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November/December 2012 Avolites Training

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Announcing our upcoming online Avolites and Avolites Media sessions. Join us for an overview of the latest from Avolites and Avolites Media. From TITAN 6 to the Olympics, see what all the fuss is about.

Introduction To Avolites TITAN

Coming to TITAN from another family of console or from Avolites Classic? This is the session you won’t want to miss.

New Features in Avolites TITAN 6

Already familiar with TITAN, but using an older version? Join us for an overview of what’s new in TITAN 6.

Avolites Media: An Introduction to the Next Generation of Media Servers

We’ll introduce you to Avolites Media range of servers and give an overview of the Ai Server Software.

For more information on other training services, check out CSL’s training page.

Another Round of TITAN

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We’ll be holding another session of the Avolites TITAN overview on June 20. Perfect for those of you who couldn’t make our previous session. Register with the link below.

– [Avolites TITAN 6 Demonstration and Training](https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/906256194)

Avolites TITAN 6 Overview

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We’ll be holding an online session to demonstrate the next version of Avolites TITAN software. We’ll be sitting with Phil Blue of Avolites for an overview.

TITAN 6 brings some new and updated features, including:

– Pixel Mapper – Rotate text, change the font, import jpg images
– New Titan Net – support for up to 64 universes
– New Patch Window – enhanced, user friendly patch functions
– New Auto Legends – helps quickly create colorful, easy to read legends, import jpeg images
– Fixture exchange – now exchange fixtures by groups
– New powerful functions for Time Code, Cue Lists, Playbacks, Cue View, assignable Masters, and more!

Avolites users will not want to miss this sneak-peak of Titan 6 and programming tips and tricks direct from Avolites.

– [Register here](https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/392203522)

CSL Webinar: Green Is A Number

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The webinar *Green Is A Number* is now on Youtube. Audio is also on our podcast feed.

Thanks to Richard Cadena and James Bedell for taking the time to talk with us.

– [Green Is A Number on Youtube](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NTF9G_1evc)
– [Green Is A Number Audio](http://podcast.creativestagelighting.com/may2012/CSLwebinar-greenisanumber_audio.mp3)
– [CSL Podcast on iTunes](http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-stage-lighting-podcast/id292527085)
– [Subscribe to the CSL Podcast](pcast://feeds.feedburner.com/CSLpodcast)

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## Show Notes

*Originally broadcast May 9, 2012*

How do you measure the environmental impact of a light fixture? There are many ways to look at it, starting with the light output compared to the energy input. But that’s just the beginning. Take a quick trip through the green valley of sustainable lighting including best practices for lessening the environmental impact of your lighting designs.

### About The Presenters:

#### Richard Cadena

Richard Cadena is the author of several books for the production professional, including Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light, Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship, and Focus on Lighting Technology. He is a 24 year veteran of the entertainment lighting industry and he has a background in electronics and electrical engineering.

His work experience includes stints with two of the world’s largest automated lighting manufacturers and he has designed lighting systems for tours, theatre, and permanent installations. He is also the technical editor for PLASA Media, an Authorized WYSIWYG Trainer, and freelance lighting designer. He is proficient in WYSIWYG, LD Assistant, and Vectorworks and he teaches classes in lighting, electricity, and control systems. His training seminars and webinars are renowned for their humor and creativity and are among the most popular in the industry.

#### James Bedell

James Bedell is a lighting designer based in New York City. Bedell has lit productions for Pace University, Off and Off-Off Broadway theater and dance companies, and has earned a SpotlightOn award for best lighting design.

Today Bedell is focused on lighting architectural spaces including corporate headquarters, restaurants and retail locations. He is the founder of Build2Sustain, a consultancy dedicated to making the business case for sustainable design in commercial spaces.

Bedell is the owner and principal designer of JPB Lighting.

### Links

– [@swamicandela](https://twitter.com/#!/swamicandela)
– [Academy of Production Technology](http://www.aptxl.com)
– [@jamesbedell](http://twitter.com/Jamesbedell)
– [jamesbedell.com](http://www.jamesbedell.com/)

CSL Webinar: Green Is A Number

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Our next webinar is lined up. On May 9th we’ll host *Green Is A Number* with Richard Cadena and James Bedell.

– [Register for *Green Is A Number*](https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/861586914)

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##Green Is A Number
May 9, 3pm EST

How do you measure the environmental impact of a light fixture? There are many ways to look at it, starting with the light output compared to the energy input. But that’s just the beginning. Take a quick trip through the green valley of sustainable lighting including best practices for lessening the environmental impact of your lighting designs.

Points to be discussed include:

  • Memory consoles changed the way shows were cued and lit.
  • Automated lighting changed the way shows look.
  • DMX512 changed the way consoles are run.
  • LEDs changed the way shows are colored.
  • Media servers changed the way video is controlled.
  • Networking is changing the way shows are built.
  • RDM will change the way shows are tech’d.
  • Technology is changing everything in the live event production industry.

What’s coming in the future? New technology. Hang on for the ride of your light.

Please join us for this discussion and more, May 9, 3pm EST.

### About The Presenters

#### Richard Cadena

Richard Cadena

Richard Cadena is the author of several books for the production professional, including Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light, Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship, Focus on Lighting Technology. He is a 24 year veteran of the entertainment lighting industry and he has a background in electronics and electrical engineering.

His work experience includes stints with two of the world’s largest automated lighting manufacturers and he has designed lighting systems for tours, theatre, and permanent installations. He is also the technical editor for PLASA Media, an Authorized WYSIWYG Trainer, and freelance lighting designer. He is proficient in WYSIWYG, LD Assistant, and Vectorworks and he teaches classes in lighting, electricity, and control systems. His training seminars and webinars are renowned for their humor and creativity and are among the most popular in the industry.

James Bedell

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James Bedell is a lighting designer based in New York City. Bedell has lit productions for Pace University, Off and Off-Off Broadway theater and dance companies, and has earned a SpotlightOn award for best lighting design.

Today Bedell is focused on lighting architectural spaces including corporate headquarters, restaurants and retail locations. He is the founder of Build2Sustain, a consultancy dedicated to making the business case for sustainable design in commercial spaces.

Bedell is the owner and principal designer of JPB Lighting.

Emerging, Converging Technologies Webinar

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The webinar we hosted last week is [now on Youtube](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DL3Cjl8aus) and on the CSL podcast feed.

Thanks again to Justin Lang from iSquint and PLSN for taking the time to chat with us.

#### Links

– [Emerging, Converging Technologies video](http://podcast.creativestagelighting.com/march2012/emergingwebinar_podcast.m4v)
– [CSL Podcast on iTunes](http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-stage-lighting-podcast/id292527085)
– [CSL Podcast feed](http://feeds.feedburner.com/CSLpodcast) (*put this address in your podcast software*)
– [iSquint.net](http://www.isquint.net)
– [Projection, Lights, and Staging News](http://www.plsn.com)

Webinar: Emerging, Converging Technologies

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We’re ready for a new season of CSL Webinars starting this month.

March 22, 3pm EST we’ll be joined by [PLSN](http://www.plsn.com/) and [iSquint](http://isquint.net/) editor Justin Lang for our next webinar: *Emerging, Converging Technologies*.

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Justin will join CSL Sales Director Kevin Loretto in a presentation and discussion about new technologies in entertainment lighting.

As always, registration is free. Just sign up by going to the GoToMeeting link below.

– [Register Now](https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/144637442)

Webinar: Dodging Doom in the Live Event Industry

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On February 10th we’re hosting a new webinar titled Dodging Doom in the Live Event Industry. We welcome back Richard Cadena to host. He’ll talk about some of the ways you can stay ahead in the live event industry and how to build your career.

Like all our webinars this is free to all.

Full details below.

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### Dodging Doom in the Live Event Industry
*Thursday, February 10, 3:30pm EST*

Today’s Entertainment Lighting marketplace is more competitive than ever before. Whether you’re just starting out or so busy you’re trying to keep up it helps to learn valuable skills to survive this fast-paced, ever-changing industry and grow your career.

In this CSL webinar we sit down with Richard Cadena (AKA Swami Candela) to discuss how to get the most out of our careers in the entertainment lighting trenches and what it takes to stand apart from the crowd.

### About The Presenter

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Richard Cadena is an author, freelance lighting designer, and the editor of Projection, Lights and Staging News. His latest book is Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician and Technician.

He is an ETCP Recognized Trainer, an ETCP Certified Entertainment Electrician, and a member of the Technical Standards Committee of the Entertainment Services Technology Association.

– Register for Dodging Doom in the Live Event Industry

The Greening of the Concert Experience

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CSL’s Kevin Loretto, PLSN’s Richard Cadena, and lighting designer Howard Ungerleider discuss energy efficiency in touring productions.

Thanks again to Richard and Howard for their participation.

#### Preview

#### Links

– [CSL Podcast on iTunes](http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-stage-lighting-podcast/id292527085)
– [CSL Podcast feed](http://feeds.feedburner.com/CSLpodcast) (*put this address in your podcast software*)
– Direct download The Greening of the Concert Experience
– [Richard Cadena’s Swami Candela](http://www.swamicandela.com/)

You can see Howard’s work if you catch a Rush show this year. Rush’s *Time Machine* tour kicks off in June. Check out the schedule on Rush.com.

Webinar: The ABCs of Lighting A Green Show

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We’re now accepting registrations for our upcoming webinar: [The ABCs of Lighting A Green Show](https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/302998539).

From [the registration page:](https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/302998539)

>In this webinar, we navigate the unchartered waters of lighting the stage of the future. We’ll explore the newest technologies and how they compare to conventional sources in terms of light output, color and rendering, dimming, flicker, effects, and cost. When the smoke clears you’ll have a better understanding of what you can and can’t do with the newest lighting equipment, how it will look, and what the payoff will be.

Once again, we’re delighted to have Richard Cadena as our host.

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>Richard Cadena is an author, freelance lighting designer, and the editor of Projection, Lights and Staging News. His latest book is “Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician and Technician.” His popular seminars are offered every month across North America. A list of upcoming classes may be found at [www.productionseminars.webs.com](http://www.productionseminars.webs.com/).

>He is an ETCP Recognized Trainer, an ETCP Certified Entertainment Electrician, and a member of the Technical Standards Committee of the Entertainment Services Technology Association.

This event will take place on **Friday, March 26, 3:30pm-5pm EST**.

Register for *The ABCs of Lighting A Green Show*
Richard Cadena at Swami Candela
Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician and Technician
Projection, Lights and Staging News

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