The Allen & Heath dLive S5000 console operating The Legend of the Han Dynasty production
The Allen & Heath dLive S5000 console operating The Legend of the Han Dynasty production

Audio Control for The Legend of Han Dynasty

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Hanyuan Lake, a new venue in the Shaanxi Province in China, recently invested in an Allen & Heath dLive mixing system for their performances, including their regular production (organized by the Beijing FengShangShiJi Culture Media Company) of The Legend of Han Dynasty. Performances of The Legend of Han Dynasty recently begun and feature spectacular lighting, waterscape displays, and amazing sound effects.

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James E. Maloney Sr.
James E. Maloney Sr.

In Memoriam: James E. Maloney Sr., IATSE Production Electrician

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Retired IATSE Local One Production Electrician, James E. Maloney Sr. died on September 21, 2018. He served Local One for over 70 years and is part of a family that has had four generations in Local One. Maloney worked as a production electrician as well as the House Electrician at The Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. Here’s a statement from IATSE Local One on his passing:

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Deadlines Fast Approaching for USITT19 for Upcoming Opportunities

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There are a number of different opportunities for you to consider for the upcoming USITT Conference and Stage Expo 2019 that will take place in Louisville, KY on March 20-23, 2019. While that date may seem a long way off, there is a lot going on to get prepared for USITT19. Here is a list, with links for more information, along with the deadlines to register for each of them. 

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ESTA Publishes New Standard for Raked Stages

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ANSI E1.60 – 2018, Guidelines for the Use of Raked Stages in Live Performance Environments, was approved by ANSI’s Board of Standards Review on Friday, September 21, and published on Monday, September 24. It can be downloaded at no cost from the ESTA TSP website at http://tsp.esta.org/freestandards. The no-cost download is made possible by the sponsorship of ProSight Specialty Insurance. It may be purchased for $40 from ANSI and IHS at https://webstore.ansi.org/ and https://global.ihs.com/respectively.

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Bakersfield High School has gone all LED with their stage lighting
Bakersfield High School has gone all LED with their stage lighting

Bakersfield HS Learns the Benefits of Going all LED

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Bakersfield High School’s Harvey Auditorium has gone all LED with an installation of 198 High End Systems lighting products. The California school district started the process a few years ago, wishing to enjoy the bounty of benefits that LED technology brings. When Auditorium Supervisor/Tech Director Dale Olvera was asked about the cost to convert the theater over to LED lighting versus conventional, he contacted High End Systems right off the bat.

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The team from Robert Juliat celebrating the PLASA 2018 Innovation Award for the SpotMe followspot control system
The team from Robert Juliat celebrating the PLASA 2018 Innovation Award for the SpotMe followspot control system

Robert Juliat SpotMe Wins PLASA 2018 Award for Innovation

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Robert Juliat is thrilled to have been awarded a PLASA Award for Innovation for its SpotMe a tracking system that works in association with followspots. The Innovation Awards took place at the PLASA London show last week amid huge competition, with 47 entries and only eight awards presented.

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ESTA Posts Revised Standard for Mounting Overhead Equipment for Public Review

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BSR E1.53, a revision of ANSI E1.53-2016, Overhead mounting of luminaires, lighting accessories, and other portable devices: specification and practice, has been posted for public review on the ESTA website. The standard covers specifications for the primary and secondary mounting devices for portable stage and studio luminaires and accessories (e.g., c-clamps and safety cables). It also covers their use. The existing standard is being revised to clarify marking requirements and environmental considerations. Comments are due before November 20.
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The various PLASA Award for Innovation winners at PLASA 2018
The various PLASA Award for Innovation winners at PLASA 2018

Avolites Synergy Wins PLASA Innovation Award

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Avolites’ video and lighting control integration system, Synergy, has won a coveted PLASA Innovation Award 2018. Picked by an expert panel of judges, Synergy stood out because it “opens up the creative opportunities for visual effects on stage as well as providing time-saving opportunities in production workflow.”

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