The ESTA Foundation announces “DC Technical Training Week '07,” a five-day schedule of courses for lighting designers, programmers, technicians, and electricians, to be held January 29 - February 2, 2007 at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, 12 miles from Washington, DC. The training is co-sponsored by Theatre & Entertainment Technology at Prince George's Community College and The ESTA Foundation’s Seminars & Training Committee.

The schedule of classes is as follows: (see full class descriptions and instructor bios and register online).

Monday, January 29 and Tuesday, January 30: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Entertainment Electrician Seminar
Taught by Richard Cadena, freelance lighting designer, author, editor PLSN; Learn the principles and applications of electricity in the entertainment field, from basic electricity to the use of 3-phase power, digital electronics, dimming, control, networks, documentation, and troubleshooting.

Wednesday, January 31: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Stage Power Distribution

Taught by Richard Wolpert, Union Connector; This course will cover basic concepts of electricity and demonstrate equipment and principles of power distribution in the entertainment industry, with a survey of the equipment, cabling, routines, and safety considerations.

Thursday, February 1 AND Friday, February 2: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Jands Vista Console Training

Taught by Steve Irwin, Show Training Network; This one-day course will include basic programming and operation of the Jands Vista lighting console.

Martin Maxxyz Console Training

Taught by programming expert Vickie Claiborne; This course includes a basic introduction to the use of the Maxxyz lighting console.

The courses will be held at:
PGCC Campus
Queen Anne Fine Arts Building
301 Largo Rd.
Largo, MD 20774

Fees: $1000.00/ full week, $225.00/day
ESTA, IATSE, USITT members: $950.00/ full week, $215.00/day
Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided daily.

“We are very excited to be able to offer this kind of in-depth technical training in partnership with Prince George’s Community College. The ESTA Foundation would like to thank David Stock at PGCC for making this possible. The sessions are scheduled so that people signing up for the full week can take every one of the different classes,” says Jim Utterback, director of training for IATSE Local 22, and co-chair of The ESTA Foundation’s Seminars & Training Committee. “We hope this is the first of many week-long training programs that the committee can help facilitate.”