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Brad Schiller's Automated Lighting Programming Webinar: Sessions 1-8

Eight 1-hour graphics presenations, recorded 2008.

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PLSN University Presents
Brad Schiller's Automated Lighting Programming Webinar: Sessions 1-8

Recorded 2008
Eight 1-hour graphics presenations

Session 1. Programming Philosophies
-Creativity and Consistency, Experiences and LD Relationships

Session 2. Automated Lighting Concepts
- DMX 512, DMX Protocols, Fixture Modes, Crossfades, Tracking, Precedence (HTP & LTP)

Session 3a. Preparing for Programming
- Fixture Setup, Console Setup and numbering, Preparing the Patch, Groups, Backup Routines

Session 3b. Trouble shooting
- Data Problems, Console Problems, Fixture Problems, Operator Error

Session 4. Basic Programming
- Understanding Fixtures and their parameters, Timing, Speed Channels, Palettes/Presets

Session 5. Intermediate Programming
- Mark Cues, Block Cues, Effects Generators, Common Chases and Looks

Session 6. Editing existing programming
- Updating cues, tracking on/off, quick grab, copy, rehearsing

Session 7. Playback
- Becoming a good operator, console positioning, working with delays

Session 8. Digital Lighting
- understanding the emerging Media Server technologies

About the Presenter

Brad "Pepe" Schiller

With over 15 years experience in the lighting industry, some would say Brad Schiller is an industry veteran. For many years he worked at the Irving Arts Center in Irving, Texas as a Technical Director and Lighting Designer. During this time he also began freelancing as an Automated Lighting Programmer. After a brief period of programming in Los Angeles, he was employed by High End Systems as a Lighting Designer, Programmer, and Sales Support Specialist in early 1996. In late January of 2003, he left High End Systems to again work as a freelance Lighting Designer and Programmer. April 2004 marked his return to High End Systems, this time assuming the Engineering role of Director of Control Systems Development.

Schiller has been involved with many types of productions including theatre, television, concerts, film, architectural, dance, and industrials. Some of his favorite projects include: The 1996 Academy Awards, the Capitol of Puerto Rico, The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, The Crystal Method, and Metallica.

In addition to designing and programming lighting, Brad Schiller is a featured columnist for Projection, Light and Staging News (PLSN). His monthly article titled "Feeding the Machines" teaches programming principles in a simple and straightforward manner. In 2005 Brad also began writing about automated lighting programming for Entertainment Technology Asia.

November 2003 marked the release of his first book titled The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook, published by Focal Press. From basic principles of automated lighting, to pre-production preparations, the text details concepts, procedures, and guidelines to ensure a successful production.

Additional Information

Name Automated Lighting Programming Webinar
Author Brad Schiller
Publisher Timeless Communications, Corp.
Publishing Date Jan 1, 2008

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