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Entertainment Electrician Training Seminar: Toronto, Canada 2010

February 1, 2, & 3, 2010
posted on 4:44 AM, November 20, 2009
Entertainment Electrician Training Seminar  
February 1, 2, & 3, 2010  
Toronto, ON, Canada

Presented by Richard Cadena, ETCP Certified Entertainment Electrician, ETCP Recognized Trainer 

COST: $225 per day or $675 total

($75 courtesy discount for CITT members, USITT members, ESTA members, and IATSE members who sign up for all three days. For discount code, please e-mail rcadena "at" plsn "dot" com)

The cost of the course includes class materials (workbook and Production Electrician's Handbook) and lunch. This course counts towards renewal credits for ETCP Certified Electricians

The Entertainment Electrician Training Seminar is a three-day course that covers the concepts of electrical theory, power distribution, and networking. 

The first day is the foundation builder and refresher on electricity, including DC, AC, Ohm’s law, power, impedance, phase angles, three-phase power, balancing loads, dimming, and more. 

The second day covers electrical safety and power distribution including CEC, NFPA 70-E, portable generators, transformers, feeder cable, disconnects, overcurrent protection, branch circuits, connectors, grounding, GFCIs, load calculations, harmonics, lock-out/tag-out, and more. 

The third day covers networking systems starting with binary numbers and working through data distribution systems and networking including Ethernet, RDM, ACN, Streaming ACN, wireless, fiber, and more. 

Topics to be covered:

  • AC and DC electricity
  • Ohm’s law
  • phase angles
  • three-phase power
  • how to balance three-phase loads
  • dimming, including conventional and sine wave dimming
  • harmonics
  • True RMS metering
  • DMX testing
  • power distribution systems
  • CEC
  • NFPA 70-E
  • arc flash
  • arc blast
  • power ratings
  • feeder transformers
  • specifications
  • Single phase and three-phase connections
  • feeder cable
  • disconnects
  • overcurrent protection
  • circuit breakers
  • branch circuits
  • multicore cables
  • breakouts
  • connectors
  • terminations
  • grounding systems
  • GFCIs
  • calculating loads
  • types of loads
  • balancing loads
  • electrical safety
  • data distribution systems
  • data termination
  • design and installation of data distribution systyems
  • networks
  • digital electronics
  • DMX512 & DMX512-A Remote Device Management (RDM)
  • Architecture for Control Networks (ACN)
  • Streaming DMX over ACN

This seminar is an excellent review for the practicing entertainment electrician as well as a primer for the aspiring electrician. It has enough detail and information to challenge the experienced among us but presented in such a way as to convey useful concepts to the less experienced with a minimum amount of math and complexity. 

Fee includes admission, notebook with class materials, "Production Electrician's Handbook 2009," and lunch during the course of the three-day class. Fee does NOT include transportation, lodging, and associated expenses. 

To registration, download the form here (WORD doc.)
For more information:
e-mail: rcadena at plsn dot com
Tel: 512-280-0384

About the presenter
Richard Cadena is the author of "Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician and Technician" (Focal Press 2009), "Focus on Lighting Technology" (2002, Entertainment Technology Press), "Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship" (Timeless Communications Press, 2008), and "Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in the Theatre, Live Performance, Broadcast and Entertainment" (2006, Focal Press). He is also a freelance designer and the editor of PLSN magazine. His background in electrical engineering and his entertaining communication skills combine to make his seminars a unique and enjoyable learning experience.

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