ETC Study Hall in Session

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This week ETC is running new live events via their Study Hall program, featuring webinars, Q&As, and round tables led by both their employee experts and their friends around the industry. The content will be geared toward all their audiences around the globe, including dedicated events for just their dealers and reps—so be sure to log in to MyETC to see all the upcoming listings!

ARRI Rental North America Appoints Andy Shipsides as President of ARRI Rental North America Camera

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ARRI Rental, a leading provider of camera, lighting, and grip equipment, is pleased to announce that Andy Shipsides will assume the role of President of ARRI Rental North America Camera on May 1, 2020. Peter Crithary will transition from President of ARRI Rental, North America to lead the marketing function for ARRI Inc. in the newly created role of Vice President of Marketing and Market Development for the Americas.

Shipsides will work alongside Carly Barber, the President of ARRI Rental US
Lighting, and will be responsible for overseeing camera rental operations in North America. Based out of ARRI Rental’s headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey, Shipsides will be responsible for developing new opportunities, fostering strong relationships within the creative community and expanding ARRI Rental’s line of exclusive technologies. Shipsides says, “The North American market offers a lot of opportunities, and we are well-positioned to grow our business with unique technology offerings and a people-driven service philosophy.”

Planar Launches Planar EverNew Managed Service Offering

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Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, today announced the launch of the Planar ® EverNew™ Managed Service Program, a competitive, multi-year leasing program for Planar display solutions in the United States and Canada. The new managed service offering simplifies the buying process by enabling customers to lease Planar solutions at a fixed monthly cost.

With Planar EverNew, customers can finance the total cost of their projects—including display hardware, software, extended warranties, installation and the Planar® Premier Service Level Agreement—under a single contract as an ongoing monthly payment.

HARMAN Pro University Learning Sessions

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HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, today announced the new Learning Sessions eLearning program offered for free in conjunction with HARMAN Pro University.

The Learning Sessions along with the Live Workshop Series provides a range of free on-demand and instructor-led webinars hosted by leading knowledge experts from around the world. The Industry Expert workshops feature tips and tricks from Front of House Engineers, Lighting Designers, Technicians and other industry experts, while the HARMAN Expert workshops feature in-depth product and solution webinars by HARMAN product specialists.

Chroma-Q Vista Webinars

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Join Vista by Chroma-Q experts for FREE Vista 3 lighting and media control training, from the comfort of your own home. Embraced by leading designers, production companies, and venues around the world, Vista lets users focus on creating great looking shows whilst still providing the power to control the finest details. Whether you are a new or an existing user, these webinars will help you get the most out of Vista.

ADJ Stay Connected

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, ADJ wants to serve the industry by providing free education to help event professionals prepare for returning to work. Each Stay Connected session will be packed with practical ideas, tips and insight designed to teach, equip and inspire. Broadcast via Facebook Live, each video will also feature interactive elements allowing viewers to ask questions directly to the product specialists on camera.

Hosted from ADJ’s Los Angeles HQ by members of the company’s in-house team of technical experts, each “Stay Connected” video broadcast will take place at 12pm (Pacific Time) / 21:00 (Central Europe Time) and focus on a different lighting/video technology or application.

Litepanels Shop Talk

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With a lot of people working from home or just home in general, Litepanels will continue with Hannahs “Shop Talk” video series to provide educational content so you can continue to learn while everyone is stuck in place.

This video will cover the topic of powering options for the Litepanels Gemini 1×1, a continuation of their Gemini 1×1 “Shop Talk” video series. If any questions come up for you on this topic or any other topic regarding our brands, please feel free to reach out to them directly, they would be happy to help answer your questions.

Pangolin Tutorial Voting

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Check out the survey below, and let Pangolin know what sort of educational training you want to see from them over the coming weeks.

They’ll compile the statistics, and then will be focusing future educational seminars (including both live streams via Facebook and Webinars) around these topics. The next educational Livestream will take place on April 2nd at 2PM.

AVIXA Opens Online Training to All Through to June 19

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From Avixa:

“As COVID-19 impacts our daily lives, much of our AV community is looking at extended home office time. As part of our commitment to the industry in these unprecedented times, AVIXA is opening online training* to all AV professionals, regardless of membership level.

Effective immediately, we are waiving online access fees and Elite seat limitations through June 12. That means you and your entire team can now access AVIXA’s online training.

We hope this will give you and your team the opportunity to learn new topics, work toward CTS certification, or earn CTS-RUs if already CTS certified, even if you are home.”

Yes, you read that right! This is a GREAT opportunity for your church tech teams to really drill down and learn about the technology behind the gear they are using. Not only will it help pass the time, but it will make your tech team STRONGER, and your live worship even more engaging and technically impressive than ever before.

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