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Production Advantage, Inc. Web Links

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Associations & Information Sites

ESTA – Entertainment Services and Technology Association is a non-profit trade association representing the North American entertainment technology industry.

Film & TV Connection – An entertainment industry school with 5,000 students worldwide who train on-site at major film studios, video production companies, radio and TV stations, recording studios and record labels.

USITT – U.S. Institute of Theatre Technology is dedicated to the professional development of men and women who are an integral part of the performing arts community.

Yale Technical Brief – Tech Brief provides a dialogue between technical practitioners from the several performing arts who all share similar problems: "Make it fly! Make it roll! Make it disappear! Make it tomorrow!" Technical Brief is a publication of the Yale School of Drama Technical Design and Production Department.

Stage Lighting for Students – Jeff Salzberg's valuable primer for lighting design and technology.

Theatre Safety – Erich Friend shares his expertise, developed over decades, about keeping audiences and personnel safe and healthy.

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Lighting, Dimming & Control Manufacturers and Suppliers

Altman Stage Lighting – For over fifty years the Altman name has stood true as one of the leading innovators of theatrical, architectural, and film and video lighting available on the market today.

Baxter Controls Inc – Maker of The Pocket Console™, the smallest, most graphic hands-on and user-friendly DMX-512 theatrical lighting console.

Doug Fleenor Design – The demi-gods of all that is DMX.

Dove Systems – Dimming and control systems.

Electronic Theatre Controls – Source Four Series fixtures, Sensor dimmers, and control boards.

Lighting & Electronics – Fixtures and wiring devices.

Lycian Stage Lighting – Followspots.

Strand – CD-80 dimmers, control boards, fixtures and lighting equipment.

Ushio – Theatrical, film/video, scientific, and general illumination lamps.

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Lighting Production Companies

Brawner & Associates L.L.C. is a turn-key production firm specializing in technical production services for theatre, video, concerts, corporate meetings, attractions & special events. They offer a variety of services including lighting design & consultation, technical direction, project management & event coordination with the highest degree of professionalism & integrity.

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Newsgroups, Discussion Groups & Mailing Lists

Stagecraft Mailing List

Theatre-Sound Mailing List

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Scenic, Rigging & Other Stage Hardware

ADC (Automatic Devices Company) – Curtain track, hardware, and machines.

Gerriets International – Vario dance floor, fabrics, and designer products.

JR Clancy – Rigging.

The Light Source – The Light Source has cool, innovative products that can save you time and money. Their Mega-Clamps have shipped all over the world.

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Software Companies

CAST Software Ltd. – Developers and manufacturers of a comprehensive suite of integrated products to meet the needs of lighting designers and educators. Partners with Electronic Theatre Controls in the development of WYSIWYG™ and Emphasis™.

John McKernon Software – This is the home of John McKernon and Lightwright™, the award-winning software for managing theatrical lighting paperwork. You'll find information, free demo software, news, wisdom, and links to other terrific resources.

MacLux Pro™ – MacLux Pro™ is a complete lighting design program for Macintosh computers.

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. – Nemetschek Vectorworks is an internationally recognized leader in CAD technology. VectorWorks is perennially the best-selling CAD program for the Macintosh. Since 1996, MiniCAD has been marketed as a cross-platform product, thereby bringing its drafting and design power to Windows users.

Stage Research – Stage Research is all about developing cool software tools for designers to create even cooler shows.  Stage Research is committed to advancing theatrical playback and show control technology with state-of-the-art software development. Wholesale distributors for Crescit Software, developers of SoftPlot™ & SoftPlot 3D™.

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Sound Companies

Anchor Audio – Anchor Audio manufactures a variety of portable sound systems designed to meet your unique needs. Everything from intercom to full range portable sound systems.

Clear-Com – Clear-Com designs, manufactures, and distributes an extensive line of wired and wireless intercommunications products worldwide.

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Special Effects & Accessories

Apollo Design Technology, Inc. – Apollo now proudly offers Smart Color® scrollers, Smart Move® rotators, ComSpec color mixers, Apollo gel, pattern holders, donuts, gel tubes and much more!

CITC – Also known as Crawford International Theatrical Corporation, CITC has been a leader in manufacturing innovative special effects equipment. Their equipment produces haze, fog, mist, bubbles, wind, snow, confetti, foam, and more.

City Theatrical – Unique lighting accessories.

Great American Market – Gel, patterns (gobos), Scene Machines, diagnostic equipment & more.

High End Systems – Intellabeam, Cyberlight and fog machines.

Martin Entertainment – Intelligent lighting and control.

MDG Fog Generators – Reliable and durable fog generators for the entertainment and industrial market.

Rosco Laboratories – Gel, paint, fog, patterns, etc… (you know… everything Rosco!)

SnowStar – Theatrical snow machines.

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Advanced Devices – Manufacturers of Bates®, Group 5®  and CL-Series®  electrical wiring devices.

Field Template – The only drafting templates you'll ever need.

Theatre Design & Tech Jobs – Maintained by Patrick Hudson. Job listings.

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