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Three Z-HD6000s are deployed in the SMAD studio for hands-on instruction
Three Z-HD6000s are deployed in the SMAD studio for hands-on instruction

James Madison University Enhances Hands-On Media Production Education with Hitachi Z-HD6000 Cameras

Nook Schoenfeld
Projection Connection News

WOODBURY, NY — At James Madison University in Virginia, the vision of the School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) includes delivering innovative media education programs that integrate traditional concepts, values, and skills with new and evolving technologies. When the university undertook a major upgrade and refresh of the equipment in its television studio last year, it selected ZHD6000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to give students valuable, practical experience.

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X-Laser Aurora Saber
X-Laser Aurora Saber

X-Laser Aurora Series

Nook Schoenfeld
Product News

X-Laser’s Aurora Series expands with the Aurora Crimson, Aurora Emerald, Aurora Cobalt and Aurora Saber (pictured here), all of which are designed to meet the practical needs of live event operators with projectors that are affordable, simple, safe and bright. The Crimson, Emerald and Cobalt products focus on red, green and blue laser output, and the Saber is a bolder alternative to X-Laser’s popular Caliente Aurora, producing beams that are more than three times thicker than those of any previous Aurora model.

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Mall of Africa photo by Peter Hassall
Mall of Africa photo by Peter Hassall

A Thousand Anolis LED Fixtures Illuminate Mall of Africa

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MIDRAND, Gauteng, South Africa —Over a thousand Anolis LED lighting fixtures are lighting three major areas of the Mall of Africa in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa as part of a collaboration between architectural lighting designer Deryl Jan, European LED manufacturer Anolis and South African distributor DWR Distribution, who also took on the exacting specialist installation of this high profile project.

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'An Inspector Calls'
'An Inspector Calls'

'An Inspector Calls' on White Light for GLP X4 Bar 20s

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON  – Stephen Daldry’s multi-award winning production of An Inspector Calls has returned to London’s West End. This now famous revival was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and has since won 19 major awards across the globe. Lighting designer Rick Fisher has lit the production since its infancy and returns once again for this latest run at the Playhouse Theatre. Fischer approached White Light to provide the lighting equipment, which included quantities of the GLP impression X4 Bar 20s which the company has recently invested in.

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StageSafe is matt black and disappears into back-stage rigging, sets and lighting.
StageSafe is matt black and disappears into back-stage rigging, sets and lighting.

Straightpoint Launches StageSafe Load Cell for Entertainment Industry

Nook Schoenfeld
Product News

Entertainment rigging professionals have welcomed the launch of Straightpoint’s latest innovation, StageSafe, a 3t load cell dedicated to the theatre and live events industry. Straightpoint products are already used in entertainment applications—its Wireless Load Shackle and Loadlink plus are commonplace—but StageSafe is the first product the manufacturer of force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment has dedicated to the sector.

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Thibault of Life is Art Studios did the Disco Donnie Presents NYE show headlined by dubstep star Ookay at the Fillmore Charlotte.
Thibault of Life is Art Studios did the Disco Donnie Presents NYE show headlined by dubstep star Ookay at the Fillmore Charlotte.

Daniel Thibault Goes Rogue at Fillmore for Ookay NYE Show

Nook Schoenfeld
News

CHARLOTTE, NC –  Typically gifts are exchanged on Christmas Day, but lighting designer Daniel Thibault received one of his best presents of the holiday season on New Year’s Eve. Thibault of Life is Art Studios did the Disco Donnie Presents NYE show headlined by dubstep star Ookay at the Fillmore Charlotte. He felt like a self-described “kid in a candy shop” when he saw the beefy collection of Chauvet Professional Rogue fixtures in the house rig.

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Gaining Citizenship with Agnes Obel

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BERLIN - It’s always exciting and interesting to be working with rising stars, and LD Luke Edwards is currently touring with the highly talented Berlin based Danish singer, songwriter and keyboardist Agnes Obel, whose mellow, mystical electronica and dynamic vocals are as unique as they are becoming acclaimed as she steadily builds her alt. fan base.The live touring  campaign for the newly released “Citizen of Glass”, Obel’s third album, started gently with a 6-week bus-and-trailer tour around Europe.

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GIS AG LP Series Hoists

Nook Schoenfeld
Product News

Swiss electric chain hoist manufacturer GIS AG is replacing its LCH series with their LP series. The LP series includes the newly developed LP500, which is designed for a 60 percent boost in lifting capacity, IP65 rating as standard and very quiet running at a maximum 65 dB. Other features of the LP500 (pictured here) well suited for theatre and live events include increased capacity in one fall operation, low dead weight, low noise emission and suitability for outdoor use.

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CNN studio
CNN studio

APG Displays Plays Key Role in Video Upgrade for CNN Shows

Nook Schoenfeld
Projection Connection News

ORLANDO — APG Displays played a key role in a video upgrade for CNN’s shows including The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and The Lead with Jake Tapper. The upgrade was completed last year just in time for election season. Key components included 1.2mm and 1.6mm video display technologies from APG Displays, including a 25-foot-wide 1.2mm Leyard LED display, a 108-inch diagonal 1.2mm Leyard LED display and a 30-foot-wide 1.6mm Leyard LED display.

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