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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...

Holo-Walls Backlit Floor Tiles for Cheerleaders Gentlemen’s Club

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• April 26, 2009
PITTSBURGH, PA — Holo-Walls, manufacturers of holographic films and special effects products for the entertainment industry, produced a Liquid Fusion stage floor system with backlit floor tiles for Cheerleaders, a gentlemen’s club. Read More...

LD Systems Adds Visibility to RodeoHouston 2009

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• April 26, 2009
HOUSTON — With its show in Cincinnati instead of Houston this year, LD Systems wasn’t able to provide a backstage tour of the 2009 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as they did in 2008. But the company was able to help the audience at Reliant Stadium get a better view of performers during concert events even if they were facing the other way. Read More...

ESTA Publishes Slippery Floor Standard, Offers Three More for Public Review

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• April 26, 2009
NEW YORK — ESTA has published a new standard on slippery floors, and has made three draft standards available for public review on its Web site. The draft standards deal with the manufacture of chain hoists, the placement of followspots in public spaces and device description language (DDL) extensions for DMX512 and E1.31 devices. Read More...

IATSE Announces Agreement With NETworks LLC

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• April 26, 2009
NEW YORK — The IATSE has negotiated an agreement on behalf of backstage workers traveling with touring productions produced by NETworks, LLC. The collective bargaining agreement applies to five shows currently touring through the U.S. and Canada for their 2009/2010 seasons. Read More...

New Patent for LEDs Awarded to ilumisys and Altair

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• April 26, 2009
TROY, MI — LED maker ilumisys, Inc. and parent company Altair Engineering announced U.S. Patent No. 7,510,299 had been issued, adding to its group of patents held for LEDs that serve as replacements for fluorescent tubes. The company also announced that it would be “aggressively” challenging manufacturers and distributors of competing products with litigation. Read More...

Big Effects for Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music” Tour

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• April 24, 2009
LAS VEGAS — Lil Wayne’s I Am Music world tour is getting some big effects from Pyrotek Special Effects Inc. Lorenzo Cornacchia, vice president of Pyrotek Special Effects, worked with Daunte Kenner, production designer, and Maceo Price, production manager to integrate a series of effects for the tour. Read More...

Wicked’s Second Tour Using Tomcat Truss

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• April 24, 2009
FT. MYERS, FL — Tomcat USA is supporting the second national tour of Wicked with three overhead electric trusses, six Tomcat Dance Towers for stage left and right and a Cyc Tower for stage left and right. Read More...

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