Local USA 829, TSDCA and Studio School of Design are co-hosting an in-person designer/associate/assistant event at Ars Nova’s Loft space in NYC (511 W 54th St) on Monday, December 12th. Come meet designers, assistants and associates and have fun! 

Price: FREE, donations will be accepted to offset the costs of the event
Program Facilitator(s):

Daisy Long and Jane Shaw

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Of course, your live event is being captured by the camera! We’re covering creating and adapting for the camera. Interfacing with a video director, video engineer, and director of photography. Plus metering lights, managing color for video, and working in both HD and 4K+ environments.

Eight (8) 2-hour Sessions meet Saturdays March 4 – April 22, 2023, 12 noon-2pm, UTC-4 (EDT).

Price: $550 Early Bird Special. Sign up before 12/31/2022 to receive this price, price will go up after January 1.
Program Facilitator(s):

Robert Barnhart and Guests

A LIVE online interactive course

Photo: Superbowl 54 Halftime Show, Scenic Designer: Bruce Rogers, Lighting Director faculty member Robert Barnhart, Photographer: Brad Duns

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This IN-PERSON full-day, professional development workshop will provide Secondary School Educators with tools for educating your students about the art and technology of lighting design. We will be talking about career paths for lighting designers, and specific actionable lesson planning for increasing your student’s capacities in lighting and preparing them for work on your own school productions and a path into college and a career. All of the activities have been prepared with NJ and NY state educational standards and coding, and participants will be given lesson plans that they can use in their own classrooms.

Lunch is included as a part of the course fee.

January 7, 2023

No prior technical or lighting experience is necessary to participate in this fun & impactful professional development workshop. This program is targeted to all teachers who may be interacting with their students in theatrical productions or theater courses.

Price: $500, IN PERSON EVENT
Program Facilitator(s):

Ken Posner, Irene Byrne Ohl, Jensyn Modero, Clifton Taylor, Mark Stanley

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Using 3-d tools for sectioning and better light placement. Setting up projects to share documents, resources, layers across a diverse network. Creating a workflow among diverse teams. Publishing materials. Using collaborative tools on theatrical design projects, advanced techniques for speed and efficiency in your work. The participants will work together as a group and in smaller cohorts to create and manage large scale project to arrive at usable solutions in this 6 week-long hands on, problem-based course.

Six (6) 2-hour Sessions

This course is designed for, but not limited to, early to late-career professionals

Price: $450 Early Bird Special. Prices go up after January 1, 2023
Program Facilitator(s):

Nick Solyom

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Increase your network, Meet, and Connect with working directors, choreographers and designers!

an in-person networking event for designers, directors and choreographers

The event will pair designers with choreographers and directors in a series of one-on-one meetings.

SPACE IS STRICTLY LIMITED – Signup closes March 1, 2023 or when we reach capacity.  This series is open to designers, directors, and choreographers at all stages of their careers. This event is open to both union and non-union designers in all categories, directors and choreographers do not need to be members of SDC to attend.
THIS IS A TWO-HOUR EVENT. Since it is structured as a series of one-on-ones, we ask that you commit to staying the whole time. ASL interpreters will be available. To help us book the right number of interpreters, please let us know if you would use this resource by March 1, 2023. 

Please consider making a donation to Studio School of Design to help make programs like this possible.

Price: Free IN-PERSON event
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Studio School of Design and United Scenic Artists, IATSE Local USA 829 and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation co-host an in-person director/choreographer-designer networking event in NYC. 
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This full day IN-PERSON summit will be bringing together College and Graduate level Lighting Educators to share pedagogy, challenges, and successes as we emerge from the global pandemic. This event takes place during the Hemsley Portfolio Review Weekend in March in New York City on March 25, 2023

 

Price: $100
Program Facilitator(s):

Mark Stanley and Clifton Taylor

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This course will take an intensive look at lighting for dance and movement.  How do we think about movement and light connect?  How do we talk about it with a choreographer?  What useful ways to create a cue list? How do you create a light plot from contemporary equipment? What are the challenges of managing a repertory plot and database for large scale dance companies?

3 online sessions: April 8, 15 and 22, 2023

Price: Early Bird Special: only $200. Price will increase on February 1, 2023
Program Facilitator(s):

Mark Stanley

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Inaugural Class. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor

We are offering a free IN PERSON course in design for current High School Students this summer from July 27 – August 2,  in Manhattan. Targeted to Rising Juniors and Seniors currently studying in High School, this seven day course will include hands-on work with working professional lighting designers, a visit to see a New York show and tour backstage, and culminate in a public showing of the work accomplished during the workshop.

Course availability is strictly limited. Priority will be given to students studying in Title 1 Public High Schools in New York & New Jersey.

Price: FREE, entrance by application only
Program Facilitator(s):

Mark Stanley, Clifton Taylor and Guests

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Inaugural Class. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor

We are offering a free IN PERSON course in design for current High School Students this summer. This course is designed for students who have some experience in technical theater who want to advance their skills and knowlege. Targeted to Rising Juniors and Seniors currently studying in High School, this eleven-day course will include hands-on work with working professional lighting designers, a visit to see a New York show and tour backstage, and culminate in a public showing of the work accomplished during the workshop.

Course availability is strictly limited. Priority will be given to students studying in Title 1 Public High Schools in New York & New Jersey.

Price: FREE, entrance by application only
Program Facilitator(s):

Mark Stanley and Clifton Taylor

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