Forecast For Thursday, July 9, 2020

(SES, The Gray Sessions, lighting by Elation)

One of the busiest days yet for online events, wow, there is so much going on, it's incredible. You'll really have to make a tight schedule for Thursday, July 9, 2020 as you browse the offerings below, not to mention the upcoming events that span a few days and our important conversation on diversity and anti-racism on Friday. Look to the interwebs for light and inspiration in these troubled times, including The Gray Sessions presented by SES with lighting by Elation.

Training and Webcasts:

July 9 @ 11am Eastern: ETC: Hamilton Lighting Design Discussion With Howell Binkley & Team: Can't get enough Hamilton? Join the Tony-Award winning lighting team from the Broadway hit, to discuss designing, producing, and touring the show, with lighting designer Howell Binkley, associate LD Ryan O'Gara, assistant LD Amanda Zieve, and programmer David Arch. Listen as they discuss of the secrets of the design, hear some stories, discuss the new Hamilton Programming Project, and cover audience questions. Join us for a lively discussion on lighting one of the world's favorite shows! Register Here (If you are asked for a password to join, enter: eosfamily).

July 9 @ 10am Central: Martin Professional Learning Sessions: P3 - Ask the Experts with Wouter Verlinden and Bjoern Stolt. This webinar will provide attendees with a chance to ask Martin product experts everything they want to know about the Martin P3 System Controller platform, including new features coming in version 5.2.0. Register Here.

July 9 @ 12pm Central: ETC Study Hall: Help! How Do I Fix This (Hog): Login Here.

July 9 @ 12pm Eastern: Ultratec Special Effects: Learn How To Set-Up Your Own Fog Curtain: A Facebook Live demo. Tony Wikner, senior service technician demonstrates how to set-up the Fog Curtain. Watch the live demo and send in your questions. Watch Here.

• July 9 @ 1pm Eastern: Maestra Music Virtual Technical Workshop Series: Intro To Sound Design with Jessica Paz. Co-presented by TSDCA. Tony Award-winning sound designer Jessica Paz will lead a workshop on sound design in theater. Register Here.

* July 9 @ 1pm Eastern: Ahead Of The Curve: The Art Of Storytelling With Technology: Geoff Platt interviews Jason Ambler and Saham Ali from Falcon's Creative Group, for a discussion about the importance of good storytelling and the use of technology in some of the most well known theme parks and themed based attractions around the globe. Watch Here.

A Special Discussion:

Friday, July 10 @ 3pm Eastern: Live Design & USITT present A Conversation On 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, lighting designer Porsche McGovern, lighting designer/event coordinator Ebony Madry, lighting designer Rachael Blackwell, and production manager Lawrence Bennett. Register Here

Looking Ahead, Register In Advance:

July 10 @ 9am Central: ETC Study Hall: Making The Light Fantastic, Part 5. Login Here

For Your Viewing Enjoyment:

• Limón Dance Company: Virtual Festival: In celebration of the company's 75th anniversary, watch four memorable works: José Limón’s ChaconneThe Moor’s PavaneSuite from A Choreographic Offering, and former artistic director Colin Connor’s Corvidae, inspired by the mystery and symbolism of crows. Intro by Norton Owen of Jacob' Pillow. 7pm Eastern. Thru July 14. Watch Here.

New York City Ballet: A Tribute To Balanchine (1983): Three Balanchine masterpieces: Vienna Waltzes (1977) with costumes by Karinska, set by Rouben Ter-Arutunian, and lighting by Ronald Bates (original production); Mark Stanley (current production); Mozartiana (1981) with costumes by Rouben Ter-Arutunian, lighting by Ronald Bates (original production); Mark Stanley (current production); and Who Cares? (1970) with costumes by Karinska (original production), Santo Loquasto (current production), set by Jo Mielziner, and lighting by Ronald Bates (original production); Mark Stanley (current production). Thru July 14. Watch Here.

Special Events On The Horizon:

July 14-16: USITT Costume Design & Technology Summit: Costumes in the Time of COVID: A Series of Conversations About Costume Education: A three-day conference. Free to USITT members/$20per day non-members (use code 3DAYCDT to get third day free). More info here. Register Here.

July 20-25: ALD Academy. A.LD Boot Camp: Learn To Be An Assistant Lighting Designer: A week-long workshop on zoom with a great roster of lighting designers and speakers Hosted by Tim Deiling and Rob Casey. Details Here.

Themed Entertainment Creative Workshop Series: Sponsored by The Bezark Company. This is an unprecedented, multi-disciplinary, accelerated workshop series developed and led by some of the best minds in Themed Entertainment. Details Here.

Watch Anytime:

• Special Events Services: The Gray Room Sessions: Rig includes Elation DTW Bar 1000 variable white LED battens, Elation Cuepix Blinder WW2 lights with warm white 3,200K COB LED, and ADJ Z100 3K LED PAR. Watch Here.

 GLP 10 Out Of 10 With Jason Baeri: This episode of GLP's 10 Out Of 10 features lighting designer Jason Baeri! Jason has worked with some incredible artists throughout his career as lighting designer, assoc. LD, and lighting programmer; including The Weeknd, Rammstein, Nine Inch Nails, Lady GaGa, Kelly Clarkson and more. Watch Here.

Elation Virtual At Home Demos: Overview of the key features and unique 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 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. Watch Here.

• Strand Lighting: Theatre Systems Design Basics. Presented by Bobby Harrell. Watch Here. videos are now online, a conference for video professionals. Watch Here.

• ETC Story Q&A  with Tom Littrell:  thoughts from Outreach and Training Specialist Tom Littrell on LEDs. Read 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.


Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast: Leadership Under Covid: Kevin Poyck just had his legs under him as CEO and president of Signify’s Americas Market Group when the outbreak threw his business into chaos. He shares his thoughts on virtual offices, managing at a distance, and the shape of post-pandemic normalcy. What really brought him to our show today was a recent study at Boston University that confirmed how effective a new Signify UVC lamp really is, which leads to a vintage Philips UV disinfection manual and the modern rush for germicidal lamps. It’s time for us all to turn a page as we proceed out of our current crisis. Listen 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.

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.

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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