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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).

Archived Previous Sessions

30 March, 16:00 (BST)

Pitching Lighting Designs: Workflows for Renders and Plots with Craig Rutherford

Having your lighting design creativity recognized is exhilarating, but what are the best tools and processes? In these two case studies, we’ll look at practical workflow from page to renders for clients — with and without client input.

04 February, 17:00 (GMT)

Lighting & Video Adaptability: Be Prepared for Everything to Go Wrong w/ Scott Kinnebrew

Join host Scott Kinnebrew as he shares stories from his many journeys as a 25 year lighting and video industry veteran. From his early days in the night club scene, to massive events thousands of miles from home, he will discuss how to make sure you are always prepared for everything to go wrong.

03 February, 17:00 (GMT)

Lighting Design for Concert Touring - efficient workflows and approaches

Presented by Roland Greil, Lighting and Production Designer

Join Roland for this webinar to explore lighting design workflows and producing shows for large-scale concerts. We will also look at a few of Roland’s recent projects and the processes behind the curtain that efficiently put them together.

Roland‘s work as a designer, programmer and director includes some of the biggest names in the world of music like Adele, Phil Collins, The Rolling Stones and Rammstein, alongside TV shows, special events and theater productions. His work has been nominated for multiple awards, internationally.

28 January, 17:00 (GMT)

Moving Lights: the Art of Perfect Positioning

Presented by Brad Schiller, Martin Senior Business Development Manager

Creating position focuses for moving lights is an essential skill for any programmer. In this session, Brad will describe the tools and processes to aid in focusing as well as common positions that can prove useful for most productions.

Brad Schiller’s career in automated lighting spans 30 years. He is a Business Development Manager at Martin and the author of both “Living the Lighting Life” and “The Automated Lighting Programmer’s Handbook” as well as a columnist for PLSN. A self-described lighting geek, Brad enjoys sharing knowledge with others.

19 January, 17:00 (GMT)

Why does my console do that? ... A brief tour of lighting control history

Presented by Rob Halliday, Lighting Designer / Lighting Programmer

A look at how even the latest lighting consoles are shaped by their predecessors from decades ago - even from the days of gaslight! Rob also explores some useful functions that have gotten lost along the way - making the case for their return!

Rob works around the world (usually!) as a lighting designer and programmer. His use of the latest lighting technology on shows is balanced by a fascination with the history of show lighting, reflected in his monthly Classic Gear column and in the UK's Backstage Heritage Collection, which he helped create.

17 December, 17:00 (GMT)

Trade Show Booth Lighting Design from Start to Finish with Michael Mahoney

Join Michael Mahoney as he shares his scenic, rigging, and lighting creative booth design process for today’s live corporate market. Explore smart and safe truss layouts that not only support lights but everything hanging in the space.

16 December, 17:00 (GMT)

Martin P3 System Controller Software 5.2.0 In Depth Training with Wouter Verlinden

In this training-seminar, you will learn everything about the newly released Martin P3 System Controller Software 5.2.0. Each of the new features and improvements will be shown and explained in full detail. Basic P3 experience is recommended.

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.

15 December, 17:00 (GMT)

Budgeting for Concert Lighting: Determining How Much Your Show Should Cost with Chris McMeen

In this webinar, Chris McMeen discusses the basics of budgeting for concert lighting, how touring packages differ in costs and breaking down the components. He’ll also explain how to make budgeting sheets and discuss some past projects.

12 November, 16:00 (GMT)

Setting Up and Monitoring Power Distribution for Lighting and Audio

In this webinar, we’ll explore safe set up of portable power distribution systems, avoiding problems like overloaded circuits, excessive heat, ground loops and induced noise, proper system monitoring and how to prevent electrical accidents.

Richard Cadena is a freelance lighting professional, author, and trainer who has worked on concert tours, television, theatre, motion picture productions, and corporate events. He is also a columnist for Lighting & Sound America, Lighting & Sound International, and Protocol magazines.

11 November, 17:00 (GMT)

The History of Nightclubs and Architainment with Marsha Stern

This webinar provides insight on the evolution of analog to automated lighting systems & how that revolutionized our industry, providing the bridge for entertainment technology to be included in the architectural lighting design environment.

04 November, 17:00 (GMT)

Theater to Events: Making Lighting Design Education Work Across Disciplines w/ Wes Richter

This webinar will discuss how to compress your pre-production into a few hours; what language to use to describe the elements of lighting; how the workflow of a day can be reinforced by the steps of a traditional lighting design; and much more.

29 October, 17:00 (GMT)

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.

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 October, 17:00 (GMT)

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.

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.

27 October, 17:00 (GMT)

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.

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.