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Scharff Weisberg Adds Infinity Wash XL To Inventory

Scharff Weisberg Lighting has recently taken delivery of a large quantity of Coemar Infinity Wash XL automated fixtures from Inner Circle Distribution (Sunrise, FL).

Immediately after delivery they were provided to LD Tom Kenny for the MTV 2009 Video Music Awards broadcast live, September 13th from Radio City Music Hall. “The Inifinity Wash is a favorite of Tom’s” cites Scharff Weisberg Lighting senior project manager John Healy. “They’re different from anything we currently have in stock. It’s a wash light with a very bright, very long throw and a beam effect wheel that designers use to put texture on scenery and do myriad other dynamic beam effects.”

The Coemar Infinity Wash XL light is a 1,400 watt fixture that features a very wide zoom range from 5 to 84 degrees total

About Inner Circle Distribution
Located in Sunrise, Florida, Inner Circle Distribution (ICD) is a full-service distributor more

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The Award-Winning Christie M Series Expands To Include Wide Resolution Options

M Series

M Series

Christie(r) continues to enhance its award-winning M Series line of three-chip DLP(r) projectors with five additional models, the Christie WX7K-M and WX10K-M (WXGA) projectors and the Christie WU7K-M, WU12K-M and Christie Roadster WU12K-M (WUXGA) projectors. The most compact in its class, this dual mercury lamp platform now includes WXGA (1366×768) and WUXGA (1920×1200) resolutions in addition to SXGA+ (1400×1050) and HD (1920×1080) models.

“The Christie M Series projectors raised the bar in performance, reliability and design. Now, with the new Christie M Series models, this exceptional performance will also be available in WXGA and WUXGA,” says George Tsintzouras, director of product management, business products, Christie. “The Christie M Series projectors are ideal for customers with a broad range of needs. Whether they are looking for an entry-level, three-chip DLP projector or a high-end, feature-rich pro AV system, more

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Christie Introduces The World’s Brightest Projector

Roadie

Roadie

Christie(r) is pleased to unveil the Christie Roadie HD+35K, the world’s brightest projector. This new addition to the Christie Roadie family of projectors shines with 35,000 center lumens (32,500 ANSI lumens) and features Christie’s unique, flexible split-body design with separate lamp ballast.

The Christie Roadie HD+35K is the crown jewel in Christie’s expansive three-chip DLP(r) product line with native 2048×1080 HD resolution and 10-bit image processing. It delivers stunning images in their size, brilliance and quality. “There is no comparison in terms of resolution, brightness and performance,” says George Tsintzouras, director of product management, Christie.

True to its name, the Christie Roadie HD+35K is built for the road. It sets up quickly and easily and is tough enough to withstand frequent installs. New to this model is a motorized lens mount. “The Christie Roadie HD+35K features a more

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Electrosonic Installs 380-channel IOSONO audio system at Mann Chinese 6 Theatre in Hollywood

Mann’s

Mann

Auditorium 6 of the Mann Chinese 6 Theatre in the Hollywood and Highland complex is experiencing unparalleled 3D sound thanks to a cutting-edge, 380-channel IOSONO audio system installed by Electrosonic (www.electrosonic.com). Mann Chinese 6 is adjacent to the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre which is also a Mann property.

The Mann Chinese 6 project marks the second IOSONO installation Electrosonic has performed. Earlier, Electrosonic installed a 308.5-channel system at the Peltz Theater in the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, the first such IOSONO system in the US.

The IOSONO installation at Mann Chinese 6 is designed to help Hollywood sound designers assess the system’s viability for premium theaters nationwide. The system is currently used exclusively for demonstration purposes, testing and development. Auditorium 6 is frequently used for private studio screenings so there are many opportunities for IOSONO to demo more

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Christopher Landy of Vibrant Design Lights New “MTV Unplugged? Series for the Web

Unpulgged

Unplugged

Vibrant Design’s Christopher Landy is lighting up the web with his work for six “MTV Unplugged” shows that debuted on www.unplugged.mtv.com. Landy served as lighting designer for shows headlined by Baltimore pop-punk band All Time Low; British chanteuse Adele; LA-based indie rockers Silversun Pickups; power pop-punk group Paramore; sassy, spunky Katy Perry; and the Afro pop-inspired group Vampire Weekend.

The “MTV Unplugged” shows were executive produced and directed by Matthew Mills of Space Station Media. The Brooklyn-based company produces content across all platforms from the Emmy Award-nominated “Fan Life” for HBO.com and the YouTubeLive web and mobile event to a wide array of TV shows and feature films. Mills is a veteran of MTV.

The “MTV Unplugged” series was shot at NEP Studios, New York City with a two-day turnaround. “It’s been interesting to work on a series shot more

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Electrosonic Products Named Preferred Manufacturing Partner of USAV Group, a National Association of Pro AV Integrators

Electrosonic Products is pleased to announce it has been selected as a Preferred Manufacturing Partner (PMP) of Denver-based USAV Group, a national association of leading professional AV integrators founded in 2001.

The goal of USAV Group is to leverage the experience and core competencies of its affiliated integrators, PMPs and management to meet the needs of clients and consultants locally and nationwide. USAV’s influential integrators, who currently number 30, are dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and supporting innovative commercial AV projects.

“It’s not easy to become a PMP: It’s a very select group,” points out USAV CEO K.C. Schwarz. “We get a lot of inquiries from manufacturers interested in becoming PMPs. We’re looking for partners with broad product lines and an excellent reputation, manufacturers with equipment that will achieve a critical mass among our integrators. Manufacturers have to go through an exhaustive review process just to get more

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Scharff Weisberg Helps Kimbell Art Museum And Filmmaker Philip Haas Create Innovative Installation

Kimbell

Kimbell

Scharff Weisberg, Inc. (SWI) partnered with the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas and Academy Award-nominated director Philip Haas (“Angels and Insects”) on an innovative installation spotlighting five works from the museum’s permanent collection.

“Butchers, Dragons, Gods & Skeletons” expands those five selections into multiscreen film narratives displayed in customized environments. SWI engineered and installed the critically-acclaimed project which runs from July 18-October 25 and sets a new benchmark for museums looking for a compelling new ways to highlight works from their collections.

“The installation was an ambitious undertaking with some interesting challenges in terms of technical scope and schedule” notes SWI president Josh Weisberg who served as lead designer for the project. “The resulting exhibit is a significant advance in the use of media technology to expand the character and beauty of the original pieces.”

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Stage Research Scores with Sound 411 Event in New York City

The first Sound 411, a two-day informational event designed to bring together sound professionals and students in New York City with leaders in the sound hardware and software industry, was an unqualified success for organizer Stage Research, Inc. Held August 12-13 at John Jay College, the free event drew approximately 60 attendees to an array of seminars and demos by sponsors Stage Research, Lectrosonics, UK-based DiGiCo, and LimitedOutline North America, LLC.

“We were very happy with the turnout and with the enthusiastic support of the sponsors,” reports Carlton Guc, cofounder of Stage Research. “We envisioned Sound 411 as an opportunity for anyone involved in sound for theatrical and touring productions or film and video to spend some quality time with audio manufacturers, and that proved to be the case. The two-day event introduced a number of new products, provided some basic and advanced hands-on training, and offered a chance more

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Big Show Construction Management Helps Demonstrate The Wonder Of Technology In New Interactive Exhibits For Sony Wonder Technology Lab

SonyBig Show Construction Management (BSCM), a company that specializes in managing the construction and development of themed and interactive spaces, announced the recent completion of a major renovation to the Sony Wonder Technology Lab (“SWTL” or the “Lab”), an interactive technology and entertainment museum in midtown Manhattan.

BSCM co-managed the construction and installation of 14 new interactive exhibits for the Lab that enable visitors to explore topics ranging from robotics and nanotechnology to animation and HDTV production. BSCM gutted and rebuilt approximately 6,200 square feet of space over a year-long construction period that involved upgrading systems for HVAC, lighting control, electrical, fire safety and security. BSCM also coordinated the output of the design firms handling the architecture/exhibit design, media development, lighting and acoustics, and managed various sub-contractors and vendors involved in the project while budgeting and tracking the multi-million dollar renovation.

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Christopher Landy Of Vibrant Design Lights MTV’s New Pop-Culture Show, “It’s On With Alexa Chung”

AlexaVibrant Design’s Christopher Landy gave a contemporary, lower Manhattan loft look to the lighting design for MTV’s new “”It’s On With Alexa Chung” which airs at weekdays at noon. The pop culture show, hosted by the British model of the same name, mixes celebrity talk and music with online interaction with viewers. MTV has partnered with Facebook on the series and uses Facebook and Twitter to reach young viewers.

No stranger to MTV: Landy lit an estimated 1,000 episodes of the network’s hit “Total Request Live” (TRL) over its 10-year run and was an integral part of the growth of it’s Times Square Studio, designing everything from daily shows, interviews, to Unplugged’s and New Year’s Eve.

Even though “It’s On With Alexa Chung” originates from the studios that once played host to TRL, the network didn’t want the new show to look more

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