education center


ETC Ion Xe Track

Console Training Levels 1 – 3

Sept. 25th – Sept. 27th 9:00am – 5:00pm | $99/level

ETC’s Ion Xe lighting control system provides simple and approachable programming and control for conventional systems as well as fully integrated lighting rigs. Join us at TLS Productions in Ann Arbor, MI to learn more about the features and functions of this amazing control system.

The ETC Education Center is providing the following exciting learning opportunities for lighting professionals to learn more about the Ion Xe console: Level 1: Essentials, Level 2: Enhanced Skills & Level 3: Advanced Programming

You can register for one, two or all three of these sessions, depending on your needs and experience level. 16 seats are available for each session (2 people per console), so registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If we fill up fast, you can add your name to a wait-list. If we have anyone cancel, we will fill the seat from the wait-list.

Please Note: The Ion Xe is the new facepanel that is taking the place of the Ion. It is still the same software (Eos family software) that is in the Ion. So 90% of what you learn in the Xe class will still be applicable to the classic Ion console. What is different is basically button placement and some buttons that were softkeys on the Ion are hard keys on the Xe.

High End Systems Hog 4 Track

Crash Course Series

Sept. 25th 9:00am – 10:30am, 10:30am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 2:30pm & 2:30pm – 4:00pm | $99/course

Learn enough to make yourself dangerous in short courses aimed at those who just need to get quick overviews of Hog 4 system techniques and practices. Intro to the Desk, Faders & Playback, Networking & Pixel Mapping.

Basic Programming Class (2 Days)

Sept. 26th – Sept. 27th 9:00am – 4:00pm | $199

This two-day class is always evolving as the Hog Control Software continues to add functionality. The course is fast-paced and requires that attendees have a good working knowledge of basic entertainment lighting terminology. It will cover the powerful Hog Control Software, which is used in the Hog 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4 and Hog 4PC.

Attendees will learn a hands-on approach, using the industry standard Hog 4 operating software, connected to a visualizer. The class will cover console layout, patching, show file organization, programming, timing, palettes, cues, directories, pages, scenes, saving show files and much more.

The Light Source, Inc. Mini-Track

Lighting Design for House of Worship

Sept. 25th 9:00am – 10:30am & Sept. 26th 1:00pm – 3:30pm  | $99

System design is changing rapidly as the type of fixtures changes from tungsten to LED. Join us to learn about how to layout a new system for the future. Also learn how to update an existing system to work with the new fixtures.

This seminar explores how to light the platform. How many fixtures are required and where should they hang so that the Pastor doesn’t walk thru bright and dim spots.

COLOR: LEDs and the Human Eye

Sept. 25th 1:00pm – 3:30pm & Sept. 26th 9:00am – 10:30am | $99

The Qualities of Light used by a designer are Intensity, Color, and Movement. A lighting designer is responsible for Illumination, Mood, and Focus. In order to make the most of 4 out of 6 of these elements a designer needs to understand both the biology of the eye and the physics of color. Join us to learn how your eye works to see color and light. Then learn about how an understanding of the physics of color can enhance your designs.

ETC Rigging Mini-Track

Understanding Theatre Structure & Rigging Safety

Sept. 27th 9:00am – 10:30am & 1:00pm – 2:30pm | $99

Taught by Matt Mullen, Midwest Regional Rigging Sales Manager at ETC. At the end of this program, participants will be able to; understand the simple functions of theatrical rigging, assess and compare the hazards of the two primary styles of theatrical rigging, describe the effects of rigging on the structure of the building, touching on vertical and lateral loads & understand the need for simple, safe, and smart stage rigging systems.

Rigging 101

Sept. 27th 10:30am – 12:00pm & 2:30pm – 4:00pm | $99

Taught by Matt Mullen, Midwest Regional Rigging Sales Manager at ETC. At the end of this program, participants will be able to; identify what stage rigging is and its use, identify the typical venues and events that require rigging systems, recognize the various terms of stage rigging & understand the need for a simple, safe, and smart stage rigging system.

Education Opportunities @ TLSPA²

1-on-1 Consultation & Training

Starting At: $65.00/Hour
Need an overview of Magic Sheets on an Ion? Basic Setup in QLab? Tips & Tricks of Vectorworks? Best practices for how to tune your audio system? Not quite sure how to use your newly purchased equipment? We’ll set you up with one of our expert trainers, consultants & professionals to discuss one of the many applications, consoles, fixtures & other subjects in the industry. Fill out the request form below and we’ll set up a time during office hours, or schedule a “house call” to your location to get you squared away (additional travel charges may apply)

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