New DMX Loop
GAMPRODUCTS, INC., Los
Angeles, California has introduced a new addition to
the SX4 family of special effects devices. The SX4 is
designed to be mounted onto a Source Four ellipsoidal
spotlight to convert the unit into an effects projector.
Currently there are four effects trays and GAM has recently
added one more, a DMX controlled Loop Tray. All of the
trays are interchangeable in the SX4 unit. With five
interchangeable effects trays, the SX4 allows users to
choose a four or six gobo changer, color
changer, effects loops, or discs.
The new DMX Loop Tray also has built
in programs for stand-alone operation. Learn more about
the new DMX Loop Tray online at www.gamonline.com. For more
information, contact GAMPRODUCTS, INC., 4975 West Pico Boulevard,
Los Angeles CA 90019; 323-935-4975; fax 323-935-2002.
| CSL Launches
Creative Stage Lighting recently launched
a series of online seminars for lighting professionals. The
seminars will address a variety of topics including new technologies,
products, applications, and how stage lighting and theatrical
professionals can grow their careers.
Richard Cadena, editor
of Projection Lights & Staging News and a 22-year veteran
of the lighting industry, kicked off the series on September
18. Mr. Cadena spoke about how the live event industry is changing
and how working and aspiring entertainment professionals can
best prepare and take advantage of this change.
will be listed at Creative Stage Lighting's website.
The online seminars are free and open to the public. For more
information about current and future online seminars, visit
Joins Rose Brand
Michael P. Reed has joined
Rose Brand as project manager. His experience
in regional theatre includes the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival,
Plays in the Park, the Whole Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey,
the George St. Playhouse and, most recently, shop foreman at
The Paper Mill Playhouse. He graduated from Grove City College
in Pennsylvania with a BA in communications. He lives in Flemington,
New Jersey with his wife, Debra, a costume designer-teacher,
and their two sons, Kaelan and Schuyler.
Million Watch SHoW DMX at Olympics
new SHoW DMX wireless DMX performed flawlessly at the Beijing
Olympics in front of an average of 35 million viewers per day.
NBC Olympics Lighting Designer Steve Brill
of The Lighting Design Group used SHoW DMX to light the
Bob Costas NBC Prime Time Studio set which rotated 360
degrees on a turntable. Power to dimmers mounted on the
revolving set was run through a three-phase commutator,
but DMX data was sent wirelessly from a SHoW DMX Transmitter
in the studio. SHoW DMX delivered DMX data to dimmers,
which controlled 26 key lights on a circular truss over
the news desk.
Helps Light Puccini Festival
Not only is 2008 the year of Giacomo Puccini's
150th anniversary celebrations, it is the 54th year of the Puccini Festival.
The festival now boasts a brand new open-air stage lit with help from
ETC on the shores of Lake Massaciuccoli in the composer's birthplace
of Torre Del Lago, northern Italy.
As well as lighting the opening concert
by La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and
a tribute to Puccini by the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, an ETC Congo Jr.
control desk - with
a second as backup - was used for Turandot, Tosca, Madam
and one of the composer's lesser known operas, Edgar, which featured
a set design by United Kingdom artist Roger Dean
(famous for his album cover designs for top bands such as Yes) and costumes
designed by his daughter, Freyja.
For more information on ETC and its
products, visit www.etcconnect.com.
Curtain Fabric Gets MEA Certification
Fire curtains made with patented ZetexPlus
fabric, a product of Newtex Industries, Inc.,
have been approved for use in proscenium theatres in and around Manhattan
by the New York City Department of Buildings' Report of Materials
and Equipment Acceptance Division (MEA).
J. R. Clancy, Inc., a design, manufacturing, and installation
company for theatrical rigging equipment and a leading supplier of fire
curtains to the theater industry, uses ZetexPlus fabric in the manufacture
of its fire safety curtains and borders. The MEA report, #212-08-M, accepts
Zetex Plus 1210 with or without wire insertion in either black or natural
color. Zetex Plus 800 fabric also was accepted by the report.
than 15 years, Clancy's fire curtains made with Zetex 1210 fabric
have been listed by the California State Fire Marshall for use as Class
I proscenium curtains, a status accepted by code authorities virtually
everywhere in the United States except for New York City. With the new
MEA approval, J. R. Clancy fire curtains are now listed for use anywhere
in the country.
To learn more about Zetex Plus fire curtains from
J. R. Clancy, click
or call 800-836-1885.