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Articles from the October 2018 Issue

For the Health of the Industry

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • Industry Perspective
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
Jere Harris on VER’s Reorganization with PRG In April, VER announced that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for its North American operations along with plans to merge with an entity controlled by PRG. On Aug. 22, PRG announced that VER had emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a reorganized company led by […] Read More...

A Fine Way to Learn the Lighting Craft

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • October 2018
  • Tech Talk
• October 13, 2018
Instructor Ronn Campbell Focuses on Practical Skills Along with Lighting Design Theory Many in our business will debate whether a proper theater school knowledge or the tried and true School of Hard Knocks is the best way to get one’s self into the business of becoming a stage technician. Whenever I’m asked, I simply bring […] Read More...

Martin Thomas

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • October 2018
  • PLSN Interview
• October 13, 2018
                            Longtime LD for Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren and Others is an Industry Workhorse Safe to say, few people want to find themselves lying on an operating table while a retinal surgeon put 2,200 stitches in an eye. Oh, and then you’re […] Read More...

Lighting Consoles

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
A lighting console can be thought of as a tool that a lighting artist uses. But different artists require different tools to illuminate their canvases. A DJ facing budget, space and portability constraints may do well to have something small that can operate four moving lights plus a handful of conventional fixtures. An easy-to-learn console […] Read More...

Matthew Shimamoto

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • 1000 Words With...
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
                                Matthew Shimamoto has made a name for himself in the industry through hard work, professionalism and a positive attitude. Many know him as an in-demand programmer and lighting director; many know him as a talented lighting designer; and even […] Read More...

A Video Transformation

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Jeremy Zuleger •
  • Installations
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
Turning a 50-Year-Old School into a Versatile House of Worship When the Rock Family Worship Center in Huntsville, AL purchased a sprawling 50-year-old high school in 2015, they knew they had an opportunity to create something bold. More than two years later, the space has been transformed into a multi-use facility including a performance theater, […] Read More...

ROE Visual Air Frames, Sapphire Panels and Black Marble Floor Tiles

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Skip Pfeiffer •
  • October 2018
  • Product Spotlight
• October 13, 2018
In the ever-changing landscape of constant improvement within the video products segment of our industry, we’ve seen products come down in size, weight, pixel pitch and structure. This year’s season is no exception, as proven by video giant ROE Visual. ROE brings more A-game to this year’s 2018 LDI Show with strong, innovative offerings in […] Read More...

Analog Way Picturall Media Servers

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Vickie Claiborne •
  • October 2018
  • Product Spotlight
• October 13, 2018
Next month will mark one year since Analog Way, a Paris-based supplier of pro AV solutions, announced its acquisition of Picturall, a manufacturer of high performance media servers based in Finland. Analog Way’s Picturall media server offerings are engineered to drive corporate events, live shows, high-end theater productions or large-scale digital signage projects from a […] Read More...

What is a “Media Server?”

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Vickie Claiborne •
  • October 2018
  • Video Digerati
• October 13, 2018
Put them together, and the two simple words, “Media” and “Server,” can mean different things to different people, often resulting in a bit of confusion, a lot like a puzzle. Often, when discussing the needs of a project, the term “media server” gets thrown around almost as if they all do the same thing. But […] Read More...

Claypaky K-Eye K20 HCR

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Jim Hutchison •
  • October 2018
  • Road Tests
• October 13, 2018
The Magic of the K-Eye with a Color-Mixing Factor of Six Claypaky is the kind of company where they release an innovative product, and the next thing that we know, the industry just got served with a new trend that everyone is going to use, solely based on the merit that it is so absolutely […] Read More...

GLP impression FR1 and KNV Fixtures

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Richard Olson •
  • October 2018
  • Road Tests
• October 13, 2018
GLP has released a couple of small, yet distinctively different fixtures, in the last six months that pack quite a punch, despite their physical size. PLSN took the liberty of testing them out and are here to let our readers know that they both passed with flying colors and would make a great addition to […] Read More...

Lumen8 Lighting Console from Mega Systems Inc.

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Jim Hutchison •
  • October 2018
  • Road Tests
• October 13, 2018
What are good traits of being a programmer? The answer I hear the most is “to be quick and repeatable in your programming.” I recently got an introduction to Mega Systems’ answer to lighting control, a console platform called Lumen8. While Winston from Mega-Lite was introducing me to the features of his creation, “quick and […] Read More...

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