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  • Trans Siberian Orchestra Tour Gets New Pyro Looks

    PLSN Staff | News | January 16, 2009
    AUSTIN, TX — It’s become an annual challenge for Pyrotek Special Effects’ Doug Adams: how to top the “Wow” factor generated by the previous year’s pyro design for the Trans Siberian Orchestra tour. “Talks of new designs and proposals start literally after the completion of each year’s tour,” said Adams, who worked with TSO founder Paul O’Neill, LD Bryan Hartley and lighting programmer Nick Militello on the 2008/2009 tour. Read More...
  • Element Labs 2009 Open House

    PLSN Staff | News | January 16, 2009
    NEW YORK — Element Labs, Inc and Niles Creative Group are holding an open house at the Niles Creative Group studio Jan. 19-23. Products and design ideas for both companies, like the design for the Marco Borsato concert by Element Labs, shown here, will be part of the open house. Private sessions are also available. For more information, attendees can RSVP by email at Read More...
  • ESTA, USITT Gearing Up for Training Sessions

    PLSN Staff | News | January 15, 2009LARGO, MD — The ESTA Foundation and USITT are making final preparations for Vectorworks Spotlight, theatrical rigging and electrical training sessions to be held at Prince George’s Community College over a six-day span from Jan. 26 through Jan. 31, 2009. The training event will be hosted and co-produced by that school and by IATSE Local 22. Read More...
  • Keeping it Simple for GM and Chrysler at NAIAS

    PLSN Staff | News | January 15, 2009
    DETROIT — At the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), lighting and set designers needed to balance the requirement to generate buzz with a new mandate for less visual extravagance than in previous years. Nautilus Entertainment Design (NED) was again called upon by GM to light their press events and car displays.  This year, Chrysler also requested their services to light their press event, pictured here. Read More...
  • Sounds Distribution Inc. Announces Restructuring

    PLSN Staff | News | January 14, 2009
    TORONTO — In an effort to better serve its customer base, Sounds Distribution has named Dina Deveau, who has been with the company for two years, as the company’s new Western Canada sales representative. The company also assigned Matthew Beauchamp to the post of customer service representative for all of Ontario. Read More...
  • Video WallTronics Adds Chizmar, Promotes Diveny

    PLSN Staff | News | January 14, 2009NEW CASTLE, DE — Video WallTronics, Inc. announced that Mark Chizmar, formerly with BlueWater Technologies, has joined the company as a marketing and customer service specialist.  The company also promoted Geza Diveny to general manager. Read More...
  • Nissan Revs It Up With Elation At LA Auto Show

    PLSN Staff | News | January 14, 2009
    LOS ANGELES — When Nissan unveiled its all-new 370Z sports car at the LA Auto Show, the company wanted to create a roar, since this marked the first major overhaul of the “Z” since 2003.  The revamped roadster was given center stage in the company’s booth, featured on a turntable under a circular canopy of color-changing lights. Read More...
  • U.S. Air Force Event Lit by Bandit Lites

    PLSN Staff | News | January 14, 2009
    KNOXVILLE, TN — A recent U.S. Air Force event at McGee Tyson Air National Guard Base, the Order of the Sword, was lit Bandit Lites. General Craig R. McKinley was honored at the ceremony, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the enlisted corps. Read More...
  • Lightswitch Adds Design Team Partner

    PLSN Staff | News | January 14, 2009
    TOWER LAKES, IL — Lightswitch, a provider of lighting design services, has announced the formation of a new division, Lightswitch Architectural, to be headed in Chicago by longtime design team member, Avraham (Avi) Mor.  Mor has also become a full partner of Lightswitch. Read More...
  • Chauvet Launches New Web Site

    PLSN Staff | News | January 14, 2009
    HOLLYWOOD, FL — Chauvet recently launched a redesigned Web site with a new look, format and an expanded range of content. “The updated and fresh site reflects our commitment to stay innovative and ahead of the curve as a leader in professional lighting,” said CEO Albert Chauvet. Read More...
  • Bandit Stocks Up on $2M in New Gear for 2009

    PLSN Staff | News | January 14, 2009
    KNOXVILLE, TN —Bandit Lites has recently added $2 million in new Vari*Lite 3000 Spots, 3500 Washes and 2500 Spots to its inventory. “We feel blessed to be able to continue expanding our inventory considering the current economic conditions,” said Michael T. Strickland, chairman of the board.  “We will continue to do everything we can to provide the best quality service to our clients.” Read More...
  • West Coast LDs, Venues Relying on ETC Eos Control

    PLSN Staff | News | January 14, 2009
    LOS ANGELES — More lighting designers and venues are using ETC’s Eos control system since it was launched in 2006, particularly in California, including the Los Angeles Opera (LAO), shown here. The Hollywood Bowl also upgraded to an Eos console last year to handle all the conventional lights and some of the moving lights on its rig. Since then, more than 100 shows have been lit by the board, including many tours where guest lighting designers used Eos to control the show. Read More...
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