29 September 2014

Entertainment Workshops looks to the future

Entertainment Workshops looks to the futureUK - Entertainment Workshops' operations manager, Paul Byrne, will take to the TheatreStage at PLASA 2014 (ExCel, London 5-8 October 2014) with his refreshing concept to demonstrate how simple it can be to enhance the lives of young people and ensure the future of our industry - and your company. In two short seminar sessions - Sunday 5 October 1.30pm - 2.00pm, and Monday 6 October - 11.30am - 12.00pm - Byrne will introduce Entertainment Workshops, an alternative education facility that provides an opportunity for young people to access ... More >>

Robe on Gavin Degraw & Matt Nathanson tour

Robe on Gavin Degraw & Matt Nathanson tourUSA - When Boise, Idaho-based lighting designer Brock Hogan was asked to design lighting for the recent co-headlining Matt Nathanson and Gavin Degraw U.S. and Canada Summer tour, he specified Robe Robin LEDWash 600s as the main stage washes. Originally hired by Nathanson's management - who he met through his work with the group Train - to produce a lighting scheme for the tour, Hogan also reached out to Gavin Degraw's team to see if they had something in mind for the lighting. At this point, they decided it would make sense and be ... More >>

TAIT & Stage Technologies move into new home

TAIT & Stage Technologies move into new homeUSA - TAIT and sister company Stage Technologies have completed their move into a new joint location on Las Vegas's Wynn Road. The new office, which includes 30,000sq.ft of workshop space, seven loading docks and a full ground-supported test stand will accommodate work for West Coast theatre, casino and theme park clients. Other features of the location include all utilities and systems for testing and system configurations for these projects. In addition to functioning as TAIT's West Coast permanent installation hub, the onsite team ... More >>

Meyer recipe for success at City Winery Napa

Meyer recipe for success at City Winery NapaUSA - Following the successes at its Meyer Sound-equipped New York flagship and Chicago locations, City Winery recently selected a Mina line array loudspeaker system to help bring a quality live experience to its food- and wine-loving clientele in Napa. Like all other City Winery locations, the philosophy behind the new 350-seat, cabaret-style listening room in the historic Napa Valley Opera House is a meticulous attention to sensory delight. The sound system is no exception acoustically or visually, according to Ed Greer, City Winery's ... More >>

Two returning employees at J. R. Clancy

Two returning employees at J. R. ClancyUSA - Matt Mullen, vice president of sales for J. R. Clancy, Inc., has announced the return of two of its top-performing associates to its sales and product development staff. Patrick Finn and Paul Skidmore returned to J. R. Clancy in August. "Patrick and Paul each bring a career's worth of rigging expertise to J. R. Clancy, as well as a deep understanding of our customers' needs and the products and services they require," said Mullen. "They will work to develop new products, find new pathways to innovation, and open new markets for ... More >>

Wireless Lighting is launched

Wireless Lighting is launchedUK - Wireless Lighting is a new company and online portal dedicated to the dry and cross hire of battery powered wireless lighting technologies for the show and event industry in and around London. Founder Justin Hammond, who has been at the sharp end of the professional lighting, video and AV rental industry for eight years, spotted a gap in the market for quick, simple, reliable and no-nonsense service providing wireless lighting kit. He states, "There's been a massive surge in popularity and use of wireless LED lighting over the last ... More >>

DiGiCo confirms new Portuguese distribution

DiGiCo confirms new Portuguese distributionPortugal - Digital solutions manufacturer DiGiCo has confirmed the appointment of Garrett S.A. Audiovisuais as its exclusive distributor for Portugal. Founded in 1978, Garrett has built an enviable reputation in Portugal by ensuring that it always offers relevant solutions to the market and employing a highly experienced team. As a result, it has an impressive list of brands in its portfolio, to which it is proud to add DiGiCo. "For some time, we have wanted to work with a brand of mixing console that is both a market leader and ... More >>

Mojo in Barcelona for La Mercè festival

Mojo in Barcelona for La Mercè festivalSpain - Every September thousands of revellers descend upon the streets of Barcelona in Spain for La Mercè, a five-day, free-to-attend celebration. Live music, dance and theatre take place in venues across the city as locals and visitors alike bid farewell to summer and welcome the cooler days of autumn. This year, Mojo Barriers was called upon to provide its crowd control solutions at one of the festival's busiest venues, El Parc del Forum. Mojo Barriers' Gatekeeper 2.0 intelligent turnstile system attracted organisers BSM, which ... More >>

Solaris LED fixtures light up Jason Aldean

Solaris LED fixtures light up Jason AldeanUSA - In their first significant use on a major tour, 165 Solaris LED 16x1 fixtures have been performing flawlessly on Jason Aldean's 2014 Burn It Down tour. "I chose Solaris 16X1s because, based on my experience with the amazing Solaris Flare, I knew they would perform well for my needs," says Mike Swinford, the show's lighting and production designer. "We use them to outline the overhead trusses and also to outline the T-shaped thrust. They're performing very well and ride on the trusses everyday so they do not have to be handled at ... More >>

Philips Selecon chosen for Lyric Theatre

Philips Selecon chosen for Lyric TheatreSouth Africa - Jolene Van Der Merwe joined Gold Reef City in the first half of 2008 as a stage manager and immediately fell in love with the lavish and classically-styled Lyric Theatre. She was very happy to join the Lyric family officially in October 2008 and currently works as the theatre's production co-ordinator, managing all the production requirements for their shows. "I assist the stage manager with the day to day running of the backstage workings such as the scheduling of crew, liaising with our suppliers when we need to, ... More >>

Solaris LED Mozarts shine on Beyoncé

Solaris LED Mozarts shine on BeyoncéFrance - In only their second use at a major concert event, 110 Solaris LED Mozart fixtures ringed the balcony rail of the Stade de France in Paris for the Beyoncé Jay Z On the Run HBO Concert Special. The Mozarts were chosen specifically to enhance the TV shoot featuring the tour's closing dates, and stood out brightly amidst over 80,000 fans. "The Mozart is the perfect eye candy fixture and this was an ideal application for them - they really showed off the depth of the stadium and did a great job on camera," says Cory ... More >>

Cadac consoles play key roles at IBC

Cadac consoles play key roles at IBCThe Netherlands - Cadac signed up as an official supporter of the IBC conference for the first time, providing audio systems for the various conference events at the 2014 convention, including the Dolby Atmos featured IBC Big Screen Experience, which also featured Dolby Atmos, in the Amsterdam RAI exhibition auditoriumcentre. IBC technical resources /audio, Terry Nelson, specified a Cadac MegaCOMMS high resolution digital audio network to distribute audio throughout the 1,700 seat IBC Big Screen Experience auditorium, where the IBC ran ... More >>

Elation Beams for T-Live in Telford

Elation Beams for T-Live in TelfordUK - The second annual T-Live music festival took place 29-30 August in Telford, Shropshire in the UK with production provided by the Liz Hobbs Group from Newark on Trent Nottinghamshire. The two day event, with an 80's themed night followed by a modern pop night, used 24 Elation Platinum Beam 5R's as the mainstay of the lighting rig. Designed and operated by Oz Player, who used the fixtures in both the truss and floor package, commented on the ACL-type beam's frost effect wash look, "I've used the Elation Beam 5R on many shows and the ... More >>

Work Pro introduces OSCillation app

Work Pro introduces OSCillation appSpain - OSCillation, the new free and owner software for Android, Windows PC and, in a few days also for Mac, developed by Work Pro is an application for the control of devices through OSC protocol. This software is the first on the market that allows to work directly with the layouts and customize them from a PC. Users will be able to control several devices simultaneously thanks to its multi-target capability, besides of providing the possibility to protect the access to the software with a password. OSCillation makes possible to mix ... More >>

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