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

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

About ETC – High End:

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

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

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

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

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

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

ETC – High End – Training Centers & Online Videos:

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

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

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

HOG Family Training: Advanced

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

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

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

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

The course is free to attend.

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

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

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

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

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

Audience:

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

USITT: Association for Performing Arts & Entertainment Professionals

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

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

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

Why Louisville?

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

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

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

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

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

Areas for Exhibition:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stages on the Expo Floor:

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

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

Climbing Special Exhibit:

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

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

Tech Expo:

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

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

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

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

IAAPA 2019 – Shanghai New International Expo Centre

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


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

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

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

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

Who Should Attend?

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

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

It’s All Here! By The Numbers:

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

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

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

Experience the latest in:

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

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Courses

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

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

Stage Management Essentials

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

Course components

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

Outcomes

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

Duration: (2) Two Days

Time: 10am – 5pm

Who are we?

Performance experts

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

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

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

Experienced educators

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

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

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

Specialists in our field

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

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

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

Accessible to all

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

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

A supportive community

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

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

Training method

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

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

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

We’re everywhere!

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

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

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

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

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

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stage Management Summer School

Duration: (1) One Week

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

A week long condensed introduction to Stage Management for Theatre.

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

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

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

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

Why Choose This Course?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

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

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

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

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

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

Mission:

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

Vision:

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

Mandate:

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

Programs:

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

Practicum Available:

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

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Meyers Sound: Training - System Design & Optimization - Regular Classes - Various Locations

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:

Length: 4 days of training followed by 1-day IRATA assessment and/or 1-day SPRAT evaluation. Dual certification candidates must attend both days of testing.

Cost:
$1600 SPRAT Certification
$1700 IRATA Certification
$1900 IRATA/SPRAT Dual Certification

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.

EQUIPMENT AND ATTIRE

All the climbing equipment will be provided. Personal equipment, including helmets, is only permitted if you have traceability and inspection records for them. Appropriate clothing for climbing in a harness is advised. The following are general recommendations:

  • Pants or shorts that come down to the knee.
  • Short or long sleeve shirts are fine; a collar can keep the straps from chaffing the neck.
  • Lightweight shoes or boots. Socks that cover the shin.
  • Gloves are not required but a thin pair may be useful.
  • A bandana or buff may also be comfortable inside the helmet.

The material being covered during our four days of training can be found on
www.irata.org
IRATA International Code of Practice (ICOP)
IRATA Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme (TACS)

www.sprat.org

SPRAT Safe Practices
SPRAT Certification Requirements

We look forward to training with you!

FALL ARREST RESCUE:

Length: 2 day

Cost: $800

DESCRIPTION:

OSHA requires that “the employer shall provide for the prompt rescue of employees in the event of a fall or shall assure that employees are able to rescue themselves.” This course includes instruction and practical exercises in self rescue and assisted rescue, using a variety of techniques and equipment. We recommend this training for designated rescue teams, and also for any personnel working in remote or otherwise complicated locations, where rescue services would not be able to access in a timely manner.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Legal responsibilities and requirements
  • Equipment selection and inspection
  • Anchor selection
  • Self-Rescue
  • Remote Retrieval
  • Rescue Rigging
  • Risk Analysis
  • Rescue Systems and Methods

IMPROVISED SELF RESCUE, LEVEL 1:

Length: 2 days

Cost: TBD (Offered through Red Rock Guides)

DESCRIPTION:

Designed for recreational climbers, cavers and canyoneers with knowledge and experience at an intermediate level. Climbing ability is not the gauge, but rather familiarity with systems, equipment and techniques. We will not be covering basic belay or rappel techniques, how to tie a knot, attach to an anchor, etc. Please get in touch if you are unsure whether you have the appropriate knowledge base. We hope to encourage you to sign up, and we can arrange a short refresher of basic skills at the Red Rock Climbing Center, or at our facility. We feel that the material covered in this course is essential for everyone who ties into a rope, and will greatly improve your ability to stay safe out there.

We will look at some of the more common causes of climbing accidents, and how to avoid them. We will also practice techniques that can allow climbers to get themselves or a partner out of a predicament.

  • Rappel safety
  • Releasable hitches
  • Belay escape
  • Knot pass
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Ascending a single rope
  • Ascending a doubled rappel rope
  • Alternative methods for rappel/ belay/ lower
  • Lowering a partner
  • Simul-rappeling with a partner

GEAR:

We will focus on techniques and methods that use equipment the climber probably already carries on their harness. Please bring the following gear and mark your carabiners:

  • Harness
  • Shoes
  • Climbing helmet
  • Multi-use belay device, such as the ATC Guide or Reverso
  • 1 Cordellette
  • 2 Short Prussik loops
  • 2 Shoulder length slings
  • 5 Locking and 5 non-locking carabiners.

Note:

Safety is paramount on all our courses. The training location will be thoroughly assessed for hazards and managed by experienced professionals. And students will always be attached by a secondary safety line when practicing at height. Please ensure your equipment is in good condition.

CONFINED SPACE ENTRANT, ATTENDANT, SUPERVISOR, AND RESCUER TRAINING:

Length: 3 days
Cost: $1000

Description:

A hands on course covering topics related to confined space work and rescue applications. The target audience is teams that perform work or rescue services in confined spaces. The focus will be on best work practices that allow safe access to permit required spaces. Simulated entries and rescues from IDLH-type atmospheres that require the use of supplied air respirators will also be included. Our facility is designed to simulate a variety of situations, so that teams are able to practice the most difficult scenarios.

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • Legal responsibilities and requirements
  • Equipment selection, proper use, and inspection
  • Patient packaging
  • Litter rigging
  • Tripod and hoist operation
  • Confined space at height
  • IDLH hazardous atmospheres
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Knots and rigging
  • Systems and risk analysis

PPE SELECTION, INSPECTION AND MANAGEMENT, COMPETENT PERSON INSPECTION TRAINING:

Length: 3 days
Cost: $1000

DESCRIPTION:

This course covers personal protective equipment (PPE) for professional workers at height. We will emphasize proper selection, inspection, and management of a variety of equipment. This course is intended for end users, and those responsible for PPE inspection and management.

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • Risk assessment and associated decision making.
  • Potential hazards associated with the use of PPE for protection against falls from height.
  • Legislation and current requirements regarding the management of PPE.
  • Definition of “competent person.”
  • General principles and uses of PPE.
  • Employer and PPE inspector responsibilities.
  • Understanding a technical notice.
  • Principal actions of the examiner: maintenance, returns under warranty, removal of products from service, etc.
  • Principal corrective actions: information to provide for the users and/or their management system.
  • Necessary tools and work environment to efficiently perform PPE examination.
  • Presentation of Petzl Technical Institute PPE examination protocol.
  • Pre-use checks, special inspections, thorough examinations, signs and symptoms, significance of any defects, criteria for removal from service.
  • Identify defects and damage which would result in the item being removed from service.
  • Inspection reporting.

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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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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 2019 (PLS19): October 2019 - 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 17th edition, Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2019 (PLSS19) will be held in 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 - February 25th - 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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MA University: Online Courses - GrandMA Console Training - Year Round

Ready to take your design to the next level? Learn to program with a grandMA lighting console with MA Lighting University.

As our industry is constantly progressing, we at MA Lighting believe that solid knowledge and constant learning are not only needed – they are essential. While shows are getting more and more complex these days, there is a constant need to always stay up to date. Software and features evolve. There is always something to learn and areas to improve.

The MA University

The MA University aims to enable lifelong learning opportunities, constant improvement and creates a platform for staying up to date by providing comprehensive training programs and delivering global MA knowledge to the highest quality standards.

This is particularly important when it comes to MA console training, however it is equally relevant when setting up a network utilizing MA hardware solutions.

The training program of the MA University is certified worldwide by MA Lighting and aims to guarantee a consistency of knowledge independent of the training concept and location.

GrandMA Console Online Training

If you are new the grandMA lighting console and want to get started with the basics, grandMA offers a collection of instructional YouTube videos to demonstrate the basics of grandMA programming:

Another source of education is from MA Lighting.

MA provides a number of courses and access to training at their MA University. The focus can be on concerts, touring and live events OR theatre, musicals, television and film.

MA Lighting has this to say about their courses:

By providing comprehensive training programs, MA Lighting aims to offer its customers the best possible qualifications. This is particularly important when it comes to grandMA2 console and dot2 training; however, it is equally relevant when using an MA VPU (Video Processing Unit) or setting up a network via MA-Net2/MA-Net utilising the corresponding MA hardware solutions.

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. Trainings within the MA Lighting University are industry recognised, and attendees completing these successfully will receive a certificate.

Two strong elements form the basis of the MA University concept, aimed to deliver the best learning experience for you. Both elements of the MA University training concept – E-learning and hands-on training – offer multiple advantages. In combination, they guarantee the best possible learning experience and a sophisticated understanding of MA’s products and philosophies for you.

Don’t have access to a grandMA console? No problem. MA provide a PC version of the grandMA software which has all the functionality of the real thing.

Finally, learn from the best. Find a lighting programmer who uses a grandMA system, and request that they let you tag along on their next gig, or at least ask for a quick tutorial in a live situation.

Get programming!

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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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LDI SHOW 2019: Las Vegas Convention Center - November 18th - 24th, 2019 - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Live Design International (LDI) hosts over 14,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, and houses of worship, as well as a wide range of international live and broadcast venues.

LDI SHOW 2019: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

Founded in 1988, Live Design International (LDI) connects design, technology, and production to the live audience experience.

As the leading conference and tradeshow for live design professionals from all around the globe, LDI hosts over 14,000 members of the production community, working in a wide range of international live and broadcast venues – festivals, corporate events, theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, architainment, and houses of worship.

You are part of a community that comes from more than 80 countries to see the latest gear in action, refresh your knowledge, and replenish your creativity. We invite you to talk with our exhibitors, even though there are almost 400 of them! This is your opportunity to get in-depth discussions and live demos for the cutting-edge gear debuted exclusively to LDI attendees.

Exhibition Hall:

The LDI Exhibit Hall provides you with the best networking opportunity in the industry. Experience the latest gear including lighting, projection/video, audio, special effects, staging/trussing/rigging, automation/software, and soft goods (screens, drapery, projection surfaces), from more than 350 companies’ exhibits, with live demos and face-to-face discussions about the cutting-edge gear they debut exclusively to LDI attendees. This year we’ve been working closely with the audio community to develop content which will excite, educate, and inspire, as well as attracting new exhibitors to showcase the latest technology on the market in our new LDI Amplify Audio pavilion.

Special Event:

Be part of the excitement at LDI2019 and attend our Special Events, both on and off the show floor. These events are FREE to all LDI2019 Badge Holders

•New Technology Breakfast
•LDI 2019 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
•#LDI2019 #BoothCrawl and Scavenger Hunt: LDI Exhibit Hall Floor
•LDI Industry Party
•Recepción Latinoamericana
•LDI Portfolio and Website Review: Lighting and Projection
•Lumen Brothers Live @LDI: Light Talk

Training:

Join us for the industry’s best professional training: site-specific, case studies, hands-on technology training, behind-the-scenes tours, and panel discussions. You can select from over 100 sessions from our comprehensive professional training programs.

  • Put your mind to work and think outside of the box! Hands-on training, small classes, personalized learning, half-day, full-day, and two-day options—all in the 2019 LDInstitute™  – lighting consoles, software, media servers, laser training, rigging and electrics…
  • Step up to the challenge of the LDIntensives™—a unique mix of topics from Ethernet and technical direction, project management to projection mapping. Serious stuff for the serious-minded industry professional!
  • Immerse yourself in the LDInnovation Conference™, Three days of essential sessions on the issues at the heart of our industry, with the latest production tips and techniques, lighting applications, lighting console programming, and projection practices.

Exhibiting: Why Exhibit?

Live Design International (LDI) hosts over 14,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, and houses of worship, as well as a wide range of international live and broadcast venues. Attendees from more than 85 countries come to LDI to see the latest gear in action, refresh their knowledge, and replenish their creativity. More than 350 companies exhibit, providing live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions about the cutting-edge gear they debut exclusively to LDI attendees.

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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

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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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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.

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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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Mentorly: Writing & Publishing Mentorships - Online - All Year Round

Writing is a often a long, solo journey, but it doesn’t have to be! Connect with our wonderful mentors who have all been in your shoes and who have published dozens of articles, stories and novels between them. Whether you need feedback on your manuscript or advice on how to publish your work, they have the answers you’re looking for. Our notable mentors include Allie Larkin, Farzana Doctor, Meags Fitzgerald, Jackie Viramontez, Guillaume Morissette and Greg Santos, to name just few.

Writing is a often a long, solo journey, but it doesn’t have to be! Connect with our wonderful mentors who have all been in your shoes and who have published dozens of articles, stories and novels between them. Whether you need feedback on your manuscript or advice on how to publish your work, they have the answers you’re looking for. Our notable mentors include Allie Larkin, Farzana Doctor, Meags Fitzgerald, Jackie Viramontez, Guillaume Morissette and Greg Santos, to name just few.

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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Actors Fund: Guidance & Grant Program - Career Transition For Dancers - Online - Year Round

The Actors’ Fund program enables dancers to define their career possibilities while developing the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines in order to thrive during all phases of their careers. Founded in 1985, Career Transition For Dancers enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines outside of dance.

The Actors’ Fund program enables dancers to define their career possibilities while developing the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines in order to thrive during all phases of their careers.

Founded in 1985, Career Transition For Dancers enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines outside of dance.

Core program services include:

•Career Counseling and Guidance Program
•Scholarship and Grant Program

Dancers are also eligible to receive individual and group counseling services, referrals for healthcare and health insurance and, where eligible, access to emergency financial assistance.

ELIGIBILITY:

For dancers interested in career counseling and guidance:

•An active dancer must currently be working professionally (or withing the last 12 months) in the performing arts and/or entertainment industry
OR
•Currently be enrolled in a competitive dance/training/education program and intend to derive income as a professional dancer
OR
•Former dancers must have a minimum of seven years paid employment in the performing arts and/or entertainment industry with five years of earnings of at least $5,000 a year,
OR
•Dancers over 65 must be able to document that his/her primary life earnings were derived from the entertainment industry

For dancers interested in a scholarship or grant:

•A professional dance career of 7 or more years (years need not be consecutive or current) within the past 20 years;

•100 weeks or more of paid dance employment in the United States (US citizens with global dance experience inclusive);

•Total gross earnings of a minimum of $56,000 (arrived at by combining the annual gross income of the 7 highest earning years within the past 20 years);

•Document a financial need;

•Consultation with a Career Counselor, either in person or by telephone (depending on proximity to one of our offices);

FOR ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT:

We provide assistance nationally. For more information and an application, please contact our regional office closest to you.

New York City
Patch Schwadron, Senior Career Counselor
917.281.5992
pschwadron@actorsfund.org

Chicago
Maryellen Langhout, Career Counselor
312.414.0500
mlanghout@actorsfund.org

Los Angeles
Sophia Kozak, Career Counselor
323.330.2472
skozak@actorsfund.org

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Mentorly: Visual Art Mentorships - Online - All Year Round

Mentorly mentor and acclaimed visual artist Olivia Knapp wishes she too have had access to a resource that could connect her with artists working in her desired field before spending substantial amounts on art school tuition that didn’t directly yield her career. That’s why she’s so keen on giving back through Mentorly, alongside our many other brilliant visual artists, Jason Cantoro, Dave Todaro, MissPixels and Lisa McLinden. Let them guide you on finding your own aesthetic and technique and getting your work known!

Mentorly mentor and acclaimed visual artist Olivia Knapp wishes she too have had access to a resource that could connect her with artists working in her desired field before spending substantial amounts on art school tuition that didn’t directly yield her career. That’s why she’s so keen on giving back through Mentorly, alongside our many other brilliant visual artists, Jason Cantoro, Dave Todaro, MissPixels and Lisa McLinden. Let them guide you on finding your own aesthetic and technique and getting your work known!

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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Mentorly: Design & Arts x Business Mentorship - Online - All Year Round

Are you hitting a wall with monetizing your passion? We have just the right mentors to give you bridge the gap between making art and selling it. Gain knowledge from Art Director, artist and curator Caterina Rizzi who is also the Co-Founder of the wildly successful and fast-growing startup Breather. This highly-regarded mentor and entrepreneur will help you turn your exceptional talent into a vibrant business. Don’t wait to book, your career depends on it!

Are you hitting a wall with monetizing your passion? We have just the right mentors to give you bridge the gap between making art and selling it. Gain knowledge from Art Director, artist and curator Caterina Rizzi who is also the Co-Founder of the wildly successful and fast-growing startup Breather. This highly-regarded mentor and entrepreneur will help you turn your exceptional talent into a vibrant business. Don’t wait to book, your career depends on it!

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

ABOUT MENTORLY:

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

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

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

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

Learn More by Clicking Here!

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