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Articles Tagged Lighting

  • Thursday, April 25, 2013
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    PSW Staff 04/25/13 11:40 AM,
    Held March 12-18 in Austin, the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference has in recent years grown to encompass film and interactive media, but for many who travel to Texas, it’s all about the music. With over 2,000 acts from 49 countries performing on over 100 stages, the capital city truly lives up to its’ moniker, ‘Live Music Capital Of The World’. And although SXSW’s focus remains on emerging talent, established artists now line up to play intimate showcases… View this story
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertConsolesStage

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    PSW Staff 04/25/13 11:12 AM,
    When the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was preparing for its latest world tour, lighting director Al Crawford wanted to get the best and most advanced lighting control system on the market. So he chose the award-winning ETC Eos to replace the dance company’s older Obsession II console, also from ETC. Alvin Ailey Dance was among the first to use an Eos, which recently won a PLASA Award for Innovation, completing a triple crown of honors (it garnered similar awards… View this story
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    PSW Staff 04/25/13 11:03 AM,
    Associate Designer for the Times of India Film Awards, Robert Sondergaard of Electric Aura, encouraged Lighting Designer Atul Sonpal to go with the 1000 W Martin MAC Viper Profile instead of an originally speced 1500 W fixture, a decision that Atul and Robert proved happy with. “Given my previous experience with the Vipers on the 2012 Grey Cup, I encouraged him to try out the Vipers instead,” Robert Sondergaard stated. “I was very impressed with their speed and output and… View this story
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStage

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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    PSW Staff 04/24/13 11:22 AM,
    A new luminaire in Martin Professional’s award-winning MAC Viper Family of moving heads, the MAC Viper AirFX, is now shipping. Both flexible and efficient, the MAC Viper AirFX is a new concept that combines hard-edge, mid-air effects and a beautiful wash field in one luminaire. It features the same compact form, impressive speed, superior light quality and beautiful colors as the other members of the MAC Viper Family. Capable of projecting a dense, hard-edge beam with stunning mid-air aerial effects,… View this story
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  • Monday, April 22, 2013
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    PSW Staff 04/22/13 01:33 PM,
    When California-based Barten Production Services recently provided technology reinforcement for the 2013 Mod Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, the set design depended heavily on GLP’s Volkslicht Zoom and Impression Spot One LED fixtures. Barten has been providing sound, lighting, AV, and production management services for the event, which honors the best modular trade show exhibits and event designs, for several years. Dave Barten’s company has a long association with the event and with GLP. Barten was… View this story
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingStagingStage

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    PSW Staff 04/22/13 08:11 AM,
    This year’s Prolight + Sound 2013 saw the celebration of the 80th year anniversary for Coemar along with the debut of five new lighting solutions to meet today’s market requirements. Coemar has extended the depth of the LiteLed Series that features three items. MoonLite LED VW 3000/6500 K is a high efficiency panel, designed specifically for broadcasting and photography applications, that uses LED technology to reduce consumption and maintenance while eliminating heat related issues thus allowing utilization within very short… View this story
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  • Thursday, April 18, 2013
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    PSW Staff 04/18/13 08:27 AM,
    The Alpha Profile 800 ST is the most modern moving beam shaper in existence today for use in theatres and studios. Clay Paky has used highly sophisticated micromechanics to obtain a compact, light, silent unit with an extremely bright light and a zoom capable of producing an extraordinarily sharp, perfectly uniform beam. Lighting designers will find all the tools they need to enhance their creativity in the Alpha Profile 800 ST: a miniaturized four-blade framing system, capable of creating any… View this story
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductProductionLightingConcertStage

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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    PSW Staff 04/16/13 12:50 PM,
    Multi award-winning lighting designer, Tim Routledge, chose to specify Clay Paky 800W Alpha Spot QWO 800 luminaires to deliver an intense sparkle to British singer Gary Barlow’s glittering UK tour. Routledge, known for his work with Madonna, Katherine Jenkins and Stereophonics, specified 26 powerful Alpha Spot QWO 800s, supplied by Neg Earth, praising them as ‘superb optic spots, perfect for cutting through LED’. “I specifically picked the QWO800s having used them on the Queen’s Jubilee Concert,” says Routledge. “For the… View this story
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  • Thursday, April 11, 2013
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    James L. Moody 04/11/13 11:43 AM,
    An excerpt from Concert Lighting Techniques, Art and Business, 3rd Edition, published by Focal Press. While doing the layout and color chart, you must be thinking ahead to how the cues will work with your plan. Does the layout give you the degree of flexibility you want? Does the color chart work as a palette in harmony with the music? A separate design skill now enters the picture. The designer must take the raw data from the light plot and… View this story
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  • Tuesday, April 09, 2013
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    PSW Staff 04/09/13 12:38 PM,
    Clay-Paky has announced the availability of the Sharpy Wash 330, an extraordinarily compact, lightweight 330 W washlight, with the luminous efficiency, graphic and optical performance of a 1000W fixture. It is extremely silent and quick, and fitted with a complete CMY color system, special colors, 6.5°-48° zoom, mechanical dimmer, beam shaping filter and motorized top-hat. It is an eco-friendly light, allowing considerable running and consumption cost savings. Features include: New 330W Lamp (8,000 K 1,500 h) Equalling the light output… View this story
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductProductionLightingConcertStage