Inducted as a Fellow: 2010
My first conference was the Barbizon, New York in 1970. I don't remember much except we spent most of our time on busses.
The next year was Dallas and by that time I had figured out USITT was a "truck and bus" show. I ended up sitting next to a very bright young man who said he was a Theatre Consultant, whatever that was. Leonard Auerbach and I have been friends ever since.
- Launching Kliegl Performance at L’Enfant Plaza in DC located on the top floors of a tall office building and then the fire alarm going off.
- Many too many Kliegl Suites
- Launching Kliegl Performer in Seattle and as many of you remember intentionally tripping and throwing the Performer across the stage
- Steve Terry's ad hoc meeting where Steve Carlson's and my mash-up of everybody's spec became DMX-512
What the USITT means to me?
The many great friends I have made over all these years.
- MFA Tulane University
- Lighting Designer and TD, Univ. of North Carolina
- Vice President, Electronics Diversified
The LS/8 and "A Chorus Line"
- Director of R & D, Kliegl Brothers
Performer I, II, III
- President / Co-owner, Entertainment Technology
Performer IV, V
Lightolier Lytemode, Scenist, EasySet
IPS Dimming System
Horizon PC Console
Memorable USITT Characters:
I think the key word here is "characters". The following list is in no particular order and I apologize to those I can no longer remember: Joel Rubin, Ned Bowman, Will Bellman, Ed Petersen, Pat MacKay, Steve Terry, Richard Pilbrow, Stan Miller, Peter Rogers, Joe Tawil, Larry Kellerman, and (especially) Michael Connell.
Awards and Recognitions:
- LS/8 from A Chorus Line exhibit at the Computer Museum 1991 – 2000
- Fellow of the Illuminating Engineers Society 1991
- Fellow of USITT 2010
- The Wally Russell Foundation 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award
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