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Eos Console Training at ETC

Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - - Middleton, WI

Sponsored by The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT
Presenter - Anne Valentino and Steve Aldrich

Basic/Intermediate Programmers. This two-day course is offered June 1 and 2, 2009, is designed to help beginning and intermediate level programmers advance their professional proficiency with the Eos console. The course will be held at the Century Theatre at Electronic Theatre Controls in Middleton, WI and will be conducted by Anne Valentino, Eos Product Manager and Steve Aldrich, Southeast Field Project Coordinator.

Session Schedule

Monday, June 1, 2009
The first day introduces the basic functionality of the Eos control system. Experienced and novice programmers will find the hands-on class a useful introduction to the powerful programming style offered by Eos. Working with pre-visualization software, attendees will learn to patch and set up their operating environment, select channels and create groups, set levels and manipulate moving lights, create and update palettes, presets and cue lists and apply, modify and create basic effects.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Day two will cover management of multiple cue lists, advanced editing and storing techniques, as well as advanced effects, using partitioned control and backup and full data management. Attendees will also learn what "move fade" really means and how it is managed in a complex show; using filters and selective storing to control record target contents; advanced creation and control of relative, absolute and step based effects; data management in a multiple programmer environment: little known features, shortcuts and more.

Prerequisites for Attendees:
Attendee should have prior experience with automated luminaires and a general familiarity with lighting consoles (Eos experience is not necessary). In addition, they should have working knowledge of DMX 512 communication protocol, fixture addressing and patching.

Total Session Cost: $185 - Registration for this course is limited to members of ESTA, IATSE and USITT.

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Instructor Bios:

Anne Valentino has worked in the professional entertainment production industry since obtaining her M.A. in technical theatre from the University of Wyoming. After a brief three years as a technical director, her interest in the design and construction of theatrical venues lead to a long career in the supply side of our industry. She has acted as a product manager, director of R+D, vice president of marketing and freelance marketing consultant and production manager. Over the past 20 years, she has specialized in specification and development of lighting control systems, including Light Palette 90 (for Strand, 1990), Obsession (for Electronic Theatre Controls, 1992), Virtuoso (for Vari-Lite, 1997), Eos and Ion (for ETC, 2006 and 2007 respectively). She is currently the Eos Product Line Manager for ETC.

Steve Aldrich, currently the Field Project Coordinator for ETC's Southeast Office, has worked as a lighting designer and programmer for over ten years. Before starting at ETC, he worked as a Creative Designer at SeaWorld in Orlando. While there, he worked with designers like Ken Billington and Ted Ferreira. He got his start in the industry at Valencia Community College and has also worked as a Rigger and Technical Director, both at SeaWorld and a freelancer at the Orlando-Orange County Convention Center.


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