SMPTE & NAB Renew Technology Summit With 2016 ‘The Future of Cinema Conference’

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
Richard Welsh moderates a panel at the 2015 NAB Show

Richard Welsh moderates a panel at the 2015 NAB Show

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has announced that the newly crafted NAB Show’s ‘The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,’ produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive now and into the future. Scheduled for April 16-17 during the 2016 NAB Show, the refocused technical conference will examine this topic with an emphasis on the work and inspiration of the industry’s newest generation of filmmakers. Registration for the conference opens on Dec. 21.

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Alexander Williams Joins PixelFLEX as Director of Project Management

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
Alexander Williams

Alexander Williams

LED video display manufacturer PixelFLEX has announced the appointment of Alexander Williams as its new director of project management. With a special focus toward event design and execution, the addition of Williams strengthens of the project management team, says the company.

“I am very excited to announce Alexander in the newly created position of Director of Project Management,” says Monty Rains, PixelFLEX president and COO. “In this role, Alex will lead a team of talented technical and production management professionals who will provide client support for events, installations and direct sales of our PixelFLEX line of products and services.”

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Syncrolite Purchases Ballantyne Strong’s Lighting Assets

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Jerry Trojan

Jerry Trojan

Syncrolite, LLC and Ballantyne Strong Inc. announced that the assets associated with Ballantyne Strong’s lighting business have been sold to Syncrolite.  Effective Dec. 21, 2015 Syncrolite has assumed all operations, sales, and support associated with Ballantyne Strong, including the company’s Super Trouper followspots.

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Long Reach Long Rider 2016 Route & Dates Announced

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

5 The LRLR horde on Sunday morningThe Long Reach Long Riders have announced the dates and route for their next charity motorcycle ride.  This year’s ride, dubbed The Radioactive Ride, is all about New Mexico (plus a little Arizona, Utah, and Texas), the land of Billy the Kid, Georgia O’Keeffe and J. Robert Oppenheimer. From sweeping desert vistas to painted mesas and majestic mountains, from the whimsical aliens of Roswell to the caverns of Carlsbad there is definitely something for everyone.

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CITT & Ryerson U to Present Inaugural Ignition Networking & Training Event

Monday, December 14th, 2015
The CITT/ICTS Ontario Section and the Ryerson Theatre School will present the first edition of Ignition, a networking and training event being held in Toronto on January 9 and 10, 2016.
In addition to hands-on training workshops and sessions, which will be free to all CITT/ICTS members, there will also be four main events open to the public at no charge:

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AVI-SPL Canada Appoints Two to Senior Management

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

AVI-SPL, an AV systems integration and video collaboration company, has added Ian Gilbert and Dinarte (Dino) Moniz to its senior management team in Canada.

Gilbert, who brings 25 years of sales leadership experience, was named Vice President of Sales earlier this month after serving as an instrumental sales coach with the company earlier this year. He will be joined by Moniz, recently named Director of Operations for AVI-SPL Canada, who adds another 24 years of service and operations experience to the management team in AVI-SPL’s growing Canada business.

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Unison Holiday Social Being Held Dec. 14th

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Unison_HolidaySocial2015_1200x627-2-300x150The Unison Benevolent Fund is holding the Unison Holiday Social on Monday, Dec. 14th at the Spice Route in Toronto.

The Unison Holiday Social is a chance to celebrate the season with notable Canadian music professionals and artists at Toronto’s chic Spice Route Bistro+Bar. No potluck offering or secret santa gift required! Your $25 ticket goes to support Unison’s programs for members of the music community in their times of crisis.

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Expo-Scène Returning For Second Edition In May 2016

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Expo SceneFollowing the success of its inaugural 2015 edition, CITT/ICTS has announced that Expo-Scène is returning to Montreal for a second edition on May 2nd and 3rd, 2016. The show will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal and bring together professionals in the pro audio, lighting, audiovisual, and multimedia technology industries. They will have the opportunity to see, hear, and test new technologies available on the market.

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Music Books Plus Black Friday Sales; 20% Off Nov. 24-29th

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

WMIShopping_header_10.24.inddThe Holidays are coming and Music Books Plus is gearing up – starting today!

Starting today, November 24th, you can start saving 20% off the entire Music Books Plus site. Browse through the thousands of title available and simply use coupon code: BLACK FRIDAY at checkout and they’ll take 20% off everything in your cart.

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LFI 2016 Conference Details Released

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

 

10 WHILDSHOT LFILIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2016 will present the largest Conference offering in its 27-year history, according to organizers. The conference’s lineup of more than 140 speakers will share the latest knowledge with industry professionals from across the globe in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center from April 24-28 (Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute: April 24-25; Trade Show & Conference: April 26-28).

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