Friday, June 01, 2018

Barbizon Lighting's Mission of Education Continues with the Roundabout's Theatrical Workforce Development Program

For the second year, Barbizon Lighting's NYC office hosted a training session for students in the Roundabout Theatre's Theatrical Workforce Development Program (TWDP) in conjunction with IATSE Local 1 and other employment partners in the New York area.

Based on the previous success, the day-long Barbizon education seminar for the TWDP Fellows had them working with different types of fixture, and control. There were also broad discussions on color temperature, lamp and fixture types, and how theatrical systems integration groups work on projects. 

Members of our systems team also explained construction drawings, specifications, and the role of systems integrators, project managers, and field service technicians on projects. 

The Theatrical Workforce Development Program (TWDP) reflects Roundabout and IATSE's efforts to provide underprivileged and underrepresented young adults access to career pathways in the technical theatre industry. This three-year program will train and place recent NYC public high school graduates into paying professional production positions.

The TWDP's goals are:
  1. To break down the barriers that prevent disadvantaged young adults from gaining economic stability. 
  2. To bring equity and diversity to a field of high-quality, skill-based jobs in a growing economic sector. 
  3. To educate and encourage a new generation of passionate theatre professionals. 
For more information on the Theatrical Workforce Development Program visit:
http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Teach-Learn/Theatre-Programs/Theatrical-Workforce-Development.aspx









Saturday, May 05, 2018

Barbizon Lighting Uses QolorPoint Wireless LED Uplighters Illuminate The Spheres on Amazon’s Campus

QolorPoint® Wireless LED Uplighters by City Theatrical were recently used to illuminate The Spheres on Amazon’s campus in Seattle, Washington with a purple lighting display to celebrate 100 days until Seattle hosts the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.
Twenty four QolorPoint Wireless LED Uplighters were set up within the 4,000 square foot grounds of The Spheres to create high intensity colored lighting effects that could be seen citywide through 2,643 panes of glass.
In addition to the intensity of light provided by the uplighters, the fixtures were selected to light The Spheres for their high level of portability and IP65 rating to protect against water and humidity used to nurture over 40,000 plants in the three massive domes. The uplighters will also be used for future events in The Spheres.
The QolorPoint Wireless LED Uplighters were controlled by plug and play wireless DMX technology with SHoW DMX SHoW Baby® 6. The lighting package was provided by Barbizon Lighting Company's Denver offices.

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.”