IU Department of Theatre, Drama & Contemporary Dance will host “Moving Light Workshop”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. – Associate professor Allen Hahn isn’t wasting any time getting started this year. He has announced that students will participate in a “Moving Light Workshop” scheduled for this weekend in the Ruth N. Halls Theatre.

The workshop will be conducted by guest artist Bill Growney, professional lighting designer and moving light console programmer based in New York City. The other principal partner in the workshop is 4Wall Entertainment, who will be providing lighting equipment from their regional office in Nashville. Event producer Mark Fragos will also take part in training workshop participants. 4Wall Entertainment is the country’s largest provider of lighting gear to the entertainment industry from coast to coast.

A select group of students in the area of lighting design will be trained in the use of Grand MA lighting console, one of the most sophisticated control consoles available in the lighting industry today. The workshop will begin with full day of training in the set up and use of the console, with the second day devoted to the students creating a sophisticated sequence of light cues set to a piece of music under the guidance of the instructors.

The workshop will culminate with students working in pairs to create complex cueing sequences to accompany a pop/rock song for presentation in a final session on Sunday, August 30th. Invited guests will observe the final presentation, discussion and critique of the pieces with the students and instructors.

4Wall is providing an estimated 20-24 fixtures of various types that will supplement the Department’s own gear for a total package of around three-dozen fixtures.The equipment being provided by 4-wall includes:
2 GRAND MA2 CONSOLE
5 CHROMA-Q COLOR FORCE RGBA 12″
5 CHROMA-Q COLOR FORCE RGBA 48”
2 MARTIN MAC VIPER PROFILES
4 VARI*LITE 1100 SPOT ARC SOURCE PROFILES
4 VARI*LITE 2500 SPOT ARC SOURCE PROFILES
7 NRG NICK LED WASH
14 MARTIN MAC AURA WASH LED
4 CLAY PAKY SHARPY
2 MARTIN ATOMIC STROBE 3000

For more information, contact Amy Osajima, Director of Marketing and Communications. aosajima@indiana.edu

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