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McDonald’s Biennial Worldwide Convention

McDonald’s

McDonald’s

Designing and programming the lighting for McDonald’s biennial worldwide convention is no small task but Lightswitch lighting designer John Featherstone knew that partnering with Prelite Studios would enable him to maximize his creative time in an offline environment and get a big head start on programming hundreds of automated and conventional fixtures.

Featherstone has been a client of Prelite, which helps lighting designers and programmers use emerging technologies to previsualize lighting and video elements for productions, since its founding. He teamed with them on the last McDonald’s convention two years ago. The event, which returned to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, brought together over 15,000 McDonald’s owner-operators, vendors and corporate staff. more

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Vista Spyder Integrates with Simbioz for V Télé Broadcasts

V Télé

V Télé

Montreal TV station V Télé began broadcasting last summer with the goal of having an interactive relationship with core viewers age 18 to 49. To offer dynamic and original content in its live-broadcast studio, V Télé (www.vtele.ca) selected the Christie Vista Spyder to integrate with Simbioz Touchless Interactive Technology on a 3ft x 10ft ultra-thin bezel LCD wall.

With a simple gesture, the TV host controls the interactive content by selecting, moving and opening windows to present information and interviews. To achieve this dynamic presentation, Simbioz created three studio display surfaces from 46-inch NEC MultiSync X461 UN LCD screens. more

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Scharff Weisberg Supports Robin Hood Foundation Gala With Projection Design and Implementation Showing Group’s Neighborhood Impact

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

The legendary do-good activities of Robin Hood pale in comparison to those of his namesake, the Robin Hood Foundation, whose recent annual gala netted almost $88 million in donations dedicated entirely to programs helping poor New Yorkers. Scharff Weisberg was part of the merry band of supporters that helped make the evening a success, designing and implementing projection elements for the cocktail area that brought home the foundation’s impact on real neighborhoods. more

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CHRISTIE CHOSEN TO ENHANCE WORSHIP SERVICES AT EAST 91ST STREET CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN INDIANAPOLIS

When the East 91st Street Christian Church in Indianapolis doubled the size of its sanctuary, it also took the opportunity to enhance its Sunday morning worship services with the latest in audio visual communications. William Sams Acoustics was tasked with designing an audio-visual environment to enable the church to easily embrace both traditional and contemporary worship styles. more

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Stage Research SFX Proves It’s Ready for Slime Time

Nick

Nick

Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando, a Nick-themed family hotel located a mile from Walt Disney World, proudly promises guests “the slime of their lives.” But things are never sticky when Drew Dalzell uses Stage Research SFX to control a slate of live Studio Nick productions offered in the resort’s 200-seat theater.

“SFX is the brains of everything,” he reports. “The resort has been running SFX 5.6 for about five years, and we’ve just upgraded to 6.2.” Three to seven Studio Nick shows are presented each day, including “Slime Time Live!” an interactive game show; “Who Knows Best?” a generational challenge between kids and adults; the “Dora and Diego Animal Jam” game-snack-dance party; “Family Improv,” a late-night show where almost anything goes; and the new “SpongeBob’s Krabby Patty Celebration.” more

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Coemar StripLite LEDs Anchor Top-Notch Lighting Installation for Shamokin High School Auditorium

Coemar

Coemar

When Shamokin High School in Coal Township, Pennsylvania needed to replace the stage lighting in its auditorium with more efficient and better-performing fixtures, it turned to Coemar for a complement of high-end LEDs and PARs.

“The school’s dimmers were failing, and it badly needed new fixtures and an upgraded infrastructure,” reports Corey Eslinger of Eslinger Lighting, a full-service entertainment lighting company and Coemar dealer in Enola, Pennsylvania. “We demo’d Coemar’s Striplite LED and a competitive product and the school chose Coemar hands down.” more

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CHRISTIE FILLS MARKET NEEDS WITH NEW WIDESCREEN LWU420 AND LW555 LCD PROJECTORS

LWU420

LWU420

Christie is pleased to add two new LCD projectors to its extensive product line-up – the Christie LWU420 and the Christie LW555. The LWU420 targets professional users demanding WUXGA high resolution and the LW555 fills the need for an affordable WXGA high brightness widescreen projector. more

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Matthew Piercy Teams With Lighting Designer Michael Franks as the NFL Draft Goes Primetime

NFL

NFL

Lighting programmer Matthew Piercy partnered with lighting designer Michael Franks to make sure the NFL Draft amped up the glitz and excitement when it literally rolled out the red carpet and made the transition to primetime television.

The 2010 NFL Draft was not only significant for celebrating the 75th anniversary of the event but also for being the first NFL Draft telecast live in primetime. Round 1 aired Thursday April 22 from 7:30 to 11 pm on ESPN, ESPN2 and the NFL Network; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday April 23 from 6 to 10:30 pm; and Rounds 4-7 on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Ratings were high with ESPN’s Round One telecast the most-watched draft ever among viewers. more

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Vista Spyder Creates Dynamic Digital Backdrop For Children’s Worship Theater

Trinity Church

Trinity Church

When Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana built an impressive new Worship Theater for children, the facility was bound to be a magnet for kids aged Pre-K through fifth grade. The theater serves as a digital backdrop for Bible stories, bringing them to life with a Vista Spyder X20 image processor to create dynamic visuals. more

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Vibrant Design Lights Performance-Driven MTV Upfront

MTV

MTV

It’s time for network upfronts, and lighting designer Christopher Landy of Vibrant Design LLC was tasked with one of the first as MTV kicked off the season at the Hammerstein Ballroom February 2, 2010.

Landy was challenged to craft lighting for a dynamic, talent-driven, authentic show where MTV featured an incredible musical performance by Usher and unveiled a number of upcoming programs for the coming year. more

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