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Schedule For New York Master Classes: Lighting & Projection Attendees will see The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time on Broadway

Schedule For New York Master Classes: Lighting & Projection

Refreshed, refocused, and rebranded, Live Design's New York Master Classes: Lighting & Projection bring together an incredible list of New York lighting and projection designers who work in all aspects of the live entertainment industry, often crossing boundaries and collaborating in intriguing ways. Join them for three days of sessions, lunches, networking opportunities, a ticket to see The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, and a manufacturers showcase with the latest gear on the market for lighting and projection pros as the Master Classes redefine themselves for the 21st century. The NYMC Lighting & Projection takes place at NYU, with events at Tisch School of the Arts and The Gallatin School.

Live Design New York Master Classes: Lighting & Projection


June 2-4, 2015

NYU Tisch School of The Arts and The Gallatin School

Tuesday, June 2

8:00-9:00 Registration and continental breakfast, Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, NYC

9:00-9:30am: Lights & Lumens: Zachary Borovay

9:30am-11am Mark Stanley: Everything Is Beautiful At The Ballet: Resident lighting designer at New York City Ballet, Mark Stanley examines the challenges and joys of designing several new ballets per season, collaborating with outside designers, remounting a stable of classics, and working with a rep plot.

11am-11:15am break

11:15am-12:30pm Greg Cohen and Cameron Yeary: The Corporate Challenge: Cohen and Yeary of UVLD discuss both process and product as they explore the design of lighting and video for large-scale corporate events. They'll touch on wide-screen deployment of media servers, and the inevitable friction between creative and execution, as well as camera aesthetic and its interaction with the visual demands of a live audience, and client management in a changing landscape.

12:30-2:30pm Lunch and Manufacturers Showcase
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts,  The Gallatin School, 1 Washington Place, NYC

2:30pm-3:45pm Alex Koch: Innovative Storytelling In Film And Projections: Koch presents an outline of his design process, explains where inspiration comes from and how a project is executed, and content creation, with a focus on the new musical, Marley, as a case study.

3:45-4:00pm break

4:00-5:30pm Alan Adelman and John Broderick: Live To Broadcast: A Josh Groban Case Study: All That Echoes, Live From Lincoln Center: Two lighting designers examine their collaboration on this unique broadcast—with a view out of the window at Jazz From Lincoln Center. From aperture VS depth of field, reflections, logistical, and political challenges in lighting the outside structures, to CT and spotlight intensity, plus the technical and artistic reasons why certain instruments were chosen.

Wednesday, June 3

8:30-9:00 Registration and continental breakfast, Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, NYC

9:00-9:30am: Justin Townsend: Broadway and Beyond

9:30am-11am Young Tyros: The Next Generation: Find out who’s hip, who’s hot and what they are thinking about design and life in general. Moderated by Justin Townsend. Panelists include lighting designer Bradley King, projection designer Olivia Sebesky, projection designer Keith Skretch, and lighting designer Masha Tsimring.

11am-11:15am Break

11:15am-12:30pm William Cusick: Cinema for the Stage: From small-scale to large-scale projects, Cusick reviews the various productions that best exemplify the cinema approach he uses for visual design and the philosophical questions of this approach. He will also examine the anatomy of a project design from beginning to end, looking at development, pre-production, pre-visualization, production, and then touring planning.

12:30-2:30pm Lunch and Manufacturers Showcase, 
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, The Gallatin School, 1 Washington Place, NYC

2:30-3:00pm Mike Baldassari: Mr Versatility: Baldassari has built a uniquely successful career working across many disciplines; Broadway, film, television, concerts, corporate and every combination thereof.  Find out what tools and qualities it takes to diversify and expand your opportunities, especially in an evermore, interconnected entertainment environment.  

3:00pm-4:30pm Collaboration: Who Talks To Who, Who Works Together, and What Does It Take To Get The Job Done On Broadway, On A concert, On Television: Zachary Borovay, Justin Townsend, Mike Baldassari, and John Broderick

4:30pm-4:45pm Break

4:45-6:00pm The Joshua Light Show: Déjà View: Join the legendary designer Josh White who brought us hand-made psychedelic images in the 60s and is back in a big way with a new, higher-tech version of his famous light show

8:00pm The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th Street, NYC
Lighting design by Paule Constable, projection design by Finn Ross

Thursday, June 4

The Gallatin School at NYU, 
1 Washington Place, NYC

10:00am Registration (no breakfast today)

10:30am-12:00pm The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time: Case Study. A look at the design aspects of the award-winning production called “one of the most fully immersive shows ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times. Panelists include lighting designer Paule Constable, projection designer Finn Ross, lighting programmer Zach Peletz, and projection associate designer Shawn Duan.

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00-2:00pm Jeff Sugg—Cutting-Edge Video Projection Design: Winner of a Bessie, Obie, and Lucile Lortel Award, Jeff Sugg discusses his designs, from Broadway to Prince on Saturday Night Live.

2:00-2:15pm break

2:15-3:45pm Steve Cohen: A New York State Of Mind:  Cohen has been Billy Joel’s lighting designer for over 40 years and now serves as creative director for his shows including Joel’s ongoing residency at Madison Square Garden. Cohen takes us behind the scenes to talk about his extraordinary 360° lighting and video design that evokes the cityscape of New York.

3:45-4:00pm break

4:00-4:30pm John Broderick: Art From The Heart

4:30-5:30pm The Future Is Here Or Where Are We Going? Zachary Borovay leads a panel of lighting and projection designers into the beyond. Panelists include video designer Alex Koch, and video artist/filmmaker William Cusick.

6:00 Live Design Awards Ceremony and cocktail reception, sponsored by NYMC Platinum sponsors Meyer Sound, A.C.T Lighting, Elation, and ETC at NYU Gallatin School

*Subject to change


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