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    IATSE Restructures Internal Divisions, Adds Division of Education and Training

    PLSN Staff | News | June 1, 2012

    NEW YORK — IATSE, the stagehands union, has created two new divisions and re-organized another. Along with its new Division of Education and Training, IATSE added a Broadcast Division. IATSE has also moved its Organizing Division into its Stagecraft Division—all of its other divisions had their own organization division, so this move eliminates some redundancies, but ensures each arm of IATSE has a team dedicated to organizing.

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  • DP George Mooradian

    Mooradian Adds Litepanels LEDs to ‘Happily Divorced’

    PLSN Staff | News | June 1, 2012

    VAN NUYS, CA - This is Director of Photography George Mooradian’s second season on TV Land’s “Happily Divorced,” which is based on a true story from Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson’s life. Beginning this season, the DP added a non-traditional multi-camera lighting source: LEDs from Litepanels.

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  • Bruce Springsteen

    Chauvet at Heart of Morpheus Fixture for Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball

    PLSN Staff | News | May 31, 2012

    LAS VEGAS — CHAUVET technology is at the core of a custom-built fixture by Morpheus Lights for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball tour. The Morpheus CP7 IP LED Blinder was designed around the tri-color RGB light engine of the COLORado 1-Tri IP. At only 616-watts, the CP7 efficiently replaces traditional nine-lights with color changers that draw close to 6,000 watts.

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    LumenRadio Offers Efficiency on Alison Krauss Tour

    PLSN Staff | News | May 31, 2012

    KNOXVILLE, TN - Bluegrass artists Alison Krauss and Union Station needed maximum production efficiency in their smaller, more intimate touring venues, so Teri Productions of Knoxville specified LumenRadio wireless control to operate the tour’s lighting system. “Wireless technology means smaller crews, faster load-in/load-out, and cost savings,”  says Teri Productions’ COO Brad White.

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  • Golden Gate Bridge

    Golden Gate Bridge Celebrates 75th Birthday in Style

    PLSN Staff | News | May 31, 2012

    SAN FRANCISCO - The golden icon of the San Francisco Bay recently celebrated its 75th birthday with tens of thousands of its closest friends. Lightswitch helped to organize the party for the Golden Gate Bridge — in coordination with event producer Foghorn Creative, lighting vendor Syncrolite and Pyro Spectaculars North.

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  • Pacers

    Indiana Pacers Score Big with Elation Platinum Beam 5Rs

    PLSN Staff | News | May 31, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS - Dodd Technologies installed Elation Professional’s Platinum Beam 5R units in Bankers Life Fieldhouse as part of a project to upgrade lighting effects at the arena. After trying out a quantity of the fixtures for their season opener in December, Pacers Sports and Entertainment purchased 10 units for permanent installation for the Indiana Pacers’ 2012 run to the NBA playoffs.

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  • Skrillex

    Skrillex Spins Under Chauvet Legend 412

    PLSN Staff | News | May 30, 2012

    AUSTIN, TX — Skrillex rocked the house using 16 CHAUVET Professional Legend 412 moving heads at the AM Only Showcase at South By Southwest (SXSW). LD Justin Jenkins specified 12 Legend 412 moving heads for backlighting while the remaining four fixtures created downlighting and audience pixel-mapping effects for the show at Mohawk.

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  • Motley Crue

    Martin Gets Motley at Vegas Hard Rock

    PLSN Staff | News | May 30, 2012

    LAS VEGAS - Sooner Routhier and Robert Long, co-production designers for Mötley Crue, recently had a run of 12 shows at The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. For this special gig they specified a mostly Martin rig supplied by Christie Lites which included Martin MAC Aura and MAC 101 wash lights along with MAC III Profiles, MAC 2000 Wash XBs and Atomic 3000 strobes with Atomic Colors scrollers.

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  • Le Poisson Rouge

    GLP, G-LEC Solaris Give Le Poisson Rouge Scenic Boost

    PLSN Staff | News | May 30, 2012

    NEW YORK - Multimedia art cabaret Le Poisson Rouge recently upgraded its technical infrastructure with GLP’s impression Spot One LED and G-LEC Solaris video curtain. With NPR producing live videocasts of select shows and VH1 also recently shooting a performance with the artist K’naan, the lighting director says that GLP has helped them raise the bar and maintain production values at top level.

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  • Joe Branam

    Joe Branam to Receive Parnelli Visionary Award

    PLSN Staff | News | May 30, 2012

    LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Board of Advisors has announced that Joe Branam, owner of Branam Enterprises, will receive the Parnelli Visionary Award at the annual gala dinner and award ceremony in Las Vegas. The event is set for Oct. 20, 2012 at the Mirage Resort and Casino.

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  • Canon NAB

    4Wall Supplies Lighting for Canon’s NAB Booth

    PLSN Staff | News | May 29, 2012

    LAS VEGAS - 4Wall Las Vegas recently teamed with Daniel Wallace LTD. and LD Glenn Wade to provide lighting for the most elaborate Canon NAB trade show booth to date. “The vision of the booth was to be clean and simple, and to really focus on lighting the products,” Wade said. “As one of the biggest booths within NAB, we felt we could create a number of different sections within the booth as stand-alone areas that would draw people in.”
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  • Wicked

    grandMA2 Gets ‘Wicked’ on Broadway

    PLSN Staff | News | May 29, 2012

    NEW YORK – “Wicked,” the  Broadway musical about the untold story of the Witches of Oz, recently switched to a grandMA2 console for lighting and special effects control.  Show electrician Brendan Quigley said they needed to replace their previous control system of 20 years, and the grandMA2 was a natural choice as all the other Wicked shows playing worldwide are also using the grandMA.

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