Richard Cadena is an member of IATSE Local 205 and the author of several books for the production professional, including Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light, Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship, Focus on Lighting Technology. He is a 30 year veteran of the entertainment lighting industry and he has a background in electronics and electrical engineering. His work experience includes stints with two of the worlds largest automated lighting manufacturers and he has designed lighting systems for tours, theatre, and permanent installations. He is the former editor of Projection, Lights and Staging News magazine, an Authorized WYSIWYG Trainer, and. freelance lighting designer. He is proficient in WYSIWYG, LD Assistant, and Vectorworks and he teaches classes in lighting, electricity, and control systems. His training seminars and webinars are renowned for their humor and creativity and are among the most popular in the industry.
University of Texas, Austin