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MTV’s “Real World: Brooklyn” Taps Vibrant Design for Sets

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• May 2, 2009
NEW YORK — MTV’s reality series, Real World, kicked off its 21st season this year with a move to Brooklyn and an eco-friendly facelift by production designer Ellen Waggett of Vibrant Design, LLC.  The third person to design the show during its two-decade run, Waggett has a wide range of film and broadcast television credits. Read More...

ESTA Foundation Announces Training Updates

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• May 2, 2009
BOWIE, MD — The ESTA Foundation said that its Fall Protection and Rescue session recently held at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts here was attended by close to 40. The attendees spent two days with arena rigging specialist Rocky Paulson and MSA representative Morgan Neff.  Read More...

44 Production Designs Expands with Nashville Studio

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• May 2, 2009
NASHVILLE — 44 Production Designs expanded into a larger facility in Nashville. The lighting and video design and production firm has a client list that includes Trace Adkins, the Newsboys, Mute Math, Paramore, The Fray, Hank Williams Jr., Matchbox 20, Kutless, and Lorrie Morgan. The team customizes lighting and video for each client and also manages rental, production and staffing. Read More...

FLDA Gets its Game On with Sports Gigs from ESPN, MLB

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• May 2, 2009
SECAUCUS, NJ — If there’s any professional lighting project where you need to have your game on, it’s lighting a TV sports show. Bruce Ferri, principal of Ferri Lighting Design & Associates, should know. FLDA recently took on the task of providing the lighting for both the new West Coast studio for ESPN’s SportsCenter in Los Angeles and the MLB Network’s new digs in this New York suburb. Read More...

Elation/Acclaim Names Engle to New Post

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• May 1, 2009

LOS ANGELES — Blaine Engle has joined Elation Professional/Acclaim Lighting as national sales manager for the specifications market, a new position. Engle’s primary focus will be on Elation/Acclaim LED architectural series products and Elation’s Impression series of LED automated moving heads. Read More...

Wybron iPhone Apps Expand with Gobos and Gels from Apollo Design, InLight Gobos

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• May 1, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Wybron and Apollo Design announced that more than 1,300 Apollo gobos have joined the Moiré Gobo Library, and 150 Apollo gels will be integrated into Wybron’s Gel Swatch Library. The updated version of the gobo library, available now, also features 500 gobos from InLight Gobos. Read More...

Nominations Open for the 2nd Annual ESTA Rock Our World Awards

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• May 1, 2009
NEW YORK — Nominations are now open for the second annual ESTA Rock Our World Awards, which recognize achievement by ESTA Members in new products, product applications, or projects. Read More...

Projected Video Content Cuts Costs for Terry Fator’s Crew

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• April 29, 2009
LAS VEGAS — He may have his face plastered all over town and a new contract for a five-year run at the Mirage in Las Vegas, but the production crew for Terry Fator, the singing ventriloquist who won NBC’s America’s Got Talent competition, still had to keep the budget in mind when it came to creating larger-than-life video for the show. Read More...

Radiant Church Makes AV System Switch

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• April 29, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Radiant Church, which had been using one projector at the front of its worship center and one at the rear, with digital switching performed manually, recently upgraded to a system incorporating Aurora Multimedia’s WACI NX+ control system, WACI-PAD control panel and IBZ-1041W wireless touch panel to provide video switching between multiple projectors, cameras, monitors and feeds for digital signage. Read More...

Revised Fog Effects Standard Available for Public Review

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• April 29, 2009
NEW YORK — ESTA announced that the draft standard, BSR E1.23 — 200x, Entertainment Technology —Design and Execution  of Theatrical Fog Effects, is available for public review through  June 22. The BSR E1.23 project is a revision of the existing ANSI E1.23 — 2006 standard, which offers advice on the planning and execution of theatrical fog effects using glycol, glycerin, or white  mineral oil fogs or mists in theatres, arenas, and other places of  entertainment or public assembly. Read More...

Da-Lite and Joe Kane Launch New Projection Screens

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• April 29, 2009
WARSAW, IN — Da-Lite Screen Company and Joe Kane Productions have formed a strategic partnership and launched a new line of projection screens. Read More...

Vectorworks Makes the Movies with Role in “Duplicity”

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• April 28, 2009
COLUMBIA, MD — In terms of product placement, it may not have been as much of a coup as Hershey’s Reese’s Pieces beating out M&M Mars for a spot in ET. But Nemetschek N.A.’s Vectorworks CAD software is playing a role in the recent release of the movie, Duplicity. Read More...

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