Short Courses / Technical

ETC Ion Training Level 1: Essentials (12th Dec)

  1 day

ETC Europe, The Lir Academy and Production Services Ireland are proud to present a series of 1 day ETC training session in the Lir Dublin at various levels on the Ion console.

Course Fees


Course Information

Course Begins: 12/12/19
Duration: 1 day
Ages: 18+


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ETC's Eos family of consoles provides power that is elegant, approachable, and scalable. These hands-on training events will give you the opportunity to explore first-hand the features and functions of these powerful control systems.

These classes are taught by lighting designer Kevin Smith. The sessions will include the use of Ion Classic, the new Ion XE and the Element consoles. During the courses you will be introduced to the basics and nuances of this high-level control system and you will leave with more confidence in using your ETC console.

We have recently restructured the Eos training model and there are now 4 levels of training available. These sessions will continue to be free of charge.

In addition Amplify, a new model of training, has been introduced.

Amplify has been developed in response to the demand for ‘the next level of training’.

It introduces the next stage in console training and skills development. Amplify is an intensive

training session that is aimed at improving work flow, teaching new skills and helping people to

become faster, more proficient programmers. Set in a fast-paced environment, Amplify aims to

simulate a real-world programming experience giving attendees the opportunity to test their current

skills and develop new ones as they go. Amplify builds on the knowledge gained from Eos family

training Levels 1 and 2 and takes those core skills and guides attendees through applying them into

their daily programming practices.

Courses run 9am-6pm

Ion Level 1: Essentials

The course will give you a solid foundation of console operation and prepare you to expand your skills.

You’ll learn about Ion’s major functions and how to navigate the desks with ease.

This course is intended for those with a background in lighting. It is suitable for those who have no experience with the EOS family series or for those who are self taught looking to improve their proficiency.

The class will provide an overview of the console and programming for conventional fixtures as well as movers and LED fixtures. If new to the console, then this class is perfect. Whether transitioning to an Eos family console or a new console owner, this class will teach the basics to get the programmer up and running with this versatile console.

Key concepts covered include

Patch conventional and multi-parameter fixtures

Work with channels in Live mode

Work with basic display navigation

Record, select, and delete Groups

Record to, load, and clear Submasters

Record, play, and delete Cues

Understand Tracking versus Cue Only as well as Block and Assert

Control non-intensity parameters at a basic level

Apply additional cue features such as Delay, Auto-Follow and Loop

Use Park efficiently

Evaluate and make changes in Setup

Create simple step-based Effects


9am - 6pm

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