STAGE LIGHTING BASICS

Learn the fundamentals of modern stage lighting in a fun, fast-paced class.  

You’ll learn:

  • How to create moods and environments with light

  • The five ingredients of every great design

  • Angles and colors for different situations

  • How to choose light fixtures—and what they do

  • Tips for lighting people, scenery, and backdrops

  • What light is and why the science matters

  • Next steps to continue your education

STAGE LIGHTING

BASICS

LIGHTING CONTROL

AND

PROGRAMMING

LIGHTING CONTROL AND PROGRAMMING

Get DMX control of LEDs, moving lights, and conventionals to record cues and busk live.  

You’ll learn:

  • How to patch fixtures and test parameters

  • Console setup and layout

  • Recording palettes, presets, cues, and submasters

  • How to edit transitions and timing

  • Effects creation and programming shortcuts

  • How to connect to 3D visualizer software 

  • Next steps to continue your education

VECTORWORKS FOR

DESIGNERS AND TECHNICIANS

Learn to use the CAD tools designers and electricians need to communicate effectively.

 

You’ll learn:

  • How to import and create stage layouts

  • How to insert lights in 2D and 3D

  • How to display lighting info with label legends

  • How to save views using layers and classes

  • How to create reports and equipment lists

  • How to print PDFs with notes and dimensions

  • Next steps to continue your education

VECTORWORKS

FOR DESIGNERS

AND TECHNICIANS

CAPTURE SOFTWARE

STAGE LIGHTING in 3D

CAPTURE SOFTWARE:

STAGE LIGHTING IN 3D

See designs in the virtual world before executing them in real life.


You’ll learn:

  • How to hang and focus digital lights

  • How to create stages, scenery, fog, and video

  • How to export renderings to share with the team

  • How to connect to a DMX lighting controller

  • How to turn designs into print-ready light plots

  • How to generate equipment lists and reports

  • Next steps to continue your education

Blake H.

Working with Ben will make you want to pursue a career in lighting in some capacity. His passion is infectious...

Ramine A.

Ben brought me from 0 to 60 in my lighting career.

Kelvin K.

This is an excellent introduction to stage lighting! Jam packed with material, and well explained.

Marshelle G.

Exactly as advertised. The instructor was knowledgeable, friendly, accessible and we covered the perfect amount of material in the allotted time.

Danielle P.

Ben is a patient and caring teacher that genuinely believes in his student's abilities even when they don't believe in themselves.

ADDITIONAL TOPICS

Stage Lighting on a Budget

Lighting Technician Basics

The Lighting Design Process

Advanced Design Topics: Dance

Advanced Design Topics: Music

Advanced Design Topics: Events

Advanced Design Topics: Television

Lighting for Actors, Directors, Choreographers, and Collaborators

Contracts and Taxes for Designers and Stage Managers

Career Development, Resumes, and Portfolios

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