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Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by mackierox93, Nov 24, 2006.
i was wondering where someone could recieve lighting training??
i am in melbourne, australia
if you really want to do lighting join a amatur theatre company
p.s charlie says "tell him its very hard to get Lighting training until hes atleast 19.. his best chance is to keep working at carey"
point you in the right direction. Also a rough inidcation of your age might be of help (or a post in the new members board).
Or perhaps we (I) should collate soem information and do a training available downunder sort of post?
CAD programs like lightwright (paper work) and Soft Plot 8 by crescit (plot). Offline editors are a great way to learn how to use a lighting board from your computer with out having to do things; also it allows you to edit and update shows with out having to be in the theater 24/7. More importantly try to find a volunteer job at a near by theater. The best way to gain experience is to work with professionals.
point you in the right direction.
I started off at school, and then emailed an amature theatre group basically saying "i'm interested in lighting, do you need a hand". They needed a follow spot op, so at age 11 I went and did a pantomime for 6000 people. They were happy with me, I learnt alot, and before I knew it I was programming for touring shows. So if you want to learn, join a theatre group, or do some work experience at a theatre. As LightingGuy32 says, the best way to learn is to work with professionals.
In some cases, its not what you know, but who you know. Know the right people, and you can learn and be trained in anything.
Good luck, and dont hesitate to ask more questions!
I definitely second that. Sometimes.
Um, please don't take this the wrong way, but the topic name is lighting training...
Do not underestimate the power of the right contacts. This industry in particular is ALL ABOUT networking...
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