WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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an interview with larry shaw miniscule compared to the ones he's used to solving throughout the course of a typical work day. "It's great when people come in with bizarre can't-do ideas. If others have said something can't be done today, we'll build what we need and get it done," Larry says. BL&S has built its reputation on just that – getting the job done. For example, take the time a friend at Universal Studios by the name of Steven Spielberg casually mentioned that "it would be nice" if there could be a lightning effect that activated in theaters featuring the com- ing attraction for The Lost World: Jurassic Park. "In less than a week we devised special boxes, purchased 8,000 strobe lights, 50,000 feet of extension cord, and made it happen in 200 movie theaters," Larry says. Why Boston? According to Larry, "We go wherever we're needed – it doesn't matter where we're located as long as we are near a major airport." More important than location to the lighting and sound business is the ability to respond quickly: "If one of our clients breaks something or wants to add something to a project, we need to be able to get there right away. We've done that many times. We find out if someone has a friend who wants to go on a trip to the Middle East or Europe for instance, and we'll say, 'take this with you and carry it over there.' It just has to be now. " BL&S employs 24 people at their Brighton location and provides image and sound services for performing arts venues, colleges and uni- 54 WellesleyWeston Magazine | fall 2012

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