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  • Exchange Plug-in Updated for Vectorworks 2009, Cinema 4D R11

    PLSN Staff | News | March 11, 2009COLUMBIA, MD — Nemetschek North America announced that Maxon Computer has updated their plug-in for Vectorworks 2009 and Cinema 4D R11. This plug-in supports direct file exchange for high-end visualization and allows Vectorworks users to transfer their models to Cinema 4D for visualizations and animations. Read More...
  • Seeing the Big Picture for 2009 Fashion Week

    PLSN Staff | News | March 11, 2009
    NEW YORK — “A lot of lighting designers have adverse relationships with photographers,” noted Seth Bernstein, guest designer for four fashion shows supported by Tinc Design & Productions during New York’s Fashion Week for Fall, 2009, which was held in mid-February. “We really tried to be on the same team with them.” Read More...
  • Main Light Adds Coemar Gear to Rental Inventory

    PLSN Staff | News | March 11, 2009WILMINGTON, DE — Main Light has recently acquire Coemar Infinity S-series lights to support the needs of its rental customers staging everything from corporate events to theatrical productions and rock ‘n’ roll concerts. Read More...
  • Wybron Updates Mechanical Dowsers

    PLSN Staff | News | March 11, 2009
    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Wybron announced a new drive mechanism and new motors for its Eclipse IT series of mechanical dowsers, including the Eclipse IT Shutter, shown here. Read More...
  • J. R. Clancy to Promote “Safe Sets” at USITT

    PLSN Staff | News | March 11, 2009CINCINNATI — J. R. Clancy’s Promote Safe Sets program will be at USITT to help theatre managers and technical directors promote backstage safety. It includes three steps: Train, Inspect, and Maintain. The session is scheduled for March 20 at 8 a.m. Although the session focuses on rigging, the techniques can be used for all types of safety training. Read More...
  • ETC Eos at Golden Globes, Oscars

    PLSN Staff | News | March 11, 2009
    HOLLYWOOD, CA — For the 2009 Golden Globes, an Eos console from ETC, along with a 2x20 ETC Universal Fader Wing, controlled the conventional and practical lights. Board programmer Gil Samuelian built all of the cue- and submaster-contents in Blind and was then able to modify the lighting smoothly during rehearsals before the show. Read More...
  • Epic Names New VP Concert Touring

    PLSN Staff | News | March 10, 2009
    WINNIPEG, Canada — Marc Raymond, Chairman and CEO of Epic Production Technologies announced that long-time associate Burton Tenenbein, has been named vice president concert touring. Read More...
  • Fontainebleau’s LIV Taps Elation LEDs

    PLSN Staff | News | March 9, 2009
    MIAMI BEACH, FL — The revamped Fontainebleau hotel’s Vegas-style mega-club, named LIV after the year the resort opened (1954), is a focal point for its $1 billion makeover, and while the hotel’s overall budget was sizeable, the multipurpose fixtures make the most of the lighting investment, according to the lighting director who completed the project. Read More...
  • Barco’s Pixellage Ready for Download

    PLSN Staff | News | March 9, 2009
    AUSTIN, TX — Barco released Pixellage, a new software feature for two High End Systems pixelation luminaires. This feature allows the ShowPix and StudioPix luminaires to display one image across multiple fixtures. The ShowPix and StudioPix luminaires are hybrid LED wash lights and graphic image display fixtures. Read More...
  • Live! Technologies Keeps it Sane for Jeff Dunham Tour

    PLSN Staff | News | March 7, 2009
    COLUMBUS, OH — Jeff Dunham’s 2009 comedy tour may be called “Spark of Insanity,” but Live! Technologies, which is handling lighting, video, staging and audio for the Comedy Central standout is all about keeping things sane — and seen. Read More...
  • San Diego Convention Center Requires ETCP Certification for Supervisors

    PLSN Staff | News | March 6, 2009SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Convention Center has revised its rigging requirements and now requires that all rigging installations be done under the supervision of a rigging supervisor who is certified through the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP). Read More...
  • Super Bowl LED Displays Supplied by Chaos

    PLSN Staff | News | March 6, 2009{mosimage}TAMPA, FL — With no timeouts allowed, Chaos Visual Productions helped supply the LED displays behind the low-profile stage for the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIII, featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Read More...
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