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

Price: $550 Early Bird Special. price will increase after February 1, 2023
Program Facilitator(s):

Robert Barnhart and Guests

A LIVE online interactive course

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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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Studio School of Design is partnering with Local USA 829, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, and TSDCA to co-host another series of director & choreographer-designer networking events, held via Zoom, in January. Meet and reconnect with directors, choreographers and designers from across the country!
Price: Free ZOOM event
Program Facilitator(s):
Studio School of Design and United Scenic Artists, USA IATSE 829 and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation co-host a series of zoom-based director/choreographer-designer networking events. 
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Working as an Associate or Assistant on large-scale projects has emerged as a viable career option. This course will take an in-depth look at the Associates and Assistants role on a large-scale Broadway production and gaining skills that can be applied in other areas of lighting careers

As with ALL Studio School of Design ONLINE Courses, each session will be videotaped and shared with participants for a limited time in case you can not attend a specific session. 

Studio School Courses are open to participants from around the world. 

Eight (8) 2-hour sessions meeting online on Thursday June 9, and then Mondays from June 13-Aug 1, 7pm – 9pm, UTC-4 (EDT).

*NOTE:  FIRST CLASS ONLY HAS BEEN MOVED TO THURSDAY JUNE 9, 7pm – 9pm UCT – 4  EVERY OTHER CLASS WILL MEET ON MONDAYS.

 

This course is designed for early and mid-career professionals

 

 

Price: $600 ONLINE
Program Facilitator(s):

Craig Stelzenmuller and Guests

Photo: “Billy Elliot” Scenic Design by Campbell Baird and Robert Andrew Kovach; Costume Design by Dustin Cross; Lighting Design by Craig Stelzenmuller. Pictured: Sam Faulkner Photo by Curtis Brown. Production at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, North Carolina Theater.

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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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Studio School of Design (SSD) and the Theatrical Sound Designers and Choreographers Association (TSDCA) are partnering with Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation to co-host a series of director/choreographer-designer networking events, held via Zoom throughout March. Meet and reconnect with directors, choreographers and designers from across the country!

 

Price: No cost to participants!
Program Facilitator(s):

Daisy Long and Jane Shaw

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“Lighting for Televised Live Events” will explore the techniques, science and art of designing lighting for live events and entertainment that otherwise would be a standard presentation—usually with an audience in attendance—except for the presence of television cameras that will capture the performance for broadcast on a TV or cable network, streaming on the internet, or perhaps to improve the overall quality of live camera shots on IMAG video screens. Those cameras change the game.

As with ALL Studio School of Design ONLINE Courses, each session will be videotaped and shared with participants for a limited time in case you can not attend a specific session. 

Studio School Courses are open to participants from around the world. 

This course will meet for 5 sessions on Saturdays from February 19 – March 19, from 12pm – 3pm EST UTC -5 (EDT)

This course is designed for, but not limited to, working theatrical lighting designers looking for more understanding of lighting live events for the camera.

Price: $400 ONLINE COURSE
Program Facilitator(s):

Jeff Ravitz

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Previz is a fast-growing part of the lighting design process and is becoming a necessity for shows, events and installations alike. Throughout the Introduction to Pre-Visualization course, students will gain foundational knowledge of the previz process as it relates to the creation of a show in the live entertainment industry. Students will be presented an overview of the various softwares available to programmers and designers and will have an opportunity to learn about the necessary tools in the previz process, including many case studies from the shows that earlybird visual has been a part of creating. The Earlybird team of programmers and previz specialists will give students a first hand look at benefits of previz in a live environment across various disciplines, and will take students through their previz workflow to show them the benefits of previz as a tool in overall creation of a live or broadcast show.

This is a two-day online seminar presented by earlybird visual in collaboration with Studio School of Design.

Price: $400 for this important ONLINE course.
Program Facilitator(s):

earlybird visual

Some scholarship/program fee reduction opportunities are available for students with demonstrated need. Please apply via the registration form.

 

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How do we combine research images, color, movement and the design idea into content for projection design. This course is an introduction to the elements of craft that go into creating a projection design for live performance, and how projection design interacts with the other design disciplines in a production. Although some aspects of the course may be structured with lighting designers in mind, lighting design experience is not a prerequisite for this course.

Seven Wednesdays from 6pm – 9pm EST (UTC-4 for first class, then UTC-5 for subsequent class sessions) from November 3 – December 15, 2021. All classes will be held over ZOOM. All class sessions will be recorded for limited time review by paid participants in the course.

Software used in the course:
Vectorworks a basic understanding of Vectorworks is necessary for the course. Student licenses are available from Nemetschek Vectorworks.
After Effects (a student version can be purchased for a month at a time, if you don’t already have a license to this software, please hold off until needed within the course to stay within the 1 month window).
QLab This software is rentable by the day, but only runs on a Mac Computer. Having access to this platform will be needed for course content to be relevant.

Price: $600 ONLINE
Program Facilitator(s):

David Bengali and Calvin Anderson

Some scholarship/program fee reduction opportunities are available. Please apply via the registration form.

Photo: , Projection Designer faculty member David Bengali, Photographer:

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This online, zoom-based course will cover the ins and outs of setting up your own business, working as a freelancer under the new and changing tax codes, negotiating skills, and other parts of our life that are not generally covered in designer training.

As with ALL Studio School of Design ONLINE Courses, each session will be videotaped and shared with participants for a limited time in case you can not attend a specific session. 

Studio School Courses are open to participants from around the world. 

This course will consist of Six (6) 2 ½-hour Sessions meeting on Wednesdays from July 6-August 10 7pm-9:30pm, UTC-4 (EDT).

This course is designed for theatrical designers in all disciplines and at all stages of their career

Price: $600 ONLINE
Program Facilitator(s):

Amith Chandrashaker and Guests

Photo: Fairview at the Soho Rep, Scenic Design by Mimi Lien, Costume Design by Montana Levi Blanco, Lighting by faculty member Amith Chandrashaker, Pictured: MaYaa Boateng as Keisha, Photograph by Julieta Cervantes

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This FREE IN-PERSON seminar in Manhattan with Lighting Designer, Educator & Author, Clifton Taylor and Product Manager for Entertainment Controls at ETC, Nick Gonsman will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

Clifton and Nick will present their ideas about color control and manipulation and tools for success in working with our hybrid, mixed-source fixture world coming out of the pandemic.

Price: This is a Free, IN PERSON event
Program Facilitator(s):

Clifton Taylor and Nick Gonsman

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