Lighting Seminars at Entech Connect 2012

Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Entech Connect 2012, to be held on July 18th and 19th at Melbourne Park Function Centre, features many seminars that will be of interest to ALIA members. For full details go to http://www.entechconnect.com.au/seminars however lighting specific seminars, some hosted by ALIA, are listed below:

Emergence & Development of Media Servers in Production Applications
Date: 18-07-2012
Time: 10:00am – 10:45am
Location: Yarra One & Two
Price: $38.50 (Inclusive of GST)
A media server is any device that produces or plays back content for the combination of video and lighting in a show. More and more the industry is seeing a merging of both the vision and lighting departments onsite.
This panel session will include suppliers of both the hardware and software in this area, and will be an open discussion about their current and future applications for live events

PLASA Keynote: Lighting Visualisation at The Royal Opera House, Smart Design in 3D Theatre
Date: 18-07-2012
Time: 9.00am – 9:45am
Location: Yarra One & Two
Price: $38.50 (Inclusive of GST)
Lighting visualisation software is developing fast, and whilst the profession is using it more than ever, you may still be surprised to learn how much more can be done. At the Royal Opera House, lighting visualisation is being used to join together lighting design to other technical aspects of the production, saving valuable time and money. James Simpson, who runs the visualisation suite at the ROH, discusses the concept of visualisation and the role it plays in their productions, including when the Royal Ballet took Romeo and Juliet to the O2 Arena.

Audience: Lighting designers, lighting programmers, production managers and anyone who is interested in the future of visualisation and how it could work for their production or business, whether you know nothing about it or use it regularly

Speakers: James Simpson

Lighting Designers on Design
Date: 18-07-2012
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Yarra One & Two
Price: $38.50 (Inclusive of GST)
Under the guidance of VCA lecturer and lighting designer Joseph Mercurio, a panel of distinguished lighting designers from all walks of lighting discuss how they solve design problems using both the latest and most ancient lighting technologies.

Audience:  This session will be of interest to everyone who wants an insight into the lighting design process and the minds of lighting designers.

Speakers: Joseph Mercurio

Architectural Lighting Design for Venues and Theatres
Date: 18-07-2012
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Yara One
Price: $38.50 (Inclusive of GST)
In this session, Paul Beale, Founding Director of Electrolight, will explain how narrative is just as relevant in an architectural lighting design setting as it is in theatrical lighting. Paul will present detailed case studies of the architectural lighting to MTC Theatre and the facade lighting at AAMI Park Stadium showing how a conceptual approach to design underpinned the lighting design process.  The presentation will include both the conceptual basis for design as well as technical details on how the design was realised.
Speaker:  Paul Beale , Director, Electrolight

Audience:  This session will be of interest to theatre and commercial venue management, lighting designers and students a like.  Anyone with a passion for inspirational lighting design will be inspired by Paul’s presentation.

Speakers: Paul Beale

Lighting for Television – Tips and Tricks
Date: 18-07-2012
Time: 3:15pm – 4:00pm
Location: Yarra One
Price: $38.50 (Inclusive of GST)
Never overlook the importance of good lighting when shooting digital video or TV.   Attend this session to find out what is possible in TV Lighting, covering not only the ‘how’but also the ‘why’ giving you an insight into making your lighting the best it can be!   Covering drama and light entertainment lighting, the session will give specific examples and allow plenty of time for questions from the participants.

Audience:  Lighting specialists and technicians interested in television production.

Speakers: Rohan Thornton

ALIA SESSION:  Testing & Tagging in Your World
Date: 18-07-2012
Time: 3:15pm – 4:00pm
Location: Yara Four
Price: $27.50 (ALIA Members) or $55 (Non ALIA Members) All Prices Inclusive of GST?
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.

Audience: As ALIA is a non-discriminatory association, audio, AV, production management, staging and automation practitioners are also welcome at this session.

Speakers: Andy Ciddor

ALIA SESSION:  Lighting 101
Date: 19-07-2012
Time: 09:00am – 11:00am
Location: Yarra One
Price: $27.50 (ALIA Members) or $55 (Non ALIA Members) All Prices Inclusive of GST?
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 team of experienced lighting designers and technicians. This seminar is a suggested preliminary to the Lighting System Technician and Lighting Design sessions.

Speakers: Andy Ciddor

ALIA SESSION:  Lighting Systems Technology 101
Date: 19-07-2012
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Location: Yarra One
Price: $27.50 (ALIA Members) or $55 (Non ALIA Members) All Prices Inclusive of GST?
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 Marcus Pugh 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.

Audience:  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.

Speakers: Marcus Pugh

ALIA SESSION: Lighting Design 101
Date: 19-07-2012
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Yarra One
Price: $27.50 (ALIA Members) or $55 (Non ALIA Members) All Prices Inclusive of GST)?
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. Lighting Designer Scott Allan 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.

Audience:  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.

Speakers: Jason Bovaird