Image Engineering and Doug Adams Announce Collaboration to Bring Unique Special Effects to the Touring Industry

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• Created: August 7, 2018

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BALTIMORE, MD / LAS VEGAS, NV – Image Engineering and special effects veteran Doug Adams have teamed up to create a new division under the Image Engineering umbrella that will focus on developing new and innovative special effect designs for the touring and large stage performance markets. The new operation, branded as IMAGE SFX, will be headquartered in Las Vegas. IMAGE SFX will maintain a showroom and operations facility close to the Vegas Strip, while the rest of Image Engineering’s operations will remain in Baltimore.

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Image Engineering is a leader in special effect designs and large spectacles, primarily in the professional sport, permanent installation, and corporate markets. They entered the touring market in 2011, and have been steadily growing a client base. In 2017, Image Engineering designed special effects for Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Fall Out Boy, and others. Image Engineering manufactures its own brand of laser light show equipment, Light Vector, and specializes in custom, non-traditional ways of using lasers in performances.

Doug Adams is well known among touring professionals as a pioneer to the present special effects industry . Doug founded Pyrotek in the late 1980’s and has gone on to work with hundreds of performing artists and TV productions. As a special effects designer and visionary, Doug has created countless spectacular stage effects using all the available media, including lasers, pyrotechnics, flames and cryogenics. Doug’s creative and out of the box approach has garnered him dozens of critical awards and acclaim throughout the industry.

Joe Suehle, president of Image Engineering, remarked “Doug’s nearly 40 years of special effects experience brings a rare expertise to Image’s touring capabilities. Between Doug’s creative vision, and Image’s technical capabilities, we hope to bring an unparalleled visual product to our clients.” Doug will head up IMAGE SFX from the Las Vegas facility.

Image Engineering was formed in 1979 as a special effects entertainment company. Over the past forty years, Image Engineering has grown to a firm of designers, engineers, fabricators and producers creating some of the world’s most notable spectacles and is recognized as one of the world’s leaders in laser technology. Their premium technology platforms include the Light Vector Laser System consisting of state-of-the-art diode technology laser projectors and Beam Composer, an embedded technology that allows full communication between any laser projector and industry standard lighting consoles. Their client list now includes over 13 National Football League teams, national touring acts and televised productions both domestic and international.

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