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Coemar Lights Up “Divas? as Popular Show Returns to VH1

Divas

Divas

“Divas” returned to VH1 after a five-year hiatus with Coemar lighting fixtures showcasing six women whose songs have brought joy, optimism and empowerment to their fans worldwide. Lighting designer Tom Kenny selected Coemar Infinity Wash XLS and Infinity ACL S moving heads, supplied by Atomic Lighting, to enhance the divas’ high-wattage performances telecast live on the network September 17. more

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Christie Projectors Deliver Winning Performance at 61st Primetime Emmy Awards Show

Emmys

Emmys

Los Angeles-based audio visual rental and staging company, American Hi Definition, Inc., supported the 61st Primetime Emmy(r) Awards live telecast from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE with six Christie Roadster HD18K projectors. American Hi Definition, Inc. is a veteran of previous Emmy telecasts and chose Christie projectors once again for the prominent television and media awards show.

The star-studded audience and home viewers feasted their eyes on a glittering set that consisted of two large rear-projection screens set back on the stage and raised on an upper tier. The six Christie Roadster HD18K projectors fed various graphic elements, ranging from a collage of network logos and stylized views of the elegant Emmy Statuette to video clips of nominees on a 13.5 x 24-foot screen at camera left and a 13.5 x 48-foot primary screen at camera right. more

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Scharff Weisberg Lights Up G-Star Raw’s Spring/Summer Collection At New York City Fashion Week 2010

G-Star

G-Star

The chill of fall was definitely in the air but hints of spring and summer at the beach reigned at the G-Star Raw show at New York City Fashion Week where the Dutch apparel company presented its spring/summer collection with lighting and audio support from Scharff Weisberg for the third year in a row. Scharff Weisberg partnered with event production company Dizon Inc. on the show at the Hammerstein Ballroom. more

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Stage Research Introduces RF Guru Wireless Microphone Application

RFguru

RFguru

Stage Research is pleased to announce the release of RF Guru, a coordination tool targeted to anyone dealing with wireless microphones. RF Guru is designed to find the best combination of wireless microphone frequencies to be used at a venue and alleviate intermod (i.e., interference) problems. It calculates based on existing microphones, area TV stations, user-entered known bad frequencies and even mic data from nearby neighboring venues.

RF Guru was previewed in August at the successful launch of Stage Research’s 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 industries. “The new application was an immediate hit,” notes Carlton Guc, cofounder of Stage Research. “People told us RF Guru is what they’ve been waiting for.” more

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Coemar Infinitys and ParLites Shine at MTV’s Video Music Awards Telecast

VMA

VMA

While MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) lit up the TV screens of millions of households on September 13, Coemar lighting fixtures were dazzling guests attending the live show at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Lighting designer Tom Kenny utilized an extensive package of Coemar Infinity Wash XLs, Infinity ACLs and ParLite LEDs provided by Scharff Weisberg Lighting for the event.

“An awards show of that size and pressure is like going into battle in the trenches,” Kenny reports. “In New York everybody thinks they know how to be the mayor, the president of the United States and the lighting designer of the VMAs. You just have to hold your ground and do your show.” more

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Tinc Design & Productions Provides Lighting Support for Band of Outsiders’ Malibu-themed Show at New York City Fashion Week 2010

BOO

BOO

Life’s a beach, especially during New York City Fashion Week 2010 when award-winning designer Scott Sternberg unveiled his Band of Outsiders and women’s Boy by Band of Outsiders spring and summer collections on a Malibu-inspired set with production support by Tinc Design & Productions.

Tinc furnished lighting, rigging, hair and makeup services for the show, which reunited Tinc production manager Ryan Kirk with lighting designer Seth Bernstein. They previously partnered on the Band of Outsiders fall collection presented during Fashion Week last March. more

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Electrosonic Provides AV Support for “Dressed To Kill,? New Exhibition in Tower of London Displaying Henry VIII’s Arms and Armor

Dressed

Dressed

Most of us tend to think of England’s King Henry VIII as a rotund monarch with a fondness for food and a habit of doing away with his wives. But in “Dressed To Kill,” a remarkable new exhibition at The Tower of London with AV support from Electrosonic, the public is introduced to a virile young Henry who’s the action hero of his day.

Part propaganda, part fashion, the exhibition conveys the power, majesty, wealth and psychology of the man, the icon and the king – who always ensured he was “Dressed to Kill.” Marking the 500th anniversary of Henry’s accession to the throne, “Dressed To Kill” presents the most extensive gathering of the king’s arms and armor ever held in the UK. Assembled from major collections around the world, some of the artifacts have never been displayed in the more

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It’s Par for the Course as Scharff Weisberg Provides Support and Equipment for Learning Tents at US Open and PGA Championship

USGA

USGA

Recent projects for two high-profile professional golf events fit Scharff Weisberg Lighting to a “tee.”

Working for Momentum Worldwide, Scharff Weisberg first supported the USGA Championship Experience Learning Tent at the US Open 2009 on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale, New York. Later this summer they recreated the Learning Tent at the 91st PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota where a second hospitality tent for corporate VIPs was added. Scharff Weisberg (SW) supplied all the lighting and A/V equipment for the venues. more

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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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