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Stay connected and keep learning during these challenging times with the help of those educational resources. This list will be updated regularly with new information. Please do not hesitate to contact us if some of this information if found to be obsolete, or if you have material you'd wish us to share here.

Online Training • Webinars

ONLINE TRAINING

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the ADC is offering a variety of workshops and webinars for members and non-members. Costs will vary by event and some may be subsidized for ADC members.

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The Reel Green Climate and Sustainable Production Course is a unique, engaging and solutions-based training session offering attendees the information and inspiration to live and work in a more sustainable way. Across the 2-hour online course, delegates can be expect to be challenged with engaging presentations, case studies and informative discussion regarding solutions and best practices.

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Stay Connected Educational Series: Over the next few weeks, ADJ will host a series of live video broadcasts that will provide educational content and in-depth product overviews. Each installment of ‘Stay Connected’ will have a specific focus and provide an opportunity for lighting and event professionals to upskill from the safety and comfort of their own homes.

ADJ Lighting Youtube Channel: Official You Tube Channel of American DJ Lighting USA. Quality, affordable and reliable DJ and Club lighting since 1985.

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Free Training Webinars: Join our experts for FREE Vista 3 lighting and media control training, from the comfort of your own home. Every Wednesday and Thursday throughout April, we will be bringing you free Vista 3 training webinars on a range of topics, including; programming techniques and tips for a variety of different applications.

Vista by Chroma-Q Youtube Channel: The Vista lighting and media control platform has been embraced by leading designers, production companies, and venues around the world since its launch in 2004. With its legendary timeline, visual interface, speed and ease of use, Vista lets users focus on creating great looking shows whilst still providing the power to control the finest details.

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ETC Learning Stage: Since its creation in 1975, ETC has grown into an international leader in events lighting technology. From control consoles and rigging hoists, to architectural lighting and fixtures, ETC provides the theatre and architectural industries with innovative solutions and products. Up until May 15, ETC is offering all their Learning Stage classes for FREE.

ETC Video Library on Youtube: The official Video Library of Electronic Theatre Controls, or ETC. View tutorials from our Eos, Cobalt, and ColorSource Family console lines, learn about the latest LED fixtures, or explore ETC's rigging and architectural solutions. Watch live events, product announcements, interviews with lighting designers, or simply see what we've been doing at home or on the road.

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ACT Lighting Online Courses: All ACT Academy online courses are available for FREE from now until June 1st. Use Promo Code act4me.

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wysisyg Essentials, by CAST-Soft: This FREE live 1 hour seminar will introduce you to wysiwyg and provide a product overview. Multiple dates available.

CAST Group Eventbrite Page

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Christie Online Training: Our online training courses feature tutorials for everything from industry topics to specific care and maintenance instructions for Christie® products. Learn how to maximize the life of Christie products first-hand, from the comfort of your own home or office, and earn Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) Renewal Units in the process.

Download the Christie University Course Catalog.

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DiGiCo Facebook Video Library: Videos and Live presentations on their products.

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Introduction to Spat Revolution – Online Training Session: A 2 hour live online training session on the FLUX:: IRCAM Spat Revolution software. In this training session, they will explore the use of the software and learn how to design various types of systems, study use cases and look at different ways to integrate with third party elements.

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Vectorworks Vision Essentials Seminar - now FREE: With our Vision Essentials Seminar, you will explore the seamless integration between Vectorworks Spotlight and Vision, allowing you to visualize your design in rendered 3D views. This seminar will cover the fundamental knowledge, needed to be successful with Vision software.

Vectorworks Eventbrite Page

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ROSCO - Facebook Video Library: Variety of Live Videos and Trainings.

Want to learn more about how to operate our DMG Lumière MIX LED lights? Rosco Product Manager Nicolas Goerg used his time in quarantine to record several videos that describe how to connect & control DMG Lumière MIX LED fixtures.

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Vari-Lite and Strand Online Training: Let Vari-Lite and Strand teach you the basics of the world of lighting systems design online. They offer free courses to help dealers, reps, engineers, specifiers, and consultants gain additional product and systems knowledge.

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Training Courses & Videos: ChamSys Training Academy has expanded to keep you connected from home. Schedule a 20-minute online appointment on a topic that matters to you, tune in for daily MagicQ Training Webinars, and experience our library of intermediate and advanced MagicQ Training Tutorials.

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Free weekly online training classes: In order to provide valuable educational resources during this challenging time, Obsidian will offer free weekly training sessions covering the ONYX control platform and new NETRON data distribution range. These classes will be hosted online and are available globally for anyone interested in learning more about Obsidian’s advanced yet intuitive lighting control products.

Obsidian Eventbrite Page

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FREE Learning Sessions: HARMAN Professional University Live Workshop Series with Industry & HARMAN Experts for various audio, video and lighting products and applications.

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Martin Learning Sessions: New Live Workshop Series with HARMAN Experts. Join knowledge experts from HARMAN audio, lighting, video and control for live in-depth product and solution webinars.

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Matthews Studio Equipment Youtube Channel: For over 40 years, Matthews Studio Equipment, Inc has set the standard for superior lighting and camera support for the professional production industries. Matthews' products can be found on any set wherever television or motion pictures are shot—from Singapore and Canada to all the way back home in Hollywood, California. With the highest quality Camera Sliders, C-Stands, Jibs and Doorway Dollies, we are always ready to fulfill the need for steady, set-it-and-forget-it Technology that Complements your Imagination.

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Dataton Academy WATCHOUT Training videos: A selection of how-to videos.

WATCHOUT tutorials by users

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Luminex Network Intelligence is a Belgian-based manufacturer of data distribution equipment for professional lighting, audio and video applications, mainly for the entertainment industry.

Luminex Free Live Webinars, presented by A.C. Lighting: Wednesdays and Fridays.

Luminex Network Intelligence Facebook Events: Live training, given once a week.

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Led by experienced industry professionals, ARRI Academy courses provide unrivalled insight into the full possibilities of working with ARRI camera systems, lenses, lights and accessories. Online courses and free Master Classes.

ARRI Academy “Lighting Systems Control” with Lighting Professional/Author Richard Cadena goes over the basics of digital lighting control technologies. Whether you are starting out in the lighting industry or looking to streamline your production workflow, this 11-lesson video course is the ultimate guide to get you up and running with digital lighting control, using DMX, RDM, Wireless DMX, and ethernet-based networks.

More ARRI Academy Courses: Enjoy a 25% discount on all their online classes for a limited time with promo code STAYHOME25.

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At Avolites we’re dedicated to producing the very best in lighting and video control solutions. Among our team of software developers, designers, engineers, technical salespeople, trainers, and more, the one thing bringing us all together is our passion for incredible shows and experiences.

Avolites Online Learning Sessions: Over the coming days and weeks via this page we will be giving you the opportunity to improve or update your skills via online webchat, training or tutorials from our Facebook community forums for both Titan and Ai platforms.

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INNOVA, the online on demand learning platform brought to you by ESTA and USITT. Whether you are seeking continuing education credits or simply wish to increase your knowledge, INNOVA’s programming allows you to view courses from anywhere at anytime.
INNOVA also offers free “quick fire” sessions as a service to the industry. These are short presentations on a range of subjects from writing resumes and interviewing techniques to introductions to each of the American National Standards developed under ESTA’s Technical Standards Program.

INNOVA Catalog

eSET Catalog: Essential skills for the theatre technician. Examination price $45 US.

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The IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund envisions a workforce with the highest level of training in skills, safety, and craftsmanship, available across the IATSE jurisdiction. To achieve that vision, the Training Trust is providing free online LinkedIn Learning training to all active members in wide variety of industry related crafts and technologies.

For more information and to make an application to gain FREE access to the thousands of available online courses click here.

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The Chicago Flyhouse, Rigging Specialists Training Classes: FREE or PREMIUM online classes. Members of USITT, IATSE, and ETCP receive a $50/person ($US) discount off the training registration price.

The Chicago Flyhouse Inc. Youtube Channel

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Audinate is the leading provider of professional digital audio networking technologies globally. Audinate's Dante platform distributes digital audio signals over computer networks, and is designed to bring the benefits of IT networking to the professional AV industry.

Dante Certification Program, Video Tutorials, Online Training, Webinars On-Demand, Event Materials and Resources.

WEBINARS (Back to top)

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USITT is pleased to offer two brand new webinar series, "New@Noon" and "Forum@Four" as a way to provide those in the technical theatre and live entertainment industries with online education during this difficult time that would normally have been brought to you at our Conference and Stage Expo in Houston.
These new offerings, however, are not meant to replace the Conference in any way, so we are holding these webinars FREE of charge for anyone who may be interested, not just USITT members. New@Noon and Forum@Four will take place from Monday through Thursday at noon and at 4 p.m. EDT, respectively, via the popular online conference application, Zoom.

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THE CREATIVE SPACE CASE STUDIES: A WEBINAR SERIES
The Creative Space Case Studies Webinar Series features case studies inspired by creative spaces across Ontario that have executed a capital project or renovation. Presenters, who are arts managers who have completed a capital project, will share their road map on how they started from the visioning/planning stage to designing/building to operating/sustaining their creative spaces.

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Webinar: Preparing Your Organization for Coronavirus: presentation slides available for download.

The Event Safety Podcast: your source for ideas, discussions, and news from the world of live event safety.

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Making Tomorrow Better Upcoming Workshops, Taking Digital Action in the Performing Arts: This initiative brings practical digital know-how to participants across Canada, through custom workshops, online how-to tutorials and information-sharing. You will learn how to assess your actual digital footprint and how to use digital tools and methods to best effect, including semantic web / structured data, linked data.

Geared toward managing directors, programmers, marketers, box office staff and webmasters alike, the workshops help participants 'speak digital' with confidence and join in sector-wide conversations about leading digital tools, emerging digital innovations, and new digital business models.

Presented by The Atlantic Presenters.

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“I’M WITH THE CREW” Live Weekly Discussion: From the perspective of those who have any kind of supporting role in the live entertainment business, I’m With The Crew is a guided conversation for all of us.

A very personal look at human nature and the adaptability required to get through this unprecedented time. Shining a light on the importance of understanding and managing the holistic-self in order to find the strength to take action.

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Digital Signage Academy
Adapting a business-as-usual attitude when working remotely is essential. This is why we devised a special series of hands-on webinars and demos to help you improve your digital signage skills and get your business up to speed from the comfort of your home or office.

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Clear-Com, an HME company, is a trusted global provider of professional real-time communications solutions and services since 1968.  We innovate market proven technologies that link people together through wired and wireless systems.

Clear-Com - Online Events & Webinars

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L-Acoustics - Free Webinars
For previous webinars, find them all on their Youtube Channel.

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Shure - Free Webinars & Past Webinars Recordings: Registration for free audio how-to and product overview webinars, plus video archives.

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Avid Live Sound Webinars: Join live sound veterans Robb Allan and Robert Scovill as they cover a range of live sound topics and interview leading engineers and sound designers from around the world. Check back often to see what webinars are coming up and watch past webinars on-demand.

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Sound Academy - Free Webinars: Sennheiser is pleased to announce a series of webinars for our customers and partners. Join us online in the coming weeks to learn about a wide range of topics, from RF and microphone basics, to roundtable discussions with sound engineers, as well as a chance to put your questions to our application engineering team.

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Astera Academy - Free Webinars: For all of those who want to learn more about Astera software and hardware they now offer free webinars.

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d&b audiotechnik - Free Webinars: The d&b team would like to create space for open conversation, to listen to technical questions and comments, exchange thoughts and ideas, and ultimately fill as many knowledge gaps as possible. To do so, d&b is offering webinar sessions with a duration of 30-45 minutes and a following Q&A on different topics.

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Family owned and operated since 1979, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. designs and manufactures high-quality sound solutions that include self-powered sound reinforcement loudspeakers, digital audio systems, passive and active acoustic systems, cinema sound systems, and sound measurement tools for the professional audio industry.

Meyer Sound Facebook Event Page: for upcoming webinars.

Meyer Sound Thinking Sound Youtube Channel: for past webinars, tutorials and a variety of videos.

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Chroma-Q - Free Webinars: every Friday, join Chroma-Q experts for a 30 minute webinar.

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Mike Wood is a theatrical lighting designer working extensively throughout the United States. He is currently the resident lighting designer at City Springs Theatre Company in Atlanta, GA as well as the resident sound designer at The Denizen Theatre in New Paltz, NY.

He is hosting weekly Webinars and hangouts every Wednesdays via Zoom. Past webinars are all available on his website.

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Since its creation in 1977, Solotech has grown from a local audio-only supplier to a global leader in audiovisual and entertainment technologies, innovating and expanding more each year. Solotech’s vision remains the same to this day: to offer the very best processes, products and people for projects of any scale, anywhere.

Solotech Webinars.
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