Day 1 –From the beginning… display design, LOR hardware, and software basics including pre-programmed sequences
This portion of the class will teach you about display design, the technologies and controllers available for your display, how to select which controllers to use, how to use and troubleshoot those controllers, and how to test items in your display using both hardware and software (including the LOR phone app!).
After those basics are covered we will take the time to ensure you not only get your controllers working but that you understand how everything works together. We want to make sure you can set up controllers and lights successfully once you get back to your displays.
Most of the work of creating animated displays is spent in programming/creating sequences. We will review the various functions of the LOR software suite and how and when each function should be used.
We will then move to the fundamentals of setting up a display in software (i.e. create a preview) and learn how to control individual items or groups of items in your display.
The class will also spend time creating basic sequences, learning how to apply different lighting and motion effects within those sequences, and how to utilize pre-programmed sequences in your display.
Day 2 – Software and all the other topics!
After a review of topics presented during Day 1 and answering questions concerning those topics we will again learn how to use the LOR Sequencer software to create a preview of your display, including using groups and why they are important.
We will then teach you how to program media-synchronized sequences as well as share tips for how to program faster and more efficiently. We will also cover how to use timings and various effects so the display sends a message or tells a story with the performance. This includes learning how, when, and why to use other software such as Audacity and MP3Gain for audio editing.
We will also learn about the process of creating shows from sequences which have already been programmed, running shows on different platforms/hardware, and the advantages/disadvantages of each.
This is the day where we may go deep into topics which you may or may not use in your display. This list includes a discussion about how pixels work and how to repair pixel strings, various pixel controllers available and how each of them work with LOR, bandwidth available via serial and ethernet and why understanding this is important, using Falcon Pi Player with LOR, and many other topics.
Singing face sequencing will be taught with the instructor showing you how to program them faster. This includes all three types of singing faces – faces with AC string lights, faces with grouped pixels, and faces displayed on a grid/matrix.
We will demonstrate LOR controlling various 3rd party controllers and lights, including P5/P10 panels.
Once you register to attend we will communicate with you via e-mail what you need to bring to the class. We encourage you to bring a computer with the LOR software already installed and registered so you can practice right in class (hands-on learning). We also recommend you purchase the Pro license level of the LOR software suite if possible. Contact us at email@example.com if you wish to purchase the software or have any questions about the class.
What to bring:
• Computer: If you have a laptop computer, please bring it so you can participate in all the hands-on exercises.
• Software: Light-O-Rama™ S6 software pre-installed and license registered. Light-O-Rama controllers may be available so you can test your work during class (contact Holiday Technologies for additional information).