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Bouncing Balcony – Scary as Scary Can Be!

Bouncing Balcony – Scary as Scary Can Be!

I follow Erich Friend’s blog, Theatre Safety Blog and you should too.  Erich writes about some pretty scary things that he finds in theatres and venues.  The Theatre Safety Blog really opens your eyes to some major issues that can cause serious problems. I am re-posting a very scary video from Erich’s blog from a […]

URGENT – VA Set to Eliminate Funding of Commission of the Arts

URGENT – VA Set to Eliminate Funding of Commission of the Arts

On February 21, 2010, the Appropriations Committee of Virginia’s House of Delegates voted, 15-7, to cut state funding for the Virginia Commission of the Arts by 50 percent in fiscal year 2011, and to eliminate the agency completely as of July 1, 2011. The Senate Finance Committee has adopted the proposal in the budget submitted […]

Early Registration for USITT Ends Tomorrow – Feb. 18th

Early Registration for USITT Ends Tomorrow – Feb. 18th

Are you planning on attending the USITT Conference and Stage Expo in Kansas City? If so, I’ll see you there.  That is if you have your registration in! If you have not registered yet, why pay full price?  Tomorrow, February 18th is the deadline for early registration for the show! After tomorrow, the prices increase! […]

JR Clancy Rigging Report – Powered Fire Curtains

JR Clancy Rigging Report – Powered Fire Curtains

JR Clancy just released their latest Rigging Report and it has to do with some big changes made to Powered Fire Curtains standards. There are two new fire curtain standards in force, and both of them require powered operation for many more curtains than in the past. NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other […]

#LDI2009 Show Floor Opens in 168 Hours

#LDI2009 Show Floor Opens in 168 Hours

That’s right boys and girls, the 2009 LDI Show Floor opens in 168 hours or in 7 days from this moment.  iSquint will be on location reporting live from the show floor about new products and services announced at the show floor.  We’ll be there from the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting till the bitter […]

#LDI2009 Last Day to Save $100

#LDI2009 Last Day to Save $100

Today is your last day to save $100 dollars on registration for the 2009 LDI Show in Orlando Florida next week, November 17-22. There are a bunch of classes and sessions being offered this year in the sunshine state.  This is your last chance to save some money to go to some of these worth […]

UPDATE: #LDI09tweetup Date Change #LDI2009

UPDATE: #LDI09tweetup Date Change #LDI2009

Attention all, We had to change the date of the 2009 LDI tweetup from Friday, November 20 to Saturday, November 21.  Jimonlight says this: Due to some circumstances that arose, iSquint.net and I have to change the day of the TweetUp to Saturday night, November 21, 2009 at 8pm.  Same fun, same bat channel, all […]

LDI Pre-Registration Time Almost Up

LDI Pre-Registration Time Almost Up

Are you heading to LDI?  Still on the fence about it? Well, time is beginning to run out. This past week, Live Design announced that they are extending the deadline to Pre-Register for the LDI show.  LDI offers a huge array of sessions, classes, certifications and courses over the 6 days in Orlando FL. Almost […]

LED Manufacturers Starting to Use DOE LED Label

LED Manufacturers Starting to Use DOE LED Label

We have all seen the nutrition labels on many of the foods we eat.  It gives us a break down of what is in it and the nutritional value and portion sizes of the food with in. Seems like the Department of Energy, (DOE) really likes the design and the layout of the Nutrition labels […]

JR Clancy: Cable Management for Lighting Battens

In JR Clancy’s September Rigging Report email, they cover the topic of Cable Management for Lighting Battens.  They cover the importance of proper cable management not only form a safety stance, but also a cost savings. If you work under light battens for a living, read this rigging report.  It will make you think about […]

Texas House Bill 2649

Yesterday brought a lot of attention to the Texas House of Representatives and the passing of House Bill 2649.  The long and short of the bill is that is requires any lighting designer that works within the state of Texas to licensed as either an electrician, architect, engineer, landscape architect, or interior designer. This has […]

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone! As you may have noticed, it has been a little slow here on iSquint these past two days.  We had a meeting of the minds recently about what to do this memorial day weekend.  While a three day weekend is much nicer then a two day weekend, we decided to […]