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Electrosonic’s AV Expertise Showcased In Three TEA Thea Award-Winning Projects

Electrosonic is proud to have participated in three projects that captured Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement presented by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). Electrosonic, an international A/V integration and design company, was extensively involved with “America I Am: The African American Imprint” (Traveling Exhibition), Amsterdam’s “The Heineken Experience” (Branded Experience) and “Disaster!” at Universal Studios Orlando (Attraction Rehab). more

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Tinc Design & Production Announces Tinc Tuesdays, A Monthly Series of Networking And Education Opportunities

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Continuing education in the live-event industry is typically expensive and is held at distant or inconvenient locations. Tinc Design & Productions aims to change that with the launch of Tinc Tuesdays, a monthly series of networking and education opportunities, which begins in January 2010. The seminars will be held in a variety of venues throughout Manhattan, depending on that month’s theme. more

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Scharff Weisberg Supports Terra Networks’ High-Profile Event and After Party at the New Museum

Terra

Terra

Scharff Weisberg provided complete audio, video, lighting and logistics support for a high-profile, upfront-style event and after party for Terra Networks at the New Museum on The Bowery. At the event Terra, an international online content distribution company, announced new contracts and extensions of contracts with major content providers, such as the NBA, Major League Baseball and the Olympics, and hosted celebrities associated with each. more

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VAI’s DevCon 2009 Brings People And Ideas Together

DevCon

DevCon

The latest edition of Video Applications long-running Developers Conference or DevCon, introduced a number of technology innovations to a cross-section of clients throughout four well-attended sessions. DevCon 2009 took place at the end of August and, similar to past years where concepts such as wide-screen high-resolution imaging and the proprietary “MediaHub” were presented in an in-depth format, this year’s version provided a comprehensive review of the concepts and technologies. This year’s conference featured a number of collaborators and was reflective of the times, where many projects are serviced by responsive, efficient teams of companies each bringing its own expertise to the project. more

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Vibrant Design’s Christopher Landy Begins Third Season As Lighting Designer on VH1 Classic’s “THAT METAL SHOW”

Metal

Metal

“THAT METAL SHOW,” the Saturday-night show on VH1 Classic that discusses and debates all things hard rock and heavy metal, has returned for its third season and so has lighting designer Christopher Landy of Brooklyn-based Vibrant Design LLC.

VH1 Classic often calls on Vibrant to light series and specials. Landy has been involved with “THAT METAL SHOW,” from its inception. “The show has been a runaway hit,” he notes, “and we’re back in production with nine new episodes.” Season three reunites hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson with such guests as the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil, Rob Halford , WWE’s Chris Jericho, Steve Vai, and Peter Criss. more

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Scharff Weisberg Marks Guggenheim Museum’s 50th Anniversary by Supporting Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Levels of Nothingness? and Other Events

Levels

Levels

Scharff Weisberg helped the iconic Guggenheim Museum celebrate its 50th anniversary by providing support for several key events, including artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Levels of Nothingness.”

Part of the museum’s Works & Process series, the commissioned performance installation was inspired by Kandinsky’s opera, The Yellow Sound. In “Levels of Nothingness,” the pitch, rhythm and content of the spoken word provides the control mechanism for an interactive light performance using moving light fixtures normally found on a rock concert stage. Scharff Weisberg supplied 40 VARI*LITE VL3000 spots for the 35-minute show which enjoyed a limited run in the Peter B. Lewis Theater. more

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Coemar Lights Take Center Stage at “VH1 Hip Hop Honors?

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Coemar lighting fixtures lent an elegant, theatrical look to the “VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2009,” a sophisticated yet fun event that’s been called the Kennedy Center Honors for the hip hop industry. Lighting designer Tom Kenny employed an array of Coemar Infinity Wash XLS and Infinity ACL S moving heads as well as ParLite LEDs, supplied by Atomic Lighting, to showcase hip hop’s biggest luminaries.

The sixth annual “Hip Hop Honors” was taped at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House where Tracy Morgan hosted for the third consecutive year sharing the stage with Eminem, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Method Man, Public Enemy, Ja Rule, DMX, Redman, and Ashanti. more

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Tinc Provides Production Design and Tech Management for M.Y.R.A Entertainment’s “One After,? Audiovisual Art Installation Marking World Day Against the Death Penalty

One After

One After

Tinc Design & Productions provided complete production design and technical management for the New York premiere of the audiovisual art installation, “One After,” an innovative look at the Texas death penalty at the Openhouse Gallery. Tinc was responsible for the design of the event’s gallery space and its video and lighting elements with Lance Darcy acting as production designer and Ryan Kirk production manager.

Created and directed by Margarethe Baillou and produced by Baillou and Madeline S. McEneney, “One After” consists of 17 one-minute films depicting Texas nature between Independence Day and Thanksgiving 2008 during the hours of every execution that occurred in the state in those months. “We set aside all textual and verbal narration for this work,” says Ms. Baillou, a German filmmaker based in New York. more

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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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