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Articles from the February 2019 Issue

Jerry “Hodgie” Vierna

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • 1000 Words With...
  • February 2019
• February 11, 2019
Jerry “Hodgie” Vierna is a lighting crew chief for concert touring and large events. He has traveled all over the world with a range of performers, including Poison, the Grateful Dead, Aerosmith, Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Roger Waters. During his career he has made the transition from massive PAR rigs to massive moving light rigs. […] Read More...

LED Ellipsoidal Fixtures

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • February 2019
• February 11, 2019
It’s amazing how almost every manufacturer of LED ellipsoidal fixtures has improved their range since the last time we covered these lights a few years ago. Some make a profile that is more suited to serve as a spotlight, while others are dedicated for use as gobo projectors. Many companies offer both warm and cool […] Read More...

elektraLite and the Stingray Family

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • February 2019
  • Product Spotlight
• February 11, 2019
Last week, my old friend Norm Wright stopped by our office with some of the products from elektraLite that Group One Limited was offering this year. PLSN had spent some time at their LDI booth last fall looking at the various models and we thought now would be a good time to introduce some of […] Read More...

NAIAS 2019 in Detroit

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • February 2019
  • Focus on Design
• February 11, 2019
A Look at GM’s Booths, Lit by Nautilus Entertainment Design Detroit has hosted an auto show since 1907, becoming the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), a truly international event, 31 years ago. One of the most influential annual automotive events in the world for the industry, NAIAS serves as a global stage for companies […] Read More...

A Fog Wall Reveal

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Jim Hutchison •
  • February 2019
  • Focus on FX
• February 11, 2019
Subaru Uses Heavy Fog Screen to Conceal and Reveal New STI S209 in Detroit This year’s Detroit Auto Show saw, as with every year of the iconic automotive industry trade show, some excellent applications of technology to reveal new vehicles and automotive technology. Subaru this year unveiled its STI S209 to the American market, with […] Read More...

Getting to Know Hippo v4.4

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Vickie Claiborne •
  • February 2019
  • Video Digerati
• February 11, 2019
Earlier in the year, I attended a Hippotizer training course in Los Angeles with instructor Graham Whipple to get up-to-speed on Green Hippo’s latest software, v4. Now, after having used the Hippotizer on a recent project, I thought I’d share some thoughts on Hippo features that I really like. ‡‡         Outputs and Configuration At first, […] Read More...

ChamSys QuickQ

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • February 2019
  • Road Tests
• February 11, 2019
If you’ve ever run moving lights and automated fixtures from a lighting desk, it’s a safe bet that you know the basics needed to build a show on any lighting console. But, chances are, you are going to need a manual or a hotline to a friend who can answer a few questions to get […] Read More...

Claypaky Axcor Profile 400

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Craig Rutherford •
  • February 2019
  • Road Tests
• February 11, 2019
To take a forward-looking view of the state of the lighting industry circa early 2019, one must almost certainly come to the obvious conclusion: that arc-based sources are in their sunset years. Unlike incandescent sources before them — whose demise was more gradual in part because certain segments of our industry entertained an almost magical […] Read More...

With Thanks to the DSKY (DiSplay & KeYboard)

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Brad Schiller •
  • February 2019
  • Feeding the Machines
• February 11, 2019
On December 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched from the earth and became the first manned spacecraft to leave low earth orbit. During its six-day mission, it orbited the moon and returned to earth through the help of an amazing new piece of technology. The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) was one of the first integrated circuit […] Read More...

Floydian Trips, NAIAS, Infinitus Vox, Tour Snippets

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Debi Moen •
  • Designer Watch
  • February 2019
• February 11, 2019
If it’s January and you’re in Detroit, chances are you’re working on the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The design team from California-based Nautilus Entertainment Design have bundled up for the annual winter event for the past 14 years. Principal Jim Tetlow tells us his team designed the lighting for all of the General […] Read More...

Roadies to the Rescue

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Chris Lose •
  • February 2019
  • LD at Large
• February 11, 2019
The world is our home. We need to take care of it accordingly. My current tour is taking steps to tread lightly and minimize our ecological footprint. We have taken off the jackboots of Rock ‘n’ Roll-Past and replaced them with the ecological TOMS of today. We have realized that touring needs to be just […] Read More...

A$AP FERG

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PLSN Staff •
  • February 2019
  • Showtime
• February 11, 2019
Lighting Co
East Coast Lighting & Production Services (ECLPS)

Venue
Jorgensen PAC, University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

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