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Sunday, December 3 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Battle of the Busk (Lighting Consoles Hands-On Busking) (Sold-Out) LIMITED

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Lighting and video programmers unite! The Battle of the Busk is back with an all new configuration including live video and a show floor stage. This three day workshop will enrich programmers in the latest technology and professional theory behind building a live show. Participants will divide up into teams, working in pre-visualization stations equipped with lighting consoles and video platforms, under the guidance of manufacturer sponsored technical support and professional mentorship to create a large competitive show. Expect two days of hands-on experience, Lighting led by Luther Frank (Sovereign Candle Collective), and video with Pixera media servers. The final day of the workshop culminates in a live show opening night at the LDI Circle Bar, complete with a People’s Choice Award and extended networking event.

Consoles in play:
Lighting fixtures by ETC, Chauvet, Ayrton, Elation...

Battle of the Busk: Lighting
Host: Luther Frank
Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Cap: (16) 4 Teams of 2 Lighting and 2 Video programmers
Required Materials: Laptop/Tablet, showfiles/libraries

Day 1 (Friday) - Live Programming: How to Busk- (9am-5pm)
The workshop begins with onboarding all participants on the tools available to them for Monday’s competition. We’ll cover the lighting desks, video stations, pre-made tools, and the best practices for establishing a workflow to getting the show audience ready. A brief seminar will showcase some of the best methods from top professionals throughout the industry including punt pages, effect libraries, and deployment theory. After this, we’ll break into teams for the rest of the workshop. Each team will be introduced to their workstation, and begin training and setup procedures for effective pre-visualization and design.

Day 2 (Saturday) - Live Programming: Prep for Success- (9am-5pm)
The second day is a full day of hands-on creative exploration. Teams will be given access to their equipment, console trainers, and professional mentors in equal blocks to keep them moving towards their final showing. As the day concludes all teams will test their systems and have a chance at last looks before finalizing their busking tool sets for tomorrow's show.

Day 3 (Sunday) - The Battle of the Busk (4pm-7pm)
The third day of the workshop is the opening day of LDI, and the final competition, showing each team's work. Once the LDI Crew and Connect Industry Party opens at 6pm at the Circle Bar and Programmers’ Playground, the industry will gather to observe and vote on their favorite live performance. Expect energy, excitement, and a networking event like nowhere else in our industry.

Day 4 (Monday) - Awards (6pm-7pm)
Winners will be announced at the LDI Booth and Product Awards Ceremony. Prizes will be awarded.

**Purchase of this course comes with a complimentary month of The HQ PRO, an online resource with over 200 hours of workshops made by top pros in the immersive media space. ($150 value).

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Luther Frank

Founding Partner, Sovereign Candle Collective
Specializing in light, projection, and stage design, Luther works in a wide variety of live production genres. They have extensive experience in scenography and creative direction for theperforming arts, ranging from opera to fashion shows to live broadcast concerts and everything... Read More →

Sunday December 3, 2023 4:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Show Floor - Circle Bar
  • Course Level Intermediate
  • Early bird price 725
  • Price after 10/14 825
  • Lunch Included Y/N Included