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LD Tom Campbell used a main desk and tracking backup paired with two Ai Infinity EX8 media servers and a Titan Net Processor.
LD Tom Campbell used a main desk and tracking backup paired with two Ai Infinity EX8 media servers and a Titan Net Processor.

Avolites Brings Zeds Dead Tour Looks to Life

Nook Schoenfeld
News

TORONTO — Zeds Dead, the duo comprised of “DC” (Dylan Mamid) and “Hooks” (Zachary Rapp-Rovan), got a visual assist for their tour in support of their debut album, Northern Lights, from LD Tom Campbell, who used Avolites’ Sapphire Touch console to control the looks.

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Aerial shot of the Halftime Show. Photo by Dave Levisohn
Aerial shot of the Halftime Show. Photo by Dave Levisohn

Claypaky Mythos and Sharpy Fixtures Light Up Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl LI Halftime Show

Nook Schoenfeld
News

HOUSTON - Lighting designer Bob Barnhart, who has lent his talents to 19 Super Bowl Halftime Shows, chose Claypaky Mythos and Sharpy fixtures to help illuminate Lady Gaga in her solo turn at Super Bowl LI.  A grandMA2 console controlled a portion of the lighting complement at Houston's NRG Stadium. Lady Gaga began the Halftime Show singing "God Bless America" and "This Land is Your Land" on the roof of the stadium.  She performed some dizzying flying effects, crooned a medley of her hits, led high-energy dance routines and closed with a rendition of "Bad Romance" in an action-packed, 12-minute show.

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Altman PHX 150W LED profile
Altman PHX 150W LED profile

Altman Lighting Preps for USITT 2017

Nook Schoenfeld
News

ST. LOUIS, MO – Altman Lighting will be welcoming visitors to its booth 1100 at the USITT show In St. Louis with a range of products including their convection-cooled PHX 150W LED profile (pictured here), the Mains-Dimmable Pegasus LED Fresnel, the Chalice LED series of pendant house light luminaires, plus the complete family of Gallery 50W LED architectural luminaires.

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Tommy Stephenson, 1963-2017
Tommy Stephenson, 1963-2017

TMB Celebrates the Life of Tommy Stephenson, 1963-2017

Frank Hammel;
News

SAN FERNANDO, CA — TMB has planned a number of tributes for Tommy Stephenson, who died Feb. 21. In addition to being a longtime employee at TMB, Stephenson, who had to retire in 2013 due to health reasons, was also the company’s first employee. The TMB remembrances will include a toast for Tommy at the company’s USITT booth at the end of opening day, Thursday, March 9.

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ETC Gio @5
ETC Gio @5 Console

ETC to Offer Training Opportunities, Product Demos And More at USITT 2017

Nook Schoenfeld
News

ST. LOUIS, MO – Continuing its commitment to supporting students and educators, ETC is packing this year’s USITT tradeshow with activity. Product trainings; educational sessions; new-product demos on stands 114, 214 and 314; and the popular Student Session are just a portion of what ETC will offer at USITT, March 9th to 11th, in St. Louis, MO. Among the featured products: the company's Gio @5 lighting-control desk, pictured here.

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Erick Baker’s Valentines Day show at Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre
Erick Baker’s Valentines Day show at Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre

Erick Baker Valentines Day Show Gets Creative Assist from Bandit Lites

Nook Schoenfeld
News

KNOXVILLE, TN — It’s a small world, especially in Tennessee’s country music circles, and chance encounters between talented people aren’t that uncommon. One such random encounter led to a new look for singer-songwriter Erick Baker’s Valentines Day show at Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre. Bandit Lites has the details.

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Benny Collins
Benny Collins

Benny Collins Memorial Service Announced

PLSN Staff
News

OAKLAND, CA — Friends of the late production and tour manager Benny Collins have announced plans for a memorial service, “A Celebration of a Life Well Lived.” The event is set for Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Fox Theater Oakland, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA. 94612

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Grant Dunn
Grant Dunn

TMB’s Grant Dunn Accepts Position at Electrosonic, Inc.

Nook Schoenfeld
On the Move

LOS ANGELES - Four years ago, in his final year of graduate studies at Cal Arts, Grant Dunn signed on as an intern with TMB’s Tech Support Department, specializing in video server support and programming.  Since that time, Grant the Renaissance Man became a full-time TMB employee and has since served many valuable functions at TMB, from Video Editor, to Tech Support, to Event Management, and most recently, Sales/Customer Development, calling on and helping TMB’s customers throughout the Western US.

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Groove on the Grass

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

DUBAI - Maestra Dubai is supplying full technical production – lighting, audio, video, staging, rigging, special FX and power distribution - to the 2016-17 series of ‘Groove on The Grass’ dance events. Now in its fifth edition, the five events for this season are produced by the Artists Network and being staged at the Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, each enjoyed by around 5000 dance music fans.

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Immersive Staging of China’s “Xi’an Incident” Features d3 Media Servers

Nook Schoenfeld
Projection Connection News

CHINA – The Shaanxi Tourism Group employed a range of modern technology to stage “Xi’an Incident,” marking the 80th anniversary of one of the turning points in the Chinese Civil War.  The production used the most advanced lighting, sound, automation and multimedia mapping technologies to create an immersive viewing experience for audiences.  Three d3 4x4pro media servers powered an extensive array of laser projectors and LED screens.

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