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David Keene

David Keene is Executive Editor of the Systems Group at NewBay Media, publisher of Sound & Video Contractor, Digital Signage Magazine, SCN, AV Technology, and Residential Systems. He is also the Chairman of the Judges Committee of the DIGI Awards (Digital Signage Innovation Awards), administered by NewBay's Digital Signage Magazine.

High-lumen Projection Takes Off

The Cinema Summit, organized by SMPTE and NAB and held each year in Las Vegas the weekend right before the opening of the show floor at NAB, is perhaps the best place to examine the nation’s most iconic pillar of the entertainment industry. The best thing about the Summit? On the surface, it looks like a laid-back affair. Studio execs mingle with engineers, production people, and hardware and......

Roadshow New York—Save the Date

On Wednesday, July 29, the Rental Staging Roadshow will return to Manhattan for a lively day of panels, presentations, gear exhibits, and networking for several hundred industry professionals. The event will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, with Worldstage (formerly called Scharff Weisberg) as co-host again this year. Log onto www.avnetwork.com to register.There are just so many new......

David Keene: Be Prepared for the Politics of a Booming Market

In a series of columns over the past several issues, Les Goldberg–owner of LMG, one of the most prominent staging companies in the country– has explored an issue that has been contentious for years: meeting planners’ options when choosing whether to use the in-house audiovisual vendor or and “outside” AV provider at their event at a large business hotel or convention center.That issue has been......

Staging the Oscars: Moving Pictures—With the Help of a Few Friends

The LED set up included one big screen cyclorama, permanently upstage. It was a 70 X 35 foot 9mm LED wall, a similar screen configuration to the one SenovvA has used for several Oscars. The LED cyclorama uses almost six hundred Winvision 9.375mm LED tiles.Just as winning an Oscar is the pinnacle of movie industry accomplishment– or at least public recognition of that accomplishment – staging......

The Two Sides of a Booming Market

The economics of the live event staging market have probably never been better. Before you start grousing about margins on gear or on shows, remember, a growing market cures many ills. Yes, margins are not what they used to be. But what is? Price transparency is everywhere– in every industry, so the good ole days of fat margins will never return.The fact remains, 2014 was a great year for the......

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