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Church of the Highlands Upgrades with Martin Professional Lighting

Church of the Highlands Upgrades with Martin Professional Lighting

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BIRMINGHAM, AL - The Church of the Highlands now has 10 locations and more than 30,000 active members. When it came time to upgrade the lighting on its 10 campuses, the megachurch turned to Martin Professional Lighting. The main campus deploys Martin’s MAC Viper moving head luminaires and MAC 250 wash lights. Martin’s MAC 101s are also used at each of the church’s locations.

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VL4000 Spot Luminaires Take the Stage with Train at Radio City Music Hall

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NEW YORK CITY - For Train's album release show at Radio City Music Hall, LD Brock Hogan specified 10 VL4000 Spot luminaires from Philips Vari-Lite. “Before I got the lights there were definitely certain elements that I was excited about using, such as the dual animation wheels, the prism and gobo combinations, and the shutters. These types of shows can be challenging because you really have to avoid generic looks in the design, but having 10 VL4000 Spots was perfect because there is nothing generic about their capabilities. They bring so much to the table and give a designer so many options. The VL4000 Spot literally does everything," he said.

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Minneapolis Convention Center Boosts Advertising Revenue With Two Nanolumens Nanocurve LED Displays

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The addition of two massive 5mm pixel LED NanoCurve displays is providing a new source of advertising revenue for the Minneapolis Convention Center. “NanoLumens displays create a clear and detailed image that transforms the Main Corridor into a showcase of 21st century technology,” said Derek Burns of Tierney Brothers Integration. “I fully expect that the investment in digital signage will pay back in a short amount of time.”

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Vineyard Uses Vista Systems’ Spyder in Projection System Designed to Aid Winemakers

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NAPA VALLEY, CA – The winemakers at Palmaz Vineyards rely on up-to-the minute data as much as time-honored techniques.  “How could we put the data in front of them?” asks president Christian Gastón Palmaz.  “An iPad accompanies the process but referencing 30 days worth of data across 36 fermenters on a 9.7” screen can be cumbersome.” The answer came in the form of projection onto the wine cave’s massive fermentation dome. Six Christie HD14K-M projectors powered by a Vista Systems’ Spyder X20 1608 were used to project onto the 72-foot diameter dome, a daunting technical challenge.

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Clay Paky Sharpy Fixtures and grandMA2 Consoles Light “Stand Up to Cancer” TV Special

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LOS ANGELES – Sixty Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures and a complement of grandMA2 consoles were used for the “Stand Up to Cancer” TV special. The Sharpys were used as strong beam lights and for their Sharpy dappling technique, explained LD Felix Peralta.  “Giant white walls acted as video projection surfaces, which we enhanced with accents of color or Sharpy dappling – treating the scenic pieces with the high-output fixtures to create a nice effect that you can’t get with a hard-edged light.  It was a big part of the look of the show.”

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In Memoriam: Mario De Sisti, 1941-2014

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ROME — Mario De Sisti, a lighting designer who founded the De Sisti Lighting in early 1982, died Oct. 31, 2014. Survivors include sons Fabio and Sergio De Sisti, who plan to continue the company’s legacy of innovation with lighting and rigging product technologies, building on past successes that have advanced flicker-free lighting for television applications and such rigging innovations as motorized self-climbing hoists. Funeral services were held in Rome on Nov. 3, 2014.

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TV's Bet On Your Baby Set Achieves Stadium Look with Nexus 4x4s

TV's "Bet On Your Baby" Set Gets "Stadium" Look with Nexus 4x4s

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LOS ANGELES – Lighting Designers Adam Portelli and Michael Veerkamp of Team Imagination used 24 4Wall-supplied Nexus 4x4 panels from Chauvet Professional on the set of game show Bet on Your Baby. “The set already incorporated LED fixtures from season one, but we wanted to enhance the visual opportunities we saw,” recalled Portelli.  “Mike and I decided to use the Nexus panels to suggest a ‘stadium’ look that would make the pre-existing set seem bigger than ever.  By hanging the Nexus panels between the gaps of the set, we achieved that visual effect.”

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