Chauvet Releases Strike 1

by Jacob Coakley
The Chauvet Professional Strike 1

Following up on the success of its Strike 4 multi format warm white fixture, Chauvet Professional has introduced the Strike 1, a versatile single pod light that excels as a blinder, strobe, wash and flood. The newest member of the Strike series is an outdoor-rated fixture that features a 230W warm white LED source (each of the four pods in the Strike 4 is 100W) for intense output. The Strike 1 also emulates amber shift, which warms the color temperature of the light as it dims to replicate the look of an incandescent fixture. The fixture’s 16-bit dimming control also enhances its performance by allowing perfectly smooth fades.

Chauvet, USITT Offer LED Training at Disney World

by Jacob Coakley
Chauvet will present their training session “How to Blend LED with Traditional Fixtures”

 


Chauvet will present their training session “How to Blend LED with Traditional Fixtures”

USITT and Chauvet will offer LED lighting training for theatre in the most magical place on earth: Disney World. The one-day workshops will take place Aug. 29 and 30 and are open to Disney personnel and other professionals on both days. The daylong training session (repeated both days) is called “How to Blend LED with Traditional Fixtures” and will be led by Ford Sellers, Chauvet Professional’s senior product manager.

Cherelle Guyton: Artistry of Hair & Wig Design - An Illuminations Blog

by Porsche McGovern
in Design
Cherelle Guyton
Cherelle Guyton

Cherelle Guyton currently works as the Wig and Hair Supervisor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  I met her after a panel discussion at the Theatre Communications Group conference in Portland, OR this year. Cherelle Guyton is an artist, entrepreneur, educator, designer and speaker.  She is the CEO and Designer of C Stylez U, LLC, a bi-coastal wig and makeup design business.  C Stylez U offers a variety of wig and makeup design services for theatre, tv/film, photography, marketing videos, commercials and also serves individual clients. She has designed over thirty-three productions to date, including Les Miserables, voted one of the 2015 "Best of Ashland" plays.

Chicago 500 Clown Theater Company Receives $28,000 Grant

by Stage Directions

CHICAGO – Chicago's 500 Clown Theater Company has received $28,000 from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Ensemble Theatre Collaborations Grant program. The award will support the partnership between 500 Clown and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland, which commissioned 500 Clown's newest production, 500 Clown and the Elephant Deal, to premiere Dec. 11-14, 2008.   

Child Actor Guardians Ratify Union Contract with Broadway League

by Jacob Coakley
IATSE negotiated on behalf of Child Actors Guardians with the Broadway League.

 


IATSE negotiated on behalf of Child Actors Guardians with the Broadway League.

The Broadway League and Child Actor Guardians have reached their first collective bargaining agreement, and the Child Actor Guardians have unanimously ratified it. The four-year contract includes annual wage increases and employer contributions to health and retirement funds, and was negotiated on behalf of the Guardians by IATSE and its Local 764, after voluntary recognition of the union by the League.

Chinese Arts Center Chooses Allen & Heath’s iLive

by Jacob Coakley

The Chongqing Guotai Arts Centre in central China installed an Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing system, including the iLive-176 Surface mixing console and the iDR10 MixRack. Chen Le, sound engineer of the Arts Centre, chose the system for its great sound and easy operation.

Chinese Court Rules in Favor of Leviton in GFCI Patent Suit Brought by General Protecht Group

by Jacob Coakley

MELVILLE, NY— China’s Guangdong High People’s Court has ruled in favor of Leviton, a producer of electrical and electronic wiring devices and the manufacturer of GFCIs, in a suit brought against Leviton by Tongling Technology Group, now known as General Protecht Group. On June 23, 2010, the court rejected Tongling’s appeal and affirmed the judgment of the Guangzhou Intermediate Court, which earlier this year ruled in Leviton’s favor and dismissed a patent infringement suit brought against Leviton’s Dongguan-based subsidiary, Leviton Electronic Co., Ltd.

Chorus Line's Return to Broadway Mixed with DiGiCo

by Stage Directions
NEW YORK –  With 6,137 performances on its original 1975-1990 Broadway run, A Chorus Line is one of the most successful musicals in American history. The 2006-2008 Broadway revival is another major success with a DiGiCo D5T console at front of house.

Chris Patton Joins A.C.T Lighting Sales

by Jacob Coakley
Chris Patton will focus on permanent installations and system sales at A.C.T Lighting

 


Chris Patton will focus on permanent installations and system sales at A.C.T Lighting

Chris Patton has joined A.C.T Lighting’s sales team and will focus on permanent installs and system sales. Before joining A.C.T Lighting Patton worked as international sales manager for GDS for two years Patton worked with Stage Electrics in the U.K. for 12 years.