Over the next few weeks, ADJ will host a series of live video broadcasts that will provide educational content and in-depth product overviews. Each installment of ‘Stay Connected’ will have a specific focus and provide an opportunity for lighting and event professionals to upskill from the safety and comfort of their own homes ready for when the COVID-19 pandemic is over and the world is ready to celebrate!
This is the season that ADJ would usually be exhibiting at trade shows around the world, demonstrating the company’s latest products to new and prospective customers. In lieu of these industry events, which have all been canceled or postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, ADJ wants to offer something of the tradeshow experience but in a way that can be accessed safely in these times of social distancing and home working.
With tours, live events and family celebrations widely canceled across the globe, as well as all kinds of venues closed from nightclubs to churches, it is, without doubt, a difficult time for our industry. However, this pandemic will pass, and when it does there is sure to be a huge demand for entertainment, events and social gatherings. So, during this downtime, ADJ wants to serve the industry by providing free education to help event professionals prepare for returning to work. Each Stay Connected session will be packed with practical ideas, tips and insight designed to teach, equip and inspire. Broadcast via Facebook Live, each video will also feature interactive elements allowing viewers to ask questions directly to the product specialists on camera.
“We are living through unprecedented times,” comments ADJ USA’s National Sales Manager, Alfred Gonzales, “and our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, especially within the lighting industry that we love and serve. We are also sad to be missing out on the opportunity to meet with our customers at tradeshows, which is what we would usually be doing at this time of year. However, we want to approach these challenging times with a positive attitude. We therefore wish to invite our customers, product users and industry friends to Stay Connected to ADJ through this series of live video broadcasts. Not only will they provide the in-depth product overviews that would normally be offered at physical trade shows, but they will also have an educational focus. This will allow viewers to increase their technical knowledge ready for when the world is able to move on from this global crisis. While we’re all being told to stay at home, let’s Stay Connected!”
Hosted from ADJ’s Los Angeles HQ by members of the company’s in-house team of technical experts, each Stay Connected video broadcast will take place at 12pm (Pacific Time) / 21:00 (Central Europe Time) and focus on a different lighting/video technology or application:
Multi-projector and 3D Projection Mapping with ArKaos Media Master (with Corey Saenz)
Tuesday, April 7 | 12pm (Pacific) / 21:00 (Central Europe)
Hosted by ADJ’s video product specialist, Corey Saenz, this session will be a deep dive into the world of projection mapping. Corey will demonstrate multi-projector use, as well as projection on a three-dimensional surface using the ArKaos Media Master software. Time: 12pm (Pacific Time) / 21:00 (Central Europe Time).
Under The Hood: Focus Spot 6Z (with Chuck Green)
Thursday, April 9 | 12pm (Pacific) / 21:00 (Central Europe)
Original host, Chuck Green, is bringing back the popular ‘Under The Hood’ video series where he opens up an ADJ fixture to show its internal workings. In this live edition, Chuck will lift the lid on ADJ’s brand new Focus Spot 6Z. The new flagship of the Focus Series, this moving head spot fixture is packed with features and in this in-depth video Chuck will not only explain what they are but how they work as he take viewers under the hood!
Nightclubs, Bars & Lounges (with Edgar Bernal)
Tuesday, April 14 | 12pm (Pacific) / 21:00 (Central Europe)
This session will focus on how lighting, video and effects can be used to enhance the atmosphere in all kinds of nightlife venues from small bars, through to exclusive lounges, all the way up to large-scale super clubs. As well as offering practical tips on making the best use of any size of budget, this video presentation will highlight the latest additions to the ADJ range that are perfect for installation in late-night venues.
Theatre Lighting (with Jake Rhodes)
Thursday, April 16 | 12pm (Pacific) / 21:00 (Central Europe)
With a background in theatrical lighting, ADJ’s Product Specialist, Jake Rhodes, is ideally placed to host this session focusing on lighting for theatre. As well as showcasing ADJ’s range of LED-powered Moving Heads, Ellipsoidal, Pars and Fresnel fixtures, Jake will offer a variety of general tips for effective theatre lighting.
Light Up Your Live Stream (with Jake Rhodes & Bob Mentele)
Tuesday, April 21 | 12pm (Pacific) / 21:00 (Central Europe)
With both presenters having degrees in theatrical lighting, Jake Rhodes and Bob Mentele will share their knowledge, from a technical standpoint, about what type of stage lighting to use to look professional for live stream video presentations. They will explain the difference between key lighting, fill lighting and back fill lighting. Plus, how to add in moving heads, how to make presenters pop on camera, explain dynamic white color temperatures, plus how to use correct gamma settings on your lighting fixtures for the video camera use.
ADJ Round Table (with Alfred Gonzales + Friends)
Thursday, April 23 | 12pm (Pacific) / 21:00 (Central Europe)
In this unique live panel discussion broadcast, ADJ’s National Sales Manager, Alfred Gonzales, will welcome back all four of the Stay Connected video hosts. Alfred will talk to Jake, Corey, Chuck and Edgar about the experience of hosting their live videos and find out what feedback they’ve received. The Round Table will also be an opportunity for viewers to ask the panel questions, as well as suggest topics for future live videos.
Join ADJ for this series of Stay Connected videos from the comfort and safety of your home or office. It will be an excellent opportunity to increase both your product knowledge and technical expertise ready for when the pandemic is over and the world is ready for the biggest party any of us have ever seen!
More Stay Connected educational videos will be announced soon!
Each ADJ Stay Connected session will be broadcast live on Facebook:
For more information contact ADJ:
ADJ USA - Tel: 800-322-6337/+1-323-582-2650 • firstname.lastname@example.org
ADJ Europe - Tel: +31 (0)45 546 85 00 • email@example.com
ADJ Mexico - Tel: +52 (728) 282 7070 • firstname.lastname@example.org