Backstage Video: The Cameras and Switchers for Network on Broadway

Stage Directions

Blackmagic Design announced that the hit Tony-winning Broadway play Network used its products to help create an immersive experience for audience members, putting them right in the middle of a live news broadcast. In this video from the National Theatre, Video Designer and Cinematographer, Tal Yarden explains the use of cameras in the London production: {youtube} v=E1alosGYAZU{/youtube}

Add a comment
Read more

Backstage Video: Peter Nigrini, Projection Designer

Stage Directions

In this video, Projection Designer Peter Nigrini, nominated for a 2019 Tony Award for his projection designs for Best Lighting Design of a Musical (with Kenneth Posner) for Beetlejuice and Best Scenic Design of a Musical (with Robert Brill) for Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, recalls his early childhood experiences of being different from everyone around him in this video from All Arts' series And the Tony Nominees Are..:
{youtube}v=hIFJW0oeaPQ{/youtube}

Add a comment
Read more
Jesse Poreca has joined the Charlotte office of Bandit Lites as an Installation and Service Specialist
Jesse Poreca has joined the Charlotte office of Bandit Lites as an Installation and Service Specialist

Bandit Lites Grows its Sales Team

Stage Directions

The Bandit Lites Sales team is once again expanding to meet the ever-growing demand of projects. Jesse Poreca has joined the Charlotte office as an Installation and Service Specialist where he will assist in project management, installation and customer support of new theatrical lighting system install projects and renovations along with assisting the Sales and Installation Division to provide existing clients customer service support, service calls and repairs.

Add a comment
Read more

Announcing the 2019 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards

Stage Directions

The 2019 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards are on sale now at the BTS Boutique. There’s no better way to spread holiday cheer than with these unique cards created especially for Behind the Scenes. Sending a BTS holiday card helps spread the word about the charity and lets your family, friends, customers or colleagues know it’s important to you to assist those in need from our industry.

Add a comment
Read more

Society of Properties Artisan Managers Announce 2019 Grant Winners

Michael Eddy

The Society of Properties Artisan Managers (S*P*A*M) announce the winners of their two annual grants for props personnel to help further their careers: the Edie Whitsett Grant and the Jen Trieloff Grant. Both are intended to assist with transportation, housing, or necessities while completing an internship in the field of properties. The winner of the 2019 Jen Trieloff Grant is Emily Davis. The winner of the 2019 Edie Whitsett Grant is Kenly Cox.

Add a comment
Read more
Gary (Frog) Justesen
Gary (Frog) Justesen

In Memoriam: Gary (Frog) Justesen

Michael Eddy

Stage Directions has learned of the unexpected passing of Gary "Frog" Justesen on July 2, 2019 at the age of 69. He was the owner of Oasis Stage Werks, a theatrical lighting, staging, and rigging company based in Salt Lake City, which he started in 1977. Justesen was also one of the founding members of the Theatrical Dealers Association, which later became ESTA and was a staunch supporter of ESTA’s Standards, Certification, and Safety programs. He was a well-liked icon in the entertainment industry.

Add a comment
Read more