LOR Intensive: Light-O-Rama 1-Day Intensive Class by Marcus Ledet & Aubrey Kall (April 14th).
1-Day Full Intensive $150.00 AM Session: $85.00 PM Session: $85.00 Full-day includes lunch. Partial sessions do not include lunch.
This Light-O-Rama intensive is designed for current LOR users to enhance their hardware and sequencing knowledge.
In the morning portion of this class with Marcus Ledet, dive into a range of hardware topics surrounding equipment selection and configuration and learn tricks for ensuring that your show stays as maintenance-free as possible. Explore interactive hardware example setups, including the use of the LOR mobile app.
In the afternoon with Aubrey Kall, use your own preview or a provided default during a hands-on sequencing exercise that will improve your timing mark creation skills and the decision-making process when faced with the initial ‘blank canvas’ of a sequence.
xLights Intensive: xLights Intermediate to Advanced 2-day Training by Keith Westley, xLights Developer (April 13th-14th).
2-Day Intensive $300.00 Includes lunch on both days.
Keith Westley xLights Developer
"The advanced xLights class is designed for users who are in their second year plus of using xLights and looking for a deeper understanding of xLights and the more advanced features.
In this class, we will get behind how xLights works so you can have a deeper understanding of how to set up xLights for your show and achieve the effects that you desire."
xLights Intensive: Beginner's Guide to Setting Up a Display using xLights (April 13th-14th)
2-Day Intensive $300.00
Includes lunch on both days.
Instructor: Bill Porter
Are you ready to outshine your neighbors but don’t know where to start? Start here! We take you from the very start of learning how pixel light shows work, how to approach planning your own first-pixel show, building your first prop (in class!), and making it blink. We will walk through how to use xLights (correctly), mapping your house, understand models and where to get them, model groups, whole house effects, basic sequencing, how to use controllers, and even what tools you’ll need for regular maintenance. You will leave with the knowledge and a plan to make your house the first house on your street with a pixel light show in 2023. You get to keep the prop you make in class too!
This class will be led by Bill Porter, Electrical Engineer for the US Navy. But don’t be scared by his title, he also teaches high school students basic engineering principles and how to solder during summer camps, designs international autonomous robotic competitions for college teams, lectures at STEM conventions, and mentors local school robotic clubs. So he knows a thing or two about teaching. He has put on both a Halloween and Christmas light show for the past 10 years, designed and freely released several types of pixel and incandescent lighting controllers for the hobby, and is the founder of the xLights Shared Drive.
He will be joined by community leaders Russell McFarland and Patrick Delaney to make sure no student is left behind during the class.
xLights Intensive: Sequence Like a Pro (April 14)
1-Day Intensive $150.00 Includes lunch on both days.
Barry Wiles Sequence Solutions
Sequencing is the heart of every pixel display. Whether you want to create your own sequences or understand/apply sequences from others, this class is for you. You will learn how the pros put together a sequence and the techniques they use. Sequence Like a Pro is a full-day intensive class that will teach you sequence strategy and technique. Taught by Clyde Lindsey of Pixel Pro Displays and Barry Wiles of Sequence Solutions, you will walk through the process of starting, organizing, and laying out a sequence from beginning to end.
The class will offer insight into the following topics:
Music selection and feeling of the sequence
Where to start and how to organize
Main Effects and how to apply them
Buffers and layering and how to get the most from them
Sequence Styles with walk-throughs of sequences by both instructors.
Clyde Lindsey Pixel Pro Displays
A sequence from each instructor will be provided during class and will be used in the afternoon session as an example walk-through. Each instructor will walk through the effects used, why they were selected, and what the final outcome was.
It is the intention of the instructors to provide as many sequencing techniques as possible so topics like music theory, sub-modeling, and layout design will only be touched on as needed to explain techniques used in the class.