23 May 2016

Clay Paky dazzles millions on Eurovision 2016

Clay Paky dazzles millions on Eurovision 2016Sweden - Award-winning lighting designer Fredrik Jönsson applied a vast number of Clay Paky Mythos, Sharpy, Sharpy Wash 330 and brand new Scenius to create the broadcast-ready, glittering extravaganza that was the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Now in its 61st year and themed 'Come Together', Eurovision was sponsored by OSRAM and hosted by last year's victor Sweden at Stockholm's Globe Arena and watched by millions around the world. Jönsson, who was the lighting designer for Eurovision 2013 and created the visual look of Swedish winner ... More >>

QSC restructures French distribution

QSC restructures French distributionFrance - QSC has announced the appointment of two new distribution partners in France, Algam Entreprises and AED Distribution. Algam will represent the QSC Systems Division and AED will represent the QSC Professional Division, respectively, to offer the company's portfolio of integrated systems and live sound products and solutions to customers throughout the country. Both firms bring many years of expertise as leading distributors in the region, enabling premium manufacturers of professional audio visual products to consistently gain ... More >>

Robe lights De Groote Rappel

Robe lights De Groote RappelBelgium - The garrison town of Leopoldsburg in Belgium was the setting for the large scale promenade theatrical spectacle De Groote Rappel, directed by Luc Stevens and featuring a large community cast from the city telling the story of two world wars, with the final act played out in a quadrangle in front of a prominent army barracks. Lighting was designed by Michel Jacobs, a freelance LD with a track record of lighting more unusual or offbeat performances and a penchant for less commercial sectors, and Timothy Haesevoets from ... More >>

Spotlight on Doughty Engineering at Sadler's Wells

Spotlight on Doughty Engineering at Sadler's WellsUK - Sadler's Wells is a leading dance house, committed to producing, commissioning and presenting new works and to bringing the best international and UK dance to London and worldwide audiences. When the company was granted lottery funding for a technical refit, Graham Cutting, senior lighting technician at Sadler's Wells was keen to install new follow spots based on a system of tracked suspension mounts and brought Doughty Engineering on board to help turn the concept into reality. Graham said, "I'd started looking into the idea ... More >>

d&b debuts and seminars are a hit at PLASA Focus Leeds

d&b debuts and seminars are a hit at PLASA Focus LeedsUK - Once again, the d&b GB team had plenty tucked up its sleeve for PLASA Focus Leeds in the North of England. Visitors to this year's booth left fully acquainted with all the latest solutions, plus practical advice from the Education and Application Support team - now something of a regular feature on the show's annual seminar programme. As if this regional exhibition didn't make things easy enough, the d&b booth divided itself in half, offering installation solutions on one side, mobile on the other. Making their Leeds debut were the ... More >>

D.A.S. Audio Systems reinforces fireworks fair

D.A.S. Audio Systems reinforces fireworks fairItaly - Fireworks weren't the only thing making noise at the fourth annual Adelfia Fireworks Fair in Bari, Italy, with D.A.S. professional sound systems playing an active role in the event's success. The fair drew in massive crowds this year, with 30,000 spectators turning out to see a series of firework displays designed by the top Italian companies in the industry. The festivities fall on the same day that marks the festival of San Trifone and culminate in a fireworks show set to music. Pyrotechnic Emotions of the Past and ... More >>

dLive shines in all-star concert in Zhejiang

dLive shines in all-star concert in ZhejiangChina - Allen & Heath's dLive digital mixing system was recently employed at FOH for a large concert held at Jinhua stadium, Zhejiang Province in China, to promote the cultural relationship between Kyrgyzstan and China. The 30,000 seater venue hosted a line-up, which included several top artists from both countries, including Asian super stars, Jay Chou, Wilber Pan, Xie Tianxiao and Elva Hsiao. Managed by PA company, Shanghai Jiexin Entertainment Equipment Co. Ltd., the production was technically complex, featuring state-of-the-art ... More >>

Elation lights German TV variety show

Elation lights German TV variety showGermany - Lighting designer Thomas Gerdon of gerdon Mediadesign has used an Elation Professional lighting package to light artist performances on the German television programme Verstehen Sie Spaß, a popular entertainment show that airs on the ARD television network. The programme, a variety show with hidden camera stunts and musical performances, has aired since 1980 and is an institution of German television. Broadcast from Bavaria Studios in Munich, Verstehen Sie Spaß airs four times a year - twice in the spring and ... More >>

RML lights Thronecast on Sky Atlantic

RML lights Thronecast on Sky AtlanticUK - The top-rated fantasy drama show Game of Thrones is back for another series and with such a large fan base it has its own companion series, Thronecast, which Richard Martin Lighting (RML) has helped to light again, assisting lighting designer Iain Davidson. Aired every week after the main show, Thronecast sees Sue Perkins and Jamie East host interviews with members of the cast and crew, interaction with the audience and social media alongside analysis of the previous episode and a preview of the next episode of ... More >>

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