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Lighting Design: The Finishing Touch on a Great Theater Project (ESD041.B)

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Join one of the top theater designers in the world for a class that takes the aesthetic appeal of your theaters to the next level!

CEU Value 1.5

REGISTER - $80.00


Lighting may be the most misunderstood ingredient in home theater design. It is broadly considered a functional element even though there is a big difference between a functionally lit room and an aesthetically lit one. In this course, examine lighting design as a means of showcasing and bringing attention to the various architectural and design elements in the room and enhancing the cinema experience. Topics covered include: how various light sources are divided into separate loads, implementing separate lighting scenes for aesthetics and convenience, using light as paint to accentuate design details inside a room, and using light to turn a bland-looking space into an exceptional looking one.

This eCourse consists of an in-depth video lecture recorded at CEDIA 2014 in Denver, CO. Additional material in this course includes:

  • Quizzes
  • Downloadables such as worksheets, reference documents, diagrams, and additional reference material

After registering, this eCourse will be available for 90 days. To access, log in to and select My CEDIA then My Training.

Class Length: 1.5 hours

Regular Price: $80
CEDIA Member Price: $50

Meet the Instructor


Theo Kalomirakis

Theo Kalomirakis Theaters

Theo Kalomirakis was born and raised in Athens, Greece. He studied film making at the Athens Film School and directed his first short feature with a grant from the Fulbright Foundation. The film and consecutive ones he made won a number of prizes in international film festivals and secured for Theo a scholarship at New York University. Theo graduated from NUY with a Masters' Degree in Film and Television, but decided not to pursue the career of a filmmaker. Instead he became an acclaimed art director first for Time Warner and later on for Forbes Inc. After designing and building a private theater in his own residence, he realized that this could be the beginning of a new era of home entertainment. In 1989 Theo launched his own company designing private theaters for affluent individuals around the world. Today Theo is recognized internationally as "the father of Home Theater", industry that he helped inspire and define with his award-winning private entertainment environments.

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