Articles from the April 2019 Issue

LED Fresnels and Softlights

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • April 2019
  • Buyer's Guide
• April 8, 2019
This month’s Buyers Guide ties in with this issue’s focus on lighting for TV and cinema, both of which are lit with the images captured by cameras as a key consideration. Fresnels have been around since French scientist Augustin-Jean Fresnel was studying optics and light waves back in 1822. Today’s lens designs follow the same […] Read More...

Tamlyn Wright

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • 1000 Words With...
  • April 2019
• April 8, 2019
Production Designer and Partner at Silent House Productions Tamlyn Wright’s career includes designing world tours, broadcast music specials and award shows, e-sports, gaming and theme park environments, theater, corporate brand events, car shows, film and circus performances. As a partner in the design firm Silent House Productions, Wright currently specializes in designing live events and […] Read More...

Teen Spirit

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Randi Minetor •
  • April 2019
  • Cinematography
• April 6, 2019
DP Autumn Durald Arkapaw Talks Cinema Lighting Take a 17-year-old teenager from the Isle of Wight, one whose self-esteem issues and shyness show in her downcast eyes, hidden behind unruly hair. Plunge her into the fast-paced reality show world of a national singing competition. Give her an unlikely mentor, a harsh but loving mother, an […] Read More...

Breakthrough

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Will Romano •
  • April 2019
  • PLSN Interview
• April 6, 2019
Director Roxann Dawson and DP Zoran Popovic on the Film’s Visual Design When 14-year old John Smith fell through a crack in a frozen St. Louis, Missouri area lake, he was retrieved from icy waters and rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced clinically dead. The teenage athlete’s brush with death, his miraculous recovery, […] Read More...

LED on Camera

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Mike Wharton •
  • April 2019
  • Features
• April 6, 2019
Horizon AVL Updates TV Studio Looks for Temple University As Temple University’s digital cable station that produces original programming from across the university’s schools, colleges, and campuses, TUTV (Temple University Television) serves a vital role in bringing news, fine arts programming, sports activities, and a wealth of additional content to members of the university’s academic […] Read More...

Upstage Video

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • April 2019
  • Company 411
• April 6, 2019
“Boutique” Shop Expands Further into the Touring World Video director Mark Haney describes Upstage Video as “a leader in large screen displays and live video production services that has evolved into a turn-key event company that handles everything from load in to load out. It was founded 14 years ago by Doug Murray, who is […] Read More...

‘Sviatovid’ Brings Bart Kresa’s Work Full Circle

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Ilana Marks •
  • April 2019
  • Features
• April 6, 2019
BartKresa Studio’s new 360-degree projection-mapped sculpture is a monumental experience. One of Bart Kresa’s early explorations into activating architecture with lighting did not involve projection mapping, or even projectors. In 2002, Kresa lit the windows in the Palace of Culture and Science, the tallest building in Warsaw, to create a 140-by-140-foot pixelated heart image for […] Read More...

Organizing Your Game

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Vickie Claiborne •
  • April 2019
  • Video Digerati
• April 6, 2019
Whether you’re programming lighting or video, one of the most important aspects of driving a lighting console is organization. If your workflow doesn’t match the type of show you’re working on, you are probably going to struggle and find it challenging to feel comfortable pushing those buttons unless you’ve laid out your desktop in such […] Read More...

Christie’s Spyder X80

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Jim Hutchison •
  • April 2019
  • Road Tests
• April 6, 2019
An Arachnid of Epic Multi-Windowing Whenever a new piece of gear is introduced to the field, the major question that gets asked is “what shows is it on, who’s using it?” It seems like a large market share of our industry is employing the Spyder X80 multi-screen windowing processor from Christie — for controlling multiple […] Read More...

The LED Poster

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Craig Rutherford •
  • April 2019
  • Product Spotlight
• April 6, 2019
Portable video displays have become quite the thing these days. We see them at every trade show, shopping mall and convention as well as street corners. Sure, one can order 60-inch LCD displays, but what if you want a sign that is, say, 12 feet high by 20 feet wide, much brighter than an LCD […] Read More...

Chauvet Maverick Storm 1 Wash

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Craig Rutherford •
  • April 2019
  • Road Tests
• April 6, 2019
The form factor of any particular object may serve to hide its unique features, to whatever extent they exist. Humans use shortcuts — we categorize things, mentally place them into neat and tidy boxes. Where this fails us is when it causes us to overlook what lies beneath the surface, to ignore the incremental but […] Read More...

HES SolaFrame 1000

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • April 2019
  • Road Tests
• April 6, 2019
Well, now it’s now official. Everyone that has ever made a moving light has officially thrown their hat into the ring and produced an LED profile that moves. Many continue to play catch up, while High End Systems continues to move forward. The first company to bail on all discharge lights and dedicate their future […] Read More...
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