Forecast For June 26-27-28, 2020

(Angélique Kidjo )

Summertime and the living is still mostly online in a lot of places, so settle in, and take a look at the weekend's offerings. Actually it's a little quiet for the next few days so perhaps this is the perfect time to dig into Live Design's archive of LDI sessions and webcasts, all right at your fingertips, or listen to some of the many podcasts on the radio waves. And catch some cool music streaming over the weekend of June 26-27-28, 2020, as you get ready for next week.


Sunday, June 28 @ 7pm Eastern: 4Wall Entertainment Sunday Roundtable, Episode 6. Hosted by Jeff Croiter and Drew Quinones. Featuring a group of professionals who work in different facets of the live entertainment industry, bringing a variety of perspectives to the discussions: Allan Nathan, lighting designer; Ken Posner, Tony Award-winning lighting designer; Lisa Passamonte Green, Visual Terrain CEO, lighting designer; Sherrice Mojgani, lighting designer. Watch Here.

Special Discussion:

• Friday, July 10 @ 3pm Eastern: Live Design & USITT: Diversity And Anti-Racism In Entertainment Design. Moderated by David Stewart, USITT Board member and production manager for Disney Parks Live Entertainment, with lighting designer Xavier Pierce, lighting/projection designer Roma Flowers, and other voices. Register Here.

Looking Ahead, Register In Advance:

• June 29 @ 7pm Eastern: USITT Lessons Learned: Part 3: Rehearsal and Performance Processes Online: Jenn Schwartz from the University of Maryland, School of Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies, and Jason Wells from Bard College Theatre each recently had a show move from live and in-person to online. Over three sessions they will share the lessons they learned about technology, roles of staff, and processes for rehearsal and performance. Zoom series. $10 per session for non-members, free for USITT members. Advanced registration is required, regardless of member status. Register Here.

• Tuesday, June 30 @ 4pm Eastern: Ahead Of The Curve: Immersive Art: engaging the human senses in ways a simple painting cannot: Geoff Platt interviews Holly Danger, an experiential artist who does a lot of music mixed with visual media and a lot of VJ work out of California. Music + creative digital art + emotion = a key for success. We are all human, we want to explore, build and experience new frontiers. The new frontier is now, come and join us as we explore possibilities of creating experiences that will get you up and moving, right inside your home. Watch Here

• July 2 @ 11am Eastern: Using Augment3d Session 4: XYZ Palettes, Staging Mode, and Scenic Object Channels, an event for ETC Eos Family Console Programmers. Hosted by Nick Gonsman. Dive into some of the features of Augment3d that could change the way you think about programming. First, Rob Crane will show us how to implement XYZ focus palettes when programming shows with moving lights. We’ll also explore the brand new Staging Mode—this is a versatile new feature in Eos 3.0 that will help users, whether or not you have moving lights in your rig. Lastly, scenic object channels combine the existing tools for programming channels with the need to have different scenery in our model at different times. Register Here. (If you are asked for a password to join, enter: eosfamily).

• July 2 @ 10am Central: Martin Learning Sessions: Basic Introduction to Martin P3 with Wouter Verlinden: In this high-level introduction to the Martin P3 ecosystem, attendees will learn the basics of what the system can achieve and receive a demonstration of some of the new features and workflows coming in version 5.2.0. Register Here.

Something To Apply For:

• Walt Disney Television Creative Talent Development & Inclusion - CTDI: Writers Apply now! The 2021 Walt Disney Television Writing Program application is live. The deadline is Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PST. This year's application process has changed, so be sure to carefully read all application materialsOnline Application.

For Your Viewing Enjoyment:

• June 26 @ 7pm Eastern: Angélique Kidjo/SummerStage: Catch this performance and live Q&A featuring the Grammy-Award winning Afropop SummerStage alum on SummerStage YouTube at 7 p.m. EST/ 4 p.m. PST.

• June 27: Global Goal: Unite For Our Future: A campaign, concert, and summit calling on citizens to tackle global injustices by using our collective voice to drive change for everyone, everywhere. Unite with Global Citizen, the European Commission, top artists and global leaders to end COVID-19, build equity for all and fight for the world we want. How To Watch.

 Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams: June 26: L’Elisir d’Amore, June 27, Cendrillon, June 28: Die Zauberflöte. Watch Here.

• June 26 @ 3pm Eastern: Cirque du Soleil CirqueConnect: A new 60-minute special featuring the best live show moments of some of our most iconic productions: La Nouba, Varekai, and Quidam! Watch Here.

• Dance Week: Lincoln Center At The Movies: Ballet Hispánico: Carmen.maquia (costumes by David Delfin, set by Luis Crespo, lighting by Joshua Preston) and Club Havana (costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting by Don Holder). Watch Here.

Watch Anytime:

4Wall Entertaoinment Friday Roundtable, hosted by Drew Quinines and Jeff Croiter, with lighting director Zak Al-Alami, lighting designer/programmer Sean Beach, lighting/production designer Cory FitzGerald, lighting designer/programmer Kelly Shih. Watch Here. videos are now online, a conference for video professionals. Watch Here.

Grey Room Sessions. Watch Here.

• Unreal Interactive Demo. Watch Here.

• Opera America – live streams.

• ETC On Headset: The Billington Files

TDF Stages, list of streaming performances updated daily.

Scott Parker: A lot of training videos to choose from. Watch Here.


The Evolution of Special Effects With John Canning of Digital Domain: Tyler Gates and Sophia Moshasha catch up with John Canning, executive producer at Digital Domain, to talk about how animation and special effects in media production have evolved to become higher quality, less costly, and easier to achieve with immersive technology. Listen Here.

Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast: Connected For A Mirrorworld: Signify's Robert Lee elaborates on an article he wrote for LEDs Magazine on what SSL lighting will look like in 2030, and get into the technologies that will converge to make the next decade of lighting a mirrorworld of augmented reality. Listen Here.

• Artistic Finance: An interview with Broadway scenic designer Wilson Chin on how he sustains his career financially, and his journey from Redwood City, California to becoming a scenic designer on Broadway. Listen Here or Here.

Technically Speaking, USITT Podcast:  Featuring 2020 Barbizon Lighting Company Jonathan Resnick Lighting Award winner, Jasmine Lesane, a lighting designer & director dedicated to realizing visions through innovative design solutions, and a recent grad of Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama. Listen Here.

Light Talk With The Lumen Brothers: A podcast and a place where lighting designers can feel free to express what really annoys them about the industry, lighting education, and the art of stage lighting design. Listen Here.

LD At Large With Chris Lose: Recent episodes include Michael Berger, Seth Robinson, and Rob Koenig. Listen Here.

Industry Resources:

Live Events Coalition  

Event Safety Alliance

• USITT Women In Theatre Network

 LDI on demand videos and webcasts

 Magnum’s complete list of free training and resources

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