PLASA London 2014, which takes place at ExCeL from 5 to 8 October, has released details of its Professional Development Programme. The entertainment technology-spanning programme offers four days of free-to-attend sessions that will give insight, provoke engaging debate and leave a lasting impression on the industry.
The Professional Development Programme complements an audio presence on the showfloor from companies such as d&b audiotechnik, Bose, Autograph, Cadac, DPA Microphones, Polar Audio, FBT, AC Entertainment Technologies, Ohm, Yamaha and SSE Audio.
The Audio and AV Theatre will be the home of all things pro audio and audiovisual. Sessions just announced include:
The Up-Skilling Forum: led by JAMES’s David Ward, who will outline the pros of continuing professional development throughout your career
Pin the Mic on the Actor: over the ear, under the ear, in the hair, on the cheek? The Association of Sound Designers has the answers
Industry Supporting Education: David Ward returns to outline JAMES’s role in developing the industry’s brain cells
Using PA as a Record Feed: the Institute of Professional Sound asks: Can one sound mix satisfy the requirements of the house PA mix and a multi-camera video mix?
Point Source. Line Array. What do these terms really mean? Funktion-One legends Tony Andrews and John Newsham continue the point source/line-array conversation, adding a new twist
Sound Engineering for Bands: from Jon Burton, who just happens to be FOH engineer for The Prodigy and Bombay Bicycle Club. Expect invaluable insight, subs, echo units and tea
Wireless Mastered: from wireless microphone masters, Shure, unravelling the mysteries of radio frequencies
Getting a Foot in the Door: How to make your way in the live sound industry: a Soulsound special looking at how to start out, make moves and generally progress in the industry
The Nature of Phase: Soulsound tutors and highly respected sound engineers Justin Grealy and Marcel van Limbeek tackle the issues with phase
Building a Sound Reputation: keeping your head above the crowd is key to your success in the live industry and Sound Network has the tips for success
Amplifying Classical Musical Instruments for PA: the Institute of Professional Sound return to discuss one of the trickiest conundrums in live sound amplifying acoustic instruments, in large venues, for critical audiences
The Professional Development Programme is free for PLASA London 2014 badge holders – all you need to do is register for the sessions you’d like to attend.
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