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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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Christie Introduces The World’s Brightest Projector

Roadie

Roadie

Christie(r) is pleased to unveil the Christie Roadie HD+35K, the world’s brightest projector. This new addition to the Christie Roadie family of projectors shines with 35,000 center lumens (32,500 ANSI lumens) and features Christie’s unique, flexible split-body design with separate lamp ballast.

The Christie Roadie HD+35K is the crown jewel in Christie’s expansive three-chip DLP(r) product line with native 2048×1080 HD resolution and 10-bit image processing. It delivers stunning images in their size, brilliance and quality. “There is no comparison in terms of resolution, brightness and performance,” says George Tsintzouras, director of product management, Christie.

True to its name, the Christie Roadie HD+35K is built for the road. It sets up quickly and easily and is tough enough to withstand frequent installs. New to this model is a motorized lens mount. “The Christie Roadie HD+35K features a more

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Electrosonic Installs 380-channel IOSONO audio system at Mann Chinese 6 Theatre in Hollywood

Mann’s

Mann

Auditorium 6 of the Mann Chinese 6 Theatre in the Hollywood and Highland complex is experiencing unparalleled 3D sound thanks to a cutting-edge, 380-channel IOSONO audio system installed by Electrosonic (www.electrosonic.com). Mann Chinese 6 is adjacent to the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre which is also a Mann property.

The Mann Chinese 6 project marks the second IOSONO installation Electrosonic has performed. Earlier, Electrosonic installed a 308.5-channel system at the Peltz Theater in the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, the first such IOSONO system in the US.

The IOSONO installation at Mann Chinese 6 is designed to help Hollywood sound designers assess the system’s viability for premium theaters nationwide. The system is currently used exclusively for demonstration purposes, testing and development. Auditorium 6 is frequently used for private studio screenings so there are many opportunities for IOSONO to demo more

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