Deadline: Jan 15, 2020 - 11:45 pm
Gain the essential skills required by entertainment electricians in concert/touring shows, theatre, television/film, corporate events, and more. Learn how to work more safely, efficiently, and confidently. This fun and engaging learning and discovery workshop is taught by ETCP-recognized trainer, author, and leading consultant Richard Cadena.
This program covers the essentials of power distribution and control systems for live event production, including the safe application of electricity in the entertainment industry. You’ll explore the basic circuits in three-phase power hookups as well as how power factor, harmonics, and other elements can affect systems.
This program counts toward renewal credits for ETCP-certified electricians.
What does the program offer?
Theory meets practical application in this hands-on workshop. Bring your Category III or IV volt/ohm meter and amp meter, gloves, work shoes, and a calculator because you’re going to need them!
You’ll learn theory and then test it by setting up a rig, taking measurements, and comparing the real-world values against your calculations. Come prepared to learn, have fun, and build a solid foundation of understanding that will serve your entire career. The workshop covers topics listed in the content outline for the ETCP Entertainment Electrician Certification Exam.
- Topics covered: essentials of electricity, electrical safety, and control systems, circuits, terminology, equipment, OHM’s law, power calculations, portable power generators, wire gauges, colour codes, types of loads, cabling, connector types, measurement, safety practices, monitoring, three-phase power, use of GFCIS, grounding, DMX, RDM, ethernet, art-net, SACN, wireless DMX
- Practical applications: calculating voltage drop, inrush current, electrical safety, four-wire plus ground systems, portable power generators, feeder transformer connections, setting up portable power distribution systems, ground fault protection, resolving ground loops, networking, troubleshooting.
Who should apply?
This program is an ideal fit for entertainment electricians working in the concert/touring, theatre, television/film, and corporate events fields.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
Dates: February 10 - February 12, 2020