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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.

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......

2014 Rental & Staging Product Award winners

2014 Rental & Staging Product Award winnersAug 13, 2014 9:20 PM, By David Keene  The 2014 Rental & Staging Systems/InfoComm Product Awards were announced and presented at the InfoComm show in Las Vegas on June 16, recognizing the most innovative products released for the staging market since last year. The past year was a particularly fertile one for the staging market, and the Rental & Staging......

4K and Beyond

4K and BeyondOct 8, 2014 10:42 PM, By David KeeneIn Search of the Perfect Projector The panel session “Next Generation Video Projection: 4K, HFR, Super High Lumen, Laser Light Engines, and More” at the Rental & Staging Roadshow New York, with (left to right) Bill Beck from Barco, Jeff Schneider from Digital Projection, and Mike Garrido from Christie exploring the cutting edge of large venue......

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