RSM Thommy Hall sent in some shots of the Southeast Theatre Conference "Tech Mixer" held Wednesday night, March 2, 2011. This was attended by 500 students, school faculty and manufacturers exhibiting at SETC. The Tech Mixer brings technicians together before the conference starts so that they can network throughout the conference. This year the sponsors were Philips Vari-Lite and Tomcat. The high-energy hour and a half included over 150 prize giveaways by co-hosts Thommy Hall and Max Wilson of Tomcat.
At their production of "Lyrics 14: The Best Of...", West Side Theatre Guild lighting designer Guy Rhodes worked with Vari-Lite RSM Leo Miller on a donation of VL500A and VL500 80V Wash Luminaires so that the student crew could gain the experience of working with VARI*LITE luminaires.
Crew member Steven Dixon, a West Side High School senior, works with a VL500A fixture during setup.
Student crew members Brandon Edwards and Malcolm Jones learn how to swap a lens in a VL500 80V fixture with help from assistant lighting director Andre Campbell during setup.
When the Grand Ole Opry was struck by a devastating flood, lighting designer Tyler Bryan was forced to redesign the overwhelming majority of his entire lighting system. When it was time to rebuild, he worked with Bandit Lites to go all VARI*LITE with his automated fixtures including 16 VLX Wash, 17 VL3000 Spot, and 22 VL2500 Spot luminaires.
Red Power Peru sent in a few shots of the Black Eyed Peas visit to Lima, Peru.
Here are some photos sent in by Antonio Agra of Teatro Colon in Beunos Aires, Argentina, where Stage Tech SRL supplied 48 VARI*LITE luminaires for the lighting renovation of the historic opera house.
BlizzCon 2010, Blizzard Entertainment's two-day gaming festival, took place on Friday, October 22nd, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The sold-out show featured game developer discussion panels, top-tier tournament competition, the popular costume and dance contests hosted by Jay Mohr, an epic closing concert starring Tenacious D, and a whole lot of VARI*LITE luminaires supplied by 4Wall Entertainment with lighting design by Arnold Serame.
The bright spot in the United States for sports and entertainment venues just got a little brighter. Along with a brand new, state-of-the-art Panasonic LIVE 4HD scoreboard, STAPLES Center added a significant inventory of 44 VARI*LITE automated luminaires supplied by Epic Production Technologies.
Proving that LDI is not all about cocktail receptions and after-hours warehouse parties, a lone group of six took to the streets of Las Vegas early Saturday morning for the First Annual LDI Half Marathon. The dedicated inagural participants included Ben Saltzman, Philip Norfolk, George Masek, Gary Fails, Greg Cohen, and Marian Sandberg.
AT LDI 2010, Vari-Lite was joined by Strand Lighting, Selecon, and Color Kinetics in the Philips booth. We had a great attendance at this years tradeshow and would like to especially thank Austin Shapley, John Featherstone, Robert Bell, and Lightswitch for all their hard work in making the booth look fantastic.
On Friday, October 22nd, the VARI*LITE VLX Wash luminaire received the 2010 Parnelli Award for Indispensable Lighting Technology of the Year. Voted on by the suscribers of PLSN and FOH magazines, we are proud to accept this award given from our lighting industry peers.