Showtime

Colbie Caillat 2014 Tour

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Colbie Caillat 2014 Tour photo by Steve JenningsLighting Co
Pulse Lighting

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Various (Tour)

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Showtime

Rob Zombie 2014 Tour

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Rob Zombie 2014 tour photo by Steve JenningsLighting Co
Gemini Stage Lighting

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Various (Tour)

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Showtime

#bringafriend2bren

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Bring a Friend to Bren 2014Lighting Co
Majestic Productions

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Bren Center
Irvine, CA

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Showtime

Luke Bryan

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Luke Bryan Tour 2014Lighting Co
Elite Multimedia Productions

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Various (Tour)

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Safety Factor

Perfect Storm Helps Live Event Productions Prepare for Destructive Weather

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LightningAnyone who has ever worked an outdoor show seems to have a story to share about how the weather almost defeated them. My go-to tale happened at a casino just outside of Omaha, NE. It was one of those sticky, late-July days when humidity hung heavy in the air. Doors were set for 4 pm, but by 3:30, anxious audience members had already abandoned the comfortable temperature of the casino to gather at the entrance of the large general admissions field we called our office that day.

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PLSN Interview

Chaos Visual Productions' John Wiseman

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John WisemanJohn Wiseman, CEO and president of Chaos Visual Productions, began his career in live event production in 1979 as the concert chairman at California State University, Sacramento. He managed local bands in the area and owned a small production company. He was managing the band Steel Breeze when they were signed to RCA Records and became the executive producer of the group’s eponymous debut album, which yielded two Top 10 singles.

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Behind the Lens

Create Cinematic Experiences for Live Events with a New 4K Workflow

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4K technology will have an impact on how video is captured onstage, allowing zoomed-out shots to show more detailThe live event industry is taking the first steps into the next generation of staging. 4K Ultra HD products are available for consumer use, and this new workflow for event production is positioned to change how producers think about set design and staging for meetings and events. LMG Show Technology, a video production company with offices in Orlando, Tampa, Dallas and Las Vegas, has been working to provide clients with more information on how to establish a 4K workflow in a staging environment and create a new industry standard. Toward that end, the company has also designed and built a new truck-in-a-box 4K Ultra HD system for live events.

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Installations

Vanderbilt Planetarium: Stately Museum Equipped with State-of-the-Art Projection System

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Vanderbilt PlanetariumWe’re on our way to the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s recently renovated planetarium in Centerport, NY, which is on the north shore of Long Island. After undergoing 18 months and four-million-dollars worth of remodeling and technical upgrades, the facility reopened in March 2013 and was renamed the Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium.

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Buyer's Guide

LED Pixel Mapping & Zone Controllable Moving Heads

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PLSN Dec 2014 Buyers GuideA wash light is a wash light right?  Not since LEDs made their way into our world.  When manufacturers started to incorporate LEDs into wash fixtures, it was just that, a wash fixture. They had the added benefit of energy savings and almost every single color available from the rainbow.

To download a PDF of the Dec. 2014 PLSN Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE.

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Product Spotlight

ETC Nomad Puck

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Nomad PuckYears ago, I was afraid of controlling my lights on a PC Based lighting controller. Recently, like in the past six months, I have come to fall in love with them. Looking back on why I was so nervous about using them was the fact that almost everything had to be done with a mouse, or by remembering those awkward keyboard shortcuts. There is something about having a console’s control surface in front of you.

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