A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

Archive by David Steinberg

Texas Tenors Sing for grandMA2 During the Making of Their PBS Special

After taking “America’s Got Talent” by storm four years ago, the operatic cowboys known as the Texas Tenors have taped a PBS special on which a grandMA2 light controlled all the lighting fixtures. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the MA Lighting in North America.

Known for taking audiences “from Alabama to Puccini,” the Texas Tenors (John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher) performed a diverse set at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix with the Phoenix Symphony, the New Life singers and the college’s choir. The resulting special, “You Should Dream,” will air on PBS stations nationwide.

Lighting designer/director Matthew Firestone already had a show for the Canadian Tenors under his belt when he was tapped for the Texas Tenors’ special. “The Texas Tenors had seen the show and liked it. They hired the director of that show, and he insisted they bring me in, too,” says Firestone.

“We didn’t have a lot of time – three days to program 18 songs. But we were pretty much done when we got on site thanks to three days of pre-viz,” he explains. Firestone and programmer Eric Gorleski “got in crucial previs time” at the A.C.T offices. “Without previs, it wouldn’t have worked – once we were on site we had an overnight load in for a 2 pm start. That’s a really quick turnaround.”

Firestone notes that, “a major plus on this project was using grandMA 3D for previs. I had used it before, and it went really well. The 3D is so integrated – we got some really good looks.”

He says specifying the console “was a no brainer” and cites grandMA2′s “ease of programming, speed and very detailed cueing” as attributes he appreciates.

“Being able to pull off the project in that amount of time was unbelievable,” Firestone concludes. “This was a very painless job. With the support of A.C.T and grandMA 3D we were able to produce a really good quality television program with little to no on-site programming time.”

Clearwing Productions in Phoenix provided the grandMA2 console.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Product Applications |

Prelite Adds LightConverse Software to Its Powerful Previsualization Toolset

Prelite Studios continues to set itself apart from other previsualization services with the addition of LightConverse 3D Show to its arsenal of software tools. Unlike companies that rely on a single software solution to fit all their clients’ needs, Prelite offers a range of platforms, including ESP Vision’s Vision and Cast Lighting’s WYSIWYG, both powerful previsualization tools.

“We differ from others in this business, especially lighting companies that do previsualization, because we have more than one software package. There’s no silver-bullet solution available, so we’re able to choose the right tool for the job,” says Prelite’s Tom Thompson. “Although LightConverse has been around for a number of years recent upgrades have added really useful tools that we felt we couldn’t ignore.”

Those features include the smooth ingest of Vectorworks drawing data into LightConverse, fast response time and performance, and the ability to clearly view many video inputs, which can be pixelated to resemble low-res displays, and blend projectors in real-time.”

Thompson notes, “The software also offers superior replication of light beams and visualizes video without the moiré problems you typically see. LightConverse mitigates that moiré effect and can also change pixel pitch on the fly, which is really handy.”

LightConverse 3D Show, from LightConverse Ltd., enables users to visualize multiple show-related disciplines in realtime. Visualization of more than 1,500 fixtures is possible and the software offers access to 15 DVI outputs for real world projection. Developers claim its realism and speed are the best in the industry.

When Prelite opened its doors they used WYSIWYG exclusively. “Then Vision software came out and offered additional advantages,” Thompson says. “As we’ve grown we’ve watched for other software to add to our arsenal, and we feel LightConverse is now ready for prime time.”

Prelite also has grandMA 3D software on hand for programmers who are comfortable with the grandMA platform and want files delivered in a grandMA-compatible format.

Prelite’s first implementation of LightConverse involved combining it and Vision software to previsualize Activision’s booth at E3. “The lights in LightConverse ran without any hesitation or lag, and the ability to converge projectors in realtime was a nice benefit,” Thompson reports.

Don Tyra, West Coast Dealer for LightConverse, concludes, “We’ve been speaking to Tom and the Prelite team for a while and are very excited to have them using our product. They are the only real dedicated simulation business in the US and have been doing it longer than anybody else. We look forward to their input in developing our product further.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Product Applications |

Clay Paky Sharpys Light Up the CMT Music Awards with Support from grandMA2

Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures and grandMA2 consoles proved to be country strong when they turned out in force for the 2013 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Lighting designer Tom Kenny used a large complement of Clay Paky Sharpys and six grandMA2s for the gala special, which was hosted by Kristen Bell and Jason Aldean. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of both Clay Paky and MA Lighitng products in North America.

“The CMT Music Awards is a huge event on the music calendar and gets bigger and bigger every year. It outshines every other awards show,” says Kenny.

Kenny partnered with production designer Ann Brahic, who marked her fifth year with the show. “She designed a set that was a very modern scape. It went along with the theme of the show: a cross-cultural look at country music,” he explains. “People loved it. Ann really understands lighting, and we have a great relationship.”

VER supplied Kenny with 140 Clay Paky Sharpys for inside and outside the arena. “People are now asking for Sharpys – they really want them,” he notes. “I positioned them in the audience for reverse shots and suspended in the air around the set. They are easy to handle, lightweight and deliver a massive beam look – a very distinctive look.”

The lighting designer opted to use Sharpys for about eight of the 19 performances during the show. “We tried to create a different look for each of the performances,” Kenny says. “The Sharpys were a big success. Everybody raved about the show’s lighting.”

Two grandMA2 consoles were on hand to control the show’s video elements and four to handle lighting control. “They are the “the” desk for live event television,” says Kenny. “We never have a problem programming them, their recall is fantastic and their memory is unbelievable. We plugged in the newest software, and they were up and running. And performing fantastic as always.”

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Product Applications |

Clay Paky Shines at Robin Hood Foundation Gala

The top names in finance and entertainment weren’t the only ones shining at the annual Robin Hood Foundation gala in New York City. Clay Paky Sharpy, Sharpy Washes and Alpha Spot QWO 800 fixtures were also out in force.

The Robin Hood Foundation has been targeting poverty in New York City since 1988. Known for applying sound investment principles to philanthropy, the organization partners with the best poverty-fighting nonprofits in the city and initiates and runs projects where community needs are unmet. The 2013 gala at the Jacob K. Javits Center attracted more than 4,200 guests for dinner and entertainment headlined by Mary J. Blige, Bono, Elton John and Sting.

The collaborative team at Performance Environment Design Group, LLC, was charged with the overall Production Design, managing the master drawing and lighting design for the event. Partnering with Atomic Lighting of Lititz, Pennsylvania PEDG specified Clay fixtures and grandMA2s.

“This was a 60,000-square foot dining room, so there was a lot of space to cover in a room with a very limited weight capacity,” says Spike Brant of PEDG llc, “It’s hard to imagine the scale until you do it – everything comes in quantities of hundreds and thousands.”

The event breaks down into 3 distinct area’s cocktail area, dining room and stage, each of which had its lighting controlled by a dedicated grandMA2 console operated by Richard Wold, Brian Jenkins and Matthew Piercy.

The gala marked PEDG’s first opportunity to use Sharpy Wash lights and Alpha Spot QWO 800s. “The Sharpy Washes comprised one-fifth of the wash lights in the huge dining room, we would have more if they had been available” Brant explains. We specified the QWO’s because they were small and lightweight and they fit nicely into the very tight space around the Auction Stage. We are going to use them again soon because of their size, weight, brightness and speed.”

A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor for Clay Paky.

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, “It’s great to have so many of our fixtures for this very important and high profile event. It’s always a pleasure to work with the great designers at PEDG.”

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Product Applications |

Clay Paky Sharpys Spotlight Fall Out Boy on Tour

After releasing their critically-acclaimed “Save Rock ‘n Roll” album, rock band Fall Out Boy is back on tour in the US and Canada, and Clay Paky Sharpys are along for the dizzying ride

Lighting designer Robb Jibson of So Midwest, Inc., who has used Clay Paky products on a number of shows, is deploying Sharpys on the Fall Out Boy tour in an unconventional way. Jibson has opted to use Sharpys as Front of House spotlights.

“Developing a system of front light for a band that never stops moving while playing venues that range from clubs to arenas can be tough,” Jibson admits. “The quest to have consistent, constant and punchy front lights led me to carry our own. Using moving lights with the pan-and-tilts disabled is certainly nothing new, but the barrage of questions and sideways looks I get from the local promoter reps means that this hasn’t been done in the FOH position before in these size rooms.”

Using the Sharpys as spotlights enable him to fit lights into venues that normally wouldn’t have room to accommodate traditional, and much bigger, FOH spotlights. They also lend consistency in this position since Jibson can tour with his own units rather than use spotlights from the venues, which vary widely in style and quality over the course of a tour.

George Masek, A.C.T Lighting’s Vice President, Automated Lighting, adds, “Robb always looks for unusual and unconventional ways to use our fixtures to make them more interesting and effective, but this time he’s outdone himself. I wouldn’t have believed this had I not seen it for myself, but using the Sharpys in this application really is the perfect solution.”

Jibson had been using another fixture for another project and was finding it difficult to get the power he needed at every venue. “So the hunt was on to find a new solution that could be easier and still meet all the parameters,” he says. “Enter the Sharpy. Even at distances up to 175 feet, Sharpy is able to deliver 100 fc at the stage. Being small and lightweight they can be placed on spot towers, theater coves, box booms, balcony rails, scissor lifts – even on an out building at Stubbs BBQ in Austin!”

Jibson says that “the Sharpys never disappoint, and their low power consumption means that we have a spotlight solution night in, night out for Fall Out Boy. Using local operators to control the position of the fixtures, the talent stays lit no matter where they go.”

A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor for Clay Paky.

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, “What an interesting application for our fixtures! I’m impressed with Mr. Jibson’s innovative use of the Sharpy and look forward to working with him in the future.”

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Product Applications |

JCB’s New Brand Experience Made Possible With the Help of Electrosonic

World-renowned construction and agricultural equipment company JCB opened a new brand experience at its headquarters in Rocester, England. Electrosonic was on board to support the integrated AV presentations that play a key role in helping visitors interpret “The Story of JCB.” As the AV systems integrator, Electrosonic continued a very long association with JCB, which goes back some 40 years.

Designed by Studio MB, the customer attraction – which combines a museum, a showroom and an immersive exhibition with brand promotion – is primarily targeted to the company’s sales efforts. JCB headquarters receives some 15,000 customer visits annually from all over the world, and this number is expected to increase as a result of the launch of “The Story of JCB.” The 25,000 square-foot installation is housed in the former JCB Design Centre and showcases 16 vehicles of all vintages.

The company’s origins date back to 1820 as Bamfords Agricultural Engineers. Joseph Cyril Bamford (Mr. JCB) brought the company into the modern era after military service in WWII. The Early Years exhibition includes a corrugated iron “barn wall,” which acts as a projection surface for a film about the early years in the post-war era. Stacked bales of straw also serve as a projection screen for visuals alongside a single-arm hydraulic loader that fits on most tractors – a very successful product for JCB.

The next part of the exhibition depicts how JCB was built up as a brand and features one of the celebrated “Dancing Diggers,” a famous aspect of JCB’s product introductions which were used to perform intricately choreographed moves showing off the product’s versatility. A digger in mid-dance frames a screen presenting a video on brand development. Exhibits on the Loadall telescopic loader and the 110 crawler digger explain the evolution of their design, and include a localized soundtrack fed through four overhead loudspeakers triggered by a break-beam sensor.

The Global Expansion zone looks at JCB’s 22 plants around the world. The company’s international activities are projected onto a hemisphere set into the floor. Individual exhibit tables with built-in LCD screens detail the activities of some of the principal units. An LED ticker overhead displays statistics.

A full-size wireframe model of the JS200 tracked excavator, made from 8mm steel rods and weighing two tons, is a striking introduction to the exhibit “Our Largest Vehicles for the World’s Largest Projects.” A nearby screen displays a video on the excavator and JCB’s other heavy equipment. Opposite the JS200, a three-ton JCB Fastrac chassis is suspended over a nine-screen videowall located in a raised bed on the floor. It displays a video about the pioneering chassis design and the products based on it.

A curved wall comprised of crates of spare parts acts as a projection surface highlighting the company’s worldwide parts and service organization. Another exhibit explores products for the military and includes visuals of the products in action.

More AV elements come into play for the exhibit on diesel engines and the super-sleek JCB Dieselmax car, which holds the world speed record for a diesel-powered car at 350 mph. A panoramic screen behind the vehicle displays its record-breaking run on the Utah salt flats.

In the awards section, a rear projection screen shows the many distinguished visitors to JCB, including prime ministers and royals.

“The Story of JCB” concludes with the Wonderwall, which is formed by a line of four 46-inch LCD screens. In interactive mode, the displays perform like an animated card index of JCB products; at other times, they scroll through images of JCB products.

Customers typically take a guided tour of the exhibits with guides using Apple iPods to trigger installations. The shows can also run automatically in sequence or play as continuous loops with no formal visitor control. The entire AV system can be controlled from simple touch panels at the exhibition entrance and exit. The password-protected controls can fire up or shut down the whole system and select the mode of operation.

Electrosonic opted to standardize the AV equipment throughout the installation as much as possible. 7thSense Delta Nano servers replay video for the loader, Global Expansion and Parts and Service displays, where irregular screen shapes require some geometry correction. A 7thSense Delta Duo server replays video for the Dieselmax car exhibit, which requires both edge blending and synchronized playback.

All other video playback is from Brightsign HD220 units, some of them located adjacent to the displays and controlled by LAN using powerline plug-in adapters. In all other cases, video distribution is over CAT 5 cable using DVI extenders.

Electrosonic chose an Optoma projector for the introductory “barn wall” screen. All other projectors are high-output, single-chip DLP Christie projectors (models DHD670-E, DS+750, DHD800) with light outputs in the range of 5800-8000 lumens, and accommodating both HD and SXGA formats.

NEC 46-inch LCDs are deployed in the Wonderwall and in the videowall under the Fastrac chassis. Winmate open-frame 21-inch LCDs are built into display counters.

Source and control equipment is located in three racks alongside the exhibition to minimize cable runs. Within each rack, audio from the media players is fed to an AMX Precis DSP, and then to Cloud multi-channel amps in a mixture of 4- and 8-channel units.

Exhibit loudspeakers are primarily from the Tannoy Di range (models Di 8DC, Di 6DC, Di 5DC).

The entire AV system is controlled by an AMX NI-900 integrated controller; all devices are connected to it through a LAN. In addition to the small control panels previously cited, full control and monitoring of every device is available from a master control built into the main AV rack and from an AMX MVP-9000i wireless control panel. These panels can only be operated by authorized maintenance personnel.

Studio MB of Edinburgh was the design and build contract lead. Exhibition fit out was performed by SharmanShaw Exhibitions Ltd. of Leeds. Lighting design was by Nich Smith of Glasgow and the electrical contractor was Andrews Electrical of Burton on Trent. AV content was written and co-designed by Studio MB, and co-designed and produced by ISO Design of Glasgow. Quadrille Media Ltd. of Edinburgh encoded the content. The AV consultant for the project was Edinburgh-based Douglas Bolton.

About Electrosonic
Electrosonic is an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks, museums, control rooms, and corporate meeting rooms. Since its founding in 1964, Electrosonic has built a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of services including technical design, projector lamp sales, maintenance and operational support.

Learn more about Electrosonic. Visit http://www.electrosonic.com

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Product Applications |

Clay Paky and grandMA2 Shine at Robin Hood Foundation Gala

The top names in finance and entertainment weren’t the only ones shining at the annual Robin Hood Foundation gala in New York City. Clay Paky Sharpy, Sharpy Washes and Alpha Spot QWO 800 fixtures were also out in force along with three grandMA2 consoles for lighting control. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of both Clay Paky and MA Lighting in North America.

The Robin Hood Foundation has been targeting poverty in New York City since 1988. Known for applying sound investment principles to philanthropy, the organization partners with the best poverty-fighting nonprofits in the city and initiates and runs projects where community needs are unmet. The 2013 gala at the Jacob K. Javits Center attracted more than 4,200 guests for dinner and entertainment headlined by Mary J. Blige, Bono, Elton John and Sting.

The collaborative team at Performance Environment Design Group, LLC, was charged with the overall Production Design, managing the master drawing and lighting design for the event. Partnering with Atomic Lighting of Lititz, Pennsylvania PEDG specified Clay fixtures and grandMA2s.

“This was a 60,000-square foot dining room, so there was a lot of space to cover in a room with a very limited weight capacity,” says Spike Brant of PEDG llc, “It’s hard to imagine the scale until you do it – everything comes in quantities of hundreds and thousands.”

The event breaks down into 3 distinct area’s cocktail area, dining room and stage, each of which had its lighting controlled by a dedicated grandMA2 console operated by Richard Wold, Brian Jenkins and Matthew Piercy.

The gala marked PEDG’s first opportunity to use Sharpy Wash lights and Alpha Spot QWO 800s. “The Sharpy Washes comprised one-fifth of the wash lights in the huge dining room, we would have more if they had been available” Brant explains. We specified the QWO’s because they were small and lightweight and they fit nicely into the very tight space around the Auction Stage. We are going to use them again soon because of their size, weight, brightness and speed.”

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Product Applications |

Vista System Spyders Create State-of-the-Art Experience at The Mirage Hotel & Casino’s Race & Sports Book

There are Spyders inside the Race & Sports Book at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and guests couldn’t be happier. Vista Systems’ Spyder video processors are part of one of the most sophisticated technology installations in Nevada created by Technology West Group.

“We had very old systems that had to be fixed everyday, so when we decided to upgrade we knew it would take more then changing the projector: We had to change the sources as well,” says Chris Kratochwill, manager of audio visual systems for guest technology at MGM Resorts International. “We wanted to create a huge feature for the guests to enjoy – something that was a little more interactive. We wanted to go with 4K to maintain 1080P on all sources.”

Kratochwill also wanted windowing capabilities and shadows and thematic backgrounds for different sports and horseracing. He also wanted moving transitions so the image configuration could change from layout to layout. The system was up and running in six weeks – just in time for March Madness basketball.

Technology West Group (TWG) is an industry leader in customized audio, visual, control and software systems for entertainment, retail, gaming, themed and commercial markets. The company, experienced in large-scale system design and installation, rose to the challenge of upgrading The Mirage Race & Sports Book.

“We selected three Sony SRXT420 4K projectors to utilize the total resolution of the 85 x 16-foot screen,” says TWG principal Brad Cornish. “We needed to edge blend, to create single and multiple images, and we needed HD and HDCP compatibility with all our sources. We looked at various options, and for edge blending, compatibility, windowing and backgrounds. Nothing could beat Spyder.”

A Crestron DM switcher feeds two Spyder X20 systems; 12 outputs run to the projectors (four 2K outputs to each projector) and two to operation control via fiber. “We took two preview outputs to create the main program output,” Cornish explains. “That way we can see in realtime the layout and window configuration on preview monitors in the control room. With the new large screen they can now show a number of sports at once plus one or two very large images. With the presets, they can display anywhere from two to 12 different sports simultaneously.”

Cornish notes that “Vista had all the products available and was able to accommodate us quickly. We had a very tight time frame to get everything up and running.”

Technicians from Vista Systems set up the installation at the Race & Sports Book remaining “until the wee hours of the morning configuring and testing,” says Kratochwill.

Kratochwill adds, “Spyder is working great. The guests just love our new Race & Sports Book!”

About Vista Systems
Vista Systems’ switchers have become the industry standard for live multiple-destination video and data mixed signal switching with real-time windowing and composition. For more information on Vista Systems, visit their website at www.vistasystems.net.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News, Product Applications |

Clay Paky Rocks for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in LA

Clay Paky lighting fixtures were out in force at the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which honored inductees such as Aerosmith, The Doors, James Taylor, Albert King, Donna Summer, Rush and Quincy Jones at a gala event at LA’s Nokia Theatre.

The celebrity-filled ceremony, which was taped for broadcast on HBO, featured 40 Clay Paky Sharpy Wash lights, 28 Sharpys and seven Alpha Profile 700s controlled by two grandMA2 lights and one grandMA2 full system, all supplied by Atomic Lighting of Lititz, Pennsylvania.

“The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame usually focuses on six or seven performances in the multi-camera show, and the tone was very vibey, not overly glammy,” says Kevin Lawson who programmed the lighting with Felix Peralta. Lawson handled the key lights and audience lights for lighting designer Allen Branton while Peralta programmed the scenic lighting, lighting effects and band lighting.

“The ceremony used to originate in a ballroom, then they moved to Madison Square Garden for the 25th anniversary,” Lawson recalls. “They liked including more people in the larger venue but wanted to keep an intimate vibe. So now they try to maintain a balance between an intimate music party and a gigantic rock show – they even pull out the first rows of the theater so they can still have tables for the honorees and VIPs.”

The Sharpy Washes were primarily used to light all of the stage drapery, but Peralta also “found some additional targets of opportunity and had them play out to the audience and become more of a musical accent piece,” he explains. The Sharpys were peppered throughout the rig and “served double duty” as effects lights and lights which gave “Sharpy Dappling” to the drapery. The Alpha Profile 700s were deployed as key lights and back lights on stage for several of the support musicians.

Peralta says the Sharpy Washes were chosen for “the brightness of the lamp, their color mixing options and the low-profile look of the light sitting in the rig.” Brightness and a low-profile look were also factors in the Sharpys selection, along with “their proven track record, speed and variety of options.” The Alpha Profile 700s were picked for their brightness in a compact, hard-edge fixture and their shaping capabilities.

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, “It nice to see so many of our lights working together on this high profile project. Allen, Felix and Kevin are a great team and we’re thrilled to support them.”

“Everything performed great, very solid with no failures recorded,” Peralta reports. “We were very happy with the new Sharpy Washes – they’re going to give the big wash lights a run for their money!”

Lawson gives kudos to A.C.T Lighting for its “great support”; Peralta thanks Brad Hafer and the Atomic Lighting team for “always supplying a solid, robust system right out of the box.” He also cited Tad Inferrera, Kevin Harvey and the crew at the Nokia Theatre for their help and support throughout the production.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Product Applications |

Clay Paky Lights Up Coachella for Red Hot Chili Peppers

When the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival got underway, with its 24/7 schedule and desert location, Clay Paky lighting took center stage for the Main Stage performances of California rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Lighting designer Scott Holthaus had 70 Clay Paky Sharpys and 23 Clay Paky Alpha Beam 1500s in his inventory for the Chili Peppers’ nighttime shows on both festival weekends. “The Sharpys were on moving pods on the stage while the 1500s were on top of my vertical towers, on the floors and screamers; eight 1500s were front of house,” he explains.

Holthaus recounts how “one show was nearly cancelled due to a sandstorm. There were sand dunes on the stage. Our video portion and many of the fixtures were disabled. All I had was Sharpys and Alphas.” With so many particulates in the air Holthaus wanted fixtures “that throw a beam as far as possible. The 1500 throws telephone poles way deep into the crowd – huge telescopic beams that are good to the last seat. No one I know had seen beams like that before – they looked like Star Wars light sabers!”

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, “This is the third year Scott has been using our Sharpys and it sounds like they were the star of the show. It’s great to support his work and we’re thrilled that he keeps coming back to our fixtures.”

Despite the adverse environmental conditions the first weekend, “the lights held up well, and everything worked flawlessly,” Holthaus concludes. “They also did great the second weekend. The lights really cut through – that’s why we choose those kind of tools.” Premier Global supplied Holthaus with the fixtures.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: Product Applications |

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

July 2014
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication