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ANSI E1.11 This video is a brief overview of one of ESTA’s most popular standards, E1.11, DMX512-A. This control protocol is nearly ubiquitous in the entertainment lighting industry, used in a host of luminaires, lighting effects, special effects, house lighting systems, video servers, and more. The standard is simple and effective, specifying everything about the protocol, including the structure of the data packets, the electrical interface, and the physical connectors. Viewers will get a basic overview of the standard and be informed where to download it for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.



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Formats Available: Streaming
Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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Collapse Quickfire: Reporting Photometric Performance Data for Luminaires Used in Entertainment Lighting
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ANSI E1.9 This video offers viewers a quick look at a standard to describe a method of reporting the photometric performance of luminaires being sold for or offered for use in entertainment lighting that is both detailed and easy to understand for people in the entertainment lighting market. In other words, a standard for reporting photometrics on a cutsheet. Viewers are given instructions for downloading the standard, free of charge, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.



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Formats Available: Streaming
Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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Collapse Understanding Emergency Lighting Control
Registration $115 | USITT Member $75


The program reviews the requirements for emergency lighting control covered under the National Electrical Code® (NEC®), the associated UL Product Standards, and application and misapplication of products, and the newest requirements in the NEC®.



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Formats Available: Streaming
Original Go Live Date: April 25, 2017

Approved Credit:
  • ETCP: 0.75 hours CEU

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    Collapse USITT Forum@Four: Lighting Large Scale Productions
    Registration $10 | USITT Members Free


    From the theatre to Times Square and from the studio to a stadium, how do you navigate and manage a rig with 500+ fixtures? This intermediate-level session will delve into the process of designing, engineering, and managing large scale productions from start to finish.



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    Formats Available: USITT Forum@Four: Lighting Large Scale Productions
    Original Go Live Date: April 09, 2020
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    Collapse USITT Forum@Four: Cuelist Reinventing Collaboration for Theater and Live Events
    Registration Free


    Josh Epstein, a lighting designer and the founder of Cuelist Software, helps users move their tech process collaboration to the digital realm. Learn how updating and annotating scripts, describing cues, sharing information, and making changes can now be an instantaneous, collaborative, and environmentally friendly process. Whether face-to-face in the theater or online during a theoretical project, Cuelist can help you communicate all your project information in real-time. Thank you to our exhibitor for offering this session.



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    Formats Available: USITT Forum@Four: Cuelist Reinventing Collaboration for Theater and Live Events
    Original Go Live Date: April 16, 2020

    Approved Credit:
  • USITT: 1 hour Learning Units

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    Collapse USITT Forum@Four: How to be a Good Assistant Lighting Designer
    $10 | Free for USITT members


    This session explores the dos and do nots of being an assistant lighting designer, what it entails, what are some of the stigmas that we face as assistants, how is it different from associate, and what should an assistant know when walking into a room. This is a moderated panel discussion exploring these topics.



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    Formats Available: USITT Forum@Four: How to be a Good Assistant Lighting Designer
    Original Go Live Date: April 20, 2020
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    Collapse USITT Forum@Four: Uplifting the Artist
    Registration $10 | USITT Members Free


    Freelance designers and individual artists have unique proximity to the heartbeat of the theatre field. They work at numerous venues each season, in many cases over multiple years and multiple visits, thus experiencing a variety of institutional cultures first hand. However, unlike Actors Equity, there are no industry-wide standards for engaging freelance artists. How can institutions incorporate the learning and experience of the freelance artists they hire more deeply into their organization’s fabric, acknowledging the invaluable nature of their vantage point? Especially during this time when the entire field is on a forced pause.

    In this session, we explore how guest artists are welcomed and valued by the institutions that invite them through their doors. We will discuss implementing industry-wide standards, creating sustainable feedback loops, recommended best practices sourced from the community at large, and how we can move forward as a community.

     



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    Formats Available: USITT Forum@Four: Uplifting the Artist
    Original Go Live Date: April 28, 2020
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    Collapse USITT Forum@Four: Mixing different LED color systems in a single lighting rig
    Registration $10 | USITT Members Free


    Fixture manufacturers have developed LED Color mixing systems that utilize various combinations of LEDs including RGB, RGBA, RGBW, RGBL, RGBAL, RGBAW, RGBAWUv, or even White LEDs using subtractive CMY systems. Ford Sellers (Sr Product Manager for Chauvet Professional) talks us through the various color mixing systems, and then leads a discussion on how best to utilize a variety of fixtures in the same lighting rig. This session will be most beneficial to anyone (Student, Designer, Electrician, or Educator) who currently has multiple types of LED fixtures, or fixtures from multiple manufacturers. The discussion will help answer questions such as: How can Lighting Designers work with multiple systems in the same lighting rig? How can different systems work together, and what can you do to make best use of using multiple color systems easier?



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    Formats Available: USITT Forum@Four: Mixing different LED color systems in a single lighting rig
    Original Go Live Date: April 30, 2020
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    Collapse USITT Forum@Four: Design Collaboratories - More Than a Lighting Lab
    Registration $10 | USITT Member Free


    Because education in the theatre arts is about access to experience, most universities and colleges view their stages as their laboratories, the place where experimentation in design and performance take place. The production schedule, however, usually limits student access to these spaces. Many schools also utilize shops and alternate spaces outfitted with scaled equipment for miniature mock-ups. This session will look at the benefits to a dedicated collaboratory space: a full-scale classroom outfitted for design performance design education and experimentation. The panel will examine the unique case-study of the new, innovative, half tension-wire-grid/half motorized rigging, two-story hybrid designer's “collab-lab” at Texas Tech University. Thanks to our exhibitor for bringing us this session.



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    Formats Available: Design Collaboratories More Than a Lighting Lab
    Original Go Live Date: May 06, 2020
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