Since April, A.C. Lighting Inc. has held interactive product workshops in Chicago, Nashville, Huntsville, San Francisco, and Dallas.

At Impact Lighting in San Francisco, three days of workshops were held on the grandMA console from MA Lighting, giving both Impact staff and local union members a greater understanding of the console as well as a sneak preview of the new version 2.6 software.


One of the workshops at Impact in San Francisco.

Theatrical Lighting Services of Huntsville, AL, played host to demonstrations and training sessions on the Fat Frog from Zero 88 and the grandMA. A wide range of current users and potential future users from local churches and theatres, as well TLS's own staff, made for a busy and varied series of sessions.

Bandit Lites in Nashville held a two-day interactive workshop on the grandMA console, the Chroma Q scroller range, the Pacific fixture from Selecon, and the Fat Frog console from Zero 88.


Jim Smerbeck of Bandit Lites puts Zero 88's Fat Frog through its paces.

Graham Eales of Zero 88 accompanied Mike Falconer of A.C. Lighting Inc. for the workshops in Huntsville and Nashville to see for himself the positive response to the Fat Frog console.

In other news about the company, Joe Cabrera, who spent the summer of 2000 as an intern at A.C. Lighting Inc. in Los Angeles, has now joined the company full-time. He will be working alongside Mario Collazo and Mike Falconer on technical support and training on the company's range of products, such as the MA Lighting, Zero 88, and Jands lighting control consoles. Cabrera is a recent graduate of the Florida State University School of Theatre where he received a BA in Theatre. When he was not acting onstage, he could be found behind the console of many a show throughout high school and college.


An intern last summer, Joe Cabrera has joined AC Lighting full-time.

One of Cabrera's first tasks was to get involved with A.C. Lighting's program of operator training on the grandMA consoles. He has also been beta-testing the new version 2.6 software for the grandMA console. This new version, which features a host of new functions and expanded capabilities, will be available in the very near future, free of charge, from www.malighting.de or www.aclighting.com.

Further workshops are planned at several dealers through out the summer. If you would like hold a workshop at your premises contact A.C. Lighting for details.