The Western Carolina University School of Stage and Screen will co-host an entertainment technology conference and expo Friday, Oct. 14, with a focus on film and theater lighting techniques.
The school is partnering with Barbizon Lighting Company, a professional lighting systems and rigging equipment business, to offer the free event for registered participants from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in A.K. Hinds University Center.
“This expo will be of interest to professionals and students who work in theater, TV, video and film,” said Arledge Armenaki, WCU associate professor of cinematography in the Film and Television Production Program, School of Stage and Screen. “Vendors will have displays and demonstrate products and company representatives will explain cutting edge technology and practical applications.”
The conference will include three educational workshops:
“It’s important to Barbizon that we are able to share knowledge with our clients and friends, and that our clients are able to see the gear that is available for them to use in their applications,” said Esthere Strom, Barbizon sales manager for Charlotte and Atlanta. “Most of the industry shows take place on the other side of the Mississippi, so we feel it’s up to us to bring this equipment to our customers, rather than expect you to go to the other side of the country.”