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The June 2018 Digital Edition

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Articles from the June 2018 Issue

Is Old Better than New?

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
What’s the most often heard question a production designer is asked when contacted by an artist? “Can we do something new? You know, something that’s never been done before.” And before you answer this, they add, “And, of course, keep it under budget?” My routine answer is always, “Sure, we can take a stab at […] Read More...

LD Eric Cathcart with Greta Van Fleet

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Debi Moen •
  • June 2018
  • On the Road
• June 4, 2018
THE DESIGN: “Greta Van Fleet is influenced by the music of the heyday of rock ‘n’ roll. I went into the design with an old school vibe in mind — not a lot of movement, but relying on intensity and color. For the initial leg, I’m using five pipe and base towers with zoomable LED […] Read More...

Totally Tubular: ‘Saint Joan’ on Broadway

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Bryan Reesman •
  • Inside Theater
  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
The recent Broadway revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan starred Condola Rashad as Joan of Arc, the teenager who ascended from seemingly loony French patriot to fierce warrior and unifier of her people against English subjugation. But once her usefulness was over and the Catholic Church deemed her a threat to patriarchal rule, she […] Read More...

alt-J 2018 Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • June 2018
  • Production Profile
• June 4, 2018
British indie rock band alt-J (whose name, when typed on a computer keyboard, comes up as the symbol ∆), have been out on the road non-stop since they released their third album, Relaxer, a year ago. PLSN spoke with creative designers Jeremy Lechterman and Jackson Gallagher of FragmentNine, the full-service production design firm, along with […] Read More...

Jack White ‘Boarding House Reach’ Tour

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Designer Insights
  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
With No Set List, Tour Keeps Crew On Their Toes For the creatives chosen to put Jack White’s Boarding House Reach tour together, the challenge before them was equal parts invigorating and terrifying: There would be no set list, as in even White himself would not know what he was going to do next…and even […] Read More...

Khalid 2018 “Roxy” Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • June 2018
  • Wide Angle
• June 4, 2018
Five-time Grammy nominee, R&B singer and songwriter Khalid is out on a new headlining tour — The “Roxy” Tour, named after his dog, Roxy, recently adopted from a rescue shelter. In fact, $1 from every ticket will be donated to local animal shelters at each city’s stop. We spoke with lighting director Jonathan Camarillo about […] Read More...

Gareth Emery Brings Laserface to San Francisco

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Nick Danger •
  • Features
  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
Gareth Emery’s stage show, known as Laserface, was a unique presentation with more than 100 lasers deployed within San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The event, staged March 17, requiring the collaboration of four separate vendors from the tightly knit laser community. Shane Martz, owner of Dynamic FX provided lasers and production management expertise. Adam […] Read More...

Moogfest

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Mike Wharton •
  • Festival Spotlight
  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
Blizzard Lighting Layers Moogfest 2018’s Sonic Frontiers Moogfest is the synthesis of music, art and technology. It’s disruptive. It’s different. Their mission is to grow a global community of futurists who explore emerging sound technologies and design radical instruments for change. This year was that on overdrive: up-and-coming artists on the verge of breaking out, […] Read More...

The Innings Festival

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • Festival Spotlight
  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
New Festival in Arizona Offered by C3 Presents with Support from Clearwing Productions Arizona, home to music festivals like McDowell Mountain Music Fest, Wet Electric, Pot of Gold, and last year’s inaugural Lost Lakes Festival, was the setting of the first-ever Innings Festival. The three day baseball-themed event, produced by C3 Presents (Lollapalooza/Chicago and Austin […] Read More...

Northwestern University’s ‘Starry Night’ Gala

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Event Production
  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
Fundraiser Organizers Turn to Intelligent Lighting Creations for a Visual Assist Intelligent Lighting Creations (ILC) is typically busy serving the corporate/industrial world of the Chicago region, but recently they outdid themselves with a colossal fundraiser for Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. There they transformed the recently-completed Ryan Fieldhouse into a theatrical venue to host the […] Read More...

Media Servers

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
Media servers have certainly advanced in the two years since we last covered this category in PLSN’S Buyers Guide. Many now incorporate extra FX for manipulating live camera inputs, such as Notch and Video Dust. Many companies now offer software, and whatever hardware one chooses to install it on dictates your limitations. The addition of […] Read More...

Bob Morrissey, President of ECLPS

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • 1000 Words With...
  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
When Bob Morrissey was 20 years old and starting a lighting rental company, his hope was that he’d get to work with all of the bands that he admired. During his 46-year career he has done just that and so much more. His contributions to the music industry were recently recognized as he was inducted […] Read More...

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