The Intro To Busking Techniques Micro Course is a highly specialist and unique piece of training that introduces the learner to some of the techniques used in programming and running lighting for live music by improvising.  Playing the lighting desk like a musical instrument allows for a small amount of preparatory programming to be used to create a large and flexible array of lighting looks.  This is particularly good for multi-act festivals and also for running lights for DJs / clubs etc.

Like all of my courses, this is the only course of its kind in the world where you can start from scratch and learn stuff that can take the professionals years to pick up from others on the road.

Once you have completed this Micro Course, you will have a solid understanding of how to create and run lighting in a busking environment.

Unit 1 - Understanding Busking
This week starts at the very beginning.  You will learn the key elements in busking and the concepts behind what we will do in future weeks.

Unit 2 - Core Lighting Control Skills
In order to create effective busking setups, there are some core lighting control concepts and skills needed to make progress.  We work through the more important ones here.

Unit 3 - Designing and Creating Busking Setups
This week, we look at specific themes and ideas in designing busking show files and start to create a flexible busk page to use.

Unit 4 - Running The Show
In this final unit, we put your understanding of busking together with your skills in the creation of a busking file.  Now you just need to run a show.


How the schedule works

Each unit is released weekly, starting on the official start date of the course.  The deadlines for the unit assignments are set to start on the 5th week.  This gives you a total of 8 weeks to complete a 4 week part-time course.  Here are some examples:

  • You are able to start on the official start date, have plenty of time to engage with the course and can manage to finish after 4 weeks.
  • You can't complete one of the units in that week as you have a particularly week during the course.  You still have time to 'catch up'.
  • You are unable to really start until the 5th week, but still have 4 weeks to complete when you have more time.

This schedule is designed to allow for flexibility, while giving you a clear structure to help you manage your workload and actually complete the course.  

The bonus material is best enjoyed after you have completed the final assignment and therefore the course. 

All material remains available to you after the course is over.