February 2012

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February 2012

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Full Sail University: New Sustaining Member

Full Sail University has joined USITT at the Sustaining member level. The Florida-based organization will be exhibiting at Stage Expo. Full Sail provides "real world education" at its media arts college with more than 25 years of experience training award-winning music, production, and design professionals. Full Sail Real World Education features degrees for creative minds in computer animation, digital arts and design, entertainment business, film, game design and development, recording arts, and show production and touring. For more information, visit www.fullsail.com.

Chauvet: Joins Our Community

USITT also welcomes Chauvet as a new Sustaining member. They will be part of Stage Expo where participants can see what is new at the company. Chauvet, a leading manufacturer of professional lighting, offers an innovative ranges of LED-fitted fixtures. Their flagship products: Legend series of professional moving yoke spot, beam and wash, COLORado series of indoor/outdoor LED wash lights, Q-Series of value-priced club fixtures, and MVP Series of modular LED video panels. Find out more at www.chauvetlighting.com.

Elation Lighting: Joins at Sustaining Level

Another new Sustaining member is Elation Lighting. The Los Angeles-based company provides a wide variety of entertainment lighting for the theatrical market. They note the new Platinum Series, Arena Par, and ELED Fresnel II are ideal choices for a wide variety of stage and theatrical applications. In addition, Elation also provides a variety of fog and special effects machines, great for any theatrical production. Find them at www.elationlighting.com or visit them at Stage Expo.

The Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas: Institute's Summer Schedule Online

The summer schedule, details and registration forms for Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas are now available online at stagecraftinstitute.com. Classes include CAD, automation, rigging, sound, lighting tech, WYSIWYG, projections & video, and moving lights, all fully hands-on and taught by industry leaders. Class size is limited, so register today to secure a spot.

Meyer Sound: Two Named to Constellation Team, Equipment Supports Judas Priest

Meyer Sound has added Mac Johnson and Ana Lorente to the Constellation acoustic system's team. Mr. Johnson has been named project manager, transferring from his prior position as education programs coordinator for the company. Ms. Lorente, formerly with the projects department of Meyer Sound Spain, will now serve as project designer.

Mr. Johnson has served in Meyer Sound's industry-leading education program since 2007, and his duties recently expanded to include Constellation demos and trainings. He also played a principal role in recent temporary Constellation systems deployed at the Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage of SONY Studios in California and at the Great Mountains Music Festival in South Korea. He will remain based at the company's Berkeley, California headquarters. Before joining Meyer, he was managing partner of N.B.S. Production. He has extensive experience as a production manager, sound designer, and FOH engineer.

While with Meyer Sound Spain, Ms. Lorente handled design and project coordination for Constellation systems in Spain at Laboral University Auditorium near Gijón and Centro de Innovación Tecnológica del Entretenimiento (CITE) in Seville. Before her tenure at Meyer, she was an audio and Pro Tools engineer at AudioGraph International. In her new role, she will assist with Constellation project design and management and will be based in Valencia, Spain.

Judas Priest, one of the most renowned and influential heavy metal groups, has embarked on what the band is calling its final world tour, with abundant support from Meyer Sound equipment and supplier Major Tom Limited. Judas Priest's "Epitaph" tour has included Europe, South America, Mexico, and 35 stops in Canada and the US (wrapping up December 3 in Biloxi, Mississippi). The next stop is Japan in early 2012.