Category Archives: Educational

Oscar Micheaux

Oscar Micheaux, the United States’ first prominent Black filmmaker, directed and produced 44 films throughout his career. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, Micheaux depicted contemporary Black life and complex characters in his films, countering the negative on-screen portrayal of Blacks at the time. Depicting realistic relationships between Black and white people, the […]

Lanny Smoot

Lanny Smoot, is an electrical engineer, inventor, scientist, and theatrical technology creator. With over 100 patents, he is Disney’s most prolific inventor and one of the most prolific Black inventors. He has developed interactive attractions, special effects, new concepts for ride vehicles, and numerous other technological advancements for Disney’s theme parks, attractions, resort hotels and […]

Lewis Howard Latimer

Let there be incandescent light. Lewis Latimer was an inventor, draftsman, engineer, scientist, poet, author, artist, flautist and philanthropist. Among his achievements, Latimer (along with his assistant Joseph Nichols) was the first person to receive a patent for the direct forerunner to todays commonly used light bulb. The new light bulb invented by Latimer and […]

LiteGear Spectrum Technology Showcase

Join us for a hands-on presentation of Auroris X, Auroris V, LiteMat Spectrum (including LiteMat Spectrum 8), and Spectrum OS 3 in a virtual environment. Engage with the virtual production stage where you will get a hands-on experience with LiteMat fixtures and Auroris and unleash the power of Spectrum OS 3! The LiteGear Spectrum Technology Showcase will be hosted at ZeroSpace, the next-gen production […]

The Box Book

LiteGear would like to officially endorse “The Box Book”. It is the fourth edition of the Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook. The book is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to anyone doing motion picture lighting, including the lamp operator, rigging crew, gaffer, best boy, or director […]

IATSE Local 728 LED Training Class

Over this last weekend in August, Safety & Training Director Alan Rowe continued his great work, this time with a Lighting-Fixtures specific class. It was taught by 728 member Roger Lattin and covered specific skill using basic electricity wiring, incandescent, and LED lighting. LiteGear provided the class small LED LiteRibbon kits, complete with power supplies, […]

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