As part of Backstage Academy’s accredited intensive Foundation Degree in Live
Events Production, Avolites and Avolites Media gave a four day training session at
LS-Live’s facilities. The event at the LS-Live venue presented a unique link between
students and technical industry professionals, helping to deliver on the promise of
providing the workforce of the future.

Selvin Cooper of Avolites Media Ltd along with Emma Thompson and new Training
Assistant, Amy Schofield, of Avolites Ltd visited their base at Wakefield in West
Yorkshire to conduct an insightful overview on lighting design and programming using
current Avolites technologies, which included the Tiger Touch, Titan Version 5
operating system and the Ai media control software. These sessions were provided
as full training sessions across the two disciplines of Lighting Control and Media
Server Control.

Each attendee to the event was then able to fine tune their practical skills, bringing
them in line with current industry expectations and utilising the very latest in
industry developments. Koy Neminathan, Avolites Sales Manager, concurs: “coming
together with partners such as Backstage Academy acts as a vital training resource
for young talent and helps them to achieve the best they can, early on in their

Backstage Academy’s FdA Course Leader and COO Robin Watkinson commented:
“Once the students have learnt the basics of the theory of light, and the
applications of lighting design and programming, during the month-long Lighting
Module, it’s important that they then gain practical experience in using a variety of
technology that they will come across in live events.

“We were privileged to have the support of Avolites’ training and development team
who did a fantastic job with the students.’