Wang Theatre, Citi Performing Arts Center :: Boston, MA

Emerson College’s Paramount Theatre :: Boston, MA


“BL&S goes the extra mile: measuring acoustic requirements while planning, then carefully tuning and trouble­shooting the systems during installation to insure top performance.”
– Jonathan Miller, Emerson College Office of the Arts
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For 35 years, Boston Light & Sound (BL&S) has been designing presentation systems and custom crafting film, HD video, and digital projection equipment for theatres, museums, film festivals, film tours, studio previews, and world premieres.

 

Boston Light & Sound’s audio experts are available to design, install, or restore sound systems. BL&S provides superb audiovisual experiences for theatres, stadiums, museums, houses of worship, corporate facilities, and other venues.

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Certifications and training ::

BL&S is an InfoComm Sapphire Certified Audiovisual Solutions Provider™ (CAVSP™) signifying that 25 percent of all technical,
sales and customer service staff must have and maintain
general or advanced CTS.

 

BL&S technicians hold professional certifications, including:

  • InfoComm CTS-General
  • InfoComm CTS-Installation
  • InfoComm CTS-Design
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  • Creston Certified Programmer
  • Crestron DMC-Designer
  • Crestron DMC-Engineer
  • Extron AV Associate
  • Extron XTP Systems Certification
  • Barco D-Cinema Certified Specialist
  • Barco D-Cinema Certified Expert
  • Christie CP22X0 Advanced Certification
  • Polycom Real Presence Environments
  • Polycom Installed Voice
  • Dolby Laboratories ATMOS
  • Listen Technologies Induction Loop
  • Cambridge Sound Management Certified Masking Professional
  • QSC Q-Sys
  • Symetrix Certified Pro
  • Symetrix Edge
  • BSS Soundweb London
  • OSHA 10
  • NICET
  • C-EST
  • Entertainment Technology Certification Program (ETCP-CEE)
  • Continuing education through InfoComm and various manufacturers
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Audiovisual - rental, sales, and installation of ::

  • Wireless and wired microphones
  • Digital sound processing
  • Multi-channel audio (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc.)
  • Teleconferencing equipment
  • Wired and wireless intercom systems
  • Video projectors
  • Video and TV monitors
  • Confidence monitors
  • Perfect cue presentation devices
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Amplifiers – “This is It” World Premiere


  • Fiber optics snakes
  • Ear worn microphones
  • Powered speakers
  • Smart TVs
  • Systems for computer interface
  • Battery operated speaker systems
  • AV Switchers and scalers
  • Control systems
  • Amplifiers
  • Signal processors
  • Loudspeakers
  • Steerable array column speakers
  • Paging and music playback systems
  • Theatrical microphones
  • Intercom systems
  • Integrated sound systems
  • Mixing consoles
  • In-ear monitors
  • Press mult boxes

 


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Setup and operation of rental equipment
during special events, such as ::

  • Commencement ceremonies
  • House of worship services
  • Corporate presentations
  • Music performances
  • Theatrical shows
  • Traveling film tours
  • Film festivals
  • World premieres
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Lens – TCM Classic Film Festival

(Photo: Turner Broadcasting, Inc.)


  • Private and public screenings
  • Rock tours
  • Live orchestra synchronization with film or video
  • Outdoor screenings
  • Special event screenings
  • Multi-venue events

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Projection - rental, sales, and installation of ::

  • DCI-compliant digital cinema projection systems
  • Hi-def video presentations
  • Film projection systems
  • 3-D digital and film presentation systems
  • Temporary Dolby sound systems
  • Single or multi-machine dailies projector packages
  • AMX and Crestron control systems
  • Multi-format video projection playback (HD Cam, HD Cam SR, D5, Digibeta, DV Cam, Beta SP, among other formats)
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REM tour – BL&S custom projection

(Photo: Jem Cohen)


  • Surround EX sound systems
  • 5.1 and 7.1 Dolby Digital systems
  • DTS, Dolby SR-D, and SDDS digital systems
  • Dolby A and SR decoders and processors
  • Xenon lamp systems from 2.5 kW to 10 kW
  • Blu-ray DVD systems
  • THX theater systems
  • Computer-based content systems
  • Temporary screens from 5' to 110' wide (solid and perforated)
  • Rollaway screens and speaker towers
  • Weather-resistant screens
  • 35mm or 70mm process projection equipment
  • VistaVision projection equipment
  • 35mm or 70mm world premiere quality systems
  • Large sound systems for analog or digital sources
  • Large-scale custom projection sources
  • Power conversion for worldwide operation
  • Amusement ride projection systems
  • Developmental and permanent projection systems
    including 8/70 and 10/70
  • Motion picture projection systems for rock shows
  • 35mm and 70mm interlock and composite rental systems
  • Multi-screen interlock systems
  • Single and dual MTE dubbers
  • Flutter and wow analyzers
  • Color temperature meters
  • USL image analyzers
  • Complete assemblies such as soundheads in stock
  • Cinerama projection systems
  • MMR 8 sound reproducers
  • Long and short throw surround cabinets
  • Nitrate film and variable speed silent projection systems

Related services ::

  • Long-term and short-term projection equipment rentals
  • Custom projection system design
  • Film festival technical direction
  • Special event technical direction
  • Synchronization of live music with film or video
  • Restoration projects