18 December 2014

Avolites Ai has the bottle for Lily Allen live

Avolites Ai has the bottle for Lily Allen liveWorld - In a nod to her status as working mum pop star, British singer Lily Allen has been touring both the festival and venue circuit in front of a backdrop of baby bottles laced with LED strips and controlled by Avolites Ai. Allen first unveiled her baby bottles set - a concept conceived by acclaimed stage designer Es Devlin - at Glastonbury 2014 and went on to perform with the bottles throughout the US, UK and Europe in the autumn as part of her Sheezus tour. In January and February 2015, the tour continues to Asia. The bottles were ... More >>

Robe BMFLs for Oceania Productions

Robe BMFLs for Oceania ProductionsNew Zealand - Oceania Productions,New Zealand's largest and most experienced event technical production specialist, has invested in 32 of Robe's new Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire (BMFL) Spots. These are the first BMFL Spots in New Zealand, and were delivered by the ULA Group, Robe's distributor for Australia & New Zealand. Oceania Productions provides production solutions for a diverse range of shows and events all across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, from theatres to arenas, rock 'n' roll to corporate and industrial shows, ... More >>

Blackout draws curtain on Earls Court

Blackout draws curtain on Earls CourtUK - After nearly eight decades of hosting legendary events, Earls Court has had its final curtain call. After working on the venue's three concluding events, Blackout took down the last ever drape to grace the venue's walls on 14 December. The historic London venue, famed for 'creating legends since 1937' has hosted an array of events in its 77 years, and Blackout has been part of some of them. At the very beginning of the company 25 years ago, founder Steve Tuck's second job was to install the PA system in Earls Court 2. December this ... More >>

Böhse Onkelz return with Clay Paky

Böhse Onkelz return with Clay PakyGermany - This summer saw 1980's German rock/punk legends Böhse Onkelz (Bad Uncles) come together at Germany's Hockenheimring for their first show in nine years, with 80 Clay Paky Sharpys and 36 A.leda B-EYE K20s delivering the gigantic reunion's key lighting and supporting the extensive visual content. Well-respected lighting and show designer Jerry Appelt specified the Clay Paky fixtures, supplied by PRG, to reinforce his architectural show design, that saw the band brought closer to the audience through a set that comprised a main ... More >>

ABTT awards three fellowships

ABTT awards three fellowshipsUK - The Association of British Theatre Technicians took the opportunity of its annual Christmas Party on 12 December, at the New London Theatre, to bestow its top honour, the ABTT Fellowship, on three outstanding industry individuals. Generously supported by Gold ABTT Industry Supporters' Group member ETC, the event was the perfect occasion for the ABTT's Council of Management to recognise those who have rendered signal service to the technical aspects of the art of the theatre. On the day, Tony Bond was the first new Fellow to be ... More >>

New RF experts successfully in action

New RF experts successfully in actionGermany - After nine months of hard work, 19 wireless professionals from the worldwide Sennheiser organisation have been awarded the coveted RF Expert certificate. The last of three on-site training sessions took place in Delhi, and in the meantime the new RF experts have been in action all over the world to provide support for Sennheiser customers and partners in their projects. "The system of extensive online training and close supervision by mentors combined with several weeks of on-site training has proven itself," said Kirsten ... More >>

Electrosonic adds a new twist to Rubik's Cube

Electrosonic adds a new twist to Rubik's CubeUSA - The colourful Rubik's Cube made its debut 40 years ago and continues to delight and intrigue puzzlers today. A new twist on the puzzle, Beyond Rubik's Cube, opened at Liberty Science Centre in Jersey City, New Jersey, with audio-visual design, integration and installation by Electrosonic. Electrosonic was hired by exhibit fabricator Maltbie, a Kubik company, to take on the project designed by the Science Centre's Experience Services. The 7,000sq.ft exhibit, with 24 areas featuring AV support by Electrosonic, is intended to ... More >>

POLARaudio installation for Nottingham Trent University

POLARaudio installation for Nottingham Trent UniversityUK - A Grade II listed building in the centre of Nottingham, 50 Shakespeare Street was purchased in 2012 by Nottingham Trent University, since when it has undergone works to restore many key listed features as well as enjoying a complete internal refurbishment. In recent times POLARaudio has established a strong connection with NTU. A recent installation at its Brackenhurst Library site prompted the university to contact the company with a view to tackling issues of sound-reinforcement and supplying conferencing solutions at its ... More >>

SGM LED screens add elegance to comedy tour

SGM LED screens add elegance to comedy tourUK - When lighting designer and technician Malte Hauge became involved in the preparation of comedian Andreas Bo's original set design at an early stage, he was able to participate in the perfect format and scenography; at the same time he could meet the technical challenges in order to achieve the vision of technical consultant Thomas Scharling and the artist himself. "I'm a fan of surprising the audiences," explains Hauge about his refined yet downplayed design. "Instead of having one big SGM LED screen, we have divided the screen ... More >>

NASCAR Awards shine in Las Vegas with Bandit

NASCAR Awards shine in Las Vegas with BanditUSA - Everyone knows that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but some things are too good to keep a secret. Specifically, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards, where champion Kevin Harvick was honoured for his incredible win. With lighting provided by Bandit Lites and hosted by comedian Jay Mohr, the televised event featured performances by soul/R&B star Aloe Blacc, country super group Lady Antebellum, and the talent sister duo Lennon and Maisy from ABC's hit TV show, Nashville. "The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards present the ... More >>

Be inspired by light at Light School

Be inspired by light at Light SchoolUK - For the second year running, Light School will be holding true to its school motto: Inspired by Light, giving its 'students' inspiration and ideas on how to use light within spaces and buildings. Hosted within Surface Design Show, at London's Business Design Centre from 10-12 February 2015 and presented by Light Collective and the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) is Light School, an area dedicated to lighting. Light and surface are inseparable partners; the interplay between light and surface can change a building's ... More >>

Litecraft launches the InLED AT10 for indoor use

Litecraft launches the InLED AT10 for indoor useGermany - The InLED AT10 from Litecraft was developed as an indoor spotlight based on the successful OutLED AT10. A high IP protection class is not absolutely necessary for many events if they are held indoors or fixtures are placed under a stage roof. The InLED AT10 does not need certain components, reducing costs and improving handling. The indoor version does away with permanently mounted cables and instead integrates XLR and PowerCon connectors in the original Neutrik quality expected from Litecraft. Wiring and rigging of the lights ... More >>

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