Point Source Audio, PSA, New Headquarters
Point Source Audio, PSA, New Headquarters

Point Source Audio Relocates to Expanded Facility

Kathy Eddy

PETALUMA, CA—Point Source Audio (PSA) an audio equipment manufacturer specializing in the development of miniature microphones and headsets announced that it has completed its move into a new corporate headquarters in Petaluma, California. The new office is just a mile away from the previous location, but is 50 percent larger and offers a more efficient layout to support the company’s administrative and operational functions as well as product development, sales and marketing, and assembly staff.

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Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP)
Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP)

ETCP Launches Second Set of Web-Based Entertainment Electrician Practice Exams

Kathy Eddy

NEW YORK, NY—The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) will launch a new version of the practice exams for the Entertainment Electrician Certification on January 30, 2017. This version is an entirely new set of questions and is available in addition to the practice exam that was created in 2009. Electricians preparing to take the ETCP exam have found the practice version an extremely valuable tool for self-assessment.  The web-based practice exams consist of fifty questions each and include score reports that mirror the actual exams.

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The Writers Theatre in Glencoe, IL. Photo by Steve Hall
The Writers Theatre in Glencoe, IL. Photo by Steve Hall

USITT Announces 2017 Architecture Award Winners

Kathy Eddy

SYRACUSE, NY—USITT has announced the 2017 Architecture Awards with three top honor award winners this year: Maltz Performing Arts Center at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois. The Architecture Commission will present the awards in St. Louis during USITT’s 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo on Friday March 10 at 5:30pm. The Conference also will offer multiple architecture sessions, several for AIA/CES credit.

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Robin Hood at Southampton Mayflower Theatre, lit by Pete Watts with Aiden Jones as Production Electrician
Robin Hood at Southampton Mayflower Theatre, lit by Pete Watts with Aiden Jones as Production Electrician

HSL Supports UK's Panto Season

Kathy Eddy

BLACKBURN, UK - The lighting, rigging, and visuals rental company, HSL, supported a busy 2016-17 pantomime season for producer Qdos. Supplying lights, LED fixtures, and rigging for 20 different productions with a gear list that included nearly 2,000 automated lights, 500+ conventional fixtures, 100+ kilometers of cable, almost 2,000 custom gobos, and one Kinesys automation system.

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Monkey Goes West at the Drama Centre Theatre in Singapore. Photo Courtesy of W!ld Rice
Monkey Goes West at the Drama Centre Theatre in Singapore. Photo Courtesy of W!ld Rice

Robe Lights Monkey Goes West

Kathy Eddy

SINGAPORE—Lighting designer Adrian Tan of Light Project recently used Robe’s CycBar 15 luminaires for his design of Monkey Goes West at the Drama Centre Theatre in Singapore. For lighting the cyc, Tan employed 12 of the CycBar 15 units, each of which has 15 RGBW multichip LEDs evenly spaced over the 39.37” length of the strip. The CycBar 15s are positioned about five-feet away from the cyc and fitted with 70-degree x 35-degree diffusers.

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Chichester Festival Theatre Invests in MDG
Chichester Festival Theatre Invests in MDG

Chichester Festival Theatre Invests in MDG

Kathy Eddy

CHICHESTER, ENGLAND—The UK’s Chichester Festival Theatre invested in two MDG ATMe haze generators and two MDG theFAN digital units, supplied by creative and technical solutions specialists, White Light. The two ATMe units are installed in Festival Theatre where they have been busy since day one. The 2016 season saw lighting designer Paule Constable employ them on the critically-acclaimed production of Half A Sixpence, while they were also used to great effect on the RSC double bill Much Ado About Nothing and Love’s Labour’s Lost lit by Oliver Fenwick, An Enemy of the People lit by Mark Henderson, and Ross lit by Paul Pyant – all of which featured haze heavily.

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The Intelligent Marquee System LED lighting system from TMB installed at the Historic Masonic Theatre.
The Intelligent Marquee System LED lighting system from TMB installed at the Historic Masonic Theatre.

Intelligent Marquee Systems Featured at Historic Masonic Theatre in Virginia

Kathy Eddy

CLIFTON FORGE, VA—The recently completed renovations for the Historic Masonic Theatre included the installation of the Intelligent Marquee Systems LED marquee/festoon lighting system from TMB. Specified by Theatre Consultants Collaborative (TCC) and installed by Productions Unlimited, the IMS V12 Filament lamps were chosen to create a programmable marquee lighting with the warm look of traditional incandescent lamps, but with the benefits of individual control via DMX and the long life of LED technology.

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Big Apple Circus To Sells Assets
Big Apple Circus To Sells Assets

Big Apple Circus To Sell Assets

Kathy Eddy

NEW YORK, NY - The Big Apple Circus is soliciting bids for the sale of all or substantially all of its assets pursuant to bidding procedures approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The assets for sale include all of the Circus' performance equipment and intellectual property, among other items of the New York staple and national cultural entity which operated for four decades.

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