “Jurassic World” and “Jungle Book.”
Edward is also co-founder of the successful world touring immersive show “The Sancho Plan,” who performed in front of large audiences worldwide, as well as creating big installations for ARS Electronica, Siggraph and more. Recently winner of the Microsoft Hololens Visual Design Award for creating an experience in augmented reality. in his previous career Edward has also been LEAD Software Architect for large multinational clients such as Great Man Made River, Deloitte and Touche, and Iron Mountain.
VISUAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Jacqueline is co-founder of Edge Visual.
She has been creating world class imagery for movies, TV, commercials, music videos and live events for decades, since earning her BA in Film from UC Santa Cruz.
Her clients span the world’s top studios such as ILM, Digital Domain, and MPC, for countless blockbuster movies like “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows II,” “Tron,” and “Jurassic World.”
KING JAMES (JAMES GOLDING)
“As a kid I remember there was nothing inside my father’s store that did not glitter. The jeans, the shirts, the walls and the people. Silver lights and music played continuously, and there was no telling what stars popped in for his sexy jeans, which fit like a second skin.”
My father is Peter Golding AKA “the Eric Clapton of denim”, the fashion designer, beat traveler and musician who created the ‘stretch denim jean” back in the 1970’s.
His clothing store ACE on London’s King’s Road was described at the time as the “hottest store in the world” and dressed a generation of rock stars, actors, lords, punks and ultra glamorous models. Kings Road was city slick and chic, with cutting edge music, art and fashion heritage. It was the heart of the British rock and punk explosion and later 80’s new wave romantic expression.
“Growing up in this influential backdrop it was inevitable that I would grab an electric guitar and start my adventures in rock music.”
I soon found myself singing and playing guitar at Ace Chelsea house jams, parties and later at venues with childhood heroes such as Robert Plant, Steve Marriott and Taj Mahal.
Embracing new challenges In the 90’s I started working with “Absolutely Fabulous” PR guru Lynne Franks promoting top designers at the height of British fashion explosion like Jean Paul Gaultier, Katharine Hamnett and John Richmond.
In a fast moving 21st century creative whirlwind, I was recording albums, managing live music programmes at the legendary Café de Paris with the late Prince, Van Morrison and Led Zeppelin’s Page and Plant and party like there was no tomorrow.
Everything was spiraling out of control and the more I was biting into life the more it was escaping me. I had to stop.
“I packed my bags left London and arrived with just a suitcase of dreams my vintage Gibson Les Paul and an old golden silk scarf. Although ripped and torn the scarf was a treasure piece crystallizing the essence of my life heritage and experiences from days gone by.”
During a break from recording an album in London I visited my mother in LA and immediately felt an irrepressible desire to find myself again in the pan pacific Californian landscape.
I became known as “The guy with the golden scarf”. And that’s exactly where I started again.
To “Live Regally” is to reach that reservoir of grace and courage that lies in the depths of our hearts. As we try to find our equilibrium on the tightrope of these tumultuous times it may be the compass that determines whether we get through to the other side in one piece or fall miserably into the abyss.
Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!
A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.