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Richard Cadena

Academy of Production Technology
Trainer / Certified Entertainment Electrician
Richard Cadena is an ETCP Recognized Trainer and ETCP Certified Entertainment Electrician with 35 years of experience in live event production. He is the author of Electricity for Entertainment Electricians & Technicians (3rd Edition), Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving and Color-Changing Light (3rd Edition), Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship, and Focus on Lighting Technology.

As a freelance lighting designer and lighting consultant, he has worked on concert tours, television, theatre, motion picture productions, sporting events, and more. His latest projects include lighting the basketball courts for the NBA Playoffs and lighting two comedy clubs in Austin, TX. He is the technical editor for PLASA Media and a columnist for Lighting and Sound International and Protocol magazines, is a member of IATSE Local 205, and is an in-demand speaker and trainer.