Facebook Twitter
shopping cart English | Français MENU
Connecting the Canadian 
Live Performance Community

What's New > Conference Workshops and Sessions at CITT Rendez-vous 2013

Conference Workshops and Sessions at CITT Rendez-vous 2013

posted on 5:21 AM, May 17, 2013
Rendez-vous2013-photoTN.jpg

CITTrendez-vous

CITT Rendez-vous Annual Conference and Trade Show 

CONNECT AND EXPERIENCE IT

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS AND CERTIFICATION CLASSES

(Schedule and Programming are subjected to change) 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14 | 9:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

DISPLAY FIREWORK SAFETY AND LEGAL AWARENESS COURSE 
Display Fireworks (Class 7.2.2) are high-hazard firework articles designed for use by professionals. Successful completion of the course is a prerequisite for entry into the field as an Apprentice.
 
Instructor: NRC-ERD
Level: General
Location: This course will take place at the LCC
Cost: $150.00 - you must register with ERD to take this course Click here to visit the ERD website and register
 
PROJECTIONS: FROM PROTOTYPE TO PRODUCTION
- Day 1 continued on Thursday  This one day course explores several workflows and methods to achieve technical excellence with projected media.
 
Morning
  • Visualizing outside the Theatre using a scale model and pico projector. 
  • Visualizing with a 3D computer model.
  • Going full scale while maintaining flexibility: Demonstration of large scale projection mapping.
Afternoon
  • Handout and discussion: The Video Production Checklist 
  • Presentations and hands on time with Watchout, Resolume, Isadora, Millumin, MadMapper
Instructors: Owen Brierley, Show Stages (Erin Gruber, Joel Adria, & Elijah Lindenberger), Mel Geary.
Level: Intermediate 
Location: This workshop will take place SAJA
Cost: $150.00 +tx including material ($225 +tx for non CITT members)
About the Instructors:  
Coming soon!

THURSDAY AUGUST 15 | 9:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M

PROJECTIONS: FROM INSPIRATION TO SENSATION 
- Day 2 continued from Wednesday This one-day course explores how video production can contribute to the creative process.
 
Morning
  • Building a production pipeline. Steps to maximize workflow, create options and time. Interactive volley of examples and confessions.    
  • Interactive technology or Faking it. Examples to trick the audience. 
  • Effective Cueing and Programming tips 
  • Lighting with projection. 
  • Future watch: LED projectors. How do lumens and watts compare when quantifying projectors and LED output.
Afternoon
  • The working relationship of the Lighting and Projection Designer 
  • Vidnery: What happens when scenic design is projected design
  • Take a chance on me? Projected Media in Regional Theatre
Panel and Presenters: Harry Frehner, Scott Reid, Owen Brierley, Show Stages (Erin Gruber, Joel Adria, & Elijah Lindenberger), Mel Geary
Level: Intermediate
Location: This workshop will take place SAJA
Cost: $150.00 +tx ($225 +tx for non CITT members) for both days
About the Presenters: Coming soon!
 
PYROTECHNIC SPECIAL EFFECTS SAFETY AND LEGAL AWARENESS COURSE
This one-day course is a companion to the Pyrotechnics Special Effects Manual and serves to promote the safe use of all pyrotechnics and special-purpose effects used in the entertainment, performing arts, television and film industries. Completion of the Pyrotechnics Special Effects Safety and Legal Awareness Course is mandatory prior to certification.
Instructor: NRC-ERD 
Level: General
Location: This course will take place at the LCC
Cost: $150.00 - you must register with ERD to take this course Click here to visit the ERD website and register
 
SCULPTING WITH FOSSHAPE
In this workshop we will explore different ways to “sculpt” with FOSSHAPE using various forms and methods of applying heat. We will look at different approaches to molding and modelling with FOSSHAPE and participants will have the opportunity to create a variety of samples using both medium and heavy weight FOSSHAPE. Both props makers and costumers will find this workshop applicable. FOSSHAPE can be used to create hats and masks, as well as numerous costume and props components. You are only limited by your imagination! Participants can expect to leave with a variety of samples as reference for further exploration of this wonderful product.

Instructor: Angela Dale 
Level: General
Location: Off-site at the JV costume shop in the EPCOR CENTRE
Cost: $100.00 +tx including material ($175 +tx for non CITT members)
About the Instructor: 
Angela Dale has been designing and building costumes and props for over 25 years. She has worked in theatre, film, dance and opera and holds an MFA in Set & Costume Design from the University of Calgary, a BFA in Fine Arts from NSCAD University and a Certificate of Costume Studies from Dalhousie University.

 
FIREARMS FOR THE STAGE & PAL CERTIFICATION
Description to follow
Instructors: Guy Morrison and Brian Kent 
Level: 
General
Location:
 SAJA
Cost:
 $200.00 +tx including PAL Certification ($275 +tx for non CITT members)
About the Instructors: 
To follow
 

FRIDAY AUGUST 16 AM IN-DEPTH SESSIONS 

Backstage Calgary East Village Venue Tour: The Pirates of Penzance Opera Calgary
- Level: General Caucus: All  - This session is OFFSITE: transportation will be provided
 
Eureka! The Genesis of the Lighting Console 
- Whether you love or hate your console, its layout is no accident. Join Robert Bell and Gary Douglas, who've created consoles for several different manufacturers, as they discuss the steps from conception to prototyping to market release and beyond. With specific reference to the Cognito by Pathway, they'll discuss how engineering, marketing, cost pressure and software development (to name only a few) influence the final results, with the occasional buyout along the way. Followed by LED Colour Control: Not as Simple as Changing a Gel - Has the widespread adoption of colour-changing LED lights led to a compromise in how we light shows? Robert Bell discusses the capabilities and complexities of LED fixtures, and offers some approaches for taming this new technology. - Level: Intermediate Caucus: Lighting
 
Rosco Goop and Splash Workshop - Playing with Texture and Paint 
(Day 1, with Day 2 continuing on Saturday all day. Please note that you must register for both days) - An intensive hands on opportunity to get familiar by "getting dirty" with Rosco paint and coating products will be lead by union scenic artist/Rosco Paint Product Manager, Jenny Knott. Participants will create a variety of textured surfaces using Foamcoat, Flexcoat, Flexbond and CrystalGel. There will be a unique project for the participants to create using some of the techniques and products they had an opportunity to sample on the first day. Creativity and thinking outside the box encouraged. Bring your wild side and sling some goop and paint with Jenny.
Level: Intermediate Caucuses: Scenic Painting, Props
 
Audio, Video, and Lighting Show Control & Design with Philip Cimolai and Wlad Woyno
- Our session will use Theatre Junction's 2012 work "Sometime Between Now and When the Sun Goes Supernova" as a case study to look at what is possible when using Q Lab to control all aspects of audio, video and lighting production through distributed midi triggering. We will focus on why we made the choices we did and what the results were, the systems we used, and their advantages and disadvantages. 
- Level: Introduction; Intermediate Caucuses: Design, Lighting, Sound; Video, Show Control  This session is OFFSITE: transportation will be provided
 

SATURDAY AUGUST 17 | PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY  

  • Electricity basics for the stage with Art Wanuch (this is a 3-hour session)
  • ETCP Updates and Behind the Scene Information with Monique Corbeil - Come and learn what you should know about the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) for Entertainment Electrician, Arena Riggers and Theatre Riggers, as well as information on ESTA'S Behind the Scene program. Level: General Caucus: Health & Safety, Lighting, Management, On-Deck & Rigging
  • LED's & Micro Controller magic with Robyn Ayles & Angela Dale - In this session Robyn and Angela will share the trials, tribulations and triumphs of their adventures with LED’s and Micro Controllers. Beginning with the 100th anniversary celebration of the Calgary Stampede Grandstand show in 2012, they will share the approach, construction and outcome of a number of projects that incorporate programmable LED’s. Actual projects will be displayed for viewing. Level: General Caucus: Wardrobe
  • Scenic Painting Intensive Workshop (Day 2 continued) - An intensive hands on opportunity to get familiar by "getting dirty" with Rosco paint and coating products will be lead by union scenic artist/Rosco Paint Product Manager, Jenny Knott. Participants will create a variety of textured surfaces using Foamcoat, Flexcoat, Flexbond and CrystalGel. There will be a unique project for the participants to create using some of the techniques and products they had an opportunity to sample on the first day. Creativity and thinking outside the box encouraged. Bring your wild side and sling some goop and paint with Jenny. Level: Intermediate Caucus: Props & Scenic Painting, Props -  This is an all day workshop, participants must register for both Friday AM and Saturday all day. Limited Space.
  • My Summer Vacations with John Madill - A look at some surprises found in 18th and 19th century theatres and their holdings, and a couple of words about visiting facilities and archives. I found out that at many of these sites the curatorial staff may still have no idea of the workings or applications of their holdings and that current printed illustrations in history books still blur important details. Unfortunately sometimes today's texts and web pages merely copy earlier published mistakes or do not reflect the current (lets say the last 20-30 years?) situation. Level: General - Intermediate Caucus: Architecture; Education; Sound; Wardrobe
  • Technology vs. Craftsmanship; maintaining traditional skills in a digital world moderator Robert Vernon - This session is a moderated panel discussion. As the use of computers, CAD, and computer aided manufacturing becomes increasing prevalent in theatre production what becomes of the traditional skills of theatre? Is technology usurping craftsmanship? With creativity becoming the purview of the computer tech where do we draw the line between art and technology? Is there still a need for the traditional craft skills in theatre? How do we maintain those skills? How do we keep the existing craftspeople engaged in a meaningful way in the process? How do we entice new theatre professionals to build their own skills in the traditional crafts of theatre production? Level: General Caucus: All
CITT AGM LUNCHEON 
Join us in the presentation of CITT's annual reports by the Board of Directors, the National Coordinator and the Regional Section Representatives.
  • Boo! The Importance of Horror in the Development of Stage Technology in the 19th and Early 20th century with John Madill - Guess it speaks for itself-but I can guarantee some surprises even for specialists. Basically the integration of new technology and staging and perception. I have my own phantasmagoria/ magic lantern slides to go with it. Level: General Caucus: Architecture; Education
  • Panel Discussion with Expert Riggers with David Bond, Ron Clark and Bill Sapsis Moderator: Jen Weskins Level: Intermediate Caucus: On Deck, Rigging
More sessions to come! Visit our website for more updates! 
Expo Scene 2019 CITT connects the Canadian Live Performance Community.Join today & start networking with your peers

Contributing Members

Facebook Twitter
404-4529 rue Clark St. Montréal, Québec Canada H2T 2T3
Telephone: 514 504-9998 Toll free (Canada): 1 888 271-3383 Fax: 514 504-9997