February 2016

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February 2016


Lighting Commission Gears up for USITT 2016

Carolyn 'CC' Conn Vice Commissioner, Communications

With USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City fast approaching, the Lighting Commission is raring to go with some interesting and informative sessions.

The Commission has a full slate of lighting offerings for all levels of education or profession. Here are some highlights to help attendees plan their visit:

Professional Development Workshop: So You Think You Can Draft? -- VW 3D

Spend a full day with some of the nation’s leading experts in Vectorworks. For a lighting or scenic designer, technical director, or jack of all trades, this will be a must-go session. Presenters are Scott Parker, Gregg Hillmar, Sean Savoie, and Kevin Linzey.

Beginner: What Can I Do with My Theatre Lighting Degree & Experience?

Panelists will present alternative careers in lighting design to include lighting for trade shows, theme parks, and TV; lighting system design; and employment in the manufacturing sector. Presenters are Steven Rosen, Jeff McCrum, Nick Gownsman, and Vickie Scott.

Intermediate: The Future of LEDs

Rob Gerlach will discuss the recent and current innovations in LED technology, technological limitations, and a forecast of the future of the technology for the entertainment industry.

Advanced: Process of Design in Concert Lighting

An advanced discussion on lighting for concerts will coverthe process, style, and tools and trends of concert lighting. Get advice on how to score gigs and develop communication skills to keep clients happy. Presenters are Jim Hutchison, Daunte Kenner, and Richard Schoenfeld.

At the two Lighting Commission meetings, those attending can make suggestions for future Commission endeavors and presentations, ask questions, and get involved. Lighting Commission Meeting 1 will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16. Lighting Commission Meeting 2 will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 18. Both will be in room 155C.

Planners are organizing lighting portfolio reviews and will be seeking professionals to critique as well as students and young professionals to present. Anyone interested in being a professional portfolio reviewer can contact CC Conn at conncs@sfasu.edu for further information.