Lighting Design Best Practices: Paperwork and Production Management Tips and Tricks

This article was adapted from a Learning Session with professional touring lighting director, designer, programmer and technician Jenny Bass. 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. When you’re working as a lighting designer or production manager,
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Illuminating the Stage: Touring Lighting Design Essentials for Beginners and Students

This article was adapted from a Learning Session with Lauren Sego, owner of Little Lighting Strikes lighting design and programming services. While studying Theater Lighting Design at CalArts, Lauren began her career operating eSports streams. Since graduating in 2016, she’s provided lighting design and programming for music tours, festivals and TV appearances by Janelle Monáe, Tegan
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Capturing the Perfect Live Mix Using a Soundcraft Ui16 Console

This article was adapted from a HARMAN Professional Learning Session with audio engineer Austin Hamilton. In addition to being the owner of Superior Tech Services, LLC, Austin has spent the last 17 years working as a system technician and audio engineer in a variety of settings, as well as designing and installing commercial audio systems.
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From Show Kernel to Final Preparations: The Lighting Professional’s Guide for Advancing a Show

This article was adapted from a HARMAN Professional Learning Session with Lighting Designer A.J. Pen. Since the early 1990s, A.J. has worked in the lighting industry as a technician, programmer, and designer for feature films, corporate events, and television. With a focus on live concert production design since the early 2000s, A.J. is currently working
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Teamwork in Lighting Design: Designing for the Aerosmith Las Vegas Residency

For live events, a design team works together to build a unique array of lighting, audio, video, and effects to create a cohesive show for the artist. The team consists of various lighting roles, including the show designer, lighting designer, and lighting director. In addition to designing and implementing all lighting elements from pre-production stages
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A Basic Introduction to Martin P3 Visual Control

Developed in 2008, Martin P3 is a video system controller for Martin’s range of LED video panels. It provides a versatile platform for simple video mapping, addressing and distribution instead of using DVI cables. Since its release, a number of creative LED fixtures and moving lights have been developed for video and pixel mapping, but
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Pro Perspectives: Top Studio Engineers Share Tips and Tricks for Perfecting Mixes With Lexicon Effects

Reverb is the great mix lifter: It adds drama and definition to your tracks and creates a sense of space in your soundstage. It’s both a corrective tool and a creative tool, and when masterfully applied, it adds depth, warmth and definition, and can transport listeners to just about any concert hall on the planet.
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