Annual Conference & Trade Show Ottawa Ontario August 14-16
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FRONT & CENTRE • IATSE – Conference Swag • MDG Fog Generators – Corporate Luncheon • Ultratec Special Effects – CITT Awards Banquet UPSTAGE EVENTS • Mirvish Productions – Saturday Forum Day • Rosco Laboratories Ltd. – Junk Challenge • Whites Digital Sales & Service Inc. – Thursday Professional Development Day DOWNSTAGE EVENTS • A.C. Lighting – Newcomer Meet & Greet Reception • CETEC Group – Trade Show Cash Bar • Christie Lites – Brown Bag Network Luncheon • Technically Yours Inc. – AGM Breakfast • TMB – Trade Show Happy Hour • Trizart Alliance – New Product Showcase Breakfast BACKSTAGE EVENTS • ETC Rigging – Saturday Rigging Session • Ontario Staging Ltd. – Saturday PM Coffee Break • Pathwary Connectivity – Friday & Saturday AM Coffee Breaks STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME 2014 • A.C.T. Lighting Canada Inc. • Ontario Staging Ltd. • Roland Systems Group Canada Rendez-vous PARTNERS • Christie Lites • GerrAudio Distribution • Ottawa Little Theatre • Norris-Whitney Communications • Solotech
SPECIAL THANKS TO • Lynn McGuigan, Tom Pidgeon and Graham Price from the Ottawa Little Theatre • Milton Arnold and Kevin Ryan from theNational Arts Centre • Robin Riddihough, curator and designer of the Ottawa Little Theatre 100th Anniversary Exhibit • Heather Sherman • George Bush, manager at The Lunenburg Pub • Christie Lites • GerrAudio Distribution • Solotech • The dedicated Student Volunteers and Staff • The fantastic Presenters and Panelists • Our wonderful Trade Show Exhibitors • Our amazing Partners and Sponsors Special Exhibit IN Colonel-By Foyer South 100 Years of Set Design at the Ottawa Little Theatre - A photographic exhibit curated and designed by Robin Riddihough
Founded in 1913, the Ottawa Little Theatre (OLT) purchased a converted church in 1928 and developed a tradition of high production values and lovingly executed scenery. After a fire in 1972 , the theatre was completely re-built. With full flying height, workshops and technical staff, OLT quickly gained a reputation for professional level set designs and production standards that continues today. This exhibit showcases some of the wonderful scenography that adorned the OLT stage over the century.
• SFM – Conference Laynards • MDG Fog – Name Badge • RC4 Wireless Dimming – Name Badge
Set for “Ring Around the Moon” by George Palmer, 1952
WELCOME TO ottawa!
Table of Content
CITT BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2013-2014
Conference Sponsors 2 Message from the President 3 Thursday August 14 - Professional Development 4 7 Thursday Schedule Grid Friday August 15 Corporate Day 8 Trade Show Exhibitor List 10 Trade Show Floor Plan 11 Friday Schedule Grid 13 Saturday August 16 Forum Day 14 Saturday Schedule Grid 17 Session schedule at a glance 18 OCC Venue Floor Plan 18 -19 CITT Awards 20 Presenters Bio Notes 22 Venue Locations & City Map Back inside cover
President - Norberts J. Muncs * Vice-President - Gerry van Hezewyk * Treasurer - Thierry P. Fletcher * Secretary - A. Allison Cushing * President-Elect - Michael Harris * Directors at Large: Jacquie Dawson
Don Parman Karl Simmons Elizabeth Wilkie Sarah Zeilstra
CONFERENCE STAFF Monique Corbeil – Conference Coordinator Victor Svenningson – Technical Director Michael Kelly – Registration Desk Staff Tifanni Kenny – Registration Desk Staff Ashley Proulx – Registration Desk Staff
* Members of the Executive Committee
REGIONAL SECTION REPRESENTATIVES Non-voting Board Members
Alberta Section – Kevin Humphrey Atlantic Region – Jim Wilson British Columbia Section – Jim Dobbs Ontario Section – James McKernan Québec Section – Michel Desbiens
CITT NATIONAL COORDINATOR
Antoine Babin – CEC Montmagny QC George Bamforth – University of Ottawa ON Christophe Bolduc – CEC Montmagny QC Laurent Côté Beaudry – CEC Montmagny QC Antoine Collette – Collège Boréal ON Mary Davidson – Sheridan College ON Bradley Dunn – Sheridan College ON Frank Donato – Bishop’s University QC Adam Evenden – Ryerson University ON Alena Groebner – Fanshawe College ON Andrew Palangio – University of Ottawa ON Noémie Plante Nappert – CEC Montmagny QC Jameelah Rahey – University of Ottawa ON Emily Soussana – University of Ottawa ON Laura Wheeler – University of Ottawa ON
CITT/ICTS NATIONAL OFFICE
CONFERENCE PLANNING Collaborators Lynn McGuigan – Ottawa Little Theatre Tom Pidgeon – Ottawa Little Theatre Grahm Price – Ottawa Little Theatre Heather Sherman – CITT Member Cover photo credit : Victor Svenningson
PO Box 85041 345 Laurier Blvd. Mont Saint-Hilaire QC J3H 5W1 Canada Telephone: 613 482-1165 | 1 888-271-3383 Fax: 613 482-1212 [email protected]
Welcome message fromPresident the President CITT Welcome message from the of of CITT
Welcome to Rendez-vous 2014!
Welcome all who have come to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s Capital. The CITT/ICTS has held the annual conference in Ottawa on a number of occasions and we are looking forward not only to the conference events, but also to re-acquaint ourselves with the tremendous amount of cultural, historical, epicurean, sporting and various other offerings the Capital has to offer. The board and I are most grateful to our national coordinator, the board members of the Ontario Section and all of the conference staff for their hard work in putting together this year’s exciting, and engaging series of sessions, workshops, and activities for all participants. We are also very proud that for the first time in our history, we will be hosting our trade show for two days! This has led to some changes in our usual schedule of activities, so please read through the conference schedule. I also ask that you take the time to actively participate in our forums and general sessions. They continue to be an essential aspect of the conference, as your comments, suggestions, observations and proposals are an essential tool for the board and the national office in order to maintain our position in the cultural sector as the voice for the production aspects of the performing arts.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our student volunteers, whose tireless work helps make the conference a reality. Please take a moment to thank them personally and get to know them; they may very well be whom you are looking for to fill a position in your workplace. Thank you also to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, presenters and host venues for participating in the conference. Your support of the CITT/ICTS is essential to our survival and growth. Most importantly, thank you each and every member for coming to the conference and making it a great event! Have a great conference! Norberts J. Muncs President CITT/ICTS 5
thrusday AUGUST 14 | Professional development day THURSDAY AUGUST 14
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY sponsored by Whites Digital Sales & Service Inc.
Full Day workshops
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. REGISTRATION OCC Level 1
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. OFF-SITE ACTIVITIES A 3-Hour Exclusive Backstage Tour of the National Arts Centre With Milton Arnold and Kevin Ryan – This will be an intensive walking tour of the National Arts Centre’s technical facilities restricted to a maximum of fifteen participants. Visiting the four performance halls and support spaces this is an opportunity to examine our backstage areas and the systems that we use. Please wear comfortable shoes, all participants must be able to walk long distances, be comfortable climbing up to and standing on the grid and willing to crawl under duct work and steel beams. Caucus: All Level: Intermediate Type: Backstage Tour - Please note that there will be 2 distinct groups: one in the morning AT 9:00 a.m. and and one in the afternoon at 2:00 p.m. ETC Layers of Light Session Ottawa Little Theatre 400 King Edward Ave. This session is one hour long and will be repeated throughout the day during the following hours: 9:30 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. | 2:00 p.m | 3:30 p.m. With Tom Littrel – Layers of Light is a presentation of ETC’s approach to LEDs specifically as a tool for stage and studio lighting. It contrasts LEDs with traditional tungsten-halogen sources for lighting skin tones, costumes, and scenic elements. ETC’s sevencolor LED arrays are compared with more common RGB arrays. The latest white-light LEDs and colorvariable white light LED arrays are demonstrated. As well, dimming and other control aspects of LEDs specifically relating to stage lighting are discussed. Caucus: Lighting Level: Introduction Type: Session
• Hippotizer: A look inside North America’s Favorite Media Servers with Geoffrey Platt – An overview of the Hippotizer product line and features, system setup, basic controls, managing media, screen warping, edge-blending, live projection masking and basic timeline programming. Will also review the latest developments in 3D Projection and Video Mapping. See how Hippotizer media servers are changing the way we think about and control 3D projection environments with components like RegionMapper, PixelMapper, VideoMapper, and UberPan. Caucus: Video Level: For All Type: Hands-on Training Room 104 • QLab 3 Training with Gavin Fearon – The training is an introduction to QLab 3 for technicians, designers, and artists. Delegates will learn how to build a show in QLab for purposes of audio and video playback, exploring basic and advanced functions available for those cue types, as well as an introduction to show control methods supported by the software. Best practices for Mac OS X setup will be addressed briefly. Upon completion of the session, delegates will have a familiarity with QLab 3, which will allow them to build new shows, edit those already built, and troubleshoot the problems commonly encountered along the way. Caucuses: Show Control Sound, Video Level: Introduction * Delegates are required to bring their own MacBook running OS version 10.9 (OS X Mavericks) with the most recent version of QLab 3 installed (available at figure53. com/qlab/download/) Delegates will receive a 1-day license free of charge to unlock additional functionality for purposes of the training. Type: Hands-On Training Room 103
• System Design Principles with Meyer Sound’s instructor Steve Bush – This seminar provides an overview of the essential principles involved in the design and measurement of complex sound reinforcement systems. Participants receive a basic grounding in the key parameters of audio measurement (phase response, impulse response) and how they relate to filters and phase alignment. A comprehensive summary of array configuration principles is integrated with a discussion of acoustical prediction. The seminar also introduces line array theory, outlining how different line array solutions apply in specific applications. System optimization approaches are covered in conjunction with an overview of measurement techniques. Caucus: Sound Level: Introduction Type: Hands-on Training Room 102
thrusday AUGUST 14 | Professional development day 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MORNING half-day workshops • DiGiCo SD-Series Hands On Mixing Workshop with Geoff Maurice – Join GerrAudio for a 3-hour HandsOn, Advanced Series Training Session on the DiGiCo SD9 and SD11. Spend time learning about more indepth features like Advanced Routing, FX, Dynamic EQ, Macro’s, Snapshots and Optical Interconnection and Networking. Participants will get hands-on experience with multiple SD9 and SD11 consoles and specialists will be on-hand to assist. After the session is completed, MultiTrack Audio and Headsets will be provided so users will get an opportunity to try their hand at mixing.This session is geared to those with some mixing experience however new users are welcome. Caucus: Sound Level: For all Type: Hands-on Training Room 105 • S.M. Arts Workshop Scheduling & Planning with Janelle Rainville – A discussion and practical application of how production elements affect day-to-day and week-to-week scheduling and planning from Prep Week through Opening. What are the myriad of considerations to prioritize when devising a rehearsal schedule and a production schedule? Caucus:Stage Management Level: Introduction Type: Workshop Room 106
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break Colonel-By Foyer South - OCC Level 1
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. BROWN BAG NETWORK LUNCHEON sponsored by Christie Lites Sales Salon 205 - OCC Level 2
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AFTERNOON HALF-Day workshops • P.M. Arts Workshop Managing People with Peter Fleming – An introductory session examining the importance of recognizing your staff ’s working styles and habits (and your own), and how you can maximize their effectiveness within your company’s culture. Emphasis will be placed on the qualities desirable in a supportive manager. Caucus: Production Management Level: Introduction Type: Workshop Room 106
• Live Instrument and Actor Microphone Techniques with Geoff Maurice – Join GerrAudio for a 2-hour session on Microphone Techniques for Live Sound and Theatre Sound. We will explore different ways to Mic Live Instruments and Actors using DPA’s wide variety of performance microphones. Live artists will be on-site to perform and show the audience the results using these different techniques. Join us to see how you can optimize your theatre sound.This session will be very interactive and invites the audience to take part and make suggestions. Participants will be able to stick around afterwards and experiment for them selves. Caucus: Sound Level: Introduction Type: Hands-on Training Room 105
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Coffee Break Colonel-By Foyer South - OCC Level 1
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Free Time
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Backstage tour at the OLT Follow the OLT staff for a historical backstage tour of Ottawa oldest community theatre. THURSDAY AUGUST 14
Starting at 6:30 p.m. NEWCOMER MEET & GREET RECEPTION sponsored by A.C. Lighting Join us in a relaxing atmosphere to meet with CITT board members and welcome newcomers and familiar faces, Ottawa Little Theatre - 400 King Edward Ave THURSDAY AUGUST 14
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. JUNK CHALLENGE sponsored by ROSCO
At the Ottawa Little Theatre 15 King St. Ottawa Little Theatre - 400 King Edward Ave
thrusday AUGUST 14 | Professional development day
Thursday AUGUST 14 | PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
THURSDAY August 14 Professional Development Day sponsored by Whites Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) Morning Start Colonel By Foyer South - OCC Level 1
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ROOM
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
System Design Principles with
QLab 3 Training
Hippotizer: A look inside “North America’s Favorite Media Servers"
DiGiCo SDSeries Hands On Mixing Workshop
S.M. ART Workshop: Scheduling & Planning
Layer of Light ETC Session 2
Live Instrument and Actor Microphone Techniques
P.M. ART Managing People
Layer of Light ETC Session 3
In-Depth Backstage Tour NAC Group 2
Layer of Light ETC Session 4
Coffee break Colonel-By Foyer South - OCC Level 1
3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In-Depth Backstage Tour NAC Group 1
Brown Bag Network Luncheon sponsored by Christie Lites Salon 205 - OCC Level 2
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Layer of Light ETC Session 1
Coffee break Colonel-By Foyer South - OCC Level 1
10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ottawa Little Natonal Arts Theatre Centre
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Free Time for Delegates CITT Board Meeting
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet Reception sponsored by A.C. Lighting Ottawa Little Theatre 400 King Edward Ave
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Junk Challenge sponsored by Rosco Laboratories Ottawa Little Theatre 400 King Edward Ave
FRIDAY AUGUST 15 | corporate day Friday August 15 Corporate Day 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. REGISTRATION OCC 1st Level
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE BREAKFAST sponsored by Trizart Alliance
Room 205 - OCC Level 2
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. BACKSTAGE TOUR AND VARIOUS IN-DEPTH SESSIONS • OFF SITE: National Arts Centre Backstage Venue Tour Group A – This is a backstage tour of the National Arts Centre’s technical facilities for a maximum of thirty participants. Visiting the four performance halls and their support spaces we will examine the systems in place as well as the history of the Centre. Caucuses: For all Level: For all Type: Backstage Tour Please convene at the OCC Registration Desk for 9:30 departure a.m. • Counterweight Rigging: A History and Anatomy with Rick Boychuk – History: A look at the origins of counterweight rigging. It does not have a precedent in the naval rigging tradition that we all acknowledge as a foundation of stage rigging. From where did it come? Anatomy: In Canada, we have theatres dating back to the early 20th century. We have counterweight rigging systems dating back to the 1950’s. Caucus: Rigging Level: For all Type: Session Room 105 • How to Make Sustainability Matter to Your Organization with Randy Sa’d – Built on the real and unique experiences of Harbourfront Centre, the Refocus Educational Program is designed to steward organizations through the process of developing a transformational sustainability program. It teaches how a transformational approach to addressing sustainability can actually enhance organizational performance and establish sustainability as a key priority rather than the costly burden associated with doing the ‘right’ thing. This session will provide participants with a solid overview of the full-day Refocus training workshop. Caucuses: Management, Sustainability Level: Intermediate Type: Workshop Room 103
• Peavey’s MediaMatrix: most scalable, flexible and specified digital distributed audio system with Natalie Scalise and Dave Nicholas (Infomercial) – AV designers, consultants, contractors and end users will be able to learn the best practices for designing, deploying and implementing MediaMatrix audio distribution, processing and control systems. The presentation will give an overview of multiple facets of MediaMatrix technology and of the wide range of products, their applications, and how to incorporate them into a working design. Caucus: Sound Level: Introduction Type: Infomercial Room Salon 205 * please note that this session will start at 10:00 a.m. • Using Special Effects & Firearms On Stage: Rules, Regulations & Best Practices with Mark Fine – We will talk about the use of pyrotechnics, flame and fire, firearms and other special effects on stage. We’ll review the rules, regulations and legislation involved with the use of these effects, training, licenses and permits required, storage, and safety. Participants will leave with a better idea of what they can do on their stage and how to go about it. Questions will be encouraged. Caucuses: On Deck, Props, Special Effects & Firearms Level: For all Type: Session Room 102 • What rights are we talking about? SOCAN explained with Yanik Hardy – Almost everything you need to know about rights and copyright! This session is an introduction to SOCAN: the members (songwriters), the licensees (music users) and the various tariffs that are applicable when music is performed in public. You will also hear about other copyright collectives (Re:Sound, CMRRA, etc.) and the rights they administer. The goal of the session is to gain a better understanding of SOCAN and copyright. Caucuses: Design, Management Level: For all Type: Session Room 104
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break sponsored by Pathway Connectivity Colonel-By Foyer South - OCC Level 1
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CORPORATE LUNCHEON sponsored by MDG Fog Generators
Parliment Foyer 1 - OCC 3rd Level
1st service starts at 12:00 p.m. for exhibitors 2nd service starts at 12:30 p.m. for conference delegates
FRIDAY AUGUST 15 | corporate day 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CITT 24th TRADE SHOW Cash bar sponsored by CETEC Group
Canada Hall 1 - OCC 3rd Level Visit the exhibitors to discover new products and services. Over 40 vendors in audio, lighting, staging, video, etc. view list and floor plan on pages 10 & 11. And don’t forget to collect your bingo cards for the evening’s Pirate Swag Bingo! Ahoy!
3:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. BACKSTAGE TOUR AND VARIOUS IN-DEPTH SESSIONS • OFF-SITE: National Arts Centre Backstage Venue Tour Groupe B – See 9:30 a.m. • Emergency funding for entertainement professionals facing crisis situations moderator Bill Sapsis of Behind the Scenes and Rebecca Russell of The Actors’ Fund of Canada with Laurie Champagne, Alix Sideris and Sarah Waghorn – Working in entertainment can be a challenge on the best of days, so what happens when something goes wrong?The Actors’ Fund of Canada and the North American charity Behind the Scenes provide emergency financial aid to assist entertainment industry professionals facing injury, illness or other personal hardships.The session will include an engaging presentation about the safety net that these charities provide for the entertainment industry and the real life stories of people that have been assisted. Caucuses: Education; Health & Safety; Career path Level: For all Type: Panel Discussion Room: 103 * Please note this session will be video recorded for The Actors’ Fund of Canada own records and also to potentially use clips of for awareness purposes.
• LEDs: What Is Behind The Numbers with JeanFrançois Canuel – An overview of what you need to know when you select LED fixtures. Caucus:: Lighting Level: Intermediate Type: Session Room 105 • Ottawa Little Theatre: The 1st 100 Years with Margaret Coderre-Williams – Using a series of power point slides, the presentation will reflect on the many facets of Ottawa Little Theatre including its importance as the first home of the Dominion Drama Festival; its annual National One-Play Competition; a review of the set designs over the years; its Learning @OLT mandate; and many other aspects of what is arguably one of the longest lasting amateur theatre companies in North America. Caucus:Theatre History Level: For all Type: Session Room 104
• StageFly - Demonstration of a new Accessibility App for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Audience with Bill Zeilstra – StageFly, a new application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, was created specifically for the Milton Centre for the Arts to provide an accessible live entertainment experience to the hearing impaired community. This will be a demonstration and discussion about the app and how we’re attempting to connect with a very underserviced group of people. Note: Attendees may want to have the StageFly app downloaded to their iOS device prior to the discussion. StageFly is free to download from the Apple App Store. Caucuses: Front of House, Human Resources Level: For all Type: Session Room Salon 205 • You’re Not the Boss of Me! How Can Venues and Tours Work Together Safely? Moderator Janet Sellery with Chris Prideaux, Jim Steele, Kevin Tanner, J– Many venues are challenged with implementing health and safety because their theatres are used by a wide variety of client, student, community and corporate events. The session will begin with a short presentation about some of the challenges including legislative differences and personal protective equipment, followed by a panel discussion/Q&A with people who work in roadhouses as well as people who tour into those venues. Caucus: Health & Safety Level: For all Type: Panel Discussion Room 102
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. TRADE SHOW HAPPY HOUR sponsored by TMB
Canada Hall 1 - OCC 3rd Level
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. PIRATE SWAG BINGO at The Lunenburg Pub 14 Waller St. Byward Market Ahoy Mates! Collect your cards at the Trade Show booths, join us at The Lunenburg Pub and let’s play Pirate Swag Bingo! You’ll be swagged before you know it! There will be donated items that will be auctioned off during The Buccaneer Live Auction Arrr!!
LIST OF TRADE SHOW EXHIBITORS • A.C. LIGHTING (CANADA)Toronto ON #320
• Scapin Staging Montréal QC #510
• A.C.T. LIGHTING Mississauga ON #355
• SFM Dorval QC #330
• AirMagic SFX Toronto ON #535
• SHOW DISTRIBUTION Québec QC # 510
• CHRISTIE LITES Toronto ON #500
• SHOW SAGE Brighton MI USA #Table 5
• CONTACT DISTRIBUTION Scarborough ON #220
• SOLOTECH Montréal QC #100
• d&b AUTOTECHNIK Québec QC #520
• STAGING CONCEPTS Minneapolis MN USA #500
• ELECTRONIC THEATRE CONTROLS (ETC) Middleton WI USA #555
• TechHni+Contact Pointe-Claire QC #515 • Technically YouR Inc. (TYI) Toronto ON #550
• ERIKSON AUDIO Baie D’Urfé QC #620 • THEATRIXX TECHNOLOGIES Montréal QC #125 • GE LIGHTING New York NY USA #500 • TMB San Fernando CA USA #630 • GERRAUDIO DISTRIBUTION Brockville ON #310 • Trizart Alliance Montréal QC #450 • Green Stage Machinery Mississauga ON #645 • Ultratec Special Effects London ON #540 • HHB Communications Canada Toronto ON #120
• Westbury National / Avolites Toronto ON #Table 4
• Joel Theatrical Rigging Mississauga ON #525 • LEX PRODUCTS Shelton CT USA #115
• Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Inc. Buena Park CA USA #340
• MDG FOG GENERATORS Montréal QC #300
• ZFX Flying Louisville KY USA # Table 6
• Multi Caisses Québec QC #230
• Niscon Mississauga ON #615
• Behind the Scenes NewYork NY USA # Table 8
• Norris-Whitney Communications St. Catharines ON #130
• CEC Montmagny Montmagny QC # Table 9
• On-Site Service Group Burlington ON #545 • ONTARIO STAGING LTD. Scarborough ON #350 • PATHWAY CONNECTIVITY Calgary AB #215 • ROLAND SYSTEMS GROUP CANADA Mississauga ON #530 • ROSCO LABORATORIES LTD. Markham ON #440 • SC Media Canada Lachine QC #325 • Scenework Guelph ON #220
• Entertainment Electrical SafetY Committee of Ontario (EESCO) Toronto ON # Table 3 • The Actors’ Fund of Canada Toronto ON # Table 7 INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS • Evan-Par Productions Coquitlam BC #Table 1 • Sellery Health and Safety Stratford ON #Table 2
TRADE SHOW FLOOR PLAN
CITT 24TH TRADE SHOW Ottawa Convention Centre Canada Hall 1 – Level 3 August 15 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. August16 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bar & Lounge Area
Electronic Theatre Controls ETC 555
CITT Network Lounge
Ontario Staging 350
Trizart Alliance 450
Yamaha Canada 340
West bury T4
Show Sage T5
NorrisWhitney Comm .
HHB Com 120
Lex Products 115
Air Magic 535 Roland Systems 530
SC Media 325
Joel Theatrical Rigging
A.C. Lighting 320
d&b audio 520
Erikson Audio 620
GerrAudio Distribution 310
Techni+ Contact 515
MDG Fog Generators 300
Scapin Staging Show Distribution 510
Ultratec Special Effects 540
Scene Work 220
Pathway Connect. 215
On-Site Service Group
Rosco Lab. 440
Multi Caisses 230
Theatrixx Technologies 125
Evan Par T1
Christie Lites GE Lighting Staging Concepts 500 Rosco 440
FRIDAY AUGUST 15 | corporate day
Friday’s Corporate Luncheon is graciously sponsored by
FRIDAY AUGUST 15 | corporate day
FRIDAY August 15 Corporate Day Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) Product Showcase Breakfast Salon 205 OCC Level 2
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
CANADA HALL 1 Level 3
9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
National Arts Centre
Using Special Effects & Firearms On Stage: Rules, Regulations & Best Practices (session starts at 10h00 a.m.)
How to Make Sustainability Matter to Your Organization
Counterweight Rigging: A History and Anatomy
What rights are we talking about? SOCAN explained
Peavey's MediaMatrix: most scalable, flexible and specified digital distributed audio system (Informercial starts at 10h00 a.m.)
Backstage Tour NAC
Coffee break sponsored by Pathway Connectivity Colonel-By Foyer South - OCC Level 1
10:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Corporate Luncheon sponsored by MDG Parliament 1 Foyer - OCC Level 3
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
CITT Trade Show
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
with cash bar service sponsored by Groupe CETEC Group dedication time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Trade Show 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
You're Not the Boss of Me! How Can Venues and Tours Work Together Safely?
Emergency funding for entertainment professionals facing crisis situations
LEDs: What is behind the numbers
StageFly: Demonstration of a History of Ottawa new Accessibility Little Theatre App for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Audience
Backstage Tour NAC
Trade Show Happy Hour 5 @ 6 sponsored by TMB Canada Hall 1 - OCC Level 3
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Pirate Swag Bingo The Lunenburg Pub 14 Waller St.
CITT invites you to join us next March in Montréal and next August in Vancouver CITT EXPO-SCÈNE 2015
CITT RENDEZ-VOUS 2015
Montréal QC March 26-27 2015
Vancouver BC August 20-22 2015
Palais des congrès de Montréal
Vancouver Convention Centre
Details coming this fall at www.citt.org 15
SATURDAY AUGUST 16 | Forum DAY SATURDAY AUGUST 16
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
CITT 24th TRADE SHOW Canada Hall 1 - OCC Level 3
sponsored by Mirvish Productions
Dedicated time reserved 12.00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION OCC Level 1
sponsored by Pathway Connectivity Colonel-By Foyer South - OCC Level 1
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
CITT AGM Breakfast Room 205 - OCC Level 2 sponsored by Technically Yours Inc.
facilitated by the CITT Board members
Join us in the presentation of CITT’s annual reports by the Board of Directors, the National Coordinator and the Regional Section Representatives. CITT 2014 AGM AGENDA Welcome Opening Remarks 1. Approval of the Agenda 2. Approval of the 2013 AGM Minutes 3. President’s Report 4. Treasurer’s Report 5. National Office Report 6. Regional Section Reports 7. 2014-15 Board Election Results 8. Questions from the Members 9. Adjournment
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. REGIONAL SECTION MEETINGS This is a great opportunity to meet with the Section’s board members and fellow colleagues from your region to discuss topics pertaining to your Section. Alberta with the Northern Territories - Room 104 BC with Yukon - Room: 103 Ontario - Room 102 CQICTS Québec with the Altantic & Prairie Regions - Room: 105
10:30 a.m. - 10:45a.m.
CITT Caucuses Mixer CITT wants to know! A real talk on what your (and your staff, if applicable) skill developement and training needs are for the future so that CITT can plan ahead and provide better professional development opportunities to the membership. Room Salon 205 - OCC Level 2
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. TRADE SHOW LUNCH BOX Canada Hall 1 - OCC Level 3
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CONFERENCE SESSIONS • Audio/video playback using SFX and SCS with Jim Smagata – To introduce and compare two Windows based audio cueing/playback programs using demo versions of each program. Learn tips and tricks that may help streamline your production. How SFX and SCS can be used to play video and external devices. Caucuses: Sound Level: Introduction * For handson experimentation, each participant should bring a windows laptop with charged battery. Demo versions of each software will be available for installing. Headphones may be necessary. These are not essential, however. Type: Hands-on Training Room 103
• Exploiting Economics 101 with Al Cushing and Peter Roberts – Fear and Loathing in the budget meeting you might find it helpful to know about this stuff from the other side of the fence, before it happens to you. Caucus: Management Level: For all Type: Session: this session is 3 hours Room104 • Projection and the Future of Theatre Design in Canada Moderators: Michael Kruse and Scott Spidell with panelists Ben Chiasson and Beth Kates – Projection has been an aspect of theatre well before the advent of the motion picture, but with
SATURDAY AUGUST 16 | Forum DAY high quality projection and video equipment more readily accessible, even to the smallest budget, and the frenetic visual vocabulary shared by the current «YouTube» generation, what demands will our audience and artists make on designers in the future? From Linnebach’s to LEDs, we will discuss the challenges all designers face when trying to integrate projected and moving images with an actor and a story, and what the impact will be of this technology on the future of theatre design in Canada. Caucus: Design Level: For all Type: Panel Discussion: this session is 3 hours Room 102 * Please note this session will be recorded for the new Canadian design podcast The Title Block.
• Stage Fire safety with Brad Davies – Fire safety on stages is a big issue. On theatre stages, the presence of hot lights, props and electrical sparks significantly increases the risk of fire. Provide practical knowledge required for theatre managers to understand fire safety risk associated with stages. here is a large amount of confusion in the industry regarding the textile portion of the fire code. As a result, theatres are spending large amounts of money replacing drapes unnecessarily. This educational session has been delivered and well received previously by audiences of school board safety officials as well fire prevention officers across Ontario. Caucus: Health & Safety Level: Intermediate Type: Session Room 105 • The Future of Stage Rigging: Counterweight Rigging vs Automated Rigging sponsored by ETC Moderator: Norberts Muncs Panelists: Rick Boychuk, Joe Jeremy, Melynda Jurgenson, Ted Paget, Milton Arnold and John Mayberry – A spirited, but light-hearted debate that will explore the issues confronting the industry as it looks toward retooling in the world of automated everything. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. The goal is to allow those attending to walk away with a grounding in the issues. Caucuses: H&S, Management, Rigging Level: For all Type: Panel Discussion Room Salon 205
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Coffee Break Colonel-By Foyer South - OCC Level 1 sponsored by Ontario Staging Ltd.
• Projection and the Future of Theatre Design in Canada cont’d from 2:00 p.m • ETCP: Why Should a Rigger be Certified? with Stu Cox and Bill Sapsis - Come and learn what you should know about the Enter tainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) for Arena and Theatre Riggers. Caucuses: Rigging Level: For all Type: Panel Discussion Room: 103 • Hazards in the use of Multimeters & New ANSI Standard How will it affect you? with Art Wanuch - This is a 2-part session presented by the Entertainment Electrical Safety Committee of Ontario (EESCO) Part 1: A new Canadian ANSI Standard:The Selection, Installation, and Use of Single Conductor Portable Power Feeder in the Television, Film, Live Performance and Event Industries in Canada. How will this new standard affect you? Part 2: Hazards in the use of Multimeters: There are a startling number of work related electrocutions each year in Ontario and many more electrical related injuries; some of these involve the use of multimeters. Know the risks, know the solutions. Caucuses: Education; Health & Safety Level: For All Type: Session Room 105
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Free Time
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. COCKTAIL RECEPTION sponsored by A.C. Lighting Colonel-By Foyer North - OCC Level 1 Cash bar service is available during the evening cash and credit cards only will be accepted.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. CITT AWARDS BANQUET sponsored by Ultratex Special Effects
at the Parliment Foyer 1- OCC Level 3
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CONFERENCE SESSIONS • Exploiting Economics 101 cont’d from 2:00 p.m.
SATURDAY AUGUST 16 | Forum DAY
SATURDAY AUGUST 16 | Forum DAY SATURDAY August 16 Forum Day sponsored by Mirvish Productions Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) CITT AGM Breakfast sponsored by Technically Your Inc. (TYI) Salon 205 - OCC Level 2
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
CANADA HALL 1 Level 3
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Ontario Section Meeting
BC Section Meeting with Yukon
CITT Trade Show
Alberta Section CQICTS Québec Section Meeting Meeting with Atlantic & with Northwest Prairies Regions Territories
Coffee break sponsored by Pathway Connectivity Colonel-By Foyer South - OCC Level 1
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Caucuses Mixer Salon 205 - OCC Level 2
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Trade Show Lunch Box Canada Hall 1 - OCC Level 3
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Projection and Audio/video The Future of playback using Stage Design SFX and SCS in Canada
The Future of Stage Rigging: Counterweight Exploring Stage Fire Safety Rigging vs Economic 101 Automated Rigging
Coffee break sponsored by Ontario Staging Ltd. Colonel-By Foyer South - OCC Level 1
3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ETCP What should Riggings be Certified?
Hazards in the use of Multimeters & New ANSI Standard How will it affect you?
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
CITT Awards Banquet Cocktail sponsored by A.C. Lighting Colonel-By foyer North Level 1
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
CITT Awards Banquet sponsored by Ultratec Special Effects Parliament Foyer 1 - OCC Level 3
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OTTAWA CONVENTION CENTRE FLOOR PLAN | 1ST LEVEL
Confederation Ramp - Rampe de Confédération
OLT Exhibit CITT Registration Desk Piggott Boardroom Salle de Conference Piggott
Jim Durrell Boardroom
Loading Dock Zone de chargement
Salle de conférence Jim Durrell
CONFERENCE SESSION SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
Downey, Holzman and Piggot boardrooms are for internal use only. Les salles de conférence Pigott, Holzman et Downey sont pour l’usage interne seulement.
THURSDAY August 14 | OFF SITE
FRIDAY August 15 | 3:45 p.m. at OCC
3-Hour Exclusive Backstage Tour of the National Arts Centre Group 1 AM at 9:00 a.m. & Groupe 2 PM at 2:00 p.m.
Emergency funding for entertainment professionals facing crisis situations Room 103 LEDs: what is behind the numbers Room 105 Ottawa Little Theatre: The 1st 100 years Room 104 StageFly : Demonstration of a new Accessibility App for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Audience Salon 205 You’re Not the Boss of Me! How Can Venues and Tours Work Together Safely? Room 102
ETC Layer of Lights at OLT 9:30 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. | 2:00 p.m. | 3:30 p.m.
THURSDAY August 14 | 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. at OCC Hippotizer: A look inside North America’s Favorite Media Servers Room 104 QLab 3 Training Room 103 System Design Principles with Meyer Sound Room 102
THURSDAY August 14 | 9:00 a.m. at OCC DiGiCo SD-Series Hands On Mixing Room 105 S.M. Arts Workshops: Scheduling & Planning Room 106
THURSDAY August 14 | 2:00 p.m. at OCC Live Instrument and Actor Microphone Techniques Room 105 P.M. Arts Workshop: Managing People Room 106
FRIDAY August 15 | 2:00 p.m. at OCC Counterweight Rigging: A History and Anatomy Room 105 How to Make Sustainability Matter toYour Organization Room 103 Peavey’s MediaMatrix: most scalable, flexible and specified digital distributed audio system Infomercial) Salon 205 Using Special Effects & Firearms On Stage: Rules, Regulations & Best Practices Room 102 What rights are we talking about? SOCAN explained Room 104
SATURDAY August 16 | Morning at OCC CITT AGM Breakfast Salon 205 CITT Regional Section Meeting Rooms 102 to 105 CITT Caucuses Mixer Salon 205 SATURDAY August 16 | 2:00 p.m. Audio/video playback using SFX and SCS Room 103 Exploiting Economics 101 Room 104 Projection and the Future of Theatre Design in Canada Room 102 Stage Fire safety Room 105 The Future of Stage Rigging: Counterweight Rigging vs Automated Rigging Salon 205
SATURDAY August 16 | 3:45 p.m. at OCC ETCP: Why Should a Rigger be certified? Room 103 Hazards in the use of Multimeters & New ANSI Standard How will it affect you? Room 105 Exploiting Economics 101 cont’d from 2:00 p.m. Projection and the Future of Theatre Design in Canada cont’d from 2:00 p.m.
OTTAWA CONVENTION CENTRE FLOOR PLAN | 2ND & 3RD LEVELS
Confederation Ramp - Rampe de Confédération
Coat Room Vestiaire
Business Centre Centre d`affaires
< Entrance Breakfast & Luncheon
Corporate Luncheon & Awards Banquet
Entrance CITT TRADE SHOW
CITT/ICTS EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
DIETER PENZHORN MEMORIAL AWARD Awarded to an Individual who has provided significant and sustained service to the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology/Institut canadien des technologies scénographiques, while playing an active role in the development of the greater Canadian cultural community. Previous recipients of this award are: 1998 Ken Hewitt 1999 Ian Pratt 2000 Paul Court 2001 Robert Eberle 2002 Howard Van Schaick 2003 A. Allison Cushing 2004 Ron Morissette 2005 Victor Svenningson 2006 Robert Vernon 2007 Tim Clinton 2008 Graham Frampton 2009 Heather Kent & Wulf 2010 Bob Johnston 2011 Eric Mongerson 2012 Adam Mitchell 2013 James McKernan
THE RON EPP MEMORIAL AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT Awarded to an individual, in recognition of longstanding career achievement in a technical or related discipline within the Canadian live performance industry. Previous recipients of this award are:
1998 Barney Sorosc 1999 Gary Clarke 2000 Norman Young 2001 Susan Benson 2002 Bruce McMullan 2003 Harry Frehner 2004 Richard Stoker 2005 Jaque Paquin 2006 Robert Hamilton 2007 Jacques Tanguay 2008 Michael J. Whitfield 2009 Tom McCarthy 2010 Tony Physentzou 2011 Ron Morissette 2012 Janet Sellery 2013 Bill Heron
Awarded to an individual, in recognition of longstanding career achievement as an educator. This individual engages in the teaching of a technical or related discipline, while preparing students for work within the Canadian live performance industry. Previous recipients of this award are:
1998 Bill West 1999 Freddie Grimwood 2000 Gabe Prendergast 2001 Michael Eagan 2002 Mr. Sandy Black 2003 François Barbeau 2004 John Mayberry 2005 William Pinnell 2006 Norberts J. Muncs 2007 not attributed 2008 Bill Chesney 2009 Tedfred Myers 2010 Alan Welch 2011 Drew Young 2012 Peter McKinnon 2013 Robert Eberle
CITT/ICTS SUPPLIER (CORPORATE) ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Awarded to an individual or corporate entity who have shown sustained commitment to providing excellent service or product(s) or both to the Canadian cultural industries community. Previous recipients of this award are:
1998 Osram Sylvania 1999 Westsun 2000 Jack A. Frost 2001 William F. White 2002 GALA Inc. (Paco Corp.) 2003 Pathway Connectivity 2004 Show Distribution 2005 Engineering Harmonics 2006 GerrAudio Distribution 2007 Teri Young (PAXAR Technologies) 2008 SE Design & Fabrication 2009 MDG Fog Generators 2010 Sennheiser Canada 2011 Christie Lites 2012 Denis Lefrançois, founder of Solotech 2013 Thern Staging Equipment
THE HONORARY MEMBERSHIP AWARD Awarded to an individual and/or organisation not actively involved in the technical disciplines of the Canadian live performance industry, but who by virtue of their position has contributed significantly to the development of technical disciplines within Canada. This contribution can be seen through the recipient’s decision-making, influence, and philosophy within the community or by showing themselves to be a longstanding friend of the Institute. Previous recipients of this award are:
1998 Norma Lock 1999 Rae Ackerman 2000 Paul Shaw 2001 Chuck Childs 2002 USITT 2003 Monona Rossol 2004 Jane Gardner 2005 Eric Fielding 2006 SHAPE (now Actsafe) 2007 Cultural Human Resource Council (CHRC) and Conseil québécois des ressources humaines en culture (CQRHC) 2008 ESTA (now PLASA) 2009 Miriam Newhouse 2010 Francis Reid 2011 BC Touring Council 2012 Theatre Alberta 2013 Behind the Scenes
CITT/ICTS AWARD OF TECHNICAL MERIT Awarded to a production company or Theatre, or a combination thereof, for outstanding achievement in the use of theatre technology on a specific project or production. Previous recipients of this award are:
1998 National Ballet of Canada 1999 Cirque du Soleil / Scéno Plus 2000 Decidedly Jazz DanceWorks 2001 not attributed 2002 Cheval Théâtre 2003 Robert Lepage and Ex Machina for Zulu Time 2004 Le Carrousel, compagnie de théâtre and Productions Yves Nicol for the production Petit Pierre 2005 Théâtre du Nouveau Monde and 4D art for La Tempête de Shakespeare 2006 Lord Of The Rings 2007 SKYDIVE (produced by RealWheels) 2008 Ronnie Burkett -Theatre of Marionettes 2009 The Image Mill 2010 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo 2011 Ben Chaisson & Beth Kates for The ToyBox 2012 Ghost River Theatre’s Highest Step 2013 Cavalia Odysseo
CITT AWARDS PROCEDURES CITT is proud to recognise individuals and companies that excel in their field of live performance in Canada. The CITT Awards are designed to honour individuals and companies from a wide spectrum of the Canadian live performance industry. The nomination of candidates for CITT Awards is driven directly by the membership. This is your chance to recognise a company, the work of a mentor, a colleague or someone whose work you admire. The final selection is made by the Awards Committee made up of the Section Representatives, the Vice-President and either the Past President or President-Elect. The awards are handed out at the award banquet held during the CITT annual conference. To nominate your candidate, please submit a letter with the following information: - The Candidates name. - The Award for which they are nominated. - The names of two Nominators, both must be members in good standing of CITT. - A short text from the nominators stating their support for the nomination. - A list of the accomplishments of the individual or the company stating why you believe they are worthy of being honoured by CITT. - The letter must be co-signed by both nominators. If you presented a nomination in a previous year, you may continue to support this nomination by sending a letter to the Awards Committee expressing your continued support. The deadline for nominations to be received at the CITT office is March 31st of every year.
PRESENTER’S BIO NOTES
Milton Arnold – The Future of Stage Rigging: Counterweight Rigging vs Automated Rigging (Saturday Aug. 16 2:00 p.m.) See below. Milton Arnold & Kevin Ryan – National Art Centre Backstage Tour Guides (Thursday Aug. 14 & Friday Aug. 15) Both long term employees of the National Arts Centre, Kevin Ryan is the Technical Director for Festivals and Milton Arnold is the Technical Manager, Production Services. Like belonging to the Mob they took us in young and have refused to release their grasp upon our bodies and minds giving us arcane knowledge of the National Arts Centre’s facilities, history and mission. Rick Boychuk – Counterweight Rigging: A History and Anatomy (Friday Aug. 15 9:30) & The Future of Stage Rigging: Counterweight Rigging vs Automated Rigging (Saturday Aug. 16 2:00 p.m.) Rick first worked on counterweight rigging systems in 1975 at the (then) Centennial Auditorium in Saskatoon. When he asked what something was he was told to «shut up and load those bricks». In the intervening years he has had opportunity to visit theatres across North America, South America and Taiwan. Ben Chiasson – Projection and the Future of Theatre Design in Canada (Saturday Aug. 16 2:00 p.m.)
Margaret Coderre-Williams – Ottawa Little Theatre: the 1st 100 years (Friday Aug. 15 3:30 p.m.) Margaret CoderreWilliams is a full-time professor and resident designer with the Department of Theatre at the University of Ottawa. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Ottawa Little Theatre for the past 4 years, Margaret undertook responsibility for organizing a series of exhibits reflecting on the 1st 100 years of Ottawa Little Theatre. Stu Cox – ETCP: Why Should a Rigger be certified? (Saturday Aug. 16 3:45 p.m.) Stu Cox has traveled the planet as a ZFX Flying Director, rigging and choreographing performer flying effects, aerialists, and scores of flying monkeys, ghosts, angels, and Peter Pans. He has worked with Wicked, the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Green Day’s American Idiot, and Toronto’s Nuit Blanche Festival. ETCP Theatre/Arena Rigger, ETCP Recognized Trainer based in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Brad Davies – Stage Fire Safety (Saturday Aug. 16 2:00 p.m.) Brad Davies, lives in Burlington with his wife and 4 kids. With previous success growing Cancable Inc., a services company, from $0 to $25 million, in 2008, Brad purchased On-Site Drapery Cleaners from its founder who was retiring. On-
Site Drapery Cleaners, founded in 1978, is now the #1 commercial drapery cleaner in Ontario. The company has a proprietary method of cleaning drapes, which will not remove the flame retardant and will not cause the drapes to shrink. On-Site currently services most major theatres including Mirvish, Productions and Shaw, Festival. Yanik Hardy – What rights are we talking about? SOCAN explained (Friday Aug. 15 9:30 a.m.) Yanik Hardy has worked within SOCAN’s Licensing department since 1996. Yanik’s current role with SOCAN ? Industry Relations Executive, Licensing has him based in Montréal, but on the road throughout Québec, Northern New-Brunswick and the Ottawa region working directly with many industry associations (Quebec Restaurant Association, Quebec Retail Council, etc.) whose membership is affected by SOCAN licensing. Yanik also does numerous presentations and workshops discussing SOCAN, copyright, performing rights and the SOCAN Foundation. Steve Bush – System Design Principles (Thursday Aug. 14 full-day) Steve spends his time helping customers as a Technical Support Representative optimizing systems and conducting product demos. But he also loves to teach, and his extraordinary breadth of experience and an engaging presentation style make him an in-demand seminar leader. Steve brings to the classroom years of experience as a touring system tech, and a FOH mixer for bands, large-scale corporate events, and theatrical shows. In addition he has spent time in recording studios and working for regional sound companies. Jean-Francois Canuel – LEDs: What Is Behind The Numbers (Friday Aug. 15 3:30 p.m.) Jean-Francois Canuel is the Managing Director for A.C. Lighting Inc.?s North American division.. A professional with 30 years of entertainment lighting experience, he spent numerous years in the world of touring with expertise that range from mixing audio, managing tours and all aspects of stagecraft. Laurie Champagne – Emergency funding for entertainment professionals facing crisis situations (Friday Aug. 15, 3:30 p.m) – Laurie is a Stage Manager. Al Cushing – Exploiting Economics 101 (Saturday Aug. 16 2:00 p.m.) Designer, TD, Production Manager, VP Operations, CEO – volunteer treasurer of Ramsay Community Association,Yukon Arts Foundation, Board Member CHRC, OISTAT, CITT, MNTF – got thrown out of Economics 101.
PRESENTER’S BIO NOTES
Gavin Fearon – QLab 3 Training (Thursday Aug. 14 full-day) A generalist and a maker based in St Catharines Ontario, Gavin is the Techical Director for Dramatic Arts at Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. As a technician and a designer, he has worked with the Shaw Festival, Young People’s Theatre, Soulpepper, Tarragon, and many others. Peter Fleming – P.M.Arts Workshop Managing People (Thursday Aug. 14 Afternoon) As Production and Operations Manager at Ryerson Theatre School at Ryerson University, Peter has been managing the production process within an educational environment for over 15 years. A graduate of Ryerson’s Radio and Television Arts programme, Peter has been active in all areas of the entertainment business. He began his career in summer stock theatre and was one of two Technical Directors at the Ryerson Theatre, working with many local and international opera, dance, theatre and concert companies. Peter also stage manages for the Toronto International Film Festival and RoyThomson Hall, and conducts workshops for Stage Managing the Arts (S.M.Arts). Joe Jeremy – The Future of Stage Rigging: Counterweight Rigging vs Automated Rigging (Saturday Aug. 16 2:00 p.m.) Melynda Jurgenson – The Future of Stage Rigging: Counterweight Rigging vs Automated Rigging (Saturday Aug. 16 2:00 p.m.) Beth Kates– Projection and the Future of Theatre Design in Canada (Saturday Aug. 16 2:00 p.m.) Michael Kruse – Projection and the Future of Theatre Design in Canada (Saturday Aug. 16 2:00 p.m.) Michael is a Toronto based lighting designer and has lit over 125 shows for theatre, dance, and opera. He went into semi-retirement in 2005 to pursue a career as a paramedic and currently works for York Region EMS. He has returned to theatre to host the theatre history podcast thetitleblock.com. Tom Littrell – ETC Layer of Light (Thursday Aug. 14) Tom Littrell came to ETC in 2003 as Fixtures Product Manager. He is now part of ETC’s Education and Training team. Before coming to ETC, he was a moving light programmer and marketing staff person at Vari-Lite, Inc. Tom toured with bands such as Led Zeppelin and David Bowie and programmed the first modern day moving light system for the band Genesis in 1981.
Geoff Maurice – DiGiCo SD-Series Hands On Mixing Workshop & Live Instrument and Actor MicrophoneTechniques (Thursday Aug. 14) Geoff Maurice is a younger ProAudio veteran with 10+ years in the business. Growing up with a technical background his teaching approach is a very logical, sequential approach to the very capable SD-Series. John Mayberry – The Future of Stage Rigging: Counterweight Rigging vs Automated Rigging (Saturday Aug. 16 2:00 p.m.) Norberts Muncs – The Future of Stage Rigging: Counterweight Rigging vs Automated Rigging (Saturday Aug. 16 2:00 p.m.) Ted Paget – The Future of Stage Rigging: Counterweight Rigging vs Automated Rigging (Saturday Aug. 16 2:00 p.m.)
Geoffrey Platt – Hippotizer: A look inside North America’s Favorite Media Servers (Thursday Aug. 14 full-day) Geoffrey Platt is Lead Training Specialist at TMB and conducts Hippo Schools in the Americas. Geoff has extensive experience with Hippotizer Media servers plus 20 years? experience and many credits in entertainment/broadcast production and design. Chris Prideaux -– You’re Not the Boss of Me! How Can Venues and Tours Work Together Safely? (Friday Aug. 15 3:30 p.m.) Chris is Production Manager at Mirvish Productions. Janelle Rainville – S.M.Arts Workshop Scheduling & Planning (Thursday Aug. 14 Morning) Janelle has stage-managed for over 40 dance companies and independent choreographers including the National Ballet of Canada. She has toured Malaysia & Singapore with the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre as well as across Canada with Kaeja d’Dance. For the past 8 years she has been working more intensely as a production manager for theatre and dance with companies such as the Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Ottawa), ProArteDanza and the University of Waterloo. In her spare time, Janelle directs the “S.M.Arts Conference”, an annual conference for and about stage management and administrates the P.M.Arts Conference, a sister conference for production managers. Peter Roberts – Exploiting Economics 101 (Saturday Aug. 16 2:00 p.m.) Semi retired. MFA Technical Production from Yale School of Drama. Former Director of English Production at the National Theatre School, Producer at Stratford Festival (twice under different Artictic Directors) Director Administration & HR at Toronto International Film Festival Group, Production Manager, Stage Manager at Stratford Festival, Technician at Stratford Festival, Sankai Juku, etc.
PRESENTER’S BIO NOTES
Rebecca Russell – Emergency funding for entertainment professionals facing crisis situations (Friday Aug. 15 3:30 p.m.) Rebecca Russell is the Development and Communications Coordinator for the Actor’s Fund of Canada. East-coaster Rebecca holds a BA combined Honours Music and Theatre from Dalhousie University and has worked as a performer with companies such as Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland and Mermaid Theatre and as a designer with Theatre St. John’s. Kevin Ryan – National Art Centre Backstage Tour Guides (Thursday Aug. 14 & Friday Aug. 15) See Milton Arnold. Bill Sapsis – Emergency funding for live performance professionals facing crisis situations (Friday Aug. 15, 3:30 p.m) and ETCP: Why should riggers be certified? (Saturday Aug. 16, 3:45 p.m.) Bill «Uncle Bill» Sapsis; welder, rigger, company president, author and one of the founding members of the Long Reach Long Riders, has been involved in the entertainment business for over 40 years. In 1981 he started Sapsis Rigging, Inc. and developed the company into an internationally recognized leader in the design and installation of stage equipment. Bill’s seminar program has also garnered worldwide recognition. Bill is a USITT Fellow and a past member of the USITT Board of Directors. He is a member of the ETCP Certification Council and the chairman of the RiggingWorking Group for PLASA’sTechnical Standards Program. In 2008 and again in 2012, he co-produced the highly acclaimed North American Theatre and Engineering Conference (NATEAC) in NewYork City Natalie Scalise – Peavey’s MediaMatrix: most scalable, flexible and specified digital distributed audio system (Friday Aug. 15 9:30 a.m.) Natalie Scalise has been working in the audio video industry for over 20 years. She has extensive technical experience with a wide variety of commercial and professional audio applications combined with in depth knowledge of products and solutions in audio distribution, conference systems and sound masking. Janet Sellery – You’re Not the Boss of Me! How Can Venues and Tours Work Together Safely? (Friday Aug. 15 3:30 p.m.) Janet is a leading expert in health and safety and the arts. Encouraging creative risks without safety risks, Sellery Health + Safety provides consulting, needs assessments, program development, training and research. Alix Sideris – Emergency funding for entertainment professionals facing crisis situations (Friday Aug. 15, 3:30 p.m) Alix Sideris is a professional actor, writer, director, mask specialist, movement facilitator and entertainment industry leader and innovator based in Ottawa, ON.
Jim W. Smagata – Audio/video playback using SFX and SCS (Saturday Aug. 16 3:45 p.m.) Jim has done everything from treading the boards to swabbing them. He is Technical Director of Erindale Studio Theatre at University of Toronto Mississauga. He also was audio operator at the Shaw Festival, and now spends his spare time post-producing audio for a number of web-based Audio Drama companies. Scott Spidell – Projection and the Future ofTheatre Design in Canada (Saturday Aug. 16 2:00 p.m.) Over the last 30 years, Scott has worked in almost every aspect of theatre, film and television, from driving and loading tour trucks, writing scripts forTV shorts, working sound on a Papal tour, a tailor’s apprentice, Equity actor, carpenter, scenographer, video designer, camera assistant, getting shot by Charles Bronson, lighting designer, props master, producer, and stage manager. Jim Steele -–You’re Not the Boss of Me! How Can Venues and Tours Work Together Safely? (Friday Aug. 15 3:30 p.m.) Jim is Director,, Live Production and Venue Technology, Venues and Entertainment at the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. in Toronto. Kevin Tanner –You’re Not the Boss of Me! How Can Venues and Tours Work Together Safely? (Friday Aug. 15 3:30 p.m.) Kevin is Production Supervisorn at the Grand Theatre in Kingston. Art Wanuch – Hazards in the use of Multimeters & New ANSI Standard How will it affect you (Saturday Aug. 16 3:45 p.m.) Art Wanuch involved with Canadian and USA Electrical Codes and Standards for the Entertainment Industry, helped develop the Ontario Trade, Entertainment Industry Power Technician #269E. He is President of KRE Electric Ltd., which specializes in design and manufacture of Portable Power Electrical Equipment. Art is also part-time Electrical Instructor at both Humber and Georgian colleges. Sarah Waghorn – Emergency funding for entertainment professionals facing crisis situations (FridayAug.15,3:30 p.m) SarahisVicePresident IATSE Local 471. Sarah is a skiled designer and accomplished craftsperson and the founder and Lead Designer of Ottawa-based Pukeko Design.Sarah is theVice-President of IATSE Local 471. Bill Zeilstra – StageFly: Demonstration of a new Accessibility App for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Audience (Friday Aug. 15 3:30 p.m.) Bill Zeilstra is currently the Coordinator ofTechnical Operations for the Milton Centre for the Arts. Is a graduate of the RyersonTheatre School and has held a variety of positions in venues across the country.
venue location & CITY OF OTTAwa MAP VENUES A – Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) 55 Colonel-By Street B – Ottawa Little Theatre (OLT) 400 King Edward Street (between Rideau St. and Besserer St.) C – The Lunenburg Pub 14 Waller St. (between Rideau St. and Besserer St.) D – National Art Centre (NAC) HOTELS 1 – The Westin Ottawa 45 Colonel-By Drive 2 – Lord Elgin Hotel 100 Elgin St. 3 – Embassy Hotel & Suites, 25 Carter St.
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