At 8:00 am on Saturday, February 1st, 2020, the fifteenth-annual Stage Lighting Super Saturday all-day seminar will take place at the NYC College of Technology, home to the renowned City Tech Entertainment Technology program.
This popular annual seminar is for those wishing to learn about stage, architectural, or entertainment lighting. The sessions will not be too basic nor too advanced. The intense all day seminar will be led by theatre lighting professionals presenting sessions covering inspiration, training, product, and just doing it.
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Come meet and learn from our faculty including Tony Award Winning designers Jennifer Tipton, Natasha Katz, and Ken Billington; book authors Vickie Claiborne and John Huntington; renowned designers/programmers/technicians/specialists Chip Scott, Marc Polimeni, Chad Tiller, Gary Fails, Steve Shorts, Stephen Jones and Scott C. Parker.
Industry leading manufacturers and technical specialists will demonstrate equipment. A.C. Lighting, Apollo Design, ARRI Lighting, Astera, Barbizon Lighting, Canto USA, City Theatrical, Elation Pro, ETC, High End Systems, LEE Filters, RC4 Wireless, Rosco Labs, Spotrack, Vectorworks.
In celebration of Sonny Sonnenfeld's enthusiastic mission of training the theatrical lighting designers, technicians and sales force of tomorrow, Scott Parker is thrilled to offer the "Sonny Sonnenfeld Memorial Scholarship as my way of paying it forward. Sonny offered me a scholarship to the first Broadway Lighting Master Class and became a mentor." Parker adds "with this scholarship we will be able to welcome several students who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford the registration fee." To apply for scholarships, please visit: https://stageseminars.com/registration/scholarships
Ken Billington will discuss his use of automated fixtures, (aka moving lights) from his designer point of view. The use of moving lights run the gamut from simple refocused specials cued so the audience doesn’t know they exist to full blown dazzle-dazzle eye candy spectacle production numbers.
Ken Billington will explore his methods of mixing color as we transition to and expand our use of LED lighting units in theater. Mixing color can vary drastically between brands or models of lighting units. Color pickers from one console to another can also vary as computer screens may have their own video calibration.
“It Shoulda Been You” from Ken's website.
Vickie will be signing her book, "Media Servers for Lighting Programmers" at Super Saturday. Attendees may buy a copy during the workshop and have Vicki sign your copy. This book has been the industry standard since 2014. Vickie will have a few copies on hand. You can also purchase here: Media Servers for Lighting Programmers
John will be signing his book, "Show Networks and Control Systems" at Super Saturday. Attendees may buy a copy during the workshop and have John sign your copy. This book has been the industry standard since 1994, and is both a learning guide for beginners and a reference for experienced technicians.
Here's a link to John's book on Amazon: Show Networks and Control Systems
Barbizon Lighting Company Sponsors Scholarships for Stage Lighting Super Saturday
For 15 years stage lighting enthusiasts have attended this intensive all-day seminar led by leading theatre lighting professionals. This year's special guest is Tony Award winning Lighting Designer Jennifer Tipton will lead a panel discussion of fellow noted lighting designers. Past panelists have included Natasha Katz, Howell Binkley, Don Holder, Ken Billington, and Brian MacDevitt – also all winners of the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design.
Stage Seminars announces that our own Scott C. Parker is to receive the 2020 USITT Distinguished Achievement Award in Education. Mr. Parker will be accepting the award during the USITT 2020 conference in April, 2020. Parker says, "I am thrilled and speechless. Have you seen the list of past recipients? I am incredibly honored and humbled to be considered worthy of joining such company."