February 2015

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February 2015

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Fanshawe College: Welcomed as Sustaining Member

We welcome new Sustaining member Fanshawe College, which has its main campus in London, Ontario, Canada.

It has a two-year theatre arts technical production program that focuses on training technicians for the live entertainment industry in the areas of electrics, audio, video and properties. In addition to class work, students are given multiple production assignments on shows ranging from Shakespearian plays through to fashion shows, concerts, and more.

To learn more, visit www.fanshawec.ca.

Truss Aluminum Factory: Czech Republic-based Firm Joins Institute

We also welcome Truss Aluminum Factory as a new Sustaining member. The company, based in Prague in the Czech Republic, has a branch in Florida.

Those who attend Stage Expo will have the opportunity to talk with TAF-USA in booth 1027. Or visit them on the web at www.taf.cz

Nova Lume: Upgrade to Sustaining Level

Nova Lume, distributor and sales reprepresentative for some of the most innovative products in the entertainment and architectural lighting fields, recently upgraded its USITT membership. The company is U.S. distributor for companies like Green GO Communications (digital communication over Ethernet) and Nicolaudie USA (DMX and ArtNet controls. Nova Lume searches for high quality, high value products for clients and dealers.

Visit them at www.nova-lume.com or at Booth 1711 at Stage Expo.

L-Acoustics: Systems Put Fire into Group’s Tour

Arcade Fire, the Grammy Award-winning indie band from Montreal, tapped into L-Acoustics’ K1 and K2 systems to handle its sonically adventurous arrangements on its tour to support Reflektor, the group’s most recent album.

It was Solotech’s first official outing with the manufacturer’s new K2 enclosures, which were typically flown 14 per side as outfill arrays, but also occasionally tapped for main PA in sheds and smaller outdoor venues. The firm also deployed left and right main arrays of 14 K1 enclosures, each with six KARA for downfill. Eight K1-SB low-frequency extension cabinets were flown on the outside of each main array, with a total of 16 SB28 subs groundstacked below for low-end punch. Additional loudspeakers deployed included six KARA front-fills positioned across the deck; 16 ARCS flown as a full 360-degree “donut” over the B stage for pre- and post-show DJ performances; 12 KUDO delays (first leg only); 52 LA8 amplified controllers; and three self-powered 108P plus one SB15P at FOH for nearfield monitoring and shout.

GLP: Announce Free Technical Training Dates

GLP US Inc. announced the next set of technical training dates for courses at its Los Angeles, California facility through the first part of 2015.

The courses are offered free with lunch provided on each day. Courses can be tailored to two or three days depending on the participants’ needs. All courses are taught by GLP Technical Director and industry veteran Carl Wake, so participants are sure of an in depth and fascinating experience. All attendees will be awarded with a certificate of achievement and be fully capable of performing technical diagnostic and repair services on GLP’s range of fixtures.

These courses are recommended for those wanting to get a thorough understanding of the workings of the GLP product range of fixtures. Dates, along with course information and an application form, can be found on GLP’s website at www.germanlightproducts.com/training.

Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas: Adds Exciting Offerings to 2015 Session

As it prepares for another session in 2015, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas (SILV) announced the latest additions to its offerings.

Media Week has been wedged in between Movers and Consoles to produce a three-week experience known as The Block. SILV has expanded its rigging training to include mobile state rigging. Teams will be selected for shadow internships with 4Wall, and some teams will participate in a full production, live event in Vegas.

The full program is at stagecraftinstitute.com with contact information and application forms.

SILV has a limited number of tuition-waiver scholarships available. Recommendation inquiries can be sent to info@stagecraftinstitute.com. SILV is also scheduling interviews at USITT’s Stage Expo in Cincinnati!

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.: Named to The Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces List

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., a provider of intuitive, powerful and practical CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solutions, was selected as one of The Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces for 2014.

The company is committed to social responsibility, supporting the practice of “reduce, re-use, and recycle” and participating in community programs such as the Adopt-A-Highway program, annual food drives, PLANET’s Renewal and Remembrance Service, DC General’s Homeless Children’s Playtime Project, and American Red Cross Blood Drives.

“We’re very excited to be named a Top Workplace by The Baltimore Sun for the second year in a row,” said Stewart Rom, chief marketing officer. “

In addition, Nemetschek Vectorworks supports its employees by offering full medical and 401K benefits packages and providing opportunities for professional growth through a Tuition Reimbursement Plan. Employees are offered discount programs for things like the Columbia Association, AT&T Wireless, and movie tickets. It also frequently hosts events and activities year-round, such as an employee and family event at an Orioles baseball game at Camden Yards, annual holiday and product launch parties, ice cream socials, cookouts, potlucks, and Halloween costume contests.

The distinction of being a Top Workplace is based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP. To learn more about the open positions currently available at Nemetschek Vectorworks, visit www.vectorworks.net/jobs.