Expo Exhibitors Plan Exciting Sessions for 2009
Stage Expo Sales Manager
In addition to exhibiting at Stage Expo,
several companies sponsor and present programs at the conference.
Here are brief descriptions of some of the sessions which will
be presented by exhibitors in Cincinnati.
Virtual Intercom --
Practical VoIP Solutions for Production
Analog TV is gone and HD is in. How has this paradigm
shift affected wireless intercom frequencies? Is the move to digital
the answer? What about virtual intercom and exactly what is it?
Join this panel discussion with practical applications for live
Wireless DMX and Dimming in Practice -- Case
Sponsored by RC4 Wireless Dimming
Wireless dimming has
made its way into hundreds of productions via battery-powered,
DMX-controlled, and completely untethered lighting in props, sets,
and costumes. This panel discussion will focus on digital radio-frequency
technology, primary and rechargeable batteries, lamps, LEDs, motors,
other loads suitable for low-voltage systems, and safety
considerations. Guest designers and electricians will introduce
their work and the design process that led them to using wireless.
Choosing, Installing and Maintaining
Dance & Performance Floors
A panel of technical directors offer tips on what they
have learned about working with vinyl and wood floors.
Using Theatrical Fog & Smoke
Sponsored by Rosco
of new ideas in the use of theatrical fog and smoke by lighting
and set designers.
Using and Mixing the New Theatrical
Palette of Gels, Dichro, CS, and LEDs
Sponsored by Rosco
Now that LEDs have
joined gels and dichroic glass as a medium for colored light in
theatre, lighting designers need to learn to work with this varied
and diverse palette. This session will help.
Make It Stick on
Fabrics: Painting on Nontraditional Fabrics
by Rose Brand
This session will focus on which paint techniques,
treatment, and kinds of paint to use on different fabrics to keep
them durable, flexible, and long lived. The panel will also discuss
how to meet the other random requests that may be made by the
Media Servers as Scenic Tools
A discussion and demonstration of how the Panorama Media
Server can be used as a tool to supplement, enhance, and extend
a scenic design with digital media. The session will include examples
of multiple projector setups, preparing media for stage use, programming
Panorama during tech week, and alternative projection
Stump the Rigger
This session is a perennial
USITT favorite. A panel of industry experts invites all to take
pot shots at them. Bring the best (and worst) questions and try
to stump them. Who knows? You could win a prize.
Sponsored by Walt Disney Entertainment
and discussion led by Walt Disney Entertainment costuming and
cosmetology artists of the transformation of an actor into a specific
American Idol/Theatre in a Theme Park
by Walt Disney Entertainment
This will be a production case study
presented by Walt Disney Entertainment producers based
on American Idol. Learn how to develop a live, theatrical experience
from a popular TV broadcast. The session will include a presentation
and discussion of the issues and tasks involved in designing
and producing the show in a way that maintains the integrity and
popular elements of the television show, while supporting the
need for multiple live performances every day of the year.
USITT in Cincinnati, Ohio March 18 to 21 for these and
many other sessions.