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15 Products That Made a Difference
Forget the awards, the ads, the hype. Which products have really changed the industry since LDI got started? LD's editors offer their frank and surprising opinions.
Also: What Do You Think?
We want you to tell us what products from 15 years of LDI have most affected your career (for better or for worse!). Finally helped you solve a long-standing challenge? Had the greatest impact on the industry? What kinds of products do you think the future will bring? What's on your technology wish list? We want to hear from you! Please e-mail your thoughts to editor David Barbour at email@example.com by July 25th.
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Also in this issue...SPECIAL EVENTS
The Queen’s Jubilee
Elizabeth II celebrates her 50th anniversary on the throne with a series of exciting events. A giant sound and light show at Buckingham Palace included projections by E\T\C UK and lighting by Duncan Marenghi. Companies involved included Unusual Rigging, Vari-Lite, Fourth Phase London, Philips, Syncrolite, Sky Arts, Skytracker, Space Cannon, Pyrovision, Unusual Services, Stage Electrics, Martin, Power Logistics, Screenco, High End Systems, Cast Lighting, ETC, Strand, Avolites, Xenon, Elstree Light and Power, and ESS. Also, the Party at the Palace featured Mick Jagger, Ricky Martin, and others pay tribute to the Queen.
by Catherine McHugh
The hottest new grrrrl pop star goes on tour. LD Ethan Weber uses High End Systems moving lights, with Avolites control, and a lineup of gear from LSD, Lycian, Diversitronics, ETC, UVFX, and Columbus McKinnon.
By Sharon Stancavage
Joe Paradise makes a splash with this cool alternative metal band. Bandit Lites supplied the equipment, which includes gear from Martin Professional, High End Systems, Flying Pig Systems, ETC, and Coffing Hoists.
Pollstar calls Kenny Chesney on of the year's top-grossing acts. He's the latest country star and LD Mike Swinford has given Chesney's "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem" tour a stunningly sophisticated look. Sharon Stancavage finds out how he did it, with a rig using gear from High End Systems, James Thomas, Avolites, Columbus-McKinnon, and MA Lighting.
Road To Perdition
The first big entry in this year's Oscar sweepstakes is Road to Perdition, an epic gangster drama featuring stars of three different generations (Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law). Distinguished DP Conrad Hall has given Sam Mendes' latest film a dark, moody, compelling look. John Calhoun reports.
Jubilee’s new dimmers
By: Michael Eddy
Jubilee is Las Vegas' longest-running spectacle, the show made infamous by the E! reality series Vegas Showgirls: Nearly Famous. The last word in old-style Vegas glitz, it offers everything from dancing girls to the sinking of the Titanic. 4Wall Entertainment recently replaced the production's antiquated dimmer system with an ETC setup—in record time.
By Ellen Lampert-Greaux
The High End Systems Catalyst is this year's most talked-about product, created by Peter Wynne Willson of WWG, that allows a video projector to act like a DMX-controlled moving light. We take a look at how to use this new system with High End programmer Vickie Claiborne and a few other pioneers.
The Four Feathers
By: John Calhoun
Bob Richardson shoots the latest version of the classic film, a story of cowardice and heroism among British soldiers in 19th century Sudan.
By Ellen Lampert-Greaux
Hugh Vanstone lights this new West End musical hit, a look at life in India's hugely popular Bollywood movie industry. It's a gorgeously colorful design, for a musical like no other. Companies involved include ETC, James Thomas, Altman, Howard Eaton Lighting Ltd., Vari-Lite, Martin, Le Maitre, Bowen, Wybron, and Triple E.
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LDI 2002/October 18-20, Las Vegas