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Articles from the September 2018 Issue

Image SFX

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Mike Wharton •
  • Company 411
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
Image Engineering Teams Up with Doug Adams to Form Image SFX Image Engineering, led by the brothers Suehle, whose passion for special effects began in the basement of their parent’s home in the 1990s, is bringing yet another new phase to their now multimillion dollar enterprise by forging an unprecedented collaboration of service and design […] Read More...

“Just Watch Me!”

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • 2000 Words
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
Susan Rose, a Performer’s Life Lighting designer, lighting director, programmer and singer — Susan Rose is a multi-hyphenate, and damn proud of it. Having started out as a country singer at a young age, Rose went to school to learn more about audio recording to aid her singing career. She took a turn into lighting […] Read More...

Sevilla Nightclub, Transformed

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • Installations
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
ADJ Lighting Upgrade Brings New Life to Nightclub in Long Beach, CA When the management of a popular California nightclub decided that it was time to invest in an upgrade to the venue’s lighting system, they opted for an all-ADJ package of fixtures. Including moving heads, washes, effects and an updated control system, the upgrade […] Read More...

The Church of The Resurrection Opens in Downtown Kansas City

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Bobby Boyer •
  • Houses of Worship
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
A satellite for the main church in Leawood, KS since 2009, the permanent location is the first church to open in downtown Kansas City in 80 years. Forbes magazine has ranked Kansas City’s downtown district as one of the best in the U.S. Apparently, quite a few people agree. Drawn by its leafy parks, museums, […] Read More...

Redemption to the Nations Revamps its Lighting

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • Houses of Worship
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
The 2,000-Seat Sanctuary Now Includes an All-LED Lighting System Redemption to the Nations church in Chattanooga, TN, located on the site of the former Highland Park Baptist Church and Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, TN, recently renovated their 2,000-seat sanctuary and outfitted the space with a new Elation intelligent lighting system spec’d and installed by […] Read More...

Radiant Church Blooms in Kansas

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Jim Hutchison •
  • Houses of Worship
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
E2i Helps the Mobile Church Build a Following with Lumens, Location and Design Churches have undergone dramatic changes prompted by the growing appeal of contemporary worship services in America. Young parishioners who once joined their parents in traditional church settings in static white light are now being welcomed by a new generation of church leaders […] Read More...

LED Tape and Bendable LED Products

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
LED tape as well as faux neon and other bendable LED products have become the norm on most televised programs. Whether it’s a variety special, a house of worship or a newscast, one sees these products constantly – except when we don’t see them, which is often the case as well. When we don’t see […] Read More...

A Major Leap Forward

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Houses of Worship
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
Like most houses of worship, Grace Church in Maryland Heights, MO, near St. Louis, has been working to elevate the worship experience for their congregants as a series of steps. Rare is the church that can upgrade everything at once, and Grace Church, which has staged performances from Christian artists including Hillsong and Kari Jobe, […] Read More...

Enttec Pixel Port and Hyperion HP1 Switch

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Aron Altmark •
  • Product Spotlight
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
Enttec is one of my favorite companies on the market today for how much effort they have put into developing not just products, but complete solutions across their product offerings. From LED pixel tape to LED power supplies, drivers and network control, they have seemingly put a lot of effort over the years into creating […] Read More...

A New Way to Experience Visual Art

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • Projection Solutions
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
Culturespaces and Cadmos Open an Immersive Digital Spectacle in Paris Since April 13, Culturespaces has been drawing arts lovers to Atelier des Lumières, a facility that combines immersive projected artwork open to the public with meeting spaces that can be privately rented. The opening exhibitions pay tribute to Austrian artists Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and […] Read More...

High End Systems SolaFrame 3000

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Road Tests
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
High End Systems continues to stay one step ahead of everyone else when it comes to LED light engine sourced moving profile fixtures. This month’s official release of the SolaFrame 3000, with its 1000W Appotronics light engine, takes brightness in this category of fixtures to the next level. Not just by a skip, but by […] Read More...

Chauvet Cloud 9

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Jim Hutchison •
  • Product Spotlight
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
A Low-Lying Fogger Without Restrictions For many decades, the use of dry ice/CO2 foggers to create that low-lying look of cloud tops and complete stage magic has transcended the audience experience. Low-lying fog can transport the presence onstage to magical locales, dream scenes and mysterious reveals across a very wide genre of entertainment — from […] Read More...

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