Wireless Solution Sweden ABhonored the recipients of the WDMX Visionary Awards in a ceremony and party held during LDI 2007 in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, November 17 at the Wireless Solution booth.
The WDMX Visionary Award is a special recognition of individuals in the professional lighting industry who were early adopters of WDMX and had an immediate vision about how it could be applied to great advantage in their respective production environments.
Valy Tremblay of Proluxon and Josh Thatcher with the Local 728 in Hollywood were this year’s winners.
Tremblay used WDMX in Cirque du Soleil's Delirium and most recently for a Chantal Chamandy concert in Cairo with the Cairo Symphony orchestra at The Pyramids of Giza. Of his experience with W-DMX during Delirium, Tremblay says, “WDMX is my big discovery of the year! I just don¹t want to use cable anymore. It was so easy to set up and we never had any trouble with them.”
Thatcher was the first to use WDMX in a major feature films Spiderman 3, Mission Impossible III, Transformers, and Iron Man. Thatcher is a rising star and extremely tech savvy, pushing networking and wireless technology into the lighting control of the films made by the major studios.
The winners were presented with a special custom-made WDMX GoldBox. The GoldBox, of which only five were made, was designed to commemorate WDMX BlackBox unit number 10,000 in production.