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Digital Graffiti

Jim Hutchison •
  • Features
  • July 2018
• July 13, 2018
Annual Event Paints Static and Moving Imagery on Seaside Community’s Architecture Since 2008, the town of Alys Beach, an architecturally distinguished 158-acre planned beachfront community on the Florida panhandle between Panama City and Pensacola, holds an annual event, Digital Graffiti. It’s a competition among an international pool of artists and designers that transforms the white […] Read More...

PLSN’s InfoComm 2018 Show Report

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Features
  • July 2018
• June 18, 2018
LAS VEGAS - PLSN editor Nook Schoenfeld got a chance to check out the goods on display at InfoComm 2018, and reports back on the highlights at the show, including the mad scientists at Vanguard’s booth; ROE Visual’s floor, LED displays and frames; Triton’s xWave, cable-less Coleder tiles and Nationwide’s subrental solutions, along with more than two dozen other companies bringing new video and LED technologies to the table at this year’s show. Read More...

Upstaging Expands its Video Presence

Mike Wharton •
  • Features
  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
Many equipment vendors across the world offer what gear they excel at best. Some offer just lighting, some offer just audio etc. But nowadays it’s become more common for companies to become all service vendors. This is usually due to the fact that clients that normally come to a company for lights might add in […] Read More...

Gareth Emery Brings Laserface to San Francisco

Nick Danger •
  • Features
  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
Gareth Emery’s stage show, known as Laserface, was a unique presentation with more than 100 lasers deployed within San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The event, staged March 17, requiring the collaboration of four separate vendors from the tightly knit laser community. Shane Martz, owner of Dynamic FX provided lasers and production management expertise. Adam […] Read More...

New King Tut Exhibition Sees the Light

Mike Wharton •
  • Features
  • May 2018
• May 14, 2018
King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, a new six-year, 10-city touring exhibition coinciding with the upcoming 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb in 1922, opened its doors to the public for the first time at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on March 24. It will remain there through Jan. 6, […] Read More...

Prolight + Sound 2018: PLSN Show Report

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Features
  • May 2018
• May 10, 2018
FRANKFURT, Germany - Here’s a look at the Show Report on the Prolight + Sound 2018 exhibition, soon to be featured in the May 2018 issue of PLSN magazine. The trade fair took place in Frankfurt, Germany from April 10-13, with 1,803 companies from 56 countries in attendance. A record 90,000 visitors flocked to the annual site to view the latest tools offered to the live entertainment market. Read More...

‘Cirque Robe’ Generates Buzz at Prolight+Sound

PLSN Staff •
  • Featured
  • Features
  • News
• April 16, 2018
FRANKFURT – One of the highlights at Robe’s Prolight+Sound booth this year was Cirque Robe, a show designed by Robe's own creative team led by Nathan Wan and Andy Webb. The six-minute spectacle, staged every hour, took place within an eight-meter spherical ring with four trussing "king poles" and 270-degree seating. The lighting rig included 42 MegaPointes and 36 Tarrantulas. Read More...

PRG OverDrive Revolutionizes Cinematography

Mike Wharton •
  • April 2018
  • Features
• April 12, 2018
    House of Cards might not seem the most likely place for a seed of an idea to germinate and revolutionize an industry. But that is exactly where PRG’s technologists, under the direction of Brian Edwards, PRG’s president of North America television and film sales, deployed the “immersion environment” and interactive lighting system cinematographer Claudio […] Read More...

Fast & Furious Live

Jim Hutchison •
  • April 2018
  • Features
• April 12, 2018
      A Technological Conglomeration Takes Europe By Storm A new arena spectacular is in production across Europe right now based on the very popular Fast and Furious franchise — a movie brand that has been more popular among one of the largest cross-sections of the population to date than many to come before it. […] Read More...

Starset: Mission Control

Will Romano •
  • April 2018
  • Features
• April 12, 2018
Creating a storyline for a musical recording and translating its thematic elements to the stage isn’t a new phenomenon. For decades, rock musicians, from Hawkwind to Devo, have assumed faux-identities, constructed elaborate tales of fantasy and adventure, and transported us via hallucinogenic sojourns through the mists of time. Ohio-based hard rockers Starset carry on this […] Read More...

Building a Following: Matt Mills, Other LDs Using Follow-Me System for Followspot Control

Thomas J. Friedman •
  • April 2018
  • Features
• April 12, 2018
Like many lighting designers, Matt Mills wanted to have more control over the followspots in his designs, and increased confidence in the consistency of their operation. Not happy with the varying levels of the followspots available at different venues, as well as with the inconsistency in experience of spot operators, Mills looked at the Follow-Me […] Read More...

Parnelli Awards and NAMM Commit for the Long Term

Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • April 2018
  • Features
• April 12, 2018
The 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA proved to be the most successful ever by almost any measure. NAMM’s embrace of the live event world and partnership with PLSN/FRONT of HOUSE magazines and the Parnelli Awards adding a contributing factor to a significant spike in the numbers from last year: Attendees: 115,085 (+7.6 percent) Exhibitors: […] Read More...

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