This section contains links to industry initiatives and community-based theatrical and stage production
websites, including discussion boards and blogs.
- ESTA Message Board
- The ESTA Discussion Community. Participate in ESTA news, discussions, and learn more about ESTA's member benefits.
- The LightNetwork
- The Lightnetwork is a forum where industry professionals and newcomers can come together and discuss gear, productions, shows, and just generally shoot the breeze.
- High End Systems Discussion Forums
- Discuss High End Systems' digital lighting products, media server, content creation, consoles, and more.
- LiveDesignOnline Blog
- Live Design's blog.
- PLSN Blogs
- PLSN's Blogs, including Swami Candela's Light Line, The Complex, Visual Ventures, and The Notebook.
- CSL's YouTube Channel
- Creative Stage Lighting's own channel on Youtube - product demonstrations and some other fun things.
- CSL on Twitter
- Do you Twitter? Follow Creative Stage Lighting on Twitter for updates and more.
- Behind The Scenes
- Behind The Scenes was established to help
support members of our industry in times of crisis such as serious illness
- Many people in the entertainment technology industry – predominantly
those who work behind the scenes in theatres, arenas and other venues –
lack health insurance and other financial support systems that are common
for professionals in other fields. For these men and women – our colleagues and friends – illness or injury can
mean financial ruin for an entire family.
- Behind the Scenes is
designed to help prevent the financial tragedy that so often accompanies
- ETCP Certification
- The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is a new industry-wide program that is bringing together an unprecedented group of industry organizations, businesses and individuals to create a program of rigorous assessments for professional technicians.
- ESTA's Technical Standards Program
- The ESTA Technical Standards Program (TSP) was established in 1994 in response to the increasing number of ESTA members who were encountering situations where the lack of standards, or the imposition of standards developed outside the entertainment industry, were making it increasingly difficult to conduct business safely, efficiently, and profitably.