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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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Courses

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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Courses

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

Avid Education/Genius DV – Pro Tools/Sound Training – Pro Tools 101: Pro Tools Fundamentals I – September 24th & 25th – Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

Students learn to build sessions that include multi-track recordings of live audio, MIDI sequences and virtual instruments. The Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course introduces fundamental Pro Tools concepts and principles, covering everything an individual needs to know to complete a basic Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final mixdown. Together with the second course in the series, Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110), this course provides the foundation training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User: Pro Tools | Software certification exam.

Pro Tools Fundamentals (PT101):

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

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

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

Genius DV:

Founded in November of 2000, GeniusDV has created an elite luxurious training environment that provides state-of-the-art, hands-on training for professional industry standard  video and audio editing software packages

GeniusDV teaches to the current industry trends. That means that we teach outside the book and customize our classes to each individual or company’s needs. GeniusDV keeps class sizes to a minimum to ensure that we can give each student extensive individual attention.

  • Enrollment ranges from 1 – 4 students
  • We do NOT cancel courses with only 1 individual.
  • We teach from ‘outside’ the book.
  • Support does not expire
  • GeniusDV only uses ‘professional contractors’. They are NOT programmed staff instructors.

Get world-class video post-production training

GeniusDV offers three types of training. We can train you remotely, or travel to your location., We also schedule regular classroom training at our training facility in Orlando, Florida.

Remote Online Training

Do you need to get up to speed quickly without having to travel? Then enroll in a remote online training course. The training is designed as a one-on-one customized experience.

On-Site Training

Our instructors train and consult at studios, networks, schools, and corporations worldwide. An on-site engagement allows you to completely customize your training to your company’s needs, learn on your schedule. We will train an unlimited number of individuals for one flat rate.

Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

 

Pro Tools Course Outline (101)

Pro Tools System Requirements
– Compatible Operating Systems PC/MAC
– Disk Space Requirements for Project Sessions

The Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstation
– Audio Processing
– MIDI Production
– Notation and Scores
– Mixing and Automation
– Audio for Video Post-Production

Pro Tools History and Evolution
– Roots in Digidrums
– Digidrums Becomes Digidesign
– Digidesign Merges with Avid Technology
– Pro Tools in This Decade
– Updates to Pro Tools

Audio Basics: Waveform, Frequency, and Amplitude
– Waveform
– Frequency
– Amplitude
– Recording and Playing Back Analog Audio

Converting Audio to Digital Format
– The Importance of Sample Rate
– The Importance of Bit Depth
– Sample Rate, Bit Depth, and File Size
– Recording in Digital Format

Pro Tools System Configurations
– Software Options
– Host-Based Systems Versus DSP-Accelerated Systems
– Audio Interface Options

Cross-Platform Issues
– Keyboard Commands
– File-Naming Conventions

Software Installation and Operation
– Included Plug-Ins and Extras
– Pro Tools Software Features

Pro Tools File Structure
File Organization
– Session Components

Starting Pro Tools
– Powering Up Your Hardware
– Using the PACE ilok System
– Launching Pro Tools
– Accessing Connected Audio Devices
– Optimizing Host-Based Pro Tools Performance

The Pro Tools Menu Structure
– File Menu
– Edit Menu
– View Menu
– Track Menu
– Clip Menu
– Event Menu
– AudioSuite Menu
– Options Menu
– Setup Menu
– Window Menu
– Marketplace Menu
– Help Menu

Main Pro Tools Windows
– Edit Window
– Mix Window
– Transport Window
– Additional Editor Windows

Edit Tool Functions
– Zoomer T001
– Trim Tool
– Selector Tool
– Grabber Tool
– Scrubber Tool
– Pencil Tool
– Smart Tool

Edit Modes
– Shuffle Mode
Slip Mode
– Spot Mode
– Grid Mode

Time Scales and Rulers
– Main Time Scale
– Sub Time Scale
– Ruler Display Options

MIDI Control Features
– Wait for Note
– Metronome
– Count off Controls
– MIDI Merge Mode
– Tempo Ruler Enable
– Meter Display
– Tempo Field
– Tool Tips

Creating a New Session
– The Dashboard
– Creating and Using Session Documents
– Creating and Using Project Documents
– Using Templates
– Choosing Parameter Settings
– File Size Considerations

Working with Tracks
– Adding Tracks
– Naming Tracks
– Deleting Tracks
– Adding Audio to Tracks

Controlling Playback
– Timeline Selections
– Edit Selections
– Working with Linked Timeline and Edit Selections
– Starting and Stopping Playback
– Locating the Playback Cursor
– Selecting the Scrolling Behavior

Saving, Locating and Opening Pro Tools Files
– Saving a Session or Project
– Locating and Opening a Session File

Options Before Recording
– Audio Storage Requirements
– Disk Usage Window

Preparing to Record
– Creating a Click Track (Optional)
– Checking Hardware Connections
– Record-Enabling Tracks
– Setting Input Path, Level, and Pan

Recording and Managing Audio
– Organizing after Recording
– Return to Playback Mode
– Organize Audio Files and Clips
– Removing Audio Clips and Deleting Audio Files

Importing and Working with Media
– File Characteristics
– Split Stereo versus Interleaved Files

Importing Audio
– Import Audio Dialog Box
– Importing Audio with the Import Command
– Importing Audio with Workspace Browsers
– Batch Importing Audio

Importing Video
– Video Track Display
– Working with Video Tracks

MIDI Recording
-MIDI Basics
– MIDI in Pro Tools
– Creating MIDI-Compatible Tracks
– Sample-Based Operation versus Tick-Based Operation
– Time Scale and Rulers for Working with MIDI
– Setting the Base Meter and Tempo
– Setting the Base Meter
– Setting the Base Tempo
– Preparing to Record MIDl
– Connecting a MIDI Device
– Checking MIDI Inputs/Outputs
– Record-Enabling MIDI-Compatible Tracks
– Setting Record Options

Using Virtual Instruments
– Placing a Virtual Instrument on an Instrument Track
– Using Xpand
– Using Boom
– Using Structure Free

Recording MIDI

Viewing MIDI Data on MIDI-Compatible Tracks
– MIDI Clips View
– MIDI Notes View
– Velocity View
– MIDI Editor Window Views

Selecting and Navigating
– Using the Universe View
– Resizing the Universe
– The Current View Indicator
– Moving and Scrolling from the Universe View
– Types of Selection
– Creating Timeline Selections
– Creating Edit Selections
– Working with Selections
– Creating Separate Timeline Selections and Edit Selections
– Making Selections on Multiple Tracks
– Selecting Material Based on Selected Tracks
– Using the Tab Key
– Tabbing to Transient Points

Adjusting the Session View
– Adjusting Track Height
– Changing the Track Order
– Using the Tool
– Using Zoom Toggle
– Changing the Horizontal and Vertical Zoom
– Storing and Recalling Zoom Presets

Adding Markers to Your Session
– About Memory Locations
– Creating a Marker
– The Memory Locations Window
– Recalling a Marker Location
– Deleting a Marker Location
– Creating a Selection Using Markers
– Editing Your Media

Editing Your Media
– Selecting Playback Options
– Scrolling Modes
– Loop Playback

Using the Edit Modes
– Editing in Shuffle Mode
– Editing in Slip Mode
– Editing in Spot Mode
– Editing in Grid Mode
– Using the Snap To Grid Function
– Configuring the Grid

Editing Clips
– Basic Editing Commands
– Special-Purpose Editing Commands

Moving and Trimming Clips
– Using the Grabber Tool
– Using the Trim Functions
– Using the Nudge Function

Creating Fade Effects
– Applying Fade-Ins and Fade-Outs
– Applying Crossfades
– Fade Settings

Undoing Your Work
– Using Multi-Level Undo
– Using Restore Last Selection
– Using Revert to Saved
– Restoring from Session Backups

Mixing and Creating a Bounce
– Basic Mixer Terminology
– Inputs
– Outputs
– Inserts
– Sends and Returns

Working in the Mix Window
– Configuring the Mix Window
– Using Basic Automation
– Recording Automation (Write Mode)
– Playing Back Automation (Read Mode)
– Turning Automation Off (Off Mode)
– Viewing Automation Playlists
– Editing Breakpoint Automation

Using Plug-In Processors
– Real-Time Plug-In Formats
– Plug-Ins Provided with Pro Tools

Backing Up Your Session
– Considerations for Backup and Archive Copies
– Saving a Session Copy

Creating a Stereo Mixdown
– Mixdown Options
– Considerations for Bouncing Audio
– Bouncing to Disk
– Adding a Bounce File to Your iTunes Library
– Automating Shared Effects and Creating a Stereo Bounce

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Courses

Stage Management - Training - Stage Management Essentials - NIDA - October 6th & October 7th - Kensington, Sydney, Australia

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

Stage Management Essentials

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

Course components

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

Outcomes

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

Duration: (2) Two Days

Time: 10am – 5pm

Who are we?

Performance experts

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

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

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

Experienced educators

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

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

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

Specialists in our field

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

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

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

Accessible to all

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

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

A supportive community

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

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

Training method

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

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

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

We’re everywhere!

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

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

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

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Meyers Sound: Training - Theatrical Sound Design & Mixing - September 19th & September 20th - Banff, Alberta, Canada

In this presentation, Tony Meola, whose credits include such renowned productions as Wicked, The Lion King, The Sound of Music, Kiss Me Kate, The King and I, Smokey Joe’s Café and innumerable others, will discuss his approach to designing and mixing theatrical productions. This workshop will include hands-on mixing exercises and an in-depth examination of Tony’s methods and techniques for theatrical sound.

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.

Theatrical Sound Design & Mixing

This program provides participants with insight into the world of theatrical sound design and how to approach mixing a musical to achieve the best results.

Theatre tells a story, and theatrical sound design is a crucial component in telling that story. Sound design and mixing for theatrical productions present unique challenges that require finesse and subtlety to be executed effectively. Elements such as lyrical intelligibility and dialogue, as well as mixing levels and transparency of sound reinforcement, are crucial to theatrical productions.

What does the program offer?

“Storytelling is my main job,” says legendary theatrical sound designer Tony Meola. In this workshop, Tony, whose credits include such renowned productions as Wicked, The Lion King, The Sound of Music, Kiss Me Kate, The King and I, Smokey Joe’s Café, and innumerable others, will discuss his approach to designing and mixing theatrical productions. The workshop will include hands-on mixing exercises and an in-depth examination of Tony’s methods and techniques for theatrical sound.

Tony Meola’s interest in sound started at an early age, spending hours practicing clarinet and performing with school music ensembles. Tony continued his musical studies at Orange County Community College near his hometown of Middeltown, New York. During his time there he became involved in the technical end of the college’s drama program, and though he graduated with honors with an A.A.S. in music, he changed his major to theatre when he transferred to Ithaca College. Tony thrived at Ithaca, graduating magna cum laude with a B.F.A. and set his sights on a career in show business.

Who should register?

Anyone interested in a career mixing musical theatre, anyone already mixing musical theatre, or anyone interacting or overseeing this process is invited to register. This includes sound designers, stage managers, directors, and technical directors.

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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USITT: Architecture Symposium & Annual OISTAT Meeting - October 10th - 12th - Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Join International professionals for exploration of Chicagoan Architecture. Learn from a design team of architects, theater consultants and acousticians about innovations in health, safety and welfare in spaces throughout the city.

USITT: Architecture Symposium 2018

Hosted by the USITT and OISTAT (International Organization of Scenographers Theatre Architects and Technicians). Provides in-depth focus about innovations in health, safety and welfare in spaces throughout the city of Chicago.

About USITT:

USITT was founded in 1960 as an organization to promote dialogue, research, and learning among practitioners of theatre design and technology.

Today it has grown to include members at all levels of their careers and has embraced the new technologies being used in entertainment.  USITT is now the leader in life-long learning opportunities for the entertainment design and technology industry.

Mission:

Join International professionals for exploration of Chicagoan Architecture. Learn from a design team of architects, theater consultants and acousticians about innovations in health, safety and welfare in spaces throughout the city.

Topics will include accommodating patrons and performers with disabilities, acoustic comfort and clarity, code issues, regulations and life safety solutions, as well as discussions and presentations on architecturally responsive urban planning and building design with environmentally sustainable approaches. Curriculum is subject to change. Enjoy tours of both contemporary and vintage theater spaces throughout Chicago.

Extend your stay to the weekend and experience Open House Chicago, a free annual festival that offers behind the scenes access to over 200 buildings.

The OISTAT annual meeting in Architecture is a unique opportunity for host countries to share with a distinguished group of architects worldwide professional experiences, to publicize the work of designers to the international community, as well as to publicize the work of the host institutions.

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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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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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International Summer School of Physical Theatre

June 29 - July 6 2018
Retzhof Castle - Austria

Annual residential program is open to dancers, choreographers, actors and contemporary circus performers with professional stage experience working in various genres and styles, interested in the practical creative research of Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary performance.

International Summer School of Physical Theatre

Dates: June 29 – July 6, 2018

Location: Retzhof Castle – Austria

The school provides the fascinating and inspiring encounter of artists from diverse artistic backgrounds and techniques; creates the platform for exchange, network and collaboration in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment and encourages the artists to search for the universal “intercultural” language in contemporary performance.

The programme includes intensive practical training and discussions guided by Sergei Ostrenko – Russian theatre director, choreographer and teacher, and Gennady Ostrenko – choreographer, movement director, theater artist, designer, painter.

During the program participants will have opportunity to explore Ostrenko method of performer’s physical training and rehearsal. Performer’s physicality in the methods of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and M.Chekhov, principles of Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, Tai-chi for performers, training by method of improvisation, scene composition from exercises to performance: these are some of the elements uniquely transformed and combined in Ostrenko’s teaching system.

Participants will research the connection between physical action and voice, gesture, movement, dance and word, explore performer’s physicality as the key to form, style, atmosphere and emotional palette, learn to build up the composition of the form and the language of the artistic space of the performance, gain helpful practical tools and valuable tips for mounting a contemporary physical theatre performance stepping beyond the limits of text-based acting, acquire a reliable practical toolkit for creating contemporary professional productions in limited rehearsal time.

Practical sessions develop in the form of various exercises which progress from simple to compound. Gradually the group proceeds to group improvisations and structures. Every day sets advanced creative tasks developing the preceding steps. Through the system of consecutive exercises the group grows common language and trust, ability to collaborate and create together.

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

The working language is English.

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Women's Audio Mission

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

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.

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Mental Health In The Entertainment Industry: UK

ArtsMinds is a collaboration between BAPAM, Equity, The Stage and Spotlight – four entertainment industry organisations that between them reach thousands and thousands of performers and creative practitioners working across all art forms.The four companies came together to consider how they might support people in the creative industries who are dealing with emotional stress and mental health challenges and the result is this resource hub.

Arts Minds provide avenues for support in the realms of:

  1. Health
  2. Career
  3. Relationships
  4. Finances

Hotlines and Immediate Support Available for those in the UK.

Artsminds Website

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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.

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Courses

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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Courses

Stage Management Association (SMA) Presents: Elements of Company Management - February 13th, 2018 - London, U.K.

The Stage Management Association presents Elements of Company Management in London with Andrew Killian.
Tuesday 13th February 2018  at Guild House Upper St Martin's Ln, London WC2H 9EG
This one-day course is aimed at stage managers who aspire to move up to company management; It builds upon established stage management skills and identifies five key areas which impact on the company manager daily.

The Stage Management Association presents Elements of Company Management in London with Andrew Killian

Tuesday 13th February 2018  at Guild House Upper St Martin’s Ln, London WC2H 9EG

This one-day course is aimed at stage managers who aspire to move up to company management; It builds upon established stage management skills and identifies five key areas which impact on the company manager daily.

These areas are:

  • Expectations of a Producer
  • Press and Publicity
  • Expectation of a Receiving House
  • Keeping the Books – the Production Accountant
  • Employment Relations

The course concludes with a panel of practicing company managers; They will review the day’s content using their own hands-on experience to answer your questions and help you with advice.  Contact Stage Management Association to learn more

SMA Members Early Bird price now only £125.00 (for bookings/payments made and received in advance before 16th January 2018 )

SMA and Equity Members Price only  £130.00 Non Members  £150.00

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Live Event

American Society for Theatre Research 2018 Conference

American Society for Theatre Research 2018 Conference: "Arousal: Theatre, Performance, Embodiment". November 15 - 18, 2018

American Society for Theatre Research 2018 Conference: Arousal: Theatre, Performance, Embodiment 

November 15 – 18, 2018 Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter San Diego, California

The deadline for Plenary Presentation, Working Session, and Curated Panel proposals will be February 1, 2018. In mid-December a formal call will be circulated with links to the electronic submissions forms available on ASTR’s website. All proposals, including those for previously convened working sessions, must explicitly relate their goals to the conference theme. Proposals that do not include direct articulation to the theme will not be considered. The Program Committee also reminds proposers that working sessions and curated panels are a part of ASTR’s explicit charge to promote, support, and feature work by, about, and with under-represented groups, including communities of color, LGBTQ communities, Disability communities, and communities of scholars without regularized institutional support.

Learn more about the American Society for Theatre Research Conference

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