Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Visit Barbizon Lighting at NAB 2018!

Are you headed to NAB 2018?

Barbizon Lighting will be exhibiting April 9-12 at the annual NAB Convention in Las Vegas showing customers the latest and greatest advancements in broadcast and content acquisition equipment.

Our booth will be located in the Central Hall in Booth C7949  For 2018 we will be continuing our free exhibit floor-based educational series covering useful topics for studio and field applications presented by Emmy© Award-winning industry veterans Bill Holshevnikoff and Jim Sippel.

Class times are Monday at 11:30, 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30 (Because the show floor opens an hour later on Monday) On Tues & Weds classes will be at 10:30, 12:30, 2:30, and 4:30

Our booth will also feature a wide-array of the latest lighting and content creation accessories on the market today.

Need an Expo Pass to NAB? Use Guest Pass Code LV6547 code and the pass price is $50 (it went up after the early bird free reg period.)

Barbizon Lighting's NAB 2018 Education Topics:

LED Integration - Mixing Old & New Tech  - LED with Fluorescent or Halogen? It can happen.
Budgets don’t always allow all new equipment.  Bill Holshevnikoff will share insights about working with the latest in LED lighting and integrating them into your existing productions when necessary.
Mood & Time of Day - Using lighting to create mood and a feeling of time-of-day
The clock and/or mother nature is not always on our side, but with lighting you can create dramatic moods or lead the viewer to think the shot was recorded at just the right time.  Bill Holshevnikoff will walk us through some examples. 

Keep it Simple (but) Make it Fast - Sometimes simple is not always so fast, but it can be.
Locations and budgets don't always allow having that big set-up the director wants (or can afford). Jim Sippel has some great techniques to get the job done quickly & reasonably without killing yourself or the crew.

New Lighting Tech You Use Today! - New products on the market to make your job easier.
We’re barraged with new and updated equipment daily, Jim Sippel got his hands on some of the latest and brought the most useful for today’s Studio and ENG applications.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Barbizon Lighting Updates The State Department's Briefing Room

When it was time to update the aging lighting system for State Department's press briefing room Barbizon Lighting Company's Washington DC offices was charged with upgrading the system to new LED-based lighting. 

The new lighting design scheme consisted of Fiilex T360-PRO Plus units for key lighting, Cineo MAV-X remote phosphor fixtures for fill. Back and area lighting was accomplished with a mixture of Cineo MAV-X and ETC D22 units. ETC S4-MINI and Color Kinetics Purestyle Intellihue linear units were used for architectural highlight and uplight for the rear wall.

The new look is clean and contemporary, and can easily be controlled by Electronic Theatre Control's Nomad Puck™ mini-computer running EOS software.

If you are looking to upgrade your existing studio or media center Barbizon Lighting's local team can help. Call 866-502-2724 or email us at inquiry@barbizon.com

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lindsay Latham appointed General Manager Barbizon Lighting's Washington D.C. Offices.
The Barbizon Lighting Company announced that Lindsay Latham has been appointed as the General Manager of the company’s Washington D.C. offices.
“Lindsay started with our Mid-Atlantic offices in 2012 and moved up through the organization from sales, to purchasing and recently as Operations Manager,” said Tom Madden. “Her ability to look at all the aspects of the business and how the company operates combined with her people skills made her the natural choice General Manager.”
Prior to the Barbizon Lighting Company, Lindsay worked professionally in theatre in the New York and Mid-Atlantic regions. She received her BFA in Theatre with her emphasis in Acting and a minoring in Technical Theatre from Adelphi University. She has worked as a Production Manager, Company Manager, Stage Manager, Technician and Actress with companies such as Davenport Productions, Rising Sun Performance Company and Aquila Theatre.
“This is a wonderful opportunity, and I am excited to be a part of the management staff of such a great company,” remarked Latham. “When I walked through the door to start as a salesperson in 2012 it felt like a family, I am proud to be part of a company that takes customer service to heart as well as caring and supporting the growth and opportunities for their employees.”

Saturday, February 17, 2018

21st Century Lighting for a 20th Century New York Landmark.

The Barbizon Lighting Company's NYC offices have been hard at work behind the scenes at the iconic 230 Park Ave, Helmsley building, an NYC Landmark, updating the 20th Century building's architectural lighting and control to bring it into the 21st Century.  The new system is comprised of color agile LED fixtures and can be programmed from a central location.

The building is owned and managed by RXR Realty and it’s CEO & Chairman, Scott Rechler, called late this week with an urgent requested that the building be lit for the 2018 Presidents Day weekend (Fri, 2/16 - Mon, 2/19, 2018) in ORANGE in honor of the Parkland shooting victims. Orange is the color of the anti-gun violence movement, which Scott strongly supports.

Here is a link to the live webcam... http://helmsleybuilding.com/building/#webcam

A tip of the hard hat to Barbizon Lighting NYC service techs David Bull, Yuriy Pavlutskyy, and Colin Colfer for spearheading the department's efforts.

If you are considering an architectural lighting upgrade to your building, Barbizon Lighting Company can help!  Contact us at 866-502-2724 or email us at inquiry@barbizon.com.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Here's your chance to win an AAdynTech JAB Hurricane Kit 3!

AadynTech Jab Sweepstakes
AAdynTech has a promotion going through March 14th, 2018 where someone will win a JAB Hurricane Cinema Kit 3 with a Thermodyne Case & Accessories.

The AAdynTech JAB Hurricane Cinema is the most powerful compact all-weather IP65 rated 92+ CRI LED fixture available on the market today.

You can sign up at https://www.sturdycorp.com/jab-hurricane-cinema-kit-3-giveaway

Designed, developed, engineered and assembled in the USA using CREE LEDs, our groundbreaking fixtures are sought by lighting professionals and field crews worldwide and have illuminated some of the most prestigious events such as the London and Sochi Olympics, Major League Baseball World Series, the Daytime Emmy Awards and several feature films.
Included in the Kit:
  • Light Fixture
  • Thermodyne Road Case
  • Barn Door
  • UIM Controller
  • Lenses (5°, 15°, 30°, 55°)
  • Scrim Bag
  • 1/4 CTO Hard Gel
  • 1/4 MG Hard Gel
  • Light Bank
  • Speed Ring
  • 92+ CRI across entire brightness range
  • 1,508 foot candle output @ 10 feet
  • Weatherproof – IP65 rated
  • Can be operated via 48V DC Battery Power
  • Draws only 1.78 amp at full output
  • Auto range voltage – 90/240 VAC – 50/60Hz
  • Up to 90% energy savings
  • Precise brightness control with variable dimming curve
  • Single light source eliminates multiple shadows
  • No heat generation – operates cool to the touch