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

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

About d&b:

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

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

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

Two beliefs, one simple mission

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

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

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

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

Transporting knowledge and experience

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

Video Tutorials:

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

Line arrays

Line Arrays

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

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

Simulation with ArrayCalc

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

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

ArrayProcessing

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

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

Rigging

Rigging

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

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

Rigging with ArrayCalc

•Rigging Plot
•ArrayCalc Viewer App

Integration

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

D80 & D20 Tutorial 1

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

10D & 30D Tutorial

•Overview
•Initial Device Setup
•GPIO
•Input Management

Remote networks

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

R1 Tutorial

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

Configuring the system amplifiers in R1

•Amplifiers: Remote

d&b System amplifiers

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

D80 & D20 Tutorial 1

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

10D & 30D Tutorial

•Overview
•Initial Device Setup
•GPIO
•Input Management

Simulation

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

Simulation with ArrayCalc

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

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

ArrayCalc Viewer app

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

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

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Technical Standards Program: Standards for Entertainment Technology - Online Training

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

WELCOME TO THE TECHNICAL STANDARDS PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

Price: Free of Charge

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

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

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

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

Control Protocols:

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

Electrical Power:

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

Floors:

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

Fog & Smoke:

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

Followspot Position:

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

Photometrics:

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

Rigging:

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

Stage Machinery:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get Certified: Entertainment Electrician

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

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

Get Certified: Portable Power Distribution Technician

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

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

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

Get Certified: Rigger – Arena / Theater

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ETCP Mission Statement

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

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

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

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

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

Price: FREE

Course curriculum

Estimated time to complete: 0.5 hours

1. Introduction

  • 1.1 Course Overview
  • 1.2 Course Materials

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

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

3. Setting Strategic Goals

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

4. Choosing the Right Social Media Strategy

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

5. Administrative Considerations

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

6. Evaluating Your Success

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

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

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

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

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New International Performing Arts Institute: IUGTE - Movement for Actors / Acting for Dancers - November 22nd - November 29th - Ragnitz, Austria

This workshop is a simple way that can help you formulate your personal unique approach to work with actors and dancers, through the intensive practical training based on the Ostrenko Brothers Method of performer's physical training and rehearsal.​ The course is taught by the experienced professional practitioners, experts in performing arts pedagogy, actors’ training, theatre directing and movement research in intercultural groups and projects.

ABOUT: New International Performing Arts Institute

EDUCATING. GUIDING. INSPIRING.

Since opening our doors, we’ve been committed to helping students pursue a career they admire.

With our passionate teachers, exceptional staff and a talented student community, we’re confident in the education, guidance and network you will find here.

NIPAI provides a unique and highly personalized method of learning, creating an environment to nurture, educate and encourage creative individuals to achieve the highest level of success.

PURPOSE:

The New International Performing Arts Institute is the educational institute established with the purpose of exploring and bringing to life new, fascinating and highly professional forms of contemporary performance making. Our goal is to embed professional education, multidimensional and multicultural approach of contemporary professional performance making into mainstream activity of the industry.

MISSION:

NIPAI mission is to give the highest level of excellence in performing arts, performance making and directing. We aim to give an access to a professional education to the most diverse, international, and broadest possible spectrum of students, and to hone their skills of future professionals so that they could successfully apply gained experiences to every day work and become leaders in their fields.

ABOUT: IUGTE
Creativity, innovation and potential for the contemporary international performing arts scene!
 
IUGTE is the non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 2000 by the group of experts in the field of social science, culture and art.
The organization was established with the purpose of exploring the bridge between world theatre traditions and contemporary performing arts, developing international programmes, promoting multicultural dialogue, supporting the freedom of creative expression and tolerance through the acquaintance with the diversity of world traditions.
Its staff is a collaborative community of experts in the field of performing arts, social science, culture and arts management aiming to achieve the highest level of excellence in organizational work, research, teaching and creative endeavors.

Its programmes provide opportunities for intellectual, practical and experiential knowledge of the performing arts, a practical working knowledge of the craft, discipline, the critical thinking it requires, and a deep appreciation for the collaborative art of theatre.

Since 2000 IUGTE has carried out over fifty international performing arts conferences, training courses and collaboration projects in Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden and Ukraine.

Movement for Actors/Acting for Dancers
November 22nd – November 29th, 2019
Ragnitz, Austria

International workshop is specifically designed to prepare participants for a professional practice, both within the educational context and within the professional development of performers.

Primarily aimed at high-level dancers, choreographers, directors and actors who wish to extend their knowledge and skills through a practical research of:

  • how to tell story through dance and movement, performance and acting;

  • how to be choreographer, coach, director of movement and dance;

  • how to create ensemble and professional performance in a limited rehearsal time and many more.

Practical sessions are designed to enhance understanding of performance making and rehearsal processes, and skills in pedagogy. The training is designed as the multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different techniques and countries.

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

Students may expect to encounter the techniques of such outstanding figures as V. Meyerhold, M. Chekhov, K. Stanislavski which got incorporated into the method by Ostrenko.

The course is taught by the experienced professional practitioners, experts in performing arts pedagogy, actors’ training, theatre directing and movement research in intercultural groups and projects.

The working language is English.

OSTRENKO BROTHERS METHOD

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

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

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

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

TEACHERS:

SERGEI OSTRENKO

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

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

GENNADIY OSTRENKO

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

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

The working language is English.

REGISTRATION:

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

SCHEDULE:

To be confirmed…

IUGTE Staff will be glad to help you in planning your travel itinerary, information on accommodation options and practical details!

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Meyers Sound: Training - Portable System Deployment - Regular Courses Available - Various Locations

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

About Meyers Sound: The Meyers Sound Philosophy:

A Relentless Drive to Quality.

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

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

No Risk. No Innovation.

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

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

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

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

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

Portable System Deployment: Training

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

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

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

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

Language of Instruction: English

Change the Way You Think About Sound

A Legacy of Learning

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

Experts in the Field

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

The Modular Edge

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

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

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

Are you suffering from depression? You are not alone.

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

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

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

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

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

Vision:

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

Mission:

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

Values:

Respect. Compassion. Collaboration.

About Entertainmnet Assist:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/entertainmentassist

Twitter: @entertainassist

For help or more information about Entertainment Assist: Click Here!

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Mentorly: Dance Mentorships - Available Online - All Year Round

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

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

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

About Mentorly:

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

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

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

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

Learn More by Clicking Here!

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IAAPA Expo 2019 - November 18th - November 22nd, 2019 - Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

IAAPA Expo 2019 will be an all-encompassing destination for leisure and attractions industry professionals, including operators, suppliers, manufacturers, investors, developers, and anyone wishing to engage with the global amusement community. More than 35,000 industry professionals and 1,000+ exhibiting companies are expected to attend.

IAAPA Expo 2019 – Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)

IAAPA Expo 2019 will be an all-encompassing destination for leisure and attractions industry professionals, including operators, suppliers, manufacturers, investors, developers, and anyone wishing to engage with the global amusement community. More than 35,000 industry professionals are expected to attend.

Step into a world of fresh possibilities as you connect with your peers and discover innovative ways to improve operations, increase guest satisfaction, and grow revenue. The future of the attractions industry starts here. Registration to open in May 2019.

Planning is fully ahead for a next successful edition in Orlando Orange County Convention Center, November 18-22, 2019.

Deliver compelling guest experiences and build on your success at IAAPA Expo in Orlando, FL. You’ll discover fun, future trends, and the forward thinking it takes to increase attendance, grow revenue, and deliver the cutting-edge entertainment today’s guests demand. Here, you’ll see what’s next, learn what’s new, and hear what’s working from peers and leaders from around the globe.


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 IAAPA Expo 2019.

Discover New Ideas, Products, and Services
Meet with representatives from 1,000+ 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 35,000+ professionals representing all segments of the attractions industry from 100+ countries. Learn from others, discuss the hottest trends, and expand your network.

Who Should Attend?

IAAPA 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.
  • 35,000+ attractions industry professionals from 100+countries
  • 570,000+ net-square-feet trade show floor featuring 1,000+ exhibiting companies
  • 25,000+ 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 570,000 square feet, the Expo brings more than 1,000 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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Artminds: Mental Health - Support, Training & Information - Online - U.K

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

What’s Worrying You?

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

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

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

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

BAPAM

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

Equity

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

The Stage

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

Spotlight

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

Support in the following areas:

•Health

•Career

•Relationships

•Finances

•Help for others

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

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

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

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

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

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

CATALOG

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

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

*Electrics

*Rigging

*Scenery

*Welding

*Safety

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

Quick Fire Sessions on ESTA’s American National Standards

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

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

Architecture for Control Networks (ACN)

Configuration Standard for Metal Halide Ballast Power Cables

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

Recommendations for Inclusions in Fog Equipment Manuals

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

Reporting Photometric Performance Data for Luminaires Used in Entertainment Lighting

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

Suite Standards for Powered Hoist Systems in the Entertainment Industry

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

Manual Counterweight Rigging Systems

Lighting Control Systems – 0 to 10 V Analog Control Specification

Design, Manufacture and Use of Aluminum Trusses and Towers

Construction and Use of Wire Rope Ladders

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

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

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

About TAIT:

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

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

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

Markets:

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

Capabilities:

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

TAIT UNIVERSITY

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

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

ABOUT TAIT NAVIGATOR

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

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

MAXIMIZES CREATIVITY

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

EXCELLENT OPERATOR USER EXPERIENCE

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

EXECUTES EXCELLENCE

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

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

NAV 101 – Introduction to Automation (4 Day Class)

NAV 103 – Basic TAIT Navigator (4 Day Class)

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

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

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

ONLINE TRAINING FOR IQ

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

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

For More Information on TAIT or Training on Navigator or IQ Powered by Navigator: Click Here

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High End Systems - ETC - Hog Advanced Console Training - May 28th, 2019 - 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.

For More Information: Click HERE

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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!

For More Information: Click Here

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

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

Stage Management Essentials

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

Course components

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

Outcomes

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

Duration: (2) Two Days

Time: 10am – 5pm

Who are we?

Performance experts

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

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

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

Experienced educators

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

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

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

Specialists in our field

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

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

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

Accessible to all

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

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

A supportive community

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

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

Training method

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

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

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

We’re everywhere!

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

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

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

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

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

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stage Management Summer School

Duration: (1) One Week

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

A week long condensed introduction to Stage Management for Theatre.

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

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

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

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

Why Choose This Course?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

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

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

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

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

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

Mission:

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

Vision:

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

Mandate:

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

Programs:

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

Practicum Available:

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

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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 - May 27th, 2019 - 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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