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The Spring Edition of Protocol is now available online

posted on 12:11 PM, April 17, 2018


Take a look online at: http://estalink.us/protocolonline. Learn more about Protocol at http://esta.org/Protocol/protocol.html.

News from CITT/ICTS: Actsafe, of Vancouver B.C., focuses on the company’s work with the B.C. entertainment industries to make sure everyone goes home safely every day. (p. 74-76)

This issue highlights include:

• ProSight Specialty Insurance’s Mike Kelly highlights more on planning ahead for a safe event.

• Pete Borchetta writes about dimming LEDs and asks, What does “theatrical grade dimming” mean?

• Reducing DMX channel counts for controlling pixels is covered by James David Smith.

• Read why manufacturers should use reps—Graham Likeness shares an insider’s perspective.

• Guy Holt continues his series on solving generator-related LED luminaire power quality challenges.

• Deborah Osborne, recipient of the 2016 Women in Film and Television Toronto Mentorship Award, shares how many “small steps” in mentoring others can make that impact and contribute to a win-win for all involved.

• ESTA’s TSP is offering another Control Protocols Plugfest in July—Michael Lay shares the benefits of addressing manufacturer-to-manufacturer interoperability in a supportive environment.

• Mike Wood takes readers on another fascinating ride. Learn how the jumping spider uses a colored filter to assist its color vision, and multilayer retina for depth perception. Arachnophobes be warned!

• “Shadow, Light, and Truth” column by Richard Cadena explores “Safety, Training, and other S.E.Ps.”

• Read about ESTA’s Lifetime Technical Achievement Award presentation to Scott Fisher, developer of the Navigator Automation System and considered by many the father of the modern-day automation industry, at the New World Rigging Symposium during USITT.

• Why are those crazy Long Reach Long Riders so committed to raising funds for Behind the Scenes? Read this and you’ll want to support their efforts (and watch from the couch!).

• Eddie Raymond’s Winter Protocol “Take Away” column on harassment and abuse resonated with readers. Learn about the many people who reached out to Eddie as he shares insights in his follow up on this timely and critical topic.

• Bill Groener returns to Protocol with his popular “Soft Sell” column—read about Bill’s list of the ten attributes or activities integral to a successful salesperson.

• In the CITT/ICTS News column, Actsafe, of Vancouver B.C., focuses on the company’s work with the B.C. entertainment industries to make sure everyone goes home safely every day.

• Tracy Nunnally details his experience and why “ETCP Certification Makes a Difference” in the ETCP News column.

• ESTA’s President Jules Lauve outlines “Looking Forward, Embracing Change” for your Association.

• Learn about the ESTA-curated, four-track educational sessions offered free to NAMM attendees—why it was a terrific first effort that your Association will build on for the 2019 NAMM Show and forward.

• The Technical Standards Program has produced more than 50 ANSI-approved standards—with more in the pipeline! Read the update in TSP News from Karl Ruling.

• Production Equipment Rental Group News by Harry Box updates readers on PERG’s recent guidelines for DOT compliance—a document that explains what rental houses and production companies need to understand in the new DOT compliance requirements.

• Behind the Scenes News highlights the charity’s activities during USITT.

• Learn about recent industry events including the USITT Stage Expo, New World Rigging Symposium, and the NAMM Show.

• ESTA Remembers Ken Vannice for his deep commitment to the work of the Association and Behind the Scenes.

• New ESTA Members

And, much more!


Protocol is now available as a free app for your smartphone; whether you have an iPhone,  iPad, or any Android device, you can now read the latest editions whenever you want and wherever you are. Visit http://estalink.us/protocolapp, click on the corresponding device in this text or search “Protocol Journal” in the iTunes App Store / Google Play Store. Let us know what you think! 

We hope you enjoy your new edition of Protocol and, as always, we would appreciate any feedback and suggestions that you can email to .

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