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Big Show Construction Management Helms Build Out Of Kissinger Global Conference Room At The Paley Center For Media In New York

paleyBig Show Construction Management (BSCM) served as construction manager for the showpiece Kissinger Global Conference Room at The Paley Center for Media’s midtown Manhattan location at 25 West 52 Street. The room, whose design and architectural services were provided by Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership, was unveiled in April as a multifunctional space for teleconferences, meetings, presentations and catered events. It will be the new home for many of the Paley Center’s Media Council industry dialogues. more

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UVLD Knows Who’s The Boss: Providing Content And Programming For Bruce Springsteen’s World Tour

SpringsteenUnlimited Visibility Lighting Design’s (UVLD) visual media developer Cameron Yeary lent his programming expertise and creative input to the big-screen video content for the 2009 world tour of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. more

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Stage Research To Present SFX Super-Session, Summer ’09 Stagecraft Institute Of Las Vegas

Stage Research, show sound and lighting software designers, will be providing a day of SFX training to students on July 15th at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas (SILV) Experience-Based Technical Theatre Training Program (now in its 3rd year). more

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Video Applications Provides Broad Support For 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference

MilkenFor the fifth consecutive year, Video Applications, Inc. (VAI) provided the technical design, production management, video production, projection, audio, lighting and crewing for the Milken Institute Global Conference. The conference drew some 3,000 leaders from the worlds of business and finance, philanthropy, government, healthcare, education and media to discuss, debate and deliberate key trends shaping the world today. The conference, in its 12th year, is held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and featured more than 500 speakers including presidents and CEOs of the world’s top corporations and financial institutions, Nobel Laureates, sports figures, publishers, and government leaders. Notable participants included Steve Wynn, Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California; and Rush Limbaugh, host of “The Rush Limbaugh Show.” more

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Vibrant Design’s Christopher Landy Lights “MTV’S Made Hip Hop Dance Challenge

madeMTV’s Emmy Award-winning “Made” series makes teens’ dreams come true. For this season’s finale, Vibrant Design’s lighting designer Christopher Landy helped turn Connecticut’s Coventry High School into a hip hop performance space beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.

After airing the latest slate of episodes where teens made their dreams come true with dedication, hard work and a little help from MTV, the network traveled to the high school to shoot the season finale, “Made: Head to Head Hip Hop Challenge” which featured a competition among three Coventry students. The teens were paired with professional choreographers and taught to be hip hop dancers. Sean Kingston served as one of the Challenge judges, along with Tina Landon and Fonzworth Bentley, and performed a crowd-pleasing set. Andrienne Bailen served as the host. more

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Stage Research’s New SFX 6.2 Software Affords Complete Cue and Capture Command

6.2Stage Research has just introduced SFX 6.2 trigger-and-play software, rich with SFX updates for great results.

This latest upgrade in the SFX 6 series carries all of the audio file engine, cue and scripting advantages of the original. It’s the major improvements, however, that take it over perhaps the most innovative edge in the industry. more

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Big Show Construction Management Engineers, Fabricates and Installs AV And Control Systems For Beacon Institute

BeaconWhen The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries began construction on its new Center for Environmental Innovation and Education (CEIE) it called upon Big Show Construction Management (BSCM) to engineer, fabricate and install the audio, video and control systems.

The CEIE is the Institute’s primary education and outreach facility and the first on its campus at Denning’s Point on the Hudson in Beacon, New York. It is home to the Institute’s flagship REON (River and Estuary Observatory Network) initiative, a join effort between The Beacon Institute, IBM and Clarkson University to create an integrated network of environmental sensors throughout the 315-mile length of the Hudson River to monitor physical, chemical and biological changes in the river in realtime. more

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Scharff Weisberg Provides Audio Support For Venue Cliquot Manhattan Polo Classic That’s Flush With Royalty

PoloScharff Weisberg Inc. (SWI) provided Overland Entertainment Co. with audio support for the second Veuve Cliquot Manhattan Polo Classic on Governors Island which saw Prince Harry, on his first official visit to the US, leading his team to victory. The event raised funds for the American Friends of Sentebale, a charity Prince Harry cofounded in 2006. more

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Prelite Provides Consultation And Training For The Sydney Opera House’s New Previsualization System

Prelite, which helps lighting designers and programmers use emerging technologies to previsualize lighting for productions, has trained five members of the lighting department at Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House (SOH) on the venue’s new in-house PreViz system. more

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Stage Research Showbuilder 6 Keeps Track, All-Discipline-Wise

showbuilderStage Research, perpetuators of theatrical production software, have recently unveiled ShowBuilder 6. A complete show management system that assembles procedure notes and numbers (from scenic particulars to equipment specs), ShowBuilder 6 helps to make sense of endless detail, streamline paperwork and simplify run-throughs at any venue. more

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