Coming Together: Teamwork Integral to the 2017 Calgary Stampede TransAlta Grandstand Show

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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This article originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of Professional Lighting & Production.

By Andrew King

It’s widely billed as “the greatest outdoor show on Earth” – and with good reason. The annual TransAlta Grandstand Show presented during the Calgary Stampede is a true spectacle in every sense, presenting ticketholders with a wide variety of big talents and breathtaking feats backed by a sizeable and striking production design.

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The Death of Dull: Panic! at the Disco’s Death of a Bachelor Tour

Monday, August 28th, 2017

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This article originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of Professional Lighting & Production magazine

By Andrew King

Photos by Todd Kaplan

In a sense, Panic! At the Disco’s fifth and most recent studio album, Death of a Bachelor, finds the band coming full circle.

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An Introduction to Rigging Automation

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Professional Lighting & Production magazine

By Mark Desloges & David Bond

We’ve all seen it; the demand for rigging automation is growing. As an increasing number of largeformat productions incorporate these incoming technologies into their shows, we seem to want more and more of this latest craze for more modest events and tours. But what is automation, really?

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