Ion Training, Dublin

Introduction to Ion - Dublin - Sept 9 &10
September 09, 2017 10:00 AM - September 10, 2017 5:00 PM The Lir Academy
National Academy of Dramatic Art
Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus
Pearse Street (at Grand Canal Quay)
Dublin 2

The Lir Academy is proud to host an ETC workshop for professional lighting technicians in Dublin.

ETC’s Ion lighting control desk is currently used at The Lir Academy to train students in the Stage Management and Technical Theatre diploma. It provides simple and approachable control for integrated lighting rigs.

This weekend workshop will be run by lighting designer Kevin Smith, who also leads console training at The Lir Academy. During the two-day course, he will teach the basics and nuances of this high-level control system, utilising studio two at The Lir Academy, Dublin.

Day one: Ion Basics

This session will teach you about Ion’s major functions and how to navigate the desk. You will learn to program conventional and moving lights, set up and work with pallettes, groups and submasters, and learn to create cues and use effects. 

Class is from 10:00-17:00.

Day two: Ion Practical

Having learned the basics of programming on day one, day two will give you the opportunity to put this training to use. We will write a series of cues utilising palettes, groups and effects "on the fly" to ensure you are prepared for your next production. 

Class is from 10:00-17:00.

This course is now full. If you'd like to hear more about training opportunities, please email