ARRI rolls out a new Lighting Academy that sheds light on DMX networks.
Lighting is a cinematographer's best friend, and a new free course from ARRI aims to advance your knowledge of digital lighting control technologies. The online 11-part video guides you through digital lighting control using DMX, RDM, Wireless DMX, and ethernet-based networks.
Lighting pro (and author) Richard Cadena, shepherds the course designed for all skill levels. I am actually listening to it as I type this article and I've already said to myself, "I did not know that about DMX." So yeah, at the very least, it's informative.
The single video is broken down into specific modules, so you can skip ahead if anything isn't of interest. Each section varies in length, but no one module is longer than 35 minutes, so it won't take up hours of your time. In fact, the entire course is roughly 2.5 hours long. The lectures include an intro to DMX, building DMX networks, troubleshooting issues, learning Art-Net, which is an open ethernet protocol, how to work with lighting consoles, and more.
If you don't know anything about DMX lighting this will provide an excellent baseline. Since it is an ARRI produced course, things are a little skewed towards the company's products, but when you put something out for free, it's hard to blame them. You can check it out here.