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IndieGoGo for New Film: ROADIE: The Documentary

Check out the trailer for an upcoming indie film called ROADIE: The Documentary.  It is by TJ Hoffman, a long time roadie with some of the biggest tours in the industry. He is looking for support from the industry to complete the film by starting and IndieGoGo fund…

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Added by Justin Lang on August 8, 2014 at 7:42am — No Comments

Summer Reading

For as long as I could read, I have been living under the impression that summer time is the best time to catch up on some reading.  Maybe it was something I learned early in school. "Catch up on your reading, you have nothing else to do!"  Yes, all through out my school years, summer time was the best time.  But since then, living and working in the real world makes it more difficult. 

Despite that I still take time out during the summer to catch up on some reading.  Hell, I kind of…

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Added by Justin Lang on July 21, 2014 at 8:51am — 2 Comments

Portable, Explosion Proof LED Light... ON A WHEELBARROW

I have seen some interesting designs of lighting fixtures out there.  And not just our industry either.  Some how I find my self on some random emailing list for press releases.  Of course, most of them are always related to lighting since the word is our name.  Though, there are times when I get the random PRs for say, Hot Single Ladies... damn you spam filter!

Back to lighting... I just received another one of the endless PRs that grace my inbox. This time, it is from Larson…

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Added by Justin Lang on July 16, 2014 at 7:43am — No Comments

Finding Work

As Editor of PLSN, I get asked a whole bunch of questions about the industry.  One recurring question I get from the younger generation of professionals is "How do I find work?" It always hits me like a ton of bricks when I hear that.  It makes me think, How do you do that! 

There is no right way or wrong way to find work.  Unlike the normal 9 to 5 job, it is not something you can just find in the classifieds.  Though I say that and this past Sunday, I found a small classified looking…

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Added by Justin Lang on May 18, 2014 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Constantly Amazed

I am constantly amazed by what we consider the simplest things in our business.  The most recent jaw dropping experience for me? Catching up with one of my local DJ friends and watching the video work going on behind him. It was fairly impressive.

In DC, everyone loves our little 100 square district.  If you have ever watched Netflix's House of Cards, the opening time lapse sequence, all DC metro area residence get a proud feeling in them.  "That is our town!" Call it hometown pride.…

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Added by Justin Lang on April 28, 2014 at 6:04am — No Comments

Where were you the first time you saw a source four?

Gary Fails from City Theatrical sent out his monthly email newsletter.  If you don't subscribe to it, you really should!  He always has some interesting perspective on the industry as well as new product announcements in the newsletter.

His first article in the newsletter was about the f…

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Added by Justin Lang on February 28, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

Small LED Profile Mover?

I was asked today if there is a small mid range led profile mover on the market. I know of a handful like elation, GLP and elektralite. Any suggestions?

Added by Justin Lang on January 8, 2014 at 5:42pm — 4 Comments

Daily Deposit of $86,400... What Would You Do?

Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do?

Added by Justin Lang on January 6, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments

Micky Dolenez to Host the 2013 Parnelli Awards

LAS VEGAS — Micky Dolenz of Monkees fame will be hosting the 2013 Parnelli Awards in Las Vegas on November 23, executive producer Terry Lowe announced. “We are thrilled to have this consummate entertainer hosting our 13th annual award show,” said Lowe, also publisher of…

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Added by Justin Lang on September 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Favorite Photos From the Week

Saw these over on Facebook.  Some amazing "art" with feeder!

Added by Justin Lang on August 11, 2013 at 5:36am — 2 Comments

Favorite Photos From the Week

I get around just a bit on the interwebs.  There is some CRAZY stuff out there. Here are two of my favorite photos from the week.…

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Added by Justin Lang on August 3, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments

Candela, Lumen & Lux explained in a single Photo.

Have you ever wondered what the REAL definitions of Candela, Lumen and Lux are? We should all know what they mean right? I'll be honest, I didn't know candela!

Added by Justin Lang on July 30, 2013 at 5:29am — No Comments

"LD" Wanted in Berlin For Light Graffiti

An excerpt from the siegel.de article:

Berlin police are investigating a light artist for projecting the phrase "United Stasi of America" onto the the US Embassy in Berlin. The phrase refers to the former East German secret police and was meant as a protest against American spying. But can the artist really be…

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Added by Justin Lang on July 24, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Try smelling the Color 9

I was asked to share this... They had me at Please...

Added by Justin Lang on July 22, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

2013 Hometown Hero Nominations are OPEN!

I am re-posting this from the Parnelli Awards website...

Each year PLSN honors regional lighting production companies with our Hometown Heroes awards. These awards honor the best regional lighting production company in six regions across North America: the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest, Southwest and Canada. The best part about this is that PLSN readers — the people who actually work with these companies — get to decide who’s really the best.

Sure,…

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Added by Justin Lang on July 15, 2013 at 11:17am — No Comments

Welcome Back To The Internet

During most of July, I have been taking some time off to do a road trip around the mid west. It's not a TRUE vacation as I still had to put out a magazine and still keep up with all the news happening around the industry.  While planning out this trip over a year ago, I had made sure that each leg of the trip, (5 in total) had internet connection. Without it, I couldn't do the trip, I live and work on this thing!

Well, wouldn't you know it, the third leg, the one I was looking forward…

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Added by Justin Lang on July 15, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

InfoComm 2013: Day One

I have to start with asking InfoComm a question... Why Orlando in the middle of June???  I can deal with the heat, I can deal with the humidity... but together, in the middle of summer?  I think I lost 10 pounds just walking from the parking lot to the convention center! Inside isn't so bad, it's just that after a long day of walking miles on the show floor, dealing with the heat and humidity is not how I want to end my day.  Enough griping about the weather.

Day one on the show floor…

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Added by Justin Lang on June 13, 2013 at 5:26am — No Comments

Smaller Trade Shows... Are They Worth It?

Let me start of by saying that I love the idea of localized trade shows.  I am a huge fan of them. All of the exhibitors are on a level playing field meaning that they have about the same space as each other to show off their latest products and services.  Unlike larger trade shows where you can easily be sucked into a massive booth seeing everything that the manufacturer has to offer.  Sometimes that is fun, but when you have a limited time frame, you begin to miss out on other…

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Added by Justin Lang on May 16, 2013 at 7:34am — 3 Comments

Time to Upgrade Your TV.... AGAIN. 4K is already here.

With any technology, give it two years and it will hit the mass market. That hold true with 4K "ULTRA" HD TV.  It is offical, you can buyt 4K TVs at Best Buy... Well, Pre-Order one at least.

You can …

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Added by Justin Lang on April 24, 2013 at 5:39am — 3 Comments

PLS to Take a Break (Maintenance) on Wednesday Night

We'll be taking ProLightingSpace off-line for for about 3 hours on Wednesday, March 27 from 10pm to 1am Pacific Time. Why, we have some maintenance to do as well as prepare for some new features that we'll be rolling out in the near future. 

During the Break PLS will be in "maintance mode" with no access to any of the site. It sucks, but we need to make sure the site stays secure and get those last little bugs, (if there where any!) worked out.

Here are some things to do during…

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Added by Justin Lang on March 25, 2013 at 10:07am — No Comments

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