The World of Live Event Production Technology
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~Bob Dylan
Controls, Networking, and Programming Training
ETCP Recognized Training
Presented by Richard Cadena

Change is the name of the game in lighting control systems. In addition to DMX and RDM, many shows now rely on Ethernet and Ethernet-based protocols like sACN and Art-Net, and wireless DMX is becoming more important as are software and apps. The acceleration of computer and networking technology is a double-edged sword that cuts both ways; it provides power to those who know how to use it, but it's not always easy to figure out. This 3-day class is for you who want to learn new technologies and get ahead of the curve. It covers DMX, RDM, Art-Net, sACN, wireless DMX, and console programming workflow. Topics include planning, setting up, testing, and troubleshooting control systems, networking, and programming. Instructed by ETCP Recognized Trainer and author Richard Cadena.

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October 23, 24, & 25
Austin, TX

November 28, 29, & 30
Location TBD

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Stage Electrocution Strikes Again

Barbara Weldens is the latest victim of stage electrocution. On July 19, 2017, while she was performing in Gourdon, France, she stepped on a power cable and died of electrocution during the show. She was performing in bare feet, but that should not cost any performer their life. 

Weldens is the latest in a long list of victims that most recently included Agustin Briolini, Adrian Rodriguez, and  León Villa Rebufo. The sad fact is that a $25 GFCI could have saved the lives of all of these performers yet it continues to happen. As live event production professionals, it is our responsibility to not only protect the stage, but also to raise awareness of the problem and prevent future electrocutions. Their lives depend on it.
Sharpen Your Entertainment Electrics Skills
  and get ETCP Recertification Points

Register now for APT Entertainment Electrics classes taught by ETCP Recognized Trainer Richard Cadena. The 3-day class covers basic circuits, power distribution, electrical safety, codes and regulations, grounding, GFCIs, portable power distribution, control systems, and more. Each class qualifies you for 21 ETCP recertification points.

Entertainment Electrics Training Online

Learn entertainment electrics on your own time, in the privacy of your home or office, at your own pace. ETCP Recognized Trainer Richard Cadena has compiled 21 hours of video training with 72 short video modules followed by a short quiz. There's no better way to better learn your craft, whether you're a seasoned professional or an aspiring professional.

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