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  • Lighting, Video for Prince’s “Welcome 2 America” Shows Controlled with grandMA Console

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | March 12, 2011
    NEW YORK - For Prince's recent Welcome 2 America shows in the New York area, LD Demfis Fyssicopulos used a grandMA console to control the shows' lighting and video components. Prince played two shows at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., then moved to Madison Square Garden for three performances before and after Christmas. Read More...
  • Trevor LIVE Supported by Video Applications Inc.

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | March 10, 2011
    TUSTIN, CA - For the third year in a row, Video Applications Inc. (VAI) has supported Trevor LIVE, an annual event sponsored by The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis intervention and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth. Held at the Hollywood Palladium, the ready-for-primetime show honored Kathy Griffin and featured guest performances by Sarah Silverman, Wayne Brady, Neil Patrick Harris and Queen Latifah. The special guest producing director was Adam Shankman. Read More...
  • Video at 83rd Annual Academy Awards Supported by 34 Hippotizer HDs

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | March 7, 2011
    LOS ANGELES - For visuals that ranged from vintage scenery and film clips to futuristic time travel, the video production crew for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards (the Oscars) used 34 Hippotizer HDs and a total of 53 discrete active outputs. Hippotizer's UberPan multiple display software component controlled video feeds for over 70 projectors. Read More...
  • Video Applications Inks Four-Year GSA Contract

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | March 5, 2011TUSTIN, CA - Video Applications, Inc. (VAI), a WorldStage company, has secured GSA's Advertising and Integrated Marketing Solutions (AIMS 541) contract for A-to-Z Project Management; Intra-Agency Coordination; Pre/Post-Event Site Survey(s); and Audio, Video, Lighting, Scenic and Production Services. Read More...
  • 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic Uses GoVision-Supplied LED Wall, Ribbon Boards

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | March 5, 2011
    CALGARY, AB - Daktronics rental partner GoVision provided a large-screen LED video wall and ribbon board displays to support the 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, held Feb. 20 at McMahon Stadium. Both gear and crew weathered the outdoor conditions and single-digit temperatures. Read More...
  • Rural Church’s New AV System Includes HD Vaddio Gear

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | February 25, 2011
    PAYNESVILLE, MN - Intermedia Systems Group provided a complete AV system for Grace United Methodist Church that included high definition video displays, a Vaddio HD PTZ remotely controlled camera system and a digital audio system to back it all up. Read More...
  • VAI, Gorilla Production Group Provide AV Support to Capture Fire Ritual at Buddhist Temple

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | February 25, 2011
    REDWOOD CITY, CA - In the last several years Shinnyo-en Buddhists have conducted the Saisho Homa fire rite ceremony in Taiwan, Paris and Berlin. This year, the prayer ceremony for world peace was brought to the U.S. for the first time and documented by Gorilla Production Group with AV technical support from Video Applications Inc. (VAI). Read More...
  • J. Thor Productions Mixes In Visuals for Melting Pot Restaurants Conference

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | February 25, 2011
    ORLANDO - J. Thor Productions, Inc. and Jacobs Incentive Travel teamed up to support an annual event attended about 300 executives associated with The Melting Pot Restaurants chain. Read More...
  • Full Sail University Expands Media Server Curriculum and Acquires New Hippotizer Gear

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | February 25, 2011WINTER PARK, FL - Full Sail University has expanded its media server curriculum recently and acquired an assortment of Hippotizer media servers to give its entertainment technology students hands-on experience. The new gear includes seven GrassHopper media servers, five ZooKeeper software packages and one Hippotizer HD unit. Read More...
  • Brit Awards’ “Exploded” Union Jack Set Design Gets Assist from XL Video

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | February 25, 2011
    LONDON - It may have been the 10th consecutive year that XL Video has provided support for the Brit Awards, but the 2011 edition was anything but the same-old same-old. Read More...
  • Gearhouse South Africa Puts Christie MicroTiles To Use

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | February 21, 2011
    JOHANNESBURG - Gearhouse South Africa's AV division has stocked up with an order for 100 of Christie Digital's MicroTiles. Operations manager Bhans Sheomangal credited the tiles for ease-of-use, reliability and versatility. The tiles, made with DLP technology, were purchased via Christie South Africa. When all used together as one surface, the 100 MicroTiles cover a 4 by 3 meter area. Read More...
  • Broadway-Bound “Bus” Lit with Nearly 30,000 LEDs

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | February 17, 2011
    NEW YORK - In Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, which opens on Broadway for previews Feb. 28, 2011, the musical's visual focal point is the show's namesake: a roving set piece done up as a tour bus, emblazoned with Traxon Technologie's String RGB fixtures - nearly 30,000 LEDs in all. Read More...
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