PLSN Editor, Justin Lang, yes, ME and Editor of Stage Directions Magazine Jacob Coakley will be live tweeting the Super Bowl Halftime show on twitter. Rather then waiting till Monday to talk about it, we are going to do it live while it happens. Join us on twitter wont you? Here is more information.
Added by Justin Lang on February 3, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments
The Indiana State Senate is considering a passing a bill that would require applicants to submit proof to the state that a qualified inspector has checked out the stage before any performance can happen. This should be interesting to see how it unfolds and if it happens before the Super Bowl happening on February 5th in Indianapolis.Continue
Has it already been one week into 2012? Time sure does fly! Soon enough, we'll be asking what happened to winter. Did everyone have a good holiday break? I'm sure everyone had their own gigs and events going on to where the New Years Eve party was just another event.It happens to many times,we go from one event to another while planning 2 to 6 months down the road.
I, like many have already began working on summer events with fall planning soon to come. When will it ever end?…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on January 9, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments
Check this out! I was searching around for something last night and came across this concept idea for a new venue on the water front in St. Petersburg, Florida. Well, not really the water front, but a pier.
The proposal created by danish firm BIG architects…
For the longest time, I have worked with my iTunes music running in the background. In fact, I have a couple of co-workers that call me from time to time just to see what I am listening to. I won't say I have the greatest taste in music or even know much about it. But I know what I like! With over 60 gigs worth of music, I felt like I had endless choice of music. Like many people, I only listen to a handful of playlist and the same music over and over again. It got a little…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on November 14, 2011 at 8:06am — No Comments
There was more water today at LDI... This time it was the natural kind outside. The rain did little to damper anyones spirits of getting into LDI and see all of the lighting goodness! Before I knew it, day one was over, my feet are tired and I needed a drink. I just fast forward through the good stuff didn't I!
Entering the hall for the first time, you don't know where to look! There is so much lighting candy and effects going on, you want to take it all in, but so do the hundreds of…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on October 29, 2011 at 5:53am — No Comments
At around noon today, Fire Alarms started to got off in meeting rooms in the south hall of the Orange County Convention Center. In the south 320 rooms, the fire suppression system engaged and began pouring water into the C-F S320 meeting rooms. If there was a fire, it was contained. Through mumblings have surfaced that a pyro mishap had cause the water system to engage. It is still unclear the amount of damage contained to the equipment in the S320 rooms.
The rooms below, S320C-F…Continue
It's like christmas eve for the lighting industry. It's the day before LDI opens up. Everyone is flying or driving in today, the exhibitors are finishing up their booths and the excitement in the swamp is building. Can you feel it? I have already talked to a number of people and then are some hidden gems being introduced at the show. While I would love to mention things now, I can't, I was told to come back tomorrow. And rightly so, I WILL! "Expect some exciting things" is what people are…Continue
Last week, the industry converged on Orlando, FL for LDI 2011. Anticipation and expectations were high. Rumors were humming with new products on the verge of being announced as well as a first US peek at many of the products that were announced at PLASA. What do you think was the best product of the show?
Added by Justin Lang on October 24, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Check out the new stickers we had made for PLSN and ProLightingSpace! If you are heading to LDI next week, make sure to stop by our booth, 1762 and pick a couple up. While you are there, you can also register as a VIP and get a VIP laminate and PLSN lanyard!
For those not attending LDI, the first 5 people to write a comment on this post, I'll send you a couple of the new PLSN…Continue
It never fails. At least once a day I get an email or asked in person, "What do you think of LEDs?" I use to have an automatic response, but lately, I ponder the question a bit before I share. In all honesty, I love LEDs, they are a wonderful thing... if used in the correct way.
Let me explain.
As of right now, LEDs offer a nice wash fixture with unbelievable color choices at the touch of a button. But they still lack something in my opinion. Intensity and beam quality for a…Continue
You've heard the news right, PLSN Magazine now has an app for your Apple iOS and Android mobile devices! Earlier this week, The October 2011 issue of PLSN was printed and getting ready to ship to all of our devoted subscribers. If you prefer the digital edition, why not get it now! The OCtober issue is live in the PLSN App.
If you haven't done so…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on October 13, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments
I would like to introduce everyone to our new PLSN Student Reporter Sponsored by CHAUVET for the 2011 LDI show in Orlando Florida, Kent Laue. Kent was one of the many students that submitted videos to…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on October 7, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments
I LOVE IT! You can pick up a a t-shirt for yourself from a small to X-large…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on October 6, 2011 at 9:15am — No Comments
Another day, another eight hours on the show floor. Today included a load more products, visits, videos, photos and meet new and old friends. Some of the new things seen on the show floor had to be the new MagicQ MQ60 desk from Chamsys… Think of the MQ100 console… now shrink it, you’ll have the MQ60. Same control and function as the MQ100, but travel size. It’s designed to go into a carry on bag for easy travel. No more checking a desk! Other big console news thus far is MA Lighting…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on September 12, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments
The entire trip started with a red eye flight to London on Friday night. Red eye meaning we left at 5pm Friday from Dullas and arrived in London at 6:30am Saturday, an entire day before the show opened. Having some free time we were able to walk around bits of London to do the whole tourist thing… Happy I did it, but at the same time, it was tiring. Little sleep and walking is not a good way to start off the first day of a trade show. The shoes are the important part. A good pair equals a…Continue
Added by Justin Lang on September 11, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments
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Added by Justin Lang on August 25, 2011 at 8:07am — No Comments
Over the weekend, the main stage at the Indiana State Fair Collapsed. Here is more from PLSN.com
A strong, isolated blast of wind that came in advance of a line of thunderstorms knocked down the main stage at the Indiana State Fair at 8:49 pm Aug. 13. The collapse killed four people on site. A fifth victim, Nathan Byrd, 51, died Aug. 14. A spotlight operator who fell with the rigging, Byrd had been among the 45 people hospitalized, many with serious injuries. Although other…Continue
Over the weekend, we sent the August issue of PLSN to the printer. You will begin to see the magazine arrive in your mail boxes soon. I wanted to share my Editor Note well in advance of the magazine arriving. There is still time to soak up some rays this summer! -ed
I recently looked at my calendar for an up coming event and realized we are already in August. Where has the summer gone? Before you know it, it will be the winter holiday season and I will…Continue