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Articles from the July 2018 Issue

Arc-Sourced Moving Lights

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • July 2018
• July 13, 2018
There are still people declaring the death of the discharge bulb is imminent. But don’t try to tell that to the thousands of buyers still purchasing these lights each year, or Philips, which keep making arc-sourced bulbs brighter, more efficient and longer lasting. Among the models still available: the ADJ Vizi CMY 16RX, Blizzard Kryo.Mix […] Read More...

Kevin Lawson: Lighting Designer, Director and Programmer

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • 1000 Words With...
  • July 2018
• July 13, 2018
Kevin Lawson, better known as KevLaw, is one of the go-to lighting directors/programmers for TV, events and corporate gigs. Based in Michigan, Lawson started off in theater working as an assistant/associate and LD for regional, Off-Broadway and Broadway shows. After a career shift to lighting for broadcast television, Lawson has spent the last 18 years […] Read More...

U2’s 2018 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • July 2018
  • Video Production
• July 13, 2018
The Band’s 2015 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Show Design Gets Updated with Impressive New Video Elements Before their 2017 tour, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of their 1987 album release, The Joshua Tree, U2 had spent much of 2015 on the road with their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour, in support of their 13th album, Songs of […] Read More...

Digital Graffiti

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Jim Hutchison •
  • Features
  • July 2018
• July 13, 2018
Annual Event Paints Static and Moving Imagery on Seaside Community’s Architecture Since 2008, the town of Alys Beach, an architecturally distinguished 158-acre planned beachfront community on the Florida panhandle between Panama City and Pensacola, holds an annual event, Digital Graffiti. It’s a competition among an international pool of artists and designers that transforms the white […] Read More...

I’ve Got a Guy…

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Jeff Gooch •
  • July 2018
  • Video World
• July 13, 2018
Father’s Day rolled around recently, and I couldn’t help but notice that all the cards and greetings revolved around fixing stuff. As if the Universal Fixing Guy is your Dad…or a Dad. I suppose that may be true in some sense, and I don’t mean to shortchange all the mothers out there who end up […] Read More...

DTS Synergy 5 Profile

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Jim Hutchison •
  • July 2018
  • Road Tests
• July 13, 2018
Italian luminaire manufacturer DTS has released an incredible new LED moving head profile that quite frankly grabbed my attention; not only does it have a full feature set, but there are some innovations that have shown DTS as a real contender in the American market. ‡‡         The Light Source First and foremost, Synergy 5 profile […] Read More...

Robe Tarrantula

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Richard Olson •
  • July 2018
  • Road Tests
• July 13, 2018
  Robe has released their most powerful LED wash/effects fixture and it packs one heckuva beam from a large-scale pancake-faced fixture. They’ve managed to combine the technology they made available with last year’s Spiider fixture — with a fixture comparable in size to the LEDWash 1200. If you are looking for a large-scale beam of […] Read More...

Model 1212-DIN DMX512/RDM Splitter from Doug Fleenor Design

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Jim Hutchison •
  • July 2018
  • Product Spotlight
• July 13, 2018
It’s a safe bet that, at some point in your lighting career, you have used a Doug Fleenor Design DMX product, whether it be a Opto/Iso box, a DMX Splitter, or any number of protocol interfaces — DMX to DALI, DMX to Analog boxes and the very popular NODE series units, for example. My first […] Read More...

MegaBatten from The Light Source

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Skip Pfeiffer •
  • July 2018
  • Product Spotlight
• July 13, 2018
Power and DMX in a Hanging Position You’ve more than likely seen the beautiful pendant-style LED houselights from The Light Source, a lighting company based out of Charlotte, NC, providing a wide range of products to the Entertainment, Worship and Installation markets. The iconic shape of the Light Source LED engine and its efficient cooling […] Read More...

The Holy Genre: Lighting Houses of Worship

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Brad Schiller •
  • Feeding the Machines
  • July 2018
• July 13, 2018
Over the past few months, I have been discussing various genres of production that automated lighting programmers often come across. This month, the genre study continues with a look at programming for House of Worship or religious based events. Typically, these occur in a church, synagogue, temple, or other religious location. Many are large productions, […] Read More...

Newbie LD Bruce Rodgers, Phish’s Sticks, Thirty Seconds of More Summer Tours

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Debi Moen •
  • Designer Watch
  • July 2018
• July 13, 2018
Look out, there’s a new lighting designer on the scene, but he already has a stellar reputation. Meet Bruce Rodgers of Tribe Design, newbie LD for Romeo Santos — a.k.a. The King of Bachata. This genre of music features a syncopated rhythm that fuses Bolero and African musical elements. “Romeo Santos gave me an opportunity […] Read More...

Why We Do What We Do

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Chris Lose •
  • July 2018
  • LD at Large
• July 13, 2018
The power of inclusivity is strong within the theater world. The tie-line that bonds us together cannot be broken by color, race, religion, region or gender. We are united in our common goal and will not let any unnecessary divisions separate us. We judge people based on their ability to complete a task in an […] Read More...

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