On June 30th and July 1st, 2015, ETC and its service provider SMI hosted an
training featuring the
Ion® lighting control console
at the Experimental Theater in Taiwan's National Performance Arts Centre (NPAC), a co-organizer of the event. ETC's official dealer Ming-Li also presented LED luminaires, including the
Source Four® LED Fresnel
. Sixty lighting professionals and students participated in the training.
Chien-Chung Kuo, senior technical specialist of the National Theater and Concert Hall, led the sessions, teaching attendees how to set up a networked system, to identify key elements of Ion's hardware and user interface, and to program common effects on the console.
Huai-Min Jen, lighting designer of GuoGuang Opera Company, provided hands-on training on how to custom-design the control interface using Magic Sheets. Jen led attendees through building a Magic Sheet and then provided instructions on how to create a mixture of lighting and palette layouts.
Desmond Yim, regional sales manager of ETC Asia, also gave an LED demonstration of ETC's latest innovations, including the ColorSource PAR luminaire and
Source Four LED Fresnel and CYC adapters
"The training helped expand our knowledge of console programming, like how to control moving light, which is becoming more and more popular in the Taiwan region now," says Hsiang-Sheng Lin, stage manager of the National Taichung Theater. "Many Taiwanese theater crews - like theater technicians, stage managers and board operators - have been using ETC consoles over the past decade and have already gotten used to the programming logic, such as Patch and Record Cue. So the training has helped enhance our operational level of lighting control."
Xiao-Jun Huang, a graduate student from the Department of Art and Creative Design in Hsuan Chuang University, summarizes the event: "I really enjoyed the training and learned a lot from the classes. The LED demo was amazing! I have admired ETC's R&D for a long time, in particular the LED series. I have had a good experience using the LED luminaires, which are very convenient, user-friendly and practical."