Did you know the LDI Awards were out? Live Design Online posted them here.
Wally Russell Awards
Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award went to Mr. Richard Pilbrow. I had a chance to wax poetic with Mr. Pilbrow in 2003 at a USITT conference. He’s as awesome as he appears.
Wally Russell Most Promising Newcomer: Ben Hagen, who is a very nice guy, talented designer, and friend of my old friend Anjeanette Stokes. Ben got a copy of Vectorworks 2009 Spotlight with Renderworks for this award.
Designers of the Year
Production Designer of the Year: Jeremy Railton
Concert Lighting Designer of the Year: Bryan Hartley
Sponsored by Epic Production Technologies
Theatre Lighting Designer of the Year: Rick Fisher
Sponsored by Strand Lighting
Debuting Product Awards
Sound: DiGiCo SD8 console, for featuring a lot of horsepower in a compact footprint, making it affordable and powerful.
Special Effects: City Theatrical DMX Snow Machine developed in conjunction with White Light.
Rigging/Staging: Steeldeck’s APACK retractable audience tiering system that can be curved.
Projection: Element Labs Helix P1, which offers amazing display-shaping opportunities. It is flexible, durable, and has user-specific pixel pitch.
Honorable Mention (for projection): United Visual Artists for d3–a paradigm shift in control environments for media servers.
Lighting (two winners): Nila, a new lighting solution for the entertainment industry setting an unprecedented environmental standard for low-energy consumption, while delivering unmatched lighting performance and product versatility.
ETC Unison Paradigm system, which fully fuses architectural lighting control advances with entertainment lighting-control technology.
Honorable Mention: Protester 19 Mobal by Global Design Solutions at TMB