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USITT 2011 Recap: Reflections from the Light Lab

USITT 2011 Recap: Reflections from the Light Lab

It is hard to believe how quickly time flies.  Two months ago many folks were returning and recuperating from another successful USITT conference in North Carolina.  Every other year the Lighting Commission hosts a “light lab” and the 2011 lab was certainly a highlight; as six of the commissions sessions were held there in Ballroom […]

Enttec Datagate MK2 at #USITT

Enttec Datagate MK2 at #USITT

I stopped by the Enttec booth while at USITT in Charlotte last week and got to talking to Jeremy Kumin, US Sales Manager for Enttec.  Jeremy was really psyched up to talk about the new Datagate MK2.  He has every right to be, the Datagate MK2 has all kinds of possibilities to opto split, merge, […]

Yeager Labs 1:6 Scale Light Lab

Yeager Labs 1:6 Scale Light Lab

I have seen Kenton Yeagers Light Lab before.  That is when he was offering it as a guide and not a package!  Yeager Labs has designed a 1:6 scale light lab that is customizable for any theatre design. The “shell” of the system is scalable to any theatre design with different lighting packages to suit […]

Sneak Preview of ETC Selador Desire LED Fixture at USITT 2011

Sneak Preview of ETC Selador Desire LED Fixture at USITT 2011

First things first, I love Novella Smith from ETC.  Novella always has a smile on her face and can charm you to death with her wonderful southern hospitality.  This is Novellas third video on iSquint and I hope it is not her last! At USITT this year, ETC was giving a sneak peak to their […]

Seen at #USITT: plotLight, Online Paperwork Management Software

Seen at #USITT: plotLight, Online Paperwork Management Software

Something new that shown at USITT 2011 in Charlotte was plotLight.  At it’s simplest form, plotLight is an online paperwork management softwork tool for the lighting professional.  At plotLight’s core is the plotLight BRAIN, a complex machine-learning application that combines data-mining with advanced Bayesian logic. Each plotLight project combines plotLight BRAIN components with your project’s […]

#USITT Brings Excitement and Engagement

#USITT Brings Excitement and Engagement

What do you get when two people are in love, work in the same industry and attend a trades how… and engagement! Within the first hour of the 2011 USITT Stage Expo, a happy couple were engaged right on the show floor!  John Gruber had been plotting this exciting moment for sometime.  He got together […]

#USITT Day 3 On The Expo Floor

#USITT Day 3 On The Expo Floor

I am just a couple days late with this. I had great time on day 3 of the USITT Stage Expo.  As promised I got back to the Student Architectural Design entries and snapped a couple of photos.  I am really impressed with what some of the students came up with! I unfortunately missed the […]

#USITT: Students Review

#USITT: Students Review

Now that USITT is over, its time to return to real life, as much as we would rather pretend it doesn’t exist. I’ve had an awesome time this week catching up with old friends, making new friends, walking the floor, and as always learning even more about the opportunities in our future after school. I […]

#USITT: Walking the Floor

#USITT: Walking the Floor

The second day of USITT is over, and I feel like I’ve thoroughly explored the floor. Meeting people, seeing the sights, and visiting with friends is half the draw of the conference. Its up to students to get the most out of the booths, unlike sessions, they don’t cater straight to us! The goal is […]

Day 2 of #USITT2011

Day 2 of #USITT2011

Day two of USITT 2011 Stage Expo is in the bag.  Yet another day of excitement and walking.  When I say walking, I mean WALKING.  I had to have done another 5 miles of walking around the show floor and around the convention center in Charlotte. I got a chance to meet even more new […]

As Promised, #USITT2011 Day 1 Photos

As Promised, #USITT2011 Day 1 Photos

I HAD AN AMAZING DAY!  That’s right, I am yelling that because that is just how amazing of a day it was!  I got to see so many old friends and catchup and see where they are and how they are doing. As well, I meet some bright up and comers into the industry.  I […]

#USITT2011: Students on Sessions

#USITT2011: Students on Sessions

If you’re going to pay for a conference like USITT, there is no reason not to go to as many sessions as possible. All the students I talked to have spent the last two days running from one session to another, trying to get the most out of their time in Charlotte. I’ve asked a […]