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In the June 2019 Issue of PLSN

PLSN Staff • June 2019 • June 10, 2019

48 Focus on Lasers: EDC
The Electric Daisy Carnival dazzled with audiencescanning laser e ects for Martin Garrix and others.

28 Inside Theater: Hadestown Scenic designer Rachel Hauck and LD Bradley King got nominated for Tonys for the way Hadestown’s classic New Orleans setting opens up to an industrial hell.

30 Production Profile: The 1975 The Manchester, U.K.-based pop/rock band are performing within a bold, architectural and video-infused performance space created by
Tobias Rylander and his design team.

40 Designer Insights: Chvrches Chvrches are out on their Love is Dead tour. Steve Jennings checks in with LD Louis Oliver and lighting director Greg Hill on their pod-tastic lighting looks.

44 PLSN Interview: Gabriel Fraboni Gabe inherited a love of music from his parents, but while his dad is a sound guy, he got bit by the lighting bug. His latest project: Martin Garrix’ visual feast for the eyes.

50 Focus on Theater: August Rush The Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL staged the premiere of this movie-turned-musical.

52 Focus on Festivals: Wet Electric The EDM festival at a top water park continues to be wet, electric and wild — but safe.

56 Nightclub Focus: KAOS The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is making a huge splash with its epic dayclub and nightclub, packing in an ever-changing array of lighting, video and special e ects.

62 Church Visuals: Celebration Church This Raleigh, NC house of worship has updated its AVL setup to enhance the appeal of its services and outreach efforts.

64 Buyers Guide: Smoke Machines The latest gadgets for fog, haze, cryo or whatever else you need in the air to tell your visual story.

70 Cinematography: Rocket Man As the movie chronicling Elton John’s rise hits the big screens, DP George Richmond sheds light on the looks he helped create.

74 Projection Art: Onedome Set up in a former museum space, Onedome in San Francisco is using technology to bring a new form of immersive art to life.

76 Company 411: INFiLED This fast-growing provider of LED video gear is making a worldwide impression on the live event industry.

78 Video Design: XiteLabs Greg Russell and Vello Virkhaus are the visionaries leading XiteLabs on the forefront of visual design.

83 Product Spotlight Vicky Claiborne discusses disguise’s new server, vx 4, and software, r15.3, which together provide visual designers with some of the most advanced tools and work ows available.

84 Product Feature Unilumin Group shared some info on the latest o erings that will be featured this month at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando.

85 Road Test Robe follows up on their stadium-tackling BMFL line with their more compact T1 for Theaters, TV and Touring.

86 Tech Spotlight Rigtec has taken on a mission to solve the challenges of rigging projectors.

87 Road Test Martin’s MAC Allure hard edge moving lights are pushing the LED technology envelope.

66 1000 Words with… Stefaan “Smasher” Desmedt. The longtime video director for U2 chats with Michael S. Eddy.

80 Parnelli NextGen Nook sits down with Nick O’Bryen, an up-andcoming video guy who makes things happen.

82 Video Digerati What’s in Your Rack? Vickie explores video software and hardware solutions featured at NAB.

88 Feeding the Machines Merge with Caution. Understanding the various merging functions on a light desk.

89 Designer Watch Fifteen designers keep Debi Moen posted about their plans for the summer touring season.

92 LD-at-Large There is such a thing as a bad idea — and brainstorming sessions should start there first.

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