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Articles from the November 2018 Issue

LED Video Display Panels

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • November 2018
• November 12, 2018
LED video display panels seem to change every year. Every 18 months, PLSN presents a Buyers Guide on video cabinets so our readers can keep up with what’s out there. Since the last time we’ve covered this category (PLSN, June 2017, page 62), just about every company has updated their product lines. I’ve seen quite […] Read More...

A Chat with Blue Leach, Video Director for Pearl Jam

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • November 2018
  • PLSN Interview
• November 12, 2018
For this PLSN Interview, we were the proverbial fly on the wall as Upstage Video’s Doug Murray had a recent conversation with renowned video director Blue Leach. Upstage was there for Leach’s work on the current Pearl Jam Tour, and this is how that conversation rolled: Doug Murray: Let’s start with a brief background on […] Read More...

The DotA 2 International Finals Show

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Mike Wharton •
  • November 2018
  • Video Production
• November 12, 2018
eSports are a form of competition using video games. Most commonly, eSports is a form of organized multiplayer video competitions, particularly between professional players. Although organized online and offline, competitions have long been a part of video game culture. These were largely between amateurs until the late 2000s, when participation by professional gamers and spectatorship […] Read More...

Art on theMART

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Mike Wharton •
  • November 2018
  • Projection Mapping
• November 12, 2018
Chicago Building’s 2.5-Acre Façade to Feature Art, Not Ads, for Next 30 Years Chicago, renowned for its architecture and public art, expanded its reputation dramatically with the launching of Art on theMART in late September. The large format projection is an ever-evolving display brought to the public eye by property management company Vornado Realty Trust […] Read More...

ROE Visual US Expands

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Company 411
  • November 2018
• November 12, 2018
This past spring, Frank Montero gave me a tour of ROE Visual’s warehouse in Burbank, CA. Gear and people were stacked to the rafters, and there was a lot of squeezing by and ducking as we made our way through it. “The business is growing faster than we anticipated, and clearly we weren’t going to […] Read More...

Definition and Specificity

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Jeff Gooch •
  • November 2018
  • Video World
• November 12, 2018
What’s in a name? Everything, it turns out. In our business, names and terminology are of paramount importance, I’m talking about names of gear, devices, cable, venues, local taverns and watering holes — and terms — think about how many terms relating to your job that you can come up with on a given day. […] Read More...

Vanguard’s Tungsten Series

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Jim Hutchison •
  • November 2018
  • Product Spotlight
• November 12, 2018
Imagine a product demonstration, an introduction to an LED video panel product. Imagine a product specialist with a mallet and a LED video panel, and then run through your mind that person smacking the module of that LED video panel product, maybe giving it a kick or two, smacking it on a table, and then […] Read More...

Madrix 5 Blew My Mind

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Jim Hutchison •
  • November 2018
  • Road Tests
• November 12, 2018
There’s a reason that Madrix 5 was just awarded a PLSN Gold Star Award for Best Pixel Management Software for 2018, and I just learned why. Using Madrix 5 is like playing a really simple game with pixels and video, in the form of a media server that creates content, all while performing under the […] Read More...

Mega-Lite Circa Scoop

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Jim Hutchison •
  • November 2018
  • Road Tests
• November 12, 2018
New Fixture Brings Old School and New School Together Mega Systems has been producing some quite popular luminaires — WashBot and SpotBot, Axis Grid, and Axis Xtra 17R, to name a few of my personal favorites. On a recent trip to visit the Mega Systems headquarters in Helotes, TX, near San Antonio, I was introduced […] Read More...

Troubleshooting: “Why Does it Do That?”

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Brad Schiller •
  • Feeding the Machines
  • November 2018
• November 12, 2018
I was watching one of those popular prime-time TV game shows recently and noticed a small problem with one of their moving lights. As the contestant answered the question, all the fixtures tilted up from the floor to the ceiling in a synchronized sweep. However, I noticed that the fixture on the stage-right end moved […] Read More...

Tall Tales from NYC and London; Lighting the Globe; Smeeton’s Fond Farewell

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Debi Moen •
  • Designer Watch
  • November 2018
• November 13, 2018
Lighting designer Marc Brickman, known for projection mapping the Empire State Building, among many other projects and gigs, tells us that he and his Tactical Manoeuvre Inc. team were behind the lighting of Eminem performing “Venom” on the observation deck and throughout the NYC landmark. The episode opened Jimmy Kimmel Live! while the TV crew […] Read More...

You Are Not Correct

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Chris Lose •
  • LD at Large
  • November 2018
• November 12, 2018
There have been few times in history where the political climate has been as divisive as it is right now. The world is erupting with differing views and political diversity. It has led us to hear more opinions than we care to listen to. Everyone has opinions about everything, from minimum wages and taxes to […] Read More...

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