Lighting Design is one of my favorite forms of art. Painting the stage with light, echoing the pace of the movement. Driving focus to create moments of intimacy. Mmm. I love it all.
Lighting as a craft however can be a beast. The technology of the trade is a constantly shifting landscape; especially in the last couple of decades with the availability of moving lights and LEDs.
There are great resources out there. For example, ETC (the company that creates the Source Four lighting fixture and is a leader in the theatrical lighting industry) has a whole host of training videos. They’re incredibly well done; however, their videos make a big assumption: that you’re already a lighting designer, that you already know a swatch of the terminology, and that you are familiar with a vast array of the technology.
That’s a fair assumption for their audience, but it doesn’t really match up with the goal and mission of The Nerdy Professor. But because the videos are so well done and so thorough, I decided to curate a selection of their videos to help beginners and new board operators get up and running.
Again, the majority of these videos are ETC’s. This course is simply meant to go hand in hand with their great content. I use this course in my classroom and to train my institution’s light board operators.
Want to check out ETC’s full training video series? Here you go!
- Learn basic lighting design terminology
- Get up and running so you can run an existing show
- Build and record cues
- Utilized intelligent lights
- … and much more!
- Lectures 34
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 1 hour
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 6
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
Introduction to Lighting Design
Basic Playback and File Management
Editing and Recording
Intelligent Light Controls