Richard Cadena

Richard Cadena

Instructor Bio: 

Richard Cadena is an ETCP Certified Entertainment Electrician and an ETCP Recognized Trainer with over 37 years of experience in the entertainment lighting industry. He is the author of: “Electricity for Entertainment Electricians & Technicians, 3rd Edition” “Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light, 3rd Edition” “Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship” “Focus on Lighting Technology” As a freelance lighting designer and lighting consultant he has worked on concert tours, television, theatre, motion picture productions, and he has designed dozens of lighting systems for permanent installations. He is a member of IATSE Local 205 in good standing. Current and former clients include Cirque du Soleil, Carnival Cruise Lines, SeaWorld, Saturday Night Live, NBA, IATSE Locals 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 16, 58, 479, and more. He is also the technical editor for L&SA Media and a columnist for Lighting&Sound America, Light & Sound International, and Protocol magazines.


University of Texas, Austin
ETCP Certified Instructor
ETCP Recognized Trainer


IATSE, Local 728

Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians

1001 W. Magnolia Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91506

(818) 954-0728


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