Jacquie McHale

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Tech check: Projection in domes

By Jacquie McHale 2. August 2019

In this Q&A, we're talking projection in domes with Malin Hallbeck at domeprojection.com. The Magdeburg-based company is chiefly known for their ProjectionTools product which is widely used in training, simulation and entertainment installations worldwide.

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Temaer: multi-channel projection, domes, projection mapping, projection

Ice Projection – It's More Than A Game

By Jacquie McHale 30. May 2019

Awesome ice projections are guaranteed to drive the fans wild at NHL* matches. We talked to Dangers Inc, the Canadian mapping maestros with over 500 ice projection performances under their belt, about their approach, the technology and the challenges of projecting on ice. 

*The National Hockey League is usually described as the premier professional ice hockey league in the world and was formed in 1917. There are 7 teams from Canada and 24 (soon 25) from the US in the league. 

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Temaer: projection mapping, visitor experience, ice projection

What's a World Expo anyway?

By Jacquie McHale 12. April 2019

As participating nations begin releasing their pavilion designs for the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, we ask the age-old question: "What's a World Expo anyway?"

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Temaer: video pro, hospitality, brandbuilding, live entertainment industry, world expo

Follow up: WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOLS FOR A VIDEO PROFESSIONAL?

By Jacquie McHale 21. February 2019

As any craftsman will tell you, it’s not only a matter of knowing what you’re doing, but also having the right tools for the job. We published a (subjective) list of essential tools for video pros a few months back and asked for your additions, too. Here goes…

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Temaer: tools, essentials, video pro

Interview: Stephan Mazurek on projection design in the theater

By Jacquie McHale 9. February 2019

If you're a regular theater-goer in the Chicago area, chances are you've seen Stephan Mazurek's projection designs on the stage. He also regularly works on productions in New York and elsewhere in the US. We talked to this multi-talented storyteller – photographer, projection designer, explorer, and documentary film-maker – about recent theater projects, workflow and highlights. Read on…

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Temaer: visitor experience, entertainment technology, inspiration, projection design

Top 10 News&Views blogs 2018

By Jacquie McHale 4. January 2019

We're looking ahead to a great 2019 with a round-up of ten of our most popular blog posts from 2018. From 4K, SDI explained, to mapping, content management and time-management, we hope you'll enjoy catching up on posts you may have missed.

Interested in writing for our blog in 2019? If you'd like to share a story, ideas or your experience from the AV industry, we'd love to hear from you! Email News&Views

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Temaer: SDI, entertainment technology, video pro, mapping, content, tradeshows, creative, blacktrax, projection design, 4K, time management, account management

10 Gift Ideas for the AV professional in your life

By Jacquie McHale 21. December 2018

Whether you’ll be spending the impending holidays relaxing with family, programming a show or working an event, you deserve that special gift!

We asked a bunch of AV pros what they’d most like for Christmas and here’s their top ten, together with some pretty solid motivations. 

Disclaimer: Gift ideas are listed in no particular order, are sometimes only loosely related to AV and range from low to BIG budget. 

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Temaer: wow-factor, mapping, inspiration, gift ideas

Five reasons to map a building

By Jacquie McHale 30. November 2018

To the average passer-by, it's a building. Maybe it's of architectural or historical interest, a landmark or even a workplace. You arrange to meet at it, you take a guided tour, or you simply drive past it without a thought. But to the lighting designer, the projection designer, the artist and the event company, every building facade is a potential canvas. This week we look at five reasons to map a building!

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Temaer: wow-factor, multi-display, visitor experience, mapping, inspiration

Five examples of creative booth design

By Jacquie McHale 11. October 2018

Ready for some trade show inspiration? This week we're highlighting five booths that grabbed the attention of busy visitors with their creative use of visual effects. Enjoy!

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Temaer: wow-factor, multi-display, visitor experience, mapping, inspiration, tradeshows

Interview: Piotr Majewski on events, challenges and creativity

By Jacquie McHale 6. September 2018

This week we're talking to Piotr Majewski, co-founder of MOOV, a multi-disciplinary design and production house. The award-winning Poznan-based studio prides itself on its mix of creative and engineering talent, designing innovative solutions for everything from conference setups, to cultural experiences, to complex events for global brands. So what goes into making a successful event and why is smart thinking the way forward?

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Temaer: wow-factor, entertainment technology, video pro, mapping, creative

About News & Views

This blog is created by Dataton, and is about multi-display software and surrounding technologies, media servers, content creation - basically anything within the AV industry that serves to enrich the audience experience! Since the 90´s, Dataton has published News & Views, with content reflecting the world of multimedia communication. 

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