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24 October 2014

Clay Paky donates to Behind the Scenes at KOI Awards

Clay Paky donates to Behind the Scenes at KOI AwardsUK - Behind the Scenes - the new charity which supports entertainment technology professionals in times of need - received a kick-start to its fundraising efforts at the Knights of Illumination Awards thanks to a ... More >>

Keystone Productions makes important Pointes

Keystone Productions makes important PointesSouth Africa - Lighting designer Christopher Bolton recently used 24 x Robe Robin Pointes to provide effects for a special gala dinner and evening of entertainment staged for business systems specialists EOH at ... More >>

Alcons debuts CRS12 high-output pro-ribbon surround

Alcons debuts CRS12 high-output pro-ribbon surroundThe Netherlands - The CRS12GT is a two-way passive-filtered loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of current and future digital cinema immersive surround sound formats. Featuring Alcons' proprietary ... More >>

ArKaos PRO Kling-Net protocol drives Prolights

ArKaos PRO Kling-Net protocol drives ProlightsItaly - ArKaos has announced the adoption of its Kling-Net protocol by Italian lighting manufacturer Music & Lights to be incorporated into a number of pixel-based LED lighting fixtures from its Prolights range. ... More >>

Andres Mayo named AES president

Andres Mayo named AES presidentUSA - Following the highly-successful 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, which took place 9-12 October at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, the AES is pleased has welcomed new president Andres Mayo as he ... More >>

Elation Cuepix cubes highlight Colbie Caillat tour

L-Acoustics on The Tyne for the Great North Run

Siyan extends Robe inventory

Audinate and Bose sponsor NYC networking roadshow

Meyer Sound reinforces Louisville football stadium

Chad Lawson reinvents Chopin with DPA Microphones

Le Maitre gears up for LDI Las Vegas

GDS and ETC forge American partnership

DiGiCo SD7s are a spooktacular success for Coldplay

Gearhouse SA adds Robe Robin Pointes

Meyer Sound gives it large on Alcatraz

NYC show claims world's biggest hologram effect

dbn Co-operates in Manchester gala event

WORK Pro's Neo loudspeakers on the menu

First MusicVidFest set for the Southbank

Dallas Symphony Orchestra re-equips with Merging

Chauvet Professional at River of Life Church

Danley double duty for Richwoods Christian Church

PRG acquires Gearhouse, L.L.C.

Robe helps unmask Phantom magic in Estonia

K-array launches first purpose-designed FIRmaker line array

Painting With Light restructures

Standards on the Stage returns to LDI

Meyer Mica reinforces Sicilian amphitheatre concerts

SGM's G-Spot overcomes Azerbaijan's extreme weather

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21 October 2014

The search for the HOG Factor

The search for the HOG FactorUK - HOG Factor, which was organised and hosted for the first time by AED Distribution, drew a lot of attention to the AED stand on Tuesday 7 October at PLASA London 2014. The Design and Programming Competition with ... More >>

22 October 2014

PRG acquires Gearhouse, L.L.C.

PRG acquires Gearhouse, L.L.C.UAE - Production Resource Group, L.L.C. (PRG), one of the world's leading suppliers of entertainment and event technology headquartered in New York, is acquiring Dubai-based Gearhouse, L.L.C., the largest provider of ... More >>

21 October 2014

Unusual Rigging urges support for industry charity

Unusual Rigging urges support for industry charityUK - Unusual Rigging has become one of the first companies to donate to the UK's new entertainment industry charity Behind the Scenes. Presenting a cheque for £10,000 to White Light's John Simpson, the charity's ... More >>

16 October 2014

Engaging PLASA show breaks new ground

Engaging PLASA show breaks new groundUK - PLASA London 2014 welcomed visitors and exhibitors to ExCeL, London for the second consecutive year on 5-8 October and impressed with a ground-breaking show floor, an inspiring education programme and a host of ... More >>

21 October 2014

Philips Entertainment wins two PLASA 2014 Innovation Awards

Philips Entertainment wins two PLASA 2014 Innovation AwardsUK - Philips Vari-Lite's VL4000 Spot and Philips Strand Lighting's Emergency DMX Bypass Switch have both won a PLASA Innovation Award 2014. GM PLS Entertainment Group at Philips Lighting Richard Schmit picked up the ... More >>

21 October 2014

Unusual installs new flying system at the Dominion

Unusual installs new flying system at the DominionUK - When Richard Kiernan, building services manager at Nederlander Theatres called upon the team at Unusual Rigging to overhaul the Dominion Theatre's flying system as part of a multi million pound refurbishment of ... More >>

23 October 2014

GDS and ETC forge American partnership

GDS and ETC forge American partnershipUK / USA - GDS (Global Design Solutions Ltd) has just signed a licensing and manufacturing agreement with US-based company ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc). Under the agreement, ETC will manufacture the GDS ... More >>

15 October 2014

Celebration of the life of Sue Burlow, Highlite UK

Celebration of the life of Sue Burlow, Highlite UK	UK - The service to celebrate the life of Sue Burlow, managing director of Highlite UK Ltd, will be held on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 2.30pm, at Semington Crematorium, Devizes Road, Semington, Wiltshire BA14 6HL. ... More >>

17 October 2014

Robe celebrates 20 years in style

Robe celebrates 20 years in styleUK - Robe Lighting celebrated its 20th anniversary in style at a special gala dinner event staged in their Robe Arena booth one evening during the 2014 PLASA Expo in London's ExCeL Centre. The dinner featured a ... More >>

15 October 2014

Pixel Mapped Nexus fixtures enliven Ricky Martin tour

Pixel Mapped Nexus fixtures enliven Ricky Martin tourMexico - Everything about Ricky Martin's phenomenal career has been written on a grand scale. His success has been nothing short of awesome, with six Grammy Awards, 17 Billboard chart toppers and 85 million album ... More >>

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24 October 2014

Andres Mayo named AES president

Andres Mayo named AES presidentUSA - Following the highly-successful 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, which took place 9-12 October at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, the AES is pleased has welcomed new president Andres Mayo as he ... More >>

22 October 2014

Painting With Light restructures

Painting With Light restructuresBelgium - Creative lighting and visual design practice Painting With Light has announced a restructure, with Luc Peumans becoming the majority shareholder and CEO with immediate effect, taking over all the company's ... More >>

15 October 2014

Celebration of the life of Sue Burlow, Highlite UK

Celebration of the life of Sue Burlow, Highlite UK	UK - The service to celebrate the life of Sue Burlow, managing director of Highlite UK Ltd, will be held on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 2.30pm, at Semington Crematorium, Devizes Road, Semington, Wiltshire BA14 6HL. ... More >>

Q Willis joins PRG as head of rigging services

Q Willis joins PRG as head of rigging servicesUK - Production Resource Group has announced that Q Willis has joined their team in the UK as head of rigging services. PRG's offering to the various markets is fortified with valued rigging and venue expertise. This ... More >>

10 October 2014

Highlite in deep mourning

Highlite in deep mourningUK - On the eve of the PLASA Show in London came the very sad news of the death of Highlite UK's Sue Burlow. Highlite International issued the following announcement on behalf of Hub and Connie de la Haye, Patrick ... More >>

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Clay Paky donates to Behind the Scenes charity at Knights of Illumination Awards - 24 Oct 2014

Engaging PLASA Show Breaks New Ground - 15 Oct 2014

PLASA Events at LDI 2014 - 20 Sept 2014

PLASA London Reveals Lighting and Staging Education Sessions - 15 Sept 2014

PLASA Events Announces Cancellation of PLASA Focus Austin, and Return to Orlando in 2015 - 8 August 2014

Behind the Scenes to Assist UK Entertainment Technology Professionals - 17 July 2014

Bill Sapsis joins PLASA Rigging Conference Programme - 7 July 2014

New European Dates for PLASA Focus - 11 June 2014

Free Registration for PLASA London 2014 Now Open - 23 May 2014

PLASA FOCUS PROVES A SUCCESS IN BALTIMORE - 14 May 2014

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PLASA 2014: Ayrton - MagicBladeR

PLASA Awards for Innovation 2014, London - Ayrton's Valere Huart presents the MagicBladeR

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Yesterday's News - 20 Years Ago20 Years Ago . . . LSi October 1994

"The 1994 PLASA Show, held at Earls Court 2, had drawn record visitor numbers. This year's Best New Product Award had gone to Keny Whitright's Wybron for the Autopilot tracking system, while Hermann Sorger of Ludwig Pani received a special award from PLASA chairman Mike Wood in recognition of services to the industry. Seminars included those by Mark Fisher, discussing his staging designs for Pink Floyd's The Division Bell tour, and Gil Densham and Robert Bell on lighting previsualisation techniques using a new software system called WYSIWYG."

Yesterday's News - 10 Years Ago10 Years Ago . . . LSi October 2004

"Our editorial leader noted PLASA's introduction of a Code of Ethics for PLASA Show exhibitors at the show this year in response to concerns about product piracy. We reported that "a handful of disputes were resolved by PLASA at the show", and that copy product had been removed from the show floor for the first time. "

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Phil WardThis month: You Never Can Tell

"Good audio for public address is essential, like transport and gas. Excellent audio for entertainment is even more important. Why? Because it transforms people."

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Classic GearThis month: Real, Live Classics

"Better, it turns out, than reading about classic gear or writing about classic gear is actually handling classic gear: getting hold of lights and consoles and dimmers from back in time and marvelling at the construction, enjoying the aesthetics, in some cases wondering that they ever worked at all!"

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Crew CutsThis month: Lighting designer, Paul Smith (Smiffy)

"I got into lights at school and with local Am-Dram and had pretty much decided that I wanted to be Patrick Woodroffe by the time I was 14. Thanks to Alan Thompson and Peter Marshall at what was then Theatre Projects, I got started in the warehouse and on the rental desk, and once I'd properly ballsed that up, Bryan Leitch should be held fully responsible for me becoming an LD. I may never forgive him, hehe."

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EvernoteThis month: Slack

"Remember when computers made work easier - when email saved the need to post, the web saved the need to find a catalogue. Remember that beautiful moment before the information overload of the Facebooks and Googles and Twitters and Skypes and emails and chats and clouds and the need to constantly manage where that file went, how that message was sent, who forgot to Cc who?"

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Second FixThis month: Smaller Permanent Installations

". . . for schools, amateur theatres and the like, it's just as important as in the professional market to vet your contractors properly. The question is how."

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Richard CadenaThis month: Decoding codecs

"'Codec' is a portmanteau of 'compression' and 'decompression.' Video information is compressed for transport and storage because today's video files can be enormous . . ."

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QandAThis month: Phil Ward talks to Nick Cook of marketing consultancy NCM . . .

"Clearly the years of experience I have with audio lends itself to the pro audio business, but the techniques for reviewing the marketing approach of a company and making recommendations to increase sales are the same in most B2B areas."

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ReadiPix Db1: A Glimpse of the Future?

"It immediately seems packed with possibilities. Concert lighting, of course, patterns of light moving in the air. But also as a tool for stage or film lighting, perhaps genuinely providing the tool to fulfil the promise of being able to paint a stage with light, still or animated."

In an LSi exclusive, Rob Halliday reports on the iPix Db1 - "a glimpse of the future of lighting" . . .

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PLASA Awards: Passing JudgementLighting designer Ben M Rogers was one of the judges in this year's PLASA Awards for Innovation. Here he shares his thoughts on the products that caught his attention and what they tell us about the future . . .

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Elation

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Le Maitre

ClearCom

Prolight Concept

Rubber Box

GearSource

Symetrix

Lee Filters

XL Video 2

Harlequin

Varilite

RentalPoint Software Inc.

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