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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).


27 October, 17:00 (BST)

The Art of Perfect Playback in Lighting Design

We will discuss how to learn the art of running a perfectly timed show when designing lighting for a wide variety of artists and applications.

Bio:
Michael Keller is a touring lighting director, designer, programmer and technician. Throughout his career, he has worked with a variety of touring acts including Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne and more.

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28 October, 17:00 (BST)

A Brief User’s Manual For A Lighting Career

“Freelance Production Professional” is a niche role that no one outside of our business understands very well. In this webinar, we’ll try to create a bit of a checklist to make “adulting” less of a chore in your dream career.

Bio:
Benny has been lighting stages for the past 35 years, working as a lighting technician, director, designer, programmer and master electrician. His work has included world tours, festivals, themed entertainment, television, film and Broadway theater.

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29 October, 17:00 (BST)

The ABC's of Awesome Lighting Technology

Join Brad as he explores his favourite lighting terms and explains their meaning, importance, and history. Covering all genres of production, this lively discussion will introduce you to some of the more obscure nomenclature from every letter of the alphabet.

Bio:
Brad has been involved in automated lighting for over 30 years and is currently a Business Development Manager at Martin Professional. He is the author of “The Automated Lighting Programmer’s Handbook” and a regular columnist for PLSN. A self-described lighting geek, Brad enjoys sharing knowledge with others.

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Archived Previous Sessions

22 October, 17:00 (BST)

Managing Lighting Industry Relationships and Evolving Your Career

In this webinar, we'll discuss how important relationships are in the lighting world and how they can make or break your career. If time permits, we'll also talk about relationships with technology and how important it is to keep current.

Bio:
Ethan is a touring lighting designer, director, programmer and technician. His design credits include Keith Richards, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Marilyn Manson and Angels & Airwaves among others. He has also been the lighting director for The Rolling Stones, U2 and Van Halen.

21 October, 17:00 (BST)

Sitting In The Co-Pilot’s Chair (The Lighting Programmer And Their Relationship With The Lighting Designer)

The lighting programmer’s job is to translate a designer’s vision into the practicalities of console and lights. It’s a relationship that is intimate, thrilling and unique. Learn more about it from someone who’s sat on both sides of it.

Bio:
Rob works around the world as a lighting designer (Tree of Codes, Giudizio Universale) and a lighting programmer for other designers (Billy Elliot, Mata Hari, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon), leaving him perfectly placed to reflect on the unique working relationship between these two roles.

20 October, 17:00 (BST)

Yanni: A Case Study in Lighting a Show in the Odd Corners of the Earth with Bud Horowitz

Learn how Bud Horowitz adapts the lighting for a heavily cued concert to a wide variety of venues & lighting systems. This discussion will include dealing with locally provided lighting systems and iconic locations such as the Pyramids of Giza.

Bio:
Bud Horowitz is a lighting designer/lighting director who has spent the last 40 years lighting shows and events worldwide. Some of the artists he has toured with include Devo, Kenny Rogers, John Mellencamp, Styx, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Carrie Underwood, Bette Midler, Brian Setzer and Yanni.

15 October, 17:00 (BST)

Lighting for Theme Parks: Creating an Experience That Lasts

We are going to focus on designing for different theme park areas for a long term, themed installation, while being mindful of the end user. Also we will discuss how to ensure the guests and park receive the highest quality product.

Bio:
Hansen is a Lighting Manager at Universal Creative in Orlando. His varied experience in the theme park industry has allowed him to help with the opening of many attractions, buildings, and meet & greets for the parks in Central Florida. His work is seen daily by thousands of guests from around the world.

15 October, 14:00 (BST)

MAC Aura PXL live stream demo | PLASA Online 2020

A live streamed overview of the new Martin MAC Aura PXL forms part of the upcoming PLASA Online event. On 15th October at 2pm join Martin's Ben Payne and Martin UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd's Chris Walker, for a live run-through of the fixture with an opportunity for Q&As.

13 October, 19:00 (BST)

Ideas & Inspiration an Exploration of Creativity

An exploration of the drive to create, sources of inspiration, influences, and the creative process. From pushing boundaries, to collaboration, and designing realistically. To submit questions in advance please send to laura.lawrence@harman.com.

Bio:
Abigail Rosen Holmes is a multidisciplinary artist, known for innovative, cutting edge design in lighting, video, and production. Her work spans iconic projects in concert, installation, events, tv and film. See some of her projects at: https://www.nyxdesign.com/abigail-rosen-holmes

01 October, 19:00 (BST)

Using Lighting Design to Tell a Story

In this webinar, we discuss lifting up your design to the next level with the use of storytelling and adding an arch to the performance. We also explore mediums that you can draw inspiration from to heighten the emotion of your design.

30 September, 19:00 (BST)

THE WHY, HOW, AND NOW OF LIGHTING LIVE EVENTS

WHY do we crave live experiences? What is the science and sociology behind that need?
HOW has Lightswitch used that science to craft compelling experiences?
NOW we can’t currently gather together, how can we still create compelling experiences?

24 September, 17:00 (BST)

Drawing a Useful Lighting Plot with Michael Sharon

Learn how to turn a napkin drawing of a lighting plot into a practical road map that others can follow. This webinar will feature tips for creating clear and informative plots, as well as a checklist of information to include.

08 September, 15:00 (BST)

Lighting for Houses of Worship: Touring, Multi-location, and Large Campus with Jarrad Donovan

In this webinar, HARMAN Senior Business Development Manager Nathan Fleming will interview JD about his extensive experience working in houses of worship.

01 September, 17:00 (BST)

Wearing Multiple Hats in the Lighting Industry with Tony Caporale

This webinar will provide an overview of the many roles in the lighting industry. Tony will share his personal experiences in lighting direction, programming and design, with emphasis on growing your career and making a name for yourself.

27 August, 17:00 (BST)

Assembling Your Dream Team: Lighting Collaboration on Broadway with Bradley King and Nick Solyom

Learn how Broadway lighting designers and their associates tackle the production process including best practices, division of labor, effective workflows and communication strategies, the difference between assistants and associates, and a Q&A.

26 August, 17:00 (BST)

Touring Large Scale Productions: Challenges, Preparations and Solutions with Dr. Dinesh Yadav

This webinar will demonstrate a Technical Director’s process for preparing a large-scale production for an international tour, including tips for problem solving, paperwork and visa requirements, technical requirements and duty-free shopping.

25 August, 17:00 (BST)

The History and Evolution of Automated Lighting with Craig Rutherford and Brad Schiller

Over the last forty years, automated stage lighting has taken over stages worldwide. Join Brad and Craig as they explore the path the industry has followed and look back at memorable moments and products.

20 August, 17:00 (BST)

Conceptual Design Principles with Craig Rutherford

Where do you start when tasked with developing a lighting design? What makes a design memorable and interesting? This webinar will explore the fundamentals of visual design with a focus on lighting concerts and developing a coherent style.

19 August, 13:00 (BST)

Architectural Lighting Products and Lighting Techniques with Annie Dafni

Lighting is the 4th dimension of architecture. In this session, we will explore the Martin architectural lighting product portfolio and also learn about the techniques of facade lighting with a demo model.

13 August, 17:00 (BST)

Programming Essentials: Workflow and Views with Benny Kirkham

Different projects require different approaches and workflows. In this webinar, Benny will explain his role as a lighting programmer in several past productions and describe how the needs of the show dictated his approach.

11 August, 17:00 (BST)

Transitioning from Touring To Corporate with Matt Mills

In this webinar, Matt will detail his own journey from touring with high-profile acts to jumping into the corporate lighting design arena, including examples of workflow differences between the two disciplines.

04 August, 17:00 (BST)

From Idea to Output - The Development Process of a Moving Light with Brad Schiller

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

New lighting fixtures don’t just magically appear on the market. Learn about the product development cycle and how an idea transforms into a fixture in a lighting rig. This session will provide insight into how new lights are developed.

Brad has been involved in automated lighting for over 30 years and is currently a Business Development Manager at Martin Professional. He is the author of “The Automated Lighting Programmer’s Handbook” and a regular columnist for PLSN. A self-described lighting geek, Brad enjoys sharing knowledge with others.


28 July, 04:00 (BST)

Incorporating Martin MAC Encore and ELP Into Modern Lighting Design with Paul Collison

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

This webinar will provide an in-depth look at the versatility of the Martin MAC Encore and ELP fixtures in lighting design for events, theatre, broadcast, fashion and other applications.

Paul has over 25 years of experience in various facets of lighting design, including multi-camera broadcast, dance, opera, theatre, fashion, large-scale public events and video content creation, as well as video mapping and replay systems. Paul works extensively throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.


16 July, 17:00 (BST)

The Quality of Light with Brad Schiller

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

A good understanding of lighting quality measurements such as colour rendering, colour spectrum and colour temperature is important when choosing a lighting fixture. Learn the pros and cons of various metrics and how to properly evaluate products.

Brad has been involved in automated lighting for over 30 years and is currently a Business Development Manager at Martin Professional. He is the author of “The Automated Lighting Programmer’s Handbook” and a regular columnist for PLSN. A self-described lighting geek, Brad enjoys sharing knowledge with others.


02 July, 17:00 (BST)

Basic Introduction to Martin P3 with Wouter Verlinden

In this high-level introduction to the Martin P3 ecosystem, attendees will learn the basics of what the system can achieve and receive a demonstration of some of the new features and workflows coming in version 5.2.0.

Wouter started playing with lights at the age of 14, and in 2009 he joined Martin Professional as a Project Manager for Martin Visual Solutions. Two years later, he became a Product Manager, overseeing all Martin LED Video and Creative LED product developments, including the P3 System Controller platform.


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25 June, 17:00 (BST)

When Good Shows Go Bad with John Featherstone

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 


 
What makes a show ‘good’ or ‘bad?’ What happens when things go wrong? How do you make sure all parties feel acknowledged? Using real-world examples, John will share his philosophy on approaching projects to make sure everyone wins.

John Featherstone founded lighting and design firm Lightswitch 25 years ago, after moving to the United States from the United Kingdom. Favouring elegant design and innovative, cost-effective solutions, John has worked with clients as diverse as Virgin Galactic, John Legend, The NBA and Electronic Arts.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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


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.


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

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.

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.