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Meyers Sound - Training - Portable System Deployment - January 14th - 16th, 2019 - Lima, Peru

This two-day training course provides the foundation today’s engineers and technicians require to accurately deploy portable live sound systems, whatever the size and application. Though focused primarily on live sound, the content is suitable for anyone involved in designing and deploying sound systems, whether portable or installed. This course is eligible for 13 AVIXA Renewal Units for CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I certification levels.

About Meyers Sound: The Meyers Sound Philosophy:

A Relentless Drive to Quality.

Keeping the design, engineering, and manufacturing at the headquarters in Berkeley, California is the Meyer Sound way to ensure that every paper cone, every circuit board, and every driver is handcrafted to meet our extremely demanding standard.

We continuously analyze production methods and material selection and exercise the exhaustive quality control behind the legendary unit-to-unit consistency and reliability of Meyer Sound products.

No Risk. No Innovation.

A firm believer that every challenge is an opportunity, CEO John Meyer has cultivated a culture of hard work where we are not afraid to go against conventional wisdom.

From pioneering self-powered technology and SIM audio measurement to linear sound systems, Meyers is at the origin of numerous major audio innovations leading to more than 40 patents, a staggering list of industry and engineering awards, and a reputable distinction in advancing the science of audio.

In the End, It’s All about the Results.

Innovation, however, is never the end goal. All Meyers systems are the result of an engineering pursuit that considers all elements from the audio source to how humans hear.

With Meyer Sound, audio practitioners also benefit from a full package of system design and validation tools, training, and support, all of which are provided to make exceptional listening experiences easier to achieve.

Portable System Deployment: Training

This course provides the foundation today’s engineers and technicians require to accurately deploy portable live sound systems, whatever the size and application.

Attendees acquire a working knowledge of the entire process, from initial system design to final verification, and everything in between. All topics are demonstrated in practice using Meyer Sound solutions, including loudspeakers, rigging hardware, the MAPP XT System Design Tool, Galileo GALAXY Network Platform, Compass Control Software, RMServer Remote Monitoring System, MDM Power and Signal Distribution Module, and SIM 3 Audio Analyzer.

Whether you are an aspiring student, or a seasoned professional with decades of touring experience, equip yourself with the tools and techniques to take your ideal sound system from concept to reality.

This course is eligible for 13 AVIXA Renewal Units for CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I certification levels.

Language of Instruction: English

Change the Way You Think About Sound

A Legacy of Learning

Meyer Sound enjoys a long history of educating the professional audio community, dating back to the early development of the original SIM Seminar. Comprehensive and science-based, our training program delivers content tailored to all disciplines and experience levels. Whether you are an aspiring student, a touring sound veteran, a skilled system integrator, or an audio consultant with multiple advanced degrees, we present tools and techniques to help you attain the best possible performance from your sound system.

Experts in the Field

Our instructors draw from a deep well of knowledge, built on decades of experience as system designers, technicians, and FOH engineers. Their extensive work in the field, across many industry sectors, affords them a unique ability to explain intricate concepts in comprehensible terms, all while maintaining a fun, engaging learning environment.

The Modular Edge

Meyer Sound approaches training with the same eye toward innovation that defines our products. Never static, our program continues to evolve with groundbreaking content and instructional techniques. In that spirit, we introduce our new modular course format, promising the utmost topical precision, scalability, and application. With this step forward, we strike an essential balance between theory and practice to situate concepts firmly in the technology, and by extension, the real world.

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Courses

International Career Institute - Online - Management Courses - Year Round

The International Career Institute (ICI) is a leader in distance education with some of the most diverse course offerings available to students. It is part of a network of affiliated colleges established in 1978 which together educate tens of thousands of students yearly worldwide. ICI offers courses that you can do online and in your own time.

ABOUT US: International Career Institute (ICI)

The International Career Institute (ICI) is a leader in distance education with some of the most diverse course offerings available to students. It is part of a network of affiliated colleges established in 1978 which together educate tens of thousands of students yearly worldwide.

ICI students are given skills that will change their employment prospects and increase their value to employers. The Institute listens to employers, through its strong links to industry. Our tutors are professionals who are not full-time teachers but rather practitioners who actively work in their field of specialization. ICI currently offers over 50 exciting career and lifestyle focused courses to a broad range of adult learners regardless of location or prior experience and education.

ICI is accredited and recognised by the International Association of Private Career Colleges. IAPCC accreditation ensures that the Institute has met IAPCC benchmarks in the areas of course content, course delivery, student assessments, administration and tutorial faculty.

Mission:

Our mission is to provide our learners with high-quality courses that develop highly effective graduates who have the knowledge and skills to embark on a new chosen career or advance themselves in careers they may already be engaged with.

Philosophy:

“Real Skills for the Real World” is the fundamental philosophy toward learning at ICI. Our learning content, faculty and graduate outcomes are geared towards imparting practical knowledge and skills. The Institute was founded on the principle that the key to success in today’s business and work environment is knowledge.

Purpose:

The International Career Institute is a private provider of education and training whose purpose is:

  • To create and advance new and existing career prospects for its learners
  • To instil within each student that the key to success in today’s business and work environment is knowledge
  • To cater to a broad range of people ranging from school leavers to men and women in established careers
  • To offer programs that focus on the application of theory, concepts and skills so that graduates can meet future challenges that may be presented
  • To provide curricula developed in consultation with practitioner faculty who are industry experts
  • To support students with services that foster success, personal development and career potential.

Courses: (For Full List – Please Check the Website)

Frontline Management:

There are certain skills you need to become a frontline manager. Our Frontline Management course is designed in conjunction with industry representatives and helps you learn the skills you need to succeed quickly and conveniently.

Project Management:

Become a qualified project manager. The course provides an opportunity to interact with and learn from very successful, highly qualified and experienced professionals. It also allows you to enter one of the fastest growing professions.

Business Management:

This course develops the skills necessary for managing a small business, or a department within a larger business. Developed by professionals with many years of experience, it covers a range of topics that will ensure your career in Management has a strong foundation.

How Will You Benefit?

  • Fast track your career in frontline management
  • Learn the inside secrets of how frontline managers effectively manage people and projects
  • Study a frontline management course that was designed in conjunction with prominent industry representatives
  • Free up valuable time, don’t waste time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor
  • Easy interest free payment plans from as low as €28 per week

Career Prospects:

The Frontline Management course covers the core management requirements required by supervisors, team leaders and operational managers. The course is particularly appropriate training for those who want to become:

  • an effective team member
  • a proactive and innovative contributor
  • recognised as someone who can plan and consistently reach their goals
  • an effective and efficient team-orientated manager
  • a person capable of improving profitability and strategic outcomes.

On completion of this qualification you will be prepared to enter into management and supervisory positions in a broad range of industries.

Prerequisites:

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Students may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Course Length:

The average time within which students complete studies is:

DIPLOMA LEVEL: 24 Weeks

ICI courses allow you to study at your own pace with no assignment deadlines. This means that you determine the pace of the course and within which time period you will ultimately complete your studies in.

  • Completing your course with ICI is flexible as you can fast-track and graduate in a matter of months. You complete activities and submit assignments whenever you are ready.
  • The maximum time given to complete a program is three years.

Study Mode: Online Learning

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance and assessments take place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you’ll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

Recognition & Accreditation:

This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). The courses offered by ICI are unique as they take a very “hands on” approach. Our courses are not designed to teach you just the “theory” behind the industry – they are written and tutored by industry professionals and will fast-track you into a new career of your choice.

Various government departments and business’s have enrolled their own staff with ICI for further training and development and is a strong indicator of acceptance and recognition by employers and industry.

Recommended: Frontline Management

Recommended: Project Management

Recommended: Business Management

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Live Event

CABSAT 2019 - World Trade Centre - March 12th - March 14th, 2019, Dubai, UAE

In its 25th edition and yet in many ways, completely new. Welcome to CABSAT 2019. Our show’s newly evolved format has been designed to gather some of the best creative minds, technology innovators and media leaders on a single, global stage to lead the future of storytelling. Right from the ‘eureka’ point of content creation to the moment of production, sharing and consumption.

CABSAT 2019 – World Trade Centre – March 12th – March 14th, 2019, Dubai, UAE

In its 25th edition and yet in many ways, completely new. Welcome to CABSAT 2019. Our show’s newly evolved format has been designed to gather some of the best creative minds, technology innovators and media leaders on a single, global stage to lead the future of storytelling. Right from the ‘eureka’ point of content creation to the moment of production, sharing and consumption.

The entire content, satellite, broadcast, digital media and entertainment ecosystem will be hosted under 3 key sectors – Content Creation, Content Production & Post-Production and Content Distribution & Delivery. While international leaders will set the agenda for your industry’s future through a series of programmes, workshops and live hubs. CABSAT 2019 is the place to be to power your growth in the digital economy.

CABSAT is the Middle East and Africa’s largest broadcast digital media and satellite expo.

CABSAT is the dominant technology platform for anyone wishing to target broadcasters, production and animation houses, professional photographers and videographers, oil and gas technology companies, earth and remote monitoring technology users, content owners and creators, software developers, systems integrators, Pro A/V installation companies and distribution channels in the MEASA region.

A continually evolving proposition, CABSAT provides you an opportunity to experience new industry sectors, interactive features and technology in action. These include great networking platforms such as The CABSAT Academy, where comprehensive conference streams, tutorials and interactive workshops offer new knowledge exchange opportunities on all aspects of the industry, as well as The CABSAT VIP Lounge and supporting hosted visitor programme.

With more than 900 exhibitors and 20,000 expected visitors, CABSAT can help you meet key industry players and will showcase broadcast, satellite equipment and related accessories.

CABSAT is the leading event of its kind in the Middle East.

It is an annual showcase for the latest developments in the Electronic Media and Communications Industry. It is also the only event in the Middle East that is strongly supported and endorsed by international industry associations, Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), International Associations Of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM) and Global Satellite Forum (GVF).

CONTENT IS KEY AT CABSAT 2019

CREATE INSPIRATION, ACTION & REACTION

From a surge in popularity of virtual reality to downloading entire films in seconds via 5G, the media and entertainment industry will be unrecognisable in years to come.

A new world order is installed where people routinely multi-screen and OTT viewing is on the rise. Attention spans are short, sharing is big, social media dominates people’s lives. PLUS the content industry is witnessing disruption on a grand scale.

CABSAT is working with the most innovative content creators, producers, broadcast technology providers, satellite distribution and content delivery companies to identify the traits of success across all verticals to identify common characteristics that will be the blueprint for growth.

Learn, Network, Identify & Be Part of MEASA region’s only platform that inspires creativity, showcases leading edge products in production, post-production, delivery and distribution

WHY YOU SHOULD BE PART OF THE ANNUAL EVENT?

  • Enhance existing product and service portfolio
  • Gain market share in existing segment/geography
  • Enhance digital capabilities
  • Gain exposure to new geographical markets
  • Transform product and service portfolio
  • Improve customer engagement
  • Integrate/extend value-chain position
  • Drive business efficiencies and cost control
  • Monetise and divest non-core assets

Plus engage with passionate, groundbreaking creatives, engineers and strategists who know how to cut through the noise and take the industry into a brave new world.

THOSE PEOPLE COME TO CABSAT

And they will be at Dubai World Trade Centre in March to guide you towards the light. There will be hands on technical learning, inspiring speakers, groundbreaking mentors and revolutionary startups.

CABSAT COVERS ALL THE SECTORS INVOLVED IN CONTENT:

CONTENT CREATION

  • TV + Film Content Creators
  • Production Houses & Studios
  • Distributors of Content
  • Producers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Video Solutions and Production
  • Film Commission
  • Online (VOD) Buyer
  • Film Content Buyer
  • Commissioner (TV)

CONTENT PRODUCTION & POST PRODUCTION

  • Acquisition/Production
  • Post Production
  • Professional Audio/Video/Radio
  • Content & Communications Infrastructure
  • Playout Equipment
  • Consultancy & Professional Service
  • Systems Integration
  • Storage, Cloud & Media Security
  • Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • Actioncam
  • Drones & Aerial Robotics

CONTENT DISTRIBUTION & DELIVERY

  • Satellite Carriers
  • Telco’s
  • OTT / VOD / IPTV
  • Multiscreen
  • Broadcast Communications
  • Commercial Business Enterprises
  • Broadband
  • Network Designers
  • Regulators
  • IP & Broadcast systems integrators
  • Channels Distribution
  • Licensing/ Merchandising

The event brings together the entire satellite, entertainment and media community in Dubai annually & we will continue to be a part of the show in future.

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Live Event

NAMM Show 2019 - Anaheim Convention Center - January 24th - 27th, 2019 - Anaheim, California, U.S.A.

The NAMM Show is the definitive platform for the music, sound and event technology communities to unite, featuring more than 7,000 brands, cutting-edge industry education, as well as exclusive special events, concerts and experiences. The NAMM Show is the global crossroads of the music, sound and event technology products industries with more than 115,000 registrants from 139 countries and regions commanding $11+ billion in buying power.

The NAMM Show 2019 – Anaheim Convention Center – January 24th – 27th, 2019 – Anaheim, California, U.S.A.

Who is NAMM?

NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), established in 1901, is the not-for-profit association that strengthens the $17 billion global music, sound and event technology products industry. Our association and our trade shows serve as the crossroads for professionals wanting to seek out the newest innovations in music, recording technology, sound, stage and lighting products. Membership also includes access to the latest industry news and education, opportunities for music advocacy and cost-saving programs that will help your business thrive. All of these activities and programs are designed to promote music making for people of all ages and to help create a more musical world.

The Model for Industry Growth — The History

Before there was an industry or an association, there was a belief…in music. That belief led to a vision: We envision a world in which the joy of making music is a precious element of daily living for everyone; a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught; and in which every adult is a passionate champion and defender of the right. That vision led to a mission: To strengthen the music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music.

More than a century later, that vision and mission have attracted a growing, thriving worldwide community of thousands of deeply passionate, talented companies that make, buy and sell the instruments that allow millions of people to make music. That community is called NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry.

Uniting the world’s music, sound, and event technology communities.

The NAMM Show is the definitive platform for the music, sound and event technology communities to unite, featuring more than 7,000 brands, cutting-edge industry education, as well as exclusive special events, concerts and experiences. The NAMM Show is the global crossroads of the music, sound and event technology products industries with more than 115,000 registrants from 139 countries and regions commanding $11+ billion in buying power.

No other trade show has been more influential in introducing musical trends, unveiling the latest, cutting-edge technologies, creating household product names, showcasing emerging brands and uniting every segment in the industry than The NAMM Show.

Benefits of Attending:

Build business relationships that will last for many years to come as exhibitors, retailers, buyers and influencers from around the globe gather together to connect and grow.

All Members of the National Association of Music Merchants are invited to attend The 2019 NAMM Show. Qualified representatives from organizations that are not eligible for NAMM membership, including pro audio, live event and themed entertainment professionals, buyers and influencers from houses of worship, studios, concert halls, universities, casinos, hotels and other venues, as well as music educators and music majors may apply for a General Attendee badge to attend the show.

  • Access to over 7,000+ brands
  • 400+ educational sessions
  • 150+ free networking events
  • Hundreds of concerts & performances
  • Free breakfast every morning at NAMM U
  • Exclusive rates at official NAMM show hotels
  • Discounts on flights and ground transportation
  • Deals at restaurants & attractions around Anaheim
  • Assistance for international travelers requiring a visa or ESTA
  • Year-round education & discounted business services

NAMM Members

The following categories qualify to be a NAMM member:

  • Retailers
  • Distributors and importers/exporters
  • Rental providers and installers
  • Repair technicians
  • Original equipment manufacturers
  • Component suppliers
  • Independent sales representatives
  • Industry service providers
  • Publishers of sheet music
  • AV Systems Integrators

General Attendees

The following categories qualify to be a general attendee:

  • Pro audio engineers
  • Live sound professionals
  • Event technology professionals
  • Theme park operators
  • Touring and staging professionals
  • Venue and studio representatives
  • Houses of worship representatives
  • Educators and instructors
  • Students
  • Buyers of music, sound and event technology products

Exhibit: Why Exhibit?

With 7,000+ top music, sound and event technology brands present, there are plenty of exciting and innovative products to explore.

  • Influence decision makers commanding billions in buying power
  • Benefit from direct feedback from target customers
  • Expand distribution to global buyers
  • Introduce products and innovations to a global base of re-sellers, distributors, end-users and influencers
  • Connect with an international media base
  • Excite millions through extensive social media reach
  • Generate content to power your own marketing messages
  • Train and educate your entire team on product and brand messages, and see them in action

NAMM’s Crossroads 2.0 Plan unites music, sound and event technology product communities under one roof.

Education:

Experience hundreds of professional education sessions you won’t find anywhere else. Explore topics on business development, marketing, best practices, industry secrets and so much more.

Education Represents the Following Topics:

•Music Retail
•Audio Production
•Music Business
•Event Technology
•Music Educators & Students
•Policy
•Non-Profit

EVENTS:

Enjoy a variety of entertainment including prestigious awards, performances and networking events throughout the show.

•Happy Hour for Behind the Scenes
•NAMM Night of Worship
•The NAMM Foundation Celebration for Music Education
•Parnelli Award
•She Rocks Awards
•Roomful of Pianos Day 1
•Roomful of Pianos Day 2
•Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand
•Grand Rally for Music Education
•Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards

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Courses

Avid Education: Pro Tools 101: Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) - January 14th & 15th, New York, NY, U.S.A.

The Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course introduces fundamental Pro Tools concepts and principles, covering everything an individual needs to know to complete a basic Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final mixdown.

OVERVIEW

The Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course introduces fundamental concepts and principles, covering everything an individual needs to know to complete a basic Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final mixdown.

Students also learn to build sessions that include multi-track recordings of live audio, MIDI sequences and virtual instruments. Hands-on exercises and projects introduce essential techniques for creating sessions, recording and importing audio and MIDI, editing session media, navigating sessions and arranging media on tracks, and using basic processing and mixing techniques to finalize a production. Included with the course material is a download of media files and Pro Tools sessions to accompany the exercises and projects in the text.

Together with the second course in the series, Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110), this course provides the foundation training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User: Pro Tools certification exam.

AUDIENCE

This course is designed for both new and experienced users seeking to build a solid foundational understanding of the software.

PREREQUISITES

  • No experience with Avid software is required
  • A working knowledge of Windows or Macintosh or operating systems
  • Basic audio recording and DAW knowledge, such as a familiarity with microphones, understanding of basic audio and MIDI recording techniques, knowledge of basic multi-track mixing concepts (such as setting levels and panning), and familiarity with digital audio equipment such as MIDI controllers and audio interfaces

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Create a Pro Tools session document or cloud-enabled project with appropriate parameter settings
  • Accomplish common audio production tasks
  • Employ navigation and editing skills in a multi-track document
  • Incorporate proper recording and mixing techniques for audio and MIDI files in the Pro Tools environment
  • Analyze and interpret session file structures
  • Recognize and navigate the user interface and tool set

LENGTH

Suggested length: 16 hours

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Courses

High End Systems - ETC: Hog Basic Console Training - January 23rd & 24th - Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

The High End Systems Training Center is the portal to information about our technical training classes along with online resources including videos and tutorials. This programming introduction course covers the powerful Hog control software, offering one of the industry’s top lighting and console training programs.

ABOUT ETC – HIGH END:

High End Systems Inc. began as a grassroots venture in Austin, TX between a musician, a DJ, and a photographer. Our mission has always been to provide quality lighting products with great service. We’ve gone on to become a global industry leader and innovative force by introducing a series of ground-breaking new technologies that helped define the industry.

We at High End Systems Inc. are proud to call ourselves an ETC company as of April, 2017. Our offices are located in Austin, TX as they have been for years. Combined with ETC we represent one of the most powerful entertainment lighting manufacturers around the globe. Now in our fourth decade of operation, we’re proud to be a pioneer in high power LED automated lighting, a pioneer in digital lighting fixtures, and producer of industry preferred lighting controllers for live event and concert touring applications.

At High End, we innovate and create the lighting products and control systems that illuminate some of the world’s biggest artists on the largest stages. Our portfolio also contains film and television studios, cruise ships, corporate events, theme parks, churches, restaurants and retail spaces.

We attribute our success to staying in touch with the needs of our customers and community. Product research and development is an ongoing collaboration between in-house engineers and lighting professionals in the field and this collaboration is largely to thank for our status as a major industry innovator and intellectual property holder.

As members of the entertainment community, we know reliability is paramount. We maintain rigorous manufacturing standards, while providing industry-leading customer support services.

ETC and High End together, known for innovation and creativity, promise to bring bigger and better things to you for many, many years to come.

ETC – HIGH END – TRAINING CENTERS & ONLINE VIDEOS:

The High End Systems Training Center is the portal to information about our technical training classes along with online resources including videos and tutorials. Please use the links below to navigate further.

High End Systems offers one of the industry’s top lighting and console training programs, developed to ensure you have the support and most up-to-date technical knowledge needed to be on top of your game in this competitive market.

Free, online videos developed by our Support and Training Department. Topics covered in our videos include Wholehog, DL.3 and DL.2.

HOG FAMILY TRAINING: BASIC

This programming introduction course covers the powerful Hog control software, which is used in the Hog 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4 and Hog 4 PC application. Course content is regularly updated as the software continues to add functionality.

This fast-paced course requires a good working knowledge of basic entertainment lighting terminology. Attendees will learn a hands-on approach, using the industry standard Big Hog hardware with Hog 4 operating software, connected to a visualiser.

  • This class is always evolving as the HOG Control Software continues to add functionality.
  • The course is fast-paced and requires that attendees have a good working knowledge of basic entertainment lighting terminology.
  • This programing introduction course covers the powerful HOG Control Software, which is used in the HOG 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4 and Hog 4PC.
  • Attendees will learn a hands-on approach, using the industry standard HOG 4 operating software, connected to a visualizer.
  • The class will cover console layout, patching, show file organization, programming, timing, palettes, cues, directories, pages, scenes, saving show files and much more.

Topics covered during the two-day course include:

  • Console layout
  • Patching
  • Show file organisation
  • Programming
  • Timing

Sessions are held at ETC’s premises in Austin, Texas:

High End Systems
2105 Gracy Farms Ln.
Austin, Texas 78758

Classes run from 10:00 to 17:00; lunch is provided.

Space is limited: only 8 seats are available for each session. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

The course is free to attend.

You must be at least 16 years of age to attend this session.

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Online

d&b audiotechnik - Online Video & Training Tutorials - Year Round

d&b tutorials are handy preparation for seminars and workshops, or to expand or refresh the grey cells after a training session; or if you want to know more on how to get the best out of combining d&b components in the system workflow. They fit the bill on all three counts. The videos have been divided into chapters, each focusing on a particular topic to enable information to be accessed quickly and easily, or for viewing in sequence for a complete step-by-step guide.

About d&b:

It was 1981 and a totally ordinary 18th April. But in Korb, a small village not far from Stuttgart in Germany, history was in the making. For it happened that two casual young men, Jürgen Daubert being one and Rolf Belz being the other, securely locked their garage (which had for some time been used for a completely different purpose than intended) and set out for the nearby town of Waiblingen. There they resolutely strode into the town office where they succeeded in registering their ‘trade’ which they aptly named d & b Audiotechnik. Curiously enough, it wasn’t long before the young brand, with its fondness for consistency, returned to lose the spaces between the d and the b and see the entire name set to lower case.

Nevertheless, what isn’t known about that auspicious April day, is whether these two fledgling entrepreneurs returned eagerly to their garage or digressed to empty the odd glass or two. No matter, they say history isn’t history without a little mystery.

Before the eighties were out d&b HQ had settled into an old spinning mill in the nearby town of Backnang. Today, it is home to more than five hundred co-workers whose determination, know how and good humour bring d&b quality to life. While the products are conceived, hand made and dispatched globally from here, partners in almost one hundred countries, ensure human shaped support is never far away.

Two beliefs, one simple mission

Since those early garage days the world has seen some of the greatest technological and social changes. But for d&b two ideas have stood the test of time, supporting and uniting a generation of audio enthusiasts, for whom sound is about more than volume: it is something shared, wanted, and experienced. Just like any art.

First, is the belief that everyone should experience the same impeccable quality of sound, regardless of their position in the audience. This fair minded preoccupation embedded in the company its mission: Democracy for listeners.

Second, is the idea that loudspeakers and electronics should be built systematically, that is, to work in total unity. As a result, d&b loudspeakers can only be driven by d&b amplifiers; it’s an exclusive, but technically beneficial union, maximizing efficiency, consistency and ease of use. A fully integrated way of working that sets d&b out from the crowd.

What began with the integration of amplifier and loudspeaker now manifests as a company fundamental, from the way business networks operate to the way new technologies fit into existing practices. This holistic vision, emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts has a name: the d&b System reality.

Transporting knowledge and experience

Beyond the technical components, System reality manifests as a service and support structure in orbit around every d&b solution. Delivered by expert, sometimes quirky professionals, this practical setup includes education and training (renowned for its aha moments), service, application assistance, technical information, custom solutions and financing, not to mention a knowledgeable sales and distribution network. All carefully and thoughtfully conceived; to continuously elevate the quality of sound systems, not just for listeners, but for users, owners and business. For better life, art, society and enterprise: today and tomorrow.

Video Tutorials:

d&b tutorials are handy preparation for seminars and workshops, or to expand or refresh the grey cells after a training session; or if you want to know more on how to get the best out of combining d&b components in the system workflow. They fit the bill on all three counts. The videos have been divided into chapters, each focusing on a particular topic to enable information to be accessed quickly and easily, or for viewing in sequence for a complete step-by-step guide.

Line arrays

Line Arrays

This section summarizes the general topics related to d&b line array applications.

•Teaser
•Inside the Box. A Digital Table Talk.
•Acoustical Targets. A Digital Table Talk.
•Full Package.
•More Art. Less Noise.

Simulation with ArrayCalc

ArrayCalc is the powerful software tool to start each d&b system workflow.

•Introduction & Overview
•Venue Editor
•Sources View: Line Arrays
•Sources View: Point Sources
•Sources View: Sub Array
•Array Processing Simulations
•Time Alignment
•3D Plot
•Rigging Plot
•Amplifiers: Remote
•Snapshots & Parts Lists

ArrayProcessing

What does ArrayProcessing, how does it work and how can ArrayProcessing be used on a d&b system? This will be explained in various chapters.

•What is ArrayProcessing?
•Planning in ArrayCalc
•Configuring the System Amplifiers in R1

Rigging

Rigging

Basic rigging procedures for various systems. A quick refresh how to setup or dismantle a d&b system.

•Rigging Tutorial. GSL8, GSL12 Compression Mode
•Rigging Tutorial. GSL8, GSL12 Compression Mode – Chain Motor
•Rigging Tutorial. GSL8, GSL12 Tension Mode
•De-Rigging Tutorial. GSL8, GSL12 Compression Mode
•De-Rigging Tutorial. GSL8, GSL12 Tension Mode
•Rigging Tutorial. SL-SUB
•De-Rigging Tutorial. SL-SUB
•Rigging Tutorial. SL Rigging Accessories
•Rigging V8, V12, or Y8, Y12
•De-Rigging V8, V12, or Y8, Y12
•Rigging V-SUB and V8, V12 or Y-SUB Y8, Y12
•De-Rigging V-SUB and V8, V12 or Y-SUB Y8, Y12
•Rigging V-SUB or Y-SUB
•De-Rigging V-SUB or Y-SUB

Rigging with ArrayCalc

•Rigging Plot
•ArrayCalc Viewer App

Integration

Special functionalities of d&b systems for the handshake with external controls and system controls or simply a feature overview of the integration functionalities of d&b systems.

D80 & D20 Tutorial 1

•Device Setup: Overview & Navigation
•Device Setup: Input Modes
•Device Setup: Output Modes
•Device Setup: Remote View
•Channel Setup

10D & 30D Tutorial

•Overview
•Initial Device Setup
•GPIO
•Input Management

Remote networks

How to control a d&b system via the integrated remote control protocol and the R1 Remote control software.

R1 Tutorial

•Software Overview and Navigation
•Device View
•Group View
•Remote Views
•Connect to a Remote Network

Configuring the system amplifiers in R1

•Amplifiers: Remote

d&b System amplifiers

This section shows the manual setup and control of a d&b system amplifier.

D80 & D20 Tutorial 1

•Device Setup: Overview & Navigation
•Device Setup: Input Modes
•Device Setup: Output Modes
•Device Setup: Remote View
•Channel Setup

10D & 30D Tutorial

•Overview
•Initial Device Setup
•GPIO
•Input Management

Simulation

A step by step introduction to the feature set of the ArrayCalc simulation software.

Simulation with ArrayCalc

ArrayCalc is the powerful software tool to start each d&b system workflow.

•Introduction & Overview
•Venue Editor
•Sources View: Line Arrays
•Sources View: Point Sources
•Sources View: Sub Array
•Array Processing Simulations
•Time Alignment
•3D Plot
•Rigging Plot
•Amplifiers: Remote
•Snapshots & Parts Lists

ArrayCalc Viewer app

Once the system has been designed, calculated and optimized in the ArrayCalc simulation software, the .dbac2 or .dbev files can be shared via email, AirDrop, Dropbox or downloaded onto any iOS or Android device.

•ArrayCalc Viewer App
•What is NoizCalc?
•Software Workflow

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Technical Standards Program: Standards for Entertainment Technology - Online Training

The Technical Standards Program (TSP) was established in 1994 by ESTA in response to the increasing number of members who were encountering situations where the lack of standards, or the imposition of standards developed outside the entertainment industry, were making it increasingly difficult to conduct business safely, efficiently, and profitably.

WELCOME TO THE TECHNICAL STANDARDS PROGRAM

The ESTA Technical Standards Program is the only ANSI-accredited standards program dedicated to the needs of the entertainment technology industry. The standards created under the TSP are used directly or indirectly every day by almost every manufacturer, dealer, installer, production company and end user. These standards prevent accidents, protect lives and property, save time and money, solve problems, inform the industry, and enhance creativity.

The TSP is comprised of over 350 volunteer experts who devote time and knowledge to drafting American National Standards for the benefit of the whole entertainment technology industry.

ProSight Specialty Insurance has partnered with ESTA to ensure that you have access to the latest technical standards free of charge. ESTA and ProSight are committed to ensuring the safety of crews, performers and audiences.

ProSight’s insurance experts have over 300 years combined experience and understand the specific problems that entertainment businesses deal with every day.

The Technical Standards Program has a collection of standards available to you online to use as a resource.

Price: Free of Charge

There are 3 recognized organizations who influence the standards Entertainment Technology:

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA)
  • Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA)

ESTA and PLASA voted to a merger in 2010 providing a platform for all Entertainment Technology standards in the UK and North America to work together on setting standards. PLASA also work closely with the BSI in the UK and CENELEC in Europe.

Whether you are looking for standards in performer flying, counterweight rigging systems, use of truss, powered hoist systems, fog and smoke, electrical power, fall protection, the Technical Standards Program website provides them here.

Control Protocols:

  • ANSI E1.37-1, Additional Message Sets for ANSI E1.20 (RDM) – Part 1, Dimmer Message Sets
  • ANSI E1.31, Lightweight streaming protocol for transport of DMX512 using ACN
  • ANSI E1.30-10, EPI 32, Identification of Draft Device Description Language Modules
  • ANSI E1.30-7, EPI 29, Revised Rules for Allocation of Internet Protocol Version 4 Addresses to ACN Hosts
  • ANSI E1.30-4, EPI 26. Device Description Language (DDL) Extensions for DMX512 and E1.31 Devices
  • ANSI E1.30-3, EPI 25, Time Reference in ACN Systems Using SNTP and NTP
  • ANSI E1.30-1, EPI 23, Device Identification Subdevice
  • ANSI E1.27-2, Standard for Permanently Installed Control Cables for Use with ANSI E1.11 (DMX512-A) and USITT DMX512/1990 Products
  • ANSI E1.27-1, Standard for Portable Control Cables for Use with USITT DMX512/1990 and E1.11 (DMX512-A) Products
  • ANSI E1.20, Remote Device Management over USITT DMX512
  • ANSI E1.17, Architecture for Control Networks
  • ANSI E1.11, USITT DMX512-A, Asynchronous Serial Digital Data Transmission Standard for Controlling Lighting Equipment and Accessories
  • ANSI E1.3, Lighting Control Systems – 0 to 10V Analog Control Specification
  • Application Guide for ANSI E1.3 – 2001, Lighting Control Systems 0 to 10V Analog Control Specification
  • Recommended Practice for Ethernet Cabling Systems in Entertainment Lighting Applications
  • Supplement to the Recommended Practice for Ethernet Cabling in Entertainment Lighting Applications

Electrical Power:

  • ANSI E1.32, Guide for the Inspection of Entertainment Industry Incandescent Lamp Luminaires
  • ANSI E1.24, Dimensional Requirements for Stage Pin Connectors
  • ANSI E1.19, Recommended Practice for the Use of Class A Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) Intended for Personnel Protection in the Entertainment Industry
  • ANSI E1.16, Configuration Standard for Metal-Halide Ballast Power Cables

Floors:

  • ANSI E1.34, Measuring and Specifying the Slipperiness of Floors Used in Live Performance Venues
  • ANSI E1.26, Recommended Testing Methods and Values for Shock Absorption of Floors Used in Live Performance Venues

Fog & Smoke:

  • ANSI E1.40, Recommendations For the Planning of Theatrical Dust Effects
  • ANSI E1.29, Product Safety Standard for Theatrical Fog Generators that Create Aerosols of Water, Aqueous Solutions of Glycol or Glycerin, or Aerosols of Highly Refined Alkane Mineral Oil
  • ANSI E1.23, Design and Execution of Theatrical Fog Effects
  • ANSI E1.14, Recommendations for Inclusions in Fog Equipment Manuals
  • ANSI E1.5, Theatrical Fog Made with Aqueous Solutions of Di- and Tri-Hydric Alcohols
  • Introduction to Modern Atmospheric Effects, 4th Edition

Followspot Position:

  • ANSI E1.28, Guidance on planning followspot positions in places of public assembly

Photometrics:

  • ANSI E1.48 – 2014, A Recommended Luminous Efficiency Function for Stage and Studio Luminaire Photometry
  • ANSI E1.41 – 2012, Recommendations for Measuring and Reporting Photometric Performance Data for Entertainment Luminaires Utilizing Solid State Light Sources
  • ANSI E1.36, Model Procedure for Permitting the Use of Tungsten-Halogen Incandescent Lamps and Stage and Studio Luminaires in Vendor Exhibit Booths in Convention and Trade Show Exhibition Halls
  • ANSI E1.35, Standard for Lens Quality Measurements for Pattern Projecting Luminaires Intended for Entertainment Use
  • ANSI E1.25, Recommended Basic Conditions for Measuring the Photometric Output of Stage and Studio Luminaires by Measuring Illumination Levels Produced on a Planar Surface
  • ANSI E1.9, Reporting Photometric Performance Data for Luminaires Used in Entertainment Lighting

Rigging:

  • ANSI E1.44, Common Show File Exchange Format For Entertainment Industry Automation Control Systems – Stage Machinery
  • ANSI E1.22, Fire Safety Curtain Systems
  • ANSI E1.21, Temporary Ground-Supported Overhead Structures Used To Cover Stage Areas and Support Equipment in the Production of Outdoor Entertainment Events
  • ANSI E1.15, Recommended Practices and Guidelines for the Assembly and Use of Theatrical Boom & Base Assemblies
  • ANSI E1.8, Loudspeaker Enclosures Intended for Overhead Suspension–Classification, Manufacture and Structural Testing
  • ANSI E1.6-4, Portable Control of Fixed-Speed Electric Chain Hoists in the Entertainment Industry
  • ANSI E1.6-3, Selection and Use of Chain Hoists in the Entertainment Industry
  • ANSI E1.6-2, Entertainment Technology — Design, Inspection, and Maintenance of Electric Chain Hoists for the Entertainment Industry
  • ANSI E1.6-1, Entertainment Technology – Powered Hoist Systems
  • ANSI E1.4, Manual Counterweight Rigging Systems
  • ANSI E1.2, Design, Manufacture and Use of Aluminum Trusses and Towers
  • ANSI E1.1, Construction and Use of Wire Rope Ladders

Stage Machinery:

  • ANSI E1.42 – 2016, Entertainment Technology – Installed Stage Lift Safety Standard Stage lifts, such as orchestra pit or theatre forestage lifts, are not the subject of any current national standard. As result, safety requirements and inspections of them are inconsistent. The BSR E1.42 project is to develop a standard for stage lifts that can be referenced by the IBC and NFPA. The scope is limited to safety and to lifts that are installed as a part of the building and that are not purpose-built for a single theatrical production.

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Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) - Courses & Certifications - Year-Round

The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is an industry-wide program that has brought together an unprecedented group of industry organizations, businesses and individuals to create a program of rigorous assessments for professional technicians. ETCP focuses on disciplines that directly affect the health and safety of crews, performers, and audiences.

The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is an industry-wide program that has brought together an unprecedented group of industry organizations, businesses and individuals to create a program of rigorous assessments for professional technicians. ETCP focuses on disciplines that directly affect the health and safety of crews, performers, and audiences. You may become certified through ETCP in the following areas: Rigger – ArenaRigger – TheatreEntertainment Electrician and Portable Power Distribution Technician.

ESTA runs ETCP, and the following organizations maintain seats on the ETCP Council: Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT), InfoComm International, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), The League of American Theatres and Producers, Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), and United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).

The ETCP Certification Council membership also includes the following entertainment business leaders: Cirque du Soleil, Disney Theatrical Productions, Live Nation, NBC Universal, PRG, and PSAV.

Personnel certification is the voluntary process by which a nongovernmental organization grants recognition to an individual who has demonstrated mastery in a discipline. ETCP is responsible for:

  • Creating exams based on identified bodies of knowledge
  • Conducting said exams
  • Awarding certifications
  • Managing certification renewal

ETCP is a program of ESTA. The following organizations maintain seats on the ETCP Council:

  • Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)
  • Canadian Institute for Theatre Technologe (CITT)
  • InfoComm International
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
  • International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)
  • The League of American Theatres and Producers
  • Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)

ETCP Certification Council membership also includes the following entertainment business leaders:

  • Cirque du Soleil
  • Disney Theatrical Productions
  • Live Nation
  • NBC Universal
  • PRG
  • PSAV
  • Walt Disney Park and Resorts

Become an ETCP Certified Technician and join the ranks of the elite.

ETCP offer the following courses and certification in the following areas:

  1. Entertainment Electrician
  2. Portable Power Distribution Technician
  3. Rigger – Arena
  4. Rigger – Theatre

Get Certified: Entertainment Electrician

All experienced electricians are invited to take ETCP’s entertainment electrician certification exam. The intent of the electrical examination is to evaluate and validate the competency of the upper third of electricians working in the entertainment industry. These positions typically involve liability issues, the health and safety of workers and audiences, and compliance with the electrical and other laws of the local area, including laws requiring performance by Qualified Personnel. Those who pass this rigorous test will become ETCP Certified Entertainment Electricians and will be recognized as the industry’s best.

This examination covers many areas of the entertainment industry including, but not limited to: theatres, film/ TV studios and on location, arenas/stadiums/sporting events, carnivals/fairs/festivals, circuses, cruise ships, industrial/corporate events, religious events/houses of worship, theme parks, touring concerts/theatre, and other places of public assembly throughout the United States and Canada.

Get Certified: Portable Power Distribution Technician

All experienced power distribution technicians 21 years of age and above are invited to take ETCP’s PPDT exam. The intent of this examination is to evaluate and validate the knowledge and skill base of the upper two-thirds of Portable Power Distribution Technicians working in the entertainment industry. These positions typically involve the health and safety of technicians, performers and audiences, and require compliance with OSHA and other laws. Those who pass this rigorous test will become ETCP Certified Portable Power Distribution Technicians.

This certification meets a need within the entertainment industry to define the required knowledge and skillsets surrounding the assembly, use, and disassembly of portable power systems. This certification will provide documentation of knowledge and assist the employer in determining a worker’s status as a qualified portable power technician.

The ETCP PPDT Certification is focused on a large population of industry workers in the roles of lighting technicians, stagehands, portable power set/strike technicians, as well as facility maintenance personnel for a wide variety of venues. This certification targets the top two-thirds of people working with this technology at various types of facilities in the corporate, trade show, outdoor event, theatrical, and motion picture/television segments of the entertainment industry.

Get Certified: Rigger – Arena / Theater

All experienced riggers 21 years of age and above are invited to take ETCP’s rigging certification exams. The intent of the rigging examinations is to evaluate and validate the knowledge and skill base of the upper third of riggers working in the entertainment industry. These positions typically involve the health and safety of technicians, performers and audiences, and require compliance with OSHA and other laws. Those who pass this rigorous test will become ETCP Certified Riggers and will be recognized by other professionals as the industry’s best.

There are two ETCP rigging credentials, each with its own exam:

  • ETCP Certified Rigger – Arena
  • ETCP Certified Rigger – Theatre

An applicant may seek certification in either or both of these divisions. Each division has its own separate examination covering the specific knowledge, skills and abilities needed.

The Arena certification encompasses rigging that employs chain hoists and truss systems to temporarily suspend objects from overhead structures in any environment. ETCP recognizes that these methods and hardware are used throughout the entertainment industry in arenas, convention and trade show spaces and in theatrical venues. However the principles, practices, and components are consistent and similar in all applications and are different from those used in traditional theatrical spaces.

The Theatre certification encompasses rigging that employs the use of counterweighted systems, mechanical systems and hydraulic systems, usually, but not always, permanently installed in facilities for the use of theatre technicians in the execution of their rigging responsibilities.

You do not have to live in the USA to get access to these courses. ETCP provide ways for people around the world to gain this accreditation online and by providing exam centers in various locations, but you do have to pass the eligibility requirements and provide the relevant documentation to prove your readiness to undergo the course.

ETCP Mission Statement

We endeavor to develop a Personnel Certification Program to the highest standards that recognizes individuals who have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in specific entertainment technology disciplines. By providing a thorough, independent assessment of aptitude, ETCP strives to enhance safety, improve performance, stimulate training, reduce workplace risk, and give due recognition to the professional skills of entertainment technicians.

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Hootsuite Academy - Online Courses & Training - Social Media Strategy from A to Z - Year Round

Develop the social marketing skills to grow followers, engagement, and business results. You’ll also learn to engage and grow your social media presence–setting your company up for success. This course will turn your attention to the elements of your business you must consider when developing a social media strategy, the goals you want your social efforts to achieve and the various ways you can use social media to support your business objectives.

Over the last few years, social media has revolutionized communication for people and businesses alike. As your business adapts to this development, it can be difficult to know exactly how to best devote your resources and energy. A well thought out, and well-documented social media strategy is a foundational piece of your business’ social media success. This course will turn your attention to the elements of your business you must consider when developing a social media strategy, the goals you want your social efforts to achieve and the various ways you can use social media to support your business objectives.

Social Media Strategy from A to Z Course Online with Hootsuite Academy

Price: FREE

Course curriculum

Estimated time to complete: 0.5 hours

1. Introduction

  • 1.1 Course Overview
  • 1.2 Course Materials

2. Before You Start: What is a Social Media Strategy?

  • 2.1 Before You Start: What is a Social Media Strategy?
  • 2.2 The Value of a Social Media Strategy
  • 2.3 Overview of Social Media Strategy Components and General Best Practices
  • 2.4 Conducting a Social Media Audit
  • 2.5 Quiz

3. Setting Strategic Goals

  • 3.1 Setting Strategic Goals
  • 3.2 Setting Objectives, KPIs and Key Supporting Messages
  • 3.3 Specifying Brand Persona and Voice
  • 3.4 Quiz
  • 3.5 Community Discussion

4. Choosing the Right Social Media Strategy

  • 4.1 Choosing the Right Social Media Strategy
  • 4.2 Strategies and Tools to Consider
  • 4.3 Factoring in Timing and Key Dates
  • 4.4 Putting Together a Content Game Plan
  • 4.5 Quiz

5. Administrative Considerations

  • 5.1 Administrative Considerations
  • 5.2 How to Set Up the Roles and Responsibilities on Your Team
  • 5.3 Creating Social Media Guidelines and Policy for Your Company
  • 5.4 Creating a Critical Response Plan
  • 5.5 Quiz

6. Evaluating Your Success

  • 6.1 Evaluating Your Success
  • 6.2 Applying Quantitative and Qualitative Measurement to Your Social Media Strategies
  • 6.3 Using Data to Adjust Course
  • 6.4 Quiz
  • 6.5 Recommended Next Steps

7. How Hootsuite Helps with Social Media Strategy [OPTIONAL]

  • 7.1 How Hootsuite Helps with Social Media Strategy
  • 7.2 Introduction to Hootsuite Organizations and Permissions
  • 7.3 An Introduction to Hootsuite Analytics
  • 7.4 How to Use Boards in Hootsuite Analytics

To take this course, you will be asked to create an account with Hootsuite, but trust TheatreArtLife, it is worth it!

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Entertainment Assist: Suffering From Depression? You are not alone!

Entertainment Assist is an Australian based charity whose mission is for mental health in the Australian entertainment industry to be actively and openly addressed and to promote and facilitate enhancement of mental health and wellbeing in the Australian entertainment industry.

Are you suffering from depression? You are not alone.

GOOD MENTAL HEALTH MEANS BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN LIFE, BEING CONFIDENT AND HAVING SELF-ESTEEM.

With good mental health we can enjoy being around other people and our environment, fully explore our skills and creativity. Good mental health supports resilience and relationships.

While the arts and entertainment sector brings an enormous amount of joy to Australians, recent research has identified that performers, technicians and other support workers experience an unusually high incidence of depression, anxiety and other aspects of mental distress that are also leading to high rates of suicide.

RESPECT, COMPASSION & COLLABORATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING IN THE AUSTRALIAN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Entertainment Assist is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health in the Australian entertainment industry by commissioning research, advocating for workplace and educational transformation and identifying support pathways for those in distress.

Vision:

For mental health in the Australian entertainment industry to be actively and openly addressed.

Mission:

To promote and facilitate enhancement of mental health and wellbeing in the Australian entertainment industry.

Values:

Respect. Compassion. Collaboration.

About Entertainmnet Assist:

Entertainment Assist is a national health promotion charity that raises awareness about mental health and wellbeing in the Australian entertainment industry and advocates for generational change where:

  • Industry workers are educated to be aware of their own mental wellbeing,
  • Industry workers are educated to support their peers around mental health; and
  • Industry employers actively support the mental health and wellbeing of employees.

Governed by a Board of Directors, Entertainment Assist is committed to reducing the shockingly high rates of anxiety, depression, suicide, isolation and other matters associated with working in the Australian entertainment industry.

Entertainment Assist is for everyone working in the Australian performing arts and entertainment industry including performers, support workers, crew and technicians.

By encouraging open conversations in workplaces from concert halls to rehearsal studios and construction workshops, Entertainment Assist supports a resilient industry culture through peer-to-peer, advocacy, education and research.

Entertainment Assist’s advocacy is based on its research, education and training initiatives, identification of appropriate resources and promotion of appropriate mental health practices in performing arts and entertainment industry workplaces.  We aim to communicate these resources as widely as possible by working collaboratively with entertainment industry colleagues including our peers, industry associations, membership organisations, individual employers and expert bodies.

Australians – Check out their site for more information especially if you or a colleague need support.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/entertainmentassist

Twitter: @entertainassist

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Mentorly: Dance Mentorships - Available Online - All Year Round

Getting your first big contract is no small feat and the questions rarely end there. If you need guidance on how to go about auditioning, writing a resumé, freelancing, castings, and maintaining a well-balanced life on the road, we have many of the industry’s best touring dancers to help and inspire you!

Getting your first big contract is no small feat and the questions rarely end there. If you need guidance on how to go about auditioning, writing a resumé, freelancing, castings, and maintaining a well-balanced life on the road, we have many of the industry’s best touring dancers to help and inspire you! Kremlin Principal Dancer, Joy Womack, Afra Hines and Ariana DeBose of “Hamilton” and “A Bronx Tale”, Stephanie Amurao from Batsheva, Bern Ballet, and LA Dance Project, Actress and Dancer, Kathryn McCormick and Jenny Heinz of “Wicked”, are just a few of our outstanding mentors who can’t wait to show you the ropes!

Mentorly is the first online arts mentorship platform providing accessible and engaging opportunities to connect with emerging and professional artists from around the world.

About Mentorly:

Mentorly is the very loved brainchild of professional Dancer, Ashley Werhun and Filmmaker, Katherine Macnaughton. As working artists, both experienced a significant gap in mentorship within the arts. After speaking to hundreds of artists and assessing their all-too-common pain points, the gap led to an urgent call to action: to provide artists with direct access to mentors who are eager to help them grow and steer their careers forward.

“Our mission is to empower artists by fostering learning through creative exchanges and to giving back to the community through our InKind Fund.”

Every joining member helps to build a stronger community of artists that welcomes all levels, backgrounds, and creative disciplines. Welcome to the family!

Want to help us build the arts community and the next generation of great artists? We want to partner with you!

Learn More by Clicking Here!

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Artminds: Mental Health - Support, Training & Information - Online - U.K

ArtsMinds is a collaborative initiative from BAPAM (British Association of Performing Arts Medicine), Equity, Spotlight and The Stage to bring together into one place a raft of resources for performers and creative practitioners facing mental health issues. Our starting point was to try to uncover the scale of mental health issues within our industry by putting out a survey to our members and networks to which more than 5000 people responded. This site reflects their concerns.

What’s Worrying You?

Your mental health is really important. If you have any worries about it then don’t be afraid to talk, ask or seek help. The ArtsMinds information hub is here to help you find sources of support.

One in four people will experience mental health problems each year and it’s important we can access the right support when we need it. It’s also important to remember that the majority of people will recover from or learn to manage their mental health issue.

About ArtMinds: Set up to support people in the creative industries

ArtsMinds is a collaborative initiative from BAPAM (British Association of Performing Arts Medicine), Equity, Spotlight and The Stage to bring together into one place a raft of resources for performers and creative practitioners facing mental health issues. Our starting point was to try to uncover the scale of mental health issues within our industry by putting out a survey to our members and networks to which more than 5000 people responded. This site reflects their concerns.

BAPAM

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) is a healthcare charity giving medical advice to people working and studying in the performing arts. BAPAM helps you overcome (and preferably avoid) work-related health problems, and we are dedicated to sharing knowledge about healthy practice.

Equity

The UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners. A campaigning, caring and organising union we are proud of our strong record of making things better for professional artists. Members are at the heart of all Equity activities and they drive forward the work of the union.

The Stage

The Stage provides news and services for the entertainment and performing arts industry. Established in 1880, The Stage is a must-read for anyone working in the theatre industry in the UK and beyond, offering news, reviews, interviews, advice and more. Each month 500,000 people read The Stage across the website and its weekly newspaper and use the job site.

Spotlight

Spotlight is the UK’s leading casting platform, connecting professional performers with the most influential casting directors across the UK and in Europe. We are passionate about helping each performer on Spotlight establish and maintain a successful career, and alongside having access to the best roles in television, film and theatre, we provide our members with regular career development opportunities and tailored, supportive advice.

Support in the following areas:

•Health

•Career

•Relationships

•Finances

•Help for others

We know that life can be the hardest act of all.

ArtsMinds is here to support performers and creative practitioners in need. Hotlines and Immediate Support Available for those in the UK.

If you or someone you need help or assistance or want more information on ArtMinds: Click Here!

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IUGTE - Physicality in Acting - January 11th - January 13th, 2019 - Berlin, Germany

​The workshop is open to actors and dancers interested to expand and diversify their professional vocabulary, instructors who work with actors, practitioners from sport and holistic mind-body practices interested to improve their understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of movement in contemporary performance.

ABOUT IUGTE:

International University for Global Theatre Experience (IUGTE)

IUGTE is the non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 2000 by the group of experts in the field of social science, culture and art.

The organization was established with the purpose of exploring the bridge between world theatre traditions and contemporary performing arts, developing international programs, promoting multicultural dialogue, supporting the freedom of creative expression and tolerance through the acquaintance with the diversity of world traditions.

Program: Physicality in Acting

The international program aims at performance and movement practitioners from all over the world interested in acting, movement and physical theater.

This workshop is specifically designed to prepare participants for professional practice in a short time, both within the educational context and within the professional development of performer. This workshop offers special introduction session to the field of movement for actors and production practice for movement directors. 

The workshop is open to actors and dancers interested to expand and diversify their professional vocabulary, instructors who work with actors, practitioners from sport and holistic mind-body practices interested to improve their understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of movement in contemporary performance.

Practical sessions are designed to enhance the understanding of performance making and rehearsal processes, and skills in pedagogy.

This workshop is a simple way that can help you formulate your personal unique approach to work with actors and dancers, through the intensive practical training based on the Ostrenko Brothers Method of performer’s physical training and rehearsal.

The working language is English.

OSTRENKO BROTHERS METHOD

The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is internationally renowned, from Russia to the USA, from Iceland to South Africa, from Canada to Australia, from Singapore to Italy and beyond.

The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is a systematic approach to performance, which generates innovative productions utilising concepts, ideas, and existing play-texts. It introduces some of the effective techniques and approaches towards contemporary performance practice in the context of the short rehearsal time and multicultural aspect of the creative team.

Ostrenko Brothers method offers the tools and support necessary for students to reach their full potential.

​The programs aim to explore performer’s physicality, step beyond the limits of text-based acting through the introduction of V. Meyerhold’s “Biomechanics”, K. Stanislavski’s “Physical Action”, M. Chekhov’s “Psychological Gesture” and elements from modern techniques.

SERGEI OSTRENKO

Sergei Ostrenko has over 30 years of professional experience as a Director, Choreographer and Performance Teacher.

Sergei has directed over 40 theatre productions, producing International projects for both the professional stage and for education in numerous countries, including Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

GENNADIY OSTRENKO

Gennady Ostrenko, initially a Stage Designer, has significant experience of working in the professional theatre. His stagecraft skills have enabled Gennady to diversify his artistic activities and he now devotes himself a lot to physical theatre and movement expressiveness.

​He has extensive experience as an educator of theatre biomechanics, movement directing, and stage combat, and frequently collaborates with his brother, Sergei, as a Stage Designer and Movement Director.

Who can apply?
Performers of different genres and techniques, dancers, choreographers, directors, actors, movers, performing arts teachers and instructors from different countries.

REGISTRATION:

To apply for participation, please fill in the online Application Form.

Participation fee: 300 EUR (early bird reduced fee).

After December 31, 2018:  350 EUR

SCHEDULE

January 11th:

18:00-21:00 – First group meeting and Practical Training.

January 12th-13th:

10:00-13:00 – Practical Training

13:00-14:30 – Lunch Break

14:30-18:00 – Practical Training

18:00-18:30 – Break

18:30-20:30 – Creative Diary: lectures, forum and creation.

​**The organizer receives the right to make changes in the schedule.

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USITT - Online Education & Training Courses - Regular Course - Online

Welcome to INNOVA, the new online on demand learning platform brought to you by ESTA and USITT. Whether you are seeking continuing education credits or simply wish to increase your knowledge, INNOVA’s programming allows you to view courses from anywhere at anytime.

INNOVA is the new online on demand learning platform brought to you by ESTA and USITT.  Whether you are seeking continuing education credits or simply wish to increase your knowledge, INNOVA’s programming allows you to view courses from anywhere at anytime.

CATALOG

  • Catalog includes programs presented live at an earlier date and courses that have been prepared specifically for INNOVA.
  • Courses cover a wide range of disciplines from basic level to advanced.
  • New courses added each quarter so please check back on a regular basis.
  • You can purchase courses individually or in bundles at a reduced rate.
  • Click here to view catalog

Browse the course catalog to see which courses interest you. A description of the course, course length, presenter bios, and continuing education credit eligibility are available for each course.

*Electrics

*Rigging

*Scenery

*Welding

*Safety

INNOVA also offers free “quick fire” sessions as a service to the industry. These are short presentations on a range of subjects from writing resumes and interviewing techniques to introductions to each of the American National Standards developed under ESTA’s Technical Standards Program.

Quick Fire Sessions on ESTA’s American National Standards

ESTA’s Technical Standards Manager, Karl Ruling, and Assistant Manager, Erin Grabe, explain why the standard exists and what problem it was intended to solve. They walk you through how the standard is structured, some of the key issues the working group faced in drafting the standard and how they went about achieving consensus, and highlight some of the most important concepts in the document. After listening to one of these sessions, you’ll be able to dive right into the standard.

Recommended Practice for the Use of Class A Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters

Architecture for Control Networks (ACN)

Configuration Standard for Metal Halide Ballast Power Cables

Recommended Practices and Guidelines for the Assembly and Use of Theatrical Boom & Base Assemblies

Recommendations for Inclusions in Fog Equipment Manuals

DMX512-A – Asynchronous Serial Digital Data Transmission Standard for Controlling Lighting Equipment and Accessories

Reporting Photometric Performance Data for Luminaires Used in Entertainment Lighting

Loudspeaker Enclosures Intended for Overhead Suspension–Classification, Manufacture and Structural Testing

Suite Standards for Powered Hoist Systems in the Entertainment Industry

Theatrical Fog Made With Aqueous Solutions Of Di- And Trihydric Alcohols

Manual Counterweight Rigging Systems

Lighting Control Systems – 0 to 10 V Analog Control Specification

Design, Manufacture and Use of Aluminum Trusses and Towers

Construction and Use of Wire Rope Ladders

We’ll eventually be covering all of ESTA’s ANSI Standards in these sessions, so please check back for more.

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TAIT - Automation - IQ & Navigator Training - Courses & Online Training - Year Round

TAIT University develops highly skilled and knowledgeable operators by providing proper training and familiarization with the tools available in the Navigator system. As TAIT Navigator develops so does the demand for Navigator operators.

About TAIT:

TAIT is the World Market Leader in designing, constructing and delivering the finest live event solutions in the world.

Whether it’s creating awe-inspiring spectaculars, complex touring stages, theatre engineering solutions, brand activations or cruise ship installations, TAIT delivers world-class solutions for live experiences. With its proprietary entertainment automation platform, custom-made products, and creative engineering, TAIT’s cutting-edge offerings continue to advance industry standards and exceed client expectations. As a global network of over 600 employees in 12 office locations, TAIT has worked on projects in over 30 countries, all 7 continents and even outer space.

TAIT’s diverse group of clients include Taylor Swift, Cirque Du Soleil, The Metropolitan Opera House, NASA, National Geographic, Beyoncé and The Olympics.

Markets:

•Concert Touring
•Permanent Installations
•Kinetic Architecture
•Experimental + Brand Activation
•Theatre
•Spectacular
•Film
•Television

Capabilities:

•Automated Rigging
•LED Integration
•Scenic
•Show Control
•Staging
•Performer Flying

TAIT UNIVERSITY

As TAIT Navigator develops so does the demand for Navigator operators. The goal of TAIT Navigator University is to develop highly skilled and knowledgeable operators by providing them with the proper training toolkit. To register for Navigator Training, you must email asktait@taittowers.com.

  • Classroom Training
  • On-Site Training
  • Basic, Intermediate and Advanced courses
  • Certification

ABOUT TAIT NAVIGATOR

TAIT Navigator is a powerful entertainment automation platform that delivers dynamic live event experiences.

The platform’s product line of hardware and software supports full entertainment automation including machinery, lighting, audio, pyro, SFX, fountains, and more!

MAXIMIZES CREATIVITY

  • Products made for entertainment
  • Platform is flexible to adapt to the evolution of a project
  • Scalable system that can seamlessly scale 1 axis to 100s of axes

EXCELLENT OPERATOR USER EXPERIENCE

  • Optimize all phases of entertainment event production
  • Enables bigger, faster, better, smoother, safer operations
  • Interconnectivity of all live event features

EXECUTES EXCELLENCE

  • Safe, Reliable and Flexible
  • Real Time operation
  • Event staff can focus on the show without interruption from automation cues

Tait Towers do offer training on the Navigator system and here are the courses they offer:

NAV 101 – Introduction to Automation (4 Day Class)

NAV 103 – Basic TAIT Navigator (4 Day Class)

NAV 201 – Advanced Cue Programming and Rules (4 Day Class)

NAV 208 – IO, Axis IO and Tuning Basics (4 Day Class)

NAV 301 – Objects and Lace Attachments (4 Day Class)

ONLINE TRAINING FOR IQ

Master the future of entertainment automation anytime, anywhere through the power of iQ’s interactive learning community.

  • Online Access
  • Interactive Learning Portal
  • Custom-user Dashboards
  • Simulated Video Tutorials

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IUGTE - Physicality on Stage - February 1st - February 3rd, 2019 - Riga, Latvia

The program is designed primarily for movers, dancers, actors of physical theatre, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors who wish to bring the life presence into their performance.

ABOUT US: IUGTE

International University for Global Theatre Experience (IUGTE)

IUGTE is the non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 2000 by the group of experts in the field of social science, culture and art.

The organization was established with the purpose of exploring the bridge between world theatre traditions and contemporary performing arts, developing international programs, promoting multicultural dialogue, supporting the freedom of creative expression and tolerance through the acquaintance with the diversity of world traditions.

Who can apply?

The international program is open for performance and movement practitioners from all over the world interested in acting, theatre biomechanics, movement and physical theater.

Program: Physicality on Stage

The program is designed primarily for movers, dancers, actors of physical theatre, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors who wish to bring the life presence into their performance. You may be an actor or dancer who wants to diversify your skills and knowledge, you may work with actors (a dance or movement teacher, or a theatre director with a movement history), or be a practitioner from an allied field of sport/holistic practice, wanting to enhance your understanding of practical/theoretical interfaces regarding movement in contemporary performance.

You will have the opportunity for the development of your understanding of the actors movement and application of this knowledge to work with actors and to performance making. You will be able to gain a valuable knowledge on how to tell story through the actors’ bodies.

The workshop is designed as the introductory session to performers physical training, movement for actors sessions and composition of the movement on stage, relying on some elements of Russian theatre tradition of theatre biomechanics and the newest experiments in performing arts, such as animal flow.

The workshop is a great opportunity to approach a unique methodological and practical material that will enrich your professional skills and will offer you the possibility to share an intense creative experience at a global level!

The working language is Russian and English.

OSTRENKO BROTHERS METHOD

The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is internationally renowned, from Russia to the USA, from Iceland to South Africa, from Canada to Australia, from Singapore to Italy and beyond.

The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is a systematic approach to performance, which generates innovative productions utilising concepts, ideas, and existing play-texts. It introduces some of the effective techniques and approaches towards contemporary performance practice in the context of the short rehearsal time and multicultural aspect of the creative team.

Ostrenko Brothers method offers the tools and support necessary for students to reach their full potential.

The programs aim to explore performer’s physicality, step beyond the limits of text-based acting through the introduction of V. Meyerhold’s “Biomechanics”, K. Stanislavski’s “Physical Action”, M. Chekhov’s “Psychological Gesture” and elements from modern techniques.

GENNADIY OSTRENKO

Gennady Ostrenko, initially a Stage Designer, has significant experience of working in the professional theatre. His stagecraft skills have enabled Gennady to diversify his artistic activities and he now devotes himself a lot to physical theatre and movement expressiveness.

He has extensive experience as an educator of theatre biomechanics, movement directing, and stage combat, and frequently collaborates with his brother, Sergei, as a Stage Designer and Movement Director.

Registration:

To apply for participation, please fill in the online Application Form.

Participation fee: 150 EUR (early bird reduced fee).

After December 27, 2018:  200 EUR

Schedule:

February 1st:

19:00-21:00 – First group meeting and Practical Training.

February 2nd-3rd:

10:00-13:00 – Practical Training

13:00-14:30 – Lunch Break

14:30-18:00 – Practical Training

18:00-18:30 – Break

18:30-21:00 – Creative Diary: lectures, forum and creation.

​**The organizer receives the right to make changes in the schedule.

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High End Systems - ETC - Hog Advanced Console Training - February 26th - Holzkirchen, Germany

This free programing course covers the powerful Hog control software, which is used in the Hog 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4 and Hog 4 PC application. Attendees will learn a hands-on approach, using the industry standard Big Hog hardware with Hog 4 operating software, connected to a visualiser. In this course you will learn advanced tips and tricks for moving light programming, basics of working with multiple cue lists and much more. Other topics can be covered on request.

About ETC – High End:

High End Systems Inc. began as a grassroots venture in Austin, TX between a musician, a DJ, and a photographer. Our mission has always been to provide quality lighting products with great service. We’ve gone on to become a global industry leader and innovative force by introducing a series of ground-breaking new technologies that helped define the industry.

We at High End Systems Inc. are proud to call ourselves an ETC company as of April, 2017. Our offices are located in Austin, TX as they have been for years. Combined with ETC we represent one of the most powerful entertainment lighting manufacturers around the globe. Now in our fourth decade of operation, we’re proud to be a pioneer in high power LED automated lighting, a pioneer in digital lighting fixtures, and producer of industry preferred lighting controllers for live event and concert touring applications.

At High End, we innovate and create the lighting products and control systems that illuminate some of the world’s biggest artists on the largest stages. Our portfolio also contains film and television studios, cruise ships, corporate events, theme parks, churches, restaurants and retail spaces.

We attribute our success to staying in touch with the needs of our customers and community. Product research and development is an ongoing collaboration between in-house engineers and lighting professionals in the field and this collaboration is largely to thank for our status as a major industry innovator and intellectual property holder.

As members of the entertainment community, we know reliability is paramount. We maintain rigorous manufacturing standards, while providing industry-leading customer support services.

ETC and High End together, known for innovation and creativity, promise to bring bigger and better things to you for many, many years to come.

ETC – High End – Training Centers & Online Videos:

The High End Systems Training Center is the portal to information about our technical training classes along with online resources including videos and tutorials. Please use the links below to navigate further.

High End Systems offers one of the industry’s top lighting and console training programs, developed to ensure you have the support and most up-to-date technical knowledge needed to be on top of your game in this competitive market.

Free, online videos developed by our Support and Training Department. Topics covered in our videos include Wholehog, DL.3 and DL.2.

HOG Family Training: Advanced

This advanced course requires good knowledge of the Hog control software. Prior attendance of the Basic course is very helpful. In this course you will learn advanced tips and tricks for moving light programming, basics of working with multiple cue lists and much more. Other topics can be covered on request.

Sessions are held at ETC’s premises in Holzkirchen, Germany.

Classes run from 10:00 to 17:00; lunch is provided.

Space is limited: only 8 seats are available for each session. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

The course is free to attend.

You must be at least 16 years of age to attend this session.

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USITT 2019 - Conference & Expo - March 20th - March 23rd, 2019 - Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.

USITT is the leading association bringing together theatre and live entertainment design, management, and technology. Through this event, we focus on connecting performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialogue among theatre and live entertainment production technicians, designers, managers, consultants, practitioners, educators and students.

USITT Conference & Stage Expo 2019 – Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.

USITT invites you to participate in the 59th Annual Conference & Stage Expo.

Audience:

USITT Stage Expo welcomes people from all segments of the entertainment industry and all levels of experience – whether just beginning to learn about products and services or having produced on Broadway. USITT is the event where the entire entertainment industry gathers.

USITT: Association for Performing Arts & Entertainment Professionals

USITT is the leading association bringing together theatre and live entertainment design, management, and technology. Through this event, we focus on connecting performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialogue among theatre and live entertainment production technicians, designers, managers, consultants, practitioners, educators and students. Where the industry learns about the latest technologies and methods available to them.  Where people connect with each other and make a network that last their entire careers.

At USITT you can plan on reaching your audience from a variety of locations and associations. USITT attendees come from all 50 states and 26 countries, and from a variety of disciplines.

In addition to USITT members, partner organizations convene at the USITT event annually. Organizations include the American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC), the Production Manager’s Forum (PMF), the Entertainment Safety and Technology Association (ESTA), International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), Audio Engineering Society (AES), Church Production Magazine, Live Sound Magazine, Prosoundweb.com, Control Booth, Stage Jobs Pro, American Institute of Architecture (AIA), and Technologies for Worship Magazine (TFW).

Why Louisville?

It’s more than a horse racing town! Louisville is home to some of America’s great theatres and theatre productions. From the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and its resident companies to Actors Theatre, Louisville is home to a broad range of art and artists. From new plays to ying effects, Louisville gives rise to innovation in performance practice and is ready to welcome our attendees with open arms.

On the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville is easily accessible driving or ying. You can find fast food and fine dining all within a
few steps of the newly expanded and renovated Kentucky International Convention Center.

Stage Expo delivers a wide range of attendees: from designers, venue managers, and business owners, to students and educators. Nowhere else will you nd a show like USITT’s. The diversity of experts and academics, combined with new and seasoned professionals from a broad variety of disciplines, cannot be found at any other event.

Exhibiting at USITT allows you to nd organizations creating productions today and to educate the minds of tomorrow’s
designers and managers about your products. Stage Expo is a resource they use 197 to nd all the products and services they will need to create world class productions as they advance their careers.

Our exhibiting companies offer products and services to create the complete event for the entertainment professional.

Areas for Exhibition:

Main Stage
This is the ballroom on the third floor which will serve as the location of our general sessions, keynote presentations, award winner conversations and the biennial Sound Lab. Sound Lab will be focusing on live sound mixing.

Innovation Stage
This area of the expo floor has been consistently growing in its usefulness. The stage will have conference sessions, product demos and special events hosted there. It will be located in the Dark Zone which will require additional production needs.

Costume Stage
This new area of the expo floor is a fun stage created for the costume/make-up and props commission. The goal is to create opportunities for costume rental and sales companies to showcase their inventory in a fun way.

Periodic “fashion shows” will be scheduled around themed costume styles. Conference sessions may be planned as well as product demonstrations.

Entrance, Lobby and Public Space Areas
USITT tries to create experiences in every corner of the show. We’re open to your participation in show management structural designs like the Entrance Unit, or a sound system for a cocktail reception in the ballroom lobby. These opportunities are uid and open to new ideas!

Conference Rooms
Each commission has a conference home room which sometimes requires equipment for their sessions. The sound commission often utilizes a sound system from a speaker manufacturer or sewing machines in a costume session room, or lighting boards in a lighting commission room.

Stages on the Expo Floor:

At USITT19, the Stage Expo will be bringing even more education and connecting to the floor. The Dark Zone will host a Lighting/Digital Media stage while other areas of the expo will have a Sound, Tech Production, Architecture and Stage Management stage and the return of the popular Costume Stage. The goal is to offer a space for more demonstrations, micro sessions and areas to connect. You can sponsor these stages to provide an area for dialogue and connection.

  • Logo on wall behind stage
  • Logo on screen
  • (1) 30 minute TED talk type session OR product demo
  • (1) Ad playing on the screens between sessions
  • Logo associated with all call-outs online pre-event
  • Literature present in space
  • Ability to give welcoming remarks
  • (1) Banner ad in one USITT Conference Newsletter (315×150)
  • Listing in the USITT conference program as a sponsor

Climbing Special Exhibit:

Harness up the attendees and teach them the proper way to be safe at height and climb a rope ladder. This special exhibit is bound to get some attention with our attendees climbing.

  • Logo on overhead truss
  • Sign in the 20’x20’ space
  • Logo on web page and sign up forms
  • Your staff will be able to be present to help the attendees suit up and train

Tech Expo:

This biennial event showcases innovative work created by the USITT membership. The exhibits are adjudicated and selected as some of the best creative solutions and designs from around the world. You can help in bringing this exhibit to life.

  • Logo on Tech Expo web page
  • Logo in/around the exhibit on the Stage Expo oor
  • Recognition in editorial about the Tech Expo

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IAAPA 2019 - Asian Attractions Expo - June 11th - June 14th, 2019 - Shanghai, China

Asian Attractions Expo 2019 (AAE 2019) is the premier international business event for attractions industry professionals in the growing Asia Pacific region.

IAAPA 2019 – Shanghai New International Expo Centre

Asian Attractions Expo 2019 (AAE 2019) is the premier international business event for attractions industry professionals in the growing Asia Pacific region.


It’s All Here!
Find just what you’re looking for and more to grow your business with the innovations, solutions, knowledge, connections, and expertise you’ll find at Asian Attractions Expo 2018

Discover New Ideas, Products, and Services
Meet with representatives from 300+ companies from around the world who will showcase the new, innovative products and services that will make your attraction successful now and in the future.

Acquire Best Practices and Gain Business Insights
Attend education sessions on a wide range of topics and disciplines that are critical to your business.

Network with Global Contacts and Colleagues
Enjoy valuable face-to-face time with 8,000+ professionals representing all segments of the attractions industry from 50+ countries. Learn from others, discuss the hottest trends, and expand your network.

Who Should Attend?

Asian Attractions Expo is the one-stop destination for leisure and attractions industry professionals, including operators, suppliers, investors, and developers from:

  Amusement and Theme Parks    Integrated Hotels and Resorts
   Water Parks    Attractions
   Family Entertainment Centers    Historic/Cultural/Tourist Attractions
   Zoos and Aquariums    and More!
   Museums and Science Centers

It’s All Here! By The Numbers:

  • 3 days of unparalleled networking opportunities.
  • 8,000+ attractions industry professionals from 50+ countries
  • 10,000-net-square-meter trade show floor featuring 300+ exhibiting companies
  • 6,000+ qualified attractions industry buyers
  • 15+ education sessions offering quality professional development opportunities
  • 2 exclusive EDUTours to Hong Kong area attractions
  • 2.5-day IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers
  • 1 and only IAAPA Safety Institute

Find everything to invigorate your business at the most exciting marketplace of products and services for the global attractions industry. Covering more than 10,000 square meters, the Expo brings more than 300 international companies to display their innovations and unique, must-have items.

This is your chance to test, taste, and talk about – or stumble upon – your next great, revenue-generating or expense-saving ideas.

Experience the latest in:

  • state-of-the-art rides
  • virtual reality attractions
  • motion simulators
  • water park attractions
  • video and skill games
  • design theming
  • innovative technology
  • food and beverage
  • and more!

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Stage Management - Training - Stage Management Essentials - NIDA - April 27th & April 28th, 2019 - Kensington, Sydney, Australia

Explore the essential role of the Stage Manager in live performance. Understand the creative, technical and managerial expertise required in stage management. Be introduced to methods of scheduling, rehearsal protocol, show calling and communication within a creative ensemble.

Stage Management Essentials

Explore the essential role of the Stage Manager in live performance. Understand the creative, technical and managerial expertise required in stage management. Be introduced to methods of scheduling, rehearsal protocol, show calling and communication within a creative ensemble.

Course components

  • Identify the various essential tasks of the Stage Manager
  • Learn the standard procedures and documentation required in stage management
  • Participate in practical exercises e.g. marking up a stage, scheduling and calling a show.

Outcomes

  • A thorough understanding of the complex role of the Stage Manager
  • Knowledge of professional standard procedures of Stage Management for live performance
  • Practical experience in a selection of basic stage management tasks

Duration: (2) Two Days

Time: 10am – 5pm

Who are we?

Performance experts

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s leading centre for education and training in the performing arts. NIDA Open gives people of all ages and experience the chance to benefit from NIDA’s world-renowned training methods and explore their own creativity.

For nearly 60 years, we have been recognised for our practical and creative approach to dramatic arts education and training. Our higher education courses are considered some of the most prestigious in the world and our graduates achieve success on the stage, on screen and behind-the-scenes.

Since 1990 we have been opening NIDA’s doors to the public through NIDA Open short courses, holiday classes and intensive Studio courses around Australia. Our team of course managers, tutors and staff are all professionals with experience across theatre, film, entertainment and education.

Experienced educators

NIDA Open courses provide each student with practical, dynamic skills development in a supportive, inspirational and fun learning environment.

Designed by our experienced course managers, all of our courses, workshops and training programs focus on practical skills and collaboration, providing an engaging and transformative learning experience for students of all ages.

Our tutors are experts in education and are able to provide supportive feedback, direction and guidance as you progress through your course. We also provide courses for teachers to support them in delivering dramatic arts training and education experiences in schools.

Specialists in our field

NIDA Open’s team of course managers, tutors and staff are a dedicated group of performing arts professionals and educators. Our tutors include voice, movement and improvisation specialists, film and theatre directors, actors and television presenters, many of whom are working professionally in the arts and entertainment industry.

Our world-class facilities and the knowledge of our inspiring tutors set us apart, allowing NIDA Open to share creative and inspiring experiences with over 15,000 students each year.

Many of our students are children and we take our role as mentors and carers seriously. We provide a safe learning environment for children and young people, and you can learn more about our policies.

Accessible to all

NIDA Open courses offer a range of learning options, including classes on weekends, weekdays, evenings, during school holidays or for short intensive periods. There are hundreds of courses running throughout the year so there will always be a NIDA Open course to suit you.

There are courses available for students of all ages and abilities, and most classes don’t require any previous experience.

A supportive community

Whether you’re looking to give your child their first creative experience or you are after your own intensive professional development to launch your acting career, we offer a supportive environment where you will be challenged and inspired.

NIDA Open is a great opportunity to explore your individual creativity while working in collaboration with others. Meet people who share your interests and get the chance to perform in front of family and friends at the completion of some of our courses.

Training method

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is a centre of excellence in theatre, film and television. NIDA develops its knowledge, techniques, and educational philosophies from its Higher Education programs to create unique short and part time learning experiences.

The techniques utilised in our teaching are drawn from national and international entertainment and performing arts practice and teaching methodologies. NIDA’s belief in ‘learning-by-doing’ means that students receive specialist tuition with a practical focus.

NIDA’s short and part time courses ensure you get challenging, practice driven training in a supportive and nurturing environment.

We’re everywhere!

NIDA Open courses are available in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and at other locations through the year.

NIDA offers a range of courses and experiences for Young People across a variety of disciplines from introductory courses in Drama, Acting on Screen, Music Theatre and Public Speaking to the Young Actors Studio or Residencies for Young People aged 15-18 years.

Our courses run in conjunction with the school term and holidays in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and in other major capital cities and regional centres at selected times throughout the year. There’s a course to suit all Young People from the curious beginner to the young artist seeking pre-professional training.

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Rose Bruford College: Stage Management Introduction Course - July, 2019 - Sidcup, Kent, U.K.

A week long condensed introduction to Stage Management for Theatre that will cover all the basic information progressing through to professional level skills to giving you the knowledge to confidentially undertake the role of Stage Manager or Show Caller, be it at your local amateur society, or as a basis for further training or progression into the industry. If you want to enhance existing skills as a Stage Manager, are thinking or going to Uni, career swapping, or have been put off attempting to manage your amateur society production in the past, this is the course for you!

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is London’s International Drama School. Students from over 40 different countries study on 15 different vocational and professional degree courses, producing over 75 separate productions a year.

The College is located in Lamorbey Park, Southeast London, in beautiful, green grounds just 25 minutes by train from Trafalgar Square and the heart of London’s West End.

The campus clusters around the Grade II listed Lamorbey House with modern, purpose-built facilities, including a 330-seat theatre-in-the-round, a 100-seat flexible Barn theatre, two black box studio theatres, spacious rehearsal rooms, recording studios, technical laboratories, design and production workshops, a unique drama library and well-equipped study areas.

In 2015 the College will be opening ensuite student accommodation a short walk from campus.
Proud of its history of innovation that saw the Rose Bruford introducing the first university-level BA degree in Acting and the first BA in Lighting Design in the 1970s, Rose Bruford College continues to push the boundaries of training in performance and technical theatre, making it one of the world’s leading drama conservatoires and one of the UK’s largest in terms of student numbers and the variety of its professional training options.

Preparing its acting graduates for a career on stage and screen and design. management and technical graduates for behind the scenes across the wider entertainment industries–with six separate acting and performance options at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the largest portfolio of technical theatre and management undergraduate programmes and two online undergraduate degrees–we train some of the best talents making theatre today around the world.

The College and its teaching staff foster the imagination, talents and creativity of our students, preparing them for rewarding and satisfying careers in challenging, exciting and well-paying industries. Our job is to train but also to help find employment for all our graduates.

Our undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees are validated by the University of Manchester, a leading Russell Group university, and our Research Degrees (MPhil and PhD) are delivered currently with a University of London partner. Our vocational courses are accredited by Drama UK.

Stage Management Summer School

Duration: (1) One Week

Cost: Course and accommodation fees will be confirmed in Autumn 2018.

A week long condensed introduction to Stage Management for Theatre.

If you want to enhance existing skills as a Stage Manager, are thinking or going to Uni, career swapping, or have been put off attempting to manage your amateur society production in the past, this is the course for you!

In a fun packed week, we will cover all the basic information progressing through to professional level skills to giving you the knowledge to confidentially undertake the role of Stage Manager or Show Caller, be it at your local amateur society, or as a basis for further training or progression into the industry.

In a series of seminars the course will cover many of the techniques of stage management, from the classic skills of prop management to an overview of the production process, from marking out to team dynamics. This course is primarily taught in a classroom environment with practical sessions undertaken in our on site studio spaces.

Applications are welcome from those aged 18+. Candidates should actively enjoy all aspects of theatre, be motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to devote time to the study of stage management.

Why Choose This Course?

The course is delivered by Mark Shayle, experienced Stage, Production and General Manager, former Head of Stage Management training at LAMDA, and regular trainer at Rose Bruford college. Mark draws upon his decades of stage management experience to deliver in a fast, funny and engaging way this full on training week.

Some of the topics covered in this jam packed week include:

  • Who’s Who – Roles and responsibilities
  • Jargon busting!
  • Reading a Plan / Marking Out
  • The Production Process focusing on Production Management
  • Managing “the process” / Schedules
  • The Prompt Copy / “calling” the show
  • Cueing
  • Running a Technical rehearsal

Also suitable for directors and producers who want to gain knowledge of the nuts and bolts of putting on a show to enhance future productions.

The course is delivered by Mark Shayle, experienced Stage, Production and General Manager, former Head of Stage Management training at LAMDA, and regular trainer at Rose Bruford college. Mark draws upon his decades of stage management experience to deliver in a fast, funny and engaging way this full on training week.

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BANFF - Center for Art & Creativity: Theatre Programs - Banff, Alberta, Canada - Year Round

The global leader in arts, culture, and creativity, the Banff Centre is a leader in the development and promotion of creative work in the arts, sciences, business, and the environment. Banff Centre is a catalyst for knowledge and creativity through the power of our unique environment and facilities in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, our rich learning opportunities, cross-disciplinary and cross- sectoral interactions, outreach activities, and performances for the public.

History of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Founded in 1933 by the University of Alberta, Department of Extension, with a grant from the U.S.-based Carnegie Foundation, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity began with a single course in drama. Its success generated additional programs and the Centre became known as The Banff School of Fine Arts in 1935. While arts programming continued to grow and flourish, conferences were introduced in 1953 and management programs in 1954.

In 1970, to acknowledge the broader educational role of the school as well as its move toward a centre of experiment and innovation, it was renamed The Banff Centre for Continuing Education (The Banff Centre for short). In 1978, Alberta government legislation granted The Banff Centre full autonomy as a non-degree granting educational institution under the governance of an appointed board.

In the mid-1990s, The Banff Centre, along with most public institutions in Alberta, sustained cuts to its operating grant. The Centre responded in an entrepreneurial way and launched a successful capital campaign (The Creative Edge) to raise funds for state-of-the-art revenue generating conference facilities, as well as a new Music & Sound complex. The new facilities opened in 1996, the same year the Centre’s fourth division, Mountain Culture programming, was created. A few years later, in 1999, The Banff Centre was recognized as a National Training Institute by the federal government and was awarded $3 million over three years for theatrical training programs.

In 2016, The Banff Centre changed its name to Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Today, the Centre continues its role as a catalyst for creativity. The global leader in arts, culture, and creativity, the Banff Centre is a leader in the development and promotion of creative work in the arts, sciences, business, and the environment.

Mission:

Banff Centre exists to inspire artists and leaders to make their unique contribution to society. We aspire to be the global leader in arts, culture, and creativity.

Vision:

Human potential is realized at Banff Centre. As a unique creative and learning experience, we curate innovative  programs that develop artists and leaders, inspiring them to conceive and create powerful works and ideas that are shared with the world.
Banff Centre is a catalyst for knowledge and creativity through the power of our unique environment and facilities in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, our rich learning opportunities, cross-disciplinary and cross- sectoral interactions, outreach activities, and performances for the public.

Mandate:

In January 2009, the Minister of Advanced Education and Technology approved a mandate for Banff Centre. The mandate articulates the Centre’s role as a specialized Arts and Culture Institution providing non-parchment programs in the arts and creativity, and in leadership development, mountain culture, and the environment.

Programs:

•Dance
•Indigenous Arts
•Leadership
•Literary Arts
•Media and Production
•Music
•Opera
•Playwrights
•Theatre
•Visual Arts

Practicum Available:

•Wigs & Makeup Technician
•Boots & Shoes Technician
•Musical Theatre Creation
•Scenic Artist
•Scenic Carpenter
•Wardrobe Technician
•Lighting Design
•Set & Costume Design
•Props Builder
•Digital Media
•Adventure Filmmaker (Workshop)
•Audio Recording Engineer
•Audio Post Production
•Video
•Photography
•Choral Art: Conductors & Composers
•Choral Art: Choirs
•Singer-Songwriter
•Sound Technician
•Staging Technician
•Lighting Technician
•Music Stage Management & Production Assistant
•Technical Direction

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Courses

Meyers Sound: Training - System Design & Optimization - January 28th - 29th - Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

This two-day course explores the relationship between the predictive perspective of the MAPP XT System Design Tool and actual sound system performance as measured with the SIM 3 Audio Analyzer, in order to provide users a more informed approach to accurately designing and optimizing systems. This course is eligible for 13 AVIXA Renewal Units for CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I certification levels. You must be present for the entire course to receive certification.

About Meyers Sound: The Meyers Sound Philosophy:

A Relentless Drive to Quality.

Keeping the design, engineering, and manufacturing at the headquarters in Berkeley, California is the Meyer Sound way to ensure that every paper cone, every circuit board, and every driver is handcrafted to meet our extremely demanding standard.

We continuously analyze production methods and material selection and exercise the exhaustive quality control behind the legendary unit-to-unit consistency and reliability of Meyer Sound products.

No Risk. No Innovation.

A firm believer that every challenge is an opportunity, CEO John Meyer has cultivated a culture of hard work where we are not afraid to go against conventional wisdom.

From pioneering self-powered technology and SIM audio measurement to linear sound systems, Meyers is at the origin of numerous major audio innovations leading to more than 40 patents, a staggering list of industry and engineering awards, and a reputable distinction in advancing the science of audio.

In the End, It’s All about the Results.

Innovation, however, is never the end goal. All Meyers systems are the result of an engineering pursuit that considers all elements from the audio source to how humans hear.

With Meyer Sound, audio practitioners also benefit from a full package of system design and validation tools, training, and support, all of which are provided to make exceptional listening experiences easier to achieve.

System Design & Optimization

This course explores the relationship between the predictive perspective of the MAPP XT System Design Tool and actual sound system performance as measured with the SIM 3 Audio Analyzer. The instructor will generate and compare data using both tools, in order to help users better understand the correlation between the two. Upon completion of the course, attendees will possess a clearer idea of how sound systems behave in both modeled and real space, and with it, a more informed approach to accurately designing and optimizing systems using Meyer Sound solutions.

• Course Modules
• Meyer Sound History
• Product Overview
• Fundamentals
• MAPP XT Usage
• System Design: Line Array Aim & Splay
• System Design: Main Systems
• System Design: Fill Systems
• System Design: Delay Systems
• System Design: Relay Systems
• System Design: Sub Array Theory
• System Design: Sub Array Recipes
• Stage Monitors
• Channeled Delivery: LCR, LR+Sub, Matrix
• GALAXY, Starting Points, Compass, Compass GO
• Measurement Analyzers
• Acoustics 101
• Acoustics 202
• System Verification: Without FFT
• System Verification: With FFT
• Quick Sub Alignment: Without FFT
• Quick Sub Alignment: With FFT
• System Optimization: EQ, Delay, Level, Aim, Splay
• Subjective System Voicing

This class will be taught in English, and is eligible for 13 AVIXA Renewal Units for CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I certification levels. You must be present for the entire course to receive certification.

Change the Way You Think About Sound

A Legacy of Learning

Meyer Sound enjoys a long history of educating the professional audio community, dating back to the early development of the original SIM Seminar. Comprehensive and science-based, our training program delivers content tailored to all disciplines and experience levels. Whether you are an aspiring student, a touring sound veteran, a skilled system integrator, or an audio consultant with multiple advanced degrees, we present tools and techniques to help you attain the best possible performance from your sound system.

Experts in the Field

Our instructors draw from a deep well of knowledge, built on decades of experience as system designers, technicians, and FOH engineers. Their extensive work in the field, across many industry sectors, affords them a unique ability to explain intricate concepts in comprehensible terms, all while maintaining a fun, engaging learning environment.

The Modular Edge

Meyer Sound approaches training with the same eye toward innovation that defines our products. Never static, our program continues to evolve with groundbreaking content and instructional techniques. In that spirit, we introduce our new modular course format, promising the utmost topical precision, scalability, and application. With this step forward, we strike an essential balance between theory and practice to situate concepts firmly in the technology, and by extension, the real world.

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