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Professional Development Program

Monday Nov. 12

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All sessions are FREE to attend.

exhibitor driven

11:30am - 12:30pm

Massachusetts

Rosco

Coloring light - Art versus science - presented by Rosco

Description of Subject:

The explosion of readily available and affordable LED lighting fixtures has created a challenge for every lighting professional -- namely, what happened to my color palette? Come spend 60 minutes with Rosco and explore how to recover the art of colored light while learning a bit about the science that defines it. Live demonstrations of LED luminaires and incandescent luminaires will help you understand how to take advantage of the best of both worlds. We will take a hands on approach to using traditional sources, gels, and LED fixtures to gain the best effect possible. Presenter: Joshua Alemany, Director of Products.

Speaker(s):

Josh Alemany, Director of Products, Rosco Laboratories

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Massachusetts

CAST Group

The Birth, The Childhood, and the Apparent Adolescence of Lighting Design Technology - presented by CAST Group

Description of Subject:

This session will take a running leap through the last 75 years or so of Lighting Design technology, from its birth with paper and pencil through the ability to previsualize your entire lighting design with the touch of a finger - what Jim considers "the adolescence of lighting design technology. Hosted by Jim Hutchison of JimOnLight.com and CAST Software, this hour-long incursion will take the audience along the child life cycle that is technology for designing and visualizing light.

Speaker(s):

Jim Hutchison

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Massachusetts

TMB for Green Hippo

Advanced Mapping Techniques with Hippotizer Media Servers - presented by TMB for Green Hippo

Description of Subject:

High-resolution pixel mapping represents the latest advancement in video technology for live entertainment and installations. This course will explore VideoMapper™, PixelMapper™, UberPan™, and other industry-leading features of Hippotizer™, America’s favorite media server. Instructor: Tim Nauss is a Product Specialist and Trainer for TMB. He is currently based out of LA and conducts Hippo School training seminars for programmers interested in Hippotizer Media Servers. Tim studied Design and Technical Theatre at Christopher Newport University in Virginia and has extensive design experience in theatre and concert productions.

Speaker(s):

Tim Nauss

keynote and book signing

5pm - 7:15pm

Connecticut

Richard Pilbrow

Architecture and The Art of Theatre Design - presented by Richard Pilbrow

Description of Subject:

A revolution in theatre architecture has occurred. The dead hand of modernism and 'engineered' theatre has been lifted. The human scale, three dimensional theatre, beloved of our ancestors, has re-emerged with a new recognition of the power and magic of theatrical energy between actor and audience. But paradoxically, global austerity, competition on our digital planet, and the contradictions of new world markets, force new realities upon us. Folly, ignorance and arrogance still stalk the corridors of theatre architecture. How does the theatre design consultant preserve, strengthen, and reinvigorate his, or her, role in creating the essential theatricality and humanity in new affordable theatres for a changing world.

Speaker(s):

Richard Pilbrow

special interest

9am - 10am

Connecticut

Wendall Harrington

Is Video Killing Theatre? - presented by Wendall Harrington

Description of Subject:

It used to be that theatre was the last holdout on video and projection, but now it's a big part of productions from small to large. How will it impact the future of theatre? Is it a fad or an integral part of the industry?

Speaker(s):

Wendall Harrington

11am - 12pm

Rhode Island

Don Holder

Lighting Design: The past, present and future - presented by Don Holder

Description of Subject:

A discussion of the evolution of lighting design as a craft, art and profession over the last 50 years, and a look at current trends and predictions for the future. Will cover topics that include: the pioneers and innovators of our profession, how trends in dimming and control, automated lighting, and LED technology have influenced our thinking and our process, and working on Broadway in 1989 vs 2012. To illustrate this evolution, the session will include a brief discussion of some of the designer’s work over the last 25 years, including ‘Eastern Standard ‘(1989), ‘The Lion King’ (1997), ‘Movin’ Out’ (2002), ‘South Pacific’ (2008), ‘Spiderman-Turn Off The Dark’ (2011) and ‘Smash’ Season One.

Speaker(s):

Don Holder

1pm - 2pm

Connecticut

John Huntington

What is a Network and Why Should I Care? - presented by John Huntington

Description of Subject:

Do you keep hearing about TCP/UDP/IP? Ethernet? Full-duplex switches? Broadcast Storms? We're show people, why should we care about this IT stuff? Because these networking technologies are increasingly forming the common backbone for lighting, sound, video, scenery and other entertainment control systems. This introductory session will explain the basics of networks and speculate a bit about where we are heading and what it's important to know now and for the future.

Speaker(s):

John Huntington is a Professor of Entertainment Technology at City Tech, author of "Show Networks and Control Systems", and a blogger at www.controlgeek.net

1pm - 2pm

Rhode Island

Bill Sapsis

Heads Up! - presented by Bill Sapsis

Description of Subject:

What do you do if… Rigging is one of the most basic parts of any production and too often taken for granted by too many. Bill Sapsis, President of Sapsis Rigging and recognized expert on defying gravity, answers your questions on rigging, flying, safety, and an assortment of other life lessons. We invite you to come up with something he has not heard.

Speaker(s):

Bill Sapsis, President of Sapsis Rigging and an SME Chair on the ETCP Council, is a respected educator and preeminent rigging and safety expert.

3pm - 4pm

Connecticut

Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas

Alternative Training Paths - presented by Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas

Description of Subject:

Tell me and I will forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand. The evolution of a “work-in-progress” approach to training students and working professionals for state-of-the-art careers in all aspects of live entertainment. The approach is guided by current and anticipated needs across the industry and enables those adopting the approach to explode their working knowledge and create an evolving lifetime path in the industry.

Speaker(s):

Panelists: Greg Bloxhom, Lighting Designer; John Forbes, University of Vermont; Bill Groener, A.C. T Lighting; Bobby Harrell, LD & Phillips Strand; Don Holder, Lighting Designer; Leonard Miller, Philips Strand/Selecon; Eric Mongerson, Concordia University, Montreal; Jenny Knott, Rosco

3pm - 4pm

Rhode Island

Charcoalblue

Designing off-the-grid - the UK National Theatre's reusable space - presented by Charcoalblue

Description of Subject:

Jon Stevens talks about Charcoalblue’s work with the National Theatre in the UK, where with Haworth Tompkins architects they have designed a 250-seat reusable theatre. The theatre is currently being built on London’s South Bank and will be there for a year before being taken down and rebuilt in a new location. The dream design included making the theatre completely “off-the-grid”, powered entirely by tidal and solar power with battery packs to even out the peaks in demand. Sadly this proved too expensive, but the detailed research and early developments make for a fascinating story!

Speaker(s):

Jon Stevens - Principal Charcoalblue

confirmed exhibitors

Lighting&Sound InternationalLighting&Sound AmericaDrapeKingsACT LightingLynTecShow DistributionUSITTClay PakyLime LightIATSEJB LightingiWeissTomcatPLASAALPSacouStaCorpHigh End SystemsETCElation ProfessionalApplied ElectronicsSapsis RiggingLight ConversenavigatorLSCTMBRoscoSAVIProduction AdvantageUltratecLook SolutionsRose Brand0energyStage TechnologiesCooluxMDGSILVJR ClancyBMI SupplyLexCreative Stage LightingRobert JuliatTFWMFlying By Foyd&b audiotechnicSyracuse Scenery & Stage LightingCAST LIghtingBarbizonMain StageAvolitesProtocolThernLighting&Sound InternationalLighting&Sound AmericaDrapeKingsACT LightingLynTecShow DistributionUSITTClay PakyLime LightIATSEJB LightingiWeissTomcatPLASAALPSacouStaCorpHigh End SystemsETCElation ProfessionalApplied ElectronicsSapsis RiggingLight ConversenavigatorLSCTMBRoscoSAVIProduction AdvantageUltratecLook SolutionsRose Brand0energyStage TechnologiesCooluxMDGSILVJR ClancyBMI SupplyLexCreative Stage LightingRobert JuliatTFWMFlying By Foyd&b audiotechnicSyracuse Scenery & Stage LightingCAST LIghtingBarbizonMain StageAvolitesProtocolThern