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A.C.T Lighting appoints LS MEDIA in Canada

Bob Gordon, CEO and president of A.C.T Lighting, has announced the appointment of LS MEDIA as their new Canadian representative. With this agreement, LS MEDIA will represent A.C.T. Lighting’s exclusive & non-exclusive portfolio of lighting products which includes MA Lighting, Brother Brother & Sons, Reel EFX, Zero88 as well as an extensive range of cable, connectors and assemblies. more

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Coemar ParLite LEDs, Infinity Wash XLs Power-Up F/N MTV Premieres As Friday Night Music Headlines 24/7 Bill

fnStarting June 13th, weeklong interactive musicfest F’N MTV (their user-generated music video feedback/review recap) will kickoff each Friday night with F’N MTV Premieres, lit with Coemar’s ever-ubiquitous ParLite LED and Infinity Wash XL lights.

The Impact Video-outfitted multi-screen show, featuring A-list artists performing and chatting about their newest videos, emanates from L.A.-based Renmar Studios and is what lighting designer/director Tom Kenny calls “high-profile: a huge undertaking, huge production.? For it, Kenny, the show’s producers and set designer Scott Storey all wanted a very big, very impressive lighting system, to be provided by Video Equipment Rentals. more

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Christie Selected For SAT(osphere) Dome Venue At Quebec 400th Anniversary

SatoshphereChristie projectors were central to SAT’s innovative SAT(osphere), a portable projection dome 18m (59 feet) in diameter, which played a key role in the aboriginal commemoration facet of the festivities marking the 400th anniversary of the city of Quebec.

The SAT(osphere), open from June 21 to July 1, was created by artists at Montreal’s Society For Arts and Technology (SAT). Built on the banks of the Bassin Louise in the old Port of Quebec City, the inflatable dome showcased the First Nations-themed multimedia show, “Domagaya,? named for the son of the Iroquois leader whose village became present-day Quebec City. more

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Stage Research Triggers Their New Website Aimed At Sound And Lighting Show Pros

Stage Research, a leader in the theatrical/concert control, sound and lighting worlds, has launched a vibrant-new and exciting website.

On it, sound and lighting technicians and designers will have easy access to an array of information about much-sought-after Stage Research products such as lighting, sound and control hardware and theatrical playback and show control software, as well as popular brand-name sound effects library packages, drafting templates and evaluation and training software. more

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UVLD Helps BMW Shine

bmwUnlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) combined its expertise at lighting automobiles and corporate events when it designed luxury automaker BMW’s twin presentations in Atlanta recently. The three-day event, produced by Media Loft, was held to reveal new products and company plans to the BMW team. Tony Siekman of The WIT Company was the Technical Director. more

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Coemar Infinity Wash XLs Accelerate The Action As R.E.M Tour Lights Canada, U.S. And Europe Through The Roof

REMFor the R.E.M. tour launched this past May in Vancouver, lighting designer/director/programmer Susanne Sasic brought Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights into brilliant interplay as support of the band’s latest album, Accelerate, continues.

Designing a frame of lights around a set of five Mitrix video screens plus two soft LED panels, Sasic set out to create a “skyline? of video which forms the centerpiece of her basic design. Infinity Wash XL lights, 1400w with a full range of features including a CMY color mixing system and an entire spectrum of effects, seemed perfectly targeted toward this latest succession of concerts presented by the Athens, GA-based legendary alternative rock ensemble. more

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grandMA Meets Prince At Coachella Festival

CoachellaThe grandMA hobnobbed with royalty at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival where it was the console of choice for programmer Demfis Fyssicopulos and lighting designer Garry “Sport? Waldie who helped headliner Prince light up the stage. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America.

The three-day annual Coachella Festival was held April 25-27 in Indio, California. It was founded as the first major independent festival of all-rock, electronica and hip hop and has since grown into a top showcase for indie bands. This year Prince headlined day two of the event. more

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Christie Projectors Are Ubiquitous At The Newly Built Newseum

NewseumChristie was among the many newsmakers at the recently opened Newseum, and supplied over sixty projectors throughout the various exhibits and galleries. Integrators Electrosonic, Inc. and Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) specified and installed the technology.

A seven-level, high-tech interactive museum, the Newseum traces the history of news reporting from the 15th century to the present. more

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Christie Introduces Latest Widescreen Format Projector

lw Christie, a leader in award-winning, high-quality projectors, debuts the Christie LW400 WXGA projector, featuring inorganic LCD panels. Compact, portable and easily installed in meeting rooms, classrooms, training rooms, executive briefing centers and houses of worship – the projector shines brightly at 4,000 ANSI lumens, allowing room lighting to be kept on during presentations. more

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New Christie Single-Chip DLP® Projector Delivers Top-Quality Image Performance

dsChristie, a leader in award-winning, high-quality projectors, introduces the latest addition to the popular Christie DS+ Series of dual lamp, single-chip DLP® projectors. Compact and quiet, the projector delivers top-quality image reproduction for medium to large meeting rooms and classrooms, government facilities and executive briefing rooms where smooth, reliable operation is critical. more

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