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The August 2018 Digital Edition

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Articles from the August 2018 Issue

Unity Over Division

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • August 2018
  • Editor's Note
• August 13, 2018
Last month, we printed an LD-at-Large column that preached about unity in our business, and we couldn’t have been prouder of the outpour of comments from our readers, a couple of which we felt compelled to publish (See page 10). It warms my heart when people foster a positive view of people of all races […] Read More...

Anthony McCoy with Aaron Watson’s Tour

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Debi Moen •
  • August 2018
  • On the Road
• August 13, 2018
THE DESIGN: “I’m a slave to the music — whatever energy Aaron and the band are putting out I match with my lighting choices. It’s fun to make the lighting, video and pixel mapped fixtures be cohesive with the music. Side light is a big thing — I’m a fan of how that makes Aaron […] Read More...

Rhythm & Mime with Mummenschanz

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Bryan Reesman •
  • August 2018
  • Inside Theater
• August 13, 2018
The anthropomorphic and metamorphic performance troupe that is Mummenschanz defies easy categorization, and that is one of the reasons this enchanting Swiss group has maintained a steadfast following since its first shows in Paris in 1972. Their colorful and surreal spectacle involves limber performers acting out various vignettes in unusual costumes, often in the guise […] Read More...

Jimmy Buffett Son of a Son of a Sailor Tour

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • August 2018
  • Production Profile
• August 13, 2018
The Tour Nobody Ever Seems to Want to Leave Jimmy Buffett and his longtime crew are out on the road again this summer playing a few sheds and stadiums while undertaking a leisurely schedule that everyone appears to be quite happy with. As usual, a Buffett show is a spectacle, not because of any over […] Read More...

Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues 2018 Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • August 2018
  • Designer Insights
• August 13, 2018
Maroon 5, which had toured the world from early 2015 to late 2017 on their fifth tour in support of their fifth album, called, simply enough, “Five” (stylized V), didn’t waste much time getting back out on the road in support of their sixth album, Red Pill Blues, released last November. While not as extensive […] Read More...

Special Olympics Celebrates 50 Years of Inclusive Events

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Richard Olson •
  • August 2018
  • Event Production
• August 12, 2018
Chance the Rapper, Others Perform for a Good Cause with Assist from Social Function Productions The Special Olympics celebrated its 50th anniversary last month in Chicago with a series of events designed to highlight the concept of inclusion. The first Special Olympics events were held in 1968 at Soldier Field, a joint undertaking between the […] Read More...

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters 2018 Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • August 2018
  • Wide Focus
• August 13, 2018
Carl Burnett is out with Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters tour as lighting designer and director, having worked with Plant since 2014. Burnett had worked with the tour manager (Gary Trew at the time) previously on a David Gahan tour, and when the position was open for a new Plant tour, Burnett was […] Read More...

Thinking About Lasers as Lighting Fixtures

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Jim Hutchison •
  • August 2018
  • Laser Focus
• August 13, 2018
X-Laser Focuses on Lighting Designers and Console Integration We’ve come a very long way in a short amount of time in the entertainment lighting industry with respect to technology, whether it be lighting data communications and protocols, automated lighting and its specific technological advancements, or even LED fixtures and technology. The game is constantly being […] Read More...

See Factor Industry Inc.

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Bryan Reesman •
  • August 2018
  • Company 411
• August 13, 2018
Legendary Company Makes Their Move and Plans the Future The warehouse is buzzing and business is booming when PLSN visits See Factor at their new headquarters in Queens, NY. The giant Foreigner “4” logo made out of aluminum truss for the group’s summer tour is being assembled on the floor before it gets shipped out. […] Read More...

HIGHLT PDS Inc.

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Bryan Reesman •
  • August 2018
  • Company 411
• August 13, 2018
Myles Mangino’s Previz Studio is Based in See Factor’s Facility in Queens, NY When Myles Mangino was searching through New York City for a home for his new previz and production design studio, Highlt PDS Inc., to his surprise he could not find anything like that. And his search was extensive. But after settling into […] Read More...

Lighting Software

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • August 2018
  • Buyer's Guide
• August 9, 2018
This month, PLSN combed the internet to see just how many different lighting software programs there are out there. We were pleased to find so much more than just a few CAD programs, often mixed with previsualization packages for drawing light plots. We found software that takes care of your paperwork for you. We found […] Read More...

Marquee NYC

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Jim Hutchison •
  • August 2018
  • Installations
• August 13, 2018
Marquee NYC, Steve Lieberman and SJ Lighting: The Creation of a Design Polymath For those of us in the design and production sector of the industry, invoking the name Steve Lieberman conjures up many images of very large scale productions across the world — Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, China, and Mexico), Coachella, Lollapalooza, Beyond […] Read More...

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