The Live Design Broadway Master Classes are right around the corner. Have you signed up yet? What are you waiting for?! There are three different Master Classes to attend in New York City at the New York University.
Broadway Lighting Master Classes – May 25 – May 27
Broadway Sound Master Classes – May 21 – May 23
Broadway Projection Master Classes – May 24th
Live Design has graciously offered me a seat in the back of the class to cover the Lighting Master Classes and I am so excited! This will be my first BLMC and it is expected to be a good one. As part of the coverage, Live Design arranged for me to talk with Broadway lighting legend, Mr. Jules Fisher. When I heard that, I about fell over. It is not to often that you have a one on one conversation with such a prestigious member of the industry.
It is a gathering of leading Broadway lighting designers in an open forum to discuss and talk about the conceptual idea’s behind lighting. Rather then focusing on the new products and technologies on the market, the panel discusses and techniques and approaches and gives students a chance to ask questions and converse with such well known lighting designers like Jules Fisher, Don Holder, Brian MacDevitt, Peggy Eisenhauer, Peter Kaczorowski, Beverly Emmons, Clifton Taylor and Wendall K. Harrington.
Talk about a who’s who in Broadway Lighting Design! The BLMC kick off first thing Tuesday, May 25 with An Approach to Stage Lighting in the morning, Lunch and the Manufacturers Showcase at Noon and then on to LED versus Tungsten with Don Holder and the afternoon with 2009 Tony Award winning lighting designer, Brian MacDevitt and Visual Aids.
I am really pumped up about Tuesday evening, the BLMC students get to attend FELA! and then have a sit down with Robert Wierzel after the show to ask questions. How awesome is that?!
Wednesday brings Music in Lighting: Ebb and Flow lead by Peggy Eisenhauer, the mid day session with Peter Kaczorowski. After Lunch and the Manufacturers Showcase, Beverly Emmons and Clifton Taylor talk to the class with The Color Lecture. Wednesday wraps up with What Every Lighting Designer Needs to Know about Projections, lead by Wendall K. Harrington.
Are you not convinced? The Broadway Lighting Master Classes are action packed with tons of information and total lighting geekery! I am thrilled to death to be attending the BLMC. I hope to see you there! The BLMC is just a week away and there is still time to sign up. Visit the registration page on LiveDesign.com. Get more information about all three of the Broadway Master Classes by visiting www.livedesign.com.