Festival Fever - Thousands of festival goers were left disappointed after Glastonbury tickets sold out in just over half an hour. The £228 tickets went on sale at 9am and, 32 minutes later, they were all gone - ... More >>
UK - The PLASA Awards for Innovation & Sustainability 2015 and the Gottelier Award, sponsored by Lighting&Sound International, were presented at the PLASA Show at London's ExCeL yesterday evening. This year, 31 ... More >>
UK - For the first time at PLASA, ETC is using a second stand hosting their rigging products, which are new to Europe, in combination with their now famous upside down stand, where two fencers battle on the ceiling. ... More >>
UK - The 2015 PLASA Rigging Conference was once again attended by approximately 120 delegates including rigging professionals, representatives from the UK Health and Safety Executive and from venues and rigging ... More >>
ETC is morning the loss of Pontus 'Bullen' Lagerbielke, who passed away following a battle against cancer. A professional lighting designer, console programmer and media server wizard, he loved working in this industry. He ... More >>
"What digital has done for me is where we are now. This is the first tour where I can sit down for the show and concentrate entirely on the music. I'm not distracted by correcting or compensating for weaknesses in the system. That's a real luxury."
Sound engineer Stanley Miller talks to Steve Moles (Neil Diamond)
"Being consistent is absolutely key to making the artists feel like they're in a safe place wrapped up in their favorite blanket."
20 Years Ago . . . LSi October 1995
"Shure was celebrating its 70th, Brilliant Stages announced a major expansion, Soundcraft was spreading its 'Going Live' sound mixing training programme into theatre, Strand Lighting had restructured with the loss of its UK marketing team, and Martin Professional was going public on the Copenhagen stock exchange"
10 Years Ago . . . LSi October 2005
"Following the conclusion of the long-running tale of fraud at the Millennium Dome, Brophy - the former lighting department chief at the Dome - was jailed for four-and-a-half years after being found guilty of stealing £1.1m from Dome owner NMEC."
This month: Human Writes
"The confusion between pro and consumer styles so prevalent from dental surgeries to energy suppliers could have a negative effect on this industry at the top level, and here's why."
This month: Catalyst
"Sometimes the classic you make isn't always quite the product you set out to make. Take Catalyst. You know it now as a media server, the first to arrive at this intersection of lighting and video, a pointer to the future we now inhabit. But the media server is only half the story. . . ."
This month: lighting designer, Matt Daw
"At 16 I applied for an apprenticeship at The Nothcott Theatre in Exeter but was told I was too young. That didn't deter me and I kept turning up at the theatre until they gave me a job."
This month: Ghostery
"While we're on the subject of internet privacy, as we were last month, let's talk about internet tracking, the way that websites (regardless of the browser or search engine that leads you there) try to learn about you, identify you, see what you do and follow you around."
This month: How to deal with project budgets . . .
"This approach meant that we had more to spend and in this case we were able to replace the system. And the client was happy because they had had real involvement in assembling the budget - not just taken my word for it."
This month: Expanding Colour Gamut
"It's likely that high dynamic range (HDR), expanded colour gamut, and higher bit depth will have a much bigger impact on our industry than 3D technology ever did or ever will."
This month: Caz Williamson talks to video & media server technician Dan Bond
"I've seen more integration with control systems and more often lighting designers are not only using, but taking control of the video."