The three-day PLASA Focus: Tech audio/video/lighting workshop will run alongside the recently-announced PLASA Focus: Austin event, which is due to take place from 20-22 February 2012.
Focus: Tech will pool the expertise of Richard Cadena (pictured, PLASA assistants standards manager and technical editor for PLASA Media), Brad Schiller (The Automated Lighting Programmer’s Handbook), Chad Yeary (Portal Designs), Damon Lang (Nomad Sound), and Coolux USA for a hands-on learning programme.
The workshop will include a lighting track with design, visualisation, and programming; a video track with video content design media server programming; and an audio track with audio system design live mixing. Each attendee will program and/or operate the lighting, audio or video for a portion of a live concert before an audience on the final night. The concert, featuring Devon Allman and Honeytribe, will be free to registered PLASA Focus visitors and exhibitors.
Richard Cadena commented: “The most exciting part of this workshop is that every attendee will be able to design their own lighting looks, video content or audio mix, and see them come to life in a live event setting. It’s one thing to learn about these principles, but to apply them in a real-world situation with such a great band is an experience that will not soon be forgotten.”
PLASA Focus: Tech is part of the PLASA Focus: Austin 2012 exhibition, which takes place February 22-23 at the Austin Renaissance in Austin, TX.
For more information, see www.plasafocus.com/austin.