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Jiu-Jitsu, anyone? (April 2023 Newsletter)

April 21, 2023

PCE produces FloGrappling Jiu-Jitsu competition at OC Fairgrounds!

FloGrappling recently wrapped up its "Who's Number One" jiu-jitsu season at the OC Fairgrounds with a series of decisive title matches. PCE pitched in to provide lighting for the mat and for the arena beyond, as well as audio, video, and even staging elements.

We love the challenge of putting on special sports events like this one. We hung Marin MAC Allure Profile/Wash lights and an L-Acoustic Kara Line Array on truss above the arena, and used GLP Impression X4 lights to create an entrance area for the grapplers. 4K Panasonic PTZ cameras captured the action ringside, and 172 sections of Steeldeck helped provide seating for the crowd.

See it in action! Check out this short video for a glimpse of our production (and a little jiu-jitsu action!):

Got a special event you want to get off the ground? Give us a call at 866-335-4723!

Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast G2

We've got new cameras! The Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast G2 is an incredibly powerful 4K camera for traditional broadcasts, online broadcasts, and even offline video production. We've got lenses, monitors, viewfinders, shoulder kits, converters, and everything else you need to kit these babies out and take your event video to the next level.

Canto RETRO-Passive

Update your house lights! The Canto RETRO-Passive is a 0-100% dimmable, variable wattage LED designed for old SCR, TRIAC, and IGBT dimmer systems. This silent LED retrofit allows you to update old incandescent lighting systems with new, efficient, longer-lasting LED technology. The Canto RETRO-Passive comes in E26, E39, PAR56, and PAR64 bases.

How does it work? Fullerton College Campus Theatre recently upgraded their lighting system to use Canto LEDs. Listen to Fullerton Theatre Operations Coordinator Adam Critchlow and PCE's Christian Canter describe the process. Watch video.

Fender Super Reverb

The Fender Super Reverb is the ideal amp for guitarists who want classic, vintage sound. With its medium output and four 10" speakers, it delivers stage-filling sound perfect for both smaller clubs and larger concert stages. Pair one of these with one of our classic Stratocasters and you've got an unbeatable, reliable guitar package for gigging or recording. We have multiple Fender Super Reverb reissues, as well as one genuine vintage piece.

PCE Team Spotlight: Nathan Jones

Nathan comes to PCE with an incredibly long list of live event production qualifications (having served as a Director of Live Events and Production Manager for companies like 4Wall, Visions Lighting, and Brite Ideas). At PCE, Nathan will step into the new role of Vice President of Production. Nathan will help raise the standard of PCE productions across the board while focusing on creating smooth, seamless event experiences for some of our larger customers.

Nathan values the relationships he's built in the events business over the years, and still enjoys the thrill of seeing a vision come to life. Outside of work, Nathan enjoys playing guitar and bass, as well as spending time with his children and dogs.

Welcome to PCE, Nathan!

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