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  • 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...
  • World Music Awards Supported by Dreampanel Units

    PLSN Staff | News | January 22, 2009
    MONTE CARLO — The set for the World Music Awards, staged at the Sporting Club hall and broadcast worldwide, got visual support with Dreampanels, the modular tile system from Ayrton, supplied by Targetti Group and AMG International. Read More...
  • RPI’s EMPAC Updated with Robert Juliat Followspots

    PLSN Staff | News | January 21, 2009
    TROY, NY —The new Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is using a pair of Robert Juliat Topaze followspots for its venues. Read More...
  • New Edition of DMX512-A Available

    PLSN Staff | News | January 21, 2009NEW  YORK—A new edition of a lighting protocol that started with DMX 512 is now available. ANSI E1.11 - 2008, Entertainment Technology - USITT DMX512-A, Asynchronous Serial Digital Data Transmission Standard for Controlling Lighting Equipment and Accessories, can now be purchased from The ESTA Foundation. Read More...
  • Scharff Weisberg Supplies Video, Lighting for “Shrek”

    PLSN Staff | News | January 21, 2009
    NEW YORK—It was an ogre of a job, but Scharff Weisberg handily embraced video and lighting support for Shrek the Musical on Broadway. The show is a production of DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions Ltd. Read More...
  • LED Displays for Presidential Inauguration

    PLSN Staff | News | January 21, 2009
    WASHINGTON, DC — There’s nothing like witnessing an American presidential inauguration in person — unless you’re one of more than one million other persons trying to catch a glimpse of the event. But mobile and modular LED screens helped at least some of those crowding the nation’s capital to see Barack Obama become the 44th U.S. president. Read More...
  • AMPAS Award to Go to Fixture for Film, TV

    PLSN Staff | News | January 20, 2009
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA — ARRI announced that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will recognize Erwin Melzner, Volker Schumacher and Timo Müller with an AMPAS award for the development of the ARRIMAX 18/12 HMI on Feb. 7. Read More...
  • Litepanels Expands to Larger Facility

    PLSN Staff | News | January 20, 2009

    VAN NUYS, CA — Litepanels, Inc. has moved from its previous location in North Hollywood to a larger facility here that includes warehouse and shipping areas, with room for separate product development, assembly and repair departments.

  • ETC Names Harvey Sweet Technical Product Manager, R&D

    PLSN Staff | News | January 19, 2009
    MIDDLETON, WI —Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc. (ETC) has named Harvey Sweet as the company’s technical product manager in research and development. “Harvey Sweet is an authority in the stagecraft field,” said Fred Foster, ETC CEO. “And I also happen to be privileged to have known him for 33 years — since I aced his course in theater technology at the University of Wisconsin.” Read More...
  • Nick Jackson Leaves PRG’s Concert Touring Group

    PLSN Staff | News | January 19, 2009

    NEW WINDSOR, NY — Nick Jackson, senior vice president of PRG’s Concert Touring group, stepped down from his position, according to Jere Harris, chairman and CEO. “Since joining PRG in 1998, Nick has worked tirelessly to establish our Concert Touring division as the leading provider of entertainment technology solutions for some of the biggest acts in the business.  It has been an honor to work with this industry pioneer."

  • Martin De Prycker, CEO of Barco, Resigns

    PLSN Staff | News | January 19, 2009

    KORTRIJK, Belgium — After seven years at the helm of Barco, Martin De Prycker has resigned from his position as CEO of the company. Barco's board accepted the resignation and proposed that Eric Van Zele, currently a member of the board, assume the CEO position. Van Zele accepted that appointment.

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