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Backstage is where some of the real magic happens in Live Entertainment!

We’re here to equip you with cutting edge industry skills and inspiration to take on your path into Live Production Design

What should I bring to class?

We recommend you bring a notebook for note-taking so as not to feel overwhelmed trying to remember all of the information presented, Training Materials and Example Files are provided for you

Will I be a Wizard after Class? 

You shouldn’t expect to be a lvl99 Elite programmer! But by the end you will leave us with the skills to pay the bills!

One course isn’t enough time to master your career, Our courses are a helpful introduction to brand new hardware & software built on philosophies and a history of excellence in an evolving industry.

What should I do after the grandMA3 class?

Excellence is not an Art. It’s the Habit of Practice! – If you don’t have access to hardware, download the free software from https://www.malighting.com/ and get creative!

Help Manuals and Release Notes are a great resource to help you stay up to date with new features, bug fixes and future releases of the software and we will provide you with continued learning resources to keep you up to speed.

Can you teach onPc Users?

Yes, We can teach anyone!. We recommend onPC users have a Command Wing and accompanying touch display for the class. 

Is Lunch Provided?

Yes! All Catering and Dietary Requirements are covered as part of the Class sign up. 

Can you Host Group Sessions For Our Organisation?

Yes! We can cater for larger numbers if your organisation has a suitable number of Consoles and Licences available. Contact Us at info@lightology.net.au to talk about the requirements of your class sizes.

What can I expect attending a training class to be like?

Our classes are designed to be hands-on and for ages, young and old from all backgrounds to help you build the skills you need to become a star in the entertainment industry.

We build the foundations by teaching a set of skills necessary to be able to confidently Program, Operate or Design any small to mid-size show across all mediums and users including Music, Art, Television, Theatre and Corporate Events.

The classes are team building and designed for no more than two people per console to help us build your familiarity with hardware, Navigation of control surfaces is an important step to becoming an efficient and accurate programmer.


What do I need to know before attending a class?

Each course has a different level of complexity, but they all require a good understanding of Practical Lighting theory and familiarity with Moving Lights.

Fundamentals classes are designed for brand new and infrequent users and people with a background in Entertainment Lighting who are transitioning across to the Vectorworks & MA Lighting Family from other ecosystems. If you are new or unfamiliar with the Different Types of Light, DMX and Drawing Packages we would recommend becoming more familiar with these before taking the class. 

For information on where you can start learning about the magic of Entertainment Lighting write to us at info@lightology.net.au

 

Beginner classes are built for participants who have pre-existing knowledge of Lighting and already have some experience working behind the scenes in the lighting industry. These classes build knowledge and cover how to efficiently set up your software to get the most out of your Hardware

Cross Over Class participants should have previous experience with other generations of Software and Hardware. We recommend attendees coming across from other consoles enrol in the beginner course. 

 

Intermediate participants need a strong understanding of the philosophy on how the software works and want a dive deeper into features, workflows and options.

Grandma3 Academy

Fundamentals to Advanced topics on the grandMA3 

Individual and Group (up to 4) Training

For programmers across Music Television, Arts and Theatrical Environments.

Vectorworks 2022

Basic and Core Concepts training for Vectorworks users in the Entertainment Industry

This course will help both new and experienced users learn techniques to improve skills and streamline workflow with Rendering Techniques

vectorworks - Coming 2022

We work with people 1 on 1 and groups up to 4 to deliver Spotlight and Vectorworks Entertainment focused training for users

 from backgrounds in Theatrical, Concert Touring, and Broadcast Environments with any level of experience.

 Group training can be booked and hosted for organisations by contacting Lightology Directly on info@lightology.net.au

Introduction and Core Concepts

Day 1

Day 1 covers an introduction to Vectorworks for users with all levels of experience. 

Students will cover first document setup, drawing commands and organisation, resources and image importation as well as confidently create and refine a workspace that focuses on the design process.

3D Modeling

Day 2

This course is designed for avid grandMA2 programmers who are transitioning to over the grandMA3. 

It covers grandMA2 to grandMA3 differences in hardware layout, console navigation, 3D Environments & MVR, Selection Girds, Effects to Phasers, layouts, timecode, networking and more. 

This course is designed to help a programmer become familiar with these key differences.

Entertainment Design

Day 3 – 4

The Entertainment Design learning pathway is a Step by Step process that combines workflow ideas using the tools covered in days 1 &  2 and introduces new toolsets to the participants one at a time. Participants will complete a task in a set window of time to build a venue and entertainment design from the ground up. 


Concepts covered across days 3 and 4 are Venue Creation, 3D Modeling Stage Objects, Soft Goods, Seating Sections, Rigging Tools, Lighting Tools, Audio Tools, Video Tools, Positioning, Focusing, Numbering and annotating

 

This course is also great for people new to lighting programming in general. It covers Views, Attribute & Timing, Patching, Groups, Presets, Sequences, Executors, and Phasers 3D and Networking. 

It provides a more comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of programming with the grandMA3.

Entertainment Rendering Techniques

Day 5

Participants will learn the power of creating worksheets, developing sheet layers, building title blocks and using Renderworks cameras to explore different rendering modes and using Lit Fog when rendering and publishing projects.

Available soon!

Drop your email below and we’ll keep you in the loop with updates about enrolment!

The total amount is $2,260 per student. Course dates are published in the Lightology academy and are held twice yearly. 

Group training can be booked and hosted for organisations by contacting Lightology Directly on info@lightology.net.au

Grandma3 Academy

We work with people 1 on 1 and groups up to 4 to deliver training for levels starting at the Fundamentals level up to Advanced Topics on the grandMA3 catering to programmers across Music Television, Arts and Theatrical Environments.

Sydney | Brisbane | Melbourne | Adelaide | Perth

Fundamentals grandMA3

1 Day

This course is designed for programmers who have little to no experience with MA consoles, and for people new to lighting programming in general. 

The Fundamentals course covers: Hardware Layout & General Navigation, Patching & Console Setup, Selection & Presets, Sequences & Executors with Basic 3D & Networking.

This course is designed to welcome a programmer into our MA Lighting Family.

grandMA2 to grandMA3 Cross Over 

1 Day

This course is designed for avid grandMA2 programmers who are transitioning to over the grandMA3. 

It covers grandMA2 to grandMA3 differences in hardware layout, console navigation, 3D Environments & MVR, Selection Girds, Effects to Phasers, layouts, timecode, networking and more. 

This course is designed to help a programmer become familiar with these key differences.

grandMA3 Beginner 

2 Days

This is an expansion to the fundamentals and the course is designed for programmers who have some experience with or transitioning to the grandMA family of consoles. 

This course is also great for people new to lighting programming in general. It covers Views, Attribute & Timing, Patching, Groups, Presets, Sequences, Executors, and Phasers 3D and Networking. 

It provides a more comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of programming with the grandMA3.

grandMA3 Intermediate 

3 Days

This course is designed for programmers who already have an understanding of the grandMA3 software.

It is a more in-depth understanding of Patching From Vectorworks, 3D with MVR, DMX tools, Working with Data Pools, Working with Worlds & Multi-User Environments, Programming Groups, Presets, Phasers with MA Tricks and Multi-Instance Fixtures, Cue Functionality, Macros & Syntax, Timecode, Layouts and Networking

(This course should not be taken by someone who has not already completed the “grandMA3 for the grandMA2 User” or “grandMA3 Beginner” and we recommend it to people who have spent several months actively using grandMA3 software.)

 

Duration

Cost (Ex GST)

Fundamentals grandMA3

1 Day

$550.00

grandMA2 to grandMA3 X-Over

1 Day

$550.00

grandMA3 Beginner

2 Day

$800.00

grandMA3 Intermediate

3 Day

$1115.00

Programming Masterclass

5 Days

$2515.00

LIghtology Masterclass

Held Annually, In-class delivery

Advanced timecode programming, layouts, 3D Visualiser and LUA Plugins.

Opportunity to network and meet other programmers, distributors and Designers.

More information will be available later in the year.

PixMob School 2023

60 Online Tutorials Basic – Advanced levels of programming PixMob with the grandMA3 

Learn how to create simple broadcast effects to complex sets of grouping effects, colour indexes and using PixMob with Timecode.

Lightology masterclass

More info for our Masterclass will be available later in the year!

Drop your email below and we’ll keep you in the loop with updates about enrolment!

Pixmob School

Our online PixMob School will be available in 2023!

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