Lighting Class for Planners and Designers | AVFX Boston Audio Visual Staging

Lighting Class for Planners and Designers

April 13th or 18th  |  6:00-7:30pm
96 Holton Street, Boston, 617-254-0770

Your event is just about to begin—decor looks great, you’ve branded your space and attendees are just about to come into the room—but something’s off. Did you miss something? Why doesn’t the room feel complete?

Lighting is one of the most critical elements to a successful event, yet it’s often misunderstood and poorly implemented. It doesn’t matter if it’s creative lighting designed to focus an audience’s attention, transform a room, or task lighting critical to an event—good lighting can make the difference between mediocrity and engagement.

Brad Lowery, Lighting Designer, 

Brad welcomes new lighting challenges, designs with a keen eye for color and shadow, and is committed to providing clients with stunning, unique designs tailored to their needs—within their budgets. Brad joined AVFX in 2012 with a wide-ranging background, including lighting for theater and dance in NYC, teaching undergraduate theater, and lighting design for some of Boston’s largest private events. Brad has engineered and holds patents for LED fixtures.


Who should attend?
Meeting Planners and designers who want to learn how to interact with, understand, and manage lighting vendors should apply. We’ll explore lighting fundamentals and advanced technology in a classroom environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate different lighting instruments (such as PARs, Lekos, Fresnels, LED’s, etc.) and identify what lighting needs require which ones.
  • Understand the importance of connecting lighting vendors with your designers.
  • Learn the key factors often overlooked when integrating lighting into a given venue.
  • Review techniques the best planners utilize when negotiating with lighting vendors.

CMP Domain: G: Meeting or Event Design (1.5 hours)
Applicants may submit education that aligns with domains from the CMP-International Standards.

What am I paying for?

  • Power Distribution
  • Rigging/Support Structures
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Labor
  • Programming
  • Drafting/Rendering/Previz

The Lighting Design Process

  • Stages of Lighting Design
  • Design themes
  • Color and Texture inspiration
  • Required Layout Information

 Your Venue and your Vendors

  • Loading in
  • Power
  • Venue: Heights and sizes
  • Venue: House lighting systems

Talking about light and lights

  • Qualities of Light
  • Direction of Light
  • Basic Instrumentation
  • Basic Equipment

Light Sources and Color Theory- Demo

  • Additive Color Theory
  • Subtractive Color Theory
  • Incandescent Lamps
  • Arc Lamps
  • LED Sources

Console Time- Demo

  • Small Consoles
  • Luminair iPad console
  • Moving Light Console
  • Patching a Console
  • Basic Programming
  • Advanced Programming



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AVFX is an audiovisual staging company located in Boston, MA, offering audio, video and lighting services to meeting planners, exhibit builders and special event producers in New England and across the US.