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Editor’s Note

‘Tis the Season – Bring It!

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • December 2018
  • Editor's Note
• December 9, 2018
As the World Series, Halloween and Midterm Elections were all coming to a close in late October and early November, Christmas holiday advertising returned in a big way to the airwaves of America. It was the big return for the most wonderful time of the year — and almost immediately overshadowed by folks calling “Foul!” […] Read More...

LDI #30 is a Wrap

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • November 2018
• November 12, 2018
This year, LDI celebrated their 30th anniversary with a great turnout. The show floor was open from Oct 19-21 with close to 400 companies displaying their wares to the 14,000-plus folks in attendance. This year the event, which seems to have found a permanent home in Las Vegas, was moved to the North Hall of […] Read More...

“The Eye”

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
It’s LDI time, that magical month when the American public gets to view and often play with, new gear. We love walking the hallways of the convention center in search of the next thing that will augment our shows, but we have to admit it’s secondary to networking. Catching up with friends as well as […] Read More...

A Late Summer Harvest

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • September 2018
• September 14, 2018
Summer’s just about over, and once again we lament the tasks of taking the kids to school, covering the pool, and raking the leaves. It’s also that time of year when PLSN takes a peek at what’s up in the house of worship market with entertainment products. ‡‡         Houses of Worship We have four different […] Read More...

Unity Over Division

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • August 2018
  • Editor's Note
• August 13, 2018
Last month, we printed an LD-at-Large column that preached about unity in our business, and we couldn’t have been prouder of the outpour of comments from our readers, a couple of which we felt compelled to publish (See page 10). It warms my heart when people foster a positive view of people of all races […] Read More...

Have a Little Character

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • July 2018
• July 13, 2018
I love to see people who have fun at their jobs. People that have fun in our business while poking fun at it simultaneously. Let’s face it, we’re not curing cancer, just entertaining folks. I always thought that people who willingly got involved in the entertainment business are not like other folks. We are our […] Read More...

Is Old Better than New?

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
What’s the most often heard question a production designer is asked when contacted by an artist? “Can we do something new? You know, something that’s never been done before.” And before you answer this, they add, “And, of course, keep it under budget?” My routine answer is always, “Sure, we can take a stab at […] Read More...

Gosh Darn That Fixture

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • May 2018
• May 14, 2018
For as long as I can remember in my design career, I’ve wondered why everyone that manufactures stage lighting fixtures doesn’t correspond with console manufacturers, CAD developers and previz companies to make life easier for me, the LD. It looks like this long-held dream of mine may be turning into reality…finally. Robe has teamed up […] Read More...

Spring Planting

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • April 2018
  • Editor's Note
• April 11, 2018
I had some good fun in March, and April is shaping up nicely. I got to go down to the Rock Lititz compound for the first time, and it was quite impressive. Taylor Swift or some giant star was rehearsing in the studio. I was visiting friends over in Pod B, where a bunch of […] Read More...

Winter Olympics Close with a Feeling of Harmony

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • March 2018
• March 12, 2018
As I sat watching the closing ceremonies at the Olympics, I found myself in a peaceful place. The projection on the floor was superb, in my mind. The choreography, scenic design, visual elements, pyro and of course, the drones, made us forget about the issues of the days (such as today’s turmoil within the White House or this week’s school shooting). They did what good entertainment is supposed to do — take your mind to another place. Read More...

A Different Kind of Beast

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Current Issue
  • Editor's Note
  • February 2018
• February 16, 2018
I had a great time at NAMM. It was a totally different, and at the same time, refreshing show from the usual ones I attend. I put it more on a scale of the Prolight + Sound show than any other trade show, as it featured gear from all aspects of the entertainment biz. Everyone I ran into remarked that it was a great time, some called it a different beast. Read More...

Out with the Old and In with the New

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • January 2018
• January 11, 2018
It’s that time of my life where I need to start dumping stuff that is of no use to me other than sentimental value. For me this includes a complete closet and chest of drawers full of old clothes from all over the world that I have collected. My wife tells me that I’m supposed […] Read More...

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