LDI2011 Awards Announced

Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

A large crowd of LDI2011 attendees and exhibitors gathered for the annual LDI awards ceremony and cocktail reception, held this year on Saturday, October 29 at 5:15pm in Orlando, FL, where LDI marked its 24th year. And the winners are:

2011 Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award: Rusty Brutsché, PRG
Best Small Booth: Performance Truss Fabrications
Most Creative Use of Light: Clay Paky
Best Product Presentation: Christie Digital
Best Large Booth: Chauvet
Staging/rigging: Next One Create for the Eco Live System Rising Sun: solar-energy charged modular battery road cases
Special effects: Firelinx Aegis wireless pyro control system from Birket Engineering
Sound: Green-Go advanced digital multi-channel intercom system by ELC Lighting
Widget: City Theatrical’s SHOW DMX SHOW BABY wireless Transceiver
Best Green Product Award (sponsored by Showman Fabricators): ArcSystem house light manufactured by GDS.
Projection: Dataton Watchout Version 5
Lighting (tie): Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800 / PRG Best Boy 4000 Spot
Lighting, honorable mention: Martin Professional for the AURA compact LED moving head wash light

The Redden Award for Excellence in Lighting Design
In memory of Craig Redden, sponsored by Epic Production Technologies:
Theatre: Etienne Boucher (TOTEM, Cirque du Soleil; The Ring Cycle at The Metropolitan Opera with Robert Lepage)
Concerts: Butch Allen (Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, Eagles, Metallica, Usher, NKOTB, Jennifer Hudson, America’s Got Talent Live, Dancing With The Stars Live, Nickelback, No Doubt, Black Keys, Glee)
Corporate/Events: Available Light: Steven Rosen and Ted Mather (Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, Cleveland Museum of Natural History).

PLASA Members Choice Awards
Gadget Category: Apollo Design Technology’s Wrenchmate 2
Equipment Category (tie): LightConverse 3D Show Platform Version 52 / ETC Source Four® Fresnel