The LDI 2011 Awards were recently presented on October 29 at the LDI Show in Orlando, Florida.
LDI is the largest tradeshow and conference for live design professionals in North and South America, with over 9,000 professional attendees and participants choosing the event for training, equipment and gear, networking and more. The LDI Award recipients for 2011 included the following honorees:The 2011 Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award
Award Recipient: Rusty Brutsché, PRG
Best Booth Awards
Best Large Booth: Chauvet
Best Small Booth: Performance Truss Fabrication
Best Creative Use of Light: Clay Paky
Best Product Presentation: Christie Digital
Debuting Product Awards:
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
Projection: Dataton Watchout Version 5
Lighting (tie): Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800 and PRG Best Boy 4000 Spot
Lighting, honorable mention: Martin Professional for the AURA compact LED moving head wash light
Best Green Product Award (sponsored by Showman Fabricators): ArcSystem house light manufactured by GDS.
Craig Redden Awards for Excellence in Lighting Design
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 and ETC Source Four® Fresnel
The LDI 2011 Awards event included LDI premier partner Chauvet, as well as Apex Stages, MegaSystems, Epic Production Technologies, and Showman Fabricators.
For information on the LDI 2012 Awards, please visit their website.