Vectorworks—10/29/16—LA (U of CA, Irvine)
Application Form: http://tinyurl.com/USA-829-VW-LA-10-29
[LD] will instruct the class and will show techniques for creating light plots in an organized and efficient manner. The class will cover the basics of Vectorworks Spotlight and the 3rd party software AutoPlot and Savvy S4 Section. The class will also illustrate the benefits of 3D sectioning and give a distinct process to take the designers plot list to a finalized plot.
Financial Planning Mid-Career—11/3/16—LA Office
Application Form: http://tinyurl.com/USA-829-FP-LA-11-03
Fundamentals of personal finances with an emphasis on building wealth and reducing risk while gearing up for retirement. An understanding of the funds that you have at USA 829 will be a fundamental part of this seminar. Presenter Vic Clement
is with SOFA, the Society for Financial Awareness, a 501(c)3 non-profit Public Benefit Corporation. Their mission is to provide Financial Education across America–no selling is involved. Affiliated with the AFL CIO and the United Way.
SketchUp—11/12/16—Seattle Labor Temple
Application Form: http://tinyurl.com/USA-829-SU-SEA-11-12
Learn basic SketchUp modeling techniques, gain familiarity with the SketchUp interface, and work through a simple project. SketchUp is a simple and powerful drawing tool to create 3D models useful for a design process, from conceptualization through fabrication. No 3D modeling experience required, although familiarity with 3D principles and drafting practices are beneficial. Students must provide their own laptop computer and must pre-load SketchUp Make (free) or SketchUp Pro ($) from the SketchUp web site: http://www.SketchUp.com/
. The instructor will be Martin Christoffel
Rhino—Saturday 10/22/16—NYC Office
Application Form: http://tinyurl.com/USA-829-RHI-NYC-10-22
Instructors Peter Dorsey
[SD] and Raul Abrego
[SD]. This class will address you moving from your 2D platform to RHINO 3D. You must be already working on a 2D program in order to take this class. There is no fee for this class. You must have RHINO loaded on and bring your laptop and mouse.
Best Practices for Assistant Designers—Saturday 10/29/16—NYC Office
Application Form: http://tinyurl.com/USA-829-BP-NYC-10-29
The ABCs of managing a budget and running a department during production while balancing the needs of serving your designer and employer (producer/GM) at the same time. While primarily geared to the Costume Department in Live Performance, the expectations and procedures discussed in this seminar will be helpful to anyone who works as an Assistant Designer.
Ergonomics—Saturday 11/19/16—NYC Office
Application Form: http://tinyurl.com/USA-829-ERG-NYC-11-19
, OTR, CIE/P, CLCP, a nationally-renowned ergonomics expert from Mount Sinai, will lead a lively interactive session on the best ways to work comfortably while preventing aches and keeping your posture intact. She will cover how to set up your workspace, easy “anywhere” stretches, and tips to comfortably use all of your portable electronic devices. Participants will gain practical information which they can apply in their daily routine. Q&A will follow.