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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pioneerPioneer DJ and Chauvet DJ open livestream studio
Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Germany - Pioneer DJ Germany and Chauvet DJ have taken a major step to meet the growing demand for livestream productions by collaborating on a multi-functional broadcast studio. Located in Chauvet DJ’s German headquarters, the new facility is fully equipped to accommodate a range of production needs, from talks and product demos, to DJ sets and live band performances.
The production ready studio is outfitted with over 25 Chauvet DJ fixtures. A full set of Pioneer DJ equipment is also in place, including the DJM-V10 Mixer, a DJS-1000 Performance-Sampler and the All-in-One unit XDJ-XZ.
For Chauvet DJ and Pioneer DJ, the new collaboration is the result of a longstanding friendship between the two companies in Germany. “We already had an excellent partnership in the past,” says Marcus Gierkens, country manager from Pioneer DJ Germany. “Collaborations at trade shows like Musikmesse, where we shared our booth, as well as the workshops we’ve held together to educate people on how to connect music and light together are proof that both brands can profit from each other’s expertise.”
Both companies are already using the studio to communicate with customers. The popular “Joy of Disco“ streaming series is being produced in the studio same as multiple product showcases, workshops and promotional videos.
Chauvet DJ will also be using the studio to feature recent and upcoming products as well as workshops in German language. An upcoming example will be how to control Chauvet DJ fixtures automatically within Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox softwa

 
 
elation-coffee-break-1Elation Coffee Break examines white light
Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Europe - Elation offers a comprehensive range of professional white light LED luminaires. In the 3 September Elation Coffee Break, The company’s Elation’s Alistair Smyth and Frederik Afif will take a close look at Elation’s KL Fresnel series, WW and CW Profile HP ellipsoidal spots, TVL series of softlights, and new KL Panel, white light LED luminaires optimized for the equirements of broadcast, film, tradeshows and theatre.
The Elation Coffee Break with a focus on white light will air live on Thursday, 3 September at 11:00 a.m. CEST on Elation Europe’s Facebook page 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. Previous episodes are available on the company's Facebook page, linked above.

 
elation-learning-centerElation Learning Centre launches online
Friday, 7 August 2020

USA - Although the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on peoples’ lives and the industry, lighting professionals are taking the downtime as an opportunity to educate themselves and prepare for the eventual reopening.
Elation Professional is offering just such an opportunity with launch of a new online Learning Centre available on the www.elationlighting.com website. Designed to provide lighting professionals with easy-to-access learning options, the new resource site is full of free educational and training material.
Available training videos include Obsidian Control Systems covering the Onyx platform, Dylos pixel composer, Capture Visualization software, and more; Elation Educational Experience (E3) training videos are presented by one of the industry’s top technical educationists, ETCP recognized trainer Richard Cadena. Other resources like White Papers and How-to Articles covering a host of topics relevant to lighting professionals are also available.
The entire Elation Hour and Innovation Hour webinar series is available to view. Elation’s popular virtual presentation series addresses the technology and process behind the company’s most popular product series and includes discussions with some of our industry’s most noted designers.
Elation’s Virtual at Home Demos is a video series that sees Elation’s sales team and product specialists demoing some of Elation’s newest lighting products from the comfort and

 
 
hpuelearningharmanHarman Pro extends Live Workshop series
Monday, 27 July 2020

USA - Continuing to offer ionline training materials and provide industry professionals a platform to share their expertise, Harman Professional Solutions has added a further 12 free Live Workshops which are now available for registration.
The new workshops, scheduled through August, feature lighting or audio experts who have extensive industry knowledge and experience working with various artists such as 3 Doors Down, Bob Seger, Guns N’ Roses, Gwen Stefani, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Josh Groban, Journey, Justin Bieber, Linkin Park, Matchbox Twenty, Mötley Crüe, Ricky Martin, Shania Twain, Stormzy, Styx, Travis Scott, Van Halen, will.i.am and many more.
The workshops open for registration include:
Incorporating Martin MAC Encore and ELP into Modern Lighting Design with Paul Collison (27 July)
System Engineer Skills for the Mix Engineer with Cookie Hoff and Pooch Van Druten (29 July)
Tips for Mixing for Houses of Worship with Jim Yakabuski (30 July)
From Idea to Output: The Development Process of a Moving Light with Brad Schiller (4 August)
History of Audio Technology with Peter Moses (5 August)
Network Design Considerations and Techniques for AV Systems with Thomas Hejnicki (6 August)
Over 90 Live Workshops have been conducted since the programme’s introduction and are now available at Harman Professional’s new online training platform. More sessions are in production for release in the coming months.
For details and registration, visit test

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aesavar2020logoAES hosts AVAR online event in August
Friday, 17 July 2020

USA - The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has released preliminary details on the upcoming International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality (AVAR), set to take place in its own online virtual venue on 17-19 August.
The event will serve as a hub of innovation for the latest research in the fields of spatial audio and technology for virtual, augmented and mixed reality, with a focus on technical solutions and recommended practices in the field.
“The necessity to take AVAR 2020 fully online is ideally suited to the Conference content,” says Matt Klassen, chair. “Our attendees can plug in entirely, create an avatar and participate and interact inside a virtual environment. One of the primary advantages of holding the conference in VR is the very compelling nature of the 3D audio for small group conversations - a big step up from flat screen teleconferencing.”
Co-chair and treasurer Lawrence Schwedler adds: “Not only will AVAR 2020 explore practical and effective production workflow for audio production for immersive experiences, it will itself be such an experience and demonstrate an application of the technology that couldn’t be more timely.”
The 2020 AES Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality builds upon the AES’s two previous AVAR conferences and will offer a fresh look at audio production for these rapidly growing market segments.
This year’s topics will include spatial audio capture, rendering, synthesis over headphones and loudspeakers, binaural applications, Ambisonics, 3D audio

 
 
sennheiserSennheiser to host regional virtual roundtable
Wednesday, 15 July 2020

UAE - In response to an overwhelmingly positive reception to its #DontStopTheEducation series of virtual conference and training events for AV professionals, Sennheiser has announced that it will host a consultant round table on 16 July to discuss ‘the new normal in higher education and conferencing’. In addition, the company has also announced further interactive online seminars that will explore touchless audio and hybrid learning, and the TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone.
Embracing the New Normal: Shifting Technology Trends in Online Conferencing and Remote Learning / Blended Learning is scheduled for 16 July 1, 11:00 UAE, 12:30 IST, 15:00 SIN, 15:00 CHN.
Over the course of a 90-minute live round-table discussion, the panellists and hosts will take an in-depth look at the ‘new normal’ for corporate meeting spaces and universities and answer some of the most typical and pressing questions that have arisen in the wake of the coronavirus crisis: Are we ready for a post-pandemic technology shift to address the new social distancing norms – and what could this look like for online conferencing and e-learning? How do we continue being engaging and productive with travel restrictions and social distancing in place? And what new tech solutions and ideas would consultants wish to see designed and implemented?
Sennheiser host Kenan Phang will welcome Gerald Stewart (Inhabit Group), Mradul Sharma (3C Design Networks), Ratnesh Javeri (Innovative Systems & Solutions) Robert Soo (Cogent Acoustics) and Stone Yao (Acoustics Design Institute)

 
hamilton-programming-project-eos-augment3d-2ETC opens Hamilton virtual lighting challenge
Tuesday, 14 July 2020

USA - ETC has partnered with an award-winning Broadway lighting team to create a new educational challenge: The Hamilton Programming Project.
Participants will use real touring paperwork from the hit musical to finish prep on an Eos show file and recreate Howell Binkley’s Tony Award‐winning lighting looks - all in Eos Augment3d.
The project stemmed from an idea Hamilton’s programmer David Arch had when he sat down to explore Eos Augment3d, a programming environment (currently in open beta) that allows Eos Family console or ETCnomad users to control and design in a three-dimensional space.
As a practice exercise, Arch decided to import the 3D model of the Hamilton set from the pre-vis of the first touring production and add in the lights. With Augment3d as his virtual venue he began to lay virtual focus tapes and cones, focus conventionals, touch up moving light pre-sets, and insert virtual performers on the set and turntables. “By the end of the day I thought, ‘this is quite an interesting learning experience,’” says Arch. If he had found the project valuable, he reasoned, then maybe others would as well.
After getting buy-in from the Hamilton team, Arch set about collaborating with ETC to flesh out the project as a guided educational exercise. He pared down the show file to thirteen short cue sequences and put together a package of real paperwork – including a cone layout sheet, conventional and moving light focus charts, gobo images, preset charts, a magic sheet, and more – taken from the third

 
 
pliantPliant hosts educational webinars
Tuesday, 14 July 2020

USA - Pliant Technologies has announced a series of free educational webinars on the heels of its recent MicroCom focused presentation.
Pliant will host three additional webinars throughout the month of July. Up next is the CrewWare Live! webinar (15 and 16 July), in which the Pliant team will go over the CrewWare software system setup, configurations, monitoring, and device firmware functions.
The following webinar will discuss various applications for the specific needs of House of Worship (HOW) communications (22 and 23 July). Additionally, in the final webinar of the series, the Pliant team will lead attendees through an unboxing and set up (a.k.a. Out of the Box) experience for both its MicroCom and CrewCom systems (29 and 30 July).
These interactive sessions will be led by Pliant’s vice president of global sales, Gary Rosen, along with market development manager, Art Gonzales and regional sales manager, Mark Rehfuss. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the Pliant team questions throughout the live presentations.
https://plianttechnologies.com/webinar-crewware-live

 
apeiinteractivevoiccon1promoAES hosts first in audio development series
Monday, 6 July 2020

USA - The Audio Engineering Society’s first Audio Product Education Institute event will address real-world experiences in voice integrated product development with the theme Successful Smart Speakers and Voice-Enabled Products.
"Today, some of the most sophisticated voice processing is already in our pockets. Smartphone production numbers are hard to beat in the consumer electronics industry,” says Mike Klasco, CEO, Menlo Scientific, and committee member of the Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), a new AES initiative.
“This fiercely competitive market is driving continuous product design improvements, but many companies are also repeating many painful mistakes and are forced to re-learn audio fundamentals long recognized by the audio industry. I’m faced with highly instructive examples of that in my consultancy business,” continues Klasco.
In the APEI’s free introductory webinar, the first in its Interactive Voice Con event series and conceived to share real-world experiences in voice integrated product development, Klasco and fellow industry veteran and APEI founding member Paul Beckmann, CTO, DSP Concepts, will share challenges they have faced in developing sophisticated interactive smart speaker products.
The Interactive Voice Con webinar will be held 9 July, 4:00pm – 6:00pm Eastern Daylight Time. Topics addressed will cover disciplines in voice-integrated products, from acoustics to microphones, electronics, DSP and output transducers. Free registration for the event is now open at https://tinyurl.com/AES-APEI.<

 
 
hippotizer-webinarsAC-ET to host Green Hippo webinars
Friday, 3 July 2020

UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will be holding webinars in conjunction with media server manufacturer Green Hippo this month.
Introduction to Hippotizer will take place on Thursday, 9 July at 3pm-4pm BST. It will provide an overview of the Hippotizer V4+ software and Hippotizer PLAY, the free-to-download demo version.
On 16 July from 3pm to 4pm BST, Get started with SHAPE 3D Mapping will go through the basics of how to set up your Hippotizer and 3D environment using SHAPE.
Visit the AC-ET website to find out more and register your place.

 
elation-virtual-at-home-demo-logoElation offers Virtual at Home Demo series
Friday, 3 July 2020

USA - With the travel, gathering and distancing restrictions that come with the COVID-19 pandemic, Elation Professional’s sales team and product specialists are demoing some of Elation’s newest lighting products from the comfort and safety of their own homes in a video series called Virtual at Home Demo.
Published each week on Elation’s YouTube channel, each video provides an overview of the key features and benefits of some of Elation’s newest lighting products, a demonstration that gives lighting pros an opportunity to assess if a luminaire is right for their needs.
Products showcased in the series include the Fuze Spot, Fuze Pendant, Fuze Profile, Fuze SFX, Smarty Max, Artiste Van Gogh, Artiste Monet, Dartz 360, CW Profile HP and WW Profile HP ellipsoidals, along with the Magma Prime hazer from Magmatic atmospheric effects.

 
 
hpuelearningharmanlandingbanner1140x400Harman extends live workshops programme
Friday, 3 July 2020

USA - Performance Manager Applications for Concerts & Festivals and Audio Engineering: Setting up a Vocal Template for Recording Sessions Among New Harman Live Workshops scheduled through Mid-July.
Other Topics include Basic Introduction to Martin P3, Fixintogetmixin: How to Build Your Best Mix! (Parts 1 & 2) and Rightsizing Esports: Technical Solutions from Schools to Stadia.
Available workshops, scheduled through the middle of July, feature lighting or audio experts who have extensive industry knowledge and experience working with various artists including Bob Seger, DJ Khaled, Enrique Iglesias, Janet Jackson, Linkin Park, Mötley Crüe, Pitbull and many others.
Over 75 Live Workshops have been conducted since the programme’s introduction and are now available at Harman Professional’s new online training platform.

 
adjADJ stays connected with summer videos
Thursday, 2 July 2020

USA - When the coronavirus pandemic first hit earlier this year, ADJ began to broadcast regular Facebook Live videos to stay connected with customers through educational content and in-depth product overviews. These proved popular, so the ADJ team has planned a series of further Stay Connected videos to run over the summer.
Hosted from ADJ’s Los Angeles HQ by members of the company’s in-house team of technical experts, each of the new video broadcasts will focus on a different lighting technology or application. The presenters will showcase the latest ADJ products, explain their features and discuss ways in which they can be creatively deployed. Broadcast via Facebook Live, the videos will also feature interactive elements allowing viewers to ask questions directly to the product specialists on camera.
“Every day, I am hearing more positive stories from lighting professionals who are being able to get back out there and work in the business that we all love,” comments ADJ USA’s national sales manager, Alfred Gonzales. “However, there is still a long way to go until things are fully back to normal, so here at ADJ we want to continue to stay connected with our customers and users by continuing our series of Facebook Live videos throughout the summer. Each session will focus in on a different area of our product range, giving viewers in-depth insights and lots of valuable practical tips and ideas.”
On Tuesday 14 July (12pm), ADJ’s video specialist, Corey Saenz, will showcase the new ADJ Pixie Strip Series of pixel battens, which

 
 
nugenuniTeaching loudness with Nugen in York
Monday, 29 June 2020

UK - An important part of The University of York’s Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media’s curriculum focuses on audio recording and delivery. To teach students in its audio programmes about loudness compliance and metering, the school relies on Nugen Audio’s VisLM plug-in.
“We first heard about Nugen from a commercial client who requested the VisLM software,” says Richard Sykes, technical officer, University of York. “We purchased a copy so they could use it when they came in to mix in our studios. We were immediately impressed with the software and have since incorporated it into the curriculum for our film, television and sound production programmes.
“The placement of the graphics makes long-form work a lot easier, which is especially important for students to properly understand what’s going on,” adds Sykes. “When you are jumping in and out of various sections, being able to see which bits have problems from the very start is incredibly helpful. VisLM makes it possible for students who are just starting out to understand how loudness works, using the software to quickly identify what’s too loud or too quiet. It’s been really useful for us. We have VisLM on all of our workstations now; a total of about one hundred machines.”
Sykes also finds VisLM’s time-code features to be particularly helpful. “I really like the fact that it provides time-codes of the loudness problem,” he says. “VisLM allows us to update loudness for specific sections. So, when we make changes, we don't have to play the

 
round-table-webinar-13fbSennheiser’s #DontStopTheEducation continues
Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Europe - Sennheiser’s #DontStopTheEducation series continues with two Crew Call panel discussions.
A session taking place today, 23 June from 17:00 Berlin time / 16:00 London / 11:00 New York / 15:00 UTC will feature the live touring team of singer-songwriter Mahalia, whilst on 30 June, the team from Harford Sound will discuss how their production company adapted to the COVID-19 situation.
Also coming up in June is a new edition of the live RF Expert Round Table, as well as live webinars on pro headphones, multi-zone antenna systems and 8D audio.
In today’s session, Sennheiser hosts Andy Egerton and Tim Moore welcome members from the touring team of singer-songwriter Mahalia, nominee for Best Female Solo Artist at the 2020 BRIT Awards. Guests include Mahalia’s musical director and touring bass player Charlie Fowler, tour manager Carl Lewis, front-of-house engineer Luigi Buccarello, monitor engineer Alice Asbury, guitar technician Jamie Hicks and merchandise manager and trainee backline technician Chris Bunt.
Says Sennheiser, “This webinar has something for everyone: If you are looking to get into the touring industry as a career, this webinar will highlight some key touring roles and requirements. If you’re already in the industry, this is a great way to gain insights into the life of another tour crew – and an opportunity to catch up with some of the tour banter you might be missing during lockdown!”
On 30 June, Tim Moore and Andy Egerton welcome the team from Harford Sound, who discuss their approach as a produc

 
 
the-elation-hour-square-logo-tnElation Hour: elevating the house of worship experience
Tuesday, 23 June 2020

USA - Lighting for houses of worship will be the focus of The Elation Hour virtual presentation, taking place this Wednesday.
With the knowledge that dynamic lighting systems can positively impact the overall worship experience, houses of worship are finding success in growing their ministries through flexible stage and house lighting systems.
Those who tune in will gain insight into how dynamic lighting can enhance both live and broadcast worship from three houses of worship market lighting specialists. Hosts John Dunn and Bob Mentele will welcome Josh Holowiki from E2i Design, Griffin McCravy from Church of the Highlands, and Chris Eguizabal from Harvest Christian Fellowship for a special Elation Hour discussion about elevating the worship experience utilizing lighting and control technology.
The discussion will take place on Wednesday, 24 June at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
RSVP here.
The Elation Hour and Elation Innovation Hour are weekly virtual presentations that delve into the more personal side of product development. Broadcast since 22 April, they include discussions with top industry designers who share their experience across the broad scope of entertainment lighting, and also include virtual product launches.
Following Tools & Techniques - House of Worship, the series continue on 1 July with a virtual product launch of the Fuze Wash FR.

 
hpuelearningharmanlandingbanner1140x400Harman extends live workshop series
Wednesday, 17 June 2020

USA - Harman Professional Solutions has announced the addition of 10 free live workshops available for registration through the Learning Sessions programme in conjunction with Harman Professional University.
Available workshops, scheduled through the remainder of June, feature lighting or audio experts who have extensive industry knowledge and experience working with various artists including Akon, Aretha Franklin, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Josh Groban, Logic, OneRepublic, Patti LaBelle, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others.

The workshops now open for registration include:
Improvised Lighting on Tour with Juan Trevino (17 June)
The Followspot Operator: An Essential Resource with A.J. Pen (18 June)
Lighting Director Skillset: From Clubs to Arenas and Beyond with Sarah Parker (19 June)
Pros and Cons in an Educational Lighting Design System with Nina Agelvis (22 June)
Life on the Road as an LD: How Not to Burn Out with Sage Paden (23 June)

Over 60 workshops have been conducted since the programme’s introduction and are now available at Harman Professional University’s YouTube channel.
For information and registration, visit pro.harman.com/lp/learning-sessions.

 
 
howtosessionslogoLawo Lounge connects with customers
Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Germany - Lawo has started organising weekly Lawo Lounge (Wednesdays) and How-To (Thursdays) sessions to stay connected with its customers and future Lawo users. The first sessions were streamed on Wednesday, 10 June and Thursday, 11 June to a large audience.
The aim of these sessions is to present entertaining and informative, short-form programmes about the media and entertainment industry’s transition to IP-based content production and delivery. Brought live from Lawo’s headquarters in Rastatt, Germany, the sessions offer product tips, application insights, new product introductions, customer interviews, interactive Q&A and more.
All Lawo Lounge instalments can either be watched live at 14:00 hours (CEST) on Wednesdays, with a replay at 20:00 hours (CEST), or on demand by clicking the relevant link in the Past Webinars section on the page.
The Lawo How-To sessions are streamed on Thursdays at 14:00 hours (CEST), with a replay at 20:00 hours. On-demand watching is also available.
Users are welcome to ask questions in writing during and until one hour after each session. Details about registering for each individual event can be found here.
Each session ends with a sweepstake where attendees can submit for Lawo swag and goodies.

 
giulio-gandiniOutline schedules OpenArray webinar
Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Italy - Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Outline will hold a free webinar in English on OpenArray, the 3D acoustic prediction, modelling and simulation software written in the Brescia company’s laboratories and now at its second release.
From CAD to OpenArray will take place on 18 June and comprise two sessions, starting at 9am and 6pm CET respectively. Users will be guided step by step through the preparation of the designs to be imported into OpenArray, starting from CAD programmes.
Giulio Gandini, who will host both sessions with the support of Paolo Calza, states: “I’m pleased to have the opportunity of explaining in depth what in my opinion is one of the software’s most interesting features: how to import designs into OpenArray directly from DXF files. We’ll begin with a recap of the key characteristics of the simulator and the audience section, focusing attention on the result and the amount of detail projects must have; after which we’ll explain what to import and how to do so.
“We shall then get to the heart of the matter with practical examples, for each of which the initial "datum" (Google image, CAD file) and the result to be obtained will be displayed. We’ll demonstrate how to import a simple area, for example a city square, then proceed with importing a more complex space, and answer participants’ questions.”
On 24 June, in the same time slots, Fernando Rey Méndez will host a webinar on Outline’s WFIR, the “warped” filters featured in Outline’s Newton processors.
Registration is at

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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