27 August 2015

Last chance to avoid £10 registration fee for PLASA Show 2015

Last chance to avoid £10 registration fee for PLASA Show 2015UK - 31st August is the last day that visitors can pre-register for free entry to PLASA Show 2015, the UK's premier business event for the live entertainment technology industry. International pre-registrations are at their highest level since the show moved to ExCel in 2013, with registrations coming from over 90 countries so far. Visitors who haven't already registered are urged to take advantage of the last few days of the free registration ... More >>

KOI Awards 2015 reveals concert shortlist

KOI Awards 2015 reveals concert shortlistUK - The judging panel of the Knight of Illumination Awards 2015 Concert Touring and Events category has announced its shortlisted designers for the prestigious ceremony this autumn. The Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of lighting and, as of last year, video designers working on shows in the UK. The Concert Touring and Events judging panel, who were joined this year by new recruits Financial Times arts pages journalist David Cheal and editor of live event technology publication Total Production ... More >>

Clay Paky on song for Sky Arts Sessions

Clay Paky on song for Sky Arts SessionsUK - Clay Paky Mythos, Sharpy, Alpha Spot HPE 300 and Sharpy Wash 330 fixtures are performing crucial lighting roles during season two filming of music show Sky Arts Sessions, allowing Sky TV lighting designer Richard Bowles to create fresh and dynamic looks for the varying acts in each episode. "All the discharge lighting is Clay Paky exclusive this season," says Bowles. "The fixtures are performing perfectly on camera, whilst also impressing everyone in the studio. In fact many of the guest artists have been overheard ... More >>

RedNet remote-controllable from Yamaha consoles

RedNet remote-controllable from Yamaha consolesUK - A central feature of Focusrite's RedNet audio-over-IP interface system is the high-quality remote-controlled microphone preamplifiers included in the RedNet 4 and MP8R models. New firmware releases from Yamaha and Focusrite now make it possible for RedNet mic preamplifiers to be remote-controlled from Yamaha CL and QL mixing consoles, allowing significant additional interoperability between the two systems. Yamaha's CL/QL version 3.1 firmware update, released this week, adds specific support for RedNet 4 and RedNet MP8R preamps. A ... More >>

Rigging Team sponsors the Technical Theatre Awards

Rigging Team sponsors the Technical Theatre AwardsUK - Rigging Team are once again supporting the Technical Theatre Awards and for the second year running we are proud sponsors of The "Rigging Team" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Automation. This award is to highlight an individual within any role of the Automation Department. The individuals nominated for this award are people that have made an outstanding contribution and effort to a show/event or in general over the years. This person should be renowned for their dedication and effort to this discipline and respected among the ... More >>

PLASA Panel at LDI 2015 on dealers, reps and manufacturers

PLASA Panel at LDI 2015 on dealers, reps and manufacturersUSA - PLASA is producing a special event at LDI2015 on 22 October called Demystifying the Sales Channel: Explaining the Relationship Between Dealers, Reps and Manufacturers. Every day dealers, manufacturers, specifiers and end-users need to work through this channel to acquire products in systems integration and theatrical systems. Often times this channel is overwhelming and confusing. Our panel of experts will break down the pieces and explain how the system can successfully work together for all participants in the channel. ... More >>

Quadraphonic Funktion-One sound for Noisily Festival

Quadraphonic Funktion-One sound for Noisily FestivalUK - Set deep in the rolling hills of Leicestershire, in the heart of rural England, Noisily Festival of Electronic Music and Arts is veiled by one of the most beautiful wooded valleys in the country. The festival is totally contained among the trees, creating a safe haven where hedonism and escapism can flourish and thrive, which is exactly what happened over the second week of July 2015. The fourth Noisily Festival spanned a range of musical genres through a Funktion-One set-up from Bassline Productions and Audio Feed. Noisily ... More >>

ARAM counter strikes in Cologne's Lanxess Arena

ARAM counter strikes in Cologne's Lanxess ArenaGermany - Last weekend, the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany's largest indoor arena became home to the world's biggest and most-watched Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event. With over 11,000 visitors flocking to arena each day and millions more tuning in online, it was a fitting way to celebrate ESL's first standalone CS:GO event. Over 27m unique viewers watched the tournament on Twitch for almost 34m hours (nearly 3,879 years!) between them, and at its peak the event was being followed on-line by over 1.3m concurrent viewers - an ... More >>

AV Stumpfl takes 4K cinema back to the Bronze Age

AV Stumpfl takes 4K cinema back to the Bronze AgeAustria - Multimedia specialists, Scenomedia's latest installation at Austria's famous Salzwelten salt mine experience includes the new Bronze Age Cinema located 400m below the Earth's surface in natural Dachstein limestone bedrock of the Hallstatt Mountain Salt Mines in Austria. Scenomedia installed AV Stumpfl show control, multimedia and screens as core technology throughout. The Bronze Age Cinema was created in a specially blasted 1,000-cubic-meter cavern in the Rose Chamber of the experience. The eight-minute cinematic experience ... More >>

GLP X4 S joins the aerial action at Nitro Circus

GLP X4 S joins the aerial action at Nitro CircusUSA - Veteran Australian LD Francesco Calvi recently put GLP's impression X4 S LED moving heads to the ultimate test - chasing a team of all-action daredevil bike riders known as Nitro Circus. Founded by ringleader and athlete Travis Pastrana, the Sydney based Nitro Circus Live tour features more than 40 of the world's best action sports athletes performing daring and record-breaking tricks in freestyle motocross, BMX and skateboarding, aided by stunts and accessories involving water coolers, rocking horses, a lazy boy couch and more. ... More >>

Hamburg fountains upgrade to Community

Hamburg fountains upgrade to CommunityGermany - Located in the centre of Hamburg, Planten un Blomen is the city's 45 hectare park, renowned for its lake with summer fountains. Each evening the fountains are illuminated in changing colours and perform a choreographed display set to music in a spectacular Wasserlichtkonzerte (water light concert). With the sound system for their famous attraction seriously showing its age, the city authorities wanted a state-of-the-art system, with high quality audio reproduction in keeping with the status of the attraction. Rüdiger Peter of ... More >>

Chauvet lights country superstar Toby Keith

Chauvet lights country superstar Toby KeithUSA - It seems only natural that the Ford F-Series has been a sponsor of Toby Keith tours. Like the country superstar, who's had 21 No. 1 hits in his storied career, the F-Series has enjoyed longstanding success. In fact, it's been the best-selling truck in America for 35 years running. Production designers Seth Jackson and Elizabeth O'Keefe (TPI, St. Louis) drew on this connection when creating the lightshow for Keith's 2015 Good Times and Pick Up Lines tour. Playing off the buzz created by Ford's new all-aluminum F-150 truck, ... More >>

Chroma-Q Color Force 72s on Paloma Faith tour

Chroma-Q Color Force 72s on Paloma Faith tourUK - Chroma-Q Color Force 72 premium performance LED battens are adding colourful cyclorama lighting to an all-white, high gloss set and backdrop for British singer Paloma Faith's current UK tour. Faith's 2015 live shows are in support of her third album, A Perfect Contradiction, which has become her most successful to date. Set designer Joshua Grace worked with lighting designer Tony Austin, to create a "Motown, disco and 80s aesthetic stage with a touch of 1930s glamour". Nite Design's Phil White was lighting director and ... More >>

HSL invests £2m in new lighting equipment

HSL invests £2m in new lighting equipmentUK - Lighting and visual rental specialist HSL has invested well over £2m in new lighting kit - primarily moving lights, LED fixtures and control to help service its busy summer season. MD Simon Stuart stated, "We have a great diversity of shows out - from opera and the arts to concert and theatre touring to major sporting events - and wanted to ensure that all of them had the latest and most appropriate technology at their disposal." He adds that this is just the first such announcement that HSL will be making in coming months as ... More >>

Philips fixtures for Wroclaw's National Forum of Music

Philips fixtures for Wroclaw's National Forum of MusicPoland - Over a hundred Philips Entertainment Lighting products have been installed into the National Forum of Music (NFM), a new, state-of-the-art concert venue in the heart of Wroclaw. Dubbed the most advanced facility on Europe's cultural map, the NFM was conceived as a new home for the majority of Wroclaw's initiatives, productions and artistic projects. Located in the city's Liberation Square, it is also the headquarters for numerous assemblies including the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. Philips distributor PS Teatre ... More >>

Jim Niesel returns to Theatre Projects

Jim Niesel returns to Theatre ProjectsUSA - Theatre Projects has welcomed Jim Niesel back as their newest project manager and theatre equipment/audio-video designer. Jim began his theatre consulting career at Theatre Projects back in 2001 before joining Arup in 2007, where he went on to take a leading role in the company's New York and Australasia theatre consulting practices. While at Arup, Jim worked on a number of performance spaces including the Sydney Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera House. Now, back where he began, Jim is looking forward to the collaborative ... More >>

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