Claude Heintz of the UW-Madison Dance Department

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Claude Heintz

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Claude Heintz

FACULTY ASSOCIATE
Dance

429A Lathrop Hall  binoculars icon
1050 UNIVERSITY AVE
MADISON, WI 53706-1304

cheintz@education.wisc.edu

Personal Biography

Claude Heintz is the resident lighting designer for the UW-Madison Dance Department. Mr. Heintz is the author of a number of software applications for lighting including MacLux Pro(tm) which was one of the first lighting design programs for the Macintosh. Mr. Heintz recently presented a lecture and workshop at the BIBU festival in Lund Sweden. He was invited to speak about his latest LXSeries software which gives designers tools for working with current innovations in lighting technology. LXSeries Pro is used at major universities and by designers worldwide.


Education

MFA, Theatre Arts, Lighting Design
University of Oregon
Eugene OR

BA, Theatre
State University of New York-Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh NY


 

 

Research Interests

Lighting Design, Lighting Design Software

Publications

  • LXFree v2.0 [Computer Software].
    Online Publication/Abstract
    Abstract: LXFree is an application for drawing light plots and generating paperwork. LXFree combines drawing a light plot with editing information associated with graphic objects in the drawing. LXFree produces reports by linking the graphics, attached data, and additional databases related to the properties of these objects. LXFree is available for free download and is widely used by lighting designers internationally.
  • LXBeams v2.0 [Computer Software].
    Online Publication/Abstract
    Abstract: LXBeams is an application for drawing light plots, generating paperwork and pre-visualization of lighting designs. LXBeams combines drawing a light plot with editing information associated with graphic objects in the drawing. LXBeams produces reports by linking the graphics, attached data, and additional databases related to the properties of these objects. LXBeams uses multiple databases to show the effect of lighting in several ways including quantitate analysis, 2D projection and 3D rendering. LXBeams is commercial, licensed software and is used by professional lighting designers and academic institutions nationally and internationally.
  • LXConsole v2.2 [Computer Software].
    Online Publication/Abstract
    Abstract: LXConsole is an application for offline editing and for realtime creation and playback of lighting cues. It is able to import and export files in standard USITT ASCII format and is an ideal offline archive and analysis tool. LXConsole has unique interface and scripting capabilities that make it attractive to experimental theatre and performance projects. LXConsole is free for download in is used by lighting designers for performances internationally.

Awards and Honors

  • Academic Staff Excellence Award
    Organization: School of Education
    Scope: School of Education
    Date(s): May 2005

Memberships

  • Unites States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
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