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  • ETCP Exams Set for USITT 2009

    PLSN Staff | News | November 7, 2008CINCINNATI, OH —The ETCP Council and USITT will offer electrical, arena rigging and theatre rigging examinations in a paper and pencil format at the USITT Conference and Stage Expo on March 20 and 21, 2009. Interested applicants should submit their application, along with supporting materials and fee, postmarked by Feb. 27, 2009. Read More...
  • Followspot Shootout Waged for Summerfest ’08

    PLSN Staff | News | November 6, 2008
    MILWAUKEE, WI — The crew for Summerfest ’08, which takes place at the Marcus Amphitheater in Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront, staged a followspot showdown this year. The winning instruments — Robert Juliat Super Korrigan 1200W and Victor 1800W followspots — were used for shows attracting up to 25,000 attendees per performance and more than a million people over the course of the summer. Read More...
  • LD Uses LEDs for Affliction Banned’s Edgy Looks

    PLSN Staff | News | November 6, 2008
    ANAHEIM, CA — “Subtle” might not be an adjective often used to describe Affliction Entertainment’s heavy metal style. But subtle details make a difference for the appearance of the mixed martial arts shows, presented live and on pay-per-view. For Affliction Banned, an event broadcast earlier this year, Innovative Show Design (ISD) lighting designer Justin Garrone chose 28 PixelPar 44s to warm the truss. Read More...
  • ESTA and USITT Offer Training Sessions at ASU

    PLSN Staff | News | November 6, 2008TEMPE, AZ —The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT have planned a three-day course for electrical, rigging and projection training sessions, to be held at Arizona State University Jan. 14-16, 2009. ETCP Certified Technicians will receive renewal credits towards re-certification for attending these sessions. Read More...
  • FCC Rules Against Live Event Industry in White Spaces Debate

    PLSN Staff | News | November 5, 2008WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted to allow technology companies like Google, Microsoft, Dell and Motorola to produce “white spaces” devices that will use the same radio frequency (RF) spectrum now being used by wireless microphone systems.  Final text of the rules is not yet available, but the order is purported to greatly reduce the amount of clear spectrum available for use by professional audio and communications equipment. Read More...
  • Coemar Infinity ACL

    PLSN Staff | News | November 5, 2008
    The Infinity ACL from Coemar, part of a collection of new Infinity instruments that debuted in Las Vegas last month, has a focusable black-light, variable beam size and variable beam control with rotating aerial effects. It can provide aerial effects and split color beam effects, changing color via CMY color mixing. A six degree beam angle, iris and LDC display come standard. Other fixtures making their debut at the LDI show include the relatively compact and lightweight Infinity Spot S and Infinity Wash S and the StageLite Led, a digital cyclorama that is part of Coemar’s LiteLED range. All products are distributed by Inner Circle Distribution. Read More...
  • ESTA Presents New Awards, Honors Volunteers

    PLSN Staff | News | November 3, 2008LAS VEGAS — ESTA announced the winners of its first annual Rock Our World Awards and the Frank Stewart Volunteer of the Year Award during ESTA’s Annual Dinner on Oct. 23. The association also announced the winners of its first annual Members’ Choice awards on Oct. 25. Read More...
  • Parnelli Awards Gala Honors 2008 Winners

    PLSN Staff | News | October 31, 2008
    LAS VEGAS — Those nominated by PLSN readers to be the best and brightest in the live entertainment industry assembled Oct. 24 for the 2008 Parnelli Awards gala at the Rio Hotel & Casino. Although all deserved special recognition for their contribution to the industry, a few were given the additional distinction of having won the industry’s highest honor: a Parnelli Award. To receive it, they ascending the stage shared by luminaries including Dennis Sheehan, winner of the 2008 Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award, Michael Tait, winner of the inaugural Parnelli Visionary Award, shown here; and Alice Cooper, who served as the event’s Master of Ceremonies and was also Honorary Chairperson for the Parnelli Celebrity Classic golf tournament held Oct. 23. Read More...
  • Console Helps Dance Crew Production Stay On the Beat

    PLSN Staff | News | October 30, 2008
    LOS ANGELES — All of the lighting, video and audio playback for the road show, Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew Live is being controlled by co-designer/programmer/operator Mark Jacobson on a full-size grandMA console from MA Lighting, and the video and audio, on a Green Hippo Hippotizer, “needed to be sync’d without timecode,” Jacobson said — with little room for error. “All of the video for the dance routines was edited along to the music, and some of the songs have intros that involve speaking on camera, so it has to be in sync.” Read More...
  • Exhibitors Show Their Cards in Vegas

    PLSN Staff | News | October 30, 2008
    LAS VEGAS — The fire alarm system went off with strobes flashing as lasers and spotlights pierced the smoky air in the long hall within the Las Vegas Convention Center. But attendees at the LDI show kept greeting one another with hearty handshakes and hugs, kept watched demos of new products and went right on learning about the newest software upgrade while others simply strolled along the mostly-black and occasionally confetti-strewn carpet, absorbing the visual spectacle offered by more than 400 exhibitors. Here are a few of the new developments that kept attendees from racing toward the exits. Read More...
  • Element Labs Names VP of Worldwide Sales

    PLSN Staff | News | October 29, 2008SANTA CLARA, CA — Element Labs appointed Marc Van Eekeren as vice president of worldwide sales. Van Eekeren, who has worked on both sides of the Atlantic for some 25 years, joined Barco’s Media and Entertainment division in 2001 and had served as vice president, sales for Barco Media North America, which sold video display solutions to a variety of clients. Read More...
  • All Access Opens U.K. Rental Hub

    PLSN Staff | News | October 29, 2008TORRANCE, CA — All Access Staging & Productions, Inc. announced the opening of a new storage depot 40 miles southwest of London. The facility now houses the company’s Versa Deck and will be used for more of the company’s Versa Stage products to support the tours of clients in Europe. Read More...
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