It's not graffiti, it's projection art: The LUMA Festival in New York

By Artsy Chow Roamer 10. September 2021

A small group of friends met up at a fine arts gallery in downtown Binghamton, New York to play around with an idea. Knowing almost nothing about projection-mapping they did know that the results were pretty fantastic and they wanted to learn more about it.

Over the course of the next few months an assorted group of engineers, creators and techs began to research, experiment and plan. LUMA Projection Arts Festival was born from the dream and is on its seventh year.

I have never really written a lot about the types of tech art that are coming to the forefront of the art world these days; videos, digital, immersive and projection are all a part of it. I found myself very interested in an email I received about the festival and was fascinated with the colors, patterns and stories behind the creations. Let’s take a deeper look at it in this post.

By Artsy Chow Roamer
All photos and videos courtesy of LUMA Projection Arts Festival

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Temaer: projection mapping, projection, av, art, festival

A new era of stage management: Climate Crisis

By Matthew Stern 12. August 2021

The world has changed. A global pandemic, the rise of Black Lives Matter and social justice movements, and the intensifying climate crisis have altered how we live and work. This includes the theatrical industry. These changes, however, have been happening while theaters have been closed. It’s been an opportunity for us to reflect and look critically at our own industry. As live performance returns, it is crucial that theatre makers address how these issues affect our process of theatre making. We are re-opening in a new era, it’s not the world of 2019, this is 2021.

By Matthew Stern at Broadway Stage Management Symposium.

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Temaer: theater, professional, stage manager, health&safety, equity, equality

A new era of stage management: Social Justice

By Matthew Stern 5. August 2021

The world has changed. A global pandemic, the rise of Black Lives Matter and social justice movements, and the intensifying climate crisis have altered how we live and work. This includes the theatrical industry. These changes, however, have been happening while theaters have been closed. It’s been an opportunity for us to reflect and look critically at our own industry. As live performance returns, it is crucial that theatre makers address how these issues affect our process of theatre making. We are re-opening in a new era, it’s not the world of 2019, this is 2021.

By Matthew Stern at Broadway Stage Management Symposium.

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Temaer: theater, professional, stage manager, health&safety, equity, equality

A new era of stage management: Health & Safety

By Matthew Stern 29. July 2021

The world has changed. A global pandemic, the rise of Black Lives Matter and social justice movements, and the intensifying climate crisis have altered how we live and work. This includes the theatrical industry. These changes, however, have been happening while theaters have been closed. It’s been an opportunity for us to reflect and look critically at our own industry. As live performance returns, it is crucial that theatre makers address how these issues affect our process of theatre making. We are re-opening in a new era, it’s not the world of 2019, this is 2021.

By Matthew Stern at Broadway Stage Management Symposium.

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Temaer: theater, avpro, professional, stage manager, health&safety

A beginner's guide to AV

By Jim Testa 15. July 2021

A decade ago, I left a job in management consulting with a “big 4” accounting firm and embarked on what would become my second career in the audiovisual (AV) industry. While I was planning on making a career change, going into the AV industry was in no way my targeted path. Other than appearing in a high-school play, earning a degree in electrical engineering and occasionally attending theatrical performances, I was neither had a theatre background nor the foundational knowledge that would have been helpful in preparing me for what lay before me. 

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Temaer: professional, production values, av

ISE London: Stepping back on to the trade show floor

By Nevil Bounds 1. July 2021

Face-to-face meetings at exhibitions have been impossible over the last 16 months or so, but with Integrated Systems Europe keen to find a way of restarting trade show engagement, it was fascinating to exhibit at the London show on 23-24 June 2021. It was not without its challenges, but it brought friends and colleagues together that had been physically separated for a long time.

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Temaer: tradeshows, professional, communication, covid19

Leaders: Do you create or hinder success?

By Jim Testa 31. March 2021

Every time I attend a conference such as USITT, I am impressed by the number of students and newly minted graduates I encounter. Their excitement and optimism at being part of the theatre and entertainment world is inspiring. However, in the back of my mind is a consistently nagging question: While their university programs and internships are preparing them to be technically proficient, are they getting the benefit of good leadership that will in turn enable them to be successful in their fields? If you are a veteran and a “leader” who works with these individuals, this is where you come in.

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Temaer: professional, av, leadership

Guide to becoming a media server pro – Part 11: Choosing a system

By Ian Johnson 11. March 2021

 

Have you thought about becoming a professional media server operator or user? Unsure of what technical skills you need to become one? In part 11 of our guide, Ian D. Johnson discusses characteristics when choosing media server software with the focus on his preferred system, Dataton WATCHOUT.
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Temaer: watchout, mediaserver, professional

Ten lessons from 2020 about theatre and stage management

By Matthew Stern 29. January 2021

During 2020, we experienced historical challenges that cannot be understated. A global pandemic, intense political division, a rising social justice movement, and the closing of theaters across the country, have made 2020 the most taxing and difficult year I have ever known. As I look back over the grueling months of shutdown, this cock-eyed optimist sees some positive takeaways. So here’s the top 10 lessons from 2020 about stage management and theatre. 

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Temaer: theater, avpro, professional, stage manager, covid-19

Why AV industry production values are worth more than ever

By Nevil Bounds 21. January 2021

‘Production values’ is a term often used to describe the skillsets that are employed by creative teams in video and television production. During the COVID-19 pandemic, broadcasters have had to find new ways of engaging with the viewer. But have these always been as successful as they could have been, and can they learn a thing or two from the excellence that AV rental and staging companies provide? 

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Temaer: professional, communication, videoconference, covid19, broadcast, production values

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