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Articles from the March 2018 Issue

The Pillars of Planning: A Look at the ESA’s 2017 Event Safety Summit

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Jacob Worley •
  • March 2018
  • Safety Factor
• March 12, 2018
In our industry, most professionals agree that planning for safety has become an essential part of the event production process. What is often less clear are the details — what should we prepare for, and where do we begin? Read More...

Hand Tools

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • March 2018
• March 12, 2018
Having the ultimate set of hand tools can make you the most popular tech on a tour. It also means you will constantly be updating your kit with newer models as you replace the tools that were permanently borrowed, as well as all the expendables (screws, rivets, tape) exhausted. PLSN reached out to several online forums to ask what tool was their most indispensable. Read More...

NAMM Gets a Video Assist

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Estefani Carrasquedo •
  • Features
  • March 2018
• March 12, 2018
At the 2018 NAMM Show, held at the Anaheim Convention Center Jan. 25-28, one of the main attractions for the 115,085 attendees was the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage. Mega Systems provided providing screen panels and processing units for the stage, which featured performances from Andy Grammer, OK Go and Michael McDonald to Lindsey Stirling, Butch Walker and Sam Moore. Read More...

Touchdown in Times Square

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • Installations
  • March 2018
• March 12, 2018
Part themed attraction, part museum exhibit, “The NFL Experience,” located in New York City’s Times Square, is a new permanent interactive football experience for both the die-hard and casual fans of the game. The NFL, working with the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, have created a multi-floor experience where visitors come in as if they were a new player in the league. Read More...

Oregon Symphony’s Music for the Eyes

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Randi Minetor •
  • March 2018
  • Projection Design
• March 12, 2018
Millennials, now the largest single demographic in the world, have not gravitated en masse to the concert halls frequented by their parents and grandparents. But the Oregon Symphony — the oldest continually operating symphony in the western U.S. — is not just any orchestra. With its optimistic slogan, “Moving Music Forward,” the symphony has embraced the goal of attracting new audience members with innovative visual presentations integrated with music. Read More...

My Friend, Audio

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Jeff Gooch •
  • March 2018
  • Video World
• March 12, 2018
I have this weird friend named Audio. We’ve worked very closely together for a while now. When we’re dialed in, life is great. Everything just sort of clicks, you know? Usually everyone is really cool when we get along. If I just disappear, most people can still say that they weren’t totally dissatisfied. At least they can say they heard something. But if Audio goes away while I’m on, people flip out. They flip out more when we are both there, but out of sync. We’re still friends, and that’s all that matters, really. Read More...

Absen X3v Mobile Indoor/Outdoor Video Panel

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Skip Pfeiffer •
  • March 2018
  • Product Spotlight
• March 12, 2018
Absen's The X3v (and its sister panels, the X2v and X5v) are made for mobile production, and they don’t care whether that quick setup and teardown is inside or outdoors. The X3v panel fronts are rated IP65. The rear of the panels rate IP54. So they can stand up to the challenges of an indoor or outdoor show with varying levels of atmospheric obstacles. Read More...

High End Systems SolaFrame 750

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Craig Rutherford •
  • March 2018
  • Road Tests
• March 12, 2018
Automated framing shutters on moving lights were once not as common as they are today. The most popular framing-shutter fixture in existence is probably the venerable ellipsoidal reflector spotlight, but motorized framing shutters remained a somewhat uncommon feature on automated lights for many years. This month, I’m looking at the newest member of the High End Systems SolaFrame family, the SolaFrame 750, to see how its feature set stacks up in the world of framing shutter moving lights. Read More...

Crafting Corporate Events

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Brad Schiller •
  • Feeding the Machines
  • March 2018
• March 12, 2018
I often say that one of the best benefits of working in the lighting industry is that we get to work on a wide variety of production types. This month, I am continuing my coverage of some of these different genres of production by writing about programming for corporate events. Read More...

Ozuna

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PLSN Staff •
  • March 2018
  • Showtime
• March 12, 2018
Lighting/Video Co
LPS Production

Venue
Amway Center
Orlando, FL

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Pierce Manufacturing Dealer Sales Meeting

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PLSN Staff •
  • March 2018
  • Showtime
• March 12, 2018
Lighting/Video Co
Studio Gear LLC

Venue
Fox Cities Exhibition Center
Appleton, WI

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August Burns Red ‘Phantom Anthem’ Tour

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PLSN Staff •
  • March 2018
  • Showtime
• March 12, 2018
Lighting Co
Squeek Lights

Venue
Various (Tour)

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