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…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on September 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Saw these over on Facebook. Some amazing "art" with feeder!
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.…
Added by Justin Lang on August 3, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on July 24, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Added by Justin Lang on July 22, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Justin Lang on July 15, 2013 at 11:17am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on July 15, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on June 13, 2013 at 5:26am — No Comments
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…Continue
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 …Continue
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…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on March 25, 2013 at 10:07am — No Comments
Norwegian roadcase manufacturer Rufo recently debuted this new design, which looks innovative and useful. Not sure when it starts shipping or what the USA MAP pricing will be, but we're sure…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on March 25, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments
Happy 2013 everyone! First off, before I go into my rant about New Years Resolutions... How do you say 2013?
1: Twenty Thirteen
2: Two Thousand Thirteen
I hear it all, I am just wondering how you say it.
Since it is a New Year, it is time to start of with some New Year Resolutions. Why do we put SO much emphasis on starting a new with the calendar change? Whats to say mid year isn't a good time to start something new or change something in your…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on January 2, 2013 at 8:12am — No Comments
I love my home state of Virginia, or more accurately known as the Commonwealth of Virginia! I have lived here most of my life and love everything about it. Most importantly, the colleges around the state. I am a product of the University of Radford, a small University in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Blacksburg, VA or better known as the home of Virginia Tech.
I love my school, but I love the rich history of all the schools in the commonwealth. While I am a tartan through and…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on December 12, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
I spent the weekend organizing my life a little bit. I took a hint from my co-worker and started using Things to keep my to-dos in one place. Typically, I keep my to-dos on a note pad at the desk and then a couple of notepads for when I am away from the desk. I took time out this weekend to bring all of the list into Things. I am kind of scared at this point with…Continue
3D video mapping is a relatively new technology and form of media compared to other technologies that we utilize in our industry. What started off as away to bring backgrounds of concerts and events into the production now seems to be mainstream for the entire world to enjoy and large corporations to take advantage…Continue
Recently I worked a gig where the client needed uplighting along a wall. Something that everyone has done before and sounds super simple! With this particular gig it was suppose to be nothing out of the ordinary. What made it a breeze was that I had battery operated LED uplighters. Set them up, set them to a fixed color and call them done.
Well, with this particular client, there were some requirements. Each of the six uplighters needed to be in different colors; colors that…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on November 15, 2012 at 7:51am — No Comments
We are wrapping up the October issue of PLSN today. It is taking a bit longer than normal. When you see the magazine, you'll know why! As promised, I have some advanced sneak peaks of the magazine with our exclusive online extras for some or our Production Profiles and Showtime Features. So here we go...
Production Profile: Madonna MDNA 2012 Tour…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on October 10, 2012 at 7:55am — No Comments