Creative consultants Bob Bonniol and Colleen Bonniol of Mode Studios head a faculty of top projection professionals for the Live Design Projection Master Classes, to be held in Las Vegas, October 18 to 20, 2006, in conjunction with LDI2006. The classes include two days of sessions that reveal the creative and technical secrets in designing and programming projections for live events, with special emphasis on the convergence of lighting, sets, and projection in theatre and concerts. All attendees will also attend a performance of Cirque du Soleil's production of KA, with projection design by Holger Forterer.

“Holding the Projection Master Classes in conjunction with LDI2006 provides immediate access to the cutting-edge projection technology seen on the LDI show floor,” says David Johnson, editorial director and associate publisher of Live Design. “Corporate sponsors will have the opportunity to network with the attendees during the Classes, then see them at their booth during the show.” Scharff Weisberg and Barco are Platinum Sponsors for the Projection Master Classes.

The cost for the entire Live Design Master Classes package, including dinner and a KA ticket, is $595 before the pre-registration cut-off date of September 15 ($695 after September 15 and on site).

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Wednesday, October 18

6:00pm-midnight: Dinner and performance of Cirque du Soleil's KA

Thursday, October 19

8:00am-8:45am: Registration/Coffee and Bagels

8:45am-9:00am: Introduction

9:00am-10:30am: Projection Case Studies — The Live Design Projection Master Classes kick off with a round-up of innovative projection applications.

11:00am-12:30pm: LED Projection Surfaces — A look at LED projection surfaces from low resolution to high resolution.

2:00pm-3:30pm: Playback Options — From multi-screen controllers to simple MPEG playback, an overview of options for designers looking for the appropriate playback device.

4:00pm-5:30pm: Programming The Converged Show — Inside information on operating multi-media and lighting from the same desk.

Friday, October 20

9:00am-10:30am: Engineering A Video System — John Ackerman and Josh Weisberg of Scharff Wiesberg for a how-to of connecting the dots between your video devices.

11:00am-12:30pm: Creating Original Video Content -Leading designers share their expertise in creating original, dynamic, innovative content.

2:00pm-3:30pm: LED Pixel Mapping — Imagine video screens, LEDs, automated fixtures all playing the same seamless color wave across the stage.

3:45pm-5:00pm: Projectors: Picking the Proper Projector for your Project — An A to Z on projectors, from the smallest venues to the biggest guns for the biggest projects.

5:00pm-6:00pm: Bob's Toy Box — A look at all the fun stuff a designer need to complete the job, from Apple Motion to Particle Illusion, these are the cool tools you want to want to know about.