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Getting Rowdy at Puppet Up! (August 2023 Newsletter)

September 20, 2023

From Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood, it's Puppet Up!

PCE Production at Puppet Up! Uncensored
PCE Video at Puppet Up! Uncensored
Jim Henson Company puppets await their turn in the spotlight.

In July, we had an absolute blast providing video, lighting, audio, rigging, and more for Puppet Up! Uncensored at the legendary Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood! Puppet Up! Uncensored is a hilarious, adult-themed puppet improv show from Brian Henson, Henson Alternative, and WestBeth Entertainment.

To put on a puppet-based stage show for a large audience, the production has to clear a major, obvious hurdle: namely, how to convey the performance-based subtleties of tiny puppets to guests throughout the theater. The solution? PCE video! Cameras, projectors, and video switchers allow everyone in the building to follow the action, and even allow for some advanced effects like live keying and live cloning.

Want to know more about how it all comes together? Join PCE Lead Video Technician Bishop Rhone for a short video explanation of Puppet Up! and all the advanced PCE video technology the show uses:

Dell Latitude 5540 Laptops

We've got new computers! We're adding a fleet of brand new Dell Latitude 5540 laptops to our rental inventory. With a 15.6" Screen, Windows 11 OS, Intel Core i5 13th Gen processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, and Microsoft Office Suite, these computers will bolster some of our existing rental packages (paired with advanced hardware like audio and lighting consoles). They'll also serve as highly reliable standalone options for presentations like lectures and slideshows.

Yamaha DM3 Series

The new DM3 series of mixing consoles from Yamaha puts superb sound quality, easy setup/operation, and professional-level features into a sleek, compact package at a terrific price point. The first compact consoles compatible with Dante technology, the DM3 series gives audio pros the power and flexibility to get the job done at both live performance venues and in home studios.

Pioneer DJM-2000NXS2

PCE Backline doesn't just mean guitars, drums, and keys. We have high-end equipment to support musical acts of all kinds, including DJ gear like the classic Pioneer DJM-2000NXS2. Select tracks at lightning speed with two banks of 4 Hot Cues, all with 96 kHz/24-bit sound and support for FLAC/Apple Lossless Audio (ALAC).

T-Pain at CSU Long Beach

Earlier this year, T-Pain used the Pioneer DJM-2000NXS2 and other PCE Backline equipment at the CSU Long Beach Big Event. Watch video.

PCE Spotlight: Why We Do It

From the top down, the PCE team has a tremendous passion for the work we do. We love producing live events, and we hope that our enthusiasm shines through to our event partners, and, ultimately, to the guests who attend and enjoy our events.

In this new short video, PCE CEO Ryan Steidinger explains our approach to live event production and the care with which we handle our projects—from the biggest to the smallest. Watch now.

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