Presenter Profile

Carmel Alston

Guest Artist

's Workshops


    LED – Before you Buy, How to Install

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / , , , Tech, , /

    The challenge in selecting and buying LED fixtures for your school program can be overwhelming. With this workshop we will go through the features you must have and the ones you can wait for. We will go through installation process, to make sure you do it right the first time. Join us for some practical ins and outs.

    Lighting 101 – Basic Fixtures and Accessories

    Beginning, , / , , , Tech, , / Tech

    1- Demonstrations of all common lighting fixtures, training will include safe handling,
    2- Trouble shooting and testing, re-lamping and hang/focus.
    3- Cable types and how to use, test, handle and identify them.
    4- Accessories used on fixtures – Barn doors, gobo’s, Gel, Top Hats, side arms, safety cables.
    5- Basic lighting system lay out and function: Dimming and control systems.
    6- Understanding the DMX data protocol.

    Lighting 102 – LED Lighting Fixtures

    , Intermediate, / , , , Tech, , / Tech

    1- Demonstration of common LED lighting fixtures
    2- Operation of LED’s – how to set up and control – hands on !
    3- Data and Power for LED’s.

    Lighting 103 – Moving Lights AND ION Programming

    , , Advanced / , , , Tech, , / Tech

    1- Demonstration of operation.
    2- Tips on mounting fixtures, and routing power and control to them.
    3- Addressing and Mode settings
    4- Control programming – practical exercises to learn basic control set up and functions.

    Sound 101 – Sound System Parts and Pieces

    Beginning, , / , , , Tech, , / Tech

    1 Types of microphones and cables
    2 Safe handling and use of Mics and cables
    3 Wireless Mics – setting up, using, replacing batteries
    4 Identifying basic parts in a sound system

    Sound 102 – Sound Console Basics

    , Intermediate, / , , , Tech, , / Tech

    1 Start up and Testing console
    2 Patching and set up of console
    3 Standard controls on a sound console
    4 Basic Operation

    Sound 103 – Mixing Basics/SHURE Sound Mfg.

    , , Advanced / , , , Tech, , / Tech

    1 Live Mixing
    2 Live and recorded Playback
    3 Balancing and Effects