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Daktronics Celebrates 40 Years

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• January 29, 2009
BROOKINGS, SD — The LED displays used by GoVision and Upstage Video to transform Barack Obama from a visual speck to a newly-elected president for the crowds on Jan. 20, 2009 (to see story, click here ) were manufactured by a company that was incorporated on Dec. 9, 1968, when Richard Nixon was president-elect. Read More...

Dallas High School Using J.R. Clancy Rigging

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• January 28, 2009

DALLAS—The new building for the Booker T. Washington High School of Performing and Visual Arts features a theatre stocked with J. R. Clancy, Inc. automated rigging and control equipment and controlled by a software interface, with a screen shot shown here.

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PRG Distribution, Clay Paky Light the U.S. Figure Skating Championships

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• January 27, 2009
CLEVELAND, OH — The 2009 US Figure Skating Championships were held January 18-25 at the Quicken Loans Arena. Held annually since 1914, it awards 12 national champions in ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dancing on the senior, junior and novice levels. The event was broadcast live all weekend on NBC, with the Ladies Singles events appearing in prime time on Saturday and Sunday nights. Read More...

Jeff Cameron Joins LMG as Sales Engineer

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• January 27, 2009
ORLANDO — LMG Systems Integration recently hired Jeff Cameron as a sales engineer in the firm’s Orlando headquarters.  Cameron’s duties will include developing new business, maintaining client communication, and advising clients on the optimal equipment to meet design and budget needs. Read More...

John Wiseman Forms Chaos Visual Productions

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• January 26, 2009
LOS ANGELES —John J. Wiseman announced the formation of JJW Productions with partners Chris Kaman and Chuck Burtzloff. JJW Productions will operate as Chaos Visual Productions based in Los Angeles. Read More...

UT Classroom Named for Bandit Lites Founder

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• January 25, 2009
KNOXVILLE, TN — As a teenager, Michael T. Strickland may have “borrowed” lighting gear from school theatrical programs, hence the name of the company. But Strickland and Bandit Lites have been giving back, and at the opening of the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration building, Strickland was recognized for his various contributions by having a classroom named after him. Read More...

Lex Products Names Graham Likeness Director of Marketing

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• January 23, 2009
STAMFORD, CT — Lex Products has named Graham Likeness director of marketing. Likeness will be relocating to Lex headquarters here from Calgary, AB Canada. Likeness’ past positions include national sales manager at Strand Lighting Canada, vice president of sales and marketing at Pathway Connectivity and contributions to ESTA. Read More...

Previz Helps YouTube Live Event Overcome Challenges

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• January 22, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO — The first official YouTube live-stream event got an assist from Prelite, a company that provides previsualization services to lighting designers and programmers in its bicoastal studios and on site. Read More...

Cultivating Music and Dance in WFC’s Winter Garden

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• January 22, 2009
NEW YORK — An open-to-the-public atrium may not be as lighting-friendly as a fully equipped theatre, but that didn’t stop Tinc Design & Productions from lighting and staging Wait for Green, a collaboration of ETHEL, a string ensemble, and dance choreographed by Annie-B Parson, in the Winter Garden atrium at World Financial Center. Read More...

World Music Awards Supported by Dreampanel Units

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• January 22, 2009
MONTE CARLO — The set for the World Music Awards, staged at the Sporting Club hall and broadcast worldwide, got visual support with Dreampanels, the modular tile system from Ayrton, supplied by Targetti Group and AMG International. Read More...

RPI’s EMPAC Updated with Robert Juliat Followspots

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• January 21, 2009
TROY, NY —The new Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is using a pair of Robert Juliat Topaze followspots for its venues. Read More...

New Edition of DMX512-A Available

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• January 21, 2009
NEW  YORK—A new edition of a lighting protocol that started with DMX 512 is now available. ANSI E1.11 - 2008, Entertainment Technology - USITT DMX512-A, Asynchronous Serial Digital Data Transmission Standard for Controlling Lighting Equipment and Accessories, can now be purchased from The ESTA Foundation. Read More...

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