ESTA Control Protocols Satisfaction Survey
ESTA Control Protocols Satisfaction Survey

ESTA Control Protocols Satisfaction Survey to Help Define Control Systems Interoperability

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The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) Technical Standards Program (TSP) is pleased to announce a Control Protocols Satisfaction Survey project to gather public input from end users about their usage of control protocols in the entertainment industry. This survey was commissioned by the TSP’s Control Protocols Working Group (CPWG) and seeks to understand how well lighting control protocols are serving end users. The CPWG is the working group that develops control technologies you use every day, like DMX512, RDM, and sACN, although the survey includes questions on other industry protocols as well.

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It's time to apply for a Grosh Cares grant
It's time to apply for a Grosh Cares grant

Grosh Backdrops & Projection Launches Grosh Cares Grants Program

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Grosh Backdrops & Projections steps up its commitment to help the performing arts in schools, theater, and dance to overcome budgetary challenges through the launch of its new “Grosh Cares” grants program. Hollywood-based Grosh, well known for its large stage and theater backdrops, drapery, and projections, will award three grants this year, said Amanda Uhlein, Grosh Backdrops & Drapery president. “All schools, theaters, and dance companies are invited to apply.”

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Jean Charles Juliat 1942 - 2019
Jean Charles Juliat 1942 - 2019

In Memoriam: Jean Charles Juliat, CEO of Robert Juliat

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It is with great sadness that Robert Juliat announces the passing of Jean Charles Juliat on February 10, 2019 at the age of 76. Jean Charles, the second-generation CEO of the 100-year old French followspot and lighting manufacturer, was the driving force behind the development of the company for nearly 40 years, from the early 1970’s until he handed over the helm to his son, François Juliat, in 2009.

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Ross Lowell
Ross Lowell

In Memoriam: Ross Lowell, Founder of Lowel-Light and Creator of Gaffer Tape

Michael Eddy

Ross Lowell, inventor, photographer, cinematographer, lighting designer, entrepreneur, and founder of lighting manufacturer Lowel-Light has died at the age of 92.  Lowell created gaffer tape while creating his own lighting solutions for TV and film shoots. In this video, Ross Lowell, from Lowel-Light, speaks about constant source lighting for photography: {youtube}v=i8bKLB_Hfv4{/youtube}

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John Falcone, (pictured here, left) will retire in Oct. 2019, and Mark Posgay (pictured right) is assuming Falcone’s role SVP, Global Sales, Pro Audio Solutions
John Falcone, (pictured here, left) will retire in Oct. 2019, and Mark Posgay (pictured right) is assuming Falcone’s role SVP, Global Sales, Pro Audio Solutions

Sennheiser Announces New Pro Audio Solutions Channel Team

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Sennheiser announced that John Falcone, will retire in Oct. 2019, and that Mark Posgay is assuming Falcone’s role as SVP, Global Sales, Pro Audio Solutions. Sennheiser also noted Pro Audio Solutions division promotions for Christophe van den Berghe (to VP, Sales and Marketing, EMEA), Simon Holley (to VP, Sales and Marketing, Americas/ANZ) and Vince Tan (to VP, Sales, APAC).

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Obsidian Control Systems to Hold ONYX Training Courses

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Obsidian Control Systems is pleased to be offering training courses on its innovative yet intuitive lighting control platform, ONYX. The 2-day training courses will take place in Miami, Orlando and New York City and will cover both introductory and in depth topics. Powerful, easy to learn and fun to use, ONYX is designed for use with all Obsidian lighting control systems.

Miami, FL

Orlando, FL

New York City, NY

Day 1, an introduction to ONYX, will cover hardware, interface layout and terminology while dealing with basic concepts such as patching, creating groups, presets, recording cues & playback and more. Day 2 will go more in depth, covering topics such as 2D plan, creating FX, macros, networking, and integrating Elation control products with ONYX.

Workstations will include a console, Capture 2018 for visualization, a notepad, pen and a USB drive with training files. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Cost is $125 for both days and a certificate of completion will be distributed upon completion of the course. RSVP is required.

Further information from Obsidian Control Systems: www.obsidiancontrol.com 

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