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Pilbrow's My Fair Lady

Richard PilbrowPilbrow will speak about his work on My Fair Lady's 60th anniversary. Richard tells Super Saturday "I researched the Abe Feder MFL for my lighting a 60th Anniversary re-creation of the original production: Oliver Smith, Cecil Beaton, Abe Feder — directed by Julie Andrews at the Sydney Opera House last August"

What an exciting opportunity to hear about the process of re-creating the original production.

Lighting Workshop Schedule

This is our 2017 schedule for Stage Lighting Super Saturday. For faculty, please click on the faculty menu tab above.

Start Time Session Speaker
8:00 Registration, Coffee & Donuts Preview Manufacturers Showcase  
9:00 Welcome and Overview               Scott Parker
9:05 Jennifer Tipton, Don Holder, and Howell Binkley  
10:05 Stage Lighting 101 Pete Borchetta
10:35 Coffee Break and Manufacturers Showcase  
11:25 Lighting Design Process       Scott Parker
11:50 Lighting Fixtures: Conventional & LED Tom Casazza
12:20 My Fair Lady at 60 Richard Pilbrow
12:50 Lunch and Manufacturers Showcase  
2:05 Moving Lights Chip Scott
2:25 Color: How to use it                    Jennifer Tipton
3:10 Scrollers, Gobos and Rotators                  Vickie Scott
3:40 DMX Gary Fails
3:55 Cookie/Soda Break and Manufacturers Showcase  
4:25 Constant Power for LEDs Steve Short
4:40 Wireless FX, Motors, & More.. Sean Dane
4:55 Safety at heights  Bill Sapsis
5:15 Computer Aided Design &  Paperwork     Diana Kesselschmidt
5:45 Choosing the Right Beam Angle Scott Parker
6:00 Have a great evening.  

As our faculty are working in live theater with hectic design/technical schedules, our program is subject to change

Lighting Fixtures: Conventional & LED

Tom showing lighting UnitsSession covering the optics and functions of lighting units. Regardless of light source, either an incandescent or an LED, lighting units of many flavors deliver light to the stage in various ways. We will look at ERS, Fresnels, CYC wash units and more.

Computer Aided Design we thing it's very important for every designer and technician to be able to draw with a pencil on paper, the current practice is to create light plots using the computer. This session will introduce you to Computer Aided Design, aka CAD and how we use it, the computer, to draft light plots.

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Wireless FX, Motors, & More..

Wireless remote control makes it easy to put lamps, motors, solenoids, and much more, anywhere in a show without visible wires. This seminar provides insight and assistance with wireless techniques, batteries, charging and charge cycles.

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Stage Lighting 101

Pete BorchettaPete Borchetta presents a fantastic overview of the goals of lighting design. How lighting effects the overall look and feel of the show.

Three goals for the lighting designer: Pete will start with a basic discussion of the fundamental objectives for the lighting designer and take us through a journey using wonderful images from his extensive portfolio.

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Lighting Design Process

thumb William Turner - Fishermen at SeaLighting Design is an art form unto itself. At the same time, lighting designers are part of a collaborative team with the director and the other designers, including Scenic, Costume, Sound, Projections, etc. It is the collaborative work of the design team and director that brings that art to the stage. Scott will discuss some of the technical steps required to be a team member in the theater production collaborative process.

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DMX, wired and wireless

Wireless DMXWhat is DMX and what's all the fuss about not being allowed to use audio cables?  This session covers communicating between your control board and your devices using DMX (DMX Is an acronym that stands for Digital Multiplex) using either a wire or the magic of wireless transmitters and receivers.