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In honor of the first night of Bruce Springsteen's 2023 tour, here's a throwback to an interview with his trusted LD & i...
02/01/2023
Dancing In The Dark

In honor of the first night of Bruce Springsteen's 2023 tour, here's a throwback to an interview with his trusted LD & industry icon, Jeff Ravitz. Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen is not afraid of the dark not in some figurative sense of not being afraid to leave the spotlight, but he's literally pretty comfortable | Bruce Springsteen is not afraid of the dark not in some figurative sense of not being afraid to leave the spotlight, but he's literally pretty....

A cool class coming up at Studio School of Design... with tv lighting guru Bob Barnhart...
02/01/2023
Lighting Live Events for Camera

A cool class coming up at Studio School of Design... with tv lighting guru Bob Barnhart...

Lighting Live Events for Camera Of course, your live event is being captured by the camera! We’re covering creating and adapting for the camera. Interfacing with a video director, video engineer, and director of photography. Plus metering lights, managing color for video, and working in both HD an...

Plots and pics for Jersey Boys!
02/01/2023
Plot Of The Week: Matthew Guminski—Jersey Boys

Plots and pics for Jersey Boys!

Based on the popularity of Live Design's 31 Days Of Plots in December each year, we have decided to present Plot Of The Wee | In December 2022, LD Matthew Guminski designed the lighting for the Westchester regional theatre premiere of Jersey Boys at the White Plains Performing Arts Center.

New product alert! Epson
01/31/2023
Epson Adds 4K Enhancement To PowerLite L Series Laser Projectors

New product alert! Epson

BARCELONA (ISE 2023, Epson Stand 3J100) – The need for higher resolution displays is on the rise – virtual meetings are incorporating more content on a single screen, classrooms ar | Epson adds high resolution 4K Enhancement technology to PowerLite® L Series with the introduction of the PowerLi...

Tuesday to-do list: Apply now!
01/31/2023
The 1/52 Project Now Accepting Applications for $15,000 Grants

Tuesday to-do list: Apply now!

The 1/52 Project provides financial support to encourage rising designers from historically excluded groups with the aim of diversify | The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2023 for $100,000 in grants to early-career designers from historically excluded groups to diversify and strengthen the Broa...

AJ Pen expands Penlight Penlight, Inc.
01/31/2023
Stepping Off The Bus Into Creative Expansion With Penlight, Inc.

AJ Pen expands Penlight Penlight, Inc.

AJ Pen has refined his skill in live event lighting and set design over a career which spans almost three decades. | With almost three decades of world touring experience as LD, it's time for AJ to leverage that to concentrate purely on lighting and production design.

Mark Stutzman on creating AREA15
01/30/2023
CTO Mark Stutzman On AREA15 Tech Requirements For A One-Year Build

Mark Stutzman on creating AREA15

Mark Stutzman is an experienced entrepreneur and product executive with more than 20 years experience as a digital strategist, | “A year before we opened not a single piece of technology had been purchased, or a person hired” — Mark Stutzman

The Lumen Brothers (and Sister!) chat with Philip Powers about all aspects of his career in lighting...
01/29/2023
Light Talk with The Lumen Brothers: LIGHT TALK Episode 304 - "Sledding on Pizza Boxes - A Discussion with Phillip Powers"

The Lumen Brothers (and Sister!) chat with Philip Powers about all aspects of his career in lighting...

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers (and SISTER!) discuss Commercial and Industrial lighting design with entertainment designer, Phillip Powers.    Join Phillip, Ellen, Zak, and David, as they pontificate about: Transitioning from entertainment lighting to coporate design; Cr...

Apply for a 2023 grant now!
01/27/2023
The 1/52 Project Now Accepting Applications for $15,000 Grants

Apply for a 2023 grant now!

The 1/52 Project provides financial support to encourage rising designers from historically excluded groups with the aim of diversify | The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2023 for $100,000 in grants to early-career designers from historically excluded groups to diversify and strengthen the Broa...

It’s time to give the MA3 workflow a serious look  Penlight, Inc.  MA Lighting International
01/27/2023
Time For Change: Embracing The MA3 Workflow

It’s time to give the MA3 workflow a serious look Penlight, Inc. MA Lighting International

Any MA console operator who visited me on tour with My Chemical Romance last year would have noticed we | I have been known to dive into new technologies; I was a WYSIWYG user when it was a wireframe-only DOS program.

Production Park, UK, is a community of studios, businesses and educational facilities working to create live experiences...
01/26/2023
4Wall UK Takes Residency At Production Park

Production Park, UK, is a community of studios, businesses and educational facilities working to create live experiences. 4Wall Entertainment

4Wall UK, a global video, lighting and rigging company, has taken residency in a dedicated large-scale space, Unit 2, at live event facility Production Park in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire. | 4Wall UK has taken residency in a dedicated large-scale space, Unit 2, at live event facility Production Par...

It’s time to give the MA3 workflow a serious look  Penlight, Inc.   MA Lighting International
01/26/2023
Time For Change: Embracing The MA3 Workflow

It’s time to give the MA3 workflow a serious look Penlight, Inc. MA Lighting International

Any MA console operator who visited me on tour with My Chemical Romance last year would have noticed we | I have been known to dive into new technologies; I was a WYSIWYG user when it was a wireframe-only DOS program.

Congratulations Laura Lee Everett and UUSITT
01/26/2023
Laura Lee Everett Announced As Incoming USITT Executive Director

Congratulations Laura Lee Everett and UUSITT

Carolyn Satter, president of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), today announced that Laura Lee Everett has been named as the executive director of the association after an | Laura Lee, chief programs officer of OPERA America, another national membership service organization,...

Young designers:  Time to apply for the 2013 1/52 Project grants to add diversity to the Broadway design community!
01/26/2023
The 1/52 Project Now Accepting Applications for $15,000 Grants

Young designers: Time to apply for the 2013 1/52 Project grants to add diversity to the Broadway design community!

The 1/52 Project provides financial support to encourage rising designers from historically excluded groups with the aim of diversify | The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2023 for $100,000 in grants to early-career designers from historically excluded groups to diversify and strengthen the Broa...

Congratulations to Jens Poehlker and Bram De Clerck! ROROBE lighting#peopleonthemove
01/25/2023
Robe Changes Up For The Future With New Roles

Congratulations to Jens Poehlker and Bram De Clerck! ROROBE lighting#peopleonthemove

Robe Lighting starts 2023 with the announcement of two important new roles boosting its international management team, both looking ahead and eyei | Robe lighting starts 2023 with the announcement of two important new roles boosting its international management team, both looking ahead to expansion

Arvydas Buinauskas shares images and plots for this ethereal work
01/25/2023
Plot Of The Week: Arvydas Buinauskas—Orpheus, Eurydice

Arvydas Buinauskas shares images and plots for this ethereal work

Based on the popularity of Live Design's 31 Days Of Plots in December each year, we have decided to present Plot Of The Wee | Plot Of The Week: Arvydas Buinauskas—Orpheus, Eurydice

Congratulations to Filippo Frigeri! Inner Circle Distribution
01/25/2023
Inner Circle Distribution Announces The Appointment Of Filippo Frigeri As Director of Sales

Congratulations to Filippo Frigeri! Inner Circle Distribution

Davie, Florida-Inner Circle Distribution (ICD), the award-winning distributor of world-class technologies, is excited to announce that i | With nearly 20 years of experience working with leading lighting manufacturers such as Claypaky, SGM, DTS, and Coemar, Frigeri brings a wealth of knowledge.

Apply for the New Talent List 2023 by January 30. :work
01/24/2023
frame:work New Talent 2023 Open Applications

Apply for the New Talent List 2023 by January 30. :work

frame:work has announced its third year of the New Talent List featuring job seeking students with specialized creative video skills frame:wor | The frame:work New Talent List represents recent graduates and current students from university programs with skills that support the wide variety of proje...

Congratulations Nick Saiki and Bob Mentele of Elation Professional
01/24/2023
Elation Expands U.S. Sales And Product Development Team

Congratulations Nick Saiki and Bob Mentele of Elation Professional

Elation is thrilled to announce the addition of Nick Saiki to the company’s U.S. sales team as Product Application and Customer Experience Specialist – PACE. | Elation announces the addition of Nick Saiki to the company’s U.S. sales team. Bob Mentele transitions to join the company’s product...

Rest in peace. John Bilyk 1951-2022
01/24/2023
In Memoriam: John Bilyk, 70 (1951 - 2022)

Rest in peace. John Bilyk 1951-2022

Robe Lighting, Inc. | Robe Lighting, Inc. is deeply saddened to announce that John Bilyk, a well-known and colorful figure in the Canadian and American stage lighting communities, has died.

Recent grads and current students in the video field, listen up...
01/24/2023
frame:work New Talent 2023 Open Applications

Recent grads and current students in the video field, listen up...

frame:work has announced its third year of the New Talent List featuring job seeking students with specialized creative video skills frame:wor | The frame:work New Talent List represents recent graduates and current students from university programs with skills that support the wide variety of proje...

Richard Cadena delivers a masterclass on color
01/23/2023
Learn About The Benefits Of Color In The House Of Worship Market

Richard Cadena delivers a masterclass on color

Learn about the benefits of Color in the House of Worship Market Color plays an important | Color plays an important role in human cognition, as artists have recognized it for thousands of years. It can also be a valuable tool in houses of worship.

Get ready, AI is on the way.. check out Light Talk's interview with Bob Bonniol...
01/21/2023
Light Talk with The Lumen Brothers: LIGHT TALK Episode 303 - "The Empowerment of the Auteur - A Discussion with Bob Bonniol"

Get ready, AI is on the way.. check out Light Talk's interview with Bob Bonniol...

In this episode of LIGHT TALK, The Lumen Brothers (and SISTER) discuss AI with renowned production designer, Bob Bonniol.    Join Bob, Ellen, Steve, Stan, and David, as they pontificate about the Artificial Intelligence programs that are being used in our industry, as well as their affect....

Race matters. Symposium: Sound & Color
01/20/2023
Symposium: Sound & Color On Race And Design

Race matters. Symposium: Sound & Color

Symposium: Sound & Color started in the most engaging way possible, with the beatbox stylings and vocal theatrics of Drama Desk Award-winner,

Congratulations Allen Deneau Bandit Lites
01/20/2023
Allen Deneau Joins Bandit Lites As Client Representative

Congratulations Allen Deneau Bandit Lites

NASHVILLE, TN – As Bandit Lites continues its historic 55th year as the leader in concert lighting, the company is thrilled to announce the hiring of Allen Deneau as its newest Client Representativ | As Bandit Lites continues its historic 55th year, the company is thrilled to announce the hiring o...

Did we mention we updated our dates? LDI Conference and Tradeshow
01/20/2023
SAVE THE DATES! LDI Moved To December 2023

Did we mention we updated our dates? LDI Conference and Tradeshow

Following an absolute smash of a conference and show for LDI 2022, the LDI team consulted with customers, attendees, vendors, and the Las Vegas Convention Center, and decided that our pla | The original dates were too close for comfort to the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, so after consulting with....

Industry news: 4Wall acquires Magnum Co 4Wall Entertainment
01/19/2023
4Wall Entertainment Acquires Atlanta-Based Magnum Co.

Industry news: 4Wall acquires Magnum Co 4Wall Entertainment

Atlanta, GA - 4Wall Entertainment, a worldwide provider of entertainment equipment and services, has acquired Magnum Companies Ltd. of Atlanta, GA. | Magnum's current location will be re-branded as 4Wall Atlanta, with all employees staying on board to service existing and future customers as part of...

Throwback Thursday! Lighting plots for Madonna's 2012 MDNA Tour
01/19/2023
Lighting Plots, Madonna MDNA Tour 2012

Throwback Thursday! Lighting plots for Madonna's 2012 MDNA Tour

LD Al Gurdon's plots for the Madonna MDNA Tour, with lighting gear from PRG, Robe, Martin Professional, Claypaky, Philips Vari-Lite, Philips Color Kinetics, Lycian, Strong, Novalight, Hungaroflash, and Lee Filters. | LD Al Gurdon's plots for the Madonna MDNA Tour in 2012, with lighting gear from PRG...

01/18/2023

Jonathan Smeeton interviewed on Geezers Of Gear, definitely worth a listen...

The LIT Lighting Design Awards features a new section dedicated to Entertainment Lighting Design.https://www.livedesigno...
01/18/2023
Call For Entries-LIT Lighting Design Awards 2023

The LIT Lighting Design Awards features a new section dedicated to Entertainment Lighting Design.
https://www.livedesignonline.com/news/call-entries-lit-lighting-design-awards-2023

Zurich, Switzerland – The LIT Lighting Design Awards is now accepting submissions for its annual event, recognizing and celebrating the best in lighting design from around the world. | The LIT Design Awards honor the best in Lighting Product Design, Architectural and Entertainment Lighting Design ...

Congratulations Darren Poultney 4Wall Entertainment
01/18/2023
4Wall Entertainment Promotes Industry Veteran Darren Poultney To Managing Director – EMEA

Congratulations Darren Poultney 4Wall Entertainment

London, UK – 4Wall Entertainment, a national provider of entertainment equipment rentals, sales, and services, is pleased to announce the appointment of D | 4Wall Entertainment is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Poultney, formerly Director of Global Client Strategy, to Managing Direc...

Madonna has announced The Celebration Tour kicking off this summer. Check out Live Design's gallery of six of her previo...
01/17/2023
Throwback: Madonna's Past Six Concert Tour Designs

Madonna has announced The Celebration Tour kicking off this summer. Check out Live Design's gallery of six of her previous tours. Madonna

Live Design assembled this gallery of the concert tour designs for Madonna's last six tours, ranging from 1993 to 2012, including her 2001 Drowned World Tour, one of Live Design's picks for Top Concert Tour Designs Of All Time. | Live Design assembled this gallery of the concert tour designs for Mad...

Thanks John Huntington for your write-up of LDI2022...
01/15/2023
LDI 2022 — Control Geek

Thanks John Huntington for your write-up of LDI2022...

After going every LDI from 1990 to 2009 (three part writeup of that last for me 2009 show here ), it’s hard for me to believe that it had been 13 years since I had attended, and also four years since I had been in Vegas. But I’m really glad I took a break from my crazy, last burn out semester at...

Congratulations to all the winners!
01/15/2023
US Companies Win Prizes In International Drone Show Competition

Congratulations to all the winners!

The third annual International Drone Show Competition, initiated by Latvia-based SPH Engineering/Drone Show Software, e | Three companies from the US are among the winners of the third International Drone Show Competition from SPH Engineering’s Drone Show Software.

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Happy almost 2023 FB!

Come celebrate NYE 22-23 Los Angeles and check out this awesome countdown event in Grant Park.

Lots of fun food, drink, music, visual art and culture. We at Xite Labs are 3d projection mapping LA city hall for the second year in a row with a really fun, improved visual art show.

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Live Design Magazine's 31 Days of Lighting Plots is back for another year! Take a look at today's entry, which showcases lighting designer EE Blessing's design for a live-recorded concert for gospel group The Vine.
Congrats to our own Will Brunson for the mention in Live Design as a programmer for a recent Jeff Ravitz show in Atlanta. https://www.livedesignonline.com/content/31-days-plots-jeff-ravitz-my-name-monique
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Inside this month's issue:
🎭Cover Story: Soho Place - Rob Halliday explores the first new purpose-built West End theatre in 50 years
🎵Touring: George Ezra's Gold Rush Kid - Steve Moles reports on the production components of the artist's latest arena tour
⚙Tech: Richard Cadena puts Chauvet's new Ovation Rêve E-3 IP through its paces
🎫Review: LDI 2022 - Richard Cadena and David Barbour look at what could be seen on the show floor in Las Vegas
🗣 In Profile: LSi talks to Backstage Academy lecturer, Graham Thorne
🔊Company Profile: Phil Ward visits German speaker manufacturer, Holoplot as they knock down the walls of convention
🔮Future Tech: James Simpson explores the opportunities for improved processes using quantum computing
💡Tech Focus: Rob Halliday reviews ETC's new Eos Apex lighting control console range
🎸Live: A celebration of beginnings - Steve Moles visits Biffy Clyro's lighting team championing new talent
🎧Audio: Mendelssohn at the Meistersaal - LSi reports on pioneering immersive VR audio recordings
🌍Installation: Spatial audio is evolving rapidly, Phil Ward reports from EartH
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🚨City Theatrical LDI Preview🚨

City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology in Booth 730 at LDI Show 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from November 18 – 20, 2022.

See the full preview article from Live Design Magazine:
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Thanks to Live Design Magazine for the great article about ! We will be showcasing the wireless DMX capabilities of the CRMX DASH fixture at the LDI Conference and Tradeshow: November 18–20 - Las Vegas Convention Center - Booth #2743!
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A look at the sessions at LDI that should be of interest to Attendees - included with your conference pass to DSE! https://www.livedesignonline.com/news/dig-digital-design-training-ldi-november-14-20-2022

ps: Your DSE Expo Hall Pass also gives you access to the Live Design & LDI Tradeshow Expo Hall! See who's exhibiting here: https://s36.a2zinc.net/clients/Questex/LDI2022/Public/Exhibitors.aspx?ID=7875&sortMenu=104001

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The Kamouraska Projection Dome is an immersive, 360° experience highlighting the culture and history of the Kamouraska region of Quebec:
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Congratulations to rising senior Emily Pan '23, a major in theatre design and technology, who won a Live Design Magazine Diversity in Design Scholarship, which supports underrepresented and unique voices in the field of entertainment design. Learn more about Pan and how she perfectly blends STEM and the humanities. https://www.livedesignonline.com/news/2022-diversity-design-scholarship-recipient-emily-pan
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