Concert Programming Masterclass Debuts January 2020


Flower St. Factory presents the inaugural three-day "Concert Programming Masterclass" from January 6-10, 2020. Get exclusive training from the veteran industry programmers, designers, and teams which conceive and program the most extensive and complex tours across the world. Live Design/LDI is the official exclusive media partner of the Concert Programming Masterclass.

“We want to create an atmosphere where one can learn the tools of the trade, as well as the importance of interaction and collaboration between designers, programmers, and operators," says creative director, designer, and partner at Silent House Productions, Cory FitzGerald. "Everyone works differently. We want to showcase the tools we have developed throughout our careers and help guide programmers into a workflow that suits their style." 

Learn from featured speakers—including FitzGerald (Jennifer Lopez’s It’s My Party Tour, Bruno Mars’ 24k Magic World Tour, and Beyoncé / Jay Z’s On The Run I & II Tours)—such as Silent House Productions' Baz Halpin (Khalid’s Free Spirit World Tour, Pink’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour, and Taylor Swift’s Reputation World Tour), and Earlybird's Eric Marchwinski (Taylor Swift’s Reputation World Tour, Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, and the Jonas Brothers' Happiness Begins Tour) and Kirk Miller (2019 MTV Video Music Awards, Jesus Christ Superstar Live, Bon Jovi's This House Is Not For Sale World Tour).

"We provide the tools to create systems and shortcuts to speed up each student's unique process," FitzGerald explains. "Time is so crucial on a large scale and short turnaround projects, every second and keystroke counts. Our goal is to demonstrate how being prepared with a solid start show file and efficiency combined with accuracy can completely change the way to approach any project and produce consistent quality."

Acquire hands-on skills from award-winning industry professionals in courses that cater to upcoming designers and programmers. Topics include advanced programming techniques on the MA Lighting grandMA2 (transferable to upcoming grandMA3); basics of lighting for live camera; breaking down music for design and programming; console layout and showfile management; advanced macro building and workflow techniques; adapting showfiles between tour, one-off shows, and live tv events; techniques of rig subdivision and utilization; and industry collaborative skills beyond the console.

“We are also hosting a Q&A session with a wide range of top lighting designers and programmers in the industry," he concludes. "We are offering a unique opportunity to hear from different voices across the industry and understand their approach to programming and design." 

Apply for the Concert Programming Masterclass now at (spaces are limited). You must have at least 2+ years experience; proficient knowledge of grandMA2 console; and completion of ACT Level 1 and 2 Training or equivalent to qualify for the Masterclass.

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