This class covers how to properly Hang and Focus lighting fixtures.
Conventional lighting for theaters is different than for other entertainment. Each light must be hung individually, thoughtfully connected to power, and focused with precision. It involves traveling to strange, lofty places in the building and sometimes contorting your body to make it just right. These skills require practice.
This class gives stagehands a chance to practice handling and focusing lights at Northrop Auditorium.
You’ll learn to:
Read a light plot,
Identify common lights and accessories,
Quickly hang and correctly circuit electrics and booms,
Hands-on practice focusing lights one-on-one with a real designer.
Taught by IATSE Local 13 lighting technician Bill Devins (Orpheum), this 4 hour class is an essential first step on your way toward becoming a theater lighting technician.
February 22nd, 9 am -1 pm.
910 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Enter through the Stage Door (at the back of McKenzies).
Bring: a Crescent Wrench, gloves, and a hard hat, if you have one.
The class costs $25.00. You can pay for it in advance here.
Please be on time for class, as no one will be accepted after 8:00am.