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
Features:
  • 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

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Sky Panels Light UP Dodger Stadium Press Box.

Below is a repost from Arri:
http://www.arri.com/news/news/skypanels-light-up-dodger-stadium-press-box/


SkyPanels light up Dodger Stadium press box

The Dodger Stadium press box received a lighting upgrade with ARRI SkyPanels to achieve optimum color rendering to easily match the ambient light anytime of the day.

When Dodger Stadium opened in 1962, the press box was designed with a two-tiered desk and upper platform riser. The announcer(s) would broadcast from the lower level desk, with the second-tier riser for guests. In the beginning, the set up was not a problem since Hall of Fame Dodgers' announcer Vin Scully primarily broadcast via radio in the early years. By the 1970's, cameras made their way into the broadcast booth for live game coverage or interviews. The lighting was a constant challenge with the ever-changing ambient light that spilled into the open-air booth during day games, into twilight and night games with stadium lights.

Upon Vin Scully's retirement in 2016, the Dodgers, keeping in theme with renovations to the park starting in 2012, decided to renovate the "Vin Scully Broadcast Booth" to create a new look for incoming announcers Joe Davis and former Dodger pitcher, Cy Young Award and Gold Glove recipient, Orel Hershiser.

With the addition of the ARRI SkyPanels, it now allows for pre-game broadcasts as well as cut-ins to the booth during games or after game recap segments, with a very natural and quality image that sets the bar.

Typically, lighting designers prefer to hang the lights in a position to maximize depth of field, but this location was a challenge, due to the size of the booth and its low ceiling.

Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser at the Dodger Stadium press box, illuminated by SkyPanel S60-C's and S30-C's.
Photo credit: Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Sportsnet LA's Sr. Manager of Studio and Technical Operations, Anthony Violanto, set out discussing the desires of the Dodgers' organization and arranged several fixture tests. The goal, to create both a refreshed and refined look in an historic broadcast booth. He, along with Barbizon Lighting Company's Rick Loudenburg, settled on what they felt to be the best lighting design for this one of a kind booth design. All the while considering the many possible directions for camera to capture the talent looking their finest. Using ARRI SkyPanels for both key and fill lighting, provides the ability to create the optimum color rendering anytime, day or night when transitioning into the stadium lighting.

ARRI SkyPanels installation at Dodger Stadium press booth

A mix of ARRI's SkyPanel S-60C's and S-30C's, with their narrow profile, variable color temperature, and finite controls, incorporates the flexibility to shoot the talent from most any angle that may be requested by the director. Whether the camera is shooting toward the announcers, from the stadium's POV or into the booth or when the announcers turn their backs to the stadium, the SkyPanels easily transition to the correct color balance by programming from one look to another. The SkyPanels are tuned to match the desired ambient light in the booth with the push of a button.

Controlling the press box lighting is an ETC Nomad 512, PC-based system giving the control room the flexibility to remotely maintain creative color control and white balance and to adjust on the fly.

Additionally, ETC Desire D22's and Colorsource, are being used as color wash and background around the press box.

Written by Tom Jacob 1.25.18


For more information on ARRI SkyPanel family, please visit arri.com.

Photo: Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Friday, February 02, 2018

Visit Barbizon Lighting Company at NAB 2018 - Free Expo Pass Link!

Barbizon Lighting Company at NAB 2018
Headed to NAB 2018? 
Barbizon 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.  We will be continuing our free exhibit floor-based educational series covering topics that will be posted soon.
Class times are (in the order above) Monday at 11:30, 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30 (Because the show floor opens an hour later this year on Monday)

On Tues & Weds classes will be at 10:30, 12:30, 2:30, and 4:30
Need an Expo Pass to NAB?

Use this link: http://bit.ly/nab2018expo

Or use Guest Pass Code LV6547 code to save $50.  (Register before March 2nd when the late registration fee of $50 will be applied.)