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PLSN January Issue Features

by PLSN Webdesk • in January 2018 • Created: January 11, 2018

Editor’s Note
Out with the Old and In with the New

On the Road
LD Sean Semler with Granger Smith

Showtime
PLSN picks a dozen of the top tours of 2017, with details on supporting crew and gear.

Inside Theater
Designer David Zinn’s amazing scenery turns Broadway into Bikini Bottom for SpongeBob SquarePants.

Production Profile
LD Dan Hadley on the design, and how it morphed, for the Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold tour.

Designer Insights
SRae Productions steps up Halsey’s live show for her Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour.

Focus on Theater
The Geva Theatre Center’s production of A Christmas Carol has come a long way in 32 years.

PLSN Interview
Pixies LD Myles Mangino first met the band when he was driving a truck and they rode in the back with the gear.

Company 411
The new Ziba and other innovations come from Portland, Oregon-based Luxium Lighting.

Event Lighting
Jeffrey W. Pardee shares tips on lighting radio shows like REAL 92.3’s recent gig at the L.A. Forum.

Parnelli Profile
Kevin M. Mitchell profiles Lifetime Achievement honoree Bobby “Boomer” Thrasher.

Corporate Lighting 
Amazon Web Services threw a confab for 25,000 in Vegas, with a big assist from Production Club.

Buyers Guide
Hoists and winches designed to lift anything, from a single bulb to a five-ton block of steel.

1000 Words with…
Tyler Roach. After 16-plus years with Upstaging, this jack-of-all-trades team player put up his own shingle, sharing space with Robb Jibson’s So Midwest.

Projection Mapping
HAILstorm, Maxin10sity’s fool-the-eye spectacle, drew crowds during the University of Michigan’s homecoming weekend.

Video World
Jeff Gooch zeroes in on the coolest visuals of all this month: Frickin’ Lasers.

Road Test
ETC’s Color Source CYC is a quiet little fixture that throws a wide, even and efficiently luminous wash.

Feeding the Machines
Brad Schiller offers 15 tips to make 2018 the happiest New Year ever for lighting programmers.

Designer Watch
Debi Moen focuses on one LD this month: Toronto-based Christopher Da Silva, who’s just 16 years old.

LD-at-Large
Chris Lose takes a swashbuckling turn and proves that, when it comes to piracy, the pen is mightier than the cutlass.

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