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Plasa Focus Readies Nashville Return

PLASA is continuing its PLASA Focus event series with a return to Nashville, set for February 18-19, 2014, at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

Nashville, TN (November 14, 2013)—PLASA is continuing its PLASA Focus event series with a return to Nashville, set for February 18-19, 2014, at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

“We have decided to return to Nashville as the PLASA Focus event held there in 2012 was very well received by both visitors and exhibitors, which is not surprising as the city is renowned for its vibrant music and entertainment scene,” says Christopher Toulmin, Head of PLASA Events. “Visitors will have the opportunity to see the latest technology from the biggest brands, be provided with free access to a two-day education program, and network with industry colleagues.”

Companies already signed up to exhibitor at the show include 4Wall Entertainment, DiGiCo, Altman Lighting, Barbizon, CAST, Chauvet Professional, Drape Kings, Elation, Martin Professional, Morpheus Lights and TMB. Running alongside the show is the PLASA Professional Development Program which offers two-days of free educational seminars and workshops. The program features speakers and aims to help visitors further develop their industry knowledge, take part in discussions, and have their questions answered.

In The Misadventures of Miss Adventure Susan Rose will share her story of becoming a career as a lighting designer, director, and programmer, currently on tour with Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band.

Award-winning lighting and scenery designer Seth Jackson will discuss his journey and take questions in Designing for the Road and Other Places. Jackson has designed lighting and scenery for Jason Mraz, Melissa Etheridge, Barry Manilow and Carrie Underwood, and he recently designed the lighting for Cirque Musica’s touring circus.

In Audio Content Design 101, Michael Jefferson of JCConnect will present tools for audio content design. Jefferson will guide the audience through the use of basic tools within different audio editing applications, such as Adobe Audition, Sony Sound Forge Pro and Pro Tools. He will also cover video editing applications, such as Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro, and their integration with audio.

In Lights, Camera, Tracking!, Martin Kuhn, of Moodbox GmbH, will demonstrate BlackTrax. By integrating lighting, audio, multimedia and video with one comprehensive tracking solution, BlackTrax delivers 3D and 6D positioning in real time.

Representatives from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) will discuss the crafts they represent, explain the benefits of becoming an IATSE member and take questions in a session entitled IATSE – What’s It All About?

For further information on these sessions and to book a place, visitors should go to the PLASA Focus: Nashville website. Visitors need to register for their free ticket in order to sign up for the sessions they wish to attend – seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional sessions will be added to the program in the coming weeks.

PLASA Focus: Nashville