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Lighting Design and Technology Workshop

in partnership with Total Solution Marketing

In this full day workshop, Lighting Designer and Programmer Michael Chan will draw on 20 years of professional experience in the arts and entertainment industry and share relevant insights across a comprehensive range of topics.

Case studies of shows such as Wild Rice's Peter Pan, World Tour concerts for Wang Lee Hom, the Bicentennial NDP 2019 at the Padang and Netflix's The Ghost Bride Premiere will be used to explain the design and programming process of a Designer-Programmer.

Michael will also share behind the scenes work process of the largest kinetic installation in Asia with 1001 LED winch,

Sky Symphony.

An overview of topics include:  

The Art of Design: Lighting Techniques for Arts, Entertainment and Exhibitions

A Designer-Programmer's Workflow

Designer and Programmer: A Collaborative Relationship 

Participants will also learn about the latest technology trends, 
supported by case studies from

Michael's projects:

Automated/Real Time Tracking systems such as

BlackTrax, used in Wild Rice's Peter Pan in SG 2019

Follow-Me, used in NDP 2019 at the Padang (live demo by Mr Louis Bryan)

ZacTrack, the newest system bought into Singapore (live demo)


Working with LED fixtures vs Arc-lamp/Tungsten fixtures

3D programming


 GrandMA3 review (live demo with Mr Luke Chikkala)

Workshop details here

Guest Speakers

Mr Louis Bryan
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Mr Louis Bryan

Product Specialist & Support Executive (Lighting)

Mr Louis Bryan of Total Solution Marketing will be conducting the live Follow-Me demo.


Mr Louis flew to Amsterdam to be trained in the Follow-Me system and has extensive experience in Automated/Real Time Tracking systems.

 Michael and Louis will also share their experience of setting up and maintaining a remote followspot system for 3 months during NDP 2019.

Participants will not only have the opportunity to have a first hands try out of the setup process, but also on how to maintain and operate the system.

Michael will also have a discussion and comparison of other Tracking system that he has worked with, such as BlackTrax, ZacTrack and RoboSpot.

Mr Luke Chikkala

Mr Luke Chikkala

Technical Support

MA Lighting Asia Pacific

Mr Luke Chikkala of MA Lighting Asia Pacific will be giving a talk

about the new grandMA3 software and hardware.

The talk will provide a better understanding of which direction

the MA software system is geared towards.


Michael and Luke will discuss why the new software can help

designers/programmers to build better shows.

Participants will have the opportunity to program on the new consoles and

learn the key differences and advantages of the MA3 vs the MA2.

Workshop Details

Special note:


In these extraordinary times caused by the Covid-19 situation, the Singapore government has come up with various schemes to support freelancers and companies to upgrade themselves. One such scheme is the Capability Development Scheme for the Arts (CDSA).


The CDSA is available for a limited period (last application by 14th September 2020, 5pm) to support arts self-employed persons (SEPs) and employees of arts organisations to upskill and grow capabilities through training programmes that take place in Singapore.

Do note that application approval is granted on a case by case basis.

Link to CDSA guidelines

Link to application form

Link to budget form


Workshop Details

Oct 5th 2020, 10am-6pm

Lunch is provided (please indicate any dietary restriction in the booking email)

Course fee SGD 600 per pax

Max 10 Participants


1 Kallang Way 2A, #01-01 Singapore 347495


To register for the workshop, please write to


 Please state the full name and contact number of participant(s) when registering


Terms & Conditions

  • Upon successful registration of the workshop, a booking confirmation will be sent to you via email to secure your slot. 

  • A receipt will be sent once a deposit of SGD 300 is received.

  • Deposit must be paid at least 10 days before Oct 5th 2020 otherwise the slot will be given up.

  • Full payment shall be made 5 days before Oct 5th 2020.

  • Payment will be fully refunded if the workshop is cancelled. In the event of cancellation, participants will be informed at least 4 days before the workshop.

  • All payments are non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled.

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