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Martin Professional Online Training and Webinars


During this unprecedented period, Martin and HARMAN are offering a whole series of training courses and webinars. This includes formal technical technical training in a virtual classroom setting, to webinars with industry experts. Please take a look at the upcoming schedule below. All times shown are UK times (BST British Summer Time).


01 June, 17:00 (BST)

Tabula Rose - An Immersive Opera in Three Circuits, with Luther Frank

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

Luther will detail his lighting design for Tabula Rasa, an immersive jazz opera featured in New York Opera Fest 2018. Learn how Luther designed multiple environments for a mobile audience with very few lights, little power and even less budget.

Luther Frank is a lighting designer and scenographer for a variety of industries including theatre, dance, opera, concerts, nightclubs, live events, TV and more. Operating out of New York City, he works on an average of 100 unique productions a year with an emphasis on lighting, projection and scenic design.

Registration is required

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02 June, 10:00 (BST)

Martin | P3 – Basic Introduction (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This is a high level view on P3. 

We will introduce you to the very basics of what the system can do and achieve. 

We will also go through what products are available as well as part of the system setup that can be driven through the P3 system

Please note if you don't already have a log-in, you will first need to sign up for a HARMAN Professional University account to view the course catalogue and to register for a course.

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03 June, 10:00 (BST)

Martin P3 - Getting Your System Started

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

Having seen the basics of the system on the first webinar, you've now downloaded P3 as you can see how the system can work on your show but where do you go from here?

This hour long course will show you the basics of setting a system up on your computer and getting a basic system up and running.

Please note if you don't already have a log-in, you will first need to sign up for a HARMAN Professional University account to view the course catalogue and to register for a course.

Register

04 June, 10:00 (BST)

Martin P3 - Console Set Up

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This is more advanced level training - and the expectation would be that you have done the Harman Professional University course on line already.

It will go through how to set up lighting desk/media and the P3 system to drive the system to generate the best content and uses of the systems

Please note if you don't already have a log-in, you will first need to sign up for a HARMAN Professional University account to view the course catalogue and to register for a course.


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09 June, 11:00 (BST)

Martin | Architectural Product Technical Review (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

In this session we will present a number of architectural lighting projects delivered using different methods such as wash lighting, direct view creative LED and image projection. We will include some best practice tips and tricks and talk about how the projects were developed. Finally we will also provide an overview of the Martin architectural lighting and creative LED products.


Please note if you don't already have a log-in, you will first need to sign up for a HARMAN Professional University account to view the course catalogue and to register for a course.

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09 June, 17:00 (BST)

Tour Design Process Basics for Beginners/Students with Lauren Sego

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

This webinar will assess the logistical boundaries of designing your first tour and explore creative approaches to communication between you and an artist or creative team.

While studying Theater Lighting Design at CalArts, Lauren began her career operating E-Sports streams. Since graduating in 2016, she’s provided lighting design and programming for music tours, festivals and TV appearances by Janelle Monáe, Tegan and Sara, Rebelution and others.

Registration is required

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10 June, 20:00 (BST)

Paperwork from Production Management to Lighting Design with Jennifer Bass

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

Learn how to make paperwork work for you with this in-depth webinar. Topics will include how to utilize paperwork to improve workflow, avoid reinventing the wheel each project, keep your team informed and make handing over projects easier.

Jenny Bass is a touring lighting director, designer, programmer and technician. Throughout her career, Jenny has worked with a variety of touring acts including Lea Michele, The Avalanches, Mary Mack, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe, and Earth, Wind & Fire.


Registration is required

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11 June, 17:00 (BST)

Light the Music: A Lecture with a Beat with Luther Frank

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 


This webinar will focus on using musical analysis to execute lighting designs on the fly in fast-paced environments such as nightclubs and festivals. Learn how to follow the music by understanding song structure and staying on beat.

Luther Frank is a lighting designer and scenographer for a variety of industries including theatre, dance, opera, concerts, nightclubs, live events, TV and more. Operating out of New York City, he works on an average of 100 unique productions a year with an emphasis on lighting, projection and scenic design.

Registration is required

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16 June, 19:00 (BST)

Lighting with LED for Television with Robert Grobler

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 


LED is one of the fastest moving segments of the lighting industry. Learn how to effectively use LED and maintain TV picture standards by studying colour temperature, CRI behavior, dimmer curves and proper colour mixing.

After starting his lighting career in 2000, Robert became a Senior Lighting Designer at Gearhouse South Africa, one of South Africa’s leading AV suppliers, in 2013. With a broad range of skills and an eye for details, Robert believes in sticking to simple standards and principles.

Registration is required

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17 June, 17:00 (BST)

Improvised Lighting on Tour with Juan Trevino

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 


This webinar will demonstrate how to program a show for an artist who changes their set often and performs in venues of varying sizes. Attendees will learn how to quickly clone a lighting design into any venue.

Since starting his career at a venue called the Canopy Club, Juan Trevino has worked as a lighting designer for artists including MitiS and Elephante. Juan recently began a series of festival appearances, providing lighting design for Subtronics.

Registration is required

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18 June, 17:00 (BST)

The Followspot Operator: An Essential Resource with A.J. Pen

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

Despite all of today’s advanced lighting technology, sometimes the best way to illuminate a performer is with one human pointing a spotlight at the stage. Learn how to ensure success by communicating effectively with followspot operators in this webinar.

Since the early 1990s, A.J. Pen has worked in the lighting industry as a technician, programmer and designer for feature films, corporate events and television. Now focusing on live concert production design, A.J. is currently working with OneRepublic and Josh Groban.

Registration is required

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19 June, 17:00 (BST)

Lighting Director Skillset - From Clubs to Arenas and Beyond with Sarah Parker

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 


Being a successful lighting director involves more than just the lights. This webinar will break down a typical day in the life of a lighting director, discuss how the role changes across different-sized tours, and offer general tips and tricks.

Sarah "Sparks" Parker is a Las Vegas-based lighting director. In her five years of touring experience, Sarah has had the pleasure of working with a variety of well-known artists including Imagine Dragons, Logic, Neon Trees, Saint Motel and more.

Registration is required

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23 June, 17:00 (BST)

Life on the Road as an LD: How Not to Burn Out with Sage Paden

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

This webinar will provide strategies for maintaining mental health on and off the road, including simple changes to make to your routines, limits to set for yourself, and how to communicate with your tour family as well as your family back home.

Sage Paden is a lighting designer, stage manager and stage technician who has been touring the world for the past four years. Sage is currently working with The Midnight as a Stage Technician and Lighting Assistant.


Registration is required

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24 June, 17:00 (BST)

Designing at the Speed of Light with Luther Frank

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 


This webinar will explore design efficiency and philosophy at scale, focusing on strategies and methods for drafting, programming, templates, workflow and organization that you can use to achieve impressive designs in surprisingly little time.

Luther Frank is a lighting designer and scenographer for a variety of industries including theatre, dance, opera, concerts, nightclubs, live events, TV and more. Operating out of New York City, he works on an average of 100 unique productions a year with an emphasis on lighting, projection and scenic design.

Registration is required

Register

Archived Previous Sessions

29 May, 21:00 (BST)

The History and Art of the Advance, with AJ Pen

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

When organizing a show across town or across the planet, the tools at your destination are only as good as the documents you send and the conversations you have with providers in advance. Learn how to set yourself up for success in this webinar.

Since the early 1990s, A.J. Pen has worked in the lighting industry as a technician, programmer and designer for feature films, corporate events and television. Now focusing on live concert production design, A.J. is currently working with OneRepublic and Josh Groban.

29 May, 10:00 (BST)

Martin P3 - Advanced Ask The Experts

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

A chance for you to ask the experts on P3! However simple or complicated - please come along with your questions its really that simple.

Led by Wouter Verlinden who's designed and developed the P3 system this is the chance to have any of your questions answered.

28 May, 17:00 (BST)

Lighting Truss Rigging for Lighting Technicians with Sarah O'Brien

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

Go from an empty stage to a functional lighting rig with these basic rigging techniques for small to medium festival stages. Topics will include an overview of truss and rigging, hoist functionality and safety, labeling for efficiency and more.

Sarah O’Brien is the Lead Rigger and Warehouse Manager at ILIOS Productions, where she’s worked since 2014. With 20 years of industry experience, Sarah has completed nearly 200 hours of continuing education and safety training, including certifications from CM Hoists and Stagemaker.

28 May, 10:00 (BST)

Martin MAC Allure - Hands On

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

High level over view of the MAC Allure understanding the product and how this works with P3 to get the best out of it.

We'll show you how the unit works via DMX at the start and then move onto going through setting up in P3 and then using the light to drive content through it.

27 May, 21:00 (BST)

Touring Life 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Touring, with Susan Rose

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

Join host Susan Rose as she shares her touring wisdom with an unconventional approach. Pick up some helpful hints you wouldn’t learn in audio school, discuss touring life and learn behind-the-scenes basics of what to do (and not do) on the road.

Susan Rose is a successful lighting designer, director and programmer, having toured with major artists, including Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band, Louise Mandrell, John Berry and more. Her self-penned “Whole Hog Quick Reference Guide” is an industry-standard in console programming instruction.


27 May, 11:00 (BST)

ERA 400 / 600 / 800 Performance - Hands On

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

On this Webinar we will go through the new ERA 400/600/800 key features of the products so you can understand what makes these units such a great product for your show, rental fleet or venue.

26 May, 17:00 (BST)

Working Together as a Team: Show Designer, Lighting Designer and Lighting Director, with Steven Douglas

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

This webinar will examine the various roles within the lighting and production design process, and explore how those roles are combined as part of a team or as a single person.

Steven is a Lighting and Production Designer with over 15 years of experience. He has toured venues ranging from clubs to stadiums with The Killers since 2005 and worked with a wide range of top talent including Rage Against The Machine, Alicia Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Hozier, The Corrs and many others.


26 May, 11:00 (BST)

Martin Media Facade Training

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

Understanding how the Martin architectural lighting products can be used to create Media facades on buildings.

This will be more of an inspirational presentation talking about past projects, the equipment used and how you could create similar effects.

22 May, 20:00 (BST)

Create a Production and Lighting Design to Take Advantage of Show Limitations and Challenges, with Tess Falcone

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

In this webinar, Tess will cover a range of technical and practical challenges that lighting designers encounter, as well as techniques for overcoming them and using them to create a live show that is creative and unique.

Tess Falcone is a freelance lighting and production designer from Denver, Colorado. Since beginning her career with theatre work in college, she has gained experience with many different types of shows and music, including touring for the past nine years with acts like Jimmy Eat World, Weezer and Ben Folds.


20 May, 13:00 (BST)

Martin P3 - Console Set Up

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This is more advanced level training - and the expectation would be that you have done the Harman Professional University course on line already.

It will go through how to set up lighting desk/media and the P3 system to drive the system to generate the best content and uses of the systems


20 May, 10:00 (BST)

Martin P3 - Getting Your System Started

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

Having seen the basics of the system on the first webinar, you've now downloaded P3 as you can see how the system can work on your show but where do you go from here?

This hour long course will show you the basics of setting a system up on your computer and getting a basic system up and running.