David Johnson

Want Live? Go Online 
You're probably reading this in print format at the moment, though I suppose down the road this will be posted online, so you could be reading it there,
Product of the Month: Altman Smart-Track Lighting System 
What It Does The Altman Smart-Track™ Lighting System is one of those hybrid products so cleverly obvious it's a wonder no one thought of it sooner. Designed to bring digital control signals to addressable architectural luminaires without dimmer packs or ...
TQ Product News 
Staging PowerAssist Winch J.R. Clancy Existing counterweight sets can be automated using PowerAssist™ winch. Specifically designed for retrofitting existing counterweight rigging systems, it can be used to automate just a few sets or a complete rigging ...
Theatre By Design 
By my calendar, we should have another month to go before this year's Broadway Lighting and Sound Master Classes. After all, for the last several years the event has been firmly ensconced in the month of June. But this year, we moved the classes up a ...
Peppaz Ghost 
The most remarkable trick at this year's Grammy Awards was not the dress that held Mariah Carey's chest in check but the appearance of virtual band Gorillaz performing “live” on stage with Madonna. Any theatre rat would recognize the performance as an ...
Masterly Moves 
Because we clearly haven't gone through enough changes around here in the last couple of years, we decided to reconfigure the Master Classes
Sketchbook: Sleep Tight 
Martin Pakledinaz brings audiences back to a "gentle Americana" with his costumes for the Broadway revival of The Pajama Game.
The Sound Designer's Life: Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life 
Chita Rivera is back once again on Broadway, this time with her own show titled, aptly enough, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. It's a celebration of the life and career of a singer, dancer, actress, and one of America's most beloved stage performers. ...
You Like Us. You Really Like Us. 
When we made the decision to combine Lighting Dimensions, Entertainment Design, and SRO in to a new magazine called Live Design, we weren't sure what the industry response would be. Yes, we received positive feedback from our advisory board; yes, we ...
Q&A: Matt Callahan 
Matt Callahan is the resident sound designer at the Actors Theatre of Louisville.
We're Baaack! 
Welcome to Live Design's first ever Theatre Quarterly, and, I suppose, welcome back to all of you who've been missing your fix of Theatre Crafts
Belly Up To The Octopods 
Remember when it was all about the dance floor? Nowadays, of course, club lighting is about so much more
Isn't That Special? 
Not that I need another trade show in my life, but I spent some time in January in Dallas at The Special Event, the annual confab geared to party planners
Green Machine: Heineken Sales Meeting 
Beer commercials are sometimes the most over the top on television, but when it comes to the beer manufacturers' corporate events, staid is more often the norm. That wasn't the case with the recent Heineken national sales meeting in San Antonio, held on ...
Four Little Words 
You'll notice as you peruse this second issue of Live Design that we break things down into four sections.
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