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June 2017

Industry Member News

ESTA Publishes Rigging System Inspection Standard

In 2012, ESTA began working on a standard for rigging system inspections, which is now approved as an American National Standard and available for free download at tsp.esta.org/freestandards, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance. It offers guidance on inspecting entertainment rigging systems—which are systems used to lift and support scenery, luminaires, and other equipment overhead in entertainment venues, such as theatres, video/film studios, amphitheatres, and arenas used for live performances or special events—including recommended inspector qualifications and responsibilities, scope and frequency of inspections, content of the rigging inspection report, and related information concerning the inspection process.

Elation Lighting Used at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is presenting UniSon at the Angus Bowmer Theatre through October, a new musical inspired by the poetry of August Wilson. Lighting Designer Alex Jainchill is using dynamic lighting from Elation Professional on the play, including ZCL 360 Bar™ wash/effect lights and Platinum Wash 16R Pro™ moving heads, as well as color-changing Elation Flex LED Tape™.

Rosebrand Introduces Nebula Net

Rose Brand Inc.’s new 26 ft. wide Nebula net provides a high gain, see-through projection surface that’s virtually undetectable to your audience. Projected objects seem to float in midair, or appear out of nowhere. Use Nebula net for stunning effects such as layered projections for concerts, the Pepper’s Ghost effect for theatre, dramatic reveals for corporate events, and holographic effects.


Altman Lighting introduces Jaime Friedstadt as International Sales Director

In a move to expand their International sales division, Altman announces the appointment of Jaime Friedstadt as their new International Sales Director. With knowledge in both the architectural and entertainment lighting industries, Friedstadt will manage the Altman Lighting sales channels in the Caribbean, Latin American, European, Middle Eastern, and African markets.

Schuler Shook announces Nicolò Brambilla as Melbourne Senior Lighting Designer

Nicolò has nearly fourteen years of experience in the lighting industry, working in Australia and internationally in Milan, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, China, and Southeast Asia. His specialty lighting design work for the past seven years in Melbourne has encompassed a range of project types including hospitality, retail, worship, and sport.

ETC hires Chris Patton as Marketing Product Manager for Architectural Luminaires

On May 1, Chris Patton officially joined ETC as the Marketing product manager for architectural luminaires. As a GDS employee, Patton contracted with ETC to serve as the marketing product manager for GDS by ETC products. In his new role, Patton will continue to oversee these marketing efforts, while also working to bring ETC’s unique fixture technologies into the commercial sector.