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MediaServersBookCoverVickie 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

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."

Apply here for a scholarship to Stage Lighting Super Saturday.

Scholarships are awarded to both individuals and members of groups. Therefore, if you have students in your group, they are eligible. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. As funds get tight, partial scholarships may be offered.

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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.

City Tech is located at 186 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

For those taking the Subway, here are several local stops in the area. For those driving or taking a Lyft, Uber, or Taxi, see below.

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

From 2019's Super Saturday. From that year's press release:
Jennifer Tipton Don Holder Jen Schriever Ben Stanton group Jennifer Tipton, Don Holder, Jen Schriever, Ben Stanton group session at Stage Lighting Super Saturday. Scott Parker is excited to share Jennifer Tipton's great idea for a terrific group session. Ms. Tipton said "This year I've invited Don Holder and couple of new friends, Jen Schriever and Ben Stanton to join us. We will be on a panel first thing and then spend the morning through lunch so that they could chat with young people at coffee and lunch." Scott Parker says "I'm thrilled that Don, Jen, and Ben have said they'd join us. What a fantastic session to start off Stage Lighting Super Saturday in NYC."

Richard Pilbrow will be signing his book at the annual Stage Lighting Super Saturday all day lighting workshop.

Richard says, "I started writing this book in 2007. I wanted to tell the story of times of quite extraordinary change in our world of theatre . . . but also to evoke some great excitement, times of triumph and disaster . . . and of the many magnificent people within TP, past and present, who made it ALL happen." What a great story this book tells. Richard goes on to say, "After 54 years TP survives, indeed flourishes. From under the stage of Her Majesty's Theatre, it now operates around the globe. How did this happen? Only through the talent, passion and commitment of dozens of special people."

thumb HuntingtonBookCover2EDJohn 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

 

 

You may register by clicking on the registration link above. You can use either Paypal or send us a check. You can call with a credit card if needed, but we charge a minor $5 phone service fee.

Greetings Everyone. We really want students and educators to come join the workshop. Please use these discount codes when registering to save an additional $25 off of the current registration fee.

Discount Codes
Students Students
Teachers Teacher
USITT Student Members USITTStudent
USITT standard Members USITT2019
USA829 Members USA829
IA Members IA

Please note that this discount is in addition to both the group rates and the early bird special.

Thanks, Scott

Here we have Ken Billington discovering the new (as of 2011) follow spot from Lycian called the 1250KB and discusses same with Lycian's Steve Lerman.

Sonny Sonnenfeld lived a full life and passed away at 96

SonnyIndustry icon Sonny Sonnenfeld died today. He was 96. In 2014, Lighting&Sound America wrote, "There is no more indelible personality in the lighting industry than Sonny Sonnenfeld." The legendary salesman and educator mentored many of the key figures in today's lighting industry and participated in the startup of many key industry companies. He was also a commentator (and sometime gadfly) for many industry publications.

What an amazing session this was to start off our 2018 Super Saturday. From our press release announcing the session:
Jennifer Tipton, Natasha Katz, Ken Billington and Brian MacDevitt group session at Stage Lighting Super Saturday. Scott Parker is excited to share Jennifer Tipton's great idea for a terrific group session. Ms. Tipton said "This year I was hoping to bring several lighting designers together to be on a panel first thing and then spend the morning through lunch so that they could chat with young people at coffee and lunch." Scott Parker says "I'm thrilled that Natasha, Ken and Brian have said they'd join us. What a fantastic session to start off Stage Lighting Super Saturday in NYC on Jan. 13th 2018.

Tipton Binkley Holder
Jennifer Tipton  came up with a great idea. She says "This year I was hoping to bring several lighting designers together to be on a panel first thing and then spend the morning through lunch so that they could chat with young people at coffee and lunch." So far, Howell Binkley and Don Holder have said they'd join and others may join as well. What a fantastic  session to start off Stage Lighting Super Saturday in NYC on Jan. 14th 2017.

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