Academy of Production Technology

Professional Development for Theatre
and Live Event Production Professionals.

Academy of Production Technology

The Academy of Production Technology is a service provider for the live event production industry (theatre, concert, touring, and other live events), providing training resources, including seminars, workshops, webinars, books, and DVDs, to help with career advancement. We are dedicated to the education, safety, and well being of the live event production industry and we promote sustainability and environmentally sound practices. Our mission is to provide learning resources for professionals and aspiring professionals, including stage hands, technicians, electricians, designers, programmers, systems integrators, engineers, consultants, and more, in every aspect of live event production.

About the Staff

Richard Cadena is the author of several books for the production professional, including Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light, Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship, Focus on Lighting Technology. He is a 24 year veteran of the entertainment lighting industry and he has a background in electronics and electrical engineering. His work experience includes stints with two of the world’s largest automated lighting manufacturers and he has designed lighting systems for tours, theatre, and permanent installations. He is also the former editor of Projection, Lights and Staging News magazine, an Authorized WYSIWYG Trainer, and. freelance lighting designer. He is proficient in WYSIWYG, LD Assistant, and Vectorworks and he teaches classes in lighting, electricity, and control systems. His training seminars and webinars are renowned for their humor and creativity and are among the most popular in the industry.


Contact Us

512.280.0384 or click here to send an email.


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