2001 Automated Lighting Academy
Friday, 16 March 2001
Flying Pig Systems and High End Systems have announced details of the 2001 Automated Lighting Academy - a comprehensive programme designed to educate participants in the fundamentals of automated lighting. The goal of the six-week course is to give each student the necessary skills and knowledge to be experts at using automated lighting to create powerful lighting designs. Those successfully completing the class will be fully prepared to work with leading lighting designers.

The 2001 inaugural course will run from June 25 - August 3, and will be based in Los Angeles. Some theory will be covered, but the focus will be primarily ‘hands-on’. Students will first be taught how to operate automated luminaires and consoles, and gradually the focus will shift to using these tools effectively. This learning will be done through a variety of projects and assignments. In addition, leading designers and programmers from the theatre, television and touring worlds will visit and share their various approaches to lighting. The course is intended for those who are serious about lighting and are motivated to learn. Standards will be high, and assignments will be evaluated. High-performing students can be recommended for future programming jobs. Tuition is US$3,500 (£2,400) for the entire session and includes all lab fees. Students will need to provide their own housing and transportation. The Automated Lighting Academy will attempt to locate some cost-effective temporary housing options for participants. Further details are available from the e-mail address below. Applications forms can be downloaded from the High End Systems website shown below.

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