Tune in at 3pm Eastern for Live Design's Live For Broadcast Achievement Awards on the WorldStage Digital Oasis platform (details below). Then settle in for a lovely night at the opera. It's Renée Fleming Week at The Metropolitan Opera's Nightly Streams, week 44 of their free filmed performances, with Renée Fleming in the 2010 production of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, with sets and costumes by Robert O’Hearn and lighting by Gil Wechsler. Watch Here.
• January 13-15: Live Design/LDI 2020 Achievement Awards on the Digital Oasis platform: Read all about these new awards here, and register to join us for three one-hour presentations to a great list of designers who did outstanding work in the second half of 2019 and first months of 2020. Plus of PPP, Pandemic Pivot Prizes for People, Projects, and Products that successfully pivoted during the pandemic. Register Here.
• January 13 @ 2pm Eastern: Bill Sapsis Free Weekly Remote Training Sessions:
Aerialist Rigging: The planning and the gear. A discussion with special guests Jonathan Deull and Andy Schmitz (Registration for this session will open 1/8/2021 at 10am Eastern and these sessions fill up fast). Register Here.
Looking Ahead, Register In Advance:
• January 14 @ 12pm Eastern: Lighting Editors Discuss Trends & New Technologies—in preparation for the upcoming DOE/IES Workshop: Whose job is it to keep up with information that impacts lighting professionals? Who keeps their fingers on the pulse of our lighting community? The answer is the editors of the websites and publications that inform us about the trends and new technologies shaping our industry. Having collected and disseminated massive content that relates to lighting puts them in a position to see a broader perspective than most of us have the time to develop. It would be valuable to sit down with them and learn how the massive amount of knowledge they report on coalesces into trends that affect us now and will influence our future. You are invited to sit down with Randy Reid, editor of Edison Report, Paul Tarricone, editor of Lighting Design & Application Magazine, Al Uszynski, Editor of Inside.Lighting, and Maury Wright, editor of LEDs Magazine, and your host, Mark Lien, for a discussion that anticipates the upcoming DOE/IES Workshop scheduled for February 1-4. Register Here.
• January 14 @ 12pm Eastern: Isadora Guru Session #19: Body Tracking with the Rokoko Smartsuit Pro™: Want to bring high-quality, markerless motion capture data into Isadora? Isadora's creator Mark Coniglio will show you how to link the Smartsuit Pro™ to the real-time media generation and modulation features in Isadora, and also discuss what makes Rokoko's system different from other mocap solutions. Watch Here.
• January 14 @ 11am Central: Harman Learning Sessions: Enterprise Audio System Design Using the XTEN-AV Platform w/ Vibhav Singh & Sahil Dhingra: Join us to explore enterprise audio system design using HARMAN products and the new XTEN-AV platform. We’ll discuss schematics, rack views, cable runs and more. Register Here.
• January 14 @ 1pm Eastern: Ahead Of The Curve: Creating digital experiences can be challenging in a multitude of different ways. Having the right people, tools, and skill sets is one of the hardest challenges in pulling off a great product to deliver to your clients. Join Geoffrey Platt from Ahead of the Curve and Niall Thompson from dandelion and burdock in an interactive discussion about what it takes to create amazing content and pre visualisation tools that are sure to positively impact any client. Watch Here.
• January 15 @ 12 pm Eastern: Theatre Artist Conversations, with Emily Mann, former artistic director of McCarter Theatre Center and a Tony winner and nominated director. Each week, we engage in community dialogue to stay in touch and share ideas, resources and support. We are very pleased that Emily Mann will be with us to share her views, informed by her vast experience in the theatre. Register Here.
• January 19 @ 1pm Eastern: AC Connect: A fast-paced and informative Zoom session will take you through high-impact and high-value solutions for the Film & Studio, Installation, and the House of Worship markets offered exclusively by A.C. Lighting. Brand managers from Chroma-Q and Vista by Chroma-Q, PROLIGHTS, Luminex, LumenRadio, Manfrotto / Avenger and, Follow-Me will walk you through the must-have products and features that will take your system to the next level. See what’s new in entertainment lighting technologies. Register Here.
Podcasts & Webcasts:
• Artistic Finance, Episode 37: Bridging the Gap in Theatre with USITT's VC of Wigs and Makeup Jerrilyn Lanier Duckworth:
Ethan Steimel invites Jerrilyn Lanier Duckworth on the podcast to have a conversation about African American hair and makeup in theatre. Jerrilyn is a costume designer based out of Mississippi. She is Vice Chairperson of Wigs and Makeup for USITT and consulted with stage makeup brand Ben-Nye as they developed an African-American Colors makeup kit. Watch Here.
• Light Talk with The Lumen Brothers: Episode 197 Building A Better Mouse: an interview with themed entertainment designers Paul Dinkel, Brian Gale, and Jen Goldstein. Listen Here.
• GLP 10 Out Of 10: Anne Militello: Mark Ravenhill interviews lighting designer Anne Militello of Vortex Lighting, who has worked with artists and projects including Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, work with Walt Disney imagineering and Universal Studios, as well as an extensive list of credits in architectural, retail, hospitality, opera and theatre genres. Watch Here.
For Your Viewing Enjoyment:
• Under The Radar continues online from The Public Theatre, including ESPÍRITU, a journey through diverse stories that happen during the night of an unknown city, Teatro Anónim's production performed in Spanish with English subtitles. Check it out here, and enjoy a wonderful opportunity to see contemporary theatre, free, online
• Hamlet: To Be Or Not To Be? Perhaps the world's most loaded question! A compelling and highly acclaimed production of Hamlet with Maxine Peake from Manchester, England, asks just that as it explores political intrigue and treachery as seen by Shakespeare back in the day. Designed by Amanda Stoodley, with lighting by Lee Curran, and sound by Peter Rice. Watch Here (worth the rental fee.)