ALIA Seminar Program at Entech 2011

Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2011

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The ALIA seminars at Entech 2011 offer opportunities for everyone with an interest in lighting to find out more about the art, craft and technologies of lighting, at very little cost.

 

FIRST STEPS IN LIGHTING

 

Lighting 101

TUESDAY 19 JULY 2011 – 9:00am – 10:30am – presented by Andy Ciddor

If you’re new to lighting then the Lighting 101 session is a great way to get started. This seminar offers a brief tour of the basics, some insights into what lighting can do, and how you can use lighting in production and performance.

The seminar will be presented by Andy Ciddor, an industry veteran with over 40 years experience as a lighting practitioner, teacher and writer, in conjunction with a small team of experienced lighting designers and technicians.

All participants will receive a show bag containing lighting information and samples from ALIA member companies.

This seminar is a suggested preliminary to the Lighting System Technician and Lighting Design sessions.

 

Lighting Systems Technology 101

TUESDAY 19 JULY 2011 – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – presented by Tim Hall

So you want to work in Lighting? How do you put together a large lighting system? This session is based on the System Technician Seminar provided by lighting production and rental company, Resolution X, for its own crews. Presented by Tim Hall, from Res X, it covers the role of the lighting system technician and how to put together a lighting system in a professional manner. The concept of system design applies to concert touring, theatre, television, corporate events – basically anywhere large lighting systems are in use. Topics covered include the System Technician role and responsibilities, system design and set up, power distribution, data distribution, touring dimmer/distribution systems and patching.

All participants will receive a show bag containing lighting information and samples from ALIA member companies.

This is an entry level systems course, but a basic knowledge of lighting equipment is necessary. At the very least you should have taken the Lighting 101 seminar or worked on some productions before attending this seminar.

 

Lighting Design 101

TUESDAY 19 JULY 2011 – 1:30pm – 3:00pm – presented by Scott Allan

Although you won’t leave this seminar ready to design the next season at Stratford upon Avon, an international concert tour, or a Broadway musical, you will have a grasp of the fundamental tools and techniques of the modern lighting designer. Led by Lighting Designer Scott Allan, a team of lighting professionals will cover topics including, text analysis, modelling fundamentals, selection of angle, colour and luminaires, cueing and plotting concepts, and a survey of available CAD and visualisation tools.

All participants will receive a show bag containing lighting information and samples from ALIA member companies.

This is an entry level design course, but a basic knowledge of lighting concepts is necessary. At the very least you should have taken the Lighting 101 seminar or worked on some productions before attending this seminar.

 

 

BEYOND THE BASICS

 

Meet the LDs – panel session

WEDNESDAY 20 JULY 2011 – 11:00 – 12:30  [panel names will be releasead at a later date]

One of the hottest sessions in the ALIA programme, this session sees a panel of illustrious lighting designers and lighting directors from all walks of lighting talk about their approach to the lighting design process, then answer your questions about lighting design.

 

Testing & Tagging in Your World

WEDNESDAY 20 JULY 2011 – 1:30pm – 3:00pm – presented by Andy Ciddor

Led by Andy Ciddor, ALIA’s representative on the committee that maintains the Test & Tag standard (AS/NZS 3760), this seminar examines some of the misconceptions and folklore that surround the Test & Tag process and cuts through to the safety issues that the standard is there to define and promote. If you are responsible for the electrical safety of portable equipment in your work place come and join this myth-busting session and help to improve the safety in our industry. As ALIA is a non-discriminatory association, audio, AV, staging and automation practitioners are also welcome at this session.

 

Session Prices

Prices for ALIA members are just $25 for any session. (Proof of your current ALIA membership will be required before entry into seminars.)

Even for non-members, the price is only $50 per session.

Special offer: If you decide to join ALIA after attending the seminars, you will get 50% of your seminar fees credited against your first year’s membership subscription.

 

Book Now

Advance bookings are now available on the Entech Show web site. You must register for Entech before you can make a booking.