GO FROM TRAINEE TO TECH IN JUST 4 WEEKS

All the practical skills you need to put on a show.

The live events industry is home to high-paying, rewarding jobs, but landing a gig without technical expertise is an uphill climb. Our four-week Live Event Video Technician program is a comprehensive training experience designed to get your skills job ready and you career jumpstarted. 

 

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About L.E.V.T

L.E.V.T is composed of 160 hours of immersive instruction with industry veterans and top of the line equipment from Panasonic, Absen, Barco, AV Stumpfl. You won’t just learn about what the industry is like for a video technician, you’ll see it, live it, and do it. We’ll simulate live shows and put you in all the situations you’ll see out in the field.

    THE ONLY PREREQUISITE YOU’LL NEED IS DRIVE.

    The best part about the L.E.V.T. program is anyone can enroll – whether you’ve been dabbling in AV for years, or you’re a newbie. The one thing we can’t teach, but every tech has to have, is hustle. You bring it, and we’ll take care of the rest (even lunch).

    L.E.V.T. focuses on five essential platforms, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to help you adapt and grow in this ever-changing field.

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    Projection

    Projection is the overlook of live events, everyone stops to see a large image. Projection Basics, including lens selection, components, and converging two units are some of the necessary skills students will learn to tackle large venue projection.

    40 Total Hours

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    Signal Flow

    Signal flow is the key to engineering and engineering is the key to video. You’ll learn signal flow, troubleshooting and signal processing for single screen shows.

    40 Total Hours

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    Camera Operator

    A good camera operator is worth their weight in gold. You will learn how to build and operate cameras with standard lenses up to long sport lenses. There will also be fundamentals in communication and direction to prepare students for the Live environment.

    16 Total Hours

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    Digital Media

    The phrase “Video Tape” is used all the time to describe video playback. Video tape has all but disappeared.  It’s been replaced by digital media. You’ll learn many aspects of video playback and recording using digital media. 

    16 Total Hours

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    LED

    LED is everywhere, from retail storefronts to the stages of Broadway. LED is used extensively in live events as efficient and large screens or custom designed displays which require specific knowledge based on the application.

    24 Total Hours

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    Additional L.E.V.T Hours

    We spend 16 hours on Electrical Distribution. Electricity and a basic knowledge of electricity are a must for any live event. Proper connection practices are covered as well as metering and calculation of power needs. A final practical exam (8 hours) will be conducted on the final day of the program. In that exam, a show will be set up by the students in the class from start to finish.

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    160 Total Class Hours

    L.E.V.T = A Solid Foundation

    The Live Event Video Technician curriculum is designed to give you exposure to the needs and experiences of a video technician in the live event industry through a heavy, hands-on approach. The equipment used in the classroom is the same equipment you’ll encounter on the job.

    Live Event Video Technician Program

    The following classes make up the Live Event Video Technician Program and are designed to give well-rounded exposure to the needs and experiences of a video technician in the live event industry. The equipment used in the classroom is the same equipment that students will encounter on the job. 

    Created with your schedule in mind.

    Signal Flow (16 hours)

    Learn the basics of signal flow. The process of taking a video signal from point A to point Z without failures in between. This section also deals with troubleshooting. Troubleshooting is a must in today’s world of video processing. 

    Image Processing (24 hours)

    You begin your image processing with an understanding of how a video signal is transmitted and converted, if necessary, to a digital stream. The first step is simple signal management. By the end you will understand multi-screen management and applications. Some of the equipment used will include the Barco Image Pro, Analog Way Quick Vue, Ross Solo Production Switcher and Barco Event Master Family of products.

    Projection Basics (16 hours)

    Learn all the basics necessary to set up and operate professional projection systems. Instruction includes an understanding of how projection works, different types of projectors, flying projectors, stacking and converging multiple projectors onto a single image.  

    Projection Warp and Blend (24 hours)

    Projection is becoming more demanding every day. This class teaches the advanced techniques in blending multiple projectors to create an ultra-wide image. Two and three screen blends will be accomplished in class. The second part of advanced projection is warping. Warping is the manipulation of pixels to give the impression of bending light. This technique is used for curved and irregular shaped screens.  

    Digital Media 1 (8 hours)

    Video Playback is a critical part of every live event. Students learn some of the platforms used in the industry. There is no industry standard but there are products that are used by most production companies. 

    Digital Media 2 (8 hours)

    Video recording is one of the most important aspects of any live event. There is no industry standard, but we will cover popular devices. Set up and operation of these devices are thoroughly covered. 

    Electrical Distribution (16 hours)

    Electricity and a basic knowledge of electricity are a must for any live event. Proper connection practices are covered as well as metering and calculation of power needs. Electricity is a tool and every student coming out of the LEVT Program must display an understanding of how and when to properly use electrics.

    LED Processing (24 hours)

    Some industry leaders are estimating that LED is a part of 75% of all live events. LED construction, ground supporting, flying and processing are taught in this class. The class does not cover maintenance of LED.

    Camera Engineering (8 hours)

    In addition to records, cameras are one of the most important aspects of any live event. A good image on a screen is not only expected, it’s required. In the engineering class we teach timing, color matching and basic troubleshooting of professional cameras.

    Camera Operation (8 hours)

    Many people think that anyone can be a good camera operator. That is simply not true. It takes time and practice to become a solid camera operator. In this class we teach the proper construction of cameras on tripods and handheld. We incorporate 20x 42x and 77x sport lenses in the class.

    Practical Exam (8 hours)

    A final practical exam will be conducted on the final day of the program. In that exam, a show will be set up by the students in the class from start to finish. This will include everything from unloading the equipment from a truck to setting up for a show, operating a mock show and then dismantling the equipment and packing it back in a truck. All students must participate and work together to complete the exam.

    Upcoming L.E.V.T Classes

    Summer session: August 5th 2019

    This L.E.V.T class runs from August 5th to August 30th.

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    WANT TO ENTER THE LIFE OF LIVE? 

    Qualified video technicians are in short supply and production companies are ready to hire. There’s never been a faster way to get up to entry-level speed as a tech, with little barrier to entry. Get started today! 

    UPCOMING CLASSES

    AUGUST 5th 2019