Workshops Given

 

Upstate New York USITT- September 2014

 

Lighting Master Class- Guest Lecturer

Small Budget and Big Impact- Part 1:

Taught in conjunction with Harry Mandris and Patty Rihn

We went over some tricks of the trade to get a desired effect with a small budget. To demonstrate some of these cheap and easy lighting effects we had examples set up around the room of examples we personally have used in the past. We also discussed the difference in styles of atmospheric effects and common building materials for scenic and lighting surfaces.

 

Small Budget and Big Impact- Part 2:

Taught in conjunction with Harry Mandris and Patty Rihn

This course was a continuation of “Small Budget and Big Impact”- Part 1. We continued discussing tricks of the trade and went deeper with personal experiences. We ended with a large group discussion.

 

University of North Carolina at Greensboro- March 2013

 

Super Saturday Master Class- Guest Lecturer

Automated Lighting:

I compiled a master class for local high school students who were interested in learning about automated lighting. I started with a brief history of moving lights, moved on to describe the different types of moving lights, uses for them. I then went on to demonstrate how to program automated lighting on an ETC EOS. I then let the students program their own “rock” shows.


 

Lectures Taught

 

University at Buffalo - September 2013-Current

 

Basic Color Theory:

Instructors: Tom Burke and Jon Shimon

THR 106- Guest Lecturer

Basics of color theory and how to design it. Live demonstrations

What Things Are and How to Hang a Light-

Taught in conjunction with Harry Mandris

In this lecture we went over all of the tools we use for a lighting hang in the Theatre and Dance Department. We also discussed and demonstrated how to properly and safely hang a lighting fixture.

 

Lighting Consoles 101-

Instructors: Tom Burke and John Shimon

THR 106- Guest Lecturer

Taught in conjunction with Harry Mandris

I have presented this course multiple times and each time I start with going over the basic functions of a light board, the different types of light board, how to patch, how to program, then I end the class after every student has patched a channel, recorded a submaster, and recorded a cue.

 

Automated Lighting:

Instructors: Tom Burke and John Shimon

THR 106- Guest Lecturer

Taught in conjunction with Harry Mandris

In this lecture I started out by describing the different types of automated lighting and where they came from. How automated lighting came to be and how it is used. Then I went on to demonstrate the types of automated fixtures we use in the Theatre and Dance Department.

 

Cables and Connectors:

Instructors: Tom Burke and John Shimon

THR 106- Guest Lecturer

Taught in conjunction with Harry Mandris

In this lecture I took all of the cables and connectors we have at the Center for the Arts laid them out across a table and went over each one of them, what they are called, their use, and in what circumstance they are useful for. It is a hands on lecture where students can touch, hold, fiddle, and take apart cables and connectors during the lecture.

 

Lighting Fixtures 101:

Instructors: Tom Burke and John Shimon

THR 106- Guest Lecturer

Taught in conjunction with Harry Mandris

In this lecture I compiled information on all types of fixtures, conventionals and automated, that we use at The Center for the Arts. We went over the difference between all of the fixtures, where they came from, what they are, and how they are traditionally used.

 

THR- 102 Lighting Design 2:

Instructor: Lynne Koscielniak

Guest Lecturer

Taught in conjunction with Harry Mandris and Patty Rihn

This course was split up over four different sessions. We went in depth with the ETC line of consoles and how to program them for moving lights. Each student was given thirty seconds of a song to program in which you had a stage manager, designer, and programmer.

 

Interlochen Center for the Arts- May 2013-August 2013

 

Color Theory and how to use it:

Lighting Master Class- Guest Lecturer

I compiled a two hour lecture on basic color theory for my fellow co-workers. I also added in live demonstrations to make it easier to understand and incorporated everyone in the class to keep everyone’s attention.

 

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