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  • 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...
  • Daktronics Celebrates 40 Years

    PLSN Staff | News | January 29, 2009
    BROOKINGS, SD — The LED displays used by GoVision and Upstage Video to transform Barack Obama from a visual speck to a newly-elected president for the crowds on Jan. 20, 2009 (to see story, click here ) were manufactured by a company that was incorporated on Dec. 9, 1968, when Richard Nixon was president-elect. Read More...
  • Dallas High School Using J.R. Clancy Rigging

    PLSN Staff | News | January 28, 2009

    DALLAS—The new building for the Booker T. Washington High School of Performing and Visual Arts features a theatre stocked with J. R. Clancy, Inc. automated rigging and control equipment and controlled by a software interface, with a screen shot shown here.

  • PRG Distribution, Clay Paky Light the U.S. Figure Skating Championships

    PLSN Staff | News | January 27, 2009CLEVELAND, OH — The 2009 US Figure Skating Championships were held January 18-25 at the Quicken Loans Arena. Held annually since 1914, it awards 12 national champions in ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dancing on the senior, junior and novice levels. The event was broadcast live all weekend on NBC, with the Ladies Singles events appearing in prime time on Saturday and Sunday nights. Read More...
  • Jeff Cameron Joins LMG as Sales Engineer

    PLSN Staff | News | January 27, 2009
    ORLANDO — LMG Systems Integration recently hired Jeff Cameron as a sales engineer in the firm’s Orlando headquarters.  Cameron’s duties will include developing new business, maintaining client communication, and advising clients on the optimal equipment to meet design and budget needs. Read More...
  • John Wiseman Forms Chaos Visual Productions

    PLSN Staff | News | January 26, 2009
    LOS ANGELES —John J. Wiseman announced the formation of JJW Productions with partners Chris Kaman and Chuck Burtzloff. JJW Productions will operate as Chaos Visual Productions based in Los Angeles. Read More...
  • UT Classroom Named for Bandit Lites Founder

    PLSN Staff | News | January 25, 2009
    KNOXVILLE, TN — As a teenager, Michael T. Strickland may have “borrowed” lighting gear from school theatrical programs, hence the name of the company. But Strickland and Bandit Lites have been giving back, and at the opening of the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration building, Strickland was recognized for his various contributions by having a classroom named after him. Read More...
  • Lex Products Names Graham Likeness Director of Marketing

    PLSN Staff | News | January 23, 2009
    STAMFORD, CT — Lex Products has named Graham Likeness director of marketing. Likeness will be relocating to Lex headquarters here from Calgary, AB Canada. Likeness’ past positions include national sales manager at Strand Lighting Canada, vice president of sales and marketing at Pathway Connectivity and contributions to ESTA. Read More...
  • Previz Helps YouTube Live Event Overcome Challenges

    PLSN Staff | News | January 22, 2009
    SAN FRANCISCO — The first official YouTube live-stream event got an assist from Prelite, a company that provides previsualization services to lighting designers and programmers in its bicoastal studios and on site. Read More...
  • Cultivating Music and Dance in WFC’s Winter Garden

    PLSN Staff | News | January 22, 2009
    NEW YORK — An open-to-the-public atrium may not be as lighting-friendly as a fully equipped theatre, but that didn’t stop Tinc Design & Productions from lighting and staging Wait for Green, a collaboration of ETHEL, a string ensemble, and dance choreographed by Annie-B Parson, in the Winter Garden atrium at World Financial Center. Read More...
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