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Women's Audio Mission: WAMcon New York 2018 - October 19th - 20th, 2018 - N.Y., U.S.A.

WAMCon is an interactive recording conference for women (including transgender or cisgender; non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals) presented by Women’s Audio Mission and hosted by YouTube Space NY and Jungle City Studios and sponsored by iZotope, the Recording Academy, Eventide, and Shure. This event is perfect for aspiring producers and engineers as well as musicians and students interested in the recording and music industries.

WAMcon New York 2018:

WAMCon is an interactive recording conference for women (including transgender or cisgender; non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals) presented by Women’s Audio Mission and hosted by YouTube Space NY and Jungle City Studios and sponsored by iZotope, the Recording Academy, Eventide, and Shure.

Don’t miss this immersive experience with award-winning music producers, recording engineers, songwriters, beatmakers and record executives involved in making the music you love most! This event is perfect for aspiring producers and engineers as well as musicians and students interested in the recording and music industries.

About WOMEN’S AUDIO MISSION:

Women’s Audio Mission is a San Francisco/Oakland-based nonprofit organization that uses music and media and an incredible “carrot” of an audio training environment –  the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women –  to attract over 1,500 underserved women and girls every year to STEM and creative technology studies that inspire them to amplify their voices and become the innovators of tomorrow. WAM’s award-winning curriculum weaves art and music with science, technology and computer programming and works to close the critical gender gap in creative technology careers.

Women’s Audio Mission addresses two critical issues:

  1. Less than 5% of the people creating the sounds, music and media in the daily soundtrack of our lives are women.
  2. The alarming 70% decline in women/girls enrolling in college STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) programs since the year 2000.

Friday, October 19th Evening, 6 pm – 8:30 pm

The conference kick off and reception will take place on Friday evening at YouTube Space NY with top professionals in the music industry!

Saturday, October 20th, Day, 10 am – 5 pm

A full day of interactive workshops at legendary Jungle City Studios and Centre for Social Innovation. Workshops will explore studio recording techniques, deconstructing mixes, the mastering process, beatmaking, songwriting and more, led by award winning women producers and engineers.

CONFIRMED PANELISTS:

LINDA PERRY

In the ocean of one-of-a-kind musicians, Linda Perry truly stands out. Her career epitomizes what it means to be successful as an uncompromising and independent musician. Beginning her musical journey as the lead singer of 4 Non Blondes, Linda has had a profound impact on pop culture through her work as a producer and songwriter. Her resounding influence on female empowerment resonates through her sincere artistry, which has helped shape the sounds of musicians such as P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, and Adele. Linda was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2015 as a testament to her status as a musical icon. Most recently, she co-founded We Are Hear, a combination record label, publishing house and management company.

ANN MINCIELI

Ann Mincieli, longtime engineer and studio coordinator for Alicia Keys, has channelled her talents into making Jungle a technical prowess featuring the very best in vintage and modern technology. With over twenty years of experience in the music business, Ann Mincieli has travelled the world engineering for some of the industry’s most renowned artists: Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Drake, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, and Whitney Houston, to name a few. Aside from engineering, Ann, a partner in the Jungle City Studios experience, has been able to merge all her experiences and masterfully feature them in what has become Jungle City Studios.

LESLIE ANN JONES

A recording and mixing engineer and record producer for over 40 years, Leslie has held staff positions at ABC Recording Studios in Los Angeles, the Automatt Recording Studios in San Francisco, Capitol Studios in Hollywood, and now Skywalker Sound where she continues her career recording and mixing music for records, films, video games, and television, and producing records primarily in the Classical genre. She is a past Chair of The Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees and is the recipient of 4 Grammy Awards, including 2 for Best Engineered Album-Classical. She serves on the Advisory Boards of Institute for Musical Arts, G.A.N.G. (Game Audio Network Guild), and is an Artistic Advisor to the Technology and Applied Composition degree program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Leslie also chaired the committee that wrote “Recommendations for Hi-Resolution Music Production, published by the Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy.

MARCELLA “MS. LAGO” ARAICA

Pioneering powerhouse, Marcella “Ms. Lago” Araica, has burgeoned into a towering beacon of talent as one of the music industry’s hottest, most prolific sound engineers. Credited for mixing over 100 chart-topping tunes, Marcella has worked with world-renowned musical icons such as Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Madonna, Nelly Furtado, Usher, Joe Jonas and Missy Elliot, along with super producers Timbaland, Danja, and Polow Da Don. In a few years, she has already accomplished what most strive to achieve in a lifetime. Marcella works with thriving independent label, N.A.R.S. (New Age Rock Stars), and the newly built recording studio DREAM ASYLUM STUDIOS in Miami.

SHAKARI “TRAKGIRL” BOLES

Shakari “TRAKGIRL” Boles brings a versatile and dynamic dimension to the music industry through variety of genres.  A music producer, songwriter and entrepreneur, her skill within multiple genres as well as melody alignment makes her a highly sought-after collaborator and influencer in the industry. Recent works include Belly feat. Nav’s “MAINTAIN”, Jhene Aiko’s “ Overstimulated”, Luke James’ “Bad News”, “Pearls”, & “Black Jesus”, Harlem’s Crystal Caines, King Chip’s “Queen”, co-produced by DJ Dahi and AX Diamonds, “Mansions on the Moons’ “Where You Are”, and the sultry ballad “Recover” by Anais Aida, which features a number of indie producers including Bjork and FKA Twigs collaborator. She has also worked alongside well-known producer and music executive Ernest Dion “No-ID Wilson. She is currently expanding her brand to promote self-awareness and women empowerment in the music industry as well technology through music production.

CAROLINE SANCHEZ

Caroline Sanchez is a musician and audio engineer who specializes in TV/Broadcast production, music and remote audio crews on productions such as Saturday Night LiveGood Morning AmericaiHeartRadio Music FestivalTotal Request Live, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. With a strong background in information technology (7+ years) and years of classical musical training, she has shaped a career around her creative intuition and technical insight. Caroline holds a Bachelor of Music in Sound Engineering Arts from William Paterson University. As a performer (flute/piccolo), Caroline has appeared with the WPU Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Intercollegiate Wind Ensemble, Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra, and The Harlow Trio, of which she is a founding member.

HALEY SHAW

Haley Shaw is a composer and sound designer at Gimlet Media, where she has created work for The Habitat, Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty, Peabody winner Uncivil, Jonathan Goldstein’s Heavyweight, Startup, The Nod, The Pitch, and Crimetown among others. Her music has appeared on Gimlet Media, CBC, and This American Life, on film projects with CBC Films, Skybound, and for brands Reebok, Adobe, Blue Apron, Squarespace, Prudential, and Audible.

ERIN BARRA

An authoritative voice in music technology education, Erin is an Associate Professor at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Specializing in composition, performance and creative music technology application, she has worked with and represented companies such as Ableton, ROLI, MusicTech and iZotope. A fierce gender equity activist, she runs Beats By Girlz, is on the Board of Women In Music, and is spearheading research regarding women in the music industry in partnership with Berklee’s Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship. As an artist, you can check out Erin’s music on all platforms and catch her live electronic performances on YouTube.

CHIQUITA PASCHAL

Chiquita Paschal is an award-winning arts journalist and podcaster on a mission to understand how creativity fuels human resilience. She specializes in developing and producing podcasts about art, culture and politics. Her production and editorial experience includes hard news, talk shows and highly-produced narrative storytelling. She helped to produce Gimlet Media’s Uncivil, which won a Peabody Award in 2018. Previously, she was a member of the “Pod Squad” at BuzzFeed where she produced episodes of Another Round, See Something Say Something and No One Knows Anything. Before podcasting, Chiquita reported and produced daily segments across public media, from NPR’s Morning Edition to PRI’s The World.

As a consultant and freelance editor, her current and recent projects include Essence’s celebrity pop culture interview podcast Yes Girl, politically focused shows like Hysteria from Crooked Media and Democracy in Color and independent shows about art and culture such as The Witch Wave and her own pilot about the creative process called Spark!

MITRA KABOLI

Mitra Kaboli is an award winning audio producer, editor & sound designer who has been working professionally in podcasting since 2012 (that’s before Serial happened). She is one of the original team members of The Heart, a Peabody-finalist podcast about intimacy. Her work has been featured in podcasts by WNYC, ESPN, Red Bull, Bon Appetit and Audible Originals.

MS. MADLI

Estonian born composer and producer Ms Madli gained wider recognition after winning iStandard’s Producer Showcase in NY in 2015. From that event she advanced to the international showcase where she competed in the “Beast of the Beats” competition going head to head with over 100 winners and runner ups from all around the US and the world. In this intense 4-day beat battle, Ms. Madli, impressed the judges with her versatile style and secured the third place spot.

Since then, Ms Madli has won several other showcases and participated in celebrity cyphers across the country, presenting her music alongside industry heavyweights like Rockwilder, Bink!, 808 Mafia, The Olympiks and Major Seven. Recently, she was featured on “Sway in the Morning” where she was the guest producer for the Friday morning cypher.

As a classically trained musician, Ms Madli has composed for various licensing opportunities, most notably scoring hours of music for big corporate clients like AirbnB and Planned Parenthood. She also has multiple placements in prime time TV shows and film on VH1, CBS, ABC as well as other major networks. In addition to that, Ms Madli has joined forces with Native Instrument’s Sounds.com platform creating compositions for several popular sound kits.

ERIN TONKON

Erin Tonkon is a music producer, recording and mix engineer who has worked with David Bowie, Esperanza Spalding, The Damned, Capsula and engineers for Tony Visconti.

LENA SUTTER

Lena Sutter is a Digital Signal Processing Engineer at Shure Inc. and a co-founder of Raisin Toast LLC. With Shure, she primarily focuses on audio processing algorithms for consumer products such as the MotivTM line of mobile microphones. Her experience is in creating well tuned or self adapting DSP algorithms that give users an “easy button” functionality. Raisin Toast is an intersectional artist incubator dedicated to providing comprehensive music industry services and expanding music education in Detroit. At Raisin Toast, she mixes and masters for many of their signed artists and provides luthier and guitar repair services. Lena has worked with a wide range of artists in live and studio settings, spanning Kacey Musgraves to Philip Glass to numerous regional acts. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a B.S. in Sound Engineering and a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering.

RUBY MARCHAND

Ruby Marchand is a global A&R professional who has discovered, developed, and nurtured artists and songwriters across a broad array of genres in the course of her career. As Vice Chair of the Recording Academy, Ruby is actively engaged in advocacy efforts, prioritizing diversity in our industry, championing music education, and other key areas that define the Academy’s commitment as a membership organization to the music creator community.

Ruby recently took her leave from Warner Music, where she served as an A&R executive and repertoire strategist for almost 40 years. A flute player and graduate of Oberlin College, Ruby is an adjunct professor at NYU Steinhardt’s Music Business program. She is a Trustee of the T. J. Martell Foundation, a member of the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition Executive Advisory Council, and a recipient of the 2016 T. J. Martell Women of Influence Award.

TERRI WINSTON

Terri Winston is Founder and Executive Director of Women’s Audio Mission and a former Professor and Director of the Sound Recording Arts Program at City College of San Francisco. Her career as a songwriter, composer, recording engineer, and producer spans 30 years. Winston was signed by Polygram and BMG, and has shared the stage with P.J. Harvey, Pixies, Throwing Muses, Flaming Lips and Fugazi. In the studio she has worked with Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group, Greg Hawkes of The Cars, Kronos Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Wu Man, and Tanya Tagaq. Winston holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

NOTE:

  • This event will sell out

  • Advance registration only. No tickets at the door.

  • We will not process refunds requested less than 7 days before the event.

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Meyers Sound: Training - Portable System Deployment - January 8th & 9th, 2019 - Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A.

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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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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Online

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!

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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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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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Live Event

IUGTE - International Movement Lab and Performing Arts Conference - December 13th - 21st - Austria

The movement lab and performance arts conference includes intensive physical theatre workshop, lectures and forums with world-known teachers - Ostrenko Brothers and the program of IUGTE annual International Conference with performing arts academics and practitioners from all over the globe!

The movement lab and performance arts conference includes intensive physical theatre workshop, lectures and forums with world-known teachers – Ostrenko Brothers and the program of IUGTE annual International Conference with performing arts academics and practitioners from all over the globe!

The Lab is open to performers from different creative genres and techniques inspired by Physical Theatre and new approach to contemporary performance making. The program is designed for experienced dancers, actors of physical theatre, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors – performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles – interested to find new international network opportunities and collaborators.

Ostrenko brothers workshop program outline:

​The program is focused on the Ostrenko’s method of actor’s training, relying on the Russian Theatre Tradition and the newest experiments in performing arts. It gives students an opportunity to reach high level of a practical understanding of physical theatre principles, acting techniques, rehearsal and ensemble building techniques and performance making skills in short amount of time!

Participants will practically explore performer’s physicality as the principal creative instrument, the key to form, style, atmosphere and emotional palette in contemporary performance, stepping beyond the limits of habitual text-based acting. Also, students will practically investigate Meyerhold’s “Biomechanics”, M.Chekhov’s “Psychological Gesture”, Stanislavski’s “Physical Action” and many more!

Why our programs are unique and notable?

One of the main principles of Ostrenko Brothers programs is practice in multidisciplinary and multicultural groups. Why multidisciplinarity and multiculturality? The answer is simple. In real life and professional practice we always work and collaborate as a team of specialists. This means the ability to finely establish effective relationships with colleagues from various fields. This requires mutual understanding and particular art in today’s changing world. Our programs provide a unique opportunity to practice in groups with colleagues from different disciplines and different parts of the globe. Such practice creates a creative, refreshing and nurture environment which is so valuable for any creative process in the world of arts!

As in all Ostrenko Brothers courses, participants will experience the most hands-on professional learning, meet passionate performers from all over the world and go into the details of all aspects of performance making!​​

IUGTE conference program outline:

The conference creates the unique encounter of different arts in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment and offers a great platform for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to find new collaboration partners from all continents!

​Practical workshops, presentations, works-in-progress, lectures, performances and discussions with performing arts academics and practitioners from all over the world. Follow the news of the program.

The schedule is designed so that participants will be able to take part in all events of the program – the Lab and the Conference.

The conference offers the unique opportunity:

– to exchange experience and share ideas in contemporary performing arts education and training, rehearsal process and performance practice;

– to become familiar with diverse methods and techniques in contemporary performing arts inspired and formed in the connection with the world traditional heritage;

– to meet colleagues from all over the world, establish new contacts and lay the foundation for future networking and collaboration in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment.

IUGTE Lab and Conference offer 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 English.

Join us in 5 easy steps!

1. Fill in this Online Application Form;

2. Feel free to email us to discuss the practical details. Click here to learn more Program Details.

3. Receive the invoice and complete your booking.

4. Participants may receive the visa support letter, if necessary.

5. Plan your travel, arrive to Austria and enjoy the program!

IUGTE Staff will be glad to help you in practical details!

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High End Systems - ETC - Hog Advanced Console Training - October 30th - Holzkirchen, Germany

This free 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 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.

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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High End Systems - ETC - Hog Programming (2-Day Seminars) - Regular Classes Available - U.S.A.

This two-day 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 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.

About ETC – High End Systems:

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 Programming (Two-Day Seminar):

This two-day 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 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.

Topics covered during the two-day course include:

  • Console layout
  • Patching
  • Show file organisation
  • Programming
  • Timing
  • Palettes
  • Cues
  • Directories
  • Pages
  • Scenes
  • Saving Show Files
  • And More…

Sessions are held at ETC’s premises throughout the United States.

Classes run from 09:00 to 17:00; lunch is provided.

Space is limited: Only 6 seats are available for each session. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

This class is always evolving as the HOG Control Software continues to add functionality.

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Live Event

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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Courses

Meyers Sound: Training - System Design & Optimization - November 27th - 29th - Melbeck, Germany

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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RIG: Rigging Courses - IRATA & SPRAT Certification - Regular Courses Available - Las Vegas, Nevada & Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.

We offer training to all three IRATA and SPRAT levels. Certification is attained by passing a written and practical evaluation by an IRATA Assessor and SPRAT evaluator who is independent of our training company. This course includes fall arrest user and inspection training, and also provides self rescue and assisted rescue training.

About Us: RIG (Rigging International Group):

Rigging International Group (RIG) is Las Vegas Nevada’s premier rope access service and training provider. We specialize in on and offshore rope access solutions for clients in need of the utmost in professionalism and quality code standards. All of our technicians are IRATA and SPRAT certified as well as certified in their given trades and crafts.

RIG was created out of client necessity to provide rope access services to industries that demand a higher standard of management and operation procedures. We offer a vast range of industrial experience and a dedicated program to safety, quality and production.

We partner with our clients to provide a safe and cost effective approach no matter how large or small your project is. Our goal at RIG is to satisfy your needs in any work at heights scenario where general means of access is not possible. From offshore oil platforms in Alaska’s Cook Inlet to refineries in Louisiana, you can count on RIG to get the job done safe, efficiently and cost effectively.

IRATA/SPRAT Certification Programs:

Rope access is a tested method of work which is recognized globally for its safety and effectiveness. Rope access is utilized across many industries – oil and gas, power generation, entertainment rigging, and construction.

The Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) and the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) are internationally recognized standards for rope access work. Certification is attained by completing a 4-day course, then passing a written test and practical evaluation administered by an independent evaluator on day 5. The practical assessment is pass/ fail. We will spend much of our time climbing and practicing techniques on rope. We will also cover theoretical material and equipment specifications. Some coursework needs to be completed in the evenings, requiring 1-2 additional hours per day.

RIG instructors are experienced rope access and rescue professionals who are dedicated to the highest standards of safety. Our company performs incredibly challenging projects at height, in a variety of industries. We train to be able to meet the demands of the most rigorous work conditions and environments.

Candidates must be suitable for rope access work, which requires a good level of fitness, a head for heights and an aptitude for ropes and related systems. Medical contraindications include, but are not limited to: heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, blackouts, fear of heights, vertigo, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug abuse, psychiatric illness, and diabetes. A medical evaluation by a doctor is recommended prior to the start of the course. The systems and equipment used limit user weight to 310 lbs.

Prior to certification, all candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Sign a liability release form and statement of physical and mental fitness to perform rope access work.

Candidates who are renewing at their current level must bring their logbooks. Candidates upgrading to L2 or L3 must present logbooks documenting the required experience at their current level. IRATA up-grade requirements are shown in the flowchart below, SPRAT upgrade requirements can be found in the SPRAT Certification Requirements.

Rope access Technicians who are upgrading or revalidating shall provide their logbooks to the IRATA International trainer member company at the start of the training course. Where rope accessTechnicians have lost their logbooks, they shall arrange for a replacement to be issued, completed and verified before assessment. Candidates who are not competent at their existing level may require additional training. As little time is available on upgrade courses for refresher training, pre-course evaluation is recommended. Expired and direct entry candidates must meet additional requirements and should contact a training company to discuss their situation.

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Actors Fund: Resume Writing- Workshop - Regular Courses Available - Los Angeles & Burbank, California, U.S.A.

Are you tired of sending your resume out and not getting any response? In this workshop you will gain techniques, tips and tools that will increase your visibility in a competitive job market. Get acquainted with your transferable skills and accomplishments and begin to market them effectively.

About Us: Actors Fund:

At Actors Fund, we offer a broad spectrum of programs, a calendar of workshops and online resources to support the unique, essential needs of all who work in entertainment and the performing arts. Whether on stage or on camera, behind the scenes or below the line, we assist everyone working in theater, film, television, radio, music, dance, opera and circus. Administered through our offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, these programs help people across the country to solve problems and make positive changes in their lives.

Resume Writing (Los Angeles & Burbank)

Are you tired of sending your resume out and not getting any response? In this workshop you will gain techniques, tips and tools that will increase your visibility in a competitive job market. Get acquainted with your transferable skills and accomplishments and begin to market them effectively.

LOCATIONS:

The Actors Fund – 5757 Wilshire Blvd., #400 Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Actors Fund – 2520 W. Olive Avenue, #300 Burbank, CA 91505

PREREQUISITE:

The Career Center Orientation is a pre-requisite for attending the weekly workshops.

ATTENDANCE RULES:

No RSVP Required. Please be on time. Latecomers will not be admitted.

CONTACT EMAIL:

careercenterwest@actorsfund.org

RECURRENCE:

Los Angeles, CA – Second Tuesday of every month

Burbank, CA – Third Friday of every month

THE CAREER CENTER

Career counseling, employment training and job development to help you find work that can be done while continuing in the industry or while developing a new professional direction. Career Transition For Dancers helps dancers to thrive during all phases of their careers.

The Career Center (formerly The Actors Fund Work Program) can help you to identify and find fulfilling secondary work that complements your performing arts and entertainment career. Career Transition For Dancers assists dancers during and post-career with career planning and transition support as well as emergency financial assistance and scholarships.

SOCIAL SERVICES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Our free and confidential social service programs are available nationally and address a wide array of challenges faced by people in performing arts and entertainment. With respect and understanding, our professional social workers offer counseling and support groups, education, emergency financial assistance and practical help.

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Actors Fund: Career Assessment - Workshop - Regular Courses Available - Los Angeles & Burbank, California, U.S.A.

Explore and prioritize your values, skills and interests while getting a better understanding of the jobs that best fit you. Your creative talents can be put to good use in many facets throughout the world of work.

About Us: Actors Fund:

At Actors Fund, we offer a broad spectrum of programs, a calendar of workshops and online resources to support the unique, essential needs of all who work in entertainment and the performing arts. Whether on stage or on camera, behind the scenes or below the line, we assist everyone working in theater, film, television, radio, music, dance, opera and circus. Administered through our offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, these programs help people across the country to solve problems and make positive changes in their lives.

Career Assessment (LA)

Here is your chance to explore and prioritize your values, skills, and interests while getting a better understanding of the jobs that best fit you. Your creative talents can be put to good use in many facets throughout the world of work.

LOCATION: 

The Actors Fund 5757 Wilshire Blvd., #400 Los Angeles, CA 90036

PREREQUISITE:

The Career Center Orientation is a pre-requisite for attending the weekly workshops.

ATTENDANCE RULES: 

No RSVP Required. Please be on time. Latecomers will not be admitted.

CONTACT EMAIL: 

careercenterwest@actorsfund.org

RECURRENCE:

First and Third Tuesday of every month

DATES:

Tuesday, Jul 03, 2018, 10:00 am12:30 pm

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018, 10:00 am12:30 pm

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2018, 10:00 am12:30 pm

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018, 10:00 am12:30 pm

Tuesday, Sep 04, 2018, 10:00 am12:30 pm

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018, 10:00 am12:30 pm

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018, 10:00 am12:30 pm

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018, 10:00 am12:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018, 10:00 am12:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018, 10:00 am12:30 pm

Tuesday, Dec 04, 2018, 10:00 am12:30 pm

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018, 10:00 am12:30 pm

THE CAREER CENTER

Career counseling, employment training and job development to help you find work that can be done while continuing in the industry or while developing a new professional direction. Career Transition For Dancers helps dancers to thrive during all phases of their careers.

The Career Center (formerly The Actors Fund Work Program) can help you to identify and find fulfilling secondary work that complements your performing arts and entertainment career. Career Transition For Dancers assists dancers during and post-career with career planning and transition support as well as emergency financial assistance and scholarships.

SOCIAL SERVICES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Our free and confidential social service programs are available nationally and address a wide array of challenges faced by people in performing arts and entertainment. With respect and understanding, our professional social workers offer counseling and support groups, education, emergency financial assistance and practical help.

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Live Event

International Performing Arts Conference - Accepting Creative Presentation Proposals - December 17th - 21st - Styria, Austria

International Performing Arts Conference in Austria is currently accepting creative presentation proposals. International performing arts academics, arts educators, performers, directors, choreographers, arts administrators, producers, musicians, stage designers, costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics and arts journalists are welcome to submit their proposals and share their works with an international audience.

Theatre – Dance – Music – Visual & Multimedia Art – Arts Administration – Performing Arts Training – Theatre Design & Technology

International Performing Arts Conference in Austria is currently accepting creative presentation proposals!

International performing arts academics, arts educators, performers, directors, choreographers, arts administrators, producers, musicians, stage designers, costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics and arts journalists are welcome to submit their proposals and share their works with international audience!

Annual International Conference “Theatre between Tradition and Contemporaneity” happening on December 17-21, 2018 in Austria welcomes you!

Our mission is to build bridges between cultures and industries, between tradition and modernity, highlight universal arts tools and approaches by inviting international audience, speakers and presenters from all around the world to share their heritage!

Participants: 

Performing arts academics, arts educators and teachers, performers of various genres and techniques, theatre directors, dancers and choreographers, arts administrators and producers, musicians, stage designers costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics and arts journalists.

The conference is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques.

Submit your proposal, share your work with the world!

Presentation formats:

  • Practical Workshop/Master Class
  • Work in Progress/Work Demonstration
  • Performance Fragment Not Requiring Special Technical Conditions
  • Interactive Talk/Lecture/Discussion
  • Photo/Video Demonstration
  • Exhibition, Installation
  • Research Presentation
  • Other Way of Demonstration Proposed By Speaker/Presenter Can Be Considered

The conference working language is English.

To submit your presentation proposal, please complete two steps below:

1) please send the following information to iugte.projects@gmail.com

  • Brief letter of motivation stating the conference dates and describing the purpose of your application.
  • Presentation title and format: please clearly describe, if this is a practical “practical participatory” workshop or a “sitting” talk, conversation, lecture, etc.
  • Brief presentation overview and plan – about 250 words.
  • Technical requests (for example, CD player, video projector, speakers, flip chart, grand piano, etc.);
    requests to the space (empty room suitable for movement or conversation/lecture style).
  • Detailed CV.
  • Brief biography – about 100 words.
  • Head shot (good quality JPG), several additional photos (optional).

2) please please fill in the online Application Form

Information about the presentation space:

  • The conference venue is the XV century refurbished castle, today the institute of arts.
  • The size of the studio is 90 m².
  • The floor is wooden parquet.
  • The studio can be easily arranged as the space for a practical workshop free from any furniture, perfect for movement,
    or for a discussion/lecture style presentation with tables and chairs.
  • If necessary, total “black-out” can be arranged. The room has antique huge windows which can be covered with wooden blinds.
  • There is Internet connection in the studio – both LAN and WiFi.
  • The space possibility for an exhibition at the territory of the castle can be discussed individually.
  • Additional technical possibilities can be discussed upon request.

Important note for Speakers/Presenters: in preparing your presentation, please consider the following:

  • Practical and interactive formats of presentation are very welcome.
  • The duration of each presentation slot is 60 min (including follow-up questions).
  • If the Presenter would like to book a longer slot in the programme, the conditions can be negotiated individually (subject to availability in the program).
  • Presenter’s and Speakers are welcome to bring their promotional materials, booklets, flyers, cards, DVDs, book samples, etc. to share with participants.
  • Conference participants represent various artistic practices, genres, techniques and styles.
  • Your colleagues will come from different countries of the world, for some of them English is not a native tongue.
  • The conference programme is forming quickly, the number of presentation slots is limited.
  • Individual or group presentations are welcome.

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Show Technology: MA dot2/GrandMA2: Console User Training - Regular Course Available - Various Locations, Australia

The 1-day 'MA dot2 User Training' & 2-day ‘GrandMA2 User Training’ are starter courses intended for beginners with existing knowledge from MA dot2 & grandMA2 online tutorials on the MA Lighting YouTube channel. These courses aim to make operators familiar with the basic functions of the MA dot2 & grandMA2 lighting control panels, the panels interfaces and the main features of their software and operating philosophies.

About Show Technology:

Show Technology are the leading professional lighting distributors offering lighting solutions for commercial, entertainment and architectural projects across Australia and New Zealand. Our products are used in a diverse range of entertainment and architectural applications such as concerts, theatres, opera, television studios, schools, nightclubs, bridges, public spaces, convention centres, clubs, house of worship and churches, to name a few.

Our trainers are the best in their fields and teach with first-hand knowledge and experience. The topics are presented comprehensively and are illustrated in detail. To provide you with the best tutorial environments, the courses contain real equipment and products. The ratio of students to teachers is limited to make the process as comfortable and effective as possible. The MA Lighting University training that we deliver is industry recognised, and attendees completing these successfully will receive a MA University certificate.

MA Training:

The training programme of the MA University is certified worldwide by MA Lighting, so we can guarantee continuity of knowledge independent of your training location.

The program consists of modular units; the knowledge gained on graduation from the MA dot2 & GrandMA2 user trainings is the premise for all further training. To suit your specific needs the MA training programme has a special focus on Concert Touring/Live Events and Theatre/Musicals/TV/Film.

GrandMA2 User Training:

Duration: (2) Two Days

The ‘GrandMA2 User Training is a starter course intended for beginners with existing knowledge from GrandMA2 online tutorials on the MA Lighting YouTube channel. This 2 day hands-on training course is perfect for technicians and programmers new to MA2 but with some experience on other moving light consoles.

The course is conducted with a maximum of 10 students with no more that 2 people per console. Topics we will cover include:

  • Console Set up
  • Fixture control
  • Using presets
  • Programming cues
  • Working with Effects
  • MA Network
  • Version 3.3 software revision

All equipment, lunch and refreshments are provided. Each day starts at 10am sharp and end around 4:30pm.

MA dot2 User Training:

Duration: (1) One Day

This one day MA dot2 hands on course is perfect for beginners and operators with some experience on other moving light consoles.

The course will cover the following:

  • Hardware
  • Console Layout and Connections
  • Controlling Fixtures
  • Groups & Presets
  • Storing Cues, Cue Lists, Chases & Effects
  • Backups & Networking
  • Customizing Your Show
  • Editing Your Show
  • Live Operation

All equipment, lunch and refreshments are provided for the course. The event starts at 10am sharp and ends around 5pm. For more information please email training@showtech.com.au.

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Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2018 (PLS18): October 10th - October 13th, 2018 - Shanghai, China

Prolight + Sound Shanghai is Asia’s leading trade platform for professional audio, lighting, entertainment and event technology. The show is jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt and INTEX Shanghai, showcasing the latest AV, professional audio and lighting equipment and technologies, conference systems, laser technologies and equipment, LED and LED displays, special effects, stage technologies and truss systems, broadcast equipment, AV integrated systems, as well as parts and accessories. Featuring a range of live demonstrations, seminars and forums, Prolight + Sound Shanghai is your ideal place for business and for exchanging ideas and technologies.

Stepping into its 16th edition, Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2018 (PLSS18) will be held on 10 – 13 October at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, with a fusion of ground-breaking technologies, exciting networking, leading international exhibitors and competent visitors. More than 30,000 visitors and 650 brands and companies of pro audio, lighting and stage equipment are expected to join. This edition will continue to create an invaluable platform for more business collaborations and forward-thinking ideas to take shape.

Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2017: Facts and figures at a glance

Exhibition space 45,000sqm
No of visitors / countries 29,604 visitors from 81 countries and regions
No of exhibitors 630 brands and companies

Dynamic networking events to mix and mingle with pro audio and lighting peers!

Ground breaking forums, training courses, live demonstrations and exhibitor events will address tomorrow’s entertainment technology covering the cutting-edge professional audio and lighting technology, event and entertainment technology, solutions and various practical applications to industry.

PLSS Academy

Forums and Live Demonstrations

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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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High End Systems - ETC - Hog Basic Console Training - October 29th - Holzkirchen, Germany

This free 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 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.

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.

Topics covered during the two-day course include:

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

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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Cue2cue: Training In Stage Management - Regular Courses - London, U.K.

Cue2cue training covers step by step instruction and guidance of show calling and stage management for the event industry. Sessions are tailor-made from 2 hours to 2 days depending on requirements and include a mix of presentations, practical exercises and Q & A sessions. The masterclass offers a standalone presentation.

Cue2Cue Training:

CUE2CUE training covers step by step instruction and guidance of showcalling and stage management for the event industry. sessions are tailor made from 2 hours to 2 days depending on requirements and include a mix of presentations, practical exerices and Q & A sessions. Masterclass offers a standalone presentation.

 SHOW CALLING:

  • Why a show caller?
  • The basics of (show) calling.
  • Understanding the process from pre-production and technical rehearsals through to the show.
  • Compiling the prompt book/ show flow.
  • How to call a show from the show flow document for one day events and calling when there is no script or show flow.
  • Calling to music and timecode and understanding fully the role of timecode.
  • Differences between calling for theatre & events.
  • Practical exercises in show calling.
  • Contingency planning.

STAGE MANAGEMENT:

  • The Basics – Stage directions & technical terms.
  • What is the structure of the SM team and the role of the Production Stage Manager.
  • Exploring the differences between stage management for theatre & events.
  • Corporate Events – How to effectively stage manage conferences and corporate events including speaker & presenter management.
  • Live Events – How to staff, manage and lead a team on an event.
  • Scheduling – How to schedule cast and technical rehearsals – what takes priority?
  • Contingencies – How to react and deal with technical problems and show stops.

MASTERCLASS:

Masterclass offers a unique opportunity to learn more about a discipline or show in a masterclass/ lecture environment.  Each session runs between 2 & 3 hours. Current masterclasses include:

  • Olympic Ceremonies – this masterclass explores the process of putting on a ceremony from auditions through to technical rehearsals and to show, including rarely seen photos and videos. Ceremonies discussed include London 2012 & Baku 2015.
  • Show Calling – a concise talk exploring many of the topics included in the training but with less emphasis on practical exercises.
  • Stage Management – a concise talk exploring many of the topics included in the training but with less emphasis on practical exercises.

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Women's Audio Mission: Audio Training & Information - Online - Regular Classes

Women’s Audio Mission uses music and media and an incredible “carrot” of a training environment – the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women – to attract over 1,500 underserved women and girls every year to STEM and creative technology studies that inspire them to amplify their voices and become the innovators of tomorrow. WAM’s award-winning curriculum weaves art and music with science, technology and computer programming and works to close the critical gender gap in creative technology careers.

Women’s Audio Mission is a San Francisco/Oakland-based nonprofit organization that uses music and media and an incredible “carrot” of an audio training environment –  the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women –  to attract over 1,500 underserved women and girls every year to STEM and creative technology studies that inspire them to amplify their voices and become the innovators of tomorrow. WAM’s award-winning curriculum weaves art and music with science, technology and computer programming and works to close the critical gender gap in creative technology careers.

About WOMEN’S AUDIO MISSION:

Women’s Audio Mission addresses two critical issues:

  1. Less than 5% of the people creating the sounds, music and media in the daily soundtrack of our lives are women.
  2. The alarming 70% decline in women/girls enrolling in college STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) programs since the year 2000.

WAM’s accomplishments include:

500+ women have been placed in paid positions with Google, Pixar, SFJazz, NPR, Dolby Laboratories, KQED, recording Mary J. Blige & Hillary Clinton for Apple, Comedy Central, Tracy Chapman, Animal Planet, Electronic Arts, etc

The White House Office of Social Innovation visited WAM to learn about WAM’s revolutionary methods of educating young women and girls.

WAM was recently featured on the SF Chronicle: wam.rocks/SFChron2016; KQED: wam.rocks/KQED2016; and NBC News: http://wam.rocks/wamNBCnews

WAM was named “Best of the Bay” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

2,000+ classes given to 12,000 women/girls over 15 years

WAM’s recording studio is the only professional recording studio in the world built and run entirely by women.

WAM has produced and recorded albums for over 150 artists from 21 countries, including GRAMMY-winners Kronos Quartet, acclaimed author Salman Rushdie for NPR, Angélique Kidjo (2014 GRAMMY Winner), Oscar-nominated film, “Dirty Wars”, tUnE-yArDs, Clarence Jones (Martin Luther King’s Speechwriter), award-winning singer Tanya Tagaq, and St. Lawrence String Quartet, providing work experience for 215+ women.

WAM was awarded Google RISE Awards in 2015 and 2016 for our integration of computer science into our curriculum.

Get Involved:

•Become A Member or Ally
Be the first to know about special members only and VIP events, get free magazine subscriptions and passes to conferences as well as discounts on audio gear and text books.

Student or Professional Member Levels are for anyone who is woman-identified (transgender or cisgender), non-binary or gender non-conforming.

The Ally Level is for men or other identified persons that want to show their ongoing support of WAM’s programs and initiatives.

• Training

• Events

• Job Postings

• And More…

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Urban Dance Teacher Academy

Looking to expand your capacities as an Urban Dancer into becoming a teacher? Berlin-based Steeve Austin and his team run courses on this transition from dancer to teacher.

Steeve Austin started his career as a dancer for shows and promo-tours. Mostly gigs for Nike or L.A.gear, Adidas and more…

Autodidact till the age of 17, he moved on to get some quite important roles in musicals.

Very soon something deep inside pushed him towards passing on what he had learned to others. Teaching would grow out to become one of his life’s passion. This would give him the opportunity to travel the world.

Steeve is now known for his endless creativity and playfulness. He won dozens of titles in competitions, including a world champion title,  both as a dancer and as a coach. His recent projects include choreographing for hit tv shows, teaching workshops, organizing events, training dance teachers and running successful Youtube channels.

He has also launched a unique coaching program for dance professionals on his online platform “Raised By The Beat

Steeve is a member of the National Teachers Association of the USA, the International Association of Life Coaches and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Check out his site!

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Woman's Audio Mission: SoundChannel - Audio Training - Online - Year Round

SoundChannel brings the award winning, college-tested curriculum of Women’s Audio Mission to a worldwide audience using new online delivery methods. SoundChannel not only teaches you the right way to do all things audio but also teaches you why, by delving into the math and science that govern sound and the gear used in professional audio and recording.

Are you an aspiring music producer, recording engineer, live sound engineer or sound designer?

Get a jump-start on your career with essential training at SoundChannel!

SoundChannel is a project of Women’s Audio Mission (WAM). WAM is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women and girls in music production and the recording arts.

SoundChannel brings the award winning, college-tested curriculum of Women’s Audio Mission to a worldwide audience using new online delivery methods. SoundChannel’s online courses have re-invented the textbook, creating an entirely different learning experience: study at your own pace, see equipment up close and personal, interact and test yourself, access DIY projects and the best reading lists to brush up on the math and science necessary for a complete understanding of the field of professional audio and recording. SoundChannel not only teaches you the right way to do all things audio but also teaches you why, by delving into the math and science that govern sound and the gear used in professional audio and recording.

SoundChannel Training Library features:

•Animated, interactive e-textbooks that include audio examples, video demonstrations, DIY projects and quizzes so you can test your own progress.

•College-level content created by award-winning college professors and seasoned industry professionals. Used by colleges across the country.

•Resource library that delves deep into the science and electronics of sound and audio gear.

•Self-paced, unlimited access online 24/7.

•Affordable.

Whether you’re brushing up on recording techniques, or learning the fundamentals, there’s something here for you.

Over 6,000 students from 93 countries have been trained at SoundChannel.

SoundChannel is unlike any other available training material because it is:

1. Created and tested in a rigorous college environment by a tenured professor and 25 year audio professional.

2. Based on the science behind music production. Most music production training is weak in theory because it has been created without a solid foundation in science. It makes the content harder to understand because it seems like “magic”. SoundChannel’s materials were developed by an electrical engineer, who is an expert at making the science interesting and understandable.

3. Using current music industry references. The author was a former major-label recording artist and is an active record producer that works with artists whose music is on commercial radio stations, in Hollywood films and on television.

4. Gender and racially balanced. SoundChannel’s materials visually tie the trainings to producers, artists, educators from diverse backgrounds so that students see themselves represented in the field. There is no other training like it.

5. Revolutionary in its delivery method – full of interactive quizzes, tests and branches to other levels of difficulty or other areas of interest.

6. Full of up-close demonstrations from various viewing angles in real, world-class recording environments.

This project was made possible by funding from the San Francisco Arts Commission, Cultural Equity Grants, and ZeroDivide.

SIGN UP NOW:

A subscription gives you full, unlimited access to the entire SoundChannel Library. The materials are typically used by 1-2 semester course so keep that in mind when you choose a plan. You save more when you sign up for a longer plan. It’s the perfect companion for your studies.

School/Non-Profit Group Discounts:

Group discounts are available for schools and non-profits for groups as small as five. Depending on the size of the class, group pricing can be as low as $20/student per semester.

About WOMEN’S AUDIO MISSION (WAM):

Women’s Audio Mission is a San Francisco/Oakland-based nonprofit organization that uses music and media and an incredible “carrot” of an audio training environment –  the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women –  to attract over 1,500 underserved women and girls every year to STEM and creative technology studies that inspire them to amplify their voices and become the innovators of tomorrow. WAM’s award-winning curriculum weaves art and music with science, technology and computer programming and works to close the critical gender gap in creative technology careers.

Women’s Audio Mission addresses two critical issues:

  1. Less than 5% of the people creating the sounds, music and media in the daily soundtrack of our lives are women.
  2. The alarming 70% decline in women/girls enrolling in college STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) programs since the year 2000.

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Feature Your Professional Development Opportunity On EVOLUTION.

Are you offering a course, class, event, or other professional development opportunity and want to share it with industry professionals around the globe? Contact us at evolution@theatreartlife.com.

Are you offering a course, class, event, or other professional development opportunity and want to share it with industry professionals around the globe? Contact us at evolution@theatreartlife.com.

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