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  • AC/DC Train Rocks Through LED Video Display

    PLSN Staff | News | December 2, 2008
    OAKLAND, CA — AC/DC’s Black Ice tour, the first major outing for the band in the U.S. since 2001, is keeping fans stoked with a 7.3-by-10.4-meter LED video display that splits open to reveal a locomotive set element for the band’s song, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Train.” Screenworks provided Daktronics' LED video display. Read More...
  • LEDs, Arches Frame Cruise Ship Musicians

    PLSN Staff | News | December 2, 2008
    LOS ANGELES — Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship, Independence of the Seas, is big enough to house a 1,350-seat theatre, and Hariton/Baral Design needed to come up with a set for 21 musicians performing on stage. Design partners Gerry Hariton and Vicki Baral modeled the set on the concentric arches of the Hollywood Bowl, and worked with LDs Peter Moore and Mark Pranzini from Lightspeed Productions to light the concentric arches of the set with X-Chip LED chips from Acclaim Lighting. Read More...
  • Explosive Effects for American Music Awards

    PLSN Staff | News | December 1, 2008
    LOS ANGELES — Pyrotek Special Effects punctuated the American Music Awards program with special effects for several of the performers. The 2008 edition of the show, hosted for the fifth time by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, was staged at the Nokia Theatre. Read More...
  • Brad White Joins PixelRange

    PLSN Staff | News | December 1, 2008
    PixelRange Inc announced the appointment of Brad White, who will handle technical sales for the company, supporting the sales network and help it expand to new markets. “This is an exciting time for PixelRange,” said PixelRange president Dave Thomas. “Brad is a well-known industry figure and we are delighted he has joined the team.” Read More...
  • Coemar Infinity Spot S

    PLSN Staff | News | December 1, 2008
    The Infinity Spot S from Coemar provides an output comparable to a 575-watt fixture in a quiet, energy-efficient and relatively compact package. It measures 459mm in length, 377mm in width and 602mm in height with the head straight up (18.1 x 14.8 x 23.7 inches) and weighs in at 23.5kg (51.8 lbs). The proportional zoom range is from 35° down to 8.5° and its features include CMY color mixing, five colors + open, a CTO filter, 1 aerial wheel, 7 gobos + open, 1 break-up wheel, 7 gobos + open, 3 rotating prisms, iris, dimmer, mechanical and electronic strobe (zap effects), and synchronized, random and pulse effects. Read More...
  • Craig Redden, 1956-2008

    PLSN Staff | News | November 25, 2008
    WINNIPEG, Canada — Epic Production Technologies announced that Craig Redden, vice president concert touring, died of an apparent massive heart attack Nov. 20 while in Los Angeles. Read More...
  • LD Assistant 08 to Include ETC Net3/ACN

    PLSN Staff | News | November 25, 2008OAK LAWN, IL — Design & Drafting’s LD Assistant 08 will include ETC’s Net3/ACN Network with the forthcoming LD Assistant 08 Update. This will enable users to plug directly into the ETC Network and access up to 64 DMX universes without any dongles. Read More...
  • USITT Sets Stage for 2009 Conference

    PLSN Staff | News | November 25, 2008CINCINNATI — USITT’s annual Conference & Stage Expo is set for March 18 to 21, 2009, and the association is finalizing plans for activities before, during and after the show. Despite the uncertain economic outlook, USITT reports that more than 85 percent of the exhibit space available for the Stage Expo is already sold. Read More...
  • Making a Splash with the Golden Goggle Awards

    PLSN Staff | News | November 24, 2008
    NEW YORK — As award ceremonies go, the Golden Goggle Awards may not have the visibility of, say, the Oscars. But that didn’t keep Dodd Technologies, Inc. (DTI) from helping USA Swimming keep a clear, sharp view on the top swimming talent in the country. For the third consecutive year, DTI helped support the awards program with production services that included multi-screen projection, IMAG, graphics, lighting, audio, staging, scenic, production management, and tech support services. Read More...
  • LEDtronics Marks 25 Years

    PLSN Staff | News | November 24, 2008
    TORRANCE, CA — LEDtronics, Inc, founded 25 years ago by Pervaiz and Almas Lodhie, celebrated the milestone at the company’s headquarters with executives, staff and local dignitaries present. Shown here, from left, LEDtronics president Pervaiz Lodhie, vice president Almas Lodhie and Adil Gandhi, vice president and general manager. Read More...
  • PR Lighting Mega Colour 2500

    PLSN Staff | News | November 24, 2008
    The Mega Colour 2500 works as a moving head and outdoor color wash, and it can be used indoors and out. Along with IP44 weather resistance, the fixture features a split design for the head and power chassis, a patented reflector, a linear CYM color mixing system, standard, programmable DMX 512 control, master/slave mode and stand-alone mode. Made with an aluminum alloy chassis and ABS and composite plastics, the fixture has a Philips MSA 2500 DE lamp with 5600°color temperature. The head offers movement of 400° pan and 160° tilt, adjustable speed and automatic pan/tilt position correction and a beam angle of 60° x 45°. There is also a fixture and lamp usage time display, adjustable brightness and contrast for the LCD display and an overheating protection device. Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Robert Ornbo, Craig Redden

    PLSN Staff | News | November 24, 2008Robert Ornbo, one of the world’s most prolific and celebrated lighting designers, with over 300 productions to his credit, died Nov. 19 at the age of 77.  Craig Redden, vice president concert touring for Epic Production Technologies, died Nov. 20 from an apparent massive heart attack while visiting Los Angeles. Read More...
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