I’ve had some great opportunities to speak with people. From presentations at Live Design International and LightFair, to workshops at International Thespian Festival, and CA State Thespian Festival, I enjoy speaking with students and professionals alike. Some examples of my workshops are:
Introduction to Modern Entertainment Lighting Technology:
  • This course covers moving lights, LED’s, digital lighting, display devices, low-rez and hi-rez video, media servers, pixel-mapping, and just for fun, DMX and lighting consoles. I talk a bit about the history of each area, the advantages and disadvantages they offer, and how they’re used to create great designs.
  • This is an OVERVIEW. At an hour and a half (including Q&A) it’s tough to get into the weeds so this workshops serves as a great introduction to modern technology. It’s perfect for high-school and college students, or techs who are just getting interested in advanced lighting technologies.
  • The workshop is Keynote-based with loads of helpful graphics, definitions, and explanations.
  • Technical Requirements: Projector (with DVI or VGA input) and screen, a darkened room, and (1) 120volt standard wall outlet.
Getting the Gig:
  • Resumes, Portfolios, and Websites all work together to create your brand. This workshop dives into the details on resume prep, creating an excellent portfolio, and tips for building a beautiful website, allowing you to craft a compelling narrative illustrating your creativity, skill, and range.
  • This workshop is 1.5 hours, including Q&A.
  • Great for college students.
  • Technical Requirements: Projector (with DVI or VGA input) and screen, a darkened room, and (1) 120volt standard wall outlet.
The Lighting Designer:
  • What does an LD actually do? This workshop covers the history of the LD as a career and discusses the elements of art an LD must know. Additional discussion points include: Fundamental functions of design, qualities of light, various lighting methods, different environments for lighting, and the LD production timeline.
  • Great for high school and college students our anyone wanting to know more about what life is like as an LD.
  • This workshop is 1.5 hours, including Q&A.
  • Technical Requirements: Projector (with DVI or VGA input) and screen, a darkened room, and (1) 120volt standard wall outlet.
Color – An Overview:
  • Color: probably the single most daunting quality of light. This workshop is a great overview of the following facets of color: how we see, the color spectrum, color temperature, and color mixing.
  • Great for high school and college students.
  • This workshop is 1.5 hours, including Q&A.
  • Technical Requirements: Projector (with DVI or VGA input) and screen, a darkened room, and (1) 120volt standard wall outlet.
My Career Path:
  • I suppose I’ve gotten to that point in my career where I’ve racked up a few projects and have some experience to share. Recently, I’ve been asked with share that story with students, which is why I developed this presentation.
  • In it, I cover the specific path my career has taken, along with it’s twists and detours; I talk about a number of lessons learned along the way (that I didn’t learn in school); and I talk about how my early inspirations were nurtured and have stayed with me, and continue to inform my work to this day.
  • Great for high school and college students.
  • This presentation is 1.5 hours, including Q&A.
  • Technical Requirements: Projector (with DVI or VGA input) and screen, a darkened room, and (1) 120volt standard wall outlet.
If you’re looking to assemble an industry panel and need someone to talk about theatrical, concert, or event lighting, give me a buzz. I’m sure we can work something out.