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This is an ever-evolving list of Training Resources that our industry is offering. I'm compiling this list from a variety of sources, including r/techtheatre, magnumco.com (big thanks to these guys, they have done the lions share of this compilation, livedesign, 4wall, vls, and practicalshow.tech.

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  • Event Calendar - adding scheduled webinars as fast as we can from all the resources below.
  • Resources - adding prerecorded videos and material that you can access anytime

Lighting Courses



Audio Training


Rigging Courses and Resources
  • Chicago Flyhouse – FREE Flyhouse Training—for technicians of all skill and experience levels. This session will include a panel of Flyhouse trainers and will demonstrate a variety of ways to secure arbors during loading.
  • Chicago Flyhouse Youtube Channel - A phenomenal resource of excellent videos for various aspects of rigging, arbors, safety, and product training
  • The Rigging World – Helpful articles about rigging safety
  • Creative Conners Resource Page – Free resources and training for Conners products
  • Tait Towers - TAIT is now offering free online training courses for iQ Powered by NAVIGATOR (does require you to create a free support account)

Websites With Tools and Training



Lighting Designers Sharing Helpful Information

  • Christian Jackson – Some of the best tutorial videos you’ll find on Youtube. Plus, his photography is AMAZING!
  • Mike Wood – Love this guy. He’s been busy hosting weekly webinars and doing weekly hangouts every Wednesday at 8pm EDT on ZOOM

Educational YouTube Channels, Videos, and Playlists

 
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Great resource!
So little rigging info though. No Enter/Clancy, Tait, Texas Scenic, I Weiss, Stagecraft, H&H, Tiffen, et al.
I had trouble finding rigging resources, so I appreciate your list. I’ll look through those and see what free training they’re offering and add it to the list on our website. Thank you!
 

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Missed it- because calendar starts on Monday, not Sunday. I looked in third column - usually Tuesday, but not here.
I figured that for most people in the industry, the week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday, weekend shows, etc. Seemed to be the more logical arrangement for that. Thoughts?
 

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All the calendars I've ever seen I've past 60+ years seem to have Sundays in left column. I don't look at headings, just like I don't read the word on red octagonal signs while driving.
 
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All the calendars I've ever seen I've past 60+ years seem to have Sundays in left column. I don't look at headings, just like I don't read the word on red octagonal signs while driving.
fair enough, updated the calendar view
 
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I've been taking this time to learn Arduino programming (something that has been on the list, but never really had the time to dive into).
I've found this YouTube series helpful so far, if you, like me, are starting out with zero prior knowledge on this subject. Also, an electrician friend of mine here in Chicago has been hosting an Arduino webinar on Sunday nights at 7 central via YouTube. It's a relaxed, demo/discussion video series with live chat to answer questions in real time. You can find his page here. Hope you'll join us if you're interested. This past Sunday (April 12) was week 4, but all the previous videos are on his page if you want to catch up.
 

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Also, ChamSys offers Free Live, online Training (not just videos). If you go here: https://chamsyslighting.com/pages/training you can sign up for the live training on Tuesday mornings, or book office hours with Phil, for a 1-on-1 20 min session, to talk you through a specific feature or particularly vexing question.

Give it a try!
 

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I've been taking this time to learn Arduino programming (something that has been on the list, but never really had the time to dive into).
I've found this YouTube series helpful so far, if you, like me, are starting out with zero prior knowledge on this subject. Also, an electrician friend of mine here in Chicago has been hosting an Arduino webinar on Sunday nights at 7 central via YouTube. It's a relaxed, demo/discussion video series with live chat to answer questions in real time. You can find his page here. Hope you'll join us if you're interested. This past Sunday (April 12) was week 4, but all the previous videos are on his page if you want to catch up.
That's an awesome youtube series, thanks for the heads up!


Also, ChamSys offers Free Live, online Training (not just videos). If you go here: https://chamsyslighting.com/pages/training you can sign up for the live training on Tuesday mornings, or book office hours with Phil, for a 1-on-1 20 min session, to talk you through a specific feature or particularly vexing question.
I updated the Chamsys listing to include the note about live training on Tuesday mornings.
 
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I'm had a long day, and I'm really wiped, but I just had a thought that I would like to update this list with a section of training sessions free or paid that would qualify for various ETCP renewal credits. I would welcome any help to find and sort online training that qualifies for ETCP renewal credit, and to be fair to the noise boys, AVIXA / CTS renewal credits would be another good section.
 
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Also, an electrician friend of mine here in Chicago has been hosting an Arduino webinar on Sunday nights at 7 central via YouTube. It's a relaxed, demo/discussion video series with live chat to answer questions in real time. You can find his page here. Hope you'll join us if you're interested. This past Sunday (April 12) was week 4, but all the previous videos are on his page if you want to catch up.
Here is the link to this Sunday's stream if anyone is interested. Covering incorporating transistors into your Arduino setup to power larger things, functions of some different code in Arduino, and various other rabbit holes that we find ourselves exploring. Grab your kit, and a drink of your choice and nerd it up! Sunday, April 19th @ 7pm Central time.
 
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Here is the link to this Sunday's stream if anyone is interested. Covering incorporating transistors into your Arduino setup to power larger things, functions of some different code in Arduino, and various other rabbit holes that we find ourselves exploring. Grab your kit, and a drink of your choice and nerd it up! Sunday, April 19th @ 7pm Central time.
If you want, I would encourage you to add it to the calendar!
 
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Added. Thanks. I tried once before and couldn't do it, but it worked this time.
 
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