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Virtual Showlight 2021 | Program of Events Released, May 25

Stage Directions • Industry News • May 17, 2021

Are you ready for Virtual Showlight? It’s coming up on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear industry leading lighting designers talk about their work, ask them questions and network with others from across the industry – all from the comfort of your own home!

VSL Program of Events Released
Virtual Showlight is ready to entertain and inform you with a fantastic selection of speakers (VSL 2021 Speakers) and a panel discussion focusing on diversity within the industry. There will be plenty of opportunity to network between papers, meet with sponsoring manufacturers in their breakout rooms, and view a selection of Video Shorts from a rich variety of lighting designers as stand-alone features or tasters of the next full Showlight event.

Virtual Showlight takes place on Tuesday 25 May 2021 from 15.00 BST – 23.00 BST. The following timings may be subject to alteration, and any changes will be announced at the start of the conference. Video Shorts will be presented between sessions.

Program of Events

  • 15.00 – Introduction & welcome from Showlight chairman, John Allen
  • 15.10 – Paper 1 – The Disco Lighthouse – Hamish Jenkinson
  • 15.45 – Break
  • 16.00 – Paper 2 – Lighting a Comic Book Movie – Birds of Prey Case Study – Mike Bauman
  • 16.45 – Sponsors Breakout Rooms
  • 17.35 – Paper 3 – Lighting Around The World Without Leaving Home: The Story of Waitress in Japan – Ken Billington, Rob Halliday, Aaron Porter
  • 18.15 – Networking, Sponsors Breakout Rooms & Meal Break
  • 19.15 – Panel Discussion with Q&A – A Panel on Diversity – to celebrate, to listen, and to learn
  • 20.15 – Break
  • 20.30 – Paper 4 – From Shipyard to Street Art Museum – Floriaan Ganzevoort, Isabel Nielen and Mike Evers
  • 21.15 – Break
  • 21.30 – Paper 5 – BBC Strictly Come Dancing – David Bishop
  • 22.15 – Breakouts and Networking
  • 23.15 – Conference finishes

 See the VSL website for full details: VSL 2021 Programme

Registration is Open
Registration is now open, and tickets can be obtained via the Virtual Showlight website: Get your ticket here

Calling all Students!
We know how difficult it is to manage on a student budget. Virtual Showlight is your chance to attend this celebrated lighting quadrennial without costly accommodation or travel costs. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the spirit of Showlight and gain a flavour of the full event.

Charity Donations
Due to the current climate, tickets are free of charge but we encourage delegates to make donations to industry charities Backup and Behind the Scenes at registration. Donations are also possible directly via Virtual Showlight’s Just Giving page: Donate here (NB you will still need to register to get your ticket!)

We would like to thank our generous sponsors whose donations have enabled Showlight to cover the cost of this virtual event, allowing the maximum of delegate donations to go direct to the charities. Robert Juliat is our headline sponsor, and is joined by Ayrton, ACT Lighting, Inc., Altman, ARRI, Claypaky, Copper Candle, ETC, GLP, Robe, and Vectorworks. Virtual Showlight is also supported by media partner, LSi, and by LSA and PLASA.

We look forward to seeing you on the 25 May!

Further information from Showlight:

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