Articles from the August 2019 Issue

Keith Hoagland

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Mike Wharton •
  • August 2019
  • PLSN Interview
• August 9, 2019
“This band plays live, and so do I,” the lighting director says of Jason Aldean’s current “Ride All Night” trek. As a lighting director, Keith Hoagland has become a director of designers, so to speak. Hoagland first worked with Jason Aldean in 2008 when the artist headlined at the Huntsville, AL Spring Jam festival, which […] Read More...

Special Event Services

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • August 2019
  • Company 411
• August 9, 2019
NC-Based Event Company Undergoing “Generational Shift” Michael Brammer, son of SES founder Jim Brammer, says that while he grew up being part of the shows, he didn’t think he wanted to be part of the industry. He’s a “proud college drop-out” and once flirted with going to culinary school. But summers working for SES led […] Read More...

Kat Covell

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • August 2019
  • NextGen
• August 9, 2019
Standout Programmer and All-Around Lighting Tech In our search for the next generation of people that will soon become household names in our biz, we caught up with a woman who deserves notice as a lighting and video programmer. Kat Covell was in the Los Angeles-based shop of Fuse Technical Group, familiarizing herself with the […] Read More...

House Lights

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • August 2019
  • Buyer's Guide
• August 9, 2019
We at PLSN have never devoted an entire Buyers Guide to this particular niche of lighting fixtures before. But the fact is that every lighting vendor is going to be asked to spec some sort of house lights at some point of their career, usually for a permanent install. Many manufacturers include an architectural division […] Read More...

Rodd McLaughlin

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • 1000 Words With...
  • August 2019
• August 9, 2019
Screens Producer, Media Server Programmer and General Technologist Rodd McLaughlin, principal of RGM Productions, Inc., started out working as an electrician in theater, but quickly moved into the world of lighting programming for not only theater, but industrials, fashion shows and television. While working as a technician/programmer behind the scenes on a variety of projects, […] Read More...

Creative Visuals for SUSS and The Security Project

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Will Romano •
  • August 2019
  • Focus on Projection
• August 9, 2019
Art Rock Bands Enhance Live Shows with Affordable Media and Tools Two veteran art-rock acts are applying video software to enhance their live performances. New York City-based ambient instrumental country band Suss, and The Security Project, a tribute act reimagining Peter Gabriel’s slightly esoteric ethno-techno pop rock, benefit from resident multi-media mavens, who’ve spent years […] Read More...

Taylorleds VAPOR Video Panel System

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Jim Hutchison •
  • August 2019
  • Product Spotlight
• August 9, 2019
The number of LED video panels and video panel manufacturers in the industry is truly staggering. Manufacturers have to innovate at such a rapid pace in this market, so a solid product with a low margin of down time can be the difference between a rental fleet full of that product, or a rental fleet […] Read More...

Summerfest

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • August 2019
  • Focus on Festivals
• August 9, 2019
World’s Largest Music Festival Upgrades with More LED Video Picture in your head the largest music festival in the world. Scores of eager concert goers, beer in hand, flowing through a sea of humanity, traveling stage-to-stage to see their favorite artists and fall in love with some they’ve never heard before. That sea of humanity […] Read More...

Epson’s Latest Display Technology Solutions

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Craig Rutherford •
  • August 2019
  • Company Spotlight
• August 9, 2019
To download a PDF of the Aug. 2019 Company Spotlight feature on Epson and its product line, CLICK HERE. Read More...

GDTF: Finding Common Ground for an Efficient Workflow

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Vickie Claiborne •
  • August 2019
  • Video Digerati
• August 9, 2019
Back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the digital era of the lighting industry had yet to define a standard for unifying data exchange between fixtures. Every manufacturer had its own proprietary control language and controller for programming their own fixtures. What that meant for shows back then was a different controller for each […] Read More...

Altman AFS-500/700 LED Followspots

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Brandon Creel •
  • August 2019
  • Road Tests
• August 9, 2019
Altman Lighting, located in Yonkers, New York, USA, is a well-known brand of entertainment and architectural lighting products. Altman has been manufacturing followspots for decades including the Comet, Luminator, and discontinued Explorer and Voyager. When I was in high school, we had a pair of Voyagers, and they were great units. Their newest products are […] Read More...

GLP FR10 Bar

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • August 2019
  • Road Tests
• August 9, 2019
It’s pretty evident that, out of all the linear auto tilting battens on the market, German Light Products (GLP) has garnished the lion’s share of attention with their X4 Bar series of LED strips. So why not take the same sized models and upgrade them with some super strength LED modules and other attributes? And […] Read More...
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