Second Day at LDI Features Exhibit Floor Opening, Solid Sessions

For the thousands of attendees at LDI, the varied selection of sessions, the opening of the exhibit floor and special events such as the LDI: Live Outside Concert offered plenty of choices on Friday.

Second Day at LDI Features Exhibit Floor Opening, Solid Sessions
Attendees at LDI watch as a representative for A.C. Lighting demonstrates the use of a Jands lighting console Friday on the exhibition floor.

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Second Day at LDI Features Exhibit Floor Opening, Solid Sessions

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LAS VEGAS – While the beginning of the day began with a pair of sessions, first the “New Technology Breakfast,” followed by a portion of the “Projection Content Creation: The Basics” session, it wasn’t long before visiting a series of booths turned into almost a full-day exercise, concluding around 6 p.m. on Friday.

During the New Technology Breakfast, representatives from a number of manufacturers discussed some of the latest products.

With the LDI conference having started on November 13 with various classes and trainings, the exhibit halls had yet to open until Friday morning. With the New Technology Breakfast, representatives from a number of manufacturers who had booth space, including individuals from Christie and ChamSys, among others, discussed some of the latest products that were going to be showcased on the exhibit floor Friday at LDI.

For Christie, for example, they discussed how their latest projector was being introduced on the showroom floor, the Crimson series. The projector, expected to ship sometime in January, is the company’s first triple chip laser phosphor projector. In addition, the projector is powered up to 25,000 lumens of brightness. To combat concerns over the colors not being vibrant enough on a laser phosphor projector, the Crimson series projector is packaged with Christie BoldColor technology.

For churches that are left with having to deal with nonstandard positioning of their projectors, the Crimson series is capable of being installed from any angle within a 360-degree orientation.

Then there was ChamSys, which noted that a few months back, the company had been acquired by Chauvet & Sons LLC. In addition, both Chris Kennedy and Phillip Watson of ChamSys, talked about each of the company’s three lighting consoles, including the MQ60, which Watson cradled in his arms while standing up on stage.

After stepping out of that session, I entered the four-hour session, “Projection Content Creation: The Basics.” The workshop was led by Alex Oliszewski, a professor of Media Design at Ohio State.

Working with about a dozen session members, Oliszewski introduced the basics behind photography, which included his highlighting some samples of various images, some of which incorporated sepia tones and other effects that he then implemented through the use of environmental projection for stage setups.

From there, Oliszewski discussed the basics behind transparency in Photoshop, how to quickly make masks, and what tools are available for the use of building 3-D models, when necessary.


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