A shot from the LUMA Festival; the nation’s leading projection arts festival in Binghamton, NY
A shot from the LUMA Festival; the nation’s leading projection arts festival in Binghamton, NY

USITT News: Registration Deadline, August 19th for the Inaugural Digital Media Symposium

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The deadline is fast approaching for the inaugural USITT Digital Media Symposium that takes place September 4-6 in Binghamton, NY. You only have until August 19th to register for this symposium, which takes place in association with the LUMA Festival. The Digital Media Symposium will offer two exciting days of digital media creation, education, and artistry to attendees. USITT’s Digital Media Commission brings state-of-the-art learning in the field of digital media, projection design, and implementation in the performing arts. Here's a video preview from USITT: 
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The interior of The Riley Center. Photo Credit: Leading Edges
The interior of The Riley Center. Photo Credit: Leading Edges

The Riley Center at Mississippi State University Upgrades its Audio Systems

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Originally built in 1889, the elegant theatre at the heart of Mississippi State University’s Riley Center in Meridian was painstakingly renovated before reopening as a performing arts venue in 2006. In both its 19th and 21st century incarnations, the room was celebrated for its intimate feel, open sight lines, and excellent natural acoustics.

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Amy Moscardini
Amy Moscardini

Neutrik USA Promotes Amy Moscardini to Distribution Manager

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Neutrik USA announces the promotion of Amy Moscardini to the position of Distribution Manager. In her new position, Moscardini will manage Neutrik USA’s distribution channel and determine the company’s distribution mix. She will also assist in developing and implementing Neutrik USA’s distribution strategies in coordination with the company’s Sales Director while continuing to develop strong working relationships with all the company’s distributors. Additionally, she will plan, assist and/or manage distribution shows each year—attending as needed, while also facilitating distributor training throughout the USA.

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URTA to Hold MFA Pop Up Recruiting Event at LDI

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URTA announces a new stop on its annual MFA interview tour. A “Pop Up” recruiting event will be held at LDI in Las Vegas on Sunday, November 24th. The one-day event will follow the “URTAs” model: Candidates present a portfolio for review by faculty recruiters, with 15-minute interviews scheduled through the morning and afternoon. University programs will be recruiting in the areas of lighting design, sound design, projection/media, and technical direction.

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Backstage Video: Designing Peter Gynt at the National Theatre

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Peter Gynt is a co-production with Edinburgh International Festival, written by David Hare after Henrik Ibsen that’s playing at the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre through October 8. In this video, Set and Costume Designer Richard Hudson and Associate Set and Costume Designer Cara Newman discuss designing for the often deemed 'unstageable play' that is Peter Gynt:
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Point Source Audio debuts an innovative new moldable microphone that can be user-shaped into a halo, collar, or headset mic.
Point Source Audio debuts an innovative new moldable microphone that can be user-shaped into a halo, collar, or headset mic.

Sounding Board: Point Source Audio Asks Does Your Mic Keep Running?

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Point Source Audio offers lots of options both in terms of products and resources of information. They have a great website full of useful information, they run the the Point Source Audio Sounding Board Blog and they have a fun social media presence with lots of great tips and tidbits. One of their recent PSA facebook posts post caught our attention and we wanted to share it.

On a wildly popular Chinese game show "Keep Running", celebrities are pitted against each other in silly obstacles or intellectual tasks. After being dunked in water, and dragged through the mud, Point Source Audio's #waterproof mics still deliver!  

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Advance registration is open for the AES New York Convention, taking place October 16 – 19 at the Javits Center.
Advance registration is open for the AES New York Convention, taking place October 16 – 19 at the Javits Center.

Sound Reinforcement Takes Center Stage at AES New York 2019

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Whether perfecting your sound for a one-off event or setting the stage for an international touring act, the Sound Reinforcement Track sessions at the AES New York 147th Audio Engineering Society International Pro Audio Convention, October 16 – 19 at the Javits Center, offer insights for sound professionals of today and tomorrow. In addition to the exclusive presentations offered with All Access registration, attendees will also have the opportunity to learn and network with peers and professionals at dedicated Inspiration Stage events and through exhibition showcases and demonstrations.

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