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Intelligent Lighting Design: 2013 Year in Review

Discover Intelligent Lighting Design's 2013 Year in Review. For more information, visit www.ildlighting.com.
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This is simply a video showing still pictures from venues across the world. It helps show how far Lighting has come.

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LED fixtures from Chauvet help revive Chicago's Thalia Hall entertainment venue

LED fixtures from Chauvet help revive Chicago's Thalia Hall entertainment venue | Stage Lighting | Scoop.it
CHICAGO -- To the college students and young urbanites who flock to it every weekend, Thalia Hall is one of the buzziest spots in Chicago, a place to kick back, down a local beer with friends, dine on some tasty food and enjoy national acts like Panda Bear and Goat as they perform on a stage illuminated by fixtures from CHAUVET Professional. That's also pretty much how things stood when this four story Romanesque structure opened in 1893 to serve the city's burgeoning Czech population as a concert hall and social hub -- except musical styles were different back then and there were no LED fixtures! However, in between then and now was a dark period when Thalia Hall, which was modeled after the Old Opera House in Prague, stood idle for decades before being given new life by a couple of visionary Chicago entrepreneurs. The
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I believe updating local "chill spots" is important. The better equipment, the better atmosphere and more people will be attracted to this venue.

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Justin Hernandez's curator insight, September 11, 2014 2:51 PM

"Justin H's insight: this article tells on the great story of Thalia Hall in Chicago, and its rebirth to better suite modern performances. Justin Wardel, account executive for Intelligent Lighting Creations, in cooperation with lighting director Tim Schoen, has given new life to a historical building. The duo has worked to install a all new lighting system to better the quality of the multiple live acts that take place in this great live venue. The hall has found itself equipped with 8 Q-Wash 419Z-LED moving washes and 20 COLORado 1-Tri Tour LED pars. The Q-wash brightness and speed as well as its ability to bring out emphasis on skin tone has proved to be a favorite among concert goers as well as light designers. Apart from that the LED fixtures were valued do to their "greener energy". " 

Juan Rosario's curator insight, September 14, 2014 11:56 PM

I like this article.

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'Lighting for the Stage' - a Free Article

'Lighting for the Stage' - a Free Article | Stage Lighting | Scoop.it
The following article is intended to give you an overview on how to approach a design when Lighting for The Stage with an assumption that you already have a basic idea of how to light a show. To do...
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This article was interesting. I learned some things from it, and it's a free guideline!

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Intelligent lighting control - Solextra

Intelligent lighting control - Solextra | Stage Lighting | Scoop.it
It is known that there are scientifically proven standards for lighting that are required in the design , construction and operation of a lighting system. They are different for street lighting, stadium and indoors.
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Lighting control and programming can be difficult, and the easier things are made for us the better. New software with more ease of access always helps

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A LIFE IN THE THEATRE: Lighting Designer Kenneth Posner Talks About 30 Years in the Business - Playbill.com

A LIFE IN THE THEATRE: Lighting Designer Kenneth Posner Talks About 30 Years in the Business - Playbill.com | Stage Lighting | Scoop.it
Kenneth Posner, the prolific lighting designer who received three Tony nominations for the 2012-13 season, talks about 30 years in the industry.

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This insight is very helpful. From someone with so much experience, that has watched the industry evolve and change into what it is now is invaluable information.

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LED strip lighting comes to public transportation

LED strip lighting comes to public transportation | Stage Lighting | Scoop.it
Cycle Saloon, a pedal-powered trolley in Seattle, has been outfitted with led strip lighting.
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I think this is pretty cool. The more places Lighting fits in and the more industries is crosses with the more jobs are available.

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