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The company recently purchased three Avolites lighting control consoles: a flagship Sapphire Touch, and two of the new compact Quartz.
The company recently purchased three Avolites lighting control consoles: a flagship Sapphire Touch, and two of the new compact Quartz.

Dorsett Productions in Alabama Gears Up with Avolites Consoles

Nook Schoenfeld
News

MOBILE, AL-- For over 25 years, Mobile, Alabama-based Dorsett Productions Unlimited LLC has offered its clients the latest in sound, lighting, video, staging and special effects for their productions. With the increasing proliferation of concerts, TV specials and corporate events the company is doing, DPU owner Mike Dorsett recognized that he needed the latest technology to meet today’s customer demands. With that in mind, his company recently purchased three Avolites lighting control consoles: a flagship Sapphire Touch, and two of the new compact Quartz.

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Christie Pandoras Box Helps Deliver Interactive Projection Mapping Show for NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers

Nook Schoenfeld
Projection Connection News

CYPRESS, Calif. – The world champion Cleveland Cavaliers have added a new dimension to halftime shows and 60-second time outs thanks to the Christie® Pandoras Box media server and Quince Imaging. Using a combination of 3D mapping techniques and video content produced by the Cavaliers own QTV team, and Christie Pandoras Box, Quince Imaging transforms the Quicken Loans Arena basketball court into an immersive environment featuring a classic pong-style game with participants competing against each other from each end of the court.

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The rig for the Feb. 15 show included  88 Maverick MK2 Wash fixtures from Chauvet Professional, supplied by Serpro Producciones of Monterrey.
The rig for the Feb. 15 show included 88 Maverick MK2 Wash fixtures from Chauvet Professional, supplied by Serpro Producciones of Monterrey.

Year Two of Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' World Tour Includes Mavericks in Mexico

Nook Schoenfeld
News

MONTERREY, Mexico –– Justin Bieber’s Purpose world tour, number six in Pollstar’s Top 10 global tours for 2016, resumed for 2017 with a Feb. 15 show in Monterrey’s Estadio BBVA Bancomer arena. Cory FitzGerald’s light show made use of 88 Maverick MK2 Wash fixtures from Chauvet Professional, supplied by Serpro Producciones of Monterrey.

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Shari Scherschel, director of media and communications, was tasked with finding an affordable solution.
Shari Scherschel, director of media and communications, was tasked with finding an affordable solution.

Oregon City Christian Church Upgrades Live Streaming with JVC PTZ Cameras

Nook Schoenfeld
Projection Connection News

OREGON CITY, OR –  Oregon City Christian Church is using two JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ network video production cameras to produce weekly live streaming coverage of one of its Sunday morning services. Before deploying the new cameras, OCC had been using only a single camera in the back of the church to stream its services.

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Fujifilm Launches New “MK” Series Of Cinema Lenses

Nook Schoenfeld
Product News

WAYNE, N.J. – The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The first in this series to be introduced, the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March for $3,799. The entire “MK” series is designed with the ‘emerging’ cinematographer in mind, whether shooting a live event, online programming, documentary, corporate video, wedding, independent or short film production.

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ILC Announces Rhiann Owen as Inside Sales Representative

Nook Schoenfeld
On the Move

CHICAGO - ILC is pleased to announce that Rhiann Owen as a new Insides Salesperson. Rhiann is a Chicago native who was indulged in theater and the arts at an early age. In 2012, Rhiann began working with independent filmmakers in the Chicagoland area and before she knew it she was working more behind the camera than in front of it. By 2013 she was producing films that were featured in the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. The past couple of years, Rhiann has been focusing on a different route. While still honing her skills in the industry, she became involved with live audio and lighting production.

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SmallHD Unveils its First OLED Monitor

Nook Schoenfeld
Product News

CARY, NC - SmallHD announces its first OLED monitor, the 702-OLED. The 7.7-inch screen combines the renowned color accuracy and contrast ratio of an OLED display, with the feature set of the industry standard SmallHD 702-Bright so that it is ideal on camera or on a director’s rig. Able to produce wide color gamut color accuracy, it is an effective tool for DIT’s and directors on-set use. The new monitor displays a 24 Bit (8bpc) color depth with a 160+ degree, viewing angle. The 1280x800 screen has a 191 pixel per inch density.

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Advanced Designs and Installs Dazzling Wrap Around Plasma Video Wall for Bell Media - CTV’s ‘Your Morning’ Show

Nook Schoenfeld
Projection Connection News

TORONTO, CANADA,— After Bell Media - CTV’s iconic morning television show “Canada AM” signed off after 43 seasons, it’s new refresh, “Your Morning,” had big shoes to fill. With new talent, a fresh take on current events, and millions of loyal fans to impress, “Your Morning” strives to produce an engaging show each and every day that lives up to its famous predecessor. That’s why, when designing the show’s new studio before its official premiere in June of 2016, Bell Media – CTV consulted with Advanced to build, design and install an immersive video wall that would capture and hold the attention of its viewers.

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Tommy Stephenson, 1963-2017

In Memoriam: Tommy Stephenson, 53

Frank Hammel;
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FAIRPORT HARBOR, OH — Tommy Stephenson, longtime sales manager for Burbank, CA-based TMB, died Feb. 21, 2017. He was 53. Stephenson was the first employee to be hired by TMB founders and partners Marshall Bissett and Colin Waters after they formed the company to distribute entertainment production supplies in the mid-1980s.

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