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Articles from the August 2018 Issue

Alex Murphy, Lighting Director/Programmer

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • 1000 Words With...
  • August 2018
• August 13, 2018
Alex Murphy started out in theater, but a fateful conversation about his involvement with lighting the exterior of the National Theatre on the South Bank of the Thames would turn into a position as lighting associate on U2’s epic 360˚ tour. He has been lighting director/programmer for all the U2 tours since then, including the […] Read More...

Nationwide Video

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Mike Wharton •
  • August 2018
  • Company 411
• August 13, 2018
How Two Kids on a Hockey Team Developed a World-Famous Brand Nationwide Video’s recent major Investment in the new Sony HDC Series Studio and Live Camera Systems and Sport Lenses continues to build on the successful business philosophy Gary Becker put together with the support of Bret Tracey 20 years ago based on their bond […] Read More...

Training

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Vickie Claiborne •
  • August 2018
  • Video Digerati
• August 13, 2018
This question comes up all the time, “How do I get started with media servers?” Well, the short answers are training and practice. Practice is something you have to do on your own. Training, on the other hand, is something that luckily is readily available in a variety of options. So where do you go […] Read More...

Elation Smarty Hybrid

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Brandon Creel •
  • August 2018
  • Road Tests
• August 13, 2018
Elation Professional’s Smarty Hybrid is a new discharge lamp moving head spot, beam and wash hybrid fixture. It’s mid-sized but fully loaded, with features including eight rotatable gobos, 12 static stamped metal gobos, subtractive CMY color mixing, 13 colors, motorized focus and zoom, frost, plus five- and 16-facet rotating prisms. Elation Professional sums it up […] Read More...

The Perfect Position

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Brad Schiller •
  • August 2018
  • Feeding the Machines
• August 13, 2018
One of an automated lighting programmer’s most important tasks is the creation of position palettes/presets. While some may see this as a mundane routine, I find it very exciting as I move the fixtures into positions. During this time, I get to see what can be created simply by focusing light into unique locations and […] Read More...

Summer Sizzles on the Touring Circuit

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Debi Moen •
  • August 2018
  • Designer Watch
• August 13, 2018
Lighting designer Tim Routledge informs us that we’ll see three of his tours in the U.S. this summer: Sam Smith’s The Thrill of It All world tour in North America until September (pictured above, with lighting director Louisa Smurthwaite); Jeff Lynne’s ELO World Tour in August and Florence + The Machine’s world tour, which rehearses […] Read More...

The Show Before the Show

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Chris Lose •
  • August 2018
  • LD at Large
• August 13, 2018
“A stunning first impression was not the same thing as love at first sight. But surely it was an invitation to consider the matter.” —Lois McMaster Bujold The performance starts as soon as the audience walks into the venue. The sight of the lobby, the smell of the arena, the ambience of the house music […] Read More...

Bergstrom June 3000 Sale Kickoff Meeting

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PLSN Staff •
  • August 2018
  • Showtime
• August 13, 2018
Lighting Co
Lighthouse Productions

Venue
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Appleton, WI

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Billy Idol Live! Tour

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PLSN Staff •
  • August 2018
  • Showtime
• August 13, 2018
Lighting Co
Premier Global/Entec Sound & Light

Venue
Various
(Tour)

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Boston Calling Festival

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PLSN Staff •
  • August 2018
  • Showtime
• August 13, 2018
Lighting Co
Clearwing Productions

Venue
Harvard Athletic Complex
Boston, MA

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Country 500 Music Festival

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PLSN Staff •
  • August 2018
  • Showtime
• August 13, 2018
Lighting Co
Morris

Venue
Daytona Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL

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Dave Matthews Band 2018 Tour

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PLSN Staff •
  • August 2018
  • Showtime
• August 13, 2018
Lighting Co
Theatrical Media Services

Venue
Various
(Tour)

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