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Winter 2013 Vol.17 No. 4

Cover Photo: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

Contents Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Montreal.


20 RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM OF CANADA Lighting Life Underwater

By Kevin Young As anyone who has owned even a goldfish can attest, keeping fish alive and healthy in a manmade environment is no easy task, but the folks at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto have made every effort to ensure their residents stay healthy with a series of comprehensive life support systems. These efforts also informed the design and creation of the aquarium’s state of the art lighting systems.

Elegance Meets Efficiency At The


By Andrew King Surrounding its 100th anniversary, the Ritz-Carlton Montreal – North America’s first to bear the prestigious Ritz-Carlton brand – made significant upgrades to its interior spaces, including the guest rooms and condominiums, to bring the luxury and elegance for which it’s known into the modern era.




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Departments 9 News Flashes 16 Agenda 17 In Focus 44 Product Spots 49 Advertisers’ Index 52 Classifieds 54 Project Update EDITOR Andrew King ASSISTANT EDITOR Michael Raine CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Stacey Thompson, Kevin Young ART DIRECTOR Julie Fleming PRODUCTION MANAGER Karen Bashura CONSUMER SERVICES DIRECTOR Maureen Jack PUBLISHER Jim Norris BUSINESS SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE Ryan David BUSINESS MANAGER Liz Black COMPUTER SERVICES COORDINATOR Elizabeth Reading MARKETING SERVICES COORDINATOR Melissa Losier ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT Heather Duncanson PLEASE SEND ALL PRESS RELEASES TO: PRESS@NOR.COM ADVERTISERS’ INDEX For more information on products advertised in Professional Lighting & Production, please see page 49 or visit Professional Lighting & Production is published four times a year by Norris-Whitney Communications Inc. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted without written permission from the publisher. Subscription rates: Canada –1 year $19.00, 2 years $36.00, 5 years $82.00. Outside Canada –1 year $24.00, 2 years $46.00, 5 years $112.00. Single copies: $3.50. Canadian residents add 6% GST, HST (13%) to be added where applicable. To change your subscription address, please send your new address with your old address to Subscription Dept., Professional Lighting & Production, at least six weeks before moving. Unsolicited manuscripts, photos and artwork are welcome but Professional Lighting & Production takes no responsibility for the return of such items. Printed in Canada. PUBLICATIONS MAIL AGREEMENT NO.0040069300, RETURN UNDELIVERABLE CANADIAN ADDRESSES TO CIRCULATION DEPT., 4056 Dorchester Rd., #202, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6M9 1A3, 905-374-8878,


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The 26th annual LDI Trade Show and Conference returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center from Nov. 22-24, 2013. Though the final attendance tally wasn’t available at press time, organizers estimate an increase of about 1,000 attendees over 2012’s total of approximately 8,300. As well, organizers estimate that there were roughly 350 exhibitors, which looks to be at or around the 300-plus figure that had been predicted before the show. The general mood around the show was extremely positive, according to organizers. That opinion is seconded by Adrian Plant of Concord, ON’s KAD Fabrications, who tells PL&P: “This was our fourth LDI and our first one was just after the economic crash, and I would say that of all the [previous shows], this one was probably better than all the others combined. We had a very good response from Canadian dealers and had companies from across Canada come by our booth and significant interest from U.S. companies. I would say, just as a general overall impression, the atmosphere was much more positive than it has been in years past.” As well, Howard Ungerleider of Production Design International tells PL&P, “I thought the LDI Show this year was very well done and that the vendors on the floors really had some great products. It looked like it was well attended and it was huge and well organized. There was all sorts of cool hardware you’d stumble across in the smaller booths and everybody had an LED product; you could refer to it as ‘LEDI.’ It was very positive and everybody who is anybody in lighting was there.” The LDI Show will be returning to Las Vegas in 2014 but dates are not yet confirmed. For more information as it becomes available, go to

Prolight + Sound Ready For March 2014 Run The 2014 edition of Prolight + Sound will be held a month earlier than usual, running from March 12-15, 2014, at the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre in Frankfurt, Germany. As always, there will be a host of exhibitors from all over the world and a complementary educational program for production technology professionals. At the 2013 show, 893 exhibitors from 41 countries presented their products and services to approximately 43,000 visitors. The information and training events at Prolight + Sound 2014 will once again be held under the name Prolight + Sound Conference. This is subdivided into three main sections: event technology, media systems, and VDT Academy. With lectures and presentations, speakers in the media-technology field will pass on knowledge and present product solutions and services from the fields of AV media technology and systems integration. For more information as it becomes available, go to

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NEWS FLASHES Sounds Distribution Launches New Microh DJ Line, Now Distributing Stagemaker Sounds Distribution has introduced its new Microh DJ line, a segment of its Microh Professional Products line, with the goal of continuing to grow its DJ business. As well, Sounds Distribution is now the Canadian distributor for Stagemaker Hoist, an ergonomic solution for event and STAGEMAKER BUSINESS DEVEOPMENT MANAGER RICK MONTGOMERY (LEFT) & performance rigging applications. SOUNDS DISTRIBUTION PRESIDENT ROHAN PERSAUD. Initially, the Microh DJ line will be comprised of lighting products for DJs and mobile performers. “We’ve done very well with Microh Professional because of how competitive we can be with our pricing,” comments Rohan Persaud, President of Sounds Distribution. “Based on that success, we’re launching our Microh DJ line.” According to Persaud, the line will offer dealers and end users similar products to those offered by major manufacturers of mobile DJ lighting products at pricing below what’s available in the U.S. market The Stagemaker product is designed for rigging events, performance venues, road shows, theatres, television and film studios, casino showrooms, boardrooms, convention facilities, and houses of worship. For more information, contact Sounds Distribution: 905-428-9062,,

SF Marketing Named Canadian Distributor For ADJ Group ADJ has named SF Marketing as its exclusive distributor of American DJ Lighting, American Audio, and Global Truss America/DuraTruss products throughout Canada. “We’re extremely excited to enter into this agreement with SFM,” says Toby Velazquez, President of the ADJ Group. “Both of our companies share the same corporate philosophy of expanding our markets by educating and serving our customers better. Everything about SFM has impressed us, from its modern and spacious facility to its large, highly-trained, and dedicated staff. Our products now have outstanding representation in Canada.” SFM has different divisions covering all areas of the lighting and audio market, including DJ, pro audio, and MI dealers, rental and staging companies, commercial integrators, and more. “Our products have evolved to the point where they now have applications in a wide variety of markets, so this is another area where ADJ and SFM are a good fit,” adds Velazquez. “We look forward to enjoying many successful years together.” For more information, contact SF Marketing: 514-780-2070, info@, SFM PRODUCT MANAGER GHYSLAIN CHAMPAGNE.

Solotech Announces New Strategic Shareholders

François Ménard, president and shareholder of Solotech, has announced three new strategic financial partners for the company: Claridge, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins, and Investissement Québec. These changes are part of a reorganization of the company’s share ownership that also includes the departure of some major shareholders, namely one Quebecbased institutional investor and Denis Lefrançois, co-president and one of the main architects of Solotech from its beginnings in 1977. Ménard comments, “The addition of these three major investors coincides with the company’s plans to expand, through organic growth and acquisitions, and its global ambitions.” Marie-Claude Boisvert, COO for Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins (CRCD), adds, “With this partnership, CRCD is pursuing its main mission of offering flagships of the Québec economy leverage to accelerate their growth and create quality jobs.” For more information, contact Solotech: 877-514-7656, SOLOTECH PRESIDENT FRANÇOIS MÉNARD. 10 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION

Aquarii Enters LED Market, Now Distributing LightAct

A team of industry professionals has come together to form Aquarii, Inc., a Camillus, NYbased provider of engineered LED lighting solutions and now the sole North American distributor for LightAct. “Aquarii fills a hole in the lighting market AQUARII PRESIDENT by combining a RAYMOND CARROCK. new class of LED lighting fixtures with custom solutions that include professional engineering,” says President Raymond Carrock. LightAct is a lighting control system that has not previously been sold in the North American market and was debuted by Aquarii at LDI 2013. For more information, contact Aquarii Inc.: 315-672-8807, sales@,

Tour Tech East Confirms 2014 All Access Dates

Tour Tech East has confirmed the dates of its 14th annual All Access trade show. The 2014 show will run Jan. 30-31, with the company’s annual fundraiser party in support of the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia happening the night of Feb. 1. As always, the trade show and party will be at Tour Tech East’s headquarters in Dartmouth, NS. The educational programming schedule is yet to be released, but the event will include audio, video, lighting, and staging seminars and presentations covering tracks like broadcast, commercial AV and distribution, and live production. For more information as it becomes available, contact Tour Tech East: 902-468-2800,,

J.R. Clancy Appoints New Domestic Sales Manager

J.R. Clancy has announced that Matthew M. Mullen has joined its staff in the position of Domestic Sales Manager. In his most recent position as VP of Beck Studios, Mullen was responsible for 40 per cent of annual sales, as well as for negotiating and estimating large contracts, establishing budgets and specifications with architects and consultants, and building working relationships with clients. “ We h a v e worked with Matt MATTHEW M. MULLEN on a number of projects over his nearly 30 years at Beck Studios and he has been a team player and a knowledgeable professional on every job,” says Mike Murphy, J.R. Clancy president. For more information, contact J.R. Clancy: 800-836-1885,


NEWS FLASHES PLASA Announces 2013 Election Results

PLASA’s elections to determine positions on its European and North American regional boards and its central governing body concluded on Oct. 31 2013. Four positions were up for election on the North American Regional Board with Eddie Raymond of IATSE Local 16 elected for his second term as chair. Fred Mikeska of A.C. Lighting and Brian Lawlor of IATSE are taking the distributor and organizational representative positions, respectively. Dana Taylor joins the board as the individual representative. The governing body elections focused on filling a single at-large position. Steve Terry of ETC retained his position and will continue working with individual member John McGraw and John Simpson of White Light as the three at-large members who sit on the governing body alongside the chair, vice chair, and treasurer of each of the regional boards. All the candidates will commence threeyear positions on their respective boards on Jan. 1, 2014. For more information, contact PLASA: 212-244-1505, FAX 212-244-1502,

David North Named GM Of ETC Rigging ETC has tapped David North to fill a newly created GM position for the company’s line of rigging equipment. North will direct ETC Rigging’s strategy around the globe. “We believe that the expansion of this product family is extremely important to ETC,” explains ETC President Dick Titus. “I am confident that David will help grow this aspect of our business and contribute to the success of ETC Rigging in the DAVID NORTH future.” North has been involved in ETC’s rigging product development since the beginning, and adds: “It’s an exciting time to be at ETC. We’re working together to create innovative new solutions and expand the product offerings and services of ETC Rigging throughout the world.” For more information, contact ETC: 608-831-4116, FAX 608-836-1736, americas@,

NSCA Updates Website

The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has unveiled a new website to make it easy for members and industry professionals to find the information they need. The organization says feedback from members about the most valuable NSCA data and resources provided direction for NSCA’s branding project over the last year, leading to a focus on providing business resources and solutions to the electronic systems industry. On the updated website, members and non-members will find policy updates and regulatory news, the latest research data and industry trends, training resources for business management and leadership, and more. The site also makes it easier for other industry professionals to locate low-voltage systems integrators for upcoming projects. The updated site can be accessed at



Ross Video Acquires MCP

Ross Video has acquired MCP (Mobile Content Providers), a mobile sports production packager based in South Florida. Ross plans to transform MCP into a national mobile production company. “The North American truck market today primarily consists of national companies that simply rent large trucks and small regional owner-operators. We saw a need for a national, high quality mobile content provider that is better aligned with the need to produce economical Internet and broadcast content,” notes David Ross, CEO of Ross Video. “MCP has an innovative model that we will be expanding on. Mitch Rubenstein’s 20 years in sports production and experience as a sports producer are a major asset to our plans.” For more information, contact Ross Video:,


PLASA Focus Returning To Nashville in 2014

The PLASA Focus event series is returning to Nashville, TN’s Nashville Municipal Auditorium from Feb. 18-19, 2014. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the latest technologies from major brands, network with peers, and take advantage of educational programming. Running alongside the show is the PLASA Professional Development Program, which offers two days of free educational seminars and workshops. The program is an opportunity for visitors to further develop their industry knowledge, take part in discussions, and have their questions answered by industry experts. For more information, go to

Registration Open For 2014 NAMM Show

Badge registration is now open for the 2014 NAMM Show, which will be held in Anaheim, CA from Jan. 23-26. As in 2013, the lighting segment of the trade show will be housed in the arena portion of the Anaheim Convention Center known as the “The Venue.” The Venue showcases the latest innovations in entertainment technology to buyers from nightclubs, theatres, playhouses, stadiums, arenas, concerts and touring, houses of worship, leisure attractions, and the DJ market. For more information, contact NAMM: 760-438-8001, FAX: 760-4387327,,



Long Reach Long Riders Release Details Of 2014 Trip

The Long Reach Long Riders have announced the dates and route for their next charity ride. The 11th annual Long Reach Long Riders charity ride, dubbed “Carpe Diem! Carpe Twisty! 11 Great Years of Riding,” is scheduled for July 12-19, 2014. The ride will begin in Baltimore, MD and go through the West Virginia mountains, the horse country of Virginia, and the rolling hills and cornfields of central Pennsylvania before returning to Baltimore. The Long Reach Long Riders began riding for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The ESTA Foundation’s Behind the Scenes program in 2004. Since that first ride, the LRLR, which is made up of entertainment industry professionals including some Canadian riders, has raised more than $400,000. For more information, go to

Soundcraft Canada Becomes SC Media Canada

Soundcraft Canada, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has officially re-branded as SC Media Canada. Four years ago, Soundcraft Canada made a strategic move by launching its new division, SC Media Technologies. A few months later, the company signed SC MEDIA CANADA PRESIDENT JEAN DAOUST a distribution agreement with video products manufacturer Barco, which continues to this day. Jean-Louis Blanchard, Executive VP of Sales, comments, “Today, the company distributes much more than audio products; we are a key player in the Canadian multimedia market. That is why it became necessary to choose a corporate name that reflected our new mission.” SC Media Canada President Jean Daoust adds, “The success of the company was built on two major factors: the best portfolio of the whole audio industry … as well as a great team of professional people that really cares about our customers.” For more information, contact SC Media Canada: 514-780-0808,,


LFI Celebrating 25th Anniversary In 2014

LightFair International will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014. Next year’s LFI show will take place June 1-5, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In 2014, the trade show floor space will increase to over 200,000 sq. ft. and organizers are introducing integrated design and exhibitor seminars in the exhibit hall. There will be an expansion of alternative energy streams, including solar power and software categories, and a new focus for the conference on integrated design and four theme areas: inspiration, technology and tools, problem-solving, and integrated design. LFI organizers are expecting more than 500 exhibitors, 25,000 registered attendees, and 70 or more accredited courses. For more information, contact LFI: 404-220-2220,, 14 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION

Robe Lighting Inc. Appoints New CEO

Robe Lighting s.r.o has announced the appointment of Bob Schacherl as CEO of its U.S.-based operation, Robe Lighting Inc. Robe s.r.o.’s Sales Director Harry von Den Stemmen comments, “Bob is absolutely the best possible lighting professional we could have to lead Robe in the U.S. We share the same core values and his dynamic approach and progressive thinking [make for a great fit].” Adds Schacherl: “I have always admired Robe for the way they conduct their business, the innovative products they bring to the market, and the brilliant people who are integral to the operation.” MDG Fog Generators distributes Robe products in Canada. For more information, contact MDG: 514-727-6040,,

PL&P SUPPLIER SERVICE SURVEY PL&P surveyed lighting and video professionals across Canada to find out their thoughts and preferences with regards to their working relationships with manufacturers and distributors. Here are the results… WHEN PURCHASING GEAR FOR YOUR RENTAL INVENTORY, LIVE PRODUCTION APPLICATIONS, OR INSTALLATIONS, DO YOU PRIMARILY PREFER TO: Audition similar products from a variety of brands to find the best 0% Stick with a brand/model based on past success, consistency, and reliability 19.05% Research specs and consider external opinions to make a decision 9.52% Consult a trusted distributor/retailer/ consultant for recommendations 14.29% A combination of the above 57.14%

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING DO YOU FIND MOST IMPORTANT IN A MANUFACTURER/DISTRIBUTOR SUPPLYING PRODUCT FOR YOUR JOB? Good initial training and ongoing support Potential cost savings Previous success on similar jobs/applications

61.90% 14.29% 23.81%

IN YOUR OPINION, WHICH MEANS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ONGOING EDUCATION DO YOU FEEL WILL GROW QUICKEST IN THE COMING YEARS? Manufacturer or distributor-led in-person training initiatives 14.29% Industry workshops, seminars, and panels 19.05% Online resources including webinars, demo videos, etc. 52.38% Individual exploration through available literature, publications, etc. 9.52% Other 4.76% IN YOUR OPINION, WHICH MEANS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ONGOING TRAINING OFFERS THE BEST OUTCOME FOR THE INVESTMENT? Manufacturer or distributor-led in-person training initiatives Industry workshops, seminars, and panels Online resources including webinars, demo videos, etc. Individual exploration through available literature, publications, etc. Other

38.10% 19.05% 33.33% 9.52% 0%

HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN PART IN A LIGHTING/VIDEORELATED WEBINAR, AND WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE EXPERIENCE? I have, and found it quite valuable 19.05% I have, and found it somewhat valuable 28.57% I have, but was disappointed with the investment (time, financial, etc.) 4.76% I haven’t, but would should a topic of interest be presented 38.10% I haven’t, and don’t plan to 9.52% IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS, HAVE YOU MADE A CONSCIOUS DECISION TO STOP PURCHASING FROM A PARTICULAR SUPPLIER? Yes No

76.19% 23.81%

IF YOU ANSWERED “YES” TO QUESTION #6, WHAT LED TO THAT DECISION? Poor product quality Poor technical support Poor or inconsistent service Found a preferred supplier for that type of product N/A Other

0% 28.57% 19.05% 23.81% 19.05% 9.52%


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Jim Steele

By Stacey Thompson


hile Jim Steele now holds a prominent and enviable position on the landscape of live production in the country, it’s one that he’s come into through a rather unusual series of events. The current Director of Live Production and Venue Technology with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), Steele started his career in production “by accident,” as he tells it, being offered a position at Toronto’s iconic Massey Hall seemingly out of the blue while working as a commercial still photographer. After seven years at Massey, friends encouraged Steele to apply for an open position as Director of Event Operations and Production with MLSE, so he decided to take a chance on it. It’s a good thing he did, because not only did he land the position, but a few years later he’d be promoted to his current appointment. For someone who landed such a position rather haphazardly, Steele is certainly conquering his projects like a man conquering a mountain. The confidence came with time and experience, he explains. “It was like starting any new job, really. It was a mixture of excitement and trepidation, self doubt, self confidence, and learning – the excitement of learning and interacting with new people. It can be emotionally complex with so much going on,” he says, and that’s compounded when such things are going on in some of the largest and highest-profile sporting and event venues in the country. These mixed emotions didn’t disappear after the first day. There are many key responsibilities that comprise his rather catchall job title, and each is important to keeping events and venue operations running smoothly. “I am in charge of the people who look after the technology deployed in game presentations, the incoming production elements necessary to host touring productions, and custom, corporate, and locally-produced concerts and events,” Steele says in summary. Subsequently, the hurdles he might face on any given day vary greatly depending on the task at hand. “It all depends on the show,” he reiterates of such challenges. “Sometimes it’s the size of the show, the expectation of the team or patron, and at times it’s a jurisdictional compliance issue that is more strict in Ontario or Toronto than it is in other places a touring production might visit.” Working behind the scenes for so long has given Steele a true appreciation for what it takes to create live music. He says he admires the musicianship and the talent and charisma it takes to get up in front of thousands and command their attention. In fact, the energy exuded by a massive audience is one of the things he loves about his job. “It’s the applause between the final song and encore,”

Steele names as a part of his work that never goes stale. “It’s that or, depending on the artist, the anticipation in the crowd before the artist hits the stage.” Unlike some of the patrons he serves – namely the diehard Toronto Maple Leaf fans – life doesn’t begin and end at the rink for Steele. He has been married to his wife, a theatrical stage director, for 18 years. Whenever she needs a hand with lighting or other technologies for a production, Steele certainly tries to help her out. Though the two don’t have children, it’s not just them at home – sometimes to the chagrin of Steele’s sinuses. “We have a cat,” he tells PL&P. “We’ve always had a cat. It’s her cat. I’m allergic to cats, but I guess it’s nice to have an animal around.” He maintains a busy schedule at work, but the pace doesn’t really slow when he’s off the clock. Steele has traveller’s feet. He has been to all of Canada’s great provinces and one territory, several of the states, and beyond. His biggest adventures to date have brought him to Austria and Kenya. Those trips were both for leisure, meaning there was plenty of time to surround himself in the rich cultures, foods, and experiences that these places had to offer. Next, Steele has his sights set on South Africa as the next vacation destination. He may not have planned to land his current gig with MLSE in Canada’s largest sports-loving city, but that’s certainly not to say he hasn’t embraced the role and enhanced the entertainment experience for patrons living in or visiting Toronto. It’s anyone’s guess what might be next, save for more spectacular shows and maybe, just maybe, some extra gigs during a postseason run by one of MLSE’s sports clubs.

Stacey Thompson is a freelance writer from Toronto. PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION • 17


Richard Schick By Andrew King


hen I first met Richard Schick at a major trade event earlier in 2013, he was introduced to me by a respected peer as “the go-to theatrical consultant on the west coast.” Though I learned shortly thereafter that he’s too humble to embrace such a title, I’ve also come to learn it’s one that’s more than warranted. A co-founder of the two-person team that is Schick Shiner & Associates (his wife Christine is the Shiner and their two cats are the associates), Schick has consulted on nearly 300 projects in the firm’s 22-year history. “There is not a city or major town in Western Canada where we have not had at least one project,” he says proudly. “We have had projects from Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island to Kuwait City and have done this all without advertising or a website. In fact, we’re not even listed in the telephone book. We get all of our projects by referral or invitation, and we are very proud of this.” Born in Radway, AB, a small town about an hour’s drive north of Edmonton, Schick, an only child, moved to Edmonton with his parents in 1954 where he resided until 1985. “My parents were loving and supportive, but had no interest in the arts and were not overwhelmed with my interest in theatre,” Schick explains. “They felt I needed an education so I could get a ‘real job,’ but said I could do theatre in my spare time.” Schick studied electronics for two years at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology hoping it would lead to that “real job.” “It didn’t, because I was just simply bored,” he shares. “One of the assets my parents gave me was an independent mind and a strong desire to make my own way.” After short stints working with lighting at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre and CFRN Television, Schick caught his “big break” when he was hired as the stage manager for Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary. His upward momentum landed him a job as the production manager at the new Citadel Theatre in the late ‘70s – essentially going from a lighting technician in a small theatre to the production manager of the largest regional theatre in Canada in seven years. “This is a comment on the state of performing arts in Canada at the time,” Schick begins, once again displaying his humility. “There was a lack of experienced people available to fill the positions created by the rapid development which was occurring in the theatre business in the late ‘70s and ‘80s in Canada. I was the right person at the right time and my career benefitted from this.” Schick stayed at the Citadel until 1985, taking a six-month sabbatical to study and photograph British theatre architecture thanks to a grant from the Canada Council of the Arts. His partner on the trip? His future wife. “We have a ‘snap shot’ of British theatres of that time in a collection of 4,000 images,” Schick says. “I can say that it was an eye opener for someone who had never left Alberta; luckily, Christine grew up in London and was able to shepherd me around.” Next was a stint as GM of the Gateway Theatre in Richmond, BC, where he spent five years before leaving as the producer/GM functioning as the artistic director. In 1990, Schick once again returned to the Citadel, this time as GM. That stint ended with his resignation in the spring of 1992, but led to the formation of Schick Shiner & Associates. “In my mind, it was a stop gap and I would get a ‘real job’ sooner than later,” he reveals. “Well, it will be 22 years this coming spring and it looks like I have a real job.”

Currently, Schick Shiner has 16 projects on the go, and with his wife easing into a less active role with the firm, Schick has had the chance to work with different contractors on some of those jobs. The company’s biggest challenge over the years, according to Schick, is staying small enough to keep a direct connection with each client despite their growth. “When we started, we decided that we were not going to have employees; we only wanted to be responsible for our mortgage,” Schick explains. “We have kept to that philosophy, engaging other professionals when we needed help, but generally trying to keep the work in-house.” For Schick Shiner, “in-house” is “the house” – the one the couple shares with their cats on an acreage 45 km north of Victoria, BC. “Our commute is short,” the consultant jokes. “In the summer, I work on the deck or take the work to the ocean side in my VW camper. ‘How could life be better?’ we ask ourselves.” The pair also enjoys travel, spending several weeks in the U.K. each year. Schick also continues his work as a photographer on the side, having had his work shown in exhibits or published in books and periodicals. But considering the passion he has for his profession, a day on the job isn’t a far cry from a day off. Schick enjoys the opportunity to work as part of a team on the various projects in which his firm takes part. “I think that performing art is unique among all disciplines in that it’s the only art form that happens in real time,” he muses. “Nothing can happen without consensus, cooperation, and shared decision making. This applies to the actor/audience relationship, the production team, and administration. When the process works,” he says enthusiastically, “magic happens.”

Andrew King is the Editor of Professional Lighting & Production. 18 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION

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As any­one who has owned even a goldfish can attest, keeping fish alive and healthy in a manmade environment is no easy task, but the folks at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto have made every effort to ensure their residents stay healthy with a series of comprehensive life support systems. These efforts also informed the design and creation of the aquarium’s state of the art lighting systems. Located next to the CN Tower in downtown Toronto, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada opened in October 2013. Spearheaded by The Jim Pattison Group and Ripley Entertainment, the attraction offers an extraordinary view of an underwater world populated by marine and freshwater creatures from all over the world. In all, the 12,500 sq. m facility contains over 5.7 million litres of water populated by 15,000plus creatures, including crowd 20 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION 20 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION

pleasers like sharks, jellyfish, stingrays, sea turtles, eels, and the giant pacific octopus. One of the highlights is the Dangerous Lagoon, which features a 97 m long underwater tunnel with a moving sidewalk that allows visitors to stand and gawk at the denizens of the deep without tripping over their own feet. And that is a danger, because there are times when it seems as if the tank walls disappear and you could literally reach out and touch the animals swimming around you. In short, Ripley’s is an overthe-top undersea experience – one that makes it easy to lose oneself. There’s something about the movement of animals underwater – the slow motion grace of creatures we rarely see in the flesh – that fascinates us. When designing a comprehensive lighting pack-

age for an aquarium, however, one of the primary challenges is to provide enough light that visitors don’t literally lose themselves in the space, while also ensuring the health of the critters they’ve come to see isn’t negatively impacted. The task of designing the lighting systems for both the wet and dry areas of Ripley’s Aquarium fell to Toronto’s Mulvey and Banani International Inc. Mulvey and Banani’s electrical, security, and lighting design divisions were all involved in the project. Additional firms involved included Scenework of Guelph, ON, which installed the lighting infrastructure, as well as electrical contractor Symtec. Led by lead designers Paul Boken and Alan McIntosh of the firm’s lighting design division, Mulvey and Banani’s work on the project began in

early 2009 and the company was still actively tweaking the system following the aquarium’s grand opening in October 2013. Lighting plays a huge role in the atmosphere of any faci­lity, but the challenges of providing the wow factor Ripley’s wanted while ensuring the systems and their usage – particularly those installed in the tanks themselves – didn’t compromise the well-being of the animals on display were substantial. The central need, Boken explains, was to provide a high degree of versatility and control to create an environment that mimicked nature and to ensure that future maintenance be kept to a minimum. “Control was important and Ripley’s loved the idea that lights would dim slowly to simulate nature, but aquariums always have issues with maintenance. This is an environment with roughly

70 per cent humidity, so we had to provide a system made up of sealed luminaires that required as little maintenance as possible. From a practical standpoint, that was the mandate. From a creative standpoint, however, they wanted to do something no aquarium had ever done and push the envelope with feature lighting in the exhibit spaces. Many aquariums have very little light on the ‘dry’ side and they wanted something more lively, so it wasn’t just about the tanks; it was about the overall ambience.” Mimicking natural patterns in each environment was a major factor in the design pro­ cess. Those patterns vary great­ ly from one exhibit to the next depending on the geo­graph­ical location featured – tropical environments vs. the Canadian Waters exhibit, for example. Consequently, Boken and MBII worked closely with those in­ timately familiar with the ani­ mals’ needs during a process that essentially found them

stepping in for Mother Nature. “That’s why every fixture is controlled in­ dividually,” Boken says, citing subtleties like the need to gradually dim various fixtures not just to enhance the atmo­ sphere, but also to limit the growth of algae in “hot spots” highlighted by various fixtures. “So, because they’re altering the lighting state in the tanks throughout the day, we chose luminaires that had DMX con­ trol capabilities.” To provide the level of con­ trol and flexibility necessary, LED products were a natural choice, but finding elements that provided the level of light necessary was challenging. Pushing light through water is difficult, McIntosh explains, and doing so involved match­ ing, lumen for lumen, the out­ put of a metal halide source. In some cases, this required highlighting certain sections of the tanks with two LED fixtures. “At the time, Lumen­ pulse had come out with its Lumenbeam LBX LED flood, which got close, but finding bright enough LED fixtures was a long process,” he says. Lighting the dry side – given the fact that the acrylic

tank walls act like mirrors and can reflect light in people’s faces as they gaze into the tanks – was a big task in itself. “They wanted a lot of light,” Boken says, “but managing that light so it didn’t distract from the show, from the fish, was challenging.” Similarly, the installation and commissioning of the system elements for Ripley’s was an all-consuming job, says Scenework’s President, Ron Foley: “Everything that was exposed had to be 3/16 stain­ less steel, and the challenge of that was finding some of those materials, such as Unistrut and stainless steel wireless rope, in the tight timeframes involved.” In virtually every type of project, working around other mechanical infrastructure is a challenge. “But in an aquari­ um, as you can imagine, there’s far more of that infrastructure,” Boken puts in. “Life support systems, fresh and saltwater circulation systems, piping for sprinklers and for equipment that regulates humidity, so we had to move track around a lot. And sometimes we had to sacrifice lighting positions because the pipe goes in before the lighting and, at Ripley’s, the amount of pipe is staggering.” That had a major impact on Scenework’s installation, Foley adds. “We couldn’t just drop truss in and rig it. In one

case, we actually had to split truss so the crane that’s used to low­ er fish into the tank could get through. Originally, that truss was aligned with the building steel, but when we went to put it in it didn’t match up with the existing structure, so we had to add extra steel.” The biggest challenge, however, was finding lighting sources appropriate for under­ water use. While stainless steel could be used on the dry side, that wasn’t an option in the water itself. Stainless steel may not rust to the point where the fixture itself degrades, but sur­ face staining and corrosion will result in the release of foreign elements that are highly detri­ mental to underwater fauna. Finding DMX-controllable fixtures that were powerful enough but still safe for the animals was a lengthy process, McIntosh says. Once possible solutions were identified, they were placed in sealed salt­ water barrels and tested – for months at a time – in Ripley’s Gatlinburg, TN aquarium in an effort to ascertain whether they would work at the depths re­ quired in Toronto without cor­ roding. “We did toxicity tests for various stainless fixtures and couldn’t find one that didn’t leak iron, nickel, or copper into the water. We also couldn’t find a plastic fixture that was du­ rable or bright enough, so we ended up with Boca Flashers; a plastic tube fixture with stain­ less end caps that were coated in a type of Teflon powder coat that’s used on oil rigs and emits no chemicals.” PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION • 21 PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION • 21

The actual spec for the project includes in excess of 108 types of lights. Among them are, for the tanks, 140 W LED 5,700 k white Lumenpulse LBX floods – 24 narrow, six-degree fixtures for narrow beam highlighting and shimmering water effects, and 42 10-degree fixtures, some with spread lenses. “We chose to use spread lenses on certain fixtures because a rectangular beam is easier to work with when focusing light along rock work and avoiding lighting acrylic surfaces, such as the tunnel. Then we used a selection of six-degree, narrow floods, typically located very close to the tank on sharp angles, to create a shimmering effect in the water.” “Over the larger tanks – the shark tank, for example – we also introduced some ellipsoidal Source 4-style fixtures. In the smaller tanks it was easier for us to mount fixtures at low angles, but in the large tanks it was hard to get that angle and that shimmer, but we realized that with an ellipsoidal reflector with a hard edge, we’d get that effect.” In all, six 150 W metal halide ERS 19-degree beams provided by ETC Source 4s were used to create that effect in various tanks. They were also deployed in other areas, McIntosh adds. “In the galleries, we could use track heads to provide texture and highlight exhibits, but in spaces with high ceilings like the Discovery Centre, which is about three stories high, we needed something punchier.” In the largest tank, with its abundance of colour, stunning coral elements, tropical fish, and sharks, 10 140 W LED

RGB flood lights – a blend of narrow and wide beams – were deployed above for accent lighting. Six 150 W metal halide ERS 19-degree beams were used to create shimmering effects in many tanks and 30 of the Boca Flasher underwater LED linear floods are employed to highlight specific areas within the tanks themselves. “The Boca product, however, offered little in the way of control,” Boken says, “but we sacrificed the control element because, with any fixture that’s in the water, the focus is the health of the animals, not the show.” When it came to lighting some of the most ethereal denizens of the deep, jellyfish, the degree of care applied to maintain the health of the critters didn’t come into play as much. “They’re not picky, so we didn’t have to worry about the colour and intensity of the light in the Planet Jellies exhibit, because, with the exception of one tank, all the lights in that gallery are mounted on the dry side. For this exhibit we chose Lumenpulse Lumenfacades because they worked with the tank lights, had the most output, and are Canadian made, but even though they’re not submerged, they still have to have a special corrosion resistant coating.” According to Boken, one underwater lighting application was particularly sensitive - a floor tank where visitors literally walk over jellyfish and where submersible lighting was absolutely necessary. “Jellyfish are particularly sensitive to foreign minerals or elements in the water. Ripley’s would not accept any metal, even coated, or even low voltage electric

devices in the water. In that tank we needed a lot of intensity, so we developed a custom fibre optic system with PVC heads and custom lenses on a custom-built acrylic stand.” In total, approximately 70 linear feet of the lights are distributed evenly to provide colour changes in that tank and are comprised of 150 W halides fitted with colour and sparkle wheels. The level of testing for those fixtures was even more intensive than that applied to the underwater fixtures for other exhibits. “We had PVC heads shipped down to Gatlinburg to try and find the right beam spread – one that was wide enough to cover the tank, but not so bright it would reflect off the top or bottom of the tank, or off the jellyfish waste. There were pages and pages of details for that tank alone. It’s something that hasn’t been done before and it’s all backlit, so underneath the tank there’s a (dry) room that houses fluorescent backlights as well. Behind all the jellyfish tanks we also used a blue lamp – an industrial fluorescent – roughly every two feet.” Control data is distributed throughout the aquarium via Ethernet DMX to nodes at all tank and lighting positions. All luminaires are mounted to pipe truss and/or Unistrut above the tanks and fitted with corrosion resistant PVC breakout boxes and 18-in. twist lock tails. Additionally, there are spare tails above all of the tanks to provide power and control for future expansion. “We knew that, come opening day, we might have to add more light and wanted to give Ripley’s the

ability, as lighting technology evolves, or, if they want to use a different LED light that requires more channels or more lights, for example, to do so easily. The system over each tank is like a theatre grid, with plug strips specially designed to be waterproof, so if they want to hang more lights or move or add lights they can because there’s DMX and power everywhere.” On the dry side, 23 W LED 3000 k ERS Altman ME3 zoom track heads with integral dimming smart track adaptors are deployed and are either shuttered or fitted with gobos to provide texture on the ground and highlight specific exhibits. Additionally, Altman MF3s are deployed as spots and wash fixtures where necessary and 10 W Precision Projection Systems LED wave lights provide additional texture and add practical light without distracting from the show. Colour-changing Altman Spectra Par RGBA 50 W LED floods are also used to pro­vide area lighting to match the colour and mood of specific tanks. “For example, in Canadian Waters they’re a deeper blue and in the tropical areas, more of an aqua.” On the dry side, the low wattage LED track heads are mounted to Altman Smart track, with DMX data carried along a second set of conductors within that track. Altman Spectra Par RGBA 50W LED 4000 K white floods are deployed for a variety of smaller tanks, which need to be lit from ceiling track because they’re positioned in the middle of the floor and over open-

top tanks containing horseshoe crabs, rays, and small hammerhead sharks that visitors are invited to touch. Philips Strand Selecon Pacific 150 W metal halide fixtures with 19- to 90-degree beams are also used in high trim positions in the aquarium’s entry and exit areas, and in the Discovery Zone. The exhibits and creatures themselves may be the main attraction, but great care was also taken with the facility’s lobby and the exterior façade. In the lobby, 40 W LED lights are closely integrated with the architecture and mounted in slots in the ceiling to provide down lighting. “We wanted to find one type of LED element that was high intensity enough to be mounted on a high ceiling and light the lobby properly, but one that also had a fairly narrow beam so we could keep the light from spilling onto a large white feature wall at the back of the space.” Rows of Lumenpulse RGB LED cove lighting fixtures are placed at the top and bottom of that wall – the top row lighting the ceiling and the bottom row lighting a signage band. The wall itself is lit through a large kinetic fish mobile with ETC Source 4 Lustr+ LED ERS colour changing spots placed in such a way as to make the mobile’s elements dance on the wall. Additionally, a secondary layer of 500 W Rosco X24 wave lights was deployed to deepen the lobby’s “underwater feel.” Movement, specifically the type of movement that suggests being underwater, is a major theme of the installation and one that informed the concept for the facility’s exterior façade,

which relies on Martin Exterior 400 LED image projectors with rotating custom gobos layered on top of each other to create an Aurora Borealis effect. “That isn’t necessarily ocean related, but it represents Canada and that was a driving factor for using that Northern Lights effect. The ethereal way things move underwater is elegant and when we chose the effect for the façade, we wanted something that was different but evoked that kind of movement.” A sim-

ilar effect is used above the gift shop near the exit of the exhibits and projected on a Barrisol stretched fabric wall. Control of the system is achieved via a Philips Strand Rack Palette console with 1,500 channels (which is ultimately expandable to 3,000 channels). While it’s an architectural control system, Boken says, it’s similar to a theatrical console in many ways. “My background is theatre and a lot of the people working on the show lighting

are theatre people, so it’s familiar to them, but it also has the ability to provide different zones and cue structures for different areas in the aquarium.” Scenework has been a Philips Strand dealer for 28 years, Foley puts in, and the functionality of the console was a major force informing its specification for this project. “The Rack Palette is the base computer which runs automated cues. Then there’s the control system, which allows staff to bring up special looks that have been pre-recorded manually from six locations equipped with Vision. net controllers and then, after a period of time, the Rack Palette takes over and automatically brings up the day-to-day look again.” The console also cuts down on maintenance, Foley adds, by automatically rebooting itself periodically. Going forward, routine programming will be undertaken by Ripley’s staff, but if an issue arises that they can’t deal with, someone will have to step in, and that someone will likely be a member of Scenework’s staff. While talking to Foley about the install and the potential of future maintenance at Ripley’s, it’s hard not to shake the image of install technicians hanging over open, well-populated tanks full of sting rays and sharks, but Foley insists it’s not something he’s concerned about: “The sharks are already well-fed,” he says, laughing. Kevin Young is a Toronto-based musician and freelance writer


Elegance Meets Efficiency At The

Ritz-Carlton M By Andrew King


t’s a brand that has been syn­ony­mous with luxury, elegance, and class for over a century, and in fact, it’s a brand that was born in Montreal. niker of The Also well known by the mo­ Grand Dame of Sherbrooke Street, the iconic Ritz-Carlton Montreal was the first hotel in the world to carry the Ritz-Carlton name and has been closely linked to the history and culture of its host city since first opening its doors on Dec. 31, 1912. Its neo-classical design, constructed in the palazzo style, continues to stun passersby even from the exterior; however, it’s only once one passes through its doors like so many celebrated figures of the past century that the Ritz’s reputation can be fully appreciated. The hotel has hosted royalty, politicians, and celebrities from around the world and continues that tradition to this very day. Guests have included Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, Richard Nixon, and George Bush Sr. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were wed there in 1964, and it remained a destination for elite travelers from around the globe up until 2008, when the hotel closed its doors to undergo renovations that would usher its accommodations and amenities into the modern era while maintaining the character and charm on which its reputation was built – and which countless other luxury hotels have made an effort to emulate.

Though its official reopening would come in June 2012, with less guest rooms and a series of luxury condominiums added for permanent residents, work would continue over the course of the proceeding 18 months in various parts of the hotel. The firm tasked with updating the A/V and automation systems in the public and private spaces throughout the hotel was St-Laurent, QC’s Galerie Audio Video. Galerie provides audiovisual technology services for designers, architects, and even homeowners, integrating high-end technologies as it has for over 20 years. The Grand Dame’s facelift had been underway for approximately 18 months before Galerie was welcomed into the fold and commenced its work, which in part included the design and integration of all the A/V control and automation systems, the presentation systems in the board rooms and common areas, digital signage throughout the hotel, and all of the lighting control and LED fixtures in addition to integrating and automating the technology in all 24 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION



RITZ-CARLTON MONTREAL 1228 Sherbrooke St. W. Montreal, QC H3G 1H6 514-842-4212

129 guest rooms and 65 condos comprising The Residences at Ritz-Carlton Montreal. “The hotel had originally planned to go with an extensive Crestron system from another integrator, though there were some issues and that didn’t end up working out,” begins Maurice Gaudio, Galerie’s president, about the firm’s origins in the project. “They needed someone to come in and offer some help with the plans that were already in place, so the contractor recommended us and we came in at that point.” For Gaudio and Galerie, the project was comprised of many facets – from the kilometers of cable infrastructure to the automation for the guest rooms and condos through to the lavish lighting designs in public spaces like the stunning Oval Room and Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurant on the site, Maison Boulud. The aim for the redesign of the guest rooms was to meld the old and new – elements of today’s technologies and design features complementing the late-Victorian era vibe interwoven throughout the various spaces. For example, the suites offer advanced entertainment systems with USB charging stations and fully automated climate control while, conversely, some feature the original marble fireplaces dating back to the hotel’s construction in the early 1900s. The Inncom by Honeywell automation systems occupying each guets room, however, are as cutting edge as such equipment comes. These systems will remember a guest’s temperature preferences, include motion sensors that activate lights to guide guests through darkened rooms, and can control the room’s lighting, HVAC, locks, shades, and entertainment systems via simple, user-friendly interfaces. “These systems will send detailed reports as to how often the rooms are occupied, electricity and climate control use – basically, a total cost and usage analysis with a 3D software interface,” says Gaudio. “It fits with the hotel’s plan of maintaining its amenities while maximizing efficiency.” The Royal Suite is a sight to behold. Comprised of 12 rooms for a total of 4,000 sq. ft. – or 4,700 for occupants who book the two adjoined king rooms – the suite has its own private office for security, fine artwork adorning the various walls, a bar connected to the grand salon overlooking the hotel garden, and a whole slew of additional luxuries. For these more elaborate guest accommodations, a feature-rich Crestron control system was deployed. PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION • 25

Ritz-Carlton Montreal “It really brings the customer experience together,” Gaudio says. As the suite is often occupied by celebrities and other members of high society, the Crestron system offers an experience to which they’d be accustomed from their own residences. “It’s quite different to what we’re doing in the other rooms with the Inncom,” Gaudio puts in. As previously mentioned, energy conservation was a consistent thread woven throughout the Ritz’s entire redesign, hence the sophisticated automation systems and motion sensors in virtually every occupied space and the heavy reliance on LED fixtures from brands like Lumi and Colorbeam wherever possible. Public spaces like the banquet halls and reception areas are controlled by Crestron systems for the sound, lighting, and video components installed by Galerie. Any accent lighting contributing to the atmosphere of a public space is an LED or LED RGB fixture, Gaudio explains – even those maintaining the opulent turn-of-the-century aesthetics. The Oval Room, perhaps the grandest space in the entire hotel, is designed to host elite corporate events and galas and features a grand chandelier wrapped by a round cove, which is lit by a series of LED strips. Similar fixtures were used as cove lighting in the atrium space, where the idea was to present a very natural, green look. The meeting and presentation rooms offer a more modern overall appearance. The presentation systems in these spaces are, of course, fully automated, though the mandate was to keep all of the technologies discrete when not deployed. Another highlight of the project for Gaudio and his team was their work in Maison Boulud, a top dining destination in the city serving a unique and modern take on classic French cuisine. The restaurant is outfitted entirely with LED fixtures, including spotlights above the tables and RGB cove lighting illuminating the simply stunning wine cellar. Japanese interior design firm Super Potato was behind the design for the restaurant, and Gaudio is quite fond of what they delivered. “It’s a very impressive space,” he says, “and it was nice to have a hand in it.” Here, Gaudio and his team had 26 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION 26 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION

to help bring Super Potato’s design to life using the equipment readily available in the North American market. Fixture placement was largely informed by the goal of keeping lighting sources out of diners’ sightlines. Like the lobby and other public spaces that see use around the clock, the restaurant has different lighting scenes programmed for different times of day, increasing and decreasing brightness to best complement the external lighting conditions. “And if it’s Christmas or there’s a private event happening and they want to use specific colours, we did a lot of programming for them on that end as well,” Gaudio puts in. The key anchor to Galerie Audio Video’s involvement in the Ritz-Carlton revamp was the company’s experience with and expertise in LED technologies. “It’s still very new to people,” Gaudio begins, “so when it comes to the logistics of LEDs – what’s dimmable and what’s not, which degree of Kelvin you’re dealing with for your whites – we brought all of that expertise to the table.” This was especially crucial when it came to getting everything in sync for the Crestron programming in the primary public spaces. “Everything is DMX controlled as far as dimming on the LED strip and RGB side,” Gaudio explains, adding that the choice of DMX was ultimately informed by reliability. “It’s a very stable protocol that isn’t prone to many issues,” he says. “Of course the engineers did a lot of research to get some basic ideas together, but we were able to bring a lot to their attention when it came to the specific technologies available on the market and how to bring it all together – for example, separating the lighting loads and just making sure the entire thing is bulletproof. That was our goal with the lighting, control, and automation integration.” Ensuring their advice was properly relayed and communicated presented some challenges considering the scope of the job and the sheer amount of professionals from various collaborating companies taking part. “Dealing with the different trades and trying to relay the specifics of the work we do and, more importantly, the technology we work with was a big part of this,” Gaudio






reaffirms, mentioning things like the fine-tuning of the dimming systems and getting the proper lamps to work with the selected fixtures as components requiring extra attention to detail and, therefore, time. “When you’re bidding on a job like this, you’re bidding on what you’re given from the engineer’s perspective,” Gaudio shares. “But we’ve learned to dig deeper during the quoting process to make sure we’re looking at and considering all of the possible outcomes.” In this regard, Galerie’s approach was appreciated, Gaudio adds. “Our clients were very receptive and understood where we were coming from when it came to things needing extra attention and we were remunerated in the end. It’s just something we face on a regular basis that we’re trying to change – people not knowing the ins and outs of AV technologies like this. It’s about making people understand the complexity that goes into what we do.” Galerie’s Pascal Lalonde was the account manager for the entire Ritz project, meaning he was the lead liaison between the various contractors and hotel administration, though Gaudio commends his colleague on going far beyond those responsibilities as a key contributor to the project’s success. Gaudio himself took on the role of lead engineer while also maintaining an all-encompassing role overseeing his firm’s work. Due in large part to those aforementioned complexities with the technologies being deployed, the biggest challenge the Galerie team faced was the tight timelines that came with the job. “There were ongoing deadlines for different aspects of the project, but on a consistent basis over the last few years, we were really crunched on time to do our job properly.” There was one stretch, Gaudio offers as an example, where he and his team – comprised of over 20 members during some of the heavier periods of the job – were pulling 16- to 17-hour days for three weeks straight. A good chunk of that work was related to the extensive system programming, between the in-room Inn­­ com controls, which were largely handled on the manufacturer level, and the more elaborate and customized Crestron controls for the busier spaces. While Galerie has two full-time programmers on its staff certified with Crestron’s CAPE desig-

nation, again because of the scope of the Ritz renovations, the firm enlisted the aid of some additional third-party programmers. The company’s work on the condo residences continues as they’re slowly but steadily being snatched up, with Galerie handling the sales and implementation of the individual AV and entertainment systems for the residents. While aforementioned Japanese interior design firm Super Potato oversaw planning for the hotel restaurant, it was local design firm Patty Xenos Design (PXDI) behind that for the Residences at Ritz-Carlton Montreal. When it came to system programming in the rooms, residences, and the rest of the hotel proper, the idea – as is often the case – was to keep things simple for a minimally technical user base. “We were very thorough with the programming for that reason,” Gaudio offers, “and made sure that virtually anyone could get the most out of their respective system.” The feedback from that user base has been quite positive thus far, and in fact, extends right up the corporate ladder to the hotel’s current owner, from whom Gaudio and his team at Galerie Audio Video have received a personal letter of thanks saying he’d be happy to recommend their services to any professional colleagues. Gaudio is quick to reciprocate the gratitude, and extends it to some of Galerie’s supplier partners for their support throughout the endeavour – namely the teams from Crestron, Inncom, and SF Marketing from nearby Dorval, QC, whose proprietary Lumi brand of professional LED products was crucial to the Ritz-Carlton’s redesign. While Galerie Audio Video’s work will continue into the future as the hotel’s technologies are tasked with new challenges and the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal continue to sell, for the time being, the firm can proudly rest on its laurels having helped one of the most prestigious hotels in the world celebrate its history while pushing forward into a new era of efficiency and elegance. n

Andrew King is the Editor of Professional Lighting & Production.



435 Horner Ave., #1 Toronto, ON M8W 4W3 416-255-9494, FAX 416-255-3514 Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 2003 Officers: J.F. Canuel, Managing Dir.; Fred Mikeska, VP Sales & Mktg.; Tracey Hill, GM Sales Reps: Keith Lewandowski; Lori Bennet; Paul Turpin Lines Carried: Ledgo (video walls) ArKaos (media servers) Advanced Devices, Bates, Hubell, Socapex (connectors) Chroma-Q (LED fixtures, scrollers, gobo rotators) City Theatrical (lighting accessories) ETC (consoles, dimmers, fixtures) GE, Osram, Philips, Ushio (lamps) Jands (consoles) Lycian (followspots) Reel EFX (hazers) The Light Source (rigging accessories) Tourflex (power & data cables)


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1635 Burnett St. E. Signal Hill, CA 90755 562-424-1100, FAX 562-424-3520 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1987 Lines Carried: Adaptive (video walls, video rigging) Allen Products (mounting solutions) ATM Fly-Ware (rigging solutions)

A.C.T LIGHTING CANADA INC. 3250 Ridgeway Dr., #14 Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y6 416-907-6770, FAX 416-628-8406 Year Established: 2012 Officers: Andrew Beck, GM Sales Reps: Andrew Beck; Alex Monast Lines Carried: Clay Paky (automated luminaires) Datashure (data cable) DistroTech (power distribution) GDS (LED house lights, cable testers) MA Lighting (lighting consoles, media servers) Reel EFX (haze machines, fans) Tourplex (power cable) Wireless Solutions (wireless DMX products)


30 Dorchester Ave. Toronto, ON M8Z 4W3 416-703-0425, FAX 416-703-0424, Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1988 Officers: Mark Fine, Pres. Sales Reps: Julie Li; Mark Fine Lines Carried: Airmagic (confetti guns, confetti cannons, t-shirt guns, confetti blizzards, confetti turbines, snow troughs, gerb wands, cobweb spinners, mist tents) Ben Nye (stage blood) CITC (foam machines, bubble machines, mist machines, fluids) Comfort Plus (smoke pens) Eco-feu, Ecosmart (alcohol fireplaces) Eco-scent (scent systems) Inspecta Shield (flame retardant) Look Solutions (smoke machines, fluids) Private Label (confetti, streamers, poly snow) Pyropak, Angel Fire, Res, Next (pyrotechnics) Ultratec (pyrotechnics, smoke machines, snow machines, bubble machines, butane torches, CO2 jets, fluids)


1320 Storm Pkwy. Torrance, CA, 900501 310-784-2464, FAX 310-517-0899 Year Established: 1990 Lines Carried: All Access Staging & Productions (rental staging) Versa Staging (custom fabricated staging)


57 Alexander St. Yonkers, NY 10701 914-476-7987 FAX 914-963-7304 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1953 Number of Employees: 125+ Officers: Robert Altman, CEO Sales Reps: Russell Altman; Nicolas Champion Lines Carried: Altman Lighting (theatrical, TV/film & architectural lighting products)


200 Foster Cres. Mississauga, ON L5R3Y5 905-502-2356, FAX 905-502-2154 Year Established: 1957 Lines Carried: Channel Vision, Gefen, Kramer Electronics (video distribution products) Neutrik (connectors)


15730 Salt Lake Ave. City of Industry, CA 91745 800-359-2684, FAX 626-968-1703 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1952 Number of Employees: 100 Officers: Joe Calzone, Pres.; Deborah Visokay, GM Sales Reps: Raul Salazar; Frank Vasquez; Richard Johnson; Marge Murphy Lines Carried: Anvil (cases)

APOLLO DESIGN TECHNOLOGY 4130 Fourier Dr. Fort Wayne, IN 46818 260-497-9191, FAX 260-497-9192 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1992 Officers: Joel Nichols, Pres.; Keersten Nichols, HR Mgr. Sales Reps: Milad Khouli Lines Carried: Apollo (steel & glass gobos, colour scrollers, gobo rotators, power supplies, gels, dichroics, tape, cable, pattern holders, donuts, top hats, clamps) Multiform (LED fixtures) Spotlight (architectural luminaires)


722 Blue Crab Rd. Newport News, VA 23606 757-591-9371, FAX 757-591-9514, Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1981 Number of Employees: 55 Officers: Scott Humphrey, Pres.; Mike Rampmeyer, COO Sales Reps: Darrell Mann, 757-285-0238; Gordon Moore; Jack Brown Lines Carried: Applied Electronics (trusses, roof systems, custom fabrication, dimmers)


17 Genesee St. Camillus, NY 13031 315-672-8807 Year Established: 2012 Officers: Raymond Carrock, Pres. & CEO; Damon Atwood, Dir. of Sales Lines Carried: Axceleron 150 (down lighting) LightAct (architectural controls)


60 Rotterdam Saint Augustin de Desmaures, QC G3A 1S9 450-515-1705, FAX 450-515-1704, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1994 Officers: Bernard Theriault, Pres.; Dominic Robert, VP Sales Reps: David Bond, Canada & US, 506-863-7469; Kim Theriault, Quebec, 450-515-1705 Lines Carried: Arcofab (trusses, support systems, custom fabrication) Chainmaster (hoists, controls) Motion Lab (controls)

Lines Carried: ARRI (electronic ballasts, fresnels, location & studio tungsten fresnels luminaires, HMI PAR luminaires, portable HMI PAR luminaires, fluorescent luminaires, LED luminaires, open-face tungsten luminaires, production cameras, digital intermediate film scanners, digital intermediate laser film recorders)


14946 Shoemaker Ave., D Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 562-404-5500, FAX 562-404-5505, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1994 Number of Employees: 4 Officers: Rocio Torres, Ops. Mgr.; Roofi Bhure, Pres./CEO Sales Reps: Rocio Torres Lines Carried: Creative Custom Cases (cases)


434 Payran St. Petaluma, CA 94952 707-778-8990, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1979 Lines Carried: AVAB (lighting control systems)


67 Watson Rd. S., #7 Guelph, ON N1L 1E3 519-837-8367, FAX 519-837-2487 Type of Company: Manufacturer Year Established: 2005 Officers: Karen Moore, Pres. Sales Reps: Ron Foley; Karen Moore Lines Carried: Arkadium (channel mounts, emergency transfer panels, POE racks, plugging boxes)

2360 Tedlo St. Mississauga, ON L5A 3V3, Year Established: 1931 Officers: Dale Kroke, Senior VP & GM; Steve Baldwin, Nat. Sales Mgr. Sales Reps: Dave Waddell, BC; Robb Gardner, AB; Colin Funk, SK/MB/ON Lakehead; Mark Czuchraj, ON South & West; Rick Neglia, ON North & East; Frank Di Fruscia, QC; Bill Livingston, Atlantic Provinces; Rick Clahane, TSR Canada; Kevin Strom, Inside Sales West; Chris Hess, Inside Sales East Lines Carried: Hercules (lighting stands) SKB (lighting, hardware & equipment cases)




415 Horner Ave., #11 Etobicoke, ON M8W 4W3 416-255-3335, FAX 416-255-3399, Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1996 Number of Employees: 12 Officers: Glenn Kennel, Pres.; Charlie Davidson, COO Sales Reps: Sebastien Laffoux, 416-579-8292; Steve Linstrum, 647-294-2774

13710 FNB Pkwy., #400 Omaha, NE 68154 800-424-1215, FAX 402-453-7238 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1937 Officers: Gary Cavey, Pres. & CEO; Chris Stark, Sr. VP & COO Sales Reps: Glen Thor, 402-453-4444 Lines Carried: Strong Lighting (stage lighting, projectors) PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION • 29

Marc Laliberte, Eastern Canada, Business & Display Products, 438-993-7494 Lines Carried: Christie (business, entertainment, live event & control room projectors, video walls, video processors, moving digital luminaires)


6110 Des Grandes Prairies Montreal, QC H1P 1A2 514-328-3888, 800-305-2673, FAX 514-328-1363, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1978 Officers: Peter Barry, Pres. Sales Reps: Joanne Duranleau Lines Carried: Barry Cordage (cordage products)


125 Taylor Pkwy. Archbold, OH 43502 800-537-0540 Company Type: Manufacturer Lines Carried: BilJax (scaffold, staging systems)


PO Box 362 Monrovia, CA 91017 626-357-1161, FAX 626-358-3064 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1993 Officers: John Brown, CEO; Mike Zwaal, Pres. Sales Reps: Jeff Llamas, 626-202-5728 Lines Carried: Brown United (bleachers, roofs, staging)


45 Riviera Dr., #4 Markham, ON L3R 5J6 905-475-8903, FAX 905-475-0157 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1985 Officers: Joseph LaRocca, Pres. Sales Reps: John Kyriakoulias Lines Carried: Link (MI pro & lighting cables) Power-x (lighting & AC cables) Theatron, Unity (consumer A/V cables)


45 Banfi Plaza N. Farmingdale, NY 11735 800-227-2852, FAX 631-249-7742, Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1976 Number of Employees: 70+ Officers: Lee Vestrich, Sr. VP Lines Carried: Bulbtronics (entertainment, industrial & commercial replacements bulbs) 30 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION


1166 Steelwood Rd., C Columbus, OH 43212-1356 800-888-2495, FAX 614-486-2788 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1974 Number of Employees: 31 Officers: Steve Burkey, Pres. Sales Reps: Michael Hanna Line Carried: Cabbage, Pelican (cases)


356 rue Jackson Quebec, QC G8Z 4C5 418-666-7333, FAX 418-666-7885, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1997 Number of Employees: 15 Officers: Sylvain Lachance, Pres.; Joanne Perron, VP Sales Reps: Sylvain Lachance; Rene Bellemare; Joanne Perron Lines Carried: Caisse Design (transportation cases)


620 Compton St. Broomfield, CO 80020 800-438-9336, FAX 720-890-4858 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1989 Number of Employees: 40 Sales Reps: Alex Forte, ext. 3989 Lines Carried: Checkers (dog bone connector cable protectors, T-connector cable protectors, access ramps, protector bridges, cable protector expanders, transport carts, rubber duct protectors, cable & hose bridge systems, drop-over cable protectors)


809 Wellington St. N. Kitchener, ON N2G 4Y7 519-744-8005, FAX 519-749-3321 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1929 Officers: Gerry Remers, Pres. & COO, Canada; Jack Kline, Pres. & COO, USA; Dave Muscat, Sr. Dir. of Sales, Canada Sales Reps: Geoff Chick, Central & Western Canada, Business & Display Products, 226-220-9085; John Hallman, Digital Cinema & Rental Staging, 519-572-5250;


100 Carson St., A Toronto, ON M8W 3R9 416-644-1010, FAX 416-644-0404 Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 1985 Number of Employees: 38 Officers: Bob Johnston, Pres.; Michael Rawson, Controller Sales Reps: Nicole Balesdent, 604-255-9743; Matthew La Brie, 403-243-2688; Dan Tulloch; Mark Pearson; Peter Eady, 613-594-5804; David Neal, 604-255-9743; Gary Meiklejohn, 780-488-4867; Rob Badgerow; Olivier Alarie 613-594-5804; Alfred Larter 902-468-8887 Lines Carried: Christie Lites (single- & multi-conductor power cables, control, DMX & XLR cables, electrical distribution boxes, dimming & control, lighting, video, staging, expendables, LED lighting)


48 Rue De Gascogne Montpellier, France 34090 +33-952-210755, FAX +33-957-210755 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 2010 Line Carried: Chromateq (DMX lighting control)


475 Barell Ave. Carlstadt, NJ 07072 201-549-1160, FAX 201-549-1161 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1986 Officers: Gary Fails, Pres.; Gary Vilardi, Gen. Sales Mgr. Sales Reps: Andrew Nikel; JC Moore; Lorlyn Sia Lines Carried: Auqafog 3300 (dry ice fog machines) AutoYoke (yokes) City Theatrical (power supplies & accessories, Color Kinetics products, accessories) EFX Plus2 (effect devices) Lightwright (paperwork tools) SHoW DMX (wireless DMX systems) Vectorworks Spotlight (CAD software)

COAST WIRE & PLASTIC TECH INC. 1048 Burgrove St. Carson, CA 90746 310-639-9473 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1965

Number of Employees: 50 Officers: Mark Vanderwoude, Pres.; Lonnie Pastor, Mktg. & Sales Mgr. Lines Carried: Coast (lighting & video cables, cable assemblies)


620 Margate Dr. Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4247 847-634-4300, FAX 847-634-4988, Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 1979 Number of Employees: 16 Officers: Leo Cole, Pres.; Al Landeros, VP; Beth Cole, HR Admin. Sales Reps: Al Landeros, 847-793-9335; Alyssa Sosinsky, 773-823-1302; Brandon Jonseck, 949-306-6899; Eileen Hess, 913-940-6119; Wayne Alderman, 813-323-5999 Lines Carried: Cabletech (white portable cord) Carol Cable (multi-conductor stage cable, power feeder cable) Gepco (RGB & DMX cables) Hawke (explosion-proof cable glands) Leviton (in-line connectors, Edison plugs) Radix (high-temperature lead wire) Specialty Cord Sets (cord sets, coil cords)


140 John James Audubon Pkwy. Amherst, NY 14228 716-689-5400, FAX 716-689-5644 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1875 Sales Reps: Herb Hart, 949-212-6170; Jennifer O’Leary, 716-689-5472; Ken Tilson, 276-475-1248 Lines Carried: Columbus McKinnon (shackles, lever tools) Lodestar, Prostar (electric chain hoists) Meteor (manual & electric winches)


5304 Derry Ave., Unit O Agoura Hills, CA 91301 818-597-9898, FAX 818-597-9889, Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 2001 Sales Reps: Steve Gilbard, ext. 102; Jim Laschinger, ext. 105 Lines Carried: Pandora’s Box (media servers) Coolux (show control, gestural interfaces)


203 Cooper Cir. Peachtree City, GA 30269 800-553-3879, FAX 800-954-7016, Year Established: 1972 Lines Carried: Zero 88 (entertainment lighting controls)


200 Coyote St., #1405 Nevada City, CA 95959 530-478-0707, FAX 509-356-1787, Year Established: 2000 Lines Carried: BULB EZ (light bulb & lamp lubricant)


PO Box 567 North Creek, NY 12853 518-251-3302 Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 1977 Lines Carried: Compulite (lighting control consoles) Dura-flex (cable) Entertainment Industry Tape (tape) EPS / Dura-Power (power distribution) JB-lighting (lighting fixtures) Kinesys (variable-speed motion control) Northern Case (road cases) Rosco (gel, patterns, fog) Wireless Solution (wireless DMX equipment)


1130 Levis St., # 4 Terrebonne, QC J6W 5S6 800-353-1003, FAX 450-492-6066 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1968 Number of Employees: 3,300 Lines Carried: Daktronics (freeform LED lighting, transportable video systems, large-screen LED video systems) Vortek (automatic rigging systems)

DAZIAN – CREATIVE FABRIC ENVIRONMENTS West Coast: 7120 Case Ave. North Hollywood, CA 91605 818-287-3800, 877-432-9426 FAX 818-287-3810 East Coast: 124 Enterprise Ave. S. Secaucus, NJ 07094 201-549-1000, 877-232-9426 FAX 201-549-1055, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1842 Number of Employees: 45 Officers: Jon Weingarten; Milt Wolfson Sales Reps: Stan Szpilka, East Coast; Steve Weiss, West Coast, Sales; Armine Weiss, Rentals, 818-287-3811

Lines Carried: Dazian (light-blocking fabrics, PFR fabrics, IFR stretch fabrics, masking & decorative draperies, chandeliers, LED columns)


1600 NW Compton Dr., #100 Hillsboro, OR 97006 971-205-7086 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1971 Officers: Sat Narayanan, VP of Display Solutions Americas Sales Reps: Tod Gooch, 714-651-3333; Patrick Ellis, 770-596-4163; Joseph Viola, 603-860-8210; Lines Carried: Delta (indoor & outdoor LED displays, megapixel displays, video walls, video wall controllers)


110 St. Clair Ave. W., #107 Toronto, ON M4V 1N4 416-924-8616, FAX 416-961-5874, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1992 Officers: Linda Richards, Pres.; Wolf Leuthner, Exclusive Distributor Lines Carried: Derksen (projection systems, motorized accessories, gobos, lenses, special effects)


10228-140 St. Edmonton, AB T5N 2L4 780-421-1940, FAX 780-452-0036, Number of Employees: 5 Officers: Victor Keith, Owner Sales Reps: Victor Keith Lines Carried: Neo-Neon (LED lighting) Osram LED Products (RGB lighting systems)


PO Box 464 Oaklawn, IL 60453 708-499-0107, FAX 708-499-0046 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1986 Sales Reps: Rufus Warren Lines Carried: LD Assistant (software)


1501 Route 34 S. Farmingdale, NJ 07727 732-919-3119, FAX 732-751-5778 Company Type: Manufacturer Lines Carried: Dialight (lighting solutions, signals, circuit board indicators, panel mount indicators) PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION • 31

Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1988 Lines Carried: Eiki (digital projectors)

ENGINEERED CASE MANUFACTURERS INC. DIGITAL PROJECTION INC. 55 Chastain Rd., #115 Kennesaw, GA 30144 770-420-1350 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1989 Lines Carried: Digital Projection (largevenue projectors)

DIVERSITRONICS INC. 1200 W. 35th St., #268 Chicago, IL 60609-1305 773-650-4900, FAX 773-650-4902 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1967 Officers: Horst Weinberg, Pres.; Pat Weinberg, Exec. VP Lines Carried: Diversitronics (strobes, special effects)

DJSCREEN.COM 3130 Henri Bourassa E. Montreal, QC H1H 1G8 514-244-5532, FAX 514-807-5532, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 2007 Officers: Fabrizio Sciola, Co-Pres.; Dino Sabelli, Co-Pres. Lines Carried: DJScreen (screens, stands, hardware)

DOUG FLEENOR DESIGN INC. 396 Corbett Canyon Rd. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 805-481-9599, FAX 805-481-9599, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1990 Number of Employees: 10 Lines Carried: Doug Fleenor Design (products for DMX-512)

DOUGHTY ENGINEERING USA INC. 401 South Mount Juliet Rd., #235/145 Mount Juliet, TN 37122 615-470-5255, FAX 615-470-5389 Company Type: Manufacturer Lines Carried: Doughty (clamps, quick trigger clamps, truss adapters, couplers, stands) 32 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION

DOVE LIGHTING SYSTEMS INC. 3563 Sueldo St., E San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 805-541-8292, FAX 825-541-8293 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1982 Officers: Gary Dove, Owner Lines Carried: Dove Systems (lighting consoles, submaster add-ons, dimmers, hardware) Scenemasters (lighting consoles) Wort (power supplies)


3200 Liberty Ave. North Bergen, NJ 07047 201-770-9950, FAX 201-770-9956 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1993 Officers: Dru Whitacre, Pres.; Kevin Goodrich, COO Lines Carried: Drape Kings (drapes, pipe & drape hardware)


11054 County Rd. 71 Lexington, AL 35648 256-229-5551, FAX 256-229-5552, Type of Company: Manufacturer Officers: Francisco Guerra, Owner Sales Reps: Jodi Smith Lines Carried: Aromastat (fragrance delivery systems) ScentZone 100 (dry-wave scent machines)


16215 Piuma Ave. Cerritos, CA 90703 800-422-6827, FAX 562-924-2233 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1938 Sales Reps: Dan Neill, 562-402-8335; Joe Belli, 562-402-8335 Lines Carried: Eide (metal structures, retractable structures, tensile structures, canopies, awnings, canvas products)


PO Box 156 Midland, ON L4R 4K8 800-563-3454, FAX 800-567-4069,

5191 Creekbank Rd. Mississauga, ON L4W 1R3 905-366-2273, FAX 905-366-0219 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1995 Officers: Steve Binder, Pres.; Keri Morris, Ops. Mgr. Sales Reps: Steve Binder, ext. 24; Keri Morris, ext. 23 Lines Carried: ECM Cases (custom ATA laminate & aluminum cases, moulded plastic cases)


185 Renfrew Dr. Markham, ON L3R 6J3 905-940-3254, FAX 905-944-3762 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1981 Lines Carried: PowerLite (multimedia & cinema projectors)


21000 Trans-Canada Hwy. Baie D’Urfe, QC H9X 4B7 877-374-5266, FAX 514-457-0055 Company Type: Distributor Officers: Martin Szpiro, Pres.; Christian Bouchard, VP-Erikson Pro; Arthur Bronstein, Div. Mgr.; Sales Reps: Dan Durbin, 416-833-2405; Kyle McIntosh, 604-217-2183; Clive Smolana, 902-829-2759; Arthur Bronstein, 514-457-7588; Lines Carried: Aphex (audio, broadcast & studio equipment) Aurora Multimedia (AV IP based control systems, video distribution) Cloud Electronics (zone mixers, amplifiers, headset distribution) Covid Cable (cables, custom wall plates, connectors) Denon & Marantz Pro (installed & portable CD/Blu-ray/AV network players) Hall Research (video products, matrix switchers, processors, signal extenders) Lowell Manufacturing (loudspeaker & installation accessories, enclosure systems, cabinets, racks, consoles, power distribution) Peerless AV (mounting solutions, wireless solutions, kiosks) Qomo Hitevision (interactive white boards, document cameras, audience response systems) RDL- Radio Design Labs (AV modules for specific applications) Rolls Corporation (mixers, amplifiers)


21000 Trans-Canada Hwy. Baie D’Urfe, QC H9X 4B7 514-457-2555, FAX 514-457-00555, Company Type: Distributor Officers: Christian Bouchard, VP-Erikson Pro Sales Reps: Clive Smolana, 902-471-7393; Darrell Sweeney, 514-969-8873; Gabriel Vitale, 416-662-1961; Clayton Hubick, 780-991-3204 Lines Carried: Chauvet (DJ effect lighting, accents, foggers, lasers) Doughty (clamps for lighting & accessories) Iluminarc (architectural lighting) Jem (fluid) MACOSTAR (theatrical stage & studio lighting) Martin (professional lighting, controllers) Quest Decor (LED flexible tape) Quest Vision (video panels) Saf-T-Rig (lighting clamps)

ETC (ELECTRONIC THEATRE CONTROLS INC.) 3031 Pleasant View Rd. PO Box 620979 Middleton, WI 53562 608-831-4116, FAX 608-836-1736 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1975 Number of Employees: 700 Officers: Fred Foster, CEO Sales Reps: Mike Griffith, Dir. of Sales Lines Carried: ETC (entertainment & architectural lighting equipment)


1601 Jack MacKay Blvd. Ennis, TX 75119 800-321-6699, FAX 800-996-3821 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1977 Lines Carried: ETA (electrical sequencing control modules, rack mount power conditioning & distribution units, electrical control modules, accessories)


1550 Bayly St., #18 Pickering, ON L1W 3W1 905-839-0331, FAX 905-839-0476 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1990 Number of Employees: 4 Officers: David Hubbarde Sales Reps: Mike Chessman Lines Carried: Exhibit & Display Truss (trussing systems, truss)


1025 E. Ball Rd. Anaheim, CA 92805 800-633-9876,

Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1983 Lines Carried: Extron (video & audio products)

F FEHR BROS INDUSTRIES INC. 895 Kings Hwy. Saugerties, NY 12477 845-246-9525, FAX 845-246-3330 Year Established: 1857 Sales Reps: Scott Grant Lines Carried: Chicago Hardware (rigging hardware) Felco (cable cutters) Gripple (cable adjusters) Lift-All (round slings) Loos & Co (cable swagers)


111 Marclen Dr. Kingston, ON K7L 5H6 647-834-1824, Year Established: 2010 Lines Carried: Dedolight (lighting instruments)


12705 South Van Ness Ave. Hawthorne, CA 90250 323-779-2980, FAX 323-754-1141, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1995 Officers: Jim White, CFO; Jim Obbink, CTO, EVP Sales & Mktg.; Harry Libby, COO, China Sales Reps: Tom Kim, 925-783-3322; Guy Esposito, 702-469-6285; Adam Karbaf; Richard White; Harold Thompsen; David Vosika; Tom Mayer; Bob Kilburn; Mike Milka; Mark Hood Lines Carried: Fulham (emergency ballasts, emergency lighting systems, exit signage, controllable ballasts, sensors, switches, electronic HID ballasts, induction lighting systems, cold temperature ballasts, CFL ballasts, UV & tanning ballasts, LED drivers, LED modules, lamps)


665 Tradewind Dr., #1 Ancaster, ON L9G 4V5 905-304-1348, FAX 905-648-0745 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1995 Lines Carried: FX Worx (pyrotechnics, fireworks, consumables, pyrodigital controllers, confetti launchers, streamers, flame effects, cryojects, snow machines, smoke machines, diffusion foggers, foam generators, search lights, star drops, custom effects equipment)


3185 First St. St-Hubert, QC J3Y 8Y6 450-678-7226, FAX 450-678-4060, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1980 Officers: Phillipe Laforest Sales Reps: Robert Heimbach; Hubert Dubeau Lines Carried: Gala Systems (orchestra, stage, scenery & piano lifts, seating risers, table lift for multi-purpose configurations)


468 South Service Rd. E. Oakville, ON L6J 2X6 800-443-4925 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1892 Lines Carried: SHOWBIZ (stage & studio lamps)


1036 Elkton Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80907 719-548-9774, FAX 719-548-0432, Year Established: 2013 Officers: Scott Longberry, Pres. Lines Carried: ColorExpress (gelstrings) Wybron (parts & service)


18465 NE 68th St. Redmond, WA 98052 800-536-1800 Year Established: 1966 Lines Carried: Genie Lifts (aerial work platforms)


2052 Mountain Industrial Blvd. Tucker, GA 30084 888-422-2737, FAX 770-938-0150 Year Established: 1988 Lines Carried: Georgia Case (custom designed ATA cases) Pelican, Hardigg, Storm (plastic & roto molded cases)


500 Thorndale Ave. Wood Dale, IL 60191 800-966-0069, FAX 847-795-8770 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1927 Officers: Gregory B. Kenny, CEO, General PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION • 33

Year Established: 1965 Officers: Kevin Mallory, VP & GM; Paul Ashworth, Dir. of Finance Sales Reps: Sean Bowker, 905-434-4475; Mike Linney, 416-996-4096 Lines Carried: Hubbell (lighting solutions) Cable; Greg Lampert, EVP, Pres. & CEO, General Cable N.A.; Brian Moriarty, VP, N.A. Sales, General Cable Sales Reps: Mike Yaffe, 818-968-7003; Lance Thompson, 914-479-8228; Rick Thompson, 847-942-7990; Rex Austin, 615-944-0812; Matt Hayes, 847-778-8347; Eric Hall, 832-373-8453 Lines Carried: Gepco Brand (broadcast & commercial A/V wire & cable solutions) Carol Brand (electronic cables, portable cord products) V-CON (multi-channel video connector system) Gepco Powered by MultiDyne (fibre transport)


11054 County Rd. 71 Lexington, AL 35648 256-229-5551, FAX 256-229-5552 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1991 Officers: Francisco Guerra, Pres./CEO; Jamey Austin, Dir. of Mktg. & Design Sales Reps: Mike Giles Lines Carried: SnowMasters (evaporative snow) FogMasters (fog & cryo products) FoamMasters (foam products) ConfettiMasters (confetti cannons) BubbleMasters (bubble-making products) Eco-Scent (scent technology products) Flogos (floating/flying logos) Proluminary Lighting (stage lighting equipment)


10945 Pendleton St. Sun Valley, CA 91352 818-767-8899, FAX 818-279-9898 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1994 Officers: Mark Ravenhill, Pres.; Udo Kunzler, Owner Sales Reps: Ed Cheeseman, 810-423-0553; Rick Fallon, 518-526-9097; Dusty Hudgins, 512-484-9232; David Park, 562-552 5099 Lines Carried: GLP German Light Products (automated lighting fixtures) G-LEC (video solutions) Scenex Lighting (LED lighting) Cosmic Truss (truss & support systems) 34 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION


3700 Croissant des Caryers Brossard, QC J4Z 3S7 514-944-8836, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 2011 Company Officers: Ivo Dielen, Pres.; Marc-Andre Turgeon, Managing Partner Lines Carried: Goboland (custom glass & black steel gobos)


387 Gaboury Pl. Winnipeg, MB R2H 0L5 204-284-9297, 866-477-5483 FAX 204-475-7487 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1980 Officers: Jim Shwetz Lines Carried: Off Broadway (followspots, dimmers, stands, clamps, accessories)


PO Box 9327 South El Monte, CA 91733 800-221-9995, FAX 626-575-3004 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1967 Officers: Reid Neslage, Pres. Lines Carried: H & H Specialties (stage curtain tracks, motorized curtain machines, counterweight rigging equipment, motorized rigging equipment)


2105 Gracy Farms Lane Austin, TX, 78758 800-890-8989, FAX 512-837-5290 Year Established: 1988 Lines Carried: Axon (media server family) High End Systems (automated lighting) HOG (lighting control)

HUBBELL CANADA LP 870 Brock Rd. S Pickering, ON L1W 1Z8 905-837-6023 Company Type: Manufacturer


841 Foam St., #3 Monterey, CA 93940 800-348-2486 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1997 Officers: Don Romeka, CEO; Andrew Ehler, VP Sales Reps: Andrew Ehler, 480-921-3703 Lines Carried: Express (server-based event rental software) Lightning (web-based event rental software)


525 Morgan Blvd. Baie Durfe, QC H9X 3T6 514-457-9663, FAX 514-457-0575 Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 1996 Officers: Stephen Kosters, Pres. Sales Reps: Reid King; Trevor Forbes; Bryan Hallam; Bryan Guidolin; Daniel Poirier; Phillipe Arseneault; Dominic Galien; Terry Larouche; Kurtis Costello; Steve Barber Lines Carried: Elation Lighting (automated lighting fixtures, LED fixtures)


5295 Lake Pointe Center Dr., #100 Cumming, GA 30041 678-455-9019, FAX 678-455-9071 Company Type: Manufacturer Officers: Rob Johnston, Owner Sales Reps: John Szewczuk, Sales Mgr. Lines Carried: Interactive Technologies (DMX controllers, interfaces, networked keypad systems, DMX troubleshooting tools, apps, architectural lighting playback)

INTERNATIONAL THEATRICAL TRUSS 120 Mast St., A Morgan Hill, CA 95037 408-776-6600, FAX 408-776-6601, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1987 Officers: James Choo, CEO Sales Reps: James Choo Lines Carried: ITTC (trussing, hardware)


100 New Wood Rd. Watertown, CT 06795 860-945-8275, FAX 860-274-4963 Year Established: 1956 Lines Carried: VEAM (19- & 7-pin lighting connectors, power distribution connectors)


2-07 Borden Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101 888-325-7192, FAX 718-482-9410, Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1985 Number of Employees: 50 Officers: David Rosenberg, Pres.; Jennifer Tankleff, VP Line Carried: I. Weiss (stage curtains, printed backdrops, fibre optic star drops, kabuki systems, curtain track, pipe grids, rigging equipment, lifts, portable staging, pipe & drape, hampers, sand bags)

J JAMES THOMAS ENGINEERING INC. 10240 Caneel Dr. Knoxville, TN 37931 865-692-3060, FAX 865-692-9020, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1977 Officers: Tracey Allen, Pres. Sales Reps: Jason Waller; Tim Moran; Dave Middleton, 518-798-0696; Rob Ludwig, 248-755-2955 Lines Carried: CEEP (multipin connectors) James Thomas Engineering (aluminum truss, tower & roof systems) Kee Safety (kee clamps, beam clamps) The Light Source (couplers, clamps)


4555 Boulevard des Grandes-Prairies, #65 Montreal, QC H1R 1A5 514-343-9090, FAX 514-343-9100 Company Officers: Marc Desrochers Sales Reps: François Bricout Lines Carried: Flame Stop (flame retardant products) JD Ignifugation (certified application services, scenic paints & sealers)


34 Bysham Park Dr. Woodstock, ON N4T 1R2 519-537-8855, FAX 519-539-9191, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1963 Lines Carried: Jeamar (winches, sheaves, blocks, jib cranes)


450 Wheeling Rd. Wheeling, IL 60090 847-459-5207, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1991 Officers: Ed Elliott, Pres.; Linda Elliott, VP/GM Sales Reps: Cheryl Elliott Lines Carried: JELCO (hydraulic lift cases, custom shipping cases, travel cases & bags for projectors/laptops/mobile printers, padded covers for flat screen displays & interactive whiteboards)


1923 Highfield Cres. S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 5M1 403-287-8003, FAX 403-287-9003 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1987 Officers: Shaun Johnson, Pres. Lines Carried: Johnson Systems (DMX & analog lighting consoles, dimming systems, high-power relays, DMX products)


7041 Interstate Island Rd. Syracuse, NY 13209 315-451-3440, FAX 315-451-1766, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1885 Officers: Michael S. Murphy, Pres. Sales Reps: Matthew M. Mullen, Sales Mgr.; Bill Knapp, Dealer Sales; Bill Jones, Dealer Sales; Eric Huss, Technical Sales; Scott Uhrig, Estimating Lines Carried: PowerLift (automated hoists, rigging control systems, automated & manual rigging, fire safety curtains, custom orchestra shells, lifts, custom equipment)


63 Gaudet St. Cap Pele, NB E4N 1T8 800-461-7625, FAX 506-577-2832, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 90 Officers: Ray Hebert, Pres. Sales Reps: Terry Cormier, 800-461-7625 Lines Carried: Kabuki (confetti, streamers, electric & manual launchers, CO2 cylinders)


180 Jardin Dr. Concord, ON L4K 1X8 416-593-7800, FAX 905-660-0900 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 2000 Sales Reps: Adrian Plant, 416-937-3611 Lines Carried: KAD (custom fabrication, drapery, staging, truss)

L LASER DESIGN PRODUCTIONS INC. 7676 Woodbine Ave., #7-8 Markham, ON L3R 2N2 800-481-9910, FAX 905-479-3515 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1980 Officers: Lorenzo Cornacchia, Pres. & Designer Lines Carried: Laser Design Productions (laser technologies, special effects)

LASERGLOW TECHNOLOGIES 873 St. Clair Ave. West Toronto, ON M6C 1C4 416-729-7976, FAX 480-247-4864, Year Established: 2005 Officers: Dimitry Fedorov, Pres. Sales Reps: Scott Browes, ext. 13 Lines Carried: Laserglow (diode-pumped solid-state lasers, collimated diode laser systems, single & multiple wavelength systems, industrial illuminators)


1405 Bergar Laval, QC H7L 4Z7 514-642-0320, FAX 514-642-9836 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1993 Company Officers: Jean-Philippe Jouy, Pres.; Johnny Buhler, VP Sales Reps: Jean-Philippe Jouy, 514-6420320 Lines Carried: Laser Quantum (laser projectors, fountain controls, fountain software, variable jets, water screens)


363 7th Ave., 6th Floor New York, NY 10001 212-629-7100, FAX 212-629-7104 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1985 Officers: Jeff Cornell, CEO Lines Carried: Lasertainment, RTI (laser projectors) Pangolin (laser software)


422 Chemin Des Prairies Joliette, QC J6E 4J8 450-755-6091, FAX 450-753-5298, Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 1993 Officers: André Richard, Pres.; Brigitte Beaulieu, Dir. Sales Reps: Frédéric Morneau; JC Moreau, 506-388-3610 PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION • 35


509 Central Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23454 757-486-3588 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1982 Number of Employees: 25 Officers: Kevin Nelson, Owner; Tammy Collins, VP Sales Reps: Dennis Degen; Chris Pease Lines Carried: Lightronics (lighting control)

Line Carried: Acme, iSolution, Osram (lighting effects) BRTB (cables, accessories) CR TEC (lasers) DJ Power (fog machines) Elssy (lighting accessories) Euro-lift (aluminum structures) Griven (lighting products) Hubbell (cables, connectors) LC Truss (aluminum truss) Lite-puter (lighting controls, dimmer packs) Mobil Tech International (stands) Pro Stage (par cans, accessories) PSL (lighting equipment, lasers, hardware, special effects, stands, projectors, dimmers, controllers) SMS (interconnect products) Sweetlight (lighting computer controls) Visio (LED architectural products)


12 Eugene Pottier St., #108 Kiev, 03680, Ukraine 38-044-592-9016 Company Type: Manufacturer Lines Carried: Light Converse (3D visualization software, servers, interfaces, laser tracking sensors)

10210 Governor Lane Blvd., #2008-B Williamsport, MD 21795 240-366-8285 FAX 240-366-8286 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 2004 Number of Employees: 4 Officers: Nathan Kahn, Pres.; Hunter Totty, Dir. of Ops. Lines Carried: Look Solutions (fog & haze machines)




5730 Vanden Abeele St-Laurent, QC H4S 1R9 514-907-1807, FAX 514-461-1374 Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 2010 Officers: Jamie Shapiro, VP Sales Reps: Jamie Shapiro Lines Carried: Color Kinetics (architectural LED lighting fixtures, DMX control, cable, power supplies & drivers) EcoSense, Lumecon, Ephesus Lighting (architectural LED lighting fixtures) Toshiba (LED lamps) Philips Lighting (lamps) Lighting Science Group (LED bulbs & fixtures) Digital Lumens (intelligent LED high bay fixtures)


165 Hymus Blvd. Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 1E9 800-461-2002, FAX 514-954-1853, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1906 Lines Carried: Leviton (wireless lighting control, dimmers, remotes, controllers, switches, receptacles, vehicle charging stations, automation controls, watertight wiring devices, relay control panels, fibre optic equipment, patch panels)


15 Progress Dr. Shelton, CT 06484 203-363-3738, FAX 203-363-3742, Year Established: 198 Officers: Bob Luther, CEO; Mike Scala, Pres. 36 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION

Sales Reps: Graham Likeness, 203-274-9932 Lines Carried: Lex (portable power distribution boxes, cable assemblies, power switches & panels, power & connector strips, rolling distribution racks & rackmount modules, portable dimming & control products, cable protectors, portable work lights)

1550 Bayly St., #18 Pickering, ON L1W 3W1 905-839-0331, FAX 905-839-0476 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1990 Number of Employees: 4 Officers: David Hubbarde Sales Reps: Mike Chessman Lines Carried: Light Design Systems (dimming, control) LDS Dragon Lasers (lasers) Versatruss Trussing, Exhibit & Display Truss (trussing systems, truss)


3935 Westinghouse Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28273 704-504-8399, FAX 704-588-4637 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1984 Officers: Eric Von Fange, Pres.; Joyce Von Fange, VP Sales Reps: David Barbour; Andrew Fisher; John Von Fange Lines Carried: The Light Source (clamps, DMX LED houselights)


9513-56 Ave. Edmonton, AB T6E 0B2 780-438-3860 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1988 Officers: Stephen Pilby, CEO Lines Carried: Lighttools (soft egg crates, stretch frames)


PO Box 238, Station Youville Montreal, QC H2P 2V4 514-990-7867, Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 2007 Officers: Hugo Larin, Ntl. Sales Dir. Sales Reps: Hugo Larin, 514-990-7867 Lines Carried: Flux:: (sound & picture development products) Luminex Network Intelligence (audio, video & lighting networking equipment)


73 Schaefer St. Waterloo, ON N2L 4C4 519-744-5677, FAX 519-884-2211 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1959 Number of Employees: 75 Officers: Tom Richards, Pres.; David Tikkanen, VP Sales Reps: See website Lines Carried: Power Vector (LED power supplies & driver dimmers)

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO. INC. 7200 Suter Rd. Coopersburg, PA 18036 610-282-3800, FAX 610-282-1243, Company Type: Manufacturer Lines Carried: Lutron (dimmer & lighting control)

LYCIAN STAGE LIGHTING PO Box 214 Sugar Loaf, NY 10981

845-469-2285, FAX 845-469-5355 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1963 Lines Carried: Lycian (followspots)


18005 rue Lapointe, #205 Mirabel, QC J7J 0G2 450-433-5955, FAX 450-433-6785, Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 1988 Number of Employees: 18 Sales Reps: Linda Grenier, 800-465-4569 Lines Carried: Magic Light (party supplies, light-up products, glow products)


PO Box 63366 North Charleston, SC 29419 843-745-8501, FAX 800-874-5774 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1991 Officers: Daniel Roberts, VP Sales Sales Reps: Roy White, Product Mgr. Lines Carried: MBT (atmospheric effects, effect lights, LEDs, lighting accessories, lighting systems, novelty effects, par can lighting, stage lighting)


10301 Pelletier Ave. Montreal, QC H1H 3R2 514-272-6040, FAX 514-722-3229 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1980 Officers: Martin Michaud, Pres. & CEO; Jacques Foisy, VP Finances, CA; Sales Reps: Martin Michaud, Pres. & CEO; Thierry Pouliot, Sales Dir.; Manon Grenier, Exec. Asst. Lines Carried: Anolis (LED fixtures) MDG (fog, haze & low fog generators) Robert Juliat (followspots, profile & spotlights) Robe (LED automated lighting luminaires) Zero88 (lighting desk)


8000 Madison Pike Madison, AL 35758 256-461-8000, FAX 256-461-7708 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 45 Officers: Colin Hammond, Pres.; Micheal Burnett, Ops. Mgr.; Sam Cavallo, CEO Lines Carried: Meteor (automated lighting luminaires, LED fixtures, special effects lighting, fog machines & accessories, projectors, confetti cannons, DMX gobo rotators, DMX relays, mirrored head attachments)

MILOS AMERICA STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS INC. 10520 Lakeridge Pkwy. Ashland, VA 23005 800-411-0065, FAX 800-411-0165 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1996 Number of Employees: 65 Officers: Jeff Broitman, Pres. Lines Carried: Mobiltechlifts (tower lifts) Quicktruss (aluminum truss)


937 North Sycamore Ave. Hollywood, CA 90038 323-851-0111, FAX 323-851-5593, Company Type: Manufacturer Lines Carried: Mole-Richardson (lighting fixtures, beam projectors, effects, lighting kits, hangers, adapters, stands, booms, power distribution, ballasts)


6250 Hutchison, #200A Montreal, QC H2V 4C5 514-843-8433 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 2001 Officers: Dominic Audet, Co-founder; Sakchin Bessette, Co-founder, Creative Dir.; Éric Fournier, Partner & Exec. Producer Sales Reps: Stephane Raymond; Johanna Marsal; Alain Boudreau; Matei Paquin; François Morel; Geneviève Forest; Daniel Jean Lines Carried: X-Agora (playback system & interactivity management software)


350 Fortin St. Quebec, QC G1M 1B1 800-527-2549, FAX 800-463-5856 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1982 Officers: Richard Alain, Pres.; Mario Ratte, VP; Martin Ratte, VP Sales Reps: Steve Senechal, 514-793-9317; Dominic Cantin, 418-932-7467; Eric Thibault, 418-932-3742 Lines Carried: Light Pack, Multi-Pro, MultiPack, Road Boss (carrying cases) Tour Pack (rack cases)

N NOREN PRODUCTS INC. 1010 O’Brien Dr. Menlo Park, CA 94025 650-322-9500 Type of Company: Manufacturer Year Established: 1968 Sales Reps: Eric Gaillant, ext. 245 Lines Carried: Noren (heat exchangers, design-specific heat transfer equipment, thermal pins for cooling)


4056 Dorchester Rd., #202 Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6M9 905-374-8878, FAX 888-665-1307, Company Type: Publisher, Internet Services Provider Year Established: 1979 Number of Employees: 10 Officers: Jim Norris, Pres.; Maureen Jack, Consumer Services Dir.; Andrew King, Editor; Michael Raine, Asst. Editor Sales Rep: Ryan David, 905-357-7081 Lines Carried: Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Lighting & Production, Professional Sound (magazines) (lighting, video & production-focused media) Services: Graphic design, printing, website design, website promotion, direct marketing, live event production, promotion & publicity


8-1695 Atmec Gatineau, QC J8R3Y3 819-779-2095, FAX 819-663-1771 Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 2006 Officers: Daniel Drouin, Pres.; Steve Proulx, Dir. of Sales; Yves Bourgelas, E-business Mgr. Lines Carried: Aton (clamps, LED lights) Big Dipper (LED lights, lasers) Focus 9 (LED lights & panels, stage curtains, mirror balls) GENI (LED lights, controllers) Irradiant (LED lights, washers) Illuminite (LED lights & video screens)


78 Mack Ave. Scarborough, ON M1L 1M9 416-694-8980, FAX 416-694-2979 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1987 Lines Carried: Alvin Industrial (aluminum clamps) JB Martin (velour fabrics) H&H Specialties (track, parts) OSL (drapery, staging) Rosco (gels, paints) Rose Brand (various fabrics) PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION • 37



116 Sylvia Rd., A Ashland, VA 23005 800-575-6784, FAX 800-678-4575 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1973 Sales Reps: Jennifer Caler; Courtney Meador; Rip Jones, 866-240-3265 Lines Carried: OPTI Trilite (aluminum trussing) OPTI Kinetics (effects projectors, accessories)


2001 Drew Rd. Mississauga, ON L5S 1S4 905-673-6171, FAX 905-671-5584 Company Type: Manufacturer Lines Carried: OSRAM, Sylvania (lighting products)


5770 Ambler Dr. Mississauga, ON L4W 2T3 905-238-2368, FAX 905-238-2362 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1967 Number of Employees: 500 Lines Carried: Panasonic (projectors, flat panel displays)


Officers: David Higgins, Pres. Sales Reps: Kerri Pitts, ext. 57; Robert Armstrong, ext. 72 Lines Carried: Pathway (DMX distribution, interfaces & networking)

PEAK TRADING CORP. 43 Basin Rd., #1 West Hurley, NY 12486 800-952-7325, FAX 845-338-1372 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1997 Number of Employees: 18 Officers: Kevin Pitcock, Pres./Owner; Greg Shifrin, CFO Sales Reps: King Sackett Lines Carried: Capital Safety, Chicago Hardware, CM, CMI, Crosby, Felco, Lift-All, Locoloc, New England Ropes, Omega Pacific, Peak Trading, Petzl, Samson Ropes (stage rigging supplies)


2020 Halford Dr. Windsor, ON N9A 6J3 519-737-9494, FAX 519-737-9499 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1985 Officers: Barry Riddell, Pres. Lines Carried: Penn (truss, portable staging, tower lifts, speaker stands, par cans, clamps, lamps, fittings, case hardware, racking products, CPU holders)

9501 Satellite Blvd., #109 Orlando, FL 32837 407-299-2088, FAX 407-299-6066 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1986 Officers: William Benner, Pres. Sales Reps: Justin Perry Lines Carried: Lasershow Designer (laser control software) Interactive Messaging Unlimited (laser & video SMS software)




1439 17th Ave. S.E., #103 Calgary, AB T3L 2V4 403-243-8110, FAX 403-287-1281 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1999 38 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION

29 Basin St. Toronto, ON M4M 1A1 416-410-1102, FAX 416-461-0770 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1988 Officers: Jordan Craig, Owner Sales Reps: Jordan Craig, ext. 223 Lines Carried: Tornado, Twister (production fans)

281 Hillmount Rd. Markham, ON L6C 2S3 800-555-0050 Lines Carried: Philips (lamps, ballasts, controls, LED systems, professional luminaires) Philips Color Kinetics (LED lighting solutions)

570 Alden Rd., #4 Markham, ON L3R 8N5 800-307-9125, 905-479-4070, Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 1994 Officers: Howard Ungerleider, Dir.; Brian Beggs, Pres.; Laura Madill, Personal Asst. Sales Reps: Lucas McIntyre; Daniel Angers Lines Carried: PDI (custom laser systems) RSC Lightlock (stability systems for lighting & projectors) Soft LED (video drapery)

PRG (PRODUCTION RESOURCE GROUP) 137 Horner Ave., #4 Toronto, ON M8Z 4Y1 905-366-6900, FAX 905-270-2590, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1982 Line Carried: PRG (luminaires, lighting control, networking products, media servers, video equipment, power & distribution equipment, rigging, automation)


Industriepark 9 9351 PAÂ, Leek, The Netherlands 31-594-851515, FAX 31-594-851516, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1991 Officers: Marina Prak, Head of Mktg.; Lee Brooks, CEO Sales Reps: Keith Williams, +44-7725-277996; Lines Carried: Brilliant Stages, Litestructures (special projects) Prolyte (truss, roof systems, towers, decorative truss) ProLyft (hoists, winches and controls) StageDex (stage deck, crowd barriers, support frames)


2310 Foggy Ridge Pkwy. Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639 813-948-1717 Company Type: Manufacturer Lines Carried: Showmaker (falling effects machine, artificial leaves & snow, confetti)


621 Route 1 S. North Brunswick, NJ 08902 732-346-0900, FAX 732-729-7373, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1978 Number of Employees: 113 Officers: Barry Hart, COO Lines Carried: Pro-Tapes, Shurtape (production tapes)


7676 Woodbine Ave., #7-8 Markham, ON L3R 2N2 800-481-9910 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1980 Officers: Lorenzo Cornacchia, Pres. & Designer; Bob Ross, VP Ops. Lines Carried: Pyrotek (pyrotechnic effects & equipment)


573 Fenmar Dr. North York, ON M9L 2R6 416-656-8462, FAX 416-656-8695 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1997 Officers: Dave Babyn, GM Sales Reps: Jim Samson Lines Carried: Rapco, Horizon (wire & cable assemblies)


883 San Leandro Blvd. San Leandro, CA 94577 510-577-0200, FAX 510-553-0160, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1985 Officers: Michael Paul Fennell, Pres. Lines Carried: Rip-Tie (reusable cable management products & strapping tape)


5730 Vanden Abeele Montreal, QC H4S 1R9 514-472-0443, FAX 514-472-0586, Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 2007 Officers: Mark Etcovitch, Pres. Lines Carried: Acclaim Lighting (architectural LED lighting fixtures, DMX control, cable, power supplies, drivers) Elation Architectural, TMB Architectural Products (architectural lighting products) Rosco (lighting equipment, effects, accessories)


12349 SW 53rd St., #202 Cooper City, FL 33330 954-680-1901, FAX 954-680-1910 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1994 Officers: Bob Schacherl, CEO Lines Carried: Robe (LED washes, moving heads, fog & haze machines, controllers & control software, moving light projectors, scanners, cases)


170 Admiral Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5T 2N6 905-362-9707, FAX 905-362-9708 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 2006 Number of Employees: 3 Officers: Kim Nunney, Pres. Sales Reps: John Devries Lines Carried: Roland (video switchers, video converters, digital snake systems, digital recorders)


1241 Denison St., #44 Markham, ON L3R 4B4 905-475-1400, FAX 905-475-3351 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1984 Officers: Tom Swartz, Managing Dir.; Stephen Spendiff, Ops Mgr.; Angela Cumbers, Controller Sales Reps: Jeff Armstrong; Conor O’Sullivan; Denis Levesque; Andreas Restrepo; Virginia Dimitriadis, Inside Sales Lines Carried: Cinegel (film, TV & photography colour correction filters) Digi Comp (digital matte paint & fabric) GAM (aluminum wraps, moving effects, colour gels, scenic projection systems, pattern rotators, correction filters, cue light systems) Off Broadway (scenic paint) Rosco (water-based fog & haze, dance floor surface coverings, steel & glass standard & custom gobos) Roscolux (theatre colour filters)


PO Box 1536 Secaucus, NJ 07096 201-809-1730, FAX 201-809-1851 Year Established: 1926 Officers: George Jacobstein, Pres. Sales Reps: Roger Claman; John Nicastro; Peter Monahan, 800-223-1624 Lines Carried: FR Fabrics (flame retardant fabrics) Rosco Paints & Coatings (scenic supplies) Rose Brand (custom sewing, casters, tracks, digital printing, event fabrics, outdoor fabrics, stretch shapes, projection screens, flooring)


233 Lansdowne Ave. N. Lansdowne, PA 19050 800-727-7471, FAX 800-292-3851 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1981

Sales Reps: Ildelis Cruz, ext. 201; Jeff Prorok, ext. 208; Bill Sapsis, ext. 206 Lines Carried: Columbus McKinnon (chain hoists, manual chain falls) J. R. Clancy Inc. (stage rigging equipment) James Thomas Engineering (truss) New England Ropes, Yale Cordage (rope) Sapsis Rigging Inc. (cable, chain, fittings, wire rope ladders, safety inspections, fall protection equipment)


4555 Boulevard Des Grandes Prairies # 65 Montreal, QC H1R 1A5 800-567-8245, FAX 514-343-9100 Year Established: 1995 Officers: Marc Desrochers, Pres.; Pierre Raymond, VP Admin. & Ops.; Nancy McNeil, VP Development & HR Sales Reps: Mathieu Cecil, 514-743-9810 Lines Carried: Scapin (staging equipment, risers, stage curtains) Prolyte (truss structures)


1351 Linoel-Boulet Varennes, QC J3X-1P7 450-929-3354, FAX 450-929-1350 Company Type: Manufacturer Officers: Helene Demers, GM; Martin Ouellet, Pres. Lines Carried: Scène Éthique (staging, stage machinery, audience structures)


67 Watson Rd. S., #7 Guelph, ON N1L 1E3 519-837-0583, FAX 519-837-2487 Year Established: 1985 Officers: Ron Foley, Pres.; Karen Moore, Sect. Treas. Sales Reps: Ron Foley; Karen Moore; Sarah Lahue Lines Carried: Scenework (custom manufacturing)


2100 Onésime-Gagnon Lachine, QC H8T 3M8 514-780-0808, FAX 151-780-1604 Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 1983 Officers: Jean Daoust, Pres.; Jean-Louis Blanchard, Exec. VP Sales Reps: Brad Fox, 902-223-0886; Arif Nathu, 514-953-0586; Sami Midani, 418-880-0511; David Petican, 416-346-4579; Steve Torok, 519-777-4946; Terry McConeghy, 403-479-7361 Lines Carried: Barco (projectors, video & image processing products) Imposa (LED panels & solutions) PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION • 39



418 Hanlan Rd., #4, Building A Woodbridge, ON L4L 4Z1 877-977-2746 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 2008 Officers: Gabriel Foltys, Pres.; Dina Zegas, VP Lines Carried: Scrim King (DJ/PA appearance products)

310 Judson St., #2 & 3 Toronto, ON M8Z 5T6 800-465-0160 Company Type: Manufacturer Lines Carried: Setwear (gloves, pouches, belts, accessories)

SECOA INC. 8650 109th Ave. N. Champlin, MN 55316 763-506-8800, FAX 763-506-8844, Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1979 Officers: Jeff Jones, VP of Sales; Zia McNeal, CFO Lines Carried: SECOA (stage rigging equipment, orchestra shells, pit fillers) ETC (lighting & dimming equipment) Serapid (stage lifts) Daktronics (motorized packaged hoists)

SELECON (DIV. OF PHILIPS ENTERTAINMENT) 10911 Petal St. Dallas, TX 75238 214-647-7880 Company Type: Manufacturer Officers: Leonard Miller, Ntl. Sales Mgr.; Sales Reps: Matthew Burstein, Northeast US & Canada, 781-738-8825; Kara O’Grady, NY Metro/Mid-Atlantic US, 973-661-2681; Charlie Hulme, Midwest US, 214-647-7962; Tom Stanziano, Southeast US, 813-334-4189; Jeff O’Brien, Southwest US, 214-317-2798; Thommy Hall, Western US, 386-466-5228 Lines Carried: Philips Selecon (theatrical & architectural LED & lamp-based fixtures)

SERAPID INC. 5400 18 Mile Rd. Sterling Heights, MI 48314 586-274-0774, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1991 Lines Carried: Serapid (mechanical telescopic lift columns, mechanical lift columns, orchestra pits & stages, scenery transfer systems) 40 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION

SF MARKETING INC. 325 Bouchard Blvd. Dorval, QC H9S 1A9 514-780-2070, 800-363-8855, FAX 514-780-2111, 800-563-2948, Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1978 Number of Employees: 130 Officers: Sol Fleising, Pres.; Randal Tucker, COO; John Warwick, VP Sales; Mike Gregory, Nat. Sales Mgr. Sales Reps: Ramon Donati, 604-985-3714; Gord Greenwood, 403-933-3400; Peter Culbertson, 416-729-7118; Adam Plante, 519-636-6971; Rob Deslauriers, 416-832-8025; Andre Lamouche, 514-942-1863; Claude Ricard, 514-705-6020; Claude Rivard, 418-955-5907; Jodi Rhuland, 902-229-4404; Steve Klotz, 204-318-9571; Kyle Brown, 613-813-5953; Mark Finn, 514-209-9192; Sam Scanlan, 604-592-2930 Lines Carried: Alcorn McBride (lighting, video audio & show control products) American DJ (lighting, fixtures & effects) Antari (fog machines, theatrical effects, effect fluids) Christie (digital projectors, visual solutions) Colorbeam (LED lighting fixtures, control systems) Digiflex (cables, custom assemblies, Cat-5E, interface panels, custom distros) DNP Screens (optical projection screens) K&M (mic stands, speaker stands, instrument stands, music stands, stage & studio stands, lighting stands) Leprecon (lighting consoles, dimmers, architectural systems) Lighthouse (LED video products) Littlite (gooseneck task lamps with LED, halogen or incandescent options, accessories) LUMI (architectural & entertainment lighting solutions, lighting cables, accessories)

Marinco (electrical connectors, cam-type connectors) Neutrik (connectors, cable assemblies) OmniMount (mounting solutions) OnStage Stands (stands, adapters, installation solutions) Phase 3 (P19 multi-pin connectors) Raxxess (racking solutions & accessories) SGM (lighting consoles, dimmers, moving head fixtures, lighting effects) Wireless Solution (wireless transmitters & receivers)


915 Philippe-Paradis Quebec, QC G1N 4E3 418-686-0543, FAX 418-686-3836 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1999 Sales Reps: Sebastien Truchon; Bob Bélanger; Remi Bourgeois; Gianni Martinez Lines Carried: Prolyte (square truss, circular truss, corners, joints & attachments, tower systems, ST & MPT roof systems) Show Distribution (hoist distros, controllers, load cells, risers) Show Distribution TOUR (fixed & variable speed hoists & trolleys, hoist distro)


12619 Grand River Brighton, MI 48116 810-714-5601, FAX 810-222-2989 Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 2001 Officers: Jim Testa, Pres. Sales Reps: Mark Watzl, 313-850-2375; James Kellner, 718-928-9956 Lines Carried: Dataton (multi-display production & playback solutions) Merging Technologies (multi-channel audio synchronization & playback solutions) Lightware (signal management & distribution solutions) Sandbox (artnet to DMX solutions)


8310 S. County Rd. 39 Plant City, FL 33567 813-737-1904, FAX 813-737-1063 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1976 Officers: R. N. Fleming, Pres. Sales Reps: Russell Clark; Cathie Murray; Rick Fleming Lines Carried: Sigma Services (flames systems, cryo systems, confetti systems, custom systems) SnowMasters (snow machines) LeMaitre, UltraTec (smoke machines, fluids)


2510 East Sunset Road, #222 Las Vegas, NV 89120 702-951-9585, FAX 267-350-9358 Company Type: Manufacturer Lines Carried: Smartstage (truss, revolving stages, staging, seating)


11782 Country Club Rd. West Frankfort, IL 62896 416-710-0965, FAX 847-656-5094 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1960 Officers: Steve Simmons, Pres. Lines Carried: SMS Connectors & Amps (cam-loc & joy connectors)


5200 Hochelaga Montreal, QC H1V 1G3 514-526-7721, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1977 Officers: Mario Duchesne, VP Sales; Richard Lachance, VP Rentals; Ron Morissette, Corp. Development Sales Reps: Bill Lawlor, Halifax, 902-407-1112; Alain Larochelle, Quebec, 418-682-2409; Montreal, Alexandre Pecqueux; Matt Mulvihill, Ottawa, 613-680-3178; Claude Régimbald, Gatineau, 819-777-3681; Rod Marsh, Kingston, 613-545-3885; Larry Medwin, Vancouver, 604-620-9220; Ron Morissette, Toronto, 416-522-7852 Lines Carried: Solotech (road cases, control booth furniture, custom cable assemblies, anodized connector plates, power distribution systems, arena scoreboard systems)


80 Fuller Rd. Ajax, ON L1S 3R2 905-428-9062, FAX 905-428-6510 Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1989 Officers: Rohan Persaud, Pres. Sales Reps: David Gardner, 647-823-6914; Frank Teoli, 514-501-1919; Phil Hall, 403-813-1913 Lines Carried: Arriba, Odyssey Cases (lighting cases) Epson (video projectors) LDR (theatrical lighting) Le Maitre (smoke/haze machines & fluids) Microh DJ (DJ & lighting effects) Microh Professional Products (lighting effects, lasers, LED video & lighting) Motion Screens (electric, tripod & floor

projection screens) Osram, Philips (halogen & gas discharge lamps) Panasonic (LCD & DLP video projectors; plasma monitors) Reloop (DJ equipment & MIDI controllers) Screen Works (EZ fold touring video screens) Show Solutions (stage trussing & staging systems) Stage Maker (chain hoists) Tour Truss (stage trussing & clamps) VMB Lifts (tower lifts)


827 Blvd. L’Ange Gardien L’Assomption, QC J5W 1T3 450-589-1178, FAX 450-589-1723 Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 2003 Officers: Yvan Miron, Pres. & CEO Sales Reps: Pierre-Luc Rompre Lines Carried: Mobile Space (promotional units) Mobile Stage Rentals (mobile stages, banners, accessories) Stageline (mobile stages)


495 Pioneer Pkwy. Clare, MI 48617 989-386-7393 Company Type: Manufacturer Lines Carried: StageRight (stage decks, deck surfaces, risers, stage supports, skirting, staging accessories)


4701 Bath St., #46B Philadelphia, PA 19137 800-523-0960 Year Established: 1970 Officers: Randy Swartz, Pres.; Sam Jamison, Dir. of Ops.; Sandi Brandon, Controller Sales Reps: Karen Flanagan, 267-348-3091 Lines Carried: Stagestep (dance floors, floor maintenance systems, glassless mirrors)


PO Box 670557 Northfield, OH 44056 888-267-0859 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1993 Officers: Carlton Guc, Owner; Brad Rembielak, Owner Lines Carried: Light Factory (computerized lighting & DMX control) SFX (show control software) SoftPlot (light plotting & CAD software) ShowBuilder (show paperwork & design software)


PO Box 361307 Indianapolis, IN 46236 317-485-4981, FAX 317-485-4986 Year Established: 1975 Lines Carried: Stage Tech (LED video walls, staging)

STAGING CONCEPTS 7008 Northland Dr., #150 Minneapolis, MN 55428 763-533-2094, FAX 763-533-2096 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1990 Lines Carried: Staging Concepts (portable performance staging, retractable seating riser support, folding & rolling stage modules, allaluminum platforms with aluminum surface)

STAGING DIMENSIONS 31 Blevins Dr., A New Castle, DE 19720 866-591-3471, FAX 302-328-1034 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 2001 Officers: Scott Humphrey, Pres.; Kim Moore, VP Sales Reps: Ernie LaViolette; Chris Bogia; Bryan Shipe Lines Carried: Staging Dimensions (stage decks, support systems, custom structures, stairs, guardrails, orchestra pit fillers)


10911 Petal St. Dallas, TX 75238 214-647-7880 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1914 Officers: Leonard Miller, N.A. Sales Mgr.; Bobby Harrell, Prod. Mgr.; Sales Reps: Matthew Burstein, Northeast US & Canada, 781-891-0111; Alan Kibbe, Specification Sales Mgr., 203-952-5166; Thommy Hall, Western US, 386-466-5228; Jeff O’Brien, South Central US, 214-317-2798; Tom Stanziano, Southeast US, 813-334-4189; Charlie Hulme, Midwest US, 702-845-0830; Kara O’Grady, Mid-Atlantic US/New York Metro, 973-661-2681; Ray Whitton, Lighting Designer Sales Mgr., 805-520-1622 Lines Carried: Philips Strand Lighting (theatrical & architectural dimming & controls) Light Palette (control consoles) PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION • 41


5555 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60630 773-792-2700, FAX 774-792-2129 Year Established: 1946 Lines Carried: Switchcraft (connectors)


40 Emblem Ct. Toronto, ON M1S 1B1 800-465-6281, FAX 416-299-3255; Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 1976 Officers: Jerry Arsenault, Pres. Sales Reps: Harry McCall Lines Carried: TCH (road case hardware, ATA case laminate panels, DJ rack hardware) Southco (DJ rack hardware) Conec (electronic connectors)


P.O. Box 508 Santa Margarita, CA 93453 805-438-4000, FAX 805-459-9000 Company Type: Manufacturer Lines Carried: Teatronics (dimmers, consoles, racks, rack lighting systems)


10900 Palmbay Dr. Orlando, FL 32824 407-857-8770, FAX 407-857-8771 Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 1991 Officers: Luciano Salvati, Pres.; Alex Gonzalez, VP Sales Reps: Tony Hansen; Felix Gallardo; Ted May Lines Carried: Techni-Lux (lighting equipment)


#103 - 7 Labatt Ave. Toronto, ON M5A 1Z1 416-361-9390, FAX 416-361-9745 Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 1987 Officers: Tony Devai, Pres. Sales Reps: Andrew Devai; Jennifer Mallette; Colin Sangster 42 โ€ข PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION

Lines Carried: Lee Filters (lighting & camera filters) Rose Brand (stage fabrics, sewn curtains) Goo Systems (video screen paint) Brightline (fluorescent video fixtures) ADC (drape track) Reflecmedia (portable chroma key systems)


1751 Richardson, #7402 Montreal, QC H3K 1G6 514-939-3077, FAX 514-933-0087, Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 1999 Number of Employees: 31 Officers: Franรงois Levasseur; Jean-Franรงois Nadeau; Jacques Tessier; Patricia Carr Sales Reps: Reid King, West Coast; Philippe Laframboise, QC Lines Carried: Advanced Device (CAM connectors) Amphenol Audio (connectors) CEEP (multipin connectors) Chamsys (lighting consoles) General Cable (electrical cables) Green Hippo (media servers) i-Pix (LED luminaries) JB-Lighting (moving heads, LED moving heads) Lumen Radio (wireless DMX) The Light Source (rigging accessories) Theatrixx (electrical distribution systems) Visual Productions (lighting programmers) Visualed, X-Vision (LED panels) X-Focus (LED luminaries)


1841 Business Pkwy. Ontario, CA 91761 909-923-9945 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1958 Lines Carried: Thermodyne (shipping, carrying & rack-mount cases)

TMB 527 Park Ave. San Fernando, CA 91340 818-899-8818, FAX 818-899-8813; Company Type: Distributor Year Established: 1983 Officers: Stephanie Kilburg, Sales Mgr. Sales Reps: Darryl Ross, 416-524-0828; Larry Darling, 604-679-0325

Lines Carried: DVI Parrot (EDID management) Hippotizer (media servers) Intelligent Marquee Systems (LED marquee lighting) LumenRadio (wireless lighting control) ProCable (cabling) ProPlex (data control cables, copper/fibre signal management) ProPower (power distros) Schnick Schnack Systems (LED accent lighting) Solaris (LEDs, linear flood fixtures, strobes)


1580 Jayken Way Chula Vista, CA 91911 619-662-1355, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1985 Officers: David Deavenport, Pres.; Sara Deavenport, VP; Lauren Pourcho, Secretary Sales Reps: Tom Bardsley, 888-227-3726 Lines Carried: TFI (velcro cable wraps, wraps for rack systems, adjustable carrying handles for cabling, vinyl covers for cord bundles, custom-fabricated straps)


5427 N. National Dr. Knoxville, TN 37914 432-694-7070, FAX 865-673-5818 Company Type: Manufacturer Officers: Scott Johnson, Pres./CEO; Bill Berrier, CFO; Will Todd, COO Sales Reps: Mark Walker, Western Sales Mgr.; Shawn Sack, Eastern Sales Mgr. Lines Carried: Tomcat (trussing, specialized truss products, rigging products, roof systems, hoists, control systems)


1696 Walter St. Ventura, CA 93003 805-676-3322 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1994 Number of Employees: 30 Officers: Ian Coles, Pres.; Peter Johns, CFO; Adrian Forbes-Black, VP Sales Reps: Theresa Kelley, 602-274-6456; Elmer Veith, 404-315-6508; Doug Debusschere, 805-676-3322; Juan Luis Perez Torquemada, (52) 33-11-44-22-98; Lines Carried: Columbus McKinnon (chain hoists) RSC Lightlock (motion dampening for moving lights) Skjonberg Controls, Motion Laboratories (motor control)


20 Murray Hill Pkwy., #210 East Rutherford, NJ 07073 201-508-1570 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1995 Lines Carried: Traxon Technologies (LED lighting) e:cue lighting control (lighting control hardware & software)


1960 Blue Heron Dr. London, ON N6H 5L9 519-659-7972, FAX 519-659-7713 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1992 Officers: Adrian Segeren, Pres.; Marnie Styles, VP Sales Reps: Robert Meth, SPFX Rep, 519-868-4920; Rachelle Robson, SPFX Internal Sales/ Customer Service, 519-951-3366 Lines Carried: Ultratec (fog machines, lowlying fog, haze machines, effects machines, paper products, fluid, fluid systems, pyrotechnics)


8182 Baymeadows Way West Jacksonville, FL 32256 631-753-9550 Company Type: Manufacturer Lines Carried: Union (switches, connectors, power distribution, custom manufacturing)


PO Box 66 Elizabethtown, IL 62931 270-933-8242, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1988 Lines Carried: Unipar (stage lighting fixtures, halogen lamps, reflector systems, accessories)


685, Rivière-Nord St-Roch-de-l’Achigan, QC J0K 3H0 450-588-7477, FAX 450-588-7478 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1977 Officers: Pierre Jobin, Pres.; Olivier Jobin, VP Sales Reps: Alexandre Olivier, 514-743-2110; Michel Cossette, 514-730-7634 Lines Carried: Cosmic Truss (truss, clamps) Sumner (lifts) Unisson Structures (truss, stage decks, aluminum structures, roof systems, catwalks) Elan Inventa (telescopic lift system)


182 Albany Ave. Toronto, ON M5R 3C6 647-478-9195, Year Established: 1996 Officers: Nathan Whitford, Dir.; Konstantinos Mavromichalis, Dir. Lines Carried: Madrix (LED control software) LEDWalker, Color Kinetics (LED fixtures)


2730 Brighton Rd., Unit D Oakville, ON L6H 5T4 905-829-3338, FAX 905-829-5343, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 2000 Lines Carried: Ushio (lamps)


10911 Petal St. Dallas, TX 75238 214-647-7880, FAX 214-647-8038 Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1981 Number of Employees: 300+ Officers: Leonard Miller, N.A. Sales Mgr.; Brad Schiller, Product Mgr. Sales Reps: John Bilyk, Canada, 416-255-3289; Thommy Hall, Western US, 386-466-5228; Jeff O’Brien, South Central US, 214-317-2798; Tom Stanziano, Southeast US, 813-334-4189; Charlie Hulme, Midwest US, 702-845-0830; Kara O’Grady, Mid-Atlantic US/New York Metro, 973-661-2681; Matthew Burstein, Northeast US, 781-891-0111; Ray Whitton, Lighting Designer Sales Mgr., 805-520-1622 Lines Carried: Vari-Lite (automated luminaires) Philips Showline (LED lighting)


555 Park Dr. Owatonna, MN 55060 507-455-4100, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1946 Officers: Barry Swanquist, VP of Mktg. & New Product Development Sales Reps: Ron Probst, 507-451-4100 Lines Carried: Wenger (acoustical shell systems, high-density storage & shelving, portable acoustic shells, garment racks, mobile staging, pit filler, performance staging, makeup stations, portable staging, tiered seating risers, fixed & portable audience seating)

WESTBURY NATIONAL SHOW SYSTEMS 772 Warden Ave. Toronto, ON M1L 4T7 416-752-1371, FAX 416-752-1382 Lines Carried: Avolites (lighting control consoles, media servers)


300 CMH Rd. Sulphur Springs, TX 75483 903-438-1100, FAX 903-438-1102, Company Type: Manufacturer, Distributor Year Established: 2001 Lines Carried: XSF (aluminum truss) Spanset (slings) The Light Source (hardware) Stagemaker (hoists)


PO Box 2031 Perth, ON K7H 3M9 613-264-0074, FAX 613-264-0889, Company Type: Manufacturer Year Established: 1989 Officers: Grant O’Connor, Pres.; Gordon O’Connor, VP Lines Carried: Versatruss (aluminum display truss)


4425 Crushing Park Fremont, CA 94538 855-885-2378 Company Type: Manufacturer Lines Carried: Vivitek (projectors, accessories) PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION • 43

Product Spots Chauvet Amhaze II Haze Machine

Chauvet has released the Amhaze II, a waterbased haze machine suited for large-scale applications. The Amhaze II is built specifically to function with a wide variety of water-based haze fluids and features a low-profile road case designed to survive the rigors of touring and production. Haze output and blower speed can be adjusted via DMX or the LCD screen and the unit is equipped with an M13 threaded insert for hanging in any location. It also has a vent accessory for directional haze flow. For more information, contact Erikson Pro: 514-457-2555, FAX 514-457-0055,,

GLP Volkslicht Spot

GLP has launched its latest LED-based spot fixture, the Volkslicht Spot. Based on the Impression Spot One, the Volkslicht Spot is a smaller and lighter version aimed at a wider fixed installation and rental customer base. The Volkslicht Spot has a fixed beam of 15 degrees and features a 300 W RGB LED engine, which is designed to offer high output through an efficient optical system with clear gobo projection, even field distribution, and smooth dimming without colour shift. The 33-lb. fixture’s feature set also includes a motorized iris, rotating gobo wheel with seven positions plus open, a static gobo wheel with nine positions plus open, a rotating prism, motorized focus, 16-bit pan/ tilt movement, and a high speed electronic shutter. For more information, contact GLP German Light Products Inc.: 818-767-8899, FAX 818-279-9898,,

Matthews Studio Equipment NOGA Arm

Matthews Studio Equipment is now shipping the revamped NOGA Arm, which is an updated version of its 15-year-old predecessor The new NOGA Arm is designed to hold smaller cameras, lights, monitors, props, and other production accessories that require precise extended positioning. Its three articulated joints lock or release instantly to make it easier to position equipment or accessories, modify the angle, and skew or change the height. NOGA Arms are available in two lengths; the large version is 22 in. long at full extension and will support a weight of 11 lbs. The medium version is 10.5 in. long at full extension and will support a weight of 13.2 lbs. Available accessories include the Quick Release Adapter and the Head Adaptor. For more information, contact Matthews Studio Equipment: 818-843-6715, FAX 818-480-5808,,


Product Spots Roland VR-50HD AV Mixer

Roland Systems Group has released the Roland VR-50HD, an all-in-one AV mixer with output for web streaming and recording. The Roland VR-50HD fully integrates an audio mixer, video switcher, multi-viewer touch screen, and USB video/audio streaming into a stand-alone device controllable by one operator. This product adds HD/multi-format capability to the VR Series that includes the Roland VR-5 and VR-3 AV mixers. The video side of the VR-50HD includes a 12-input, four-channel multi-format video switcher that also includes a still store channel for graphics, logo, or frame capture. Inputs can be 3G/HD/SD SDI, HDMI, RGB/component, and composite. Output includes USB and both a main and aux bus, both available via SDI, HDMI, and RGB/component connections. An additional HDMI output is included for an external multi-viewer monitor. The USB 2.0/3.0 output enables web streaming by connecting to a computer running a live streaming service. Recording is enabled by using QuickTime or the dedicated Windows/ Mac capture software, VR Video Capture. The interface has dedicated audio faders, gain knobs, video input selectors, and a touchscreen monitor. For more information, contact Roland Systems Group Canada: 905-362-9707, FAX 905-362-9708, info@rolandsystemsgroup. ca,


Global Truss America Quick Rig Clamps

Global Truss America has released its Quick Rig Clamps. These clamps offer a hook style design and self-locking system. The shallow-fitting clamps are also designed to hold lights closer to the trussing with less gaps between truss and equipment. Quick Rig Clamps are available in standard aluminum and black powder coat finishes. Designed to work with F31, F32, F33, F34, and F44P trusses, they fit trussing tube sized 48 to 50 mm. The new clamps hold a maximum load of 551 lbs. For more information, contact SF Marketing Inc.: 514-780-2070, FAX 514-780-2111,,

Christie Mirage WQ-L Projector Christie has announced the expansion of its Mirage Series of 2D and 3D projectors with the launch of the Christie Mirage WQ-L, an LED-based 1-chip DLP projection system with WQXGA (2560 x 1600) resolution and 800 ANSI lumens. Offering an LED light engine with a life cycle rated at 60,000 hours (approximately 6.5 years), the Christie Mirage WQ-L includes Christie ArrayLOC for synchronized colour and brightness management, which reduces calibration requirements. The Christie Mirage WQ-L operates off the Christie KoRE electronics and firmware platform. For more information, contact Christie: 519-744-8005, FAX 519-749-3321,

Kinesys DigiHoist System

Kinesys has released the DigiHoist fixed speed chain hoist control system, which supports positioning encoders and Vector/K2 control. Kinesys has also released the positioning and Ethernet option allowing DigiHoist controllers to offer more accurate load positioning via encoders installed in the chain hoist the unit is controlling. Data from the encoders is fed directly into the DigiHoist controller which can then have upper and lower software limits programmed to prevent over-travel of the hoist. DigiHoist will also stop all movement if the system detects a lack of hoist movement or movement in the wrong direction. DigiHoist also offers Kinesys LibraCELL load cell reading capabilities, providing a full range of safety monitoring features. Additionally, Ethernet connectivity allows for multiple DigiHoists to communicate with LibraWATCH, LibraWIFI, and Kinesys’ K2 and Vector automation control software platforms. For more information, contact Creative Stage Lighting: 518-251-3302, 46 • PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION

Sony VPL-FHZ55 Projector Sony has released the VPL-FHZ55 projector, which is the company’s first lampless projector using 3LCD imaging technology to achieve 4,000 lumens of colour light output at WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200). Combining blue laser, phosphor, and 3LCD optical systems, the projector delivers full-time RGB colour. With a new optical system and filter design, the projector is designed to offer nearmaintenance-free operation for up to 20,000 hours of expected light source, display device, and filter use. Advanced integration features include: constant brightness mode that maintains its brightness over the life at reduced light output; installation tilt angle-free design; wide range lens shift range; built-in edge blending and geometric correction; and instant power on/off features. For more information, contact Sony of Canada: 877-766-9821, FAX 800-370-7713,,

Wohler RadiantGrid Detect & Correct Legalization Option With RightHue Algorithm

Wohler Technologies has released the RadiantGrid Detect and Correct legalization option, which features the RightHue algorithm. This option for broadcast gamut processing on the RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform is designed to assure that all video output by the RadiantGrid platform meets gamut specifications. By enabling and automating processing fully within the file domain, the RadiantGrid Detect and Correct legalization option with RightHue is designed to eliminate the unscalable real-time bottleneck of baseband processing and gets rid of generational degradation of additional decode-encode cycles. It also allows facilities to forego nonlinear editor processing and establish processing that meets set parameters. The Wohler RightHue legalization algorithm powering the RadiantGrid option is optimized for constant hue legalization (gamut processing) to EBUR103/DPP gamut specification. For more information, contact Applied Electronics: 757-591-9371, FAX 757-591-9514,,

Acclaim Lighting Flex Low-Profile LED Circuit Strips

Acclaim Lighting has released its Flex line of low-profile LED circuit strips, which can be cut to any length. The Flex low-profile LED circuit strip is available in a variety of models, including Flex II SO (standard output), Flex II HO (high output), Flex III (high CRI), and Flex LED WP RGB. Each model, housed in a UV-coated flexible silicone jacket, provides a 120-degree beam angle while operating off of 12 V DC power. The Flex II SO and Flex II HO exterior or Flex II and III interior models come in 16.4-ft.-long spools, and the Flex LED WP RGB in a 10-ft.-long spool. The Flex II SO offers IP-65 wet-location ratings, and the Flex II HO has indoor or IP-68 wet-location ratings, including the ability to handle submersion to 3 ft. The Flex III is a high-CRI series for indoor use, and the Flex LED WP RGB offers IP 65 wet-location ratings. The Flex II SO consumes 2.4 W of power per foot while providing colour temperatures of 2,700, 3,000, 4,000, and 6,000 K as well as blue-light temperatures. Flex II HO, providing the same colour temperatures, consumes 3 W per foot. Both the SO and HO models can be dimmed via magnetic low voltage (MLV) or triode for alternating current (TRIAC). Flex II SO has cut points at each inch to customize its length, while Flex II HO has cut points every 2 in. For more information, contact Rite Lites: 514-472-0443, FAX 514-4720586,, PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION • 47

Product Spots Robe ROBIN ParFect LED

Robe has launched the ROBIN ParFect, an LED source ACL beam. The unit is a static version of the LedBeam 100 and retains the key features of that fixture, including both CMY & RGBW colour control, tungsten emulation, Zone Fx, selectable and variable colour temperatures, and the 7-degree beam. The compact and lightweight moulded composite unit comes with a combined hanging bracket/floor stand. Wireless DMX, clip-on diffusion filters, and detachable barn doors are available as extras. For more information, contact MDG Fog Generators Ltd.: 514-272-6040, FAX 514-722-3229,,

Zero 88 Chilli Pro 2410i 1212 Installation Dimmer

Zero 88 has launched the Chilli Pro 2410i 1212 installation dimmer, which is designed for venues using both dimming and power switching for moving lights, LEDs, and specials. The Chilli Pro 2410i 1212 dimmer has 24 channels, each rated at 10 amps, with 12 dimming and 12 relay channels. Like all products in the Chilli range of high-density wall mounted convection cooled power controls, the Pro 2410i 1212 features optional RCD protection contained in a slim line wall mounting enclosure. The 18-button user interface and backlit LCD screen on each channel are designed for convenient set up for DMX patching, preheat, topset, and curve. The user interface and all breakers are also protected by a lockable breaker cover. For more information, contact Cooper Controls: 800-553-3879, FAX 800-954-7016,,

Altinex VP500-102 Universal Digital Scalar Altinex has introduced the VP500-102 Universal Digital Scalar, designed for scaling HDMI sources – HDTV or PC resolution – to an alternative HDMI resolution (HDTV or PC). Because it is HDMI and HDCP compliant, the VP500-102 can be used for the incorporation of sources where resolution and/or resolution type requires conversion. The new Altinex VP500-102 Universal Digital Scalar can be used to convert and integrate HD resolution output to PC systems, convert and integrate PC resolution output to HD systems, downscale full HD (1080p) resolution output for HD-ready displays, as well as scale a 24 fps Blu-ray input to a standard 1080p signal. The Altinex VP500-102 measures 6 x 2.7 x 0.9 in. The unit will upscale the video signal from an HDMI source up to 1080p at 50/60 Hz and it accepts a wide range of input resolutions, encompassing 480i to 1080p (HDTV) and VGA to WUXGA (PC). The VP500-102 supports audio sampling rates up to 192 kHz. The VP500-102 incorporates a motion adaptive 3D deinterlacing algorithm. For more information, contact Altinex: 714-990-2300, FAX 714-990-3303,,









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Product Spots SGM G-Spot LED Moving Head

SGM is now shipping the G-Spot LED moving head. The G-Spot is water-, dirt- and sand-proof while SGM has introduced a patent-pending solution to ensure the IP-65 rating of the G-Spot. It also has a Gore-tex pressure equalisation membrane fitted to equalise the air pressure. The G-Spot utilises a high voltage, low current process to ensure the high efficiency of the LEDs. As well, it has two independent rotatable gobo wheels, with five gobo slots plus one open position on each to control the shape of the emitted light. Each gobo is indexable with bi-directional rotation. The standard gobo set includes both breakup patterns and full-coloured gobos. Standard gobos can be replaced with custom-made effects. The positioning of the gobo wheels is designed to allow for focusing patterns or shapes into either hard, crisp, or sharp edges, or a softening of the edges as required. The G-Spot has a new framing system, allowing it to perform beam-shaping techniques. For more information, contact SF Marketing Inc.: 514-780-2070, FAX 514-780-2111,,

LynTec Remote Power Control Mobile Distribution Panel

LynTec has launched the Remote Power Control Mobile (RPCM), an intelligent power distribution panel with three new features. First, the RPCM uses switch-grade motorized circuit breakers to provide remotely managed electrical protection and on/off control in one enclosure. Second, the unit offers current monitoring at the branch circuit level, which enables real-time current draw on a branch breaker, phase, or panel basis in addition to notification alarms that alert users of electrical panel anomalies via text or email. Third, the RPCM’s built-in Web server enables users to monitor and control distribution directly on the network from a web interface on any browser-enabled smart device. RPCM also interfaces with most third-party control systems using IP, DMX, and sACN protocols. The RPCM provides direct on/off control for LED lighting and takes loads out of standby mode by directly shutting down circuits. For more information, contact LynTec: 913-529-2233, FAX 913-529-4157,

ETC Source Four LED CYC

ETC has introduced the Source Four LED CYC, an adapter that affixes to any Source Four LED luminaire to illuminate cycloramas. Using the x7 Color System, which combines up to seven LED colours onto one unit, Source Four LED luminaires are designed to output a wide range of colours and the Source Four LED CYC applies that flexibility to cycloramas. With the same optics and beam as the Source Four range, the Source Four LED CYC is designed to evenly distribute light across the cyclorama so scallops or gaps aren’t visible between the luminaires. For more information, contact ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls): 608-831-4116, FAX 608-836-1736,,



MDG e-series Haze & Fog Generators

MDG has released its e-series haze and fog generators, an evolution of its Atmosphere APS Series haze generator and MAX APS Series fog generator. The Atmosphere ATMe and MAX M3e models each have an identical power consumption and footprint to their predecessors (the Atmosphere and MAX 3000, respectively) but offer increased output – double that of the standard Atmosphere and approximately 50 per cent more than the standard MAX 3000 generators. The e-series models feature enhanced control via built-in RDM/DMX designed for precise remote control over the flow of the output. The control enables the user to change the flow from a fine haze to a thick fog from the control desk. For more information, contact MDG Fog Generators Ltd.: 514272-6040, FAX 514-722-3229,,

PixelFLEX 7mm Curtain Video Panel

PixelFLEX has launched a 7 mm high-resolution curtain video panel. With PixelFLEX’s LED curtains, videos and images can be sent to the screen using any computer with a DVI-D connection. The curtains are able to bend and shape around structures and can be stored in a road case. PixelFLEX’s 7 mm panel is 9.84 x 2.46 ft. in size, but modifications can be made to provide a customized video content delivery solution. Offering an optimal visual distance at 5 m, each 7 mm curtain video screen weighs approximately 24 lbs. For more information, contact PixelFLEX: 800-930-7954, sales@,




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Project Update



When Mumford & Sons toured the world in 2013, they were using Chromlech Elidy LED panels in the largest installation of these LED matrix fixtures to date. “A couple of lighting friends recommended me this new product and when I saw it for myself, I thought Christmas had come,” exclaims LD Ed Warren. “It was almost as if Chromlech had invented the Elidy especially for me.” Warren’s design incorporated 12 Elidy-Big panels and 12 Elidy-S panels rigged above and behind the band. The Elidy-S panels were used as static overheads arranged symmetrically at different heights and angled at 45 degrees to the stage. The Elidy-Big panels were mounted in Zap Technology VIP One yoke assemblies, customised for this purpose by Canadian supplier Solotech, and rigged on vertical bars. Sixty-four Elidy-Wall panels created an LED screen behind the band. Warren controlled the Elidy panels via a single Chamsys desk.

One of the most famous monuments of the “old city” of Lyon in France, the Palais de Justice de Lyon, received a new lighting installation which uses an array of LED lighting fixtures from Ayrton to accentuate its architecture. To show its spectacular facade, LD Jerome Donna used 24 Ayrton Arcaline2 3G 100, 140 Arcaline2 3G 50, and 28 Ice Color 250 3G fixtures. Each of the 24 Corinthian columns of the colonnade is front-lit by one Arcaline2 3G 100 and flanked by two Arcaline2 3G 50s that provide side lighting. A single IceColor 250 3G uplighter behind each column is used as backlighting to wash the walls and delineate each from its background. The details of the upper levels of the portico above are defined using both Arcaline2 3Gs and IceColor 250 3Gs. All the fixtures are controlled by 968 channels of DMX from a Light-CS box from Light Computing Service.


HSL supplied lighting for Massive Attack v Adam Curtis, a mixedmedia installation created by Massive Attack’s Robert “3D” Del Naja, filmmaker Adam Curtis, and United Visual Artists (UVA). Above the audience space, a main box truss provided hanging points for the 12 projectors and for various lighting fixtures – 12 Martin MAC III Profiles, 30 1K fresnels, and eight Atomic Colours. Other fixtures employed by LD Tim Oliver included 20 ETC Source Fours, six Robe MMX Spots, six MAC III Performances for additional effects, six ROBIN 600E Spots, five Lowell Omnis, and 44 Martin XB Wash moving lights. All lighting was controlled from an MA Lighting grandMA2 light. Oliver also ran six Jem K1 hazers and three Le Maitre Stadium Hazers throughout the performance.


For Bruno Mars’ performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, LDs Roy Bennett and Tom Kenny used Philips Showline SL NITRO 510 LED luminaire. Bennett explains, “For this performance, I wanted to have some interesting, almost sculptural side lighting, but then I also wanted to have the ability to strobe. We needed something low-profile that we could build into Plexiglas step bottoms and I knew the SL NITRO 510 luminaires would be perfect.” In conjunction with the SL NITRO 510 LEDs, the full lighting rig for the 2013 VMAs included 200 Vari-Lite VL3500 Wash FX, 80 VL3500 Wash, 24 VLX Wash, 80 VL3500 Spot, and 40 VL3000 Spot luminaires from Philips Vari-Lite.


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Professional Lighting & Production Winter 2013