26 July 2016

The Scorpions: 50 years of rock history on tour

The Scorpions: 50 years of rock history on tourGermany - The Scorpions were formed in Sarstedt, in 1965, by guitarist Rudolf Schenker and drummer Wolfgang Dziony. During the decades that followed, the band made history: 18 albums, lengthy list of awards and innumerable tours, which have taken the Scorpions all over the world. Today the group has embarked upon its latest world tour. Roland Beckerle is the tour production manager and Olaf Schröter, the production director. Both are responsible for organizing the tour. They asked Günter Jäckle to design the show's set and Rainer Becker ... More >>

Clay Paky Scenius debuts at CMC Music Awards

Clay Paky Scenius debuts at CMC Music AwardsAustralia - The CMC Music Awards 2016 were held at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), with some of the biggest names in country music including superstars Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line, Australia's own Adam Harvey, and rising country star Kelsea Ballerini taking to the stage to perform. Broadcast live on Foxtel's Country Music Channel the event celebrated the music and artists who are most-loved by their dedicated country music fans in Australia. Mandylights were responsible for the production design, production ... More >>

Pink Floyd tribute Eclipse shines with Chauvet

Pink Floyd tribute Eclipse shines with ChauvetNew Zealand - Pink Floyd's legacy of bright, visually powerful stage productions lives on today in New Zealand, thanks to a tribute band formed (quite fittingly) by a lighting designer who uses the colour and intenstity of Chauvet Professional fixtures to create lightshows that do the group's legacy proud. "We want to celebrate the Pink Floyd experience, not just with music but with lights and the entire stage presentation," said Anthony Macdonald, the LD who created the show. "Lighting was essential to the original Pink Floyd ... More >>

BMFLs project 300m for 7 Gold Coast News launch

BMFLs project 300m for 7 Gold Coast News launchAustralia - Robe BMFL Spots blasted stunning, crisp, clear images of Australian broadcaster 7 News' logo from 300m away, positioned near the top of the southern hemisphere's highest building, Q1. The four 24m wide gobo images seared into the sand of the beach at Surfers Paradise right below the 322m high Q1 ... for the launch of the new 7 Gold Coast News operation. The ingenious optical stunt was one of a number of high impact logo activations created for the event by lighting designer Adam Volz of TLD Services, who was asked by Channel ... More >>

AC-ET and Shure to host Digital Wireless Days

AC-ET and Shure to host Digital Wireless DaysUK - A.C. Audio, a sales division of A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd., is hosting Digital Wireless Days in association with Shure in August, to demonstrate the brand's wireless solutions, decode the jargon, and explain why the future of wireless is digital. The free events will take place at the company's UK headquarters (High Wycombe) on Tuesday, 9 August, and Northern sales office (Leeds) on Thursday, 11 August 2016. RF (radio frequency) spectrum for use by wireless microphone operators has changed a lot over recent years.... More >>

AmericanAirlines Arena updates with Dante

AmericanAirlines Arena updates with DanteUSA - The AmericanAirlines Arena, located in Miami, FL, home to the NBA's Miami Heat, recently completed an entire audio-visual upgrade using Audinate's Dante Audio-over-IP networking solution for low-latency, multichannel audio routing and distribution. The HEAT Group, the marketing and booking group within the AmericanAirlines Arena, has spent the last 15 years renovating and expanding areas of the arena. This latest technology upgrade not only included the arena bowl, but also a recently built exterior performance area. The 19,600 ... More >>

ETC and The Lir Academy team up to educate

ETC and The Lir Academy team up to educateIreland - Designed to renew and inspire Irish theatre, film and television, The Lir Academy opened in 2011 with a vision to become a centre of excellence for the dramatic arts in Ireland. Developed with collaboration from the Cathal Ryan Trust, and in association with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), The Lir offers first-rate training for the theatre and related professions. This year, the institution has turned its attention to updating its curriculum for technical theatre and lighting design students, leading to a ... More >>

HSL enjoys One Hell of a Nite with Chris Brown

HSL enjoys One Hell of a Nite with Chris BrownUK - HSL supplied lighting, rigging and a Kinesys automation system for the recent European leg of Chris Brown's "One Hell of a Nite tour, working for production designer and manager Tom E. Marzullo from Out Of Our Minds Creative Services, LLC. HSL project managers John Slevin and Jordan Hanson co-ordinated everything for the Blackburn- based rental company and ensured that the production design - created collectively by Tom E with input from Christie Lites' Robert Roth and Robert Achlimbari from All Access - was supplied with all the ... More >>

PixelFLEX at the 2016 Miss Florida Pageant

PixelFLEX at the 2016 Miss Florida PageantUSA - Taking centre stage inside the Lakeland Centre, the 2016 Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant showcased 48 contestants all vying for the opportunity to compete for the title of Miss America. Held in conjunction with the Miss Florida Outstanding Teen Pageant, production designer Trenton Dick was once again working behind the scenes at Miss Florida, and was asked this year to build upon the previous pageants LED video design. So with an expanded budget and some increased expectations, Dick decided to create three LED video walls for the ... More >>

Riedel Communications joins AIMS

Riedel Communications joins AIMSUSA - AIMS has announced that Riedel Communications is the latest of the world's leading media technology companies to join the alliance. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Wuppertal, Germany, Riedel Communications is renowned as a leading pioneer of real-time networks for audio video and communications applications; in particular, digital audio matrix systems and fiber-based real-time media network technology. Their products and technologies, including MediorNet, the world's first fibre-based video network for integrated signal ... More >>

Adamson expands HQ management team

Adamson expands HQ management teamCanada - After several years of growth, Adamson has announced an expansion of its management team at its global headquarters in Port Perry, Canada. Benoit Cabot is promoted to director of R&D while Marc Weber joins in a director capacity to launch a new Product and Brand management division. They join director James Oliver to continue the strengthening of a young leadership team that has been instrumental in the increased visibility of the brand. "Our product vision has endured generations and we've built a management team that will ... More >>

Genelec appoints education sales director

Genelec appoints education sales directorUSA - Genelec has appointed Dave Maclaughlin to the position of education sales director. Based in Florida, Maclaughlin will be in charge of educational sales for the entire US., as well as a direct sales rep for the state of Florida. In his new position, Maclaughlin will help Genelec focus on sales to educational institutions and students, as well as present seminars and act as brand ambassador to the educational market. He will report to Lisa Kaufmann, Genelec Inc. managing director, and work closely with Paul Stewart, Genelec Inc. ... More >>

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