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QLab 3 Video Fundamentals Workshop

  • Augsburg University 625 22nd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55454 United States (map)

Media and video are the new frontier in design technology and disciplines in North American theatre. Media Designers, A/V techs and programmers are in high demand, especially those who are already familiar with live theatre.

Qlab 3 is cheap, accessible and powerful, and is already the industry standard for audio control in most mid-sized and small theatres, and many larger venues. On top of its impressive audio systems, QLab 3 is also a versatile and powerful video control software and fast becoming the go-to software for many theatrical media designers.

In this practical workshop, Media and Lighting Designer Kathy Maxwell and award-winning Sound and Media Designer C. Andrew Mayer will cover the fundamentals of working with Qlab 3 for video, including:

  • Setting up a camera and interfacing it into a QLab 3 system.
  • Working with source files.
  • Manipulating geometries.
  • Programming cues.
  • Editing and effects.
  • Integrating Video and Audio
  • Networking multiple QLab 3 systems; this is a common situation in most theatres as the Sound Designer and the Media Designer will need to work simultaneously.


Learners will work in pairs at fully functional and licensed QLab 3 stations. The goal is to teach participants the core skills they will need to start working with QLab Video systems on A/V calls as technicians, as programmers in theatres and to get them started with the skills they need if they want to be designers.

This is a basic level workshop, but assumes a familiarity with the concepts of cuing and building cues. Unless it is specifically relevant to Video, this workshop will not cover the Audio aspects of QLab. This workshop assumes a basic familiarity with computers (QLab is native to Mac OS X and is not available on Windows).


Saturday October 28th

9am - 3:45pm, with a lunch break from noon - 12:45pm. Lunch will be provided on-site.

Foss Center 19B
Augsburg University
625 22nd Avenue S,
Minneapolis, MN 55454


Tickets are $75 and include materials, instruction and lunch.

This price is approximately 35% of the standard rate for a workshop of this type. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and to the generosity of Augsburg University’s Theatre Department.

Limited scholarship options exist; inquire about scholarships by emailing

Earlier Event: October 16
Production Managers' Meet Up