D'Addario at NAMM
NAAM, The National Association of Music Merchants, was at it again and this time DPS was proud to be a part of the annual event in Anaheim, CA on January 24th, for D'Addario Showcase.
Featured artists included:
- Drummer, Dennis Chambers
- Drummer, Keith Carlock
- Bass Player, Victor Wooten
- Guitar Player, Greg Howe
DPS provided lighting, rigging and staging for the event, all contributed to making it a great show!
DPS at The ASC Awards
The American Society of Cinematographers held their 27th annual Awards Show on February 10th, in Hollywood, CA.
Pictured above from left to right - Patrick Whalen, DPS President, Paul Kobelja, Vice President of Motion Picture Initiatives, and Anthony Dever, Founder and CEO of DPS
DPS was honored to be apart of it, by providing our Barco HD Projectors for the event.
The event was a complete success, Lowell Peterson, director of photography, was extremely pleased with all the services as he wrote,“The result exceeded my wildest expectations. The opening reel in HD was a revelation. Thanks to you and your guys for providing wonderfully color-balanced projectors that truly showcased the best of the ASC.”
Introducing: ABSEN A7, 7.8MM Indoor/Outdoor LED Wall
DPS' newest toy, their brand new 7.8mm LED Video Wall, made by ABSEN.This video wall is designed to transform your video and graphic viewing to meet all types of entertainment display needs.The black canvas background provides a TRUE black contrast. The Locking System allows for a quick and easy setup and still provides the ability of eliminating gaps, creating a flawless display.
What a beaut!
Ready for immediate rental!
Meet Craig Meredith
Craig is a native of New Zealand, yes a Kiwi, grew up through the 60’s and 70’s a very good time for music. His father ran a dance hall and during this time he was introduced to the entertainment world. He did a four year electronic apprenticeship and then decided to follow his love for music.
Craig started playing guitar/bass guitar in bands in and around his home town Napier and finally settled in Auckland during the 80’s. He was introduced to the production side of the business in 84 when he was asked to be on the local crew for David Bowie’s “Serious Moonlight Tour”. It was then he was bitten by the bug.
He was asked to run the shop and crew chief the shows of Stagelight NZ Ltd a lighting company that did most of the international tours that came through New Zealand. U2, Eurhythmics, The Pretenders, Talking Heads, Robert Plant, Deep Purple, Berlin, Wham, Joe Jackson and Simply Red are just some of the acts he did.
Simply Red asked him to do their Australian leg of the “Blokes and Sheilas Tour” which he did and then chose to stay and work in Melbourne, Australia after the tour ended.
In 89 Craig left for the UK and started work with Tasco a sound/lighting company with offices in the London and Los Angeles and finally ending up working and living in the States in 91.
After an 18 month World Tour with Elton John, Craig decided to leave the road and take up a non touring position.
The past 16-18 years, Craig has held positions as Warehouse/Shop Manager, Production Coordinator and Electronics Supervisor for such companies as A1 Lighting, LSD/PRG and the last 4 years with Epic Production Technologies.
Craig has a passion for this industry and gives 110% and is always willing to pass on the knowledge and experience he has obtained over the years to co-workers and customers alike.
We are excited to introduce to you, our new, New Zealand friend as our new Shop Manager at the DPS’s Burbank location.
Welcome aboard, Craig!
Facts About Our New ABSEN A7 Video Wall...
Each panel's dimensions are roughly 19"x19"
IP rated at IP65/54
Thinnest point is only 15mm in thickness
Weighs only 25lb per tile
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