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Scharff Weisberg Provides Video Support For Robert Rauschenberg Memorial Service At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

MetScharff Weisberg was tasked with providing video support at three venues within the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a by-invitation-only memorial service for famed artist Robert Rauschenberg who passed away earlier this year.

“They did an excellent job and guided us through all of the technical challenges of a very complex event,” notes Mark Pace, an independent event coordinator with extensive background in convention and performing-arts facility management. “It is my understanding that the Rauschenberg Memorial was the first time the Museum has had a ‘simulcast’ between The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and The Temple of Dendur, not to mention a delayed webcast of the event.” Speakers for the Memorial were split between the Auditorium and The Temple of Dendur requiring the live feed from each room to be broadcast to both rooms. more

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Electrosonic Installs First Iosono Sound System in the U.S. Part of the Multi-million Dollar Renovation of the Museum Of Tolerance

ToleranceElectrosonic, Inc. has been a key player in the multi-million-dollar renovation of the Museum of Tolerance/Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. Among the improvements made by Electrosonic was the installation of a 308-channel Iosono sound system in the Peltz Theater — the first theatre installation of its type in the US –, extensive AV support for a new exhibit depicting Simon Wiesenthal’s Vienna office and the upgrading of many other exhibits and interactive displays. more

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Coemar Infinity Wash XL Lights Step Lively As AC/DC Pull Into A Venue Near You

acAfter an 8-year stretch, Columbia Records’ rock regals AC/DC are back in black: Their long-awaited Black Ice World Tour surely shimmers and shakes us all night long, with Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights calling the conductor cues.

According to co-lighting designer Dave Hill , the theme of this tour was “driven by AC/DC’s new album Black Ice, and its first track, Rock ‘n’ Roll Train. The stage was designed with this in mind,” he explains, “and the 5 curved trusses represent the roof beams of a railway station.” more

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Christie Returns For The 60th Prime Time Emmy Awards

EmmysMaking a stellar grand appearance at the 60th prime time Emmy Awards, American Hi Definition, Inc. powered the stage with the Christie Roadster 3-chip DLP(r) projectors and the Christie Vista Spyder for the star-studded event. Nearly a month away from celebrating its first birthday, the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE played host to the prestigious TV awards gala, charting a milestone on its diamond anniversary. more

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Pulse Park – Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Provides The Art, Scharff Weisberg Provides The Means, The Public Provides The Heartbeat For Interactive Lighting Installation

PulseScharff Weisberg helped The Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art program take the pulse of the city with extensive lighting support for conceptual artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse Park interactive lighting installation.

Pulse Park marks the US public art debut of the artist, one of the world’s preeminent practitioners of interactive public art, who was born in Mexico City and educated in Canada. It is viewable nightly, October 24 – November 17, from dusk to 10 pm in Madison Square Park, located between Madison and Fifth Avenues and 23rd and 26th streets. Visitors entering the park between those hours have their heart rates monitored by two heart-rate sensor sculptures, which activate 200 theatrical spotlights, creating a pulsating matrix of light across the central Oval Lawn of the historic location. more

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Tall Tale From Times Square: Vista Spyder Crawls Walgreens’ Wall

WalgreensA lofty 15 feet off the ground and 340 feet into the air, in luminous Times Square, the Walgreens company proudly makes its mark with a new multi-media display that will be seen by an estimated 1.6 million passers-by every day.

To process and distribute the massive amount of data necessary to feed the supersign, digital display engineering and manufacturing company D3 LED – the company that engineered and manufactured the spectacular – has chosen Vista Systems’ Spyder.

Elevated in the New York skyline, the display draws attention to Walgreens’ new three-level emporium located in the ground floor retail space of One Times Square, home to the famed New Year’s Eve Ball drop. more

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Stage Research Offers Theatrical Design Interactive Software: Intuitive Instruction, Illustration, Articulation

stageStage Research, theatrical sound-and-lighting treasure-chest for a discerning industry-at-large, proudly offers a complete range of Theatrical Design Interactive discs (the cross-platform learning software) on their website.

Each selection is a comprehensive package designed to help students and stage-tech crew members attain and retain theories, concepts, facts and figures vital to their intricately-labored craft(s). As end-users of the program(s) develop and hence broaden their skills, their arsenal of knowledge and depth (attuned to the arts and sciences of the stage) is slated to grow insurmountably. more

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grandMA Closes The Campaign … Cheers At Obama Victory Speech ’08!

ObamaThe votes are in, and Chicago’s Grant Park will never be the same. Barack Obama’s riveting 2008 victory speech rang through crowds, as MA Lighting’s grandMA consoles (supplied by overall Lighting Contractor – Christie Lites) took front row. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America.

States lighting designer Bob Peterson: “The Obama campaign provided the statement for the directive, which was to elegantly transfer from the exuberance of the campaign to the seriousness of the presidency. What that meant to me,” he explains, “was to deem victory night a serious and strong historical evening.” more

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Scharff Weisberg Supports Colorful National Design Awards Gala At The Cooper-Hewitt Museum

CooperScharff Weisberg worked closely with the Cooper-Hewitt Museum to bring colorful, innovative scenic elements from David Stark Design & Production to life with audio, lighting and video support for the 2008 National Design Awards gala on October 23. The glittering evening, which took place in a tent connected to the museum, numbered New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Dennis Hopper, Lauren Zalaznick and Martha Stewart among its guests. more

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Christie Launches New LCD Projector With 4DColor™ Technology: The Christie LX700

LX700Continuing its role as an innovator in the imaging marketplace, Christie introduces the new Christie LX700 with 4DColor(tm) technology. This new, four-panel LCD projector offers an incredible combination of real color and high brightness in a compact size. At 7,000 lumens and XGA resolution, the Christie LX700 is ideal for large venues, educational facilities, retail environments, corporate boardrooms and training, rental staging and houses of worship. more

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