Control Systems for Live Entertainment PDF

Sapsis Rigging Remote Seminars

Sapsis is now offering Free Weekly Remote Training Sessions

NOTE: A registration link will be provided for individual sessions at about 10AM the Friday before that session. If you don’t see the link or a status of the registration, first try refreshing your browser page, and if that doesn’t work, please email the webmanager

Make sure you register with the email address you use to access Zoom. Once you register, you will be sent a confirmation with the meeting link and passcode. DO NOT LOSE THIS CONFIRMATION. Each registration is unique and if you lose yours, we may not be able to get you in once the session has started.

You can find recordings of the sessions as they become available HERE

#WeGoUnScene – Support our industry!

How it works

Post a picture of yourself at work using the hashtag #WeGoUnScene on Instagram, Twitter – or post a picture directly on our Facebook page.

Include a short story on why you enjoy working in the entertainment industry.

We’ll repost the photo on Instagram or highlight it on our Facebook page to show others that #WeGoUnScene.

COVID-19 panel discussion: contractors, vendors and the future

Join industry thought leaders in a series of panel discussions around current challenges, crisis management strategies and solutions needed to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis. 

Learn UNITY Free For 3 Months

Develop your skills and your career with resources to learn at your own pace, or with Unity experts.

COVID-19 community support: Unity is committed to supporting our community of creators during this challenging time. Get three months of complimentary access to Unity Learn Premium, and join Create with Code Live, a virtual course for students, teachers, or anyone interested in learning to code.

Digico Theatre Software Explained

Dan Page with an introduction to DiGiCo theatre software, explaining how it differs to live software and some of its basic features.

Dan Page presents part 2 of the Theatre Video Series: DiGiCo Theatre Software – Advanced Features and Programming.

In this session, Dan will cover more advanced Theatre Software programming features and answer some of the questions and requests from last weeks session.

Survey of Impacts of COVID-19

Please take five minutes to participate in our data collection on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians.

TAIT Towers IQ Online Video Series

TAIT is now offering free online training courses for iQ Powered by NAVIGATOR to the live event community. By providing these courses, everyone interested in participating is given an opportunity to learn, engage and prepare for future automation experiences.

Whether a first-time learner or highly experienced show operator, the iQ Training Video Series is tailored to all levels of entertainment automation. After watching this video series, viewers will know how to operate machines using a variety of methods, add windows to work spaces, create time saving pre-sets, program a show using various cue lines and organizational helpers, as well as stop and restart cues. 

In order to access the iQ Training Video Series, you will need to sign up for a free TAIT Support Account. Once you are signed in, you will receive full access to the video series and the iQ training manual.

Supermarket Waiting Times Web App

This project aims to avoid the gatherings of people in various supermarkets and pharmacies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the geolocation of the device, it will show various points of interest such as supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics, bars etc., with an estimated waiting time and a forecast of the next hour.

NOTE: This project does not wanna be for commercial use. This project wants to help people to stay outside their house as little time as possible and to avoid other people for the quarantine period.

Pixel Mapulator

  • Projects are structured as follows. Project contain Screens, Outpus and Processors. Processors are determined by screen settings. Processors are arranged differently depending on-screen view vs output view.
  • Custom tiles, processors and outputs are turned off at the moment. Please stick to what is in the dropdowns.
  • Things are geared towards working for someone with little to no knowledge of an LED system, with increasing levels of complexity available to advanced users if they please. This may make it seem like you don’t have as much customization options as in the past.
  • The processors in the library have predefined width, height, and pixel limits. These aren’t user-editable at the moment
  • Outputs are automatically built by grouping processors together efficiently, regardless of what screen a processor belongs to.
  • Try adding a few screens, and changing each one’s colors to see how they are being broken up into outputs
  • A lot of screen-wide overlays are broken in the output view. This is being worked on.
  • Remove screen button coming shortly
  • Offsets are basically disabled at the moment as all offsets of processors within outputs are calculated automatically
  • Try playing with the automatically square off data ports and average processor resolution limit options.
  • The JSON file you can download will reveal a much more detailed list of info that can be used and will most likely be implemented one way or another
  • I am not a javascript developer but I’m stumbling through this because people find this tool useful and I enjoy learning. Please get in touch if this tool is useful to you and you’re interested in helping develop the project further.