USITT 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, March 14-17
USITT 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, March 14-17

USITT 2018 Registration & Housing

Michael Eddy

While you’re thinking about travel this week; it’s the perfect time to book your hotel and travel to, and register for USITT 2018, which will be happening in Fort Lauderdale, March 14-17, 2018. (Also, it’s going to be around the same time as many college students are going to be Spring Breaking, so don’t get locked out of a good hotel!)

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Go behind the scenes at Audio-Technica Japan, where the team hand crafts its flagship AT5047 cardioid condenser microphone
Go behind the scenes at Audio-Technica Japan, where the team hand crafts its flagship AT5047 cardioid condenser microphone

Audio-Technica: Making of the AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone Video

Michael Eddy

Here's a video from Audio-Technica that goes behind the scenes at Audio-Technica Japan, where they hand craft the company’s flagship 50 series of studio microphones. This is a part of its ongoing activities surrounding the introduction of its AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone.

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Walk Like a Man with a lighting design by Ollie Wilkinson. Photo by Jules
Walk Like a Man with a lighting design by Ollie Wilkinson. Photo by Jules

Lighting Designer Ollie Wilkinson Transforms the Stage for Walk Like a Man

Michael Eddy

Walk Like a Man takes audiences back in time to the freewheeling early ‘60s when the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons ruled the airwaves. The Mark Halliday-produced show recently ran at Blackpool’s historic Grand Theatre. The cheerful, nostalgic music was supported by a fast-moving upbeat lighting design created by Ollie Wilkinson of Arranpaul Ltd.

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Time is running out to apply for a NYC Theatre Greening Grant
Time is running out to apply for a NYC Theatre Greening Grant

Apply for a New York City Theatre Greening Grant

Michael Eddy

Don't forget to apply for a 2017-2018 New York City Theatre Greening Grant. The BGA has committed $7,500 to this program, and will fund grants of up to $750 for projects that will increase energy efficiency, conserve resources, or showcase a commitment to green practices in the Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Independent Theatre communities.

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The PLSN Gold Star Product Awards launched at LDI 2017
The PLSN Gold Star Product Awards launched at LDI 2017

Chauvet Professional Maverick MK Pyxis Earns PLSN Gold Star Award for Best New Effects Light

Michael Eddy

Chauvet Professional's design team felt that they broke new ground earlier this fall when they introduced the multi-functional Maverick MK Pyxis, a new eye candy effect that can do double and triple duty as a wash or beam. Now they have a shiny new accolade to support this belief, as they earned the first-ever PLSN Gold Star Product Award for Best New Effects Light at this year's LDI Show.

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d3 Technologies is now disguise
d3 Technologies is now disguise

d3 Technologies Changes its Name to disguise

Michael Eddy

d3 Technologies revealed a new company name—disguise—at this years’ LDI. The new name wraps up a momentous year of key changes and growth for the company which finds an expanding international community using their technology at the heart of some of the world’s most exciting cultural experiences, in verticals including theater, concert touring, broadcast, fixed installs, and most recently, film. Despite this rapid growth, disguise maintain they’re still the same company at heart, focused on the same level of support and innovation that have earned them success.

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New lighting products on display at LDI 2017 in the Blizzard Lighting booth, #1336
New lighting products on display at LDI 2017 in the Blizzard Lighting booth, #1336

Blizzard Lighting’s 8-Bit LDI 2017 Appearance Had a Nostalgia + Newfangled Alike

Michael Eddy

PRESS START! Blizzard was back at LDI 2017 with another epic booth design. They’ve also levelled up with a load of new fixtures to match. Plus, it was all wrapped in plenty of 8-bit nostalgia including an enormous 26-foot tall, video wall covered with a 3D Q-Bert-style pyramid!

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Matt Mullen joins ETC has the Midwestern Rigging Regional Sales Manager
Matt Mullen joins ETC has the Midwestern Rigging Regional Sales Manager

ETC Hires Matthew Mullen as New Rigging Regional Sales Manager

Michael Eddy

ETC announces the hiring of Matt Mullen as the new Rigging Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest territory. In this position Mullen will be responsible for supporting our reps and dealers in their efforts to provide ETC rigging products to their customers. He will be based in the Cincinnati area.

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