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ZFX and Stage Technologies Announce Strategic Alliance

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• September 27, 2009
LOUISVILLE, KY — ZFX Flying Effects and Las Vegas-based Stage Technologies have announced a strategic alliance to offer automated solutions for productions that require complex flying sequences. Read More...

Revised Fog Effects Standard Available for Public Review

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• September 27, 2009
NEW YORK — ESTA’s Technical Standards Program has posted BSR E1.23 — 20XX Entertainment Technology — Design and Execution of Theatrical Fog Effects on its Web site for public review. It is a proposed revision of the existing ANSI E1.23-2006 standard related to glycol, glycerin or white mineral oil theatrical fog effects. Read More...

Aram Multimedia Provides LED Backdrop for Polish Beauty Pageants

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 27, 2009
PLOCK, Poland —Aram Multimedia supported the finale for three beauty pageants that took place here recently, Polish Miss 2009, Miss Supranational 2009 and Miss Teen Poland, with nearly 80 square meters of LED curtain. Read More...

Rosco Raises Another $4,100 for Light Relief

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 27, 2009
LONDON — Since 2003, when Rosco introduced #313 Light Relief Yellow to its Supergel range, the company has contributed more than $19,000 to the U.K. charity Light Relief, and at PLASA09 one of the charity’s trustees, John Simpson, accepted a check for the latest donation of over $4,100 (about £2,500). Read More...

Finnish Battle of the Choirs Lit with Clay Paky Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 27, 2009
LAHTI, Finland — Called Kuorosota, or Battle of the Choirs, this Finnish singing contest is a choir-meets-Rock ’n’ Roll showdown that forgoes the stoic formalities of a traditionally robed choir. As such, it warranted an elaborate staging and lighting setup that included Clay Paky’s Alpha Beam 300.  Read More...

iPhone App Raises $2,800 for Light Relief

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 27, 2009
LONDON — When ETC introduced its iRFR (Radio Focus Remote for iPhone and iPod Touch) four months ago, Luke Delwiche from ETC Tech Services in London suggested that the profits be shared between Light Relief and its U.S. equivalent, Behind the Scenes. Read More...

First Night Riders Get Ready to Roll

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 27, 2009
LONDON — Inspired by the Long Reach Long Riders, a group of theatrically-inclined bikers has formed in the U.K. to raise money for The Theatrical Guild, which offers support to those working backstage and in front of house. Read More...

Trevor Gooch Joins The Lighting Design Group

PLSN Staff •
  • On the Move
• September 25, 2009
NEW YORK, NY — The Lighting Design Group has announced that Trevor Gooch has joined its staff as a full time gaffer and production electrician.  Gooch had previously worked as a freelance gaffer and electrician with LDG for such projects such as the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the relight of the QVC Studios in Westchester, Penn. and the 2008 Election Plaza at Rockefeller Center.  Read More...

Multi-Lite UK Under New Management, Moves to New Location

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 25, 2009
GREENFORD, U.K. — Multi-Lite (UK) Ltd. announced a change of management following Guy Merchant’s departure from the company, naming Mark Anderson general manager. Read More...

LEDs Light Up El Paso Shopping Center, Club

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• September 25, 2009
EL PASO, TX — It may have sounded a bit quixotic at first, but developer Alex Dias gave his Windmill Shopping Center here the look of a Las Vegas nightclub in order to attract customers. On closer inspection, however, the 600-foot run of LED video appears to make more sense — Diaz also owns Nova Luna, a Vegas-style nightclub located in the center. Read More...

In Memoriam: Harry Donovan, 1943-2009

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• September 24, 2009
Harry Donovan, one of the world’s foremost rigging experts and author of Entertainment Rigging, died Sept. 23 after an ongoing battle with cancer. Donovan, 66, was both an engineer and one of the entertainment industry’s most experienced and respected riggers, a unique combination. He devoted his career to studying the art and science of rigging. Read More...

Litec Announces Plans for CM Hoist Training Sessions in Italy

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• September 24, 2009
MOGLIANO VENETO, Italy — Litec is responding to an increased demand for hands-on training with two CM Certified training classes in Oct. 12-13 and Nov. 16-17 at its facility here, near Venice. The two-day training sessions are geared for  anyone dealing with CM Lodestar products on a regular basis, including touring and in-house repair technicians. Class size is limited to 15. Read More...

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