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AES Convention-goers Make Plans to Meet Acoustical Designer Lawrence Swist

Lawrence Swist, principle of Lawrence P. Swist Designs, a full-service acoustical design and consulting firm specializing in environmental solutions for recording studios, production suites and postproduction facilities, will be meeting attendees at the AES convention in San Francisco, November 5-7.

Swist will be sharing The Recording Studio Insurance Program booth (#1326) on the floor of the annual Audio Engineering Society convention at Moscone Center. Convention-goers will want to be sure to drop by to explore the state of the art with him and review recent projects he has completed for the Conservatory of Music at the State University of New York (SUNY), Purchase; the United States Military Academy at West Point; and New York City’s Quad Recording Studios.

Swist’s designs have gained wide recognition within the industry as innovative, aesthetically pleasing and highly ergonomic in function. Swist is also well known as a lecturer, master class more

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Prism Projection’s RevEAL Color Wash Luminaires Light Up NBC Access Hollywood Live Emmy Awards Red Carpet Show

RevEAL at the Emmy Awards

RevEAL at the Emmy Awards

Prism Projection’s RevEAL Color Wash instruments made their red-carpet debut on “The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet Special” on NBC. A team from “Access Hollywood” produced the live program, which showcased Emmy nominees and guests as they arrived at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

“For some time we’ve been interested in moving toward energy-efficient LED technology for daylight/exterior red carpet-type applications, but the consensus has always been that LEDs just don’t have enough ‘punch,’” says Steve Holt, production manager with “Access Hollywood.”

After seeing some “promising advancements” in LEDs at NAB 2010, Holt and his team researched the subject and field-tested fixtures from several manufacturers. “We wanted to know definitively if we could light a red carpet platform for a live network show more

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Lightware U.S.A.’s Website Demystifies the World of Digital Video

LightWare

LightWare

The digital video world can be a pretty complex place, but Lightware U.S.A., the US distributor of professional AV products manufactured by Lightware Visual Engineering in Budapest, Hungary, is doing its part to demystify things via a series of online technical training initiatives. more

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No Lights Out for grandMA at Insomniac’s Annual Nocturnal Festival

Nocturnal Fest

Nocturnal Fest

Insomniac’s 16th Annual Nocturnal Festival in San Bernardino, California on September 25 proved to be a fun alternative to a good night’s sleep. The all-night music festival featured six stages of entertainment with the grandMA controlling a wide array of lighting instruments on five of them. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Innovative LED Video Wall from Scharff Weisberg Sparks Reopening of Chanel’s Soho Boutique for NY Fashion Week

Chanel

Chanel

The reopening of the newly-renovated Chanel boutique in Soho coincided with Fall Fashion Week 2010, and KCD called upon Scharff Weisberg to provide a huge LED video wall and an interactive Graffiti Wall celebrating both events and the boutique’s participation in “Fashion’s Night Out,” the second annual after-hours shopping event for the public. more

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Stage Research Supplies SFX 6 Deluxe for Coyote REP Theatre Company’s “The New Normal?

The New Normal

The New Normal

Stage Research, a leading developer of audio and lighting software, continues its outreach program to local and regional theaters with a new initiative earmarked for the Coyote REP Theatre Company’s production of “The New Normal” in Greenwich Village. The play spotlights the lives of young women who have survived breast cancer.

“We’ve been working to supply theater companies nationwide with low-cost rentals of our SFX 6 Deluxe,” says Stage Research cofounder Carlton Guc. “We furnish them with a computer, keyboard, mouse, Audio Fire 8 sound card and SFX, our flagship product for creating reliable and enriched soundscapes. In the case of Coyote REP, I did some training for their sound designer, Mitch Greenhill, as well.” more

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High Resolution Systems Puts UDC-400 Center Stage for Eminem in Home and Home Tour

Eminem

Eminem

High Resolution Systems LLC’s Michigan-made UDC-400 Universal Device Controller played a key role in Michigan-native Eminem’s portion of his recent Home and Home Tour with Jay-Z. The two rappers headlined four sold-out concert dates on their Home and Home Tour playing Comercia Park and Yankee Stadium in their hometowns of Detroit and New York City.

High Resolution Systems’ Drew Taylor manned the system for client Background Images, which delivered video content to the eyeball-shaped screens behind Eminem onstage. The UDC-400, a software-based control platform that allows simple, cost-effective control of devices using IP (TCP/UDP) or serial (232/422/485) protocols, worked in conjunction with a Vista Montage 2 control console to extend the functionality of a Christie Vista Spyder X20. more

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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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