2 Days of ETC Console Training

CITT Alberta will be holding 2 days of ETC Console Training at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary on March 4 & 5, 2018. These courses will be taught by two ETC-certified professionals trainers.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 – Level 2: Enhanced Skills 9am to 5pm

Monday, March 5, 2018 – Expert Topics: Macros, Advanced Magic Sheets, and Effects 9am to 5pm

The Level 2: Enhanced Skills class is open to everyone, although both CITT and ETC strongly recommend those planning to attend the Level 2 course to review Level 1 by completing the online course, Level 1 Essentials for Eos Family Software beforehand. Especially if you haven’t attended any

ETC training previously or are new to the console.

The Expert Topics: Macros, Advanced Magic Sheets, and Effects class is intended for experienced professionals looking to enhance their speed, skills, and knowledge. Sufficient prior knowledge of the console is required along with a core competence level. This will be an in-depth class going into lots of detail and if you aren’t already comfortable with the desk you may find yourself falling behind. You will need to register for both days or have previously taken Level 2 training in order to attend this course. If you have previously attended a Level 2 training course (through CITT or elsewhere) or feel you have sufficient time, experience, and knowledge of the consoles then please email alberta@citt.org with your credentials or stating your past training to receive a password to register for Day 2 only.

All participants wishing to take the Expert Topic class must email alberta@citt.org  prior to beginning registration.

All classes will be strictly limited to 16 seats to ensure plenty of hands on time with the console. There will be 2-people, per console, maximum, and no ability to audit the course, so register soon to save your seat. This year the class will feature 4 Gio consoles and 4 Ion XE consoles. As always the software is the same across the entire Eos Family range. ETCP Electrician Renewal Credits will be provided if required.


You may REGISTER NOW via CITT/ICTS’s National website.

  • If you are a member of CITT/ICTS the cost is $150 per day. INCLUDES LUNCH
    • Be sure to check with your employer, if they are a member of CITT you can take advantage of preferred pricing by registering through them.
  • For all others the cost is $200 per day. INCLUDING LUNCH
    • We encourage you to sign-up for CITT membership and then register at the reduced rate. Registering will also give you access to discounts on future training opportunities. Students can sign-up for $35 and Individuals can sign-up for $95. Both will allow you to save some money on the cost of this course if you attend both days.
  • If you have any questions or difficulty registering please email alberta@citt.org.

BackstageAccessAll classes will be held at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, Alberta. The Jubilee has graciously agreed to host our session in advance of their 6th Annual Backstage Access Production Expo. With your paid registration to ETC Console Training you will be able to attend the Trade Show and any of the Backstage Access programming on Tuesday March 6 for free!

 

Course Details

Sunday, March 4, 2018 – Level 2: Enhanced Skills

Ready to move beyond the basics with your Eos family console?  Build the skills you need to take your programming to the next level. Going beyond the Level 1 training, this class will get you going with some of the more advanced capabilities of your console and get you on your way to programming like a pro.

What will you learn?

After completing the Level 2 Enhanced Skills class, you will be able to:

  • Patch moving lights and multi-parameter devices and edit device attributes
  • Work with non-intensity parameters and their associated functions
  • Record and recall palettes and presets
  • Use Direct Select and ML Control Modules
  • Take advantage of discrete timing
  • Record and control multiple cue lists
  • Understand Assert and Block/Auto-Block
  • Use Mark and/or Auto-Mark functions
  • Understand Update and its styles and modifiers
  • Create Relative and Absolute Effects
  • Introduction to Magic Sheets

 

Day 2

Monday, March 5, 2018 – Expert Topic: Macros, Advanced Magic Sheets, and Effects

If you think you have learned about all the possibilities of an Eos system, think again!

In this session, we will explore specific advanced topics – Macros, Magic Sheets, and Effects – and provide you with an opportunity to have your questions answered on the subjects that are most of interest to you.

This will be an in-depth class going into lots of detail and if you aren’t already comfortable with the desk you may find yourself falling behind. You will need to register for both days or have previously taken Level 2 training in order to attend this course. If you have previously attended a Level 2 training course (through CITT or elsewhere) or feel you have sufficient time, experience and knowledge of the consoles then please email alberta@citt.org with your credentials or stating your past training to receive a password to register for Day 2 only.

What will you learn?

Topics that may be covered include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The Magical World of Macros
  • Advanced Magic sheets
    • Understand the use of Target assignments and Fields
    • Take advantage of Link to Color and Channel
    • Use the alignment and array tools to add multiple objects
    • Use Group and Ungroup functions
    • Navigate within a single magic sheet or multiple sheets
  • Practical applications
  • Advanced effects
    • Identify key elements of effects package
    • Create any of the five effect types
    • Modify the effects parameters
    • Apply effects to channels
    • Modify parameters of instance effects
    • Save effects to both subs and cues
    • Playback effects

WOW Lighting & Controls and Richard McDonald & Associates is proud to support Alberta’s performing arts community and their financial support has contributed to the success of this event.

 

About your instructor:

Christopher Stokes is a Field Project Manager, Western Region for ETC based out of their Hollywood office. He loves coming to Canada during the winter to escape the heat of southern California. He received an MFA in lighting design from the California Institute of the Arts in Northridge. Stokes has also worked as an assistant lighting designer to Tony® Award-winning lighting designer Donald Holder on productions, such as Spiderman: Turn off the Dark , the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises , the Lion King national tour, Happiness at Lincoln Center, and the first and second seasons of the television show Smash.

 

 

The CITT Alberta Section would like to acknowledge the financial support received from the National Office of CITT/ICTS and WOW/RMA. We have also received donated space from the Jubilee Auditorium to offer the workshop. By working together we have all been able to bring this exciting event to Alberta.