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  • Caesars Tribute II: A Salute to the Ladies on the Ice

    Clay Paky Shines on Ice Skating TV Special

    PLSN Staff | News | January 17, 2012

    BERGAMO, Italy – Clay Paky fixtures lit up the ice for a roster of figure skating champions in “Caesars Tribute II: A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice,” taped in Atlantic City, NJ. Production and lighting designer Christien Method of design one used Sharpys and Alpha Spot HPE 1500s to glam up the ice, controlled with two full-size grandMA 2 desks networked together. The show aired Jan. 1 on NBC TV.

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  • Christie’s ‘Solutions That Rock’ Set for Orange County

    PLSN Staff | News | January 17, 2012

    CYPRESS, CA  - Christie’s 'Solutions That Rock' is a free event introducing display solutions to AV professionals. Its next stop is Jan. 18-19, 10 am-7 pm  at Sound Matrix Studios in Orange County, CA. The event is also an informal opportunity for dealers, integrators, distributors and end users to learn how Christie’s solutions deliver captivating visual experiences. Following Orange County, its next stop is in San Mateo, CA during Feb. 1-2.

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  • WorldStage Expands Lighting Inventory with New Gear

    PLSN Staff | News | January 17, 2012

    NEW YORK – WorldStage has expanded its lighting and console inventory to offer more of the newest technology to the live staging, theatrical corporate and broadcast markets.  Recent investments include City Theatrical’s new SHoW DMX Neo and SHoW DMX SHoW Baby, Clay Paky’s Sharpy,  the Martin MAC Aura, the VARI-LITE VLX Wash luminaire, Prism Projection’s RevEAL Studio and grandMA2 control systems.
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  • Ballantyne Strong Selects LightParts for Technobeam Support

    PLSN Staff | News | January 16, 2012

    OMAHA, NE and AUSTIN, TX  — Ballantyne Strong has chosen LightParts to take over the day-to-day support of Technobeam. LightParts will now handle all support, repair and replacement parts for the moving mirror light fixtures.

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  • Dreamforce

    Jack Morton Worldwide Uses Prelite to Previsualize Lighting Design for Dreamforce and VMworld Confab

    PLSN Staff | News | January 13, 2012

    SAN FRANCISCO – The Jack Morton Worldwide-produced general sessions at Dreamforce 2011 and VMworld 2011 used Prelite Studios, LLC to previsualize their extensive lighting design needs. In addition, Prelite helped make the transition to the lighting rigs for each conference’s gala concert – Metallica headlining Dreamforce and The Killers at VMworld – smooth and efficient.

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  • Univision 41 TV

    American DJ Updates Univision TV Studio

    PLSN Staff | News | January 13, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO, TX - Univision 41 TV in San Antonio recently decided to update the look of its news sets from its outdated, conservative old set with dark wood veneers to sleek new furnishings with bright, colorful lighting. Local company Event Ignition designed and installed the new lighting for the new looks, outfitting three different sets with products from American DJ and sister company Elation Professional.

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  • VL880 Spot

    Kinetic Lighting Adds New VL880 Spot to Inventory

    PLSN Staff | News | January 12, 2012

    GLENDALE, CA – Kinetic Lighting has become the first Southern California company to add the new VARI*LITE VL880 Spot luminaire to its rental inventory. “Demand has been strong for a fixture that was brighter than mid-range alternatives, but without the size and weight of larger units. And from the standpoint of rental flexibility, the VL880 auto-ranging power supply is huge for us," said Kinetic Lighting President David Rosen.

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  • Rent What? shadow box

    Rent What? Turns Portable Dressing Room into Shadow Box

    PLSN Staff | News | January 12, 2012

    RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA - Rent What? has adapted its portable Pop-Up! Dressing Room into a portable shadow box. By adding height onto the Pop-Up! Dressing Room and fitting it with a translucent panel, the unit can be backlit for shadow effects onstage. The unit comes with a light fixture to make the system self-contained. A privacy panel then turns it into a portable dressing room as well.

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  • J. Edgar

    Look Solutions Foggers, Hazers Busy on TV, Film Sets

    PLSN Staff | News | January 11, 2012

    WILLIAMSPORT, MD – Roger George Rentals, owned by Oscar-winning special effects/pyrotechnics veteran Thaine Morris, is racking up a long list of film and TV projects using Look Solutions’ foggers and hazers. The Van Nuys, CA company can’t keep them on the shelves, citing recent projects such as Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar,” Steven Spielberg’s upcoming “Lincoln” and Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”
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  • Clay Paky ShotLight

    Felix is First in US to Buy Clay Paky ShotLights

    PLSN Staff | News | January 10, 2012

    LOS ANGELES – Felix Lighting is the first in the US to purchase the new Clay Paky ShotLight Wash fixtures. A.C.T Lighting, the distributor of Clay Paky lighting instruments in North America, finalized the sale of 26 fixtures for the La Mirada, CA company. ShotLight Wash combines a 1500W discharge lamp washlight with two 1500w strobes in one device.

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  • ETCP Exams Offered at USITT Expo

    PLSN Staff | News | January 10, 2012

    NEW YORK - The ETCP (Entertainment Technician Certification Program) examinations will be given March 31 at USITT’s Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Long Beach, CA. Interested applicants must submit their application, along with supporting materials and fee, to the ETCP office no later than March 1. ETCP is an ESTA initiative created to promote industry safety.

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  • Phish 2012 NYE concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC

    Phish NYE Gag Fills MSG Void with Fans, Smoke, Balloons

    PLSN Staff | News | January 10, 2012

    NEW YORK — If it’s New Years Eve and Phish is performing, you can be sure of one thing: Something unexpected is going to happen. In 2010, it was Jon Fishman, shot from a cannon in Miami. In 2011, it was the International Meatstick flash mob. In 2012, it started with a steaming tea kettle, then moved to aerialists disguised as fans, plucked from the crowd and hoisted 45 feet high, performing amid smoke, balloons and a random speaker cabinet. Behind the gag were scenic designer David Gallo, Phish/Red Light Management, production manager Hadden Hippsely, Zenith Pyro, Square Root Studios, Tait Towers and Tait’s flight director, Paul Sapsis.

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