Congratulations to all the winners at the LDI2009 awards ceremony which was held at 6pm on Saturday, November 21, with cocktails at the Live Design booth and the presentation at Apex Stages, with special banners provided by Britten Banners.

Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award: Joel Rubin

Green Awards: sponsored by Showman Fabricators

Green Product: Apollo Green Gobos

Green Project: Jimmy Fallon Show

First annual Redden Award for Excellence in Lighting Design, sponsored by Epic Production Technologies

Redden Award for Concert Lighting: Willie Williams, Alex Murphy, and Ethan Weber for the U2 360° tour

Redden Award for Theatre Lighting: Herrick Goldman

Redden Award for Event/Corporate Lighting: Lightswitch (accepted by John Featherstone and Norm Schwab)

LDI2009 Award for Excellence in Video Design and Technology: Frederic Opsomer and Chuck Hoberman for the U2 360° expanding video screen.

Booth Awards:

Best Big Booth: Elation Professional

Best Small Booth: Dazian

Best Creative Use of Light: Daktronics

Best Product Presentation: VER


Debuting Product Awards

Lighting: The Reveal CW from Prism Projection

Honorable mention: CTE/Nemo Profile by SeaChanger

Projection: UberPan by Green Hippo

Honorable mention: PowerPix by Pixled

Sound: Kaltman Creations IW3500 Invisible Waves PC-based RF Spectrum Analyzer

Honorable mention: D.A.S. 12A compact line array


Rigging and Staging: The RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) Light Lock by Total Structures

Honorable mention goes to the ETC Prodigy low-profile hoist

Special Effects: Custom, precision-cut fabric from Rose Brand

Honorable mention: Transmission Screen by Gerriets

ESTA Members Choice Product Awards:

Equipment: Light Converse 3D Virtual Show Platform

Expendable: Rose Brand Robo Glue

Widget: Sapsis Rigging Pro Plus Crossover Full Body Fall Arrest Harness