Lighting Courses


Welcome to Jands

Introducing the Interface, we will walk you through the Vista v2 Interface and teach you how to access the software's operational modes and a few tricks to guide you around the console.



Now that you are familiar with the interface of Vista it is time to get your fixtures into your show and assigned to a dmx address so that you can start creating. Patching in Vista, like everything else, is extremely visual and designed to be simple and effortless.


Fixture Chooser

Now that you have patched your fixtures they have been populated automatically into the fixture chooser window on the default layout. In this video we will look at creating and modifying the fixture chooser layouts to create the most efficient means for you to program your show.



Now that you have set-up your layouts and have an efficient workspace it is now time to program your fixtures and get those amazing looks you have been thinking of. This is where you will see the Vista v2 software start to work for you! It's so easy to create complex and impressive lighting looks using this application. 


Groups and Presets

Now that we've learnt the basics of controlling the fixtures in our show, we now start to look at creating the components of the show, the building blocks that will allow us to easily build our show.


  Storing Cues and Cuelists

Cues and cuelists are the primary way of organising and playing back your show. Vista uses tabs in the program to determine what you're editing. For the previous videos we have only been working with the live tab, but now we'll start to see cuelist tabs open up and we'll have to move between them.


The Timeline

Now that we know how to create cuelists we can now drill into the most powerful tool in the creation of your complex show, the timeline. By using the timeline you can easily see the events in your cues, laid out over a period of time, and visually perceive how you have changed the look on stage before you play them back.


  Advanced Editing

Let's get into some more functionality of the cuelist and start off by going through tracking and learning about how this affects your cuelists.


Effect Engine

Now that we have created our cuelists and put together our basic looks, we now need to spice up our shows with a few FX. This video will explain our SmartFX effect engine and show you how easy it is to create complex lighting FX.