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The Museum Of Modern Art Mounts Monumental Multimedia Artwork With Stunning Results- Engineering & Installation By Scharff Weisberg

ristScharff Weisberg has provided audio and video support for the large-scale installation, Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters), by prominent Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The installation will be on view from November 19, 2008 to February 2, 2009. Klaus Biesenbach, the Museum’s Chief Curator of the Department of Media, organized the exhibition. more

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Lighting Designer Jeffery Smith Previsualizes The Gala Opening of Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm At Prelite’s New York Studio

AtlantisFor an event the magnitude of the star-studded grand opening of Atlantis The Palm, the $1.5 billion luxury resort in Dubai, seeing lighting elements programmed prior to the load-in for the gala was essential. Lighting designer Jeffrey Smith selected Prelite to help him previsualize the lighting for the $20 million private party attended by a Who’s Who of A-list celebrities and tycoons on November 20, 2008. Prelite offers lighting designers and programmers a comfortable place to use emerging technologies to previsualize lighting prior to being in the venue. more

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Robert Juliat Victor Followspots Fit Alice Tully Hall Perfectly

athTwo Robert Juliat Victor 1800W followspots have been installed at the new Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. The elaborate transformation of the world-famous Tully enclave of music, theater, dance and film was part of a full renovation of all Lincoln Center theaters. This massive, multi-theater project required the pick-up and refurbishment of 150 existing fixtures and included the purchase of a few new ones, including two Robert Juliat Victor followspots. more

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Scharff Weisberg On Campus: Grade A Lighting For mtvU 2008 Woodie Awards In NYC

woodiesOn November 19th in college cafeterias and dorm rooms everywhere, all inquisitive eyes were lit up for the mtvU 2008 Woodie Awards telecast, very much to the credit of Scharff Weisberg’s eager-to-please efficiency.

In the heart of New York City, Roseland’s doors swung wide-open as mtvU, the college TV potpourri, doled out the trophies to the best hot new artists, breaking bands, and even first forays into film and video. more

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grandMA Helps Take Metallica Tour To A Beter Place

MetallicaMA Lighting’s grandMA console is on the bill worldwide for heavy metal great Metallica’s 2008-2009 coffin-clad concerts. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Electrosonic Helps The Florida Aquarium Create An Ocean Commotion

OceanThere’s an Ocean Commotion going on at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay where a newly renovated gallery offers visitors a close encounter with some of the most amazing creatures found in the sea. more

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Robert Juliat Topaze Followspots Chosen For Unique Venue At RPI

EmpacThe new Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York has purchased a pair of Robert Juliat Topaze followspots for its venues.

EMPAC, which opened October 3, features 220,000-square feet of theaters, studios and workspaces which are designed to bridge the gap between the world of digital data and the physical world of the senses. EMPAC’s mission is the creation of new time-based art, facilitation of advanced research in science and technology, and the formation of an unprecedented intellectual community. more

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Prelite Plays Key Role In Lighting First Youtube Live Event In San Francisco

YoutubePrelite, which provides previsualization services to lighting designers and programmers in its bicoastal studios or on site, didn’t venture far from its San Francisco headquarters when it assisted Paul Efron on the first official YouTube live-stream event held November 22, 2008. more

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Tinc Design & Production Stages And Lights Ethel’s Wait For Green In Lush, Lavish Splendor At The Winter Garden

EthelThis past December 19th” staging and lighting company Tinc Design & Productions crafted a sultry lighting design to play host to exuberant post-classical string ensemble Ethel’s collaboration with choreographer Annie-B Parson in Wait for Green. more

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Scharff Weisberg Supports “Shrek The Musical”

ShrekIt was an ogre of a job, but Scharff Weisberg handily embraced video and lighting support for “Shrek the Musical” on Broadway. The popular show is a production of DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions Ltd.

“We’ve had the great pleasure of spending the last few months in the company of the big, green, ugly guy known as Shrek and the production team behind his Broadway musical,” notes Josh Weisberg. “These folks have pulled some nifty tricks out of their hats using three Panasonic PT-D10000U 10K video projectors and a FLED 11io 11mm LED wall we provided. And of course, the only media server the big, green guy would want on his show is a quartet of Green-Hippo Hippotizer V3 HD media servers.” more

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