5/04/2020

From USITT: Online Industry Resources



From USITT(The Association for Performing Arts & Entertainment Professionals)


Online Industry Resources


Many industry companies, schools, and organizations have begun to offer free online resources during this unprecedented time, including USITT. We've compiled an ongoing list for you to explore. Consider it a hub for all the industry resources available to you from the comfort of your own home.
During this unprecedented time, USITT is here to provide resources to our membership and beyond. Online learning, job opportunities, and industry resources are available year-round for those who may be out of work, those who are having to navigate the waters of teaching classes online that traditionally would not be suited as web-based education, and more.
Explore current job lisitngs from some of the top organizations in our industry.
There are an abundance of companies actively seeking those looking for summer work. During trying times such as these, we want you to feel secure knowing steady work and career opportunities are available to you.
Be proactive! Provide to us your contact information, areas of interest, as well as a link to your LinkedIn profile to begin networking! Once you provide us with your information, we'll get the word out to potential employers. By doing so, you will save valuable time not having to seek out employers individually and be one of the first to have your resume looked at by hundreds of companies and potential employers!
SETC has put together a useful list of resources to look into for assistance during this unpredictable period. From teaching and student resources to ways to stream Broadway plays, this is one collection of suggestions to take a look at.
HowlRound plus a group of artists, arts administrators, and others from around the US on held a panel: Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic on Monday March, 16 2020. Here is a recording of the live streamed webinar panel. [The recording of Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic is both American Sign Language interpreted & Closed Captioned.]
They discussed how COVID-19 is impacting freelance artists (those who identify as independent contractors) from all disciplines and where artists can look for support in this complicated moment. The conversation focused on shared resources (legal, advocacy, how to take your work virtual, finding emergency funding, and financial best practices in crisis) and building and grounding our national community.
The Stage Managers' Association of the United States has opened its free job posting service to businesses, campaigns, and employers — part of the live entertainment industry or not — in order for those who are out of work to seek out employment opportunities.
ETC is offering all of their LearningStage online courses for FREE until May 15. This is an excellent resource to utilize during this time, and we encourage our members to take full advantage of this opportunity for continued education.
Behind the Scenes announces an online behavioral health screening program as part of its Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative. These free screenings are completely anonymous, private, easily accessible, and quick to complete.
Some precautions that you can take to reduce the risk of spreading anything around from point Source Audio via Stage directions.
Entertainment workers shouldn't be collateral damage in the fight against COVID-19. We need a special Emergency Coronavirus Economic Support Benefit geared to include workers who have a bona fide, good faith offer to work that gets canceled due to the coronavirus. *Please note that personal info is used to match your letter to the proper congress representatives.*
AVIXA is opening its full online training catalog to all AV professionals, regardless of membership level. Effective immediately, they are waiving online access fees and Elite seat limitations through June 12. That means you and your entire team can now access ALL of AVIXA's online training. They hope this will give you and your team the opportunity to learn new topics, work toward CTS certification, or earn CTS-RUs if already CTS certified, even if you are home.
In order to provide valuable educational resources during this challenging time, Obsidian will offer free weekly training sessions covering the ONYX control platform and new NETRON data distribution range. These classes will be hosted online and are available globally for anyone interested in learning more about Obsidian's lighting control products.
TheatreArtLife would like to offer anyone in the industry a week free to access over 1000 articles from industry professionals around the globe. Becoming a member for a week will also give you 50% off everything on their Education page.
Here's how you qualify:
1. Email membership@theatreartlife.com
2. Provide your name, location and write a short paragraph on how COVID-19 is affecting your work/industry.
3. Finish the email with YES, the above information can be public / NO, I would prefer the above information to remain private
They will get back to you with a User Name and Password to access TheatreArtLife.com for one week.
CAST will be hosting FREE one-hour long webinars every Monday for five straight weeks for their industry-standard wysiwyg light design software.
Many colleges and universities who use Lightwright are now conducting classes remotely, which means their students do not have access to the school's computer lab and Lightwright licenses. A special emergency Lightwright license is now available for anyone who needs to use Lightwright under these circumstances between now and June 1, 2020.
Vectorworks Offers Free Spotlight Essentials Seminars
Vectorworks is offering free Spotlight Essentials Seminars. Use the code TRAINMENOW for a 100% discount.
Interested in lighting console training? Bobby Harrell of Strand announced on Facebook that training costs will be waived. "Anyone that wants Strand console online training, you can go to our website and send a request for online training. All normal online training costs have been waived for the next few weeks to help our entertainment lighting community."
All ACT Academy online courses are available for FREE from now until June 1st. Use the Promo Code: act4me.
Giving educational users free use of QLab 4 Pro bundle until June 1, to support teachers and students "during social distancing." Anyone with a .edu email address can have a free temporary QLab 4 Pro Bundle. Create your account at qlab.app/account and email support@figure53.com.
A 3D set design tool for the Theatre Arts Classroom, The Virtual Theatre, will be offering the program for free for the next three months.  Log on and select the 'FREE ONLINE' product and purchase. There is also the choice of an optional donation, if you'd like to help with development.
John Huntington, professor of Entertainment Technology, sound engineer, and author of the book Show Networks and Control Systems is offering free video lectures on his Control Geek website based on the chapters of his book.
Christian Jackson will be streaming a live tutorial for the MA Lighting International grandMA2 console on Youtube tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. EST.
The live stream will cover topics such as programming, data management, cloning, using the bitmap engine, and timecoding. Going a few steps further, I'll show you how to integrate other systems including Showkontrol, Resolume, Madrix, Capture, and more.
Chicago Flyhouse is offering a $50 registartion discunt to all USITT, IATSE, and ETCP members for their training classes taught by rigging specialists.
ETC gives you tips on how to clean and disinfect your ETC consoles. The information in the post is provided to assist in troubleshooting. Perform work at your own risk. ENSURE ANY POWER FROM DEVICES HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED BEFORE SERVICING ANY EQUIPMENT. If you do not feel comfortable performing the work, please contact ETC or your local service center. Be aware that ETC and its Affiliates are not responsible for any damage or injury caused by service of our products by anyone other than us or our authorized service providers, and such damage is excluded from the product's warranty. Also, never spray any substance directly on any of your equipment.
Our lighting commission has compiled a healthy list of resources that is growing by the minute! Take a look and add any resources that you don't see to keep the list current.
Enter now to win the new MagicQ MQ70 Console! Be one of the first with creativity that fits in the carry-on. Contestants will have the chance to program a massive, 200-fixture CHAUVET Professional rig formerly set to premiere at PL+S 2020. Read the full competition rules before entering. The first 25 entries will receive a MagicDMX Test Kit. The top 3 runner-ups will receive a premium swag bag. The deadline is April 10, 2020.

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