PLASA Focus Leeds 2018

Seminar Programme

Seminar Programme

10:30 - 11:15
Location: Wellington Room
Soundcraft Presents: Digital Mixers: More Than Meets The Eye
Modern digital mixers can perform many functions other than simply being a tool to balance a mix. Soundcraft's Andy Brown and Sound Technology's Ben Todd ... Read more
Andy Brown - Soundcraft ,
 Ben Todd - Sound Technology
11:00 - 12:00
Location: Bury Theatre
Touring Monitors
How to do it. Justin will discuss some of the kit and techniques used by different artist's monitor engineers. From big productions to the most ... Read more
Justin Grealy ,
 Soulsound
11:00 - 12:00
Location: Tower Gallery Room - Level 3
Find a solution to Eco-Design changes - hosted by PLASA and the ALD
We need to join forces to formulate a strong argument against how the new efficiency targets will be imposed upon ALL stage lighting from 2020. ... Read more
11:15 - 12:00
Location: Wellington Room
JBL Professional presents: Line Array Design and Deployment
Line Array theory has been around for decades; however, there is much more to Line Array systems than just the theory. The aim of this ... Read more
Ed Jackson - Harman ,
 Stuart Strachan - Sound Technology
12:15 - 13:15
Location: Wellington Room, level 1
Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment
Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment  is recognised by the HSE as forming part of a Code of Practice for the Theatre Industry and as ... Read more
Association of British Theatre Technicians ,
 ABTT
12:15 - 13:15
Location: Bury Theatre
Pro Audio Panel: SPATIAL BREW
Concert touring and live sound are facing the new challenge of object-based and ‘spatialized’ audio solutions for a more immersive experience for the audience. How ... Read more
Dave Haydon ,
 Out Board
Guillaume Le Nost ,
 L-ISA
Phil Ward ,
 Pro Audio Panel Chair
Scott Willsallen ,
 Audio Director and Sound Designer
Steve Jones ,
 d&b audiotechnik
Tom Slater ,
 Call & Response
13:30 - 14:30
Location: Wellington Room, level 1
An introduction to Vectorworks
Vectorworks is the industry-leading software for entertainment design with so much to offer from lighting and 3d rendering, but also sound, VR, Braceworks, a rigging ... Read more
Fiffi Thorsteinsson ,
 Vectorworks
13:30 - 14:30
Location: Bury Theatre
Chester Storyhouse: A bold reinvention of the norm…
Housing an 800-seat auditorium, a 200-seat studio theatre, a library, restaurant, two bars and a 100-seat boutique cinema, the Chester Storyhouse is the biggest project ... Read more
Gary Wright ,
 Senior Consultant,
 Charcoalblue
Graham Lister ,
 Project Director,
 Storyhouse; Cheshire West and Chester Council
Ian Dunne ,
 Stage Electrics
Rob Halliday ,
 Chair
14:00 - 16:30
Location: Tower Gallery Room
The Riggers' Forum: HGVs, catering - and rigging
When productions decide to assign just about anyone to being responsible for rigging, do they also decide to assign just about anyone to driving a ... Read more
Chris Higgs ,
 Total Training
Harry Box ,
 UK Rigging
Miriam Stone ,
 Manchester Arena
Paul Rowlands ,
 NEC Group
14:45 - 15:45
Location: Wellington Room
Clarify your Communications
Clarify your communications looks at how to improve your Marketing and Communications strategy by focusing on your brand. There has been a notable change in ... Read more
Lauren Rogers ,
 PLASA Professional Development
14:45 - 15:45
Location: Bury Theatre
Collaboration and Creative Teams: How does Lighting Design play its part?
Unlike many colleagues in the creative team, lighting designers can rarely try out their ideas on stage in advance, and often the first steps are ... Read more
The Association of Lighting Designers ,
 ALD
16:00 - 17:00
Location: Bury Theatre
Are You Listening?
This session will focus on the much-debated subject of the ideal frequency response for a live sound system. Taking into consideration factors like hearing sensitivity, creative ... Read more
Oran Burns ,
 d&b Education and Application Support,
 d&b audiotechnik

Training & Demos

10:00 - 17:00
Location: Arthur Room - Holiday Inn Express
KV2 audio demos
KV2 Audio will be running demonstrations throughout the duration of PLASA Focus Leeds in the Arthur Room, Holiday Inn Express. Come and experience the latest ... Read more
KV2 ,
 Audio demos
10:00 - 11:15
Location: Galahad Room, Holiday Inn Express
Zero 88 hands-on introduction and training session 1
Zero 88 hands-on introduction and training sessions repeated throughout the day designed to familiarise you with the operation of the FLX family consoles. Feel free ... Read more
Edward Smith & Jon Hole ,
 Eaton - Zero 88
10:30 - 11:30
Location: Lancelot Room, Holiday Inn Express
Introduction to ChamSys QuickQ Series Consoles (01)
A one hour introductory session looking at ChamSys latest QuickQ series of consoles. The session will give an overview of the complete QuickQ series, as ... Read more
Chris Kennedy ,
 ChamSys
11:30 - 12:45
Location: Galahad Room, Holiday Inn Express
Zero 88 hands-on introduction and training session 2
Zero 88 hands-on introduction and training sessions repeated throughout the day designed to familiarise you with the operation of the FLX family consoles. Feel free ... Read more
Edward Smith & Jon Hole ,
 Eaton - Zero 88
12:30 - 14:00
Location: Lancelot Room, Holiday Inn Express
Introduction to MagicQ (02)
A "hands on" introduction to MagicQ. Learn to use MagicQ, patch a new show, create and edit cues and FX. Uses MagicVis for Visualisation. ... Read more
Dan Coombs ,
 ChamSys
13:00 - 14:00
Location: Galahad Room, Holiday Inn Express
Zero 88 hands-on introduction and training session 3
Zero 88 hands-on introduction and training sessions repeated throughout the day designed to familiarise you with the operation of the FLX family consoles. Feel free ... Read more
Edward Smith & Jon Hole ,
 Eaton - Zero 88
14:15 - 15:30
Location: Galahad Room, Holiday Inn Express
Zero 88 hands-on introduction and training session 4
Zero 88 hands-on introduction and training sessions repeated throughout the day designed to familiarise you with the operation of the FLX family consoles. Feel free ... Read more
Edward Smith & Jon Hole ,
 Eaton - Zero 88
14:30 - 16:00
Location: Lancelot Room, Holiday Inn Express
Introduction to MagicQ (03)
A "hands on" introduction to MagicQ. Learn to use MagicQ, patch a new show, create and edit cues and FX. Uses MagicVis for Visualisation. ... Read more
Dan Coombs ,
 ChamSys
15:45 - 17:00
Location: Galahad Room, Holiday Inn Express
Zero 88 hands-on introduction and training session 5
Zero 88 hands-on introduction and training sessions repeated throughout the day designed to familiarise you with the operation of the FLX family consoles. Feel free ... Read more
Edward Smith & Jon Hole ,
 Eaton - Zero 88
16:00 - 17:00
Location: Lancelot Room, Holiday Inn Express
Latest MagicQ software features for existing users
A session looking at some of the latest MagicQ features, this session is tailored to existing MagicQ users. Prior MagicQ operating experience required for this ... Read more
Dan Coombs ,
 ChamSys

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