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ChainMaster Adds to Line of Rigging Lifts

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 23, 2009
EILENBURG, Germany — ChainMaster has extended its range of BGV-D8 plus rigging lifts with a new model that has a 250 kg load-bearing capacity and is capable of moving loads at a speed of 4 meters per minute. Read More...

ETC Unveils Element Consoles at USITT

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• March 23, 2009
MIDDLETON, WI — ETC introduced the new Element line of consoles at the USITT 2009 tradeshow in Cincinnati. Element is directed at smaller venues like schools and houses of worship that depend on single console operators or volunteer staffers. Read More...

Golfing Events Supported by Upstage Video, Daktronics

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• March 23, 2009
BOCA RATON, FL —Upstage Video used Daktronics PST-12HD modular LED panels in a 12 feet high by 16 feet wide display for live video coverage at the Allianz Championship here, at the Ace Group Classic, a PGA Champions Tour Event in Naples, Fla. and also at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Read More...

Texas School Uses ETC Gear for New Venues

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• March 16, 2009
THE WOODLANDS, TX — The John Cooper School’s new performing arts center includes a main theatre, a smaller black box theatre and ETC lighting equipment. Performing arts chair Joseph DeMonico noted that the desire to “provide equipment that will allow students to train with ease later at the college level” was a factor in accepting the recommendation for ETC gear from Bill Conner Associates of Oak Park, Ill., which provide the design for the two venues.
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Sapsis Rigging Launches Fall Protection Line

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• March 16, 2009
PHILADELPHIA — Sapsis Rigging, Inc. announced the availability of its SRI ProPlus Fall Protection System, a new line of fall protection equipment designed for technicians working at height in the entertainment industry. Read More...

Epic Promotes Tenenbein, Adds Talent

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• March 16, 2009
WINNIPEG, Canada — Marc Raymond, Epic Production Technologies chairman and CEO, announced that longtime associate Burton Tenenbein, pictured left, has been named vice president concert touring and that Matt Talent, right, has joined the company as senior account executive. Read More...

American DJ Mega Bar 50 RGB

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• March 16, 2009

The Mega Bar 50 RGB from American DJ, designed for smaller venues and spaces, is a DMX-compatible indoor RGB mixing bar that measures 1.5 feet in length, less than half the size of the original 1-meter Mega Bar, and less than half the price. Equipped with 126 10mm LEDs (42 red, 42 green and 42 blue), the Mega Bar 50 RGB offers the same lamp density as its larger cousin, and can be used with a DMX controller. Read More...

Watchmen Event Lit with Retro Touch for U.K. Fans

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 14, 2009
LONDON — Point Source Productions Ltd. supplied lighting, dimming, control and trussing to Future Cinema’s preview event for the movie, Watchmen. The event, produced in conjunction with Paramount Pictures UK, Nokia and Smirnoff, took place at the SeOne Club in London Bridge the night before the film’s release in the U.K. Read More...

Behind the Scenes and Light Relief By Design Day

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• March 13, 2009
NEW YORK — Designers on both sides of the Atlantic have been signing up to support Behind the Scenes and Light Relief By Design Day on April 24. On that day, designers with shows around the world will be donating their royalties to support one or both of the two charities. Read More...

Matt Talent Joins Epic as Senior Account Executive

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• March 13, 2009
LOS ANGELES — Epic Production Technologies has named Matt Talent as senior account executive. Marc Raymond, chairman and CEO, said he and his partners are “thrilled” to have Talent join the company. Read More...

SGM at the 2009 Festival de Verao

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 13, 2009
SALVADOR DE BAHIA, Brazil — One of the musical events of the summer in the northern Brazilian state of Bahia is the Festival de Verão, a musical event held in the large Parque de Exposições and able to draw over 200,000 people per night. Read More...

HSL, XL Video Support Snow Patrol Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 13, 2009
LONDON — HSL is supplying lighting, a 26-point Kinesys automation system and crew for Snow Patrol’s “One Hundred Million Suns” tour. XL Video UK is also working in conjunction with Blink TV to supply LED screen, digital lighting, projection, cameras, control and crew for the world tour, currently in the UK and Europe. Read More...

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