The WALLY RUSSELL
PUBLIC VOTING DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2001
CAST YOUR VOTE TODAY FOR THE
2001 WALLY RUSSELL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER
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A pioneer in automated lighting, Jim Bornhorst began his career as a touring sound engineer and console designer for the Dallas-based Showco. In 1980, his team decided to address a problem that been vexing the entertainment industry for decades: how to produce a commercially-viable remote -ontrolled spotlight. Approaching this technology from a new angle, Jim combined pivoting dichroic filters, the MARC 350 arc lamp, and a single digital data link to produce a prototype. In 1981, 50 VL1™s, the new digitally controlled robotic spotlights, went out on their first international tour. Adding local processing with cue memory and bi-directional data links, the other automated luminaires in the Vari*Lite family soon followed. Most recently the revolutionary VL7™ spot luminaire. Jim received a BSEE degree from Texas A&M in 1971. In 1991, he received an EMMY award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering for the Series 200 system; another followed in 1994 for the VL5™ wash luminaire.
James (Jimmy) C. Fuller embodies those things that we held dear in Wally: a man of impeccable character, an entrepreneur, and a gentleman, he has given back to the industry much more than he has taken out. Jimmy was president of the IATSE Toronto chapter for almost 40 years; for almost 30 years, he served as chief electrician of the O'Keefe Center in Toronto. During this period, he also found time to run Canadian Staging Projects, the premier stage lighting and sound rental company of Canada. Jimmy had a close business relationship with Wally, but more importantly, they were good friends for many years. This is a man whose handshake was the equivalent of a 10-page contract.
David Cunningham graduated from the University of California San Diego with a dual-degree in Physics and Philosophy in 1969. From his early days as a student actor and director, he turned his talents to technology and built the computer lighting system for the Anomaly Factory, and went on to design the Compuset2000 for Van Buren Industries in 1974. Cunningham went on to become the Vice President of R&D for Strand Century where he developed the MultiQ, MicroQ, Mantrix, Light Palette, Mini Palette, Mini Light Palette, CD80, and Environ II. In 1984, he became the President of Entertec, and is responsible for the development of D192, Prestige, Scenemaster, Scenemaster 60, ENR and Viewpoint for Lee Colortran as well as HPL, Source Four, Source Four PAR, and Sensor dimmer for ETC, and works as a consultant to that company. Currently Cunningham is working on his latest creation, the Anomaly Factory II, which includes 24 themed rooms constructed by a collective of artists and craftsmen.
The "Wally" Award was established in 1992 in memory of Wally Russell and the lasting impact he had on the lighting profession. The award will be presented on Saturday, November 3, at LDI2001 in Orlando.
Make your voice heard and vote today! Please note - each voter may only vote once and must identify him or herself.
PREVIOUS “WALLY” WINNERS
2000 STAN MILLER
1999 DON STERN
1998 BRAN FERREN
1997 FRED BENTHAM
1996 FRANCIS P. DEVERNA
1995 THARON MUSSER
1994 GEORGE VAN BUREN
1993 CHARLES ALTMAN
1992 WALLY RUSSELL
THE WALLY AWARD COMMITTEE
Phil Bernard, Rusty Brutsché, David Cunningham, Tom Folsom, Fred Foster, Don Hamilton, John Howe, Larry Kellermann, Philip O'Donnell, Richard Pilbrow, Brian Russell, Glen Russell, Robert Schiller, and Jacqueline Tien.
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Lighting Dimensions/Entertainment Design,
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by October 1, 2001.