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The November 2017 Digital Edition

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Articles from the November 2017 Issue

Nook Schoenfeld, Editor, PLSN

See You in Las Vegas!

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PLSN Staff •
  • Editor's Note
  • November 2017
• November 9, 2017

I like coming to Vegas in November. I prefer it over October simply because by the time you read this it will be freezing outside where I live and Vegas is always warm if you’re outside. I wouldn’t mind if they went back to having LDI rotating cities though. I always catch up with a different set of friends on the right coast than I do out here. But hey, it’s that time of year and it’s gonna be great regardless. Read More...

Benoit Richard photo by Debi Moen

LD Benoit Richard with Matchbox Twenty

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PLSN Staff •
  • November 2017
  • On the Road
• November 9, 2017

TOUR: July 12 to Oct. 7, U.S. and Canada. “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017” with co-headliners Counting Crows Read More...

The laser show served as a finale for the last two nights of the 2017 fair, which ran from Aug. 18-27

150th Marshfield Fair Laser Show

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PLSN Staff •
  • November 2017
  • Showtime
• November 9, 2017

Laser Co
Louis Capet XXVI Laser Shows

Venue
Marshfield Fairgrounds
Marshfield, MA

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The festival ran from July 13-15. The main Electric City stage was lit with Clearwing-supplied gear.

Camp Bisco 2017

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PLSN Staff •
  • November 2017
  • Showtime
• November 9, 2017

Lighting Co
Clearwing Productions

Venue
Montage Mountain
Scranton, PA

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The show took place Sept. 22

Jack Russell’s Great White

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PLSN Staff •
  • November 2017
  • Showtime
• November 9, 2017

Lighting Co
Central Park Performing Arts Center/Largo, FL

Venue
Central Park PAC (House Rig)
Largo, FL

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The show took place June 17 at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA, near Boston.

KISS 108

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PLSN Staff •
  • November 2017
  • Showtime
• November 9, 2017

Lighting Co
East Coast Lighting/ECLPS

Venue
Xfinity Center
Mansfield/ MA

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The tour runs Sept. 1-Dec. 9. Chris Young is performing arena shows with Jason Aldean and elsewhere as the headliner.

Chris Young Tour

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PLSN Staff •
  • November 2017
  • Showtime
• November 9, 2017

Lighting Co
Bandit Lites

Venue
Various (National Tour)

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Along with lighting, VER provided LED, projection, rigging, creative screens control and previz services for this event. Photo by Rich Fury

iHeartRadio Music Festival

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PLSN Staff •
  • November 2017
  • Showtime
• November 9, 2017

Lighting Co
VER

Venue
T-Mobile Arena
Las Vegas, NV

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Illustration by Andy Au

Lighting Inside the Lines

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PLSN Staff •
  • LD at Large
  • November 2017
• November 9, 2017

Creating art while working inside client-imposed limitations can be more difficult than coloring inside the lines of an M.C. Escher painting. Constraints would seem like the last thing you’d want or need while embarking on a creative project, but they’re actually beneficial when it comes to doing beautiful work. We all know what it’s like to be paralyzed by a mountain of insurmountable options and opportunities. Restrictions take away some of the choices available to us, and with them, the fear of making the wrong choice. Working within the confines of artist restrictions can be taxing, but with these few ideas, I hope to make it minimally more palatable. Read More...

Zedd, with floating DJ riser and table. Photo by Travis Shirley

Zedd, Springsteen, Grouplove, Plant, Bleachers and a New American Idol

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PLSN Staff •
  • Designer Watch
  • November 2017
• November 9, 2017

Russian-German EDM artist Zedd is on tour until Nov. 4 in Mexico with a creative team headed by show and production designer Travis Shirley. Longtime LD and lighting director Steven Hernandez and tour director Ken Floyd are also on board for the trek. “Zedd and his team were looking to get a bit more theatrical with the ‘Echo’ tour,” Shirley says. “We created a unique LED configuration along with a custom floating DJ riser and table and several projection moments throughout the show.”

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The Other Left

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PLSN Staff •
  • Feeding the Machines
  • November 2017
• November 9, 2017

Automated lighting programmers have many great tools at their disposal that aid in the programming of shows and the creation of cues. Some are more important than others, but all have their place. Taking the time to adjust parameters so that they work as expected is an essential secret of programmers. While the console’s fixture library should take care of most of these settings, they often fail or are not specific for your needs. Programmers should take the time to ensure that parameters (particularly pan/tilt) are behaving in the best method possible for each specific show.

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LED truss with video wall

Tyler Truss Systems

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PLSN Staff •
  • Company 411
  • November 2017
• November 9, 2017

Mark Dodd Provides a Look at the Company’s Latest Products

Once again, Tyler Truss Systems (TTS) is leading the way by introducing new structures applicable to the live entertainment industry. With LED products revolutionizing the lighting and video industries, Mark Dodd, president and founder of TTS and Dodd Technologies, realized the time had come to apply the Tyler GT Truss concept to this particular market.

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