elation-coffee-breakElation Coffee Break features SEVEN Series
Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Europe - The next Elation Coffee Break will feature the SEVEN Series, outlining the advantages of Elation’s 7-color multi-chip LED technology with hosts Alistair Smyth and Frederik Afif.
Elation’s line of linear SEVEN Batten and SEVEN Par IP lights house RGBAW + Lime + UV LEDs for ‘an even wider spectrum of colour options to paint stages, sets, scrims and scenery’.
The Elation Coffee Break with a focus on the SEVEN Series will air live on Thursday, 26 November at 11:00 a.m. CEST. Tune in at www.facebook.com/ELATION.Pro.Europe/live/. No registration is required.
The Elation Coffee Break is an online presentation series from Elation’s European office in Kerkrade, the Netherlands that takes an up-close look at some of the company’s most popular product series. To view previous Elation Coffee Break webinars, visit www.facebook.com/ELATION.Pro.Europe/live/.

crowd-shotFirst Option launches COVID-19 training course
Thursday, 19 November 2020

UK - Safety consultants First Option have launched Event COVID-19 Supervisor / Compliance Officer Advanced Level Training. Adapted from the company's broadcast course, the new training material is written by event safety expert and course leader Martin Barraclough and incorporates procedures outlined in Tour Production Group’s COVID-19 Working Procedures Guidance.
The First Option course trains individuals to implement, monitor and oversee COVID-19 arrangements on event productions. Candidates have access to learning resources to support their ongoing education including First Option‘s The Yellow Book - COVID-19 Production Manual, written by a team of microbiologists, medical doctors, and chartered safety consultants.
The Event COVID-19 Supervisor / Compliance Officer Advanced Level Training has already received positive feedback from its first round of attendees. Touring production manager Paddy Hocken [Biffy Clyro, Queen], was amongst the first to complete it. “I personally got a lot out of this training, and believe the whole class did too,” he comments. “It’s also great that it links back to TPG’s detailed guidance. I would strongly recommend this course to anybody working in live events or concert touring in a senior role. Martin is exceptionally well placed to deliver this course.”
Having worked in live events for some years himself, Barraclough adds: “With the traditional events world being continually challenged by COVID-19 restrictions, making this course accessible to event planners and potential COVID-19 Super

 
 
elation-hour-square-logoElation Hour addresses themed environments
Friday, 13 November 2020

USA - Elation’s Elation Hour livestream returns next week to discuss the challenges of lighting themed environments with special guests KC Wilkerson and Ryan Stumpp, both of The Walt Disney Company, and Norm Schwab of design group Lightswitch.
Says Elation, “Lighting plays a major role in the creation of any themed environment from atmosphere generation to aesthetic decorative enhancement to impactful special effects. Hear how lighting influences the experience and what makes dynamic lighting truly invaluable as some of the most experienced designers in the business share their own personal insight and experiences.”
The Elation Hour discussion on Themed Environments will take place Wednesday, 18 November at 10am Pacific Standard Time / 7pm CET.
Hosted by Elation national sales manager John Dunn, The Elation Hour is a series of virtual discussions with top industry designers who share their experience across the broad scope of entertainment lighting.

 
wackitlogopr-posClaypaky and CAST launch Wackit contest
Tuesday, 10 November 2020

UK - Claypaky and CAST Group of Companies have launched the Wackit virtual lighting design competition based on a concept by lighting designer Durham Marenghi and his partner Jennie.
“Whilst planning this event, we had no idea that England would enter a second lockdown,” say the organisers, “and given that colleges are still open - giving our students access to lighting systems - we feel that this is actually a very appropriate time to launch our Wackit competition.”
Two side-by-side competitions require professional and student lighting designers from UK and Ireland to create a virtual video of their work from a model of the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. CAST will support Wackit with free WYSIWYG Educational Licences for the period of the competition for Professional LDs as well as a 12-month free Design Educational Licence for students.
There are three prizes to be won in each competition (professional and student) and the initial judging will be done online on social media to define 10 finalists from each group. The finalists will be judged in January 2021 by a VIP LD jury of Paule Constable, David Bishop and Davy Sherwin, chaired by Durham Marenghi.
Durham explains further: “As the clocks go back and we enter a darker time in our lives we wanted to support our peers, both old and new, by offering something creative and worthwhile to do. We hope that the competition will be embraced by an industry hard done to, bring a little light into these difficult times and show case the lighting

 
 
rcf-pro-teamRCF hosts first Professional Team certification course
Thursday, 5 November 2020

Italy - The RCF Audio Academy hosted its first RCF Professional Team certification course.
RCF Professional Team certifies pro audio engineers’ knowledge of RCF products. This in-depth training course is creating a team of professionals and companies that guarantee the best sound quality for the listener, and optimum results for the client, when deploying RCF systems, says the company.
"We felt the need to certify the best professionals who use RCF products," said Fabrizio Grazia, RCF sales manager and coordinator of RCF Professional Team (Italia). "Although RCF products are easy to use and incorporate technologies that facilitate installation and setup, we also want to educate our customers with extensive knowledge for optimal use of our technologies in every scenario."
The first session was held on 19-20 October, 2020 at the RCF Audio Academy, the company's training centre, taking all necessary safety precautions with social distancing guidelines in place.
The course, held by RCF system experts, includes two full-day sessions. It starts with an entrance test to examine each participant's proficiency so that the lessons can adapt to the students. The course ends with a final verification test to evaluate the knowledge acquired and to clarify any uncertainties. With a passing test result, each student will join the Team. Each student will receive a certificate of participation and subsequently certified as a member of the RCF Professional Team.
RCF Professional Team is a continuous training course that certifies both the audio profes

 
ald-awards-2020-winnersALD announces Awards for Excellence winners
Tuesday, 3 November 2020

UK - The ALD has announced the winners of this year’s Awards for Excellence, which recognise the new generation of young production talent emerging from UK universities.
The winners created portfolios that “succeed in demonstrating their skills to best advantage, in a disrupted year where the number of lighting opportunities available to them may have been reduced,” says the ALD.
Winners are traditionally announced at the association’s Annual Lighting Lunch but will this year be showcased to the ALD membership via its bi-monthly magazine, Focus, and then through the ALD’s social media channels in a two-week series of posts.
The Fred Foster Award for Production Electrics, the most recent addition to the awards portfolio, proved to be a popular choice among applicants, receiving a large number of submissions this year, but Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Liam Sayer rose to the top of the ranks to win the award. The judges appreciated his attention to detail, his innovation and problem solving. They also commented that his testimonials were impressive and shone alongside a clearly articulated work ethic.
The coveted Michael Northen Award for Lighting Design was won this year by Euan Davis of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). The judges were very impressed by his research and demonstrated collaboration abilities which he used to break a complex play into parts to find a language for each piece. They also commented on the flair he showed in the use of his rigs.
Josie Ireland, studying this year for A-Levels,

 
 
audiologiclogojpegAudiologic introduces Tech Tuesdays
Monday, 2 November 2020

UK - Audiologic has recently introduced a series of learning events focused on technology to help promote a deeper understanding on the latest developments in AV. These short events are designed to help fellow members of the AV community take advantage of the myriad of technical features and benefits offered by Audiologic’s wide range of products.
Every Tuesday, their Application Support team will continue to publish advice and support online concerning commissioning systems, setting up equipment and plenty of other technical knowhow. Recent episodes include topics such as MXA optimisation with Shure Designer, a first look at the new Shure MXA710, how to improve room acoustics with Ecler and Genelec’s network powered loudspeakers. This content is also designed to support our key brands as partners, as we seek to reach new audiences and offer something different to our customers.
"We wanted to create a platform to share some of the knowledge the team have gained over the years,” says Ben Spurgeon, senior application engineer at Audiologic. “We are fortunate enough to spend every day working with a brilliant portfolio of products and we get to know them inside and out (quite literally!). We thought now was as good a time as any to start sharing some of our secrets.
“While we are unable to deliver content in-person at our in-house facility, The Learning Space, Tech Tuesday offers us a voice to share content online on a more ad hoc basis. This goes out in addition, of course, to our programme of webinars and online training. The Shure

 
ezgif-4-ad9eea7662d9Vectorworks Design Scholarship opens 1 December
Wednesday, 21 October 2020

USA - Continuing its commitment to cultivate future generations of designers, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks will open submissions for its fifth Vectorworks Design Scholarship on 1 December.
The scholarship programme invites undergraduate and graduate students in major disciplines related to architecture, landscape architecture, landscape, entertainment and interior design to submit either new or old projects.
“Last year, we received over 1,600 submissions worldwide and we’re looking forward to getting even more submissions this year,” said marketing programmes director Alice Lowy. “The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for students to take the next step in their professional development by submitting to win scholarship prizes while showing off their creative designs.”
Students will be able to submit their best work for a chance to win up to $10,000 and gain professional recognition. Winners will also acquire free Vectorworks design software for their school’s lab and free virtual workshop training.
Those who wish to enter can visit vectorworks.net/scholarship to learn more and to sign up via email to be notified when entries open.
Additionally, students can visit the academic portal to receive a free educational copy of Vectorworks Designer and check out the inspiration gallery of last year’s winners to help get started.

 
 
hippoGreen Hippo launches HippoSchool online
Tuesday, 20 October 2020

UK - Green Hippo is launching an online version of its popular HippoSchool training for the first time, making it universally accessible in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The move means more emerging users of its Hippotizer Media Server range can access learning in a virtual environment ‘anywhere, anytime, while adhering to social distancing guildelines’.
HippoSchool Online offers complete basic training of the Hippotizer ZooKeeper software - the control interface for Hippotizer and the hub for real-time control of the engine and all of its components. Sessions consist of two online courses that take approximately five hours to complete, with more courses in the pipeline. They are modular, with videos that the user can follow in their own time, featuring ‘Try It Yourself’ tasks to ensure full immersion into as-real-world use of the feature-packed software.
“We’ve built the new online training sessions for HippoSchool to make it more accessible for our users, allowing them to do the training in their own time, anywhere,” says Green Hippo’s training manager, Suzy Stenning. “HippoSchool Online enables our users to take control of their learning. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved - a truly comprehensive and easy-to-access online version of the courses - and we hope those wishing to advance in the world of Hippotizer will agree."
Green Hippo says it acknowledges that previously, those undertaking the courses would need to take two or three days out of their schedules to complete the course, travelling to training locations, wi

 
etc-augment3d-training-videos-3ETC adds training videos for Eos Augment3d
Tuesday, 20 October 2020

USA - New tools mean new workflows, and ETC has a long history of creating online tools to help Eos users evolve their programming skills. Now ETC is has announced the release of a new video learning series focusing on Eos Augment3d, the new 3D programming environment released with Eos v3.0.
The 38-part video series may be found on YouTube or in the Expert Topics section of the Eos Family Video Learning Series, along with a new workbook to accompany the videos.
The video series includes instruction on getting started with Augment3d, with topics such as importing 3D models and objects, adding, patching, moving and focusing fixtures, working with focus palettes in XYZ mode, and working with Staging Mode in Live and Blind. Additional videos take users through the Fixture Position Estimation Tool, which uses a series of focus palettes to calculate your fixtures’ positions in 3D space, and the Focus Wand, which allows iRFR and aRFR focus remote app users to interact with their rig in augmented reality.
For additional in-depth discussions of Augment3d topics, users can explore the Eos and Augment3d Study Hall playlist on YouTube. ETC created Study Hall as a means of helping end-users use pandemic-induced downtime to improve their professional skills. Recordings of this summer’s Augment3d series are available on the YouTube channel, and additional Eos-related webinars continue to post on a regular basis.
Additionally, because many end-users are teaching and learning remotely this year, ETC has also created an Eos resource page for educators. This

 
 
aesshowstudentweekAES Show Student Week goes online
Friday, 16 October 2020

USA - The Audio Engineering Society is inviting students and educators to attend the AES Show Student Week, being held 19-23 October as part of its Audio Engineering Month events.
Events will include exclusive Technical Programme content, meetings and events hosted by the AES Student Delegate Assembly (SDA), a virtual education and career fair, student competitions, student project critiques and more. AES Show Student Week partners are Audio-Technica, Genelec, IK Multimedia, and the Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing.
Several highlights of AES Show Student Week include the Student Recording Competitions in six categories (Traditional Acoustic Recording, Traditional Studio Recording, Modern Studio Recording & Electronic Music, Sound for Visual Media, Remix, and Immersive Audio); the Saul Walker Student Design Competition sponsored by API (gear and software); and the MathWorks-sponsored MATLAB Plugin Competition.
Education Committee co-chair John Krivit notes that as a benefit of the Convention going online, with no travel required, students from all over the world are taking part in the various competitions and critique sessions. “When we first took these sessions virtual for AES Virtual Vienna, we had more students than ever enter the competitions and take part in the Critiques. Now, with Student Week as part of Audio Engineering Month, all AES Show Fall 2020 Convention All Access registrants can check out these compelling events without missing any of the Convention’s Technical Programme - come join us!”

 
prolyteRegistration opens for Prolyte free webinar
Friday, 16 October 2020

Europe - Registration is now open for Prolyte’s first free webinar. Taking placer next Wednesday 21 October (11:00 CEST), Eric Laanstra outlines the strengths of Prolyte trusses with the focus on multipurpose series.
Eric will also cover in his 60 minutes webinar topics about truss in all its aspects; from strength in connection methods, forces, design methods and interpretation of numbers.
Says Prolyte, “To achieve the number one customer satisfaction is always part of our philosophy. Save your seat and invite your friends and partners for the first Prolyte webinar. We will provide you the first-class education in the field of trussing and rigging.”

 
 
roadtripHighlite UK hits the road with new product tour
Wednesday, 14 October 2020

UK - Highlite UK has embarked on a UK roadshow during October and early November to present some of its new latest products.
After hosting the first session at its office in Calne, the company is heading to Future Technical Solutions in Torquay on 15 October; Subfrantic in Bromley on 20 October; Vector Lighting in Milton Keynes on 22 October; MRL Productions in Clacton on Sea on the 27th; Stage Management Company in Leeds on the 29th, and Musicmann in Walsall on 3 November. Those who wish to attend should register via Eventbrite
“We will be taking the roadtrip to seven venues,” says Highlite. “There will be two sessions at each venue, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The first session will take place from 10am until 12:30pm and the second session will take place from 1pm until 3:30pm.
“All COVID-19 government guidelines will be put into place as per PLASA guidance,” says the company. “Our aim is to create a great event but keep you and our staff safe and show a great range of Highlite products. We ask you to bring and wear a mask, we will have sanitize stations in and around the venues for you to use, and we will sanitize all the area before you enter and regularly throughout the day.”

 
point-sourceCTS-certified training for microphones
Tuesday, 13 October 2020

USA - Point Source Audio has introduced an AVIXA-approved training course in the professional use and cleaning of body-worn microphones on the heels of its recently launched Mike’s Academy online educational hub.
Titled Body-Worn Microphones and Personal Audio Equipment - Applications and Maintenance, the course will deliver 1.25 Renewal Units (RU) towards achieving or retaining CTS / CTS-D certification.
Focusing on both the everyday use and upkeep of high-end body-worn microphone technology, the course will provide invaluable insight into close contact mic placement as well as teaching artists to effectively self-mic - a particularly hot topic in the midst of the current global pandemic. The course will be available to newcomers to AVIXA certification as well as current CTS holders.
Point Source market development manager Mac Johnson comments, “AXIVA members are able to create an integrated AV experience that delivers a quality outcome every time. Through CTS certification, industry professionals can attain a level of expertise that in return gives confidence to customers - that has always been our main focus.”
Alongside looking in detail at mic placement, attendees will benefit from best practice training in choosing the right microphone to match the performance criteria and aesthetic needs of an event, as well as redundant microphone placement techniques and the steps in sanitization.
The course description and details can be found on the company’s website through test

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lecturer-victor-kortekaasROE Academy introduces online crash courses
Friday, 2 October 2020

China - ROE Visual has announced a series of short online ROE Academy training sessions to offer its clients and AV technicians easy and quick ways to update their LED knowledge.
The so called crash courses will be held in both EU and US time zones and feature training on processing technology as well as interactive Q&A sessions. These online sessions will allow you to ask anything you need to know about LED technology, processing technology and types, bug fixing or your specific project requirements, says the company.
Lecturers Victor Kortekaas (pictured), Tim Hamberg, Mike Smith and Neil Abel are all seasoned AV technicians who will explain and clarify all the critical aspects and pitfalls of LED and processing technology.
Continuing its ROE Academy events online, ROE Visual has looked into ways to transform the ROE Academy training and other knowledge sessions into a different online training offering.
“As ROE Visual we have a wealth of knowledge to share, but our challenge was to capture this and turn it into ready-made seminars. Having done several longer training events over the past months we felt a need to change this offering and turn it into short, more captivating sessions,” comments Luc Neyt, deputy director sales and service centre.
“Over the last months we have used online conferencing more than we ever thought we would. We notice it’s hard to keep up your concentration, while this is so different to the normal routine in an immersive live training. Keeping it simple, we now offer short interactive sessions, i

 
robin-eliasFull steam ahead for National Rigging Certificate
Tuesday, 29 September 2020

UK - PLASA's National Rigging Certificate assessments have resumed following a postponement caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Assessments have already been delivered successfully earlier this month at Unusual Rigging's HQ in Bugbrooke with stringent COVID measures in place. These measures are under constant review and will reflect the current government guidelines moving forward.
Robin Elias, NRC Centre manager at Unusual Rigging, comments: "We are pleased to be able to resume our NRC assessments once again and to report back that those which have run to date have been extremely successful with feedback from candidates extremely positive."
He adds: "Our main priority right now is to reschedule dates for all those who had their assessments postponed due to the pandemic and to ensure they get the opportunity to complete their assessments. However, we know that the NRC certification is extremely popular and as such we will be looking to add more level two and level three dates to the calendar to meet demand.”
Potential candidates should register their interest at www.plasa.org/nrc-registration.

 
 
tigTIG expands Experience Spaces programme
Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Europe - Technological Innovations Group (TIG) has opened two of its new series of Experience Spaces - in Frankfurt and London. These spaces will welcome integrators, consultants, specifiers and end-users and showcase TIG's ecosystem of AV, UC, IT and control solutions in a safe and socially-distanced way.
The Experience Spaces will serve to demonstrate how TIG's brands work together to form bespoke bundles that ‘match the client's exact brief, and help integrators deploy fully integrated, tailor-made and future-proof smart spaces in a wide range of environments including corporate, retail, residential, hospitality, education and healthcare’.
The locations of the new Experience Spaces were carefully chosen for their ease of accessibility and central positions in both Frankfurt and London.
Guests can book their personalised visit with one of TIG's experts by going to www.tig.eu/events#booking-form. TIG is committed to adhering to COVID-safety and strict social distancing regulations, and all meetings will be held in private with the most relevant TIG specialist on hand.
With ISE 2021 postponed and many other industry events being cancelled, TIG is planning to host bespoke and small-scale events in its Experience Spaces over the coming months, which will offer an intimate and safe platform to see first-hand how the technologies that TIG represents integrate. These events will see safety measures in place and virtual elements to reach those unable

 
gsaGSA adds muscle to its production students’ qualification
Monday, 28 September 2020

UK - The Guildford School of Acting has successfully integrated the ABTT Bronze Award into the programme of its BA Theatre Production degree course. Students will now have the opportunity to gain not only a Bachelor of Arts degree, but to also achieve the accredited ABTT Bronze Award (SCQF Level 7). This partnership further supports the commitment “to bridge the gap between industry and education” in the GSA Theatre Production course.
Mig Burgess, ABTT Trustee, lighting teacher and newly appointed Theatre Production Programme Leader has spent her career at GSA working closely to forge strong industry links, organising a variety of projects and events that link her students with manufacturers, hire companies and industry bodies. She comments: “I am so proud and excited to formally announce the integration of the ABTT Bronze Award into the core teaching of our production course here at GSA. As a teacher who still very much works as a lighting professional, keeping current industry links and practice at the heart of the curriculum is something that I will forever advocate. I am so excited for the students who will not only study the 5 core modules of the Bronze Award alongside their degree, but will also be more closely linked with the ABTT and the vastly experienced pool of professional members it has.”
GSA’s Theatre Production course begins with a comprehensive introduction to core subjects in technical theatre, lighting, sound, video, stage management and construction and scenic arts; students are also introduced to production design. In the sec

 
 
techknow-chataditya-1Harman Pro India launches TechKnow Chats
Thursday, 24 September 2020

India - Creating a new platform where customers can learn from the AV industry’s leading professionals, Harman TechKnow Chat by Harman Professional India is a series of virtual, fireside chats that celebrate key contributors, projects and products across the industry.
In addition to speaking with consultants, integrators and other renowned AV professionals about their journey in the industry, HarmanTechKnow Chat will include product demonstrations and highlight noteworthy projects and case studies that feature Harman Professional solutions.
"Harman has been at the forefront of engineering audio solutions for the professional, consumer and automotive markets for decades,” said Aditya Todi, senior director of sales and marketing for Harman Professional Solutions, India and SAARC. “Continuing the same pioneering spirit, we're introducing Harman TechKnow Chat - a medium to showcase and learn from some of the key experts in the Indian AV industry. Through the series, you can expect insightful case studies, fireside chats, product demos as well as conversations that you can enjoy and learn from."
Upcoming sessions include: Digital Switching and Conference Room Audio with Mradul Sharma, principal consultant and managing director, 3CDN Workplace Tech Pvt; Entertainment Series Speakers with Sunny Sarid, principal consultant and managing director, Sound of Music India, and Architectural Lighting with Kelvin Ashby-King, Principal consultant & managing director, T2 Technology Consulting.
Further Harman TechKnow Chat session

 
Vectorworks to host first Virtual Design Day
Thursday, 24 September 2020

USA - Global design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks is inviting users to its global Vectorworks Design Day on Tuesday, 6 October. This virtual event is geared toward designers in the architectural, interior architecture, landscape and entertainment industries and will educate customers on the new Vectorworks 2021 features, while providing access to a variety of live and on-demand presentations and discussions.
This year, attendees can expect a welcome presentation from Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, where he will share the direction of development and deliver a keynote that covers product strategies centred around the theme of this year’s release Simplicity to Design the Complex.
“The global COVID-19 pandemic has altered the lives of many, which is why we are taking this opportunity to bring Vectorworks Design Day to our users in a virtual format, so more people can learn about the new features and tool improvements in Vectorworks 2021,” said Dr. Sarkar.
“We look forward to giving a behind-the-scenes look at how our latest release was created to empower designers of all disciplines with simple solutions to design their most complex projects. Our live Q&A will allow us to connect with our customers worldwide and offer a two-way conversation that not only fields their pressing questions but also shares how Vectorworks is adapting to best support our customers given these challenging times.”
The event will also include core feature and technology updates from industry experts and exclusive on-demand presentations f

 
 
stardrawStardraw.com webinar gains AVIXA approval
Tuesday, 15 September 2020

UK - Software provider Stardraw.com has announced that their Introduction to Stardraw Design 7.3 webinar has been approved by AVIXA as an RU- (Renewal Unit) eligible course for CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) certification. This includes the special designations CTS-D (Design) and CTS-I (Installation). This will allow the more than 13,000 professionals holding AVIXA’s CTS credential to earn renewal units towards their certification by completing Stardraw.com’s Introduction to Design 7.3 education programme.
The CTS certification programme – which has been administered by AVIXA for over 30 years - is recognised worldwide as the leading AV professional credential. Indeed, AVIXA’s CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I qualifications are the only AV certification programmes to be accredited by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute).
To ensure that CTS-certified professionals continue to improve their knowledge base and keep abreast of new developments, holders are required to earn 30 Renewal Units (RUs) over a 3-year period to maintain their qualification. RUs are obtained by attending RU-approved courses – approved by AVIXA - from official AVIXA CTS RU Providers. To obtain approval, RU programs must feature experienced instructors with clear evidence of qualifications in the session topic.
Each class must contain at least one relevant learning objective or industry-related purpose; relate to a specific exam topic area and exam level and conclude with an assessment tool to demonstrate partic

 
ezprotraining2EZ Pro International hosts Symetrix training
Wednesday, 9 September 2020

China - Symetrix has partnered with EZ Pro International to bring the hands-on Symetrix Composer Certified Trainings to system designers throughout China.
Starting in Shenzhen in July and continuing to Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, and Xi’an throughout the rest of the year, the Symetrix Composer Certified Trainings have been a hit throughout China - producing a cadre of qualified Symetrix system designers in the region. The trainings utilise small class sizes, flexible training sites, and expert lecturers including EZ Pro’s vice president Kane Zhang and brand manager Tim Wang.
The innovative and informative trainings are divided into three levels - basic, certified programmer, and master. During basic training, students learn how to upload finished configuration files into their systems, make sure they are running smoothly, and learn Symetrix basic functions. This prepares graduates of the basic training class with the skills they will need when interacting with a remote support technician from EZ Pro.
After passing basic training, students can take the certified programmer training where they learn how to independently program Symetrix devices with Composer software, develop a complete understanding of Symetrix system design, and how to use Symetrix products to address any system need. Finally, master training provides students with the opportunity to become experts in all aspects of Symetrix system design, programming, and debugging.
“Numerous people have already passed the certified programmer training, and all are expected to come back

 
 
ald-lightingthetheatre-creditmihaela-bodlovicALD Lumière 20:20 scheme exceeds expectations
Tuesday, 8 September 2020

UK - The Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) will assist 68 emerging lighting designers through its Lumiere 20:20 mentorship scheme.
The original format planned to match 20 emerging lighting designers with experienced mentors but due to the generosity of ALD members who waived their micro-bursary, 38 applicants will now benefit from the one-on-one scheme.
The standard of applications was so high, says the ALD, that another programme -Team Lumière - has been initiated. It will welcome a further 22 applicants, who will work as a collective through an expanded version of the Lumière course programme.
The scheme expansion means the ALD will help 68 emerging lighting designers in total. Participants from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, England, Italy, Poland, Malaysia, Australia and the US have been chosen. Many of them identify as being under-represented in lighting design.
Katharine Williams, project manager for ALD Lumière, comments: “It started with one person waiving their micro-bursary and then the whole thing snowballed as many others decided to pay theirs forward too.”
Rory Beaton, leader of Team Lumière, adds: “I’m extremely excited to be leading Team Lumière! Alongside copious interviews and discussions with lighting designers, we hope to create a real sense of community amongst the group. Imagine a world where 22 of your peers came to support you at your next press night! We’d all love that support and that’s part of what we hope to create.”
Charlotte Burton, chair of the Lumiere Scheme working group

 
edu-dreamCAST offers students and teachers free wysiwyg
Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Canada - As part of their commitment to education, CAST Group of Companies has announced a free version of wysiwyg Design is now available to all students and teachers, enrolled on a full or part-time lighting design course at a university, college, post-secondary vocational or polytechnical school.
Used in over 300 educational establishments worldwide, wysiwyg offers a 3D environment where productions can be planned, designed and programmed, risk free, offering students a safe virtual lab where ideas can be tested and experimented with.
With wysiwyg Design, you can create professional lighting plots and paperwork, and clearly communicate design ideas through high quality renders and animations. Should you wish to connect to a lighting console to programme shows, you can upgrade your free wysiwyg Design to a 4 universe (2048 channel) or 8 universe (4096 channel ) version of wysiwyg Perform for only 99 or 149 USD per year respectively.
wysiwyg Educational software gives you the power to learn at your pace, in or out of the classroom. Once approved, your license is valid for 365 days.
Benefits of joining up with the WYSIWYG Educational Scheme include access to the popular wysiwyg forum, Getting Started Guides, and wysiwyg Reference Guide, installed with the software, are also there to help you to develop your knowledge and skills.
Students are invited to attend any publicly scheduled training courses at reduced cost and given the opportunity to enter the annual Design competition with a chance to have your work showcased on test

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