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  • ESTA/USITT Announce Fall Protection Workshop

    PLSN Staff | News | February 5, 2009NEW YORK — The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT have announced a new course, Fall Protection and Rescue System Requirements and Methods, to be taught in Bowie, Md., with one session set for April 6-7, and the same session repeated April  8-9, giving potential participants two chances at attending the course. Read More...
  • LRLR’s USITT Raffle to Benefit Behind the Scenes

    PLSN Staff | News | February 5, 2009NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA—The Long Reach Long Riders and the ESTA Foundation will once again hold their annual raffle to benefit Behind the Scenes at the USITT conference.  This drawing will be held on March 21, 2009 at the Behind the Scenes booth (#1321) on the trade show floor of the USITT Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tickets, which are $5 each or 5 for $20, may be purchased at the booth throughout the show. Read More...
  • USITT Conference to Feature Olympic Designers

    PLSN Staff | News | February 5, 2009
    CINCINNATI — The lighting designer for both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the costume designer for the closing ceremonies will be part of the upcoming USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Lighting designer Sha Xiaolan has been called the most influential lighting designer in China and has won numerous awards. He has designed many national events in China as well as lighting for theatre, opera, dance, and television. Read More...
  • Patent Issued to J. R. Clancy for SureGrip Rope

    PLSN Staff | News | February 5, 2009
    SYRACUSE, NY — The US Patent Office has issued patent 7,461,500 to J. R. Clancy for a “System for Determining Wear to Rigging System Lines,” more commonly known as SureGrip™ rope.  The company says this is the only theatrical rope with a wear indicator, to tell users when the rope should be replaced. Read More...
  • ETCP Council Welcomes Disney Theatrical Productions

    PLSN Staff | News | February 5, 2009
    NEW YORK — Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP) has accepted a seat on the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Council. The Council is the governing body that manages the development and implementation of ETCP, the certification program for entertainment technicians. Read More...
  • Light Sources Stay Discreet in The Living Room

    PLSN Staff | News | February 4, 2009
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — The Living Room nightclub chain, with locations in London, Paris, Tokyo and New York, added a new 11,000-square-foot location on Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Riverfront in October, and the location has proved popular enough to warrant plans for a 10,000-square-foot expansion, with additional LED fixtures from Chauvet. Read More...
  • Bandit Helps with Belmont’s Curb College Showcase

    PLSN Staff | News | February 4, 2009
    NASHVILLE- Bandit Lites is working with the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business again in 2009 for the fourth year in a row, providing equipment and assisting in the lighting design and direction for the six-concert showcase series. Read More...
  • Stadium for Super Bowl XLIII Lit by LEDs

    PLSN Staff | News | February 4, 2009
    TAMPA, FL — As Super Bowl XLIII approached, Tampa's Raymond James Stadium was lit with a new kind of LED floodlight, Philips ColorReach Powercore fixtures. The lighting project was part of a city-wide beautification effort leading up to the game, and the stadium was lit from dusk until dawn. Read More...
  • Martin N. Cohen Joins Visual Terrain

    PLSN Staff | News | February 4, 2009
    VAN NUYS, CA — Visual Terrain, Inc. has added Martin N. Cohen as a senior lighting designer with a specialty in newsroom and studio lighting design.  Cohen joined Visual Terrain after having designed and consulted on over 60 newsroom lighting systems and upgrades. Read More...
  • Jands Vista I3 Joins The Great Moscow Circus

    PLSN Staff | News | February 4, 2009
    LISMORE, Australia — The Great Moscow Circus has been touring Australia for 50 years, and now offers 50 international performers from Brazil, Mongolia, Australia, Asia, and, of course, Russia. Brian Anslow, a lecturer in technical production at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, designed and programmed the lighting for this latest show using a Jands Vista I3 for control. Read More...
  • Bulbtronics LED Lighting Guide Now Online

    PLSN Staff | News | February 4, 2009
    NEW YORK —Bulbtronics, Inc. has released an LED catalog on the Internet, which includes the full spectrum of the company’s LED retrofit offerings to replace halogens, incandescents, miniature based bulbs and more. The company, which reviews different products as they evolve, has selected 80 LED products for a variety of products and applications. Read More...
  • Creative Stage Lighting Offers Free Lighting Webinar

    PLSN Staff | News | February 4, 2009NORTH CREEK, NY — Creative Stage Lighting Co., Inc. is offering a free online seminar on lighting design. It will take place on Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m. EST. Called “Lighting Design 101: The Art of Illumination,” it is geared for a broad range of lighting professionals and aspiring professionals, providing a crash course on lighting a live music show, from conception to realization. It has been designed to provide a foundation for building a show from the ground up. Read More...
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