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Scott Chmielewski Brings grandMA2 to Virgin Mobile’s FreeFest

VirginFest

VirginFest

When Scott Chmielewski, president of Digital Media Designs, put a pair of grandMA2 consoles through their paces at Virgin Mobile’s FreeFest, a day-long music and dance extravaganza, he deployed the grandMA’s brand new 2.0 software with stunning results. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America.

FreeFest attracted some 40,000 fans to the Merriweather Post Pavilion and surrounding grounds at Columbia, Maryland on September 25 where headliners included Joan Jett, Lucacris and M.I.A. Chmielewski, whose Digital Media Designs offers innovative concepts in lighting design, marketing and media presentation, served as the designer, programmer and production provider for the event and was responsible for the dance stage and one of the two primary stages. more

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Scharff Weisberg Helps Christopher Landy Embrace Unconventional Space for “Follow Me: The Search for the First MTV TJ?

When MTV decided to consolidate its multiple Twitter accounts into one new account managed by a social media-savvy Twitter Jockey (TJ), the network launched a televised competition: “Follow Me: The Search for the First MTV TJ.” The series culminated in a live show with five finalists featuring lighting design by Vibrant Design’s Christopher Landy who was supported by an extensive lighting complement from Scharff Weisberg. more

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Prism Projection Introduces RevEAL Studio Professional LED Luminaire

RevEAL Studio

RevEAL Studio

Prism Projection, Inc., innovative developer of professional solid- state LED lighting instruments, has launched the RevEAL Studio. This newest RevEAL (Revolutionary Entertainment & Architectural Lighting) product is a robust, reliable light source slated for TV studios, theater, corporate events and concerts, film production, special events, and architecture.

Prism’s engineering team has put the same precision know-how that compasses the company’s award-winning RevEAL CW (Color Wash) into the RevEAL Studio. “We’re very excited to bring the RevEAL Studio to market,” reports Garrett Young, Prism Projection president and founder. “At 30.5 lumens per watt, this durable unit delivers professional lighting results without compromise, combining energy efficiency and a significantly reduced HVAC demand in an eco-compatible illumination LED source.” more

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Tinc Backstage, New Labor and Payroll Solution from Tinc Design & Productions, Launches for Off-Broadway Theater Companies

Tinc Backstage

Tinc Backstage

Managers of Off-Broadway theater companies are making their lives less stressful by taking advantage of Tinc Backstage, a new, full-service labor and payroll solution from Tinc Design & Productions.

“Payroll is normally a huge undertaking for these companies, and Tinc Backstage takes that burden off their plate,” says Tinc cofounder Ryan Kirk. “Tinc Backstage books all their staffing needs — every type of freelancer and supervisor they require – and handles all the payroll checks, insurance payments and taxes. In return, we send the theater company just one bill for those services – it couldn’t be easier. more

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A.C.T Lighting Releases grandMA2 Software 2.0

2.0

2.0

A.C.T Lighting is proud to present the latest release of grandMA2 software – 2.0 – which adds a multitude of new functionality such as layout views, advanced MAtricks, advanced tracking sheet options and much more. The release can be downloaded at http://www.actlighting.com/downloads.html. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Electrosonic Scores Triple Play at Expo 2010 Shanghai China

Shanghai Expo

Shanghai Expo

As Expo 2010 Shanghai China draws to a successful close, Electrosonic looks back on the extensive role it played in three popular pavilions at the international event: the China State Shipbuilding Pavilion, the Information & Communications Pavilion and the USA Pavilion. As of the end of September, Expo 2010 had welcomed close to 60 million visitors to its futuristic theme of Better City, Better Life.

Electrosonic is no stranger to international expos. From Expo67 in Montreal to the last major Expo in 2005 in Aichi, Japan, the company’s credits stretch from Brisbane and Osaka to New Orleans and Lisbon. Electrosonic’s participation in Expo 2010 Shanghai pushes the number of projects it has completed for these fairs to over 50. more

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CHRISTIE PROJECTORS AND VISTA SPYDERS DELIVER SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY FOR WASHINGTON, D.C. METRO

Washington Metro

Washington Metro

Millions of commuters and tourists trust the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority to transport them safely and efficiently to their destination every day and Christie(r) technology helps deliver that promise. Twelve Christie HD10K-M digital projectors and four Christie Vista Spyder video processors installed in the Washington DC METRO Command Center and the Rail Operations Center (ROC) enable operations staff to monitor the system in real time 24 hours a day and react immediately to any situation. more

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The Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory Scores Double Benefits with Stage Research

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The Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory (FPAC) in Novelty, Ohio, a high-caliber theater school for children and adults, which launched a professional theater last year, has been a double beneficiary of its new relationship with Stage Research Inc. FPAC not only hosted the latest series of Stage Research Sound and Lighting 411 open houses but also reaped the rewards of using some of the best equipment in the industry for its encore production of the musical, “13.” more

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A.C.T Lighting To Distribute W-DMX In The United States

Ben Saltzman, Niclas Arvidsson, Bob Gordon, Lotta Schiefer

Ben Saltzman, Niclas Arvidsson, Bob Gordon, Lotta Schiefer

A.C.T Lighting will now be a distributor of Wireless Solutions’ W-DMX product line in the United States. The premiere distribution company will now represent W-DMX lighting products for the entertainment market, adding to its top-of-the-line roster, which also includes MA Lighting, Clay Paky and GDS LiteWare.

Wireless Solutions International Sales Manager Niclas Arvidsson commented, “We’re thrilled to be working with A.C.T Lighting. They have a strong range of products that fit well with W-DMX, and with offices in New York and Los Angeles, they can truly cover the American market. They will definitely enhance our exposure in the U.S.” more

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Great Balls of Fire! grandMA Gets Busy Behind the Scenes of Broadway’s “Million Dollar Quartet?

There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on and grandMA’s in the thick of it at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre where the hit musical, “Million Dollar Quartet,” billed as the night rock ‘n roll came alive, is playing to packed houses. MA Lighting’s grandMA controls the lighting for the show inspired by the one-time-only 1956 recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins at Sun Records in Memphis. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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