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Cape Town Jazz Festival Lit, Staged by Gearhouse SA

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 16, 2009
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The 2009 Cape Town International Jazz Festival has emerged as a major event, drawing 60,000 over two days to the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Read More...

Martin Rig Used for 3 Doors Down Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 16, 2009
3 Doors Down tours with Martin gear
BIRMINGHAM, AL — Matt Mills, who has lit a variety tours, TV shows, corporate events and has served as LD for 3 Doors Down for the past seven years, will rely again on a Martin MAC rig for the band’s 2009 summer tour. Read More...

Morpheus Lights Names New Production Manager

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 16, 2009
LAS VEGAS — Morpheus Lights has named John “Jimmy” Winn production manager. In his new role, Winn will oversee event preparation and manage the shop staff, equipment quality and inventory control. He will be based in Morpheus’ Las Vegas office. Read More...

Fiesta San Antonio Crowds, Sponsors Get Boost from GoVision’s “GoTron”

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 16, 2009
SAN ANTONIO, TX — With an expected 3.5 million visitors and multiple events staged over an 11-day span in late April, including the Opening Ceremonies, Fiesta Oyster Bake, Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA), Fiesta Flambeau Parade and the Battle of Flower Parade, event sponsors might worry about their message getting lost in the crowd. Read More...

LED Visuals at Oscars Shaped by Hippotizer HD Units

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 15, 2009
HOLLYWOOD, CA — Hippotizer media servers delivered a variety of LED visual effects for the 81st Academy Awards Show.  Designer Bob Dickinson and media programmer Jason Rudolph specified the Hippotizer content delivery system.  VER supported the application, with Matt Waters as lead engineer.  Read More...

Demo Event at Royal Albert Hall Highlights Clay Paky Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 15, 2009
LONDON — A lighting demonstration performed by Durham Marenghi at the Royal Albert Hall put a sampling of Clay Paky gear to the test — Alpha Beam 1500s, Alpha Beam 300s and the long-throw Alpha Wash 1500 LT wash light. Read More...

Active Roof Technology at Echo Arena Liverpool

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 15, 2009
LIVERPOOL, U.K. — The need for speed may seem to be forever at odds with rigging and staging safety, but Echo Arena Liverpool is using a solution that keeps time and risk to a minimum. While one rigging grid system is installed over the usual stage area, a second grid can be deployed anywhere in the venue. Read More...

Wybron Releases Gobo Library for iPhone

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 15, 2009
Wybron Gobo Library
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A new iPhone application from Wybron gives users a way to put more than 1,500 gobos into their pockets. The Moiré Gobo Library lets users browse, search, and experiment with A-size gobos from GAM and Lee, with more to come. Read More...

LED Displays Prove More than a Fad at Radio City Music Hall

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 14, 2009
NEW YORK — LED displays made by Daktronics have proven to be more than a fad at Radio City Music Hall. First installed in 2007, the Daktronics units usually appear as 11-foot-by-16-foot LED screen configurations, but the modular panels change for special performances like the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Read More...

Spencer Named North American Sales Director for Traxon/e:cue

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 14, 2009
NEW YORK — Traxon Technologies — an Osram Company, the joint venture firm formed by Osram and Traxon Technologies Ltd., named Monte Spencer as director of North America sales for e:cue lighting control products and systems. Read More...

ARRI CSC Relocates NY Camera Rental Facility

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 14, 2009
SECAUCUS, NJ — ARRI CSC is relocating its New York camera rental department to a 36,000-square-foot facility here, bringing the department to a building that adjoins its lighting and grip division. The total footprint of the buildings is over 91,000 square feet. Read More...

ELF Labor Names John C. McInnis Director of Operations

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 14, 2009
John C. “5ive” McInnis
LAS VEGAS — Entertainment Labor Force, dba ELF Labor, named John C. “5ive” McInnis as director of operations of the company’s Las Vegas office.  McInnis brings 20 years of experience in large theatrical and rock arena installations to the company. He has previously handled staffing, project management and production support and labor. Read More...

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