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5@5: Oscars, Tom Petty, Jeanne Wu, and More

This week's industry news includes set design and lighting design for the Oscars, as well as a case study of live sound for Tom Petty and Jeanne Wu's impressive sound career.

The 5@5 is released every Thursday at 5pm EST as a round-up of the week's top entertainment design and technology items, so you can stay up to date on industry news.

By Design: David Korins’ Oscars Sets

“I tried to soften the edges, not be austere, but rather hopeful. We wrapped the proscenium to hug the audience, making the experience very immersive with unusual camera angles.” From the real red rose Oscar statues to the 1,600-pound Crystal Cloud, David Korins discusses his set design for the 91st Academy Awards.

Jeanne Wu: Forging a Sound Career Path, From Music Ed to MLB

Bob Dickinson and Noah Mitz of Full Flood served as lighting designers for the 61st Grammy Awards, broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10, 2019 on CBS.

Tom Petty Case Study: 40 Years On The Road

The band’s longtime audio crew, including Robert Scovill and Bernie Broderick, look back at Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' 40th Anniversary Tour.

Sound on Stage: 5 Innovative Installs

Summer may be months away, but there’s plenty of fun to be had inside, as new sound systems elevate entertainment venues from London to Los Angeles.

By Design: Lighting The 2019 Oscars

From lighting the sets and acts on stage to lighting faces in the audience, and all for live for broadcast, LDs Bob Dickinson and Travis Hagenbuch discuss the challenging aspects of lighting the Academy Awards.

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