The Ovation F-915FC, a high-output Fresnel with a motorized zoom that has a 30°-73° field angle from Chauvet Professional
The Ovation F-915FC, a high-output Fresnel with a motorized zoom that has a 30°-73° field angle from Chauvet Professional

Chauvet Professional Showcases Expanded Ovation Series At LDI 2017

Michael Eddy

Chauvet Professional’s Ovation series is taking the color mixing magic of its RGBA-Lime LED system to new places. At the upcoming LDI show, the company will be debuting the industry’s first full-color RGBAL Fresnel and houselight fixtures. Joining them at the Ovation booth (1415) will be other groundbreaking products, including a variable white Fresnel and ellipsoidal.

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USITT 2018 Conference and Stage Expo
USITT 2018 Conference and Stage Expo

Ron Procopio, USITT Expo Director Notes Green Plans for 2018 Expo

Ron Procopio

Sustainability in the convention industry has been front of mind for over a decade with those who produce events. In 2007, I was the Show Manager at another convention/company. That year going green became the trend for all events with every convention production company spending hours researching how to make your events sustainable. I learned the differences between hand blowers and paper towels, recycling options for 200,000 sq. ft. expo floors, the energy differences in house lighting systems.

Here we are in 2017, and things haven’t changed much. Believe it or not, all convention centers do not have a recycling program. At the end of the show, hundreds of tons of trash end up in dumpsters headed for the landfill. The escalators are running for the entire event, the air conditioners are blowing all hours of the day and tons of food is wasted at the end of the day.

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Altman Lighting is bringing imagination to light at LDI 2017
Altman Lighting is bringing imagination to light at LDI 2017

Altman Lighting Set to Bring Imagination to Light at LDI 2017

Michael Eddy

As the lighting industry gets set to gather in Las Vegas for LDI 2017, Altman Lighting is excited to be preparing a showcase of its award-winning theatrical and architectural lighting innovations. Highlighted by the complete family of Chalice LED recessed and pendant downlights, along with the line of Gallery LED architectural luminaires, Altman Lighting will be in Booth 2236, and will also feature the award-winning Pegasus LED Fresnels and PHX LED profile ellipsoidals.

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The Stage Manager Survey returns for its sixth round
The Stage Manager Survey returns for its sixth round

The Stage Manager Survey Returns for 2017

Michael Eddy

The Stage Manager Survey is the largest and most comprehensive study of stage managers in the world. The results of this multi-year survey have been cited in both American and international journals and has been assigned as required reading in university stage management programs. The latest version of the SM Survey launches November 1st.

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LDI will see the launch of the new impression S350 from GLP
LDI will see the launch of the new impression S350 from GLP

GLP Promises Tour de Force at LDI 2017

Michael Eddy

GLP will set up a village environment at this year’s LDI 2017 expo in Las Vegas (November 17-19). The lighting giants will occupy booth #1173, adjacent to their primary suppliers, Cosmic Truss (#1377) and SceneX (#1373), situated across the aisle. The entire display will be bathed in a party atmosphere as GLP’s impression brand celebrates its 10th anniversary. The complete evolution of the family, from the original impression 90 onwards, will be displayed for the benefit of nostalgists.

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The new LED lighting system, featuring Elation Professional products, was used to light this production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Photo by Jordan Bowman, Carroll College
The new LED lighting system, featuring Elation Professional products, was used to light this production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Photo by Jordan Bowman, Carroll College

Flex Theatre at Carroll College Upgrades to LED Lighting

Michael Eddy

The theater program at Carroll College in Helena, MT, has been producing wonderful productions for the last 35 years, in spite of entertainment technology that is at least that old. The program recently updated their 120-seat Flex Theatre with a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient Elation Professional LED lighting system that opens up all new possibilities for student creativity in the new theater space.

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The Pro Cable Assembly department at TMB celebrates some anniversaries
The Pro Cable Assembly department at TMB celebrates some anniversaries

TMB Celebrates 400+ Years of Pro Cable Assembly Experience

Michael Eddy

In a modest ceremony, TMB Los Angeles, the 10-year anniversaries of three of the company’s cable assembly technicians were celebrated. All three are part of a distinct companywide group of professional, highly-skilled cabling technicians, of whom TMB is justifiably very proud. Also, a matter of great pride at TMB is its Pro Cables division’s worldwide cabling staff of over 50, with an average tenure of close to eight years, representing over 400 years of combined experience!

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Trade Show Executive Recognizes The NAMM Show With Prestigious Awards
Trade Show Executive Recognizes The NAMM Show With Prestigious Awards

The NAMM Show Recognized by Trade Show Executive With Prestigious Awards

Michael Eddy

The NAMM Show has been recognized with the coveted “Greatest Trade Show of 2016” and “Do-Gooder” awards at the Gold 100 Awards and Summit, presented by Trade Show Executive magazine. The annual awards serve to recognize excellence in the trade show industry around the world and were presented during a gala reception held in Half Moon Bay, CA before an audience of trade show industry professionals.

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