Articles from the June 2019 Issue

Celebrating Renewal

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Jim Kumorek •
  • Church Visuals
  • June 2019
• June 16, 2019
Celebration Church Revamps its AVL Systems for Greater Alignment with their Ministry Efforts… Shaun Barbour, associate pastor at Celebration Church in Raleigh, NC, notes a “pretty big missional shift” in the church’s vision in the past year or so that “forced us to articulate what we do, why we do it, and how we do […] Read More...

Smoke Machines

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • June 2019
• June 16, 2019
Every couple of years, we like to check in with all the manufacturers of smoke. We like devices that shoot out cryo (or what looks like plumes of steam) that rise 20 feet in the air. Since the last time we covered this category, more manufacturers of hazers and foggers have jumped on the bandwagon […] Read More...

Stefaan “Smasher” Desmedt

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • 1000 Words With...
  • June 2019
• June 16, 2019
After 25 years on the road touring, Stefaan “Smasher” Desmedt, Parnelli Award winner for Video Director of the Year in 2009, is now creative technical director with PRG in Los Angeles developing new mixed reality technology for live events. Smasher was a longtime member of the U2 team, where he served as video director, as […] Read More...

‘Rocketman’ Launches Into Theaters

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Will Romano •
  • Cinematography
  • June 2019
• June 15, 2019
An Interview with DP George Richmond… The most surprising thing about the new movie Rocketman isn’t that the life and times of British pop music icon Elton John were developed into a movie script and transferred to the Big Screen. What’s difficult to fathom is why it’s taken so long to realize such a cinematic […] Read More...

Onedome

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Randi Minetor •
  • June 2019
  • Projection Design
• June 15, 2019
Pushing the Boundaries of Art and Technology…  On the day that Onedome, an interactive “digital wonderland,” opened to visitors, a news broadcaster on San Francisco’s CBS-TV affiliate declared, “Technology is helping bring art to life.” Indeed, something brand new came to life in the former museum space — an art experience that not only invites […] Read More...

INFiLED

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Company 411
  • June 2019
• June 15, 2019
Growing Company Builds on Large LED Video Expertise… In a short amount of time INFiLED, a manufacturer of large LED video equipment, has made an impressive worldwide impression on the live event industry. In less than a decade, they have established a presence in the Netherlands, the U.K., Australia, Hong Kong, and here in the […] Read More...

XiteLabs Steps Up and Out

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Mike Wharton •
  • June 2019
  • Video Trends
• June 15, 2019
In 2015, a Los Angeles-based lighting supplier was contemplating a merger with two design studios — Tandem Digital Entertainment and V-Squared Labs — with the goal of establishing a new creative division to augment the supplier’s rental division. The merger didn’t come to fruition, but out of that discovery phase, the two prominent founders, Greg […] Read More...

Nick O’Bryen

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • June 2019
  • NextGen
• June 15, 2019
Video Shaker and Mover…  In PLSN’s continuing series of Parnelli Next Generation nominees, we introduce Nick O’Bryen, a man who came highly recommended to the Parnelli Board of Advisers. He may have just turned 30 last month, but he’s been around the biz since he was about 10 years old. He’s a project manager, he’s […] Read More...

What’s In Your Rack?

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Vickie Claiborne •
  • June 2019
  • Video Digerati
• June 15, 2019
Walking around NAB this year, I saw a demo for software that provides a specific toolset for designing systems and AV racks. I started thinking of the need for good software tools to help systems engineers design and manage all of the connections between all of the gear that we use on a regular basis. […] Read More...

disguise vx 4 and r15.3 Software

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Vickie Claiborne •
  • June 2019
  • Product Spotlight
• June 15, 2019
disguise Technologies’ newest server, the vx 4, and the most recent software release, r15.3, are both designed to be used to create and to deliver arguably some of the most impressive-and demanding-performance tasks in live production events today. But, before we can discuss the newest features in both, we need to start with some simplified […] Read More...

Unilumin Announces Showcase

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Unilumin (Photos and Text) •
  • June 2019
  • Product Spotlight
• June 15, 2019
Latest Rental Innovations Appearing at InfoComm USA… Unilumin Group presented the latest rental innovations at InfoComm USA. As a world-leading LED product and solution provider, Unilumin has introduced several new video panels to lead the market. Through the high quality, the diversified product lines and the rapid and large-scale stock supply capacity, Unilumin has established […] Read More...

Robe T1

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • June 2019
  • Road Tests
• June 15, 2019
Having already conquered the arena and stadium markets with their highly successful BMFL line of fixtures, Robe set their sights on designing a fixture that was equally valuable in the theater, television and touring markets. It was the combination of these three genre names that led to the title of this new LED sourced moving […] Read More...

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