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Archive by David Steinberg

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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High Resolution Systems Introduces UDC-400 Cross-Platform Universal Device Controller

UDC

UDC

One of the must-have devices of the year has made its debut from High Resolution Systems LLC: the UDC-400 Universal Device Controller, a software-based control platform that allows simple, cost-effective control of devices using IP (TCP/UDP) or serial (232/422/485) protocols. It is designed for live events, staging and rental, worship, corporate and industrial, and broadcast markets.

“All manufacturers of high-resolution processors, routers and switchers have user interfaces for their own systems. “The UDC-400 provides a fast, flexible and affordable way to control any network or serial technologies. It’s tailored for a wide range of operators, not just programmers.” says Mike Taylor, a partner in High Resolution Systems. more

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Scharff Weisberg Puts the Lighting for “Thin Ice? on Firm Footing

Thin Ice

Thin Ice

Olympic and world-champion skaters might have been on “Thin Ice” in a two-part reality show produced by O’Neil Entertainment, but lighting designer Scott Wolfeil of LDG (Lighting Design Group) was on solid ground when he sourced the competition’s lighting complement from Scharff Weisberg Inc.

“Thin Ice” aired live on March 19 and 21 on ABC from the Premier Ballroom of the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Olympic gold medalists Dick Button, Kristi Yamaguchi and Katarina Witt served as judges for the anything-goes competition, which paired skaters in five teams. more

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Live Event Leader MB Productions Adds Vista Spyder To Inventory

MB Productions in Fairfield, New Jersey, one of the New York Metro area’s most trusted video production companies, has added a Vista Spyder X20 video processor to its inventory. With over 30 years of live event experience, from elaborate product launch events to outdoor concerts, MB Productions offers the latest video components to enhance the image of their customers. more

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Electrosonic Expands its AV Systems Integration and Support Services with Acquisition of DRV

Electrosonic announced today that it has acquired The Multimedia Group Ltd owners of the DRV companies DRV Integration Ltd – one of Europe’s foremost designers and integrators of corporate, medical and educational audio-visual technology, and DRV Support Ltd – a leading provider of multimedia managed service and maintenance solutions to organizations across the UK. more

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Prelite Studios Helps Nautilus Entertainment Design Envision LC Panels’ Content for Prestigious RSA Conference

RSA

RSA

When San Diego-based Nautilus Entertainment Design (NED) was hired by John Halloran Associates to light the RSA keynote speakers and ancillary events at the annual RSA Conference, the company’s lighting designers used Prelite Studios to previsualize content for 85 Martin LC Panels onstage. more

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Stage Research Names Horizon Solutions as Master Distributor for Canada

Stage Research continues to expand the network of master distributors for its popular line of audio and lighting software by naming Horizon Solutions of London, Ontario as master distributor for Canada. Horizon Solutions is a one-stop provider for professional audio, theatrical and concert lighting and video system needs. more

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Electrosonic Provides Lighting Control for World’s Largest Cruise Ship, Royal Caribbean’s M/S Oasis of the Seas

Oasis

Oasis

When Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines built M/S Oasis of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, it sought to incorporate technology that matched its most innovative and imaginative ship yet. Electrosonic’s Finland office (Electrosonic Oy Ab) was selected to provide the ship-wide lighting control system for the public spaces and the Royal, Loft and A-suite cabins as well as the deck lighting control system. more

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