The front of the Finnish National Theatre
The front of the Finnish National Theatre

Audio Upgrades for The Finnish National Theatre

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Established in 1872 in Helsinki, the Finnish National Theatre is the oldest Finnish-speaking professional theater in the country. Its current venue was built in 1902 and the combination of Alcons Audio Q series and L series pro-ribbon loudspeakers means the 900-seat main stage enjoys superb sound and coverage, without impacting on its historic decor.

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A scene from Be More Chill highlighting the immersive projection mapping on the set
A scene from Be More Chill highlighting the immersive projection mapping on the set

Immersive Video for Broadway Musical Be More Chill

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The Broadway musical Be More Chill ended its run this month after playing 30 previews and 177 regular shows at The Pershing Square Signature Center's Irene Diamond Stage and the Lyceum Theatre. The musical called for the projection team to illustrate the experiences of the main character after he swallows a pill-sized supercomputer and instructs him how to be more chill. 4Wall Entertainment provided Designer Alex Basco Koch and company with a complete projection package to map the entire set with video.

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Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts is seeking a Master Carpenter and RiggerAssistant Technical Director
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts is seeking a Master Carpenter and Rigger

TimelessJobs: Master Carpenter/Rigger, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

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Here's a job posting from TimelessJobs.com: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts is looking for a Master Carpenter/Rigger, located in Davis, CA, USA. This is a Full Time position and the compensation is $27.24 Hourly along with a University of California benefits package.

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Video highlights from the past LUMA Projection Arts Festival
Video highlights from the past LUMA Projection Arts Festival

Panasonic Exclusively Provides Projection Technology for LUMA Projection Arts Festival

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Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America announced it is the Exclusive Projection Technology Sponsor of LUMA, the country’s premier projection mapping festival where artists, creative designers, and other mixed-media professionals gather to transform the urban landscape of Binghamton, NY into an immersive storytelling experience. Taking place September 6-7, 2019, 30 Panasonic large venue 3-Chip DLP® laser projectors will be exclusively used to power LUMA, enabling a weekend that celebrates projection mapping, creativity and artistic expression. Here's a video rewind of highlights of the last four years of the LUMA Festival: 
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A USITT Rigging Safety Initiative training session
A USITT Rigging Safety Initiative training session

USITT News: 11 Schools Approved for Rigging Safety Initiative Grants

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A new round of funding has been approved for 11 schools as part of USITT's Rigging Safety Initiative. This funding provides stage rigging inspections and safety training completed at no cost by rigging experts. Each school receives a detailed status report on their rigging including what’s working properly and what potential safety problems can be prevented with routine care.

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LD Chris Wood lit The Marriage of Figaro at the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. Photos by Waldron Creative
LD Chris Wood lit The Marriage of Figaro at the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. Photos by Waldron Creative

LD Chris Wood on Using LED Profile Moving Heads at Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

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Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre is a popular five-week summer festival in Logan, UT, that presents four fully staged works in repertory at the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Lighting designer Chris Wood, who just wrapped up his seventh season working on the festival, had the opportunity to use Elation Artiste Picasso™ LED profile moving heads on this year’s productions - NewsiesWest Side StoryMary Poppins, and The Marriage of Figaro.

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