robe-theatre-workshop-invitation-aug-2022Robe theatre workshops set for South Africa
Thursday, 7 July 2022

South Africa - DWR Distribution will host Robe Lighting theatre workshops in Cape Town and Johannesburg in August.
Hosted at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town on 1 August and at the UJ Arts Centre Theatre in Johannesburg on 5 August from 10am to 4pm local time, the workshops will be followed by a Q&A session, with guests also able to demo the fixtures.
Presenters will be theatre designer Andy Webb, Robe theatre products manager Dave Whitehouse, and LD and programmer Jordan Tinniswood. Webb and Whitehouse will explain why LED technology has become an essential tool in theatre, diving deeply into colour, colour temperature and white source versus multi-spectral LED engines.
The events are free to attend, but booking is essential. To secure your place, visit the links below
Cape Town: https://forms.gle/qCKhQ8mBTApEFada6
Johannesburg: https://forms.gle/oBb1N59Dm9QxcBqc9

mrilogoRegistration open for Midwest Rigging Intensive
Thursday, 7 July 2022

USA - ESTA will host a Midwest Rigging Intensive course on 25-27 August in Chicago. The weekend-long event will feature a curriculum developed by a group of dedicated instructors, all of whom are ETCP recognised trainers.
With a focus on practical learning for entertainment riggers, the sessions will feature Ben Brian (Reed Rigging), Tyler DeLong (DeLong Rigging Solutions), Brent ‘Mickey’ Henry (ETC), Ed Leahy (Chicago Flyhouse), Tracy Nunnally (Vertigo), Patrick Stewart (ETC), Shane Kelly (DePaul University), Rebecca Knipfer (ETC), and Verda Beth Martell (DLR Group). This event will provide enough hours to fulfil a technician’s ETCP Education Renewal Credits requirement.
Education sessions will include topics such as fall protection, hoists, loading by math, hardware, and more. The event will comprise two days of classroom training starting at 1 pm on Thursday at The Theatre School at DePaul University, followed by a day of theatre inspection training at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre in downtown Chicago, ending at 6pm. There will also be some social events, including drinks with TDs on Thursday night.
Early Bird tickets are $500 for members of ESTA, USITT, URTA, ITA, IATSE, EdTA, CiTT, and Aerial Arts America, as well as ETCP certified technicians; $550 for non-members; and $300 for students. Member and non-member prices will increase on 3 August 3 (student prices will remain the same). Registration is at esta.org/mri.

 
 
btsmhfa400x400BTS confirms summer First Aid training dates
Wednesday, 6 July 2022

USA - Mental Health First Aid Training Classes for July, August and September 2022 are now posted on the Behind the Scenes website at btshelp.org/mhfa.
The course is delivered in two parts. The first is a two-hour self-paced online course that must be completed prior to a six-hour virtual live instructor led session. Go to btshelp.org/mhfa to learn more and to select the date and time you wish to attend the virtual live session. Classes are being offered 18 and 19 July, 15, 16 and 21 August and 12, 18 September. On completing the course you will become a certified Mental Health First Aider which is valid for three years.
The registration fee is $125. IATSE Members and those working under IATSE agreements may be eligible for Training Trust Fund reimbursement on proof of successful completion of the course. A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available to individuals not eligible for reimbursement. Private group classes of 15 -20 are available - contact mhfa@btshelp.org for information. Training for Canadians is available through the AFC at this website.

 
blacktrax2BlackTrax tour prepares students for the future
Tuesday, 28 June 2022

UK - Educational roadshows led by BlackTrax specialist Tom Boucher have been outlining to students the creative possibilities BlackTrax offers to live event professionals. Students have been bringing their ideas to life by using CAST’s innovative technology.
“Taking BlackTrax into an educational environment has introduced students to technology that they will come across in the workforce. It has given students the ability to create scenarios, ask questions and really get to grips with BlackTrax as a system and the numerous integration possibilities,” says Tom Boucher.
Many questions were answered, and the system was put to the test, right down to students calibrating a BlackTrax Real system themselves and learning how to get their educational wysiwyg license.
“I really enjoyed using the BlackTrax system, I thought it was intuitive and relatively easy,” says Confetti, University of Nottingham student Jamie Lawrence. “I had a lot of fun playing around and doing the testing with the system. The teaching style was excellent with relevant information. Tom was open to answering all and any questions relating to my dissertation. The visit was massively beneficial, my dissertation probably would have fallen flat on its face without it.”
The tour visited schools that deliver relevant programmes where BlackTrax experience is beneficial in preparing students in advance for their careers in live events, theatre, and broadcast.
“It was superb having BlackTrax in The Lir Academy [Dublin] working with our final year technical students

 
 
celeste-jonesSennheiser 2022 LIPA scholarship winner revealed
Monday, 27 June 2022

UK - Sennheiser has announced Celeste Jones as the winner of this year’s Student Scholarship programme of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). Jones will receive financial support for tuition and gain access to Sennheiser’s expertise and global network of contacts.
Sennheiser’s strategic planning manager, Tim Sherratt, was involved in the selection process and congratulated this year’s winner of the sought-after scholarship. “It never ceases to amaze me just how talented LIPA students are,” he says. “The quality of this year’s submissions was once again excellent. In selecting Celeste there is no doubt that she is deserving of this award. She is a wonderfully engaged and knowledgeable individual who possesses that rare equilibrium balance of the creative and technical mindset. I look forward to watching her grow over the coming years.”
Sherratt was supported in this year’s selection process by Ben Harrison, theatre sound designer, who comments: “This was the first time I was involved with the scholarship programme and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I was absolutely blown away by the quality of work the students presented to us, which made the selection process really hard! I can only echo Tim’s comments that Celeste is absolutely deserving of this award, and I’m looking forward to seeing where she goes and what she achieves in her career.”
Jones, a first-year student of the BA (Hons) Sound Technology course, echoed her excitement at receiving the scholarship: “I am honoured and elated to have been

 
guildhall-logo-2017Guildhall School of Music & Drama to host summer courses
Thursday, 23 June 2022

UK - The Guildhall School of Music and Drama will host short courses on sound design and video projection at the end of July.
Taking place concurrently from 25-29 July, Sound Design for Theatre and Introduction to Video Projection Mapping are available to anyone aged 16 or over for a fee of £525 (£1,035 inclusive of accommodation). Teaching will take place daily and the training will be given in person only.
Led by Video Design lecturer Angeline Ferguson, Introduction to Video Projection Mapping is aimed at beginners. Learners will find out how to prepare and project video onto a 3D structure using industry standard video projection software Resolume Arena 7 and Adobe After Effects. They will also be introduced to the basic principles and techniques of digital video mapping, including designing concepts for projection mapping, creating content and sourcing material online, preparing digital content (file types, resolutions and codecs), setting up hardware (computers, projectors and real-world objects), keystoning, image correction and distortions. The course is for anyone interested in video projection, or those who would like to try something new, though ideally, learners would have an interest or experience in digital art, graphic design, video editing, technical theatre, gaming etc.
Sound Design for Theatre is for anyone with an interest in sound design, its manipulation and use in a theatrical or narrative context. The course will introduce learners to the practical, creative and technological aspects of sound desi

 
 
leealogodigitalrgbLEEA webinar puts focus on entertainment sector
Thursday, 23 June 2022

UK - The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) will hold a webinar for end-users in the entertainment industry.
Held live at 10am BST on 7 July 2022 via Zoom, the one-hour webinar aims to initiate conversations between LEEA members and end users, particularly those further up the supply chain. The webinar will explore how having the right lifting equipment and safe working loads in the entertainment sector is vital for successful productions and concerts - ensuring they run smoothly, efficiently and safely.
Furthermore, sourcing and training staff and contracting for ‘thorough examinations’ with LEEA members will give entertainment sector companies the confidence they seek, as members of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association conform to its ‘gold standard’ when it comes to excellence in the Lifting Industry.
Attendees to this webinar will gain an overview of legislative frameworks, training and best practices applicable to owners and end users of lifting equipment in the Entertainment industry.
Representing the Entertainment sector will be speakers Paul Fulcher, managing director, Rigging Services and Sean Pagel, director of Production Services Ireland & chairman of the National Rigging Advisory Group. LEEA experts presenting will be Keith Tonge, technical services and Dave Tucker, senior training specialist at LEEA.
For more information, visit the link below.
www.leeaint.com

 
lp-logo-pink-background-white-textSLX opens applications for The Lighting Programme
Friday, 17 June 2022

UK - SLX has opened applications for the 2022/2023 edition of its student support scheme, The Lighting Programme.
The programme aims to foster young, upcoming talent within the industry. Students joining the programme will have access to expert mentorship, along with networking opportunities with industry professionals and leading manufacturers to help prepare for the start of their careers. SLX will also provide specialist project support and an equipment package for one of their final year productions.
Live event specialists SLX, who work on high profile events like The Commonwealth Games and the West End musical Six, were recent winners of the inaugural TPi Green Award for outstanding sustainable policies. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to play a part in this change, whilst learning vital skills and practices to take forward into their career.
The Lighting Programme applicants must be lighting design and/or technical students, studying in the UK who will be in their third year of an undergraduate programme in September 2022. There are four spaces available for the 2022/2023 intake of the programme.
SLX CEO Alastair Currie comments: “Following the success of this year, I am thrilled to announce the 2022/23 Lighting Programme is now open for applications. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the previous intake of candidates, as we welcomed them to our warehouse facility in Bristol. I was also delighted to see them earning money whilst working at a number of our venues, as well as having valuable experience as part of our i

 
 
job3280w1044Registration for PLASA Show 2022 opens
Tuesday, 7 June 2022

UK - PLASA Show is returning to West London from 4-6 September, and those wishing to attend can now register via the event's website.
Taking place at Olympia London’s Grand Hall, the entertainment technology tradeshow promises to deliver some of the latest technology, product demos, and delve into key industry issues. There will also be four showfloor theatres running over 60 sessions on a range of topics across the three days.
The event will provide plenty of opportunities for networking with leading companies from audio, AV, lighting, rigging and staging, each one showcasing popular products and new releases. Some of the brands returning this year include Robe, Ambersphere, ETC, AC-ET, Adam Hall, L-Acoustics, Sennheiser, Chauvet Professional, Leisuretec, Highlite, Polar and SFL Group.
Meanwhile, the seminar programme will offer valuable business advice, unpack technical topics, and present the latest creative achievements. Interactive workshops will also return to provide visitors with the chance to try the latest tech - from live audio demonstrations, to lighting console training, and much more.
The widely respected PLASA Awards for Innovation will also return to recognise and reward next-generation products and the people behind them. The awards are proudly run in association with LSi magazine - keep an eye on our website for more information regarding how to enter this year’s awards.
Free registration for PLASA Show 2022 has now opene

 
mobile-showroom-invite-mcfaddenAtlasIED sets nine-day Midwest tour
Tuesday, 7 June 2022

USA - AtlasIED is hitting the road to bring its wide selection of audio and mass communications systems to the doorsteps of integrators, end users and IT professionals. The AtlasIED Sounds Like Success Tour kicks off on 24 June in Lenexa, with visits to cities throughout Missouri, Ohio, Indiana and other key Midwestern destinations, wrapping up this leg of the tour in Louisville on 8 July.
At every stop, visitors will have the opportunity to safely board the trailer and experience AtlasIED’s award winning selection of audio systems- designed to deliver mass communication, high intelligibility announcements and paging, background music, IP-based visual and audio communications and more.
The Sounds Like Success Tour experience tailors to vertical markets, making it easy for visitors to hone in on the solutions matching the needs of their particular application - whether it's for a transportation, hospitality, education, corporate, healthcare, government or industrial environment.
“After two years of limited travel and personal interaction, we are excited to launch a large-scale tour that allows us to meet face-to-face with industry professionals and end users who want to learn more about the unique mass communications, life safety and audio resources available from AtlasIED,” said Gina Sansivero, VP marketing and corporate communications, AtlasIED.
Registration details are available at www.atlasied.com/hosted_events

 
 
dalipr021-lightfair-imageDALI Alliance sets seminars at LightFair 2022
Tuesday, 31 May 2022

USA - The DALI Alliance is set to present two showcase seminars at LightFair 2022, a trade show and conference for architectural and commercial lighting taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Centre on 21-23 June.
The seminars will focus on two hot topics within the lighting control arena - smart lighting with D4i-enabled luminaires, and the benefits of the Zhaga-D4i ecosystem - delivered by eminent experts in the field. The DALI Alliance will also be present on Booth 2371 at the exhibition, from where it will set out how this open, global consortium of lighting companies is helping to grow the market for lighting-control solutions based on DALI-2 and D4i.
On 22 June at 11:00-12:00, the DALI Alliance will deliver a seminar on smart lighting with D4i-enabled luminaires, exploring energy reporting, asset management, predictive maintenance and more.
Experienced industry speakers from Signify, Synapse Wireless and Georgia Power will talk about the basics of D4i and deliver a number of relevant use cases, including one for roadway lighting.
On 21 June at 3:30-4:30pm, the DALI Alliance and the Zhaga Consortium will give a joint seminar on standardized lighting and control interfaces for indoor and outdoor luminaires.
A trio of industry experts from Inventronics, Synapse and Zhaga will help seminar participants to identify the key benefits of Zhaga-D4i certification, and compare D4i requirements for drivers and control devices (nodes) with the ANSI C137.4 standard. Another aim of the session is helping those in attendance to recognise how

 
danley-las-vegas-show-event-pg-1920x720-modDanley Sound Labs roadshow rolls into Vegas
Monday, 30 May 2022

USA - Following its well-received demo at Rockingham Speedway at the end of April, Danley Sound Labs will welcome dealers, consultants, media, partners, and prospective customers for another demonstration, to be held at the Amp at Craig Ranch in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Danley’s latest loudspeaker, the J8-94, as well as a host of other loudspeaker and subwoofer products ranging from the popular BC215 subwoofer to the SM80M loudspeaker. Also demo’d will be the company’s newest series of products: the Tom Danley Signature Series, built specifically for the home theatre and home HiFi markets.
Attendance for each day’s events is free. Demonstrations will be held every hour, on the hour beginning on Tuesday, June 7th from 4pm-8pm local time and Wednesday, 8 June 9am-8pm.
Mike Hedden, chief steward in charge at Danley Sound Labs, comments: “We’ve always said that learning about our products is different than experiencing them in person. The clarity, quality, and overall experience must be heard to be understood or believed.”
Those interested in attending should register at the following link: www.danleysoundlabs.com/event/las-vegas-demo-days.

 
 
saiShure Audio Institute tackles integrated systems
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Europe - The Shure Audio Institute (SAI) has announced an advanced programme for integrated systems. It consists of a series of in-person, hands-on workshops covering technical sales and support, from how to respond to an RFP to how to setup, configure and troubleshoot Shure systems and solutions. The topics covered in the course include:
Technical Sales Workshop: Learn how to respond to RFPs by creating a complete sales list for project solutions in a tender process. With guidance from Shure, determine how to select the right products to match the functional requirements described in the tender. You’ll use existing online tools and source additional information as well as gain an understanding of the different software license types for respective software (and hardware, where applicable) products.
Technical Support Training Workshop for Microflex Ecosystem Solutions: Learn how to setup, configure, and troubleshoot hardware and software components of the Microflex Ecosystem portfolio including: Microflex Advance, IntelliMix P300, MXN5-C Networked Loudspeaker, IntelliMix Room and Designer. 
Systems for Conferencing and AV Conferencing Workshop: Discover how to install and deploy single and multiple frequency setups of Microflex Wireless and Microflex Complete Wireless, which are best suited for the Conferencing and AV Conferencing applications. 
Corporat

 
mhfaBackup Mental Health First Aider courses confirmed
Friday, 6 May 2022

UK - Backup has announced the next round of its Mental Health First Aider courses, which are free to all freelance crew via the AJ bursary. They will take place on 25 and 26 May, 23 and 24 June, and 13 and 14 July and now follow a two-day format to accommodate freelancers’ busy schedules. The courses are sponsored by Unusual Rigging in memory of Alan Jacobi, who was a long-serving and valued Backup trustee, and provided by fellow industry charity Music Support as an MHFA England Instructor Member.
Course takers will learn how to recognise the warning signs of mental ill health and develop the skills and confidence to approach, listen, reassure and respond, and potentially prevent a crisis from happening. They will also will gain an understanding of how to support their own well-being and tackle stigma.
“Music Support is proud to once again be working in partnership with Backup to equip production and technical freelance workers with vital skills and tools that are enabling industry peers to support themselves and others affected by mental health conditions,” comments Music Support chief executive, Eric Mtungwazi. “Some great work has already been done in our sector, but there is still some way to go before mental health has parity of esteem in the workplace.
“It is imperative that we continue to develop an industry-wide community that promotes prevention, encourages early intervention and a supportive workplace for all workers. Our goal is that all offices, venues, and tours have Mental Health First Aiders on site. We can only achieve thi

 
 
conecttvONE and Green Hippo launch competition
Wednesday, 6 April 2022

USA - tvONE and Green Hippo are inviting programmers, operators and designers who use Green Hippo’s Hippotizer range of media servers or tvONE’s CORIOmaster family of video processors to take part in the CONECT Control Competition.
Launched at tvONE’s CONECT Summit, which focused on how tvONE, Magenta and Green Hippo products can help professionals reimagine the AV landscape, the competition aims to showcase some of the best-use cases of the companies’ solutions for creative control.
Prizes of up to $1,000 will be awarded to the best entries in three categories: CORIOmaster Video Processors; Hippotizer Media Servers; and creative install using tvONE or Hippotizer products.
Submissions opened on 5 April and remain open until 14 May, with the winners announced soon after. To enter, contestants need to fill out an online submissions form and attach a file that describes their design, explaining the client brief and how tvONE or Hippotizer products were used to control APIs to the best effect. This can be submitted on a Word document or PDF. Entrants must also attach supporting documentation which could include an outline drawing, photos, video, client feedback or a configuration file for CORIOmaster or Hippotizer.
Frithjof Becker, director of EMEA sales for tvONE and Green Hippo, comments: “We have been storming ahead with new products, innovations, and upgrades throughout the pandemic, providing the industry with new technologies and ways to enhance their creativity. The CONECT events are part of our ongoing commitment to bringing the

 
entourage-proEntourage Pro launches in full
Thursday, 31 March 2022

UK - Crewing platform Entourage Pro (EP) has launched its free to use and join freelance production crew resource. The service connects and sources freelance production crew and underpins traditional word-of-mouth methods for finding work and sourcing crew.
Partnered by major manufacturers of production technology including Robe, Avolites, Yamaha, d&b audiotechnik, MDG, Chainmaster and Marshall, EP is an online network of crew that has already secured thousands of members from over 60 countries around the world.
Initial uptake is being extended by EP’s partnership with Showcase Music, with the platform being promoted to over 350,000 rental companies, artists, labels, management, venues and production and tour managers from across the globe.
Searches by role, experience, availability, credentials, visas, rates, languages, qualifications and much more, gives the whole industry access to an unrivalled source of professional freelance crew from over 150 industry roles.
“The non-return rates of freelancers who had to leave the industry to find other work during the pandemic are frightening,” says EP director, Joel Perry. “We know the number of crew lost has reached into the 1000s, globally. Consequently, the opportunities presenting themselves for skilled video techs, riggers, staging, audio and lighting practitioners, are vast. EP can plug the gap quickly, efficiently and comprehensively.
“Entourage Pro was conceived well before the pandemic, and was able to act swiftly during lockdown,” adds fellow EP director, James Stanbri

 
 
rcf-audio-academy-universitaRCF schedules Sound Engineering University Course
Thursday, 17 March 2022

Italy - RCF will present the 10th edition of the Sound Engineering University Course, which will be held from May to October. From the roots of electroacoustics to the complete design of live audio projects based on real case studies, the course is developed over 105 hours of lessons and hands-on at RCF facilities with industry experts. 
The primary goal of the course is to provide engineers with specific knowledge of the latest technologies related to sound, transducers and speaker systems and their applications in the professional market. An international reference project carried out by RCF engineers will be used as a studying guideline to be followed during the course.
Organised in modules, the course takes the participants through the basis of electro-acoustics components like transducers, amplifiers and digital processors till the design of a complete audio project based on a real case study.
All technical content provided in this course will be completed by the direct experience of RCF laboratories. The course is organised by the Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in collaboration with RCF.
The learning topics are grouped into four modules as follows: Environmental Acoustics for indoor-outdoor spaces including design and simulation methods; Transducers and speaker systems including clusters, arrays, and point source configurations; Electronics including circuit analysis, filters, amplifiers, and DSP; Sound systems design including practical experiences in measurements, lis

 
alistairopeningaddressSA theatre professionals in positive mode
Thursday, 17 March 2022

South Africa - On 28 February, Gearhouse Splitbeam gathered the leading technical theatre talent in South Africa at the Market Theatre complex in Johannesburg to present a panel discussion about all things technical theatre.
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in theatres across the country being forced to close their doors in compliance with ongoing lockdown restrictions. While this situation is not unique to South Africa, the country’s limited capacity to offer relief measures has resulted in thousands of production professionals not being able to work or support their families for just over two years.
“While there has been an easing of restrictions and theatres are opening their doors again, the current limitations on indoor gatherings means that theatres are only able to operate at 50% capacity,” explains Gearhouse Splitbeam managing director, Alistair Kilbee. “It is simply not financially viable to put on a big show under these restrictions.”
However, in line with the ever-resilient spirit of the theatre, technical theatre professionals continue to hope and dream of the day that the lights will come up and the music will play for audiences hungry for the irreplaceable experience of live theatre, once more.
“Nobody can deny that it has been an incredibly tough two years for the technical theatre industry in South Africa, and all over the world,” says Kilbee. “However, we as an industry define ourselves by our ability to keep the show going, no matter what. It is this indomitable spirit that we hope to reignite by presenting t

 
 
nwrslogo2022500wNew World Rigging Symposium sessions confirmed
Monday, 14 March 2022

USA - The organisers of the 2022 New World Rigging Symposium (NWRS), which will take place online on 5-7 April, have announced the programme of sessions and the presenters who will speak at the event. Highlights for this year include a follow-up to the popular Rope 201 where Stu Cox, Eric Rouse, and Andy Schmitz will dive even deeper into the intended uses, benefits and drawbacks of ropes, lines, and ties.
Also featured will be the Rope Access session, featuring industry experts from around the country who will explore rope access use in the entertainment industry.
Loading into a university theatre can be significantly different from backing the trucks up to a commercially operated roadhouse. A panel of university venue managers will ask, and then answer, What makes them different? by focusing on the unique challenges of the university setting including staff and leadership experience, red tape and paperwork, availability of skilled labour and more.
For the full programme, please visit www.esta.org/nwrs_sessions.

 
copy-of-suzanne-ciani-synth-heroNo Fixed Mix returns for third year
Wednesday, 9 March 2022

UK - In celebration of International Women’s Day 2022, music and sound design company, String and Tins’ No Fixed Mix programme returns for a third year to help create greater accessibility to audio engineering and sound design careers for women.
The programme provides female attendees a snapshot of the audio-post industry from String and Tins’ perspective, along with tips, tools and resources, arming applicants with the confidence they need to accelerate their career in sound-engineering.
Four workshops will take place on weekday evenings throughout May and June, which will be a mixture of online and in-person sessions at their Fitzrovia studio. Creative assignments will be set to be completed between sessions.
This year, the female-led programme will cover a wide variety of topics including an overview of the audio-post industry, sound design insights, composing to picture and mixing for the big-screen. BAFTA-nominated Kate Davis and head of sound at Directors Cut Films, will also be giving a guest lecture.
In order to apply for this year’s programme, applicants must be of at least 18 years of age and are required to email their single-page CV along with a single piece of sound work that they have created to the email, nfm@stringandtins.com. The work submitted can consist of audio only sound design, a collage of interesting field recordings, sound design to a picture, or a piece of music with unusual instrumentation that should last between 10 seconds to one minute in duration.
With the aim of encouraging women to consider a

 
 
conect-summittvONE and Green Hippo launch live summit series
Thursday, 3 March 2022

USA - tvONE is launching a series of educational AV and live events-focused sessions called CONECT. The initiative will initially take place online, with the first livestreamed CONECT Technology Summit taking place next month.
The free-to-attend event will include virtual demos, training, and panel discussion with industry leaders, also covering products and solutions from Green Hippo, and tvONE and Magenta Research.
Parent company Spitfire Creative Technologies has said that during the CONECT Technology Summit, participants will discover how tvONE, Magenta and Green Hippo can help reimagine the AV landscape.
“We’re inviting the industry to discover, learn, and interact with our latest products, solutions and strategies that enable complete end-to-end solutions, as well as understanding successful integration with other manufacturers,” says Mark Trevena, communications and training manager of Spitfire Creative Technologies. “Together, we’ll provide you with the framework to interact, connect and engage with your clients.”
The launch of CONECT follows the company’s announcement last month that it is developing ways to bring its innovative new technologies directly to partners and end users in their own countries, focusing on a series of localized tradeshow events around the world. This is in addition to a multitude of innovative virtual activities through 2022 to reach out to new and existing customers. Its aim is to showcase recent products and installations, explore industry trends, and discuss the future of AV. The team is als

 
road-showChauvet Professional to stage UK roadshow
Tuesday, 1 March 2022

UK - Chauvet Professional will kick off its UK Roadshow 2022 in Edinburgh on 7 March (Monday). From there, the event will criss-cross the UK, making nine stops and covering 694 miles to showcase many of the latest products from Chauvet Professional and ChamSys. With the exception of one stop - at the ChamSys headquarters in Southampton - all sessions will take place at live entertainment or broadcast studio venues.
“We elected to stick to the kinds of places that our customers actually work in day to day,” comments Sam Bowden, UK sales manager for Chauvet Professional. “Here we can get a full appreciation of things like the colour mixing, brightness, smooth movement, zooming capabilities and other outstanding merits of our fixtures.”
Among the products that will be highlighted during the UK RoadShow 2022 will be the compact, tour-grade series of Maverick Force moving fixtures, the intense Color STRIKE M motorised strobe/wash/blinder, the COLORado PXL Bar IP65 tilting batten, and the onAir range of soft light panels.
Joining these fixtures will be some CHAUVET Professional products that have been making waves in the theatrical and broadcast worlds of late including the award-winning Maverick Silens, and the Ovation Rêve multi colour ellipsoidal. The sessions will also feature the ChamSys Stadium series of consoles including the new MagicQ 250M.
In addition to seeing presentations of these products, guests at the sessions will have ample hands-on opportunities to get to know the fixtures and consoles up close. There will also b

 
 
bts-bystander-intervention-in-the-workplaceBTS Bystander Intervention webinars announced
Friday, 25 February 2022

USA - The Behind the Scenes Mental Health Initiative is partnering with Hollaback!, a social justice organisation that specialises in education around bullying and harassment, to present a one hour webinar Bystander Intervention in the Entertainment Workplace.
The free webinar will be offered three times to accommodate industry work schedules: Sunday, 20 March at 12pm ET;  Monday, 28 March at 8pm ET; and Sunday, 10 April at 3pm ET. Principal Hollaback! trainer, Dax Valdes, an experienced entertainment industry professional, will lead these interactive sessions that ensure attendee anonymity.
The webinars are free but advance registration is required in order to receive the zoom login. Please visit btshelp.org/bystander to select a registration link for the date of your choice.
BTS’ 2019 survey strongly indicated that bullying, harassment and intimidation is a common workplace stressor throughout sectors of the entertainment industry. These behaviours create a physically and psychologically unsafe workplace for everyone. This training will teach you how to safely intervene and help to make a difference.
Hollaback!’s goal is to reduce instances of workplace disrespect and harassment by giving individuals the tools they need to disrupt those perpetrating it. You will learn the 5Ds of bystander intervention methodology - distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct. 98% of attendees leave Hollaback! trainings committed to intervening if they witness disrespect or harassment at work.
This webinar is offered as part of an ongo

 
passionProsound backs Passion for Theatre workshop
Thursday, 24 February 2022

South Africa - Prosound is sponsoring the upcoming Passion for Theatre from a Technical Perspective workshop, hosted by technical theatre specialists Splitbeam. The educational event takes place on Monday, 28 February at the MPW Auditorium in Newtown, Johannesburg.
The full-day workshop has been designed to help people rekindle their passion for theatre and explain some of the opportunities that are available within the sector. The event is aimed at all aspiring theatre crew and anyone interested in working in the technical side of theatrical and stage productions. As such, it will provide the opportunity to gain a better understanding of backstage work and technical theatre thanks to a variety of sessions led by industry specialists.
“We are proud to work with Splitbeam and sponsor their Passion for Theatre from a Technical Perspective workshop,” says Prosound technical director, Mark Malherbe. “Given our history in supplying theatres of all sizes across the country, we thought that this was an important event to be part of.
“The knowledgeable team at Splitbeam have a lot of insight to share, and we feel like this will be a valuable workshop that will positively impact the understanding of every attendee,” Mark continues. “We hope to see all theatre lovers there for a wonderful and insightful day covering all things theatre.”
The event takes place between 10am and 4pm on Monday 28 February and participation costs R50. With numbers limited due to COVID regulations, registration is required.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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