WELCOME TO THE 2007 LIVE DESIGN MASTER CLASSES
With Tony Award-winning lighting designer Jules Fisher and legendary sound designer Abe Jacob once again serving as the creative consultants for the critically acclaimed Broadway Lighting Master Classes (BLMC) and the Broadway Sound Master Classes (BSMC), the 2007 Classes promise to be a big hit, as the schedules on the opposite page indicate (For full details on this year's outstanding faculty, turn to page 64). In addition to the sessions, the 2007 Broadway Lighting, Sound, and Projection Master Classes feature a number of special events: musicals, networking lunches, cocktail receptions, technology panels — all designed to heighten the overall experience of attendees. We've highlighted some of the key events here.
SPOTLIGHT ON SPECIAL EVENTS
Tuesday, May 15
7-9:30pm: LIVE DESIGN HONORS go to producer/director Hal Prince as part of a special benefit for The ESTA Foundation's Behind The Scenes initiative. The evening features a cocktail reception, sponsored by Vari-Lite, a panel discussion with designers who've worked with Hal Prince over the years, a silent auction and raffle. This event is open to all BLMC attendees, speakers, and sponsors.
Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16
12-2pm: Networking luncheon/manufacturer's showcase, featuring attendees, speakers, sponsors, and invited guests, held upstairs at the Eisner and Lubner Auditorium, a quick elevator ride from the Skirball Center.
For more information on the lighting manufacturers that will be in attendance, see page 66.
Friday, May 18
12:15pm: Networking luncheon/manufacturer's showcase with special new technology presentations by Platinum Sponsors Barco and Microsoft
5-6:30pm: Networking cocktail reception sponsored by Barco
Saturday, May 19
12-2pm: A technology showcase in which the event's audio sponsors will demonstrate their latest gear in a working theatrical environment.
6-8pm: Networking cocktail reception sponsored by Meyer Sound, featuring attendees, sponsors, speakers, and invited guests.
Sunday, May 20
12-2pm: Networking luncheon/Manufacturer's Showcase, featuring attendees, speakers, sponsors, and invited guests.
For more information on the audio manufacturers that will be in attendance, see page 66.
SPOTLIGHT: The BLMC Musical — Spring Awakening
When: Thursday, May 17, 8pm
Where: Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 West 49th Street, New York, New York
“When was the last time you felt a frisson of surprise and excitement at something that happened in a new musical?” — The New York Times.
The lighting by Kevin Adams — which he will discuss on Thursday, May 17 — has been described as “an arresting mix of hanging bulbs, shafts of light, and arrays of neon tubing in the set and around the theatre — there are almost no words, except to say that no one does this kind of work better than this LD, who has continually impressed me since I saw the equally evocative Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” says Live Design contributing writer Robert Cashill. “This is bravura showmanship, subtle and riveting, and the vibrant, sexy, impassioned, and touching Spring Awakening is inconceivable without it.”
SPOTLIGHT: The BSMC Musical — The Pirate Queen
When: Friday, May 18, 8pm
Where: Hilton Theatre, 213 West 42nd Street, New York, New York
The Pirate Queen is a musical based on the life and adventures of the 16th century Irish chieftain and pirate Grace O'Malley, who was one of the last Irish clan leaders to resist the English conquest of Gaelic Ireland: The musical was written by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, best known for their adaptation of Les Misérables. Sound design is by award-winning designer Jonathan Deans, who will critique his work at the BSMC on Saturday, May 19.
LIVE DESIGN BLMC
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2007
|8:15 - 9:00 AM||Registration and Breakfast in Lobby|
|9:00 - 11:00 AM||Jules Fisher: An Approach To Lighting The Stage|
|11:00 - 11:15 AM||Break|
|11:15 - 12:30 PM||Conclusion of An Approach To Lighting The Stage|
|12:30 - 2:00 PM||Lunch and Manufacturer's Showcase|
|2:00 - 3:30 PM||Beverly Emmons: Thinking About Color|
|3:30 - 3:45 PM||Break|
|3:45 - 5:15 PM||Howell Binkley: Lighting Designer Of Lovemusik|
|7:00 - 8:30 PM||Cocktail Reception|
|8:30 - 9:45 PM||Live Design Honors|
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2007
|8:30 - 9:00 AM||Breakfast in Lobby|
|9:00 - 10:30 AM||Peggy Eisenhauer: Cueing The Musical, Sculpting Time & Rhythm|
|10:30 - 10:45 AM||Break|
|10:45 - 12:15 PM||A Session With Christopher Akerlind: Lighting Designer for 110 in the Shade and Talk Radio|
|12:15 - 3:30 PM||Lunch / Manufacturer's Showcase and Presentations|
|2:00 - 3:30 PM||Broadway Technology Panel With Lighting Sponsors|
|3:30 - 5:15 PM||Brian MacDevitt: Visual Arts As An Inspiration For Lighting Design|
|8:00 - 11:00 PM||Broadway Show — Spring Awakening|
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007
|8:30 - 9:00 AM||Breakfast in Lobby|
|9:00 - 10:45 AM||Peggy Eisenhauer: |
Emoting & Motion: Communicating With Movement
|10:45 - 11:00 AM||Break|
|11:00 - 12:30 PM|| Kevin Adams: |
Discussing Lighting Design For Spring Awakening
You saw the show, now Adams discusses his design choices
|12:30 - 2:00 PM||Lunch|
|2:00 - 3:30 PM||Vivien Leone: Communication Through Paperwork|
|3:30 - 3:45 PM||Break|
|3:45 - 5:15 PM||Wendall K. Harrington: Projection And The Lighting Designer|
LIVE DESIGN BPMC
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2007
|8:15 - 9:00 AM||Registration and Breakfast in Lobby|
|9:00 - 10:30 AM||Wendall K. Harrington: The What, Why, And How of Projections As An Art And A Craft|
|10:30 - 10:45 AM||Break|
|10:45 - 12:15 PM||Willie Williams: LED And Me|
|12:15 - 3:00 PM||Lunch / Projection Showcase / New Technologies Presentations: Microsoft and Barco|
|3:00 - 5:00 PM||Problem/Solution Panel: Zachary Borovay, Michael Clark, Jan Hartley, Rodd McLaughlin, Paul Vershbow, and Howard Werner Moderator: Marian Sandberg, editor, Live Design|
|5:00 - 6:30 PM||Cocktail Reception|
LIVE DESIGN BSMC
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2007
|8:00 -11:00 PM||Broadway Show — The Pirate Queen|
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007
|8:30 - 9:15 AM||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|9:15 - 10:00 AM||Abe Jacob: Opening Address|
|10:00 -10:15 AM||Break|
|10:15 - 12:00 PM||Jonathan Deans: Review of The Pirate Queen|
|12:00 - 2:00 PM||Lunch and Manufacturer's Showcase|
|2:00 - 3:30 PM||Acme Sound Partners: Tom Clark|
|3:30 - 3:45 PM||Break|
|3:45 - 5:30 PM||Todd Meier: The Design, Implementation & Optimization of the Sound System|
|6:00 - 8:00 PM||Cocktail Reception|
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2007
|8:30 - 9:15 AM||Continental Breakfast|
|9:15 - 10:15 AM||Domonic Sack: The Sound Shop and the Sound Designer|
|10:15 - 10:30||Break|
|10:30 - 12:00||Brian Ronan: The Designs for Spring Awakening and Curtains|
|12:00 - 2:00 PM||Lunch and Manufacturer's Showcase|
|2:00 - 3:45 PM||John Taylor: Electroacoustics and Sound System Design|
|3:45 - 4:30 PM||Close of Classes — Abe Jacob: Final Q&A|
MASTER CLASSES STAFF
| Jules Fisher |
CREATIVE CONSULTANT, BLMC
| Abe Jacob |
CREATIVE CONSULTANT, BSMC
| Kathy Eddy |
| John Morabito |
| David Johnson |
ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
| Ellen Lampert-Gréaux |
CONSULTING EDITOR/CONFERENCE DIRECTOR
| Marian Sandberg |
| Lisa murphy |
| EARL OTSUKA |
| Michele Kanatous |
NORTHEAST US SALES MANAGER
| Jeff Donnenwerth |
SOUTHEAST US / INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGER
| Greg Sutton |
NORTHWEST US / MIDWEST SALES MANAGER
| Albert Margolis |
SOUTHWEST US SALES MANAGER
| KIRBY ASPLUND |
| ANGELA VAN MOL |
BLMC 2007 FACULTY
JULES FISHER — CREATIVE CONSULTANT Creative consultant for the BLMC since its debut 13 years ago, Jules Fisher has lit more than 150 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, as well as film, ballet, opera, television, and concert tours. With his design partner Peggy Eisenhauer, he recently lit Chita Rivera, A Dancer's Life on Broadway and Dessa Rose for Lincoln Center. They also provided the theatrical lighting on the film versions of Dreamgirls, Chicago, and Mel Brooks' The Producers. Fisher has had a record 18 Tony nominations and received eight Tony Awards for lighting design for: Assassins (2004), Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk (1996); Jelly's Last Jam (1992); The Will Rogers Follies (1991); Grand Hotel (1990); Dancin' (1978); Ulysses in Nighttown (1973); and Pippin (1972). He earned Drama Desk Awards for Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk; Jelly's Last Jam; Grand Hotel; and Frankenstein. Fisher and Eisenhauer are partners in the studio, Third Eye, which conceives and designs lighting for all forms of entertainment.
PEGGY EISENHAUER is partner to world-renowned lighting designer, Jules Fisher. They have been in collaboration for over 21 years. In 2004, they received the Tony Award for Assassins, and in 1996 for Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk. In 1998, she received dual Tony nominations for Ragtime and Cabaret, and in 2000 received a second dual Tony nomination for A Wild Party and Marie Christine, followed by a 2001 nomination for Jane Eyre. Their lighting designs on the film Chicago, in collaboration with cinematographer Dion Beebe, were honored with a 2003 Academy Award nomination for Cinematography. Their theatrical lighting is featured in the films Marci “X” and School of Rock, The Producers, and Dreamgirls.
KEVIN ADAMS has designed lighting for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, opera, pop concerts and solo artists across the US. His Broadway credits include Spring Awakening, Take Me Out, John Leguizamo's Sexaholix, Eve Ensler's The Good Body, Hedda Gabler, A Class Act, and An Almost Holy Picture, a solo play featuring Kevin Bacon. His Off-Broadway credits include the premiere of the cult rock hit, Hedwig And The Angry Inch as well as works by Anna Deveare Smith, Eric Bogosian, Christopher Durang, Terrance McNally, Neil Simon, Paula Vogel and Charles Mee Jr.
CHRISTOPHER AKERLIND won a Tony, Drama Desk, Hewes Design, and Outer Critics Circle Award for his lighting design of The Light In the Piazza. He also recently designed Rabbit Hole at the Manhattan Theatre Club. His current Broadway projects include Shining City and Awake and Sing! Akerlind has designed more than 400 productions at theatre and opera companies across the country and around the world. Recent Broadway credits include A Touch of the Poet; In My Life; and Seven Guitars. Previous designs for Lincoln Center Theatre include Belle Epoque and The Lights. Akerlind is also the recipient of an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design and the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration.
HOWELL BINKLEY is currently represented on Broadway by Lovemusik, Jersey Boys, and Avenue Q, and is working on the world premiere of the new musical, Xanadu, set for June. Previous Broadway credits include Bridge & Tunnel, Steel Magnolias, Dracula, Golda's Balcony, Hollywood Arms, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Minnelli on Minnelli, Full Monty, Parade, Kiss of The Spider Woman, Taking Sides, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, High Society, and Grease. Off-Broadway: Landscape Of The Body, Sinatra at Radio City, Batboy, and Radiant Baby. His designs have been seen regionally at La Jolla Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre, The Alley, Old Globe, Guthrie, Goodman, and Seattle Rep. He designed six musicals for the Sondheim Celebration at The Kennedy Center. Dance: Alvin Ailey, ABT, and The Joffrey Ballet (Billboards). Binkley co-founded The Parsons Dance Company for which he has designed over sixty pieces. He is a five-time Helen Hayes Award recipient and was awarded the 1993 Laurence Olivier Award and the Canadian Dora for Spider Woman.
BEVERLY EMMONS has designed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, dance, and opera in the US and abroad. Her Broadway credits include Annie Get Your Gun, Jekyll & Hyde, The Heiress, Passion, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Hapgood, High Rollers, Stepping Out, The Elephant Man, The Dresser, and Doonesbury. Off-Broadway, she has worked on the Vagina Monologues and with Joseph Chaikin, Meredith Monk, and Jack Hofsiss, among others. She has regularly designed lighting for Robert Wilson; most notably in America, Einstein on the Beach, and Civil Wars Pt.V. She has been awarded six Tony nominations, the 1976 Lumen Award, 1984 and 1986 Bessies, and a 1980 Obie for Distinguished Lighting.
WENDALL K. HARRINGTON is participating in both the Lighting Master Classes and the Projection Master Classes this year. Please see her full bio in the Projection Master Classes section.
VIVIEN LEONE has spent many years lending her creative eye to an impressive roster of productions both as lighting designer and as an associate LD, a role she played for the US production of The Woman In White, the Broadway productions of Gem of the Ocean, Caroline or Change, Little Shop of Horrors, Fosse, and Titanic, as well as the Broadway revivals of Into The Woods and Follies. She also served as associate special effects designer for the hit musical, Spamalot. Her off-Broadway credits include Charles Busch's The Lady In Question and Die! Mommy! Die!
BRIAN MACDEVITT's recent lighting designs-on and off Broadway include-The Wedding Singer, The Color Purple, Absurd Person Singular, Sweet Charity, Good Vibrations, Pacific Overtures, ‘night Mother, and The Pillowman, for which he received the 2005 Tony Award. His previous Tony nominations include Fiddler on the Roof and Henry IV in 2004, Nine in 2002, and he won for Into The Woods in 2001. MacDevitt's other productions include A Raisin in the Sun, Match, The Retreat From Moscow, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Tartuffe, Mornings at Seven, The Women, Urinetown, Judgment at Nuremberg, Sex and Longing, Summer and Smoke, Master Class, and Love! Valour! Compassion!
BPMC 2007 FACULTY
ZACHARY BOROVAY, named one of Live Design magazine's Five Designers To Watch in 2006, has utilized cutting-edge computer technology for projection designs for Off-Broadway's A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop and for productions at Primary Stages, Mark Taper Forum, and the Barbican Center. He worked with Wendall K. Harrington to create the projections for the world premiere of the new musical Grey Gardens at Playwrights Horizons as well as it's Broadway transfer, and the Broadway productions of Joseph Brooks' In My Life and Eve Ensler's The Good Body. He also collaborated on the projection design for Richard Maltby's workshop of The 60's Project and the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's The Grapes of Wrath. Borovay also created animation, graphics and video elements for Harrington's design for the Royal Danish Ballet's Anna Karenina, Simon and Garfunkel's Old Friends 2004 tour and John Fogerty's Deja Vu All Over Again 2004-2005 tour. He also designed the projections for the Dutch revival of The Wiz.
MICHAEL CLARK designs film and video for events. Credits include Jersey Boys (Broadway and La Jolla Playhouse); 700 Sundays (Broadway and La Jolla); Dracula, The Musical (Broadway and La Jolla); The Elephant Man (Broadway); Manon Lescaut (Washington Opera), Allegro, One Red Flower and Hedwig (Signature Theatre); The Last Five Years (Philadelphia Theatre Company); Company, Sunday in the Park With George, and Merrily We Roll Along (Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration); Spider-Man Live (national tour); Music From a Sparkling Planet (Drama Dept); Aeros (national tour); and Dinner With Friends (ACT). He recently designed the projections for the La Jolla Playhouse revival of The Wiz.
WENDALL K. HARRINGTON was the creative consultant for the first Projection Master Classes in 2005. Her Broadway design credits include: Grey Gardens, In My Life, The Good Body, Vincent in Brixton, Amy's View, Putting It Together, Ragtime, Freak, Company, The Will Rogers Follies, The Heidi Chronicles, The Who's Tommy, and They're Playing Our Song. Opera credits include: The Grapes of Wrath for Minnesota Opera, The Turn of the Screw with The Royal Danish Opera, A View from the Bridge at the Met, The Photographer at BAM, The Magic Flute in Florence, and Orpheo in Vienna. She has created ballets with ABT, Doug Varone, and The Royal Danish Ballet. On the concert circuit, she designed projection for the Talking Heads, Simon and Garfunkel, Chris Rock, and John Fogerty. She designed and directed the premiere of Snapshots with the Elements Quartet, and the opera Arjuna's Dilemma. She teaches Projection for Performance at the Yale School of Drama.
JAN HARTLEY: Projection design may be a relatively new phenomenon in the theatre, but Jan Hartley has quietly become one of the pioneers in the field. From early works with frequent collaborator Ping Chong (The Games, Chinoiserie, Kwaidon) to collaborations with director Tina Landau (Dream True, Space), to more mainstream projects like the Off Broadway play Bunny Bunny, the Roundabout revival of Little Me, and Imaginary Friends on Broadway, Hartley's work has brought increased acceptance of projection design as a legitimate art form. Not bad for someone who started out as a sculptor, and still sculpts in between theatre projects. In 2006, she designed the projections for Finding Nemo, The Musical at Disney World in Orlando. In 2000, Jan received an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Projection Design. Current projects include The Ring Cycle with director Francesca Zambello for the National Opera in Washington DC, 2006-2009.
RODD McLAUGHLIN brings extensive programming, CAD, and networking skills to the New York office of Prelite, a pre-visualization studio where lighting designers and programmers can run virtual versions of their lighting rigs and sets. His experience with visualization software goes back to very early versions of Wysiwyg and he still holds that manual for Wyg V1 dear. He is also a partner in Idyll Hands Imagery, offering digital content design and creation, media server programming, and pre-visualization services to the concert, corporate, theatre, film, and television industries. Among the services offered by Idyll Hands Imagery is the optimization of digital content for media server playback.
PAUL VERSHBOW has been a theatrical projection go-to guy and programmer since 1993 when he was recruited by Wendall K. Harrington to work on The Who's Tommy on Broadway. Prior to that, he spent a couple of decades working in the world of corporate and industrial shows. He got the idea to move from the convention center to the theatre after working with theatrical projection designers who would freelance in the corporate world. Credits include Avenue Q, Spamalot, 700 Sundays, and Lennon on Broadway, I Hear America Singing for PBS, and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis' revival of Nixon In China.
HOWARD WERNER a partner in the design firm Lightswitch, has created lighting and projection designs for theater, architectural installations, trade shows, special events, and corporate shows. He designed the lighting and multimedia for the Broadway show Say Goodnight Gracie, the lighting for American Buffalo at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York, and several shows at Chicago's renowned Steppenwolf Theater Company including Death and the Maiden for which he was honored with a Jeff Award nomination for Best Lighting Design. An additional Jeff Award nomination came in 2002 for his work on Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of As You Like It. Werner was nominated for an American Theater Wing Design Award for his lighting of the off-Broadway hit Distant Fires at the Atlantic Theater.
WILLIE WILLIAMS is ranked as one of the “Top 25 Visionaries in Entertainment” by Wired magazine. His presentation, LED and Me, will reflect his work using light and visual media in creating installations and performance environments. His combination of hi-tech media and low-tech eccentricity first received acclaim through his work since 1982 with U2, particularly their Zoo TV, PopMart, and Elevation tours. Williams' work with R.E.M., David Bowie, and George Michael has also been highly regarded as being both conceptually and technologically groundbreaking. Williams recently created an outdoor lighting installation at London's South Bank Centre. Previous public works include a lighting installation within Canterbury Cathedral for Easter 2004, the creation of SkyChurch, a multimedia performance space at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, and a permanent exhibit at Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Forthcoming work includes the installation Lumia Domestica at the Turnpike Gallery in Lancashire from July 2007.
BSMC 2007 FACULTY
ABE JACOB — CREATIVE CONSULTANT Abe Jacob is also known as the “Godfather of Theater Sound Design.” Jacob started his career mixing sound for such 1960s rock stars as Jimi Hendrix; the Mamas and the Papas; and Peter, Paul, and Mary; and designed the sound system for the Monterey Pop Festival. His credits range from Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line, and Pippin to Chicago, Cats, and Evita. As the audio go-to guy for these and other seminal Broadway shows, he virtually created the sound designer position. He continues to actively design, remaining the in-house sound guru at New York City Ballet and Opera. In the past 15 years, Jacob helped secure a charter for sound designers within IATSE (Local 922). In 1993, he helped the Local achieve its first collective bargaining agreement with the League of American Theaters and Producers. In 1999, he helped merge sound designers with Local One.
ACME SOUND PARTNERS specialize in sound design for theatre and special events; the partners are Tom Clark, Mark Menard, and Nevin Steinberg. They are currently represented on Broadway with The Drowsy Chaperone, Hot Feet, The Light in the Piazza, Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Avenue Q. Other Broadway productions include Dracula the Musical, Twentieth Century, Fiddler on the Roof, Never Gonna Dance, The Boy From Oz, Gypsy, La Bohème (Drama Desk Award), Flower Drum Song, Elaine Stritch At Liberty, Bells Are Ringing, A Class Act, Jane Eyre, and The Full Monty. They designed sound for the national productions of Irving Berlin's White Christmas and Disney's On the Record. They have also worked on numerous theatrical concerts and special events with renowned orchestras at world-famous venues indoors and out, and five summers in Central Park with the New York Shakespeare Festival.
JONATHAN DEANS is without doubt at the top of his game. He is a master of Broadway sound — his credits include The Pirate Queen, Lestat, Brooklyn, Taboo, Follies, Seussical, The Music Man, Fosse, Parade, Ragtime, Street Corner Symphony, Candide, and Damn Yankees. His work with Cirque du Soleil, where he has designed Love, KA, O, Zumanity, La Nouba, and Mystère, leaves audiences spellbound by the sound that sometimes appears to zip in and out of their ears. Born in the UK, he started out at the RSC, Covent Garden, and the West End where he mixed shows before he began designing. Keep an ear out for future work with Cirque around the globe.
TODD MEIER is head of the Design Services Department at Meyer Sound and assists staff and key customers in overcoming the toughest system design challenges by applying his in-depth mastery of the Meyer Sound MAPP Online acoustical prediction program. Todd came to the company in 1997 already equipped with a strong background in system installation design, especially in theatrical applications, having worked extensively with award-winning sound designer, Jonathan Deans. In association with recently acquired Level Control Systems, he completed several major projects for Las Vegas casinos, and was a key contributor to sound for Walt Disney's production of Beauty and the Beast in Toronto and for the US national tour, as well as the Toronto and Los Angeles productions of Ragtime: The Musical. Todd received a Bachelor of Arts from UC Irvine as well as a Master of Fine Arts in Sound Design from UCLA. Todd is also a certified SIM Engineer and has been heavily involved in the Development of Meyer Sound's Compass Control Software for the Galileo Loudspeaker Management System.
DOMONIC SACK of Sound Associates presents a session entitled: The Sound Shop and the Sound Designer. He is a sound designer in his own right as well, and his credits include the national tour of Little Shop of Horrors.
BRIAN RONAN is one of the busiest sound designers on Broadway, with recent credits ranging from Curtains, Spring Awakening, and Grey Gardens to The Pajama Game, All Shook Up, Twelve Angry Men, and Master Harold…and the boys.
JOHN TAYLOR has been running the education program at d&b audiotechnik in the UK for the past eight years and for the last year has had responsibility for training throughout d&b. His many seminars on electro-acoustics and sound system design have won much favor for their lack of “chalk and talk” and abundance of experiments and practical demonstrations. He is a passionate believer in training as a tool of empowerment for students young and old.
11101 Trade Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
916-859-2500 Fax 916-859-2515
Barco Media & Entertainment, a division of Barco, provides rental & staging companies worldwide with premier large format display solutions, including indoor LED display, outdoor LED display, creative LED display, projector, LCD display and image processing equipment. Barco's continued commitment to this exciting market allows us to provide clients with a complete range of advanced projection & large format display solutions for all indoor and outdoor venues and events.
MEYER SOUND LABORATORIES
2832 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
510-486-1166; Fax: 510-486-8356
Meyer Sound Laboratories has maintained a close relationship with the theatrical world since the company's founding in 1979. Meyer Sound's self-powered loudspeakers and LCS Series digital audio products provide all the functions required by theatrical productions of all sizes at the absolute highest quality attainable. Meyer Sound products have received numerous awards, including three EDDY awards.
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-7329
Tel: 425-882-8080; Fax: 425-706-7329
Crossfader is a site dedicated to showcasing how artists use Windows Technology in the Sound, Imaging, and Video disciplines. Using video interviews and blogs we are able to showcase how artists are pushing boundaries and sharing their work.
10911 Petal St.
Dallas, TX 75238
214-647-7880; Fax: 214-647-8308
[email protected]; www.vari-lite.com
For 25 years, Vari-Lite has served as a leading designer and manufacturer of premiere automated lighting systems, providing lighting equipment and services to the entertainment industry, serving such markets as concert touring, theatre, television, film, cruise lines, houses-of-worship, and corporate events. VARI*LITE® automated lighting systems are available through a worldwide network of independent professional dealers. Dallas-based Vari-Lite is a division of Genlyte Group, LLC (NASDAQ symbol — GLYT).
A.C.T LIGHTING INC.
5308 Derry Ave., Unit R
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
818-707-0884 Fax: 818-707-0512
A.C.T Lighting is a wholesale distributor of high-technology products for the entertainment lighting industry. Control consoles, fixtures, custom cable assemblies, and a large range of products are available from leading manufacturers, many on an exclusive-to-the-US basis; including MA Lighting, Zero 88, MDG Fog, Selecon, Reel EFX, and others.
475 Barell Avenue
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
201-549-1160; 800-230-9497 Fax: 201-549 1161
[email protected], www.citytheatrical.com
City Theatrical, Inc. is a Bronx, New York, based lighting accessories manufacturer and winner of 27 product and business awards in the last twelve years. Products include the award-winning WDS Wireless Data System™, accessories for Color Kinetics®, Auto Yoke®, and Lightwright 4™ as well as the world's most extensive catalog of theatrical lighting accessories.
30A Rosscraggon Road
Asheville, NC 28803
828-681-5405, Fax: 828-681-5545
[email protected]; www.dbaudio.com
For over 20 years, d&b audiotechnik has taken a holistic approach to the quest for excellence in sound reproduction. The company has consistently and successfully championed a complete system concept by developing loudspeakers, control electronics and amplifiers designed to be used together to satisfy the most demanding sound reinforcement applications.
ENTTEC PTY LTD
337 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
US Sales and Marketing Manager: Jeremy Kumin
[email protected]; enttec.com
Enttec P/L of Melbourne, Australia is an 8 year veteran of the lighting control industry that has recently gained a foothold in the US market. Their expertise includes DMX-Ethernet conversion, DMX-USB, DMX record/playback devices, control distribution and merging, tactile interfaces for PC-based control, and a cutting edge suite of RDM tools.
ALTMAN RENTALS, INC.
57 Alexander Street
Yonkers, NY 10701
914-476-RENT (7368); Fax: 914-375-0381
[email protected]; www.altmanrentals.com
Vice President: Randall Altman
Rental Manager: Joe Trovato
Altman Rentals has been supplying the entertainment industry with lighting equipment for over 40 years with a full line of lighting fixtures for theatre, churches, events, TV/film, and concerts. We don't just stop at the Altman name; we proudly carry a wide selection of manufacturers covering dimming, control, distribution, grip equipment, followspots, and expendables.
A Vitec Group Brand
Vitec Group Communications, LLC
850 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
Director, North America Sales: Ed Fitzgerald
Direct: 510-337-6680; Mobile: 916-799-8556
[email protected]; www.clearcom.com
Clear-Com® delivers professional communication systems for the live performance, broadcast, military, government, and commercial markets. With nearly 40 years of experience, Clear-Com's partyline, digital matrix, wireless, and IP-based intercom solutions continue to serve as the mission-critical communication platform for live production teams around the world.
PO Box 2260
Keller, TX 76244-2260
877-292-1623; Fax: 818 332-1284
[email protected]; www.digico.org
The DiGiCo D5T is a digital audio mixing desk with hardware and software designed for theatrical venues. Systems include the DiGiCo D5T surface the D5TC, dedicated operators console as well as the D5RE, which provides a redundant engine running in real time. The desks are in use for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Spamalot.
ETC (ELECTRONIC THEATRE CONTROLS)
P.O. Box 620979, 3031 Pleasant View Rd. Middleton, WI, 53562-0979
608-831-4116; 800-688-4116 • Fax: 608-836-1736
[email protected]; www.etcconnect.com
ETC is an international manufacturer of entertainment and architectural lighting equipment, known for innovation and customer service. ETC's products include control systems (Eos™, Congo™, Congo jr, and SmartFade®), dimming systems (Sensor®+ and Sensor+ SineWave™), fixtures (Source Four® line, including the Revolution®), portable Smart Solutions™ lighting gear, Unison® architectural systems, and more.
APOLLO DESIGN TECHNOLOGY INC.
4130 Fourier Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Contact: Melissa Sheehan • [email protected] • www.internetapollo.com
Apollo Design Technology is a leading manufacturer and distributor of gobos, color filters, and accessory equipment used with lighting fixtures to create exciting visual effects. In addition to custom metal and glass gobos, Apollo offers hundreds of standard patterns, pattern holders, ApolloGel, Smart Color scrollers, Smart Move gobo rotators, dichroics, and power supplies.
3030 Triunfo Canyon Road
Agoura, California 91301
818-597-1100; Fax: 818-597-0202
www.coolux.de; [email protected]
The Coolux Pandoras Box family of products are real time compositing systems SD & HD outputs. Up to 48 layers dynamically applied to geometrically true 3D universes to create real-time output with DMX, timeline, SMPTE and MediaVision control. Multiple systems with horz & vert edge blending. Support for all major media formats.
BIG APPLE LIGHTS
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MEYER SOUND LABORATORIES
THEATRE PROJECTS CONSULTANTS
WALLY RUSSELL FOUNDATION
130 E. Montecito Ave., #236
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
[email protected]; www.lcsaudio.com
The LCS Series by Meyer Sound represents the leading edge of digital audio technology for use in theatrical productions of all sizes. The Matrix3 audio show control system provides a complete signal path with full automation, and is completely flexible and scalable. The LCS Series also includes the groundbreaking Constellation Experience electroacoustic architecture, whose applications encompass theatre and far beyond.
NEMETSCHEK NORTH AMERICA
7150 Riverwood Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Main: 410-290-5114; Sales: 888-646-4223
[email protected]; [email protected]; www.vectorworks.net; www.nemetschek.net
The standard in entertainment and lighting design software, VectorWorks Spotlight merges sophisticated 2D drafting and powerful 3D modeling with advanced lightdesign and production tools. So it's easy to draft light plots, create stunning scene and set designs, automate reports and schedules and visualize design concepts in 3D. All in one cost-effective, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use application.
ROBERT JULIAT USA
48 Capital Drive
Wallingford, CT 06492
203-294-0481; Fax: 203-294-0482
www.RobertJuliat.com; Contact: Fred Lindauer
Robert Juliat is an International company dedicated to the manufacture of professional stage lighting equipment and best known for its followspots and profile spots, designed around high performance tungsten and HMI light sources. The factory is located in a suburb of Paris, and the US office and warehouse is in Wallingford, CT. Winner of a 2005 EDDY Award for Lighting Product of the Year for ESPION and 2006 LDI Lighting Product of the Year for the Super Korrigan followspot.
6603 Darin Way
Cypress, CA 90630
Strand Lighting, part of Genlyte Group LLC, is a leading manufacturer of control systems, dimming, software, and luminaires that meet the needs of lighting designers working in theatre, television, film, themed evironments, and sophisticated architectural applications.
581 Laser Drive
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
800-821-1121; 505-892-4501; Fax: 505-892-6243
[email protected]; www.lectrosonics.com
High performance wireless microphone systems using Digital Hybrid technology. The Venue modular receiver fits up to six channels into 1RU and includes PC monitoring software. The SM Series of transmitters combine super-miniature size with high power and splash-proof construction. The MM400C lightweight transmitter with watertight housing is ideal for hostile and wet environments.
OCEAN OPTICS INC.
830 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698
Tel: 727.733.2447; Fax: 727.733.3692
Ocean Optics' SeaChanger is a dichroic color changer for ETC Source Four Ellipsoidals. SeaChanger fills a niche between inexpensive but unwieldy gel scrollers and pricier moving lights, and has enhanced installations ranging from church productions to Broadway musicals. SeaChanger's near-silent operation and hexachromic color mixing are available in spot and wash versions.
ROSCO LABORATORIES INC.
52 Harbor View Ave.
Stamford, CT 06902
203-708-8900, • 800-ROSCO-NY
[email protected]; www.rosco.com
Rosco is the world's largest manufacturer of products used for lighting and scenery production. Key brands include Roscolux, Cinegel, Permacolor dichroics, and Fluorescent Sleeves; standard and custom gobos; moving effects such as the I-Cue Mirror, Vortex 360 and X-Effects projector; Delta Hazer and 3000 fog machines; and scenic paint and coatings such as Off-Broadway, Supersaturated, Foamcoat and Crystal Gel.
4350 McKinley Street
Omaha, NE 68112
402-453-4444, Fax: 402-453-7238 www.strong-lighting.com
Vice President: Paul Rabinovitz,
Followspot Product Manager: Jack Gallagher, [email protected]
Strong Entertainment Lighting is the world's largest and oldest manufacture of followspots and special effect lighting equipment. From 850W followspots to 10,000W Xenon searchlights, Strong Entertainment Lighting has all of your lighting needs covered.
LEE FILTERS, USA
2237 North Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
818-238-1220 • 800-576-5055
[email protected] www.leefiltersusa.com
As the world's premier manufacturer of lighting filters, Lee Filters offers a full range of filtration products to meet your needs. From our standard range of polyester and polycarbonate lighting filters to a comprehensive collection of dichroic coated glass and fluorescent sleeve guards designed for architectural applications, Lee Filters is your comprehensive lighting solutions provider.
PRG (PRODUCTION RESOURCE GROUP)
539 Temple Hill Road
New Windsor, New York 12553
Tel: 845-567-5700; Fax: 845-567-5800
Anne Johnston, vice president, Marketing
[email protected]; www.prg.com
PRG is the world's leading supplier of entertainment technology, including lighting, audio, video, scenery, rigging, and automation systems. PRG serves a wide range of markets, including theatre productions, concert tours, trade shows, corporate and special events, television and film productions, and themed environments. PRG provides its services worldwide through more than 19 offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
500-A Bynum Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050
Scott Church, regional sales manager
Mobile: 443-907-3047, Tel: 410-638-0385
Designs and manufactures high-quality fixtures for theatre, entertainment, and specialized display lighting. A comprehensive range of tools featuring the award-winning Pacific range, the latest in cool beam axial ellipsoidals, plus all the traditional fixtures.
260 West 78th St.
New York, NY 10024
NYC-based THEMATICS is a full service production design firm that has released its first design hardware product: LIGHTBOX. Lightbox is a three-dimensional LED/Fiber Optic modeling system that allows designers to create a small-scale replica of any stage venue. LIGHTBOX provides us all a new language for light in true space and true light, and the ability to see the light in a whole new scale.
LYCIAN STAGE LIGHTING
P.O. Box D
Sugar Loaf, NY 10981
845-469-2285 Fax: 845-469-5355
[email protected]; www.lycian.com
Lycian Stage Lighting is North Americas leading followspot manufacturer. The line includes Halogen, HTI/HMI and Xenon. Our followspots are used in clubs, schools, theaters, arenas, and stadiums. Lycian followspots light Broadway, the West End, touring shows, concert events, television studios and Olympic Games.
506 Ohio Avenue
Corpus Christie, TX 78404
Jerry Colmenero, US director of Sales
[email protected]; www.pulsarlight.com
Innovative UK-based manufacturer of sophisticated LED luminaires. Pulsar, founded in 1970, is one of the pioneers of high-output LED lighting. Any color in the spectrum can be achieved with full dimming capability from Pulsar's proprietary control systems. Applications include casinos, corporate offices, government buildings, and world-renowned art museums. Let us demonstrate to you why this is the only solution for full-spectrum LED lighting.
3656 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
www.selador.net; [email protected]
Selador introduced the patent-pending concept of seven LED colors with a range of fixtures that have the ability to mix deep, rich color and full beautiful whites at any color temperature allowing beautifully rendered colored objects and skin tones. The compact units have low power consumption, and are DMX controllable.
10643 Glenoaks Blvd.
Pacoima, CA 91331
TMB is a value-added distributor of products and services for entertainment industry and architectural professionals. With locations in Los Angeles, London, New York, Beijing and Toronto, TMB supplies sound and lighting rental companies, installers, dealers, and manufacturers with anything and everything they need, when they need it! TMB — offering friendly reliable service since 1983.
700 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway
Sunrise, FL 33325
Tel: 954-858-1800; Fax: 954-858-1811
[email protected]; www.martinpro.com
Martin Professional is a world leader in the production of automated lighting for the entertainment industry and architectural lighting sector. Headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark with U.S. operations based in Sunrise, Florida, Martin also produces Jem smoke machines. Martin U.S. also operates regional offices in Las Vegas; Branson, Missouri; and Simi Valley, California.
70 Bogart Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
RF Pro was formed to service the needs of legitimate theatre, broadcast, installation, touring sound, and professional production. Our family of manufacturer brands include EM Acoustics, Optocore, PRAM Technologies, Powersoft Audio and Trantec Wireless. Our rep company represents APB-Dynasonics and DOLBY/Lake Technology.
SENNHEISER ELECTRONIC CORP.
1 Enterprise Dr.
Old Lyme, CT 06371
860-434-9190; Fax: 860-434-1759
Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is the acknowledged world leader in microphone and headphone technology, RF-wireless transmission, and recently, in the development of active noise-cancellation. Sennheiser Electronic Corporation (SEC) is the U.S. wholly-owned subsidiary, with headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut, representing all Sennheiser products in the United States.
4830 List Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
[email protected]; www.wybron.com
Wybron has been Advancing the Art of Lighting for over 25 years. Since inventing the world's first scrolling color changer, Wybron has continued to develop products that transform the power of light and remove the barriers to creativity. Add in the reassurance of peerless dependability, and it's an easy choice.