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Syncrolite and Lozano-Hemmer Set Stage for Vancouver Sky Show

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• February 9, 2010
VANCOUVER, BC - Light sculptor Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has incorporated Syncrolite fixtures in Vectorial Elevation, a work commissioned by the 2010 Cultural Olympiad, the City of Vancouver's initiative to celebrate artists along with athletes. Read More...

LaserNet Brings Attention to Calder Casino Grand Opening

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• February 9, 2010
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - With the NFL's Pro Bowl and Super Bowl drawing much attention in South Florida, the recent grand opening for the Calder Casino, which added 1,200 slot machines and three new restaurants to the Calder Race Track complex for horse racing, needed a visual attention-getter. Read More...

ETCP Exam Application Deadline for USITT is March 1

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• February 9, 2010
KANSAS CITY, MO - All three ETCP exams - for entertainment electrical, arena rigging and theatre rigging - will be offered to USITT attendees this year, starting on March 31 and ending April 1. The deadline to apply is March 1. Read More...

Cover It Up Transforms Museum for Special Events

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 9, 2010
LONDON - Cover It Up has been appointed as a "preferred" drapes and soft goods supplier to the Natural History Museum in South Kensington. Events and functions are routinely staged in places like the museum's Central Hall, home to "Dippy," a 26-meter-long Diplodocus skeleton. Read More...

NorCal/Nevada AG Youth Convention Adds Martin LED Panel Visuals

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• February 9, 2010
SACRAMENTO, CA - Capital Christian Center, one of the biggest Assembly of God (AG) churches on the West Coast, can seat close to 3,000 and stages full productions for annual events such as the two-day Northern California/Nevada Youth Convention. Read More...

ESTA Posts Two New Control Protocols Draft Standards for Public Review

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• February 9, 2010
NEW YORK - ESTA has added two Control Protocols Working Group draft standards to the public review page on the ESTA Web site: BSR E1.30-1-20xx, EPI 23. Device Identification Subdevice, and BSR E1.20 - 201x, Entertainment Technology -- Remote Device Management over USITT DMX512. Read More...

Penton Files Chapter 11

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• February 9, 2010
NEW YORK - Trade publisher Penton Media - publisher of titles including Live Design, Sound & Video Contractor, Mix and producers of the annual LDI show - announced that it is filing a "strategic" Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Read More...

Stage Accident Injured Four Prior to Super Bowl

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• February 9, 2010
MIAMI - Four volunteers were injured in the parking lot of Sun Life Stadium on Feb. 2 when a section of staging being prepared for the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show tipped over. The injuries were serious enough to warrant hospitalization but none were life-threatening, according to reports. Read More...

Syncrolite Makes a Splash at CityCenter Water Feature

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• February 8, 2010
LAS VEGAS - WET Design's Lumia fountain in front of the Aria Resort and Casino, part of the recently-opened CityCenter complex, relies on custom Syncrolite 7000W Xenon fixtures. As the embedded video below demonstrates (the video is provided as a visual reference, and was not created by PLSN), the fixtures, hidden from view, light up streams of water for effects that are visible even in the middle of the day, including mid-air water collisions with a variety of color changes. Read More...

More LDs Support By Design Day 2010

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• February 8, 2010
NEW YORK, NY - Behind the Scenes and Light Relief announced that a number of additional LDs have pledged to support of the charities' fund raising By Design Day 2010, including Jonathan Deans, David Gallo, Derek McLane, Tony Meola, Hugh Vanstone and Tony Walton. They join Ken Billington, Paule Constable, Rick Fisher and Ken Posner as signatories to the event, scheduled for Saturday April 24. Read More...

Elation Opti 30 UV

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• February 8, 2010
Elation's new Opti 30 UV, a blacklight powered by 12 1-watt UV LEDs, runs on 20 watts from 100V to 240V, 47-63 Hz. It can be operated manually or with two channels of DMX. It has a 25-degree beam angle and features 0-100 percent dimming and a strobe effect. Read More...

Pyrotek Supplies Custom Flame Ring For Lady Gaga at the 2010 Grammy Awards

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• February 8, 2010
LOS ANGELES - For Lady Gaga, who performed with Elton John at the 2010 Grammy Awards, Pyrotek Special Effects provided a custom six-foot outer diameter flame ring. Multiple cryo jets also cued streams of industrial-looking smoke to accent the set, cued in sync to the beat. Read More...

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