November 14, 2007
Members of the Theatre Projects team will be participating in several panels at the LDI show in Orlando this week.
Gene Leitermann, Principal, and Jules Lauve, Associate, are participating on a panel moderated by Mark White titled "Temples of the Future" on Thursday, November 15 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. It is one of the five sessions that make up the "Building for the Future: Engineering for Entertainment" track. The session abstract reads: Mark White from ETC Europe, who served as theatre consultant for the most recent renovation of London's Covent Garden Opera House, hosts a panel of theatre consultants, acousticians, and architects who will discuss the increasingly complicated technical needs of performing arts centers and theatrical venues from opera houses to black boxes. As technology moves forward at breakneck speed, how can these venues be designed to keep in step with the 'bleeding edge.'
Dawn Chiang, Senior Consultant, is speaking on a panel entitled, "LEDs vs. Traditional Theatrical Fixtures" on Thursday, November 15 from 1:30 pm - 3:30pm. The session is part of the Lighting/Projection Summit. The session's abstract reads: LD's Nic Philips and Dawn Chiang tackle the tricky subject of LED sources versus traditional theatrical fixtures, with a look at various fixtures side by side to compare color, intensity, beam, and other variables. Technical support provided by Josh Alemany of Rosco (color media) and Peter Monahan of Rose Brand (fabrics) as well as leading lighting manufacturers including Color Kinetics and Selador.
Theatre Projects is also sponsoring the 2007 LDI Life in Light Award being award to Pat MacKay. The award will be presented at the LDI Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 17 at 6:00 pm. Pat has been a long time friend of Theatre Projects and co-authored the book Walt Disney Concert Hall - The Backstage Story with Richard Pilbrow.
Richard Pilbrow, Founder and Chairman Emeritus will be presenting Fred Foster with the 2007 Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, November 17.
For more on the LDI Show, visit the show website: www.ldishow.com