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Barco Announces Second Round of Staff Cuts

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 2, 2008
KORTRIJK, Belgium — Barco’s plan to reduce its costs by 30 million euros, announced in July, was followed by staff reductions in September, and the company recently announced a second round of staff cuts which will trim the company’s global ranks by an additional 200 people. The company added that 130 of those people will be leaving the company this month. Read More...

Da-Lite, HD Projection Consultant Form Partnership

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 2, 2008
WARSAW, IN — Da-Lite Screen Company and Joe Kane Productions have entered into a strategic partnership to design, develop and manufacture high definition projection screens for film production and other markets.  Da-Lite is a leading manufacturer of projection screens and Joe Kane Productions (JKP) is an HD projection consultant. Read More...

CSL Sales Team Members Get Color Kinetics Certified

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 2, 2008
NORTH CREEK, NY — Creative Stage Lighting reported that CSL dealer sales managers Rick Fallon, John Ebert and Seth Scott have achieved Philips Color Kinetics certifications. Their certifications demonstrate their knowledge of Philips Color Kinetics products and technology. Read More...

AC/DC Train Rocks Through LED Video Display

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 2, 2008
OAKLAND, CA — AC/DC’s Black Ice tour, the first major outing for the band in the U.S. since 2001, is keeping fans stoked with a 7.3-by-10.4-meter LED video display that splits open to reveal a locomotive set element for the band’s song, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Train.” Screenworks provided Daktronics' LED video display. Read More...

LEDs, Arches Frame Cruise Ship Musicians

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 2, 2008
LOS ANGELES — Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship, Independence of the Seas, is big enough to house a 1,350-seat theatre, and Hariton/Baral Design needed to come up with a set for 21 musicians performing on stage. Design partners Gerry Hariton and Vicki Baral modeled the set on the concentric arches of the Hollywood Bowl, and worked with LDs Peter Moore and Mark Pranzini from Lightspeed Productions to light the concentric arches of the set with X-Chip LED chips from Acclaim Lighting. Read More...

LEDs Light Azadi Tower in Teheran

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 2, 2008
TEHERAN, Iran — The Azadi Tower, made from 8,000 blocks of white marble and standing 50 meters high since it was built in Iran’s capital in 1971, is now being lit at night with a variety of LED fixtures from SGM. The fixtures, supplied by TechnoPro L.L.C., include 56 Genio Mobile units with 8° lenses, 120 Palco 5 fixtures with 8° lenses and 16 Genio Mobile units with 25° lenses. Read More...

ChainMaster To Add Production and Training Facilities

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 2, 2008
EILENBURG, Germany — ChainMaster is adding production, presentation and training facilities to its headquarters location. The company expects a 350-square-meter expansion of its production area to be complete by the end of March 2009, and a second phase of construction adding 400 square meters to its production and presentation areas to be completed by next fall. Read More...

Venture Lighting Institute (VLI)

PLSN Staff •
  • Upcoming Events
• December 2, 2008
Training Class: “The Green Challenge”Dec. 11, 2008Streetsboro, Ohiowww.thevli.com Read More...

Explosive Effects for American Music Awards

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 1, 2008
LOS ANGELES — Pyrotek Special Effects punctuated the American Music Awards program with special effects for several of the performers. The 2008 edition of the show, hosted for the fifth time by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, was staged at the Nokia Theatre. Read More...

Brad White Joins PixelRange

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 1, 2008
PixelRange Inc announced the appointment of Brad White, who will handle technical sales for the company, supporting the sales network and help it expand to new markets. “This is an exciting time for PixelRange,” said PixelRange president Dave Thomas. “Brad is a well-known industry figure and we are delighted he has joined the team.” Read More...

Stage Lighting Super Saturday 2009

PLSN Staff •
  • Upcoming Events
• December 1, 2008
Feb. 7, 2009 West Adams Preparatory High School Los Angeles, Calif. www.stageseminars.com Read More...

Coemar Infinity Spot S

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 1, 2008
The Infinity Spot S from Coemar provides an output comparable to a 575-watt fixture in a quiet, energy-efficient and relatively compact package. It measures 459mm in length, 377mm in width and 602mm in height with the head straight up (18.1 x 14.8 x 23.7 inches) and weighs in at 23.5kg (51.8 lbs). The proportional zoom range is from 35° down to 8.5° and its features include CMY color mixing, five colors + open, a CTO filter, 1 aerial wheel, 7 gobos + open, 1 break-up wheel, 7 gobos + open, 3 rotating prisms, iris, dimmer, mechanical and electronic strobe (zap effects), and synchronized, random and pulse effects. Read More...

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