28 August 2015

Robe rig for Blood Brothers supergroup

Robe rig for Blood Brothers supergroupSouth Africa - Blood Brothers, South Africa's first supergroup, is a project featuring 10 of the country's best known musicians and rock heroes, who recently played a special one-off concert to a hugely enthusiastic 3500 capacity audience at Johannesburg's Carnival City Big Top venue. Lighting - almost entirely Robe, a mix of Pointes, MMX Spots, LEDWash 600s and 300s, LEDBeam 100s and PARFect 100s - was designed and operated by Magz Schoeman, head of lighting at the busy venue. Magz was very excited when the opportunity arose to light ... More >>

Hoist UK moves to new larger premises

Hoist UK moves to new larger premisesUK - Lifting equipment specialists Hoist UK & sister company Truss UK have recently moved to bigger premises, significantly increasing the size of their previous facilities. The new offices, workshop and warehouse are still based on the Wirral peninsula and are ideally located in the heart of the UK motorway network. The move reflects the growth and success of both companies over the last year which has seen an expansion in the company, the product range and business generally which meant that they outgrew their previous site. The new ... More >>

Clay Paky appoints Asia Pacific regional manager

Clay Paky appoints Asia Pacific regional managerSingapore - Alfonso Zarate Takano is the new Clay Paky area manager for the Asia Pacific region (APAC), comprising all countries in the Far East, South Asia and Oceania. He will report operationally to sales manager Alberico D'Amato, and is based at the OSRAM offices in Singapore. "The markets in Asia and Oceania are growing fast and the appointment of Alfonso Zarate Takano is a strategic move to ensure a constant fixed local presence," said Alberico D'Amato. "It will now be easier for Clay Paky to visit customers in the region and ... More >>

AV Stumpfl focus on simulation, education and training

AV Stumpfl focus on simulation, education and trainingAustria - Engineering company, AV Stumpfl has expanded its presence in creating an extensive visual systems product and service offering to its extensive international client base. In speaking about the expansion, Tobias Stumpfl, CEO at AV Stumpfl GmbH says, "Over the past few years, we've established ourselves with a solid foundation in creating a wide range of robust projection screens, in-house warp, blend and auto calibration technologies and projectors. With a reputation for excellence in engineering, our systems are backed by an ... More >>

Henley rewinds back to the Eighties with MLA

Henley rewinds back to the Eighties with MLAUK - Seven years after its inaugural event at Henley-on-Thames, the Rewind Festival has mushroomed into three events - with Rewind North (in Cheshire) and Rewind Scotland in Perth further celebrating the sounds of the Eighties (and the glamorous attire that accompanies it). Providing the PA system from the very beginning has been Capital Sound. But while the sites to the north have been problem free in terms of sound propagation, the Henley location at Temple Island Meadows, Remenham Farm, has always been noise sensitive, and until 2013 ... More >>

Martin Professional's Light Well shines in Finland

Martin Professional's Light Well shines in FinlandFinland - Valokaivo, a difficult-to-translate Finnish word for 'Light Well', is also the name of an interactive light installation located in the central market square of the Finnish town, Lahti. Valokaivo is essentially an array of skyward-facing lights, illuminating when passersby step on different sections of the protective glass panel. Such an interactive installation required the participation of several specialty organizations and components from high-quality manufacturers, including Martin Professional lighting elements. The ... More >>

Ayrton MagicBlade-R rocks on Dizzy Mizz Lizzy revival

Ayrton MagicBlade-R rocks on Dizzy Mizz Lizzy revivalDenmark - Lighting designer, Kasper Lange, chose to work with Ayrton MagicBlade-R fixtures for the current Dizzy Mizz Lizzy tour of Denmark which kicked off with six shows in April and May and continues to take in the majority of this summer's festivals. The vintage alternative rock band started life in 1988 and found huge success in Denmark and Japan. Lange, amongst whose credits is the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen in 2014, specified 65 MagicBlade-R units which were supplied by Ayrton's Danish distributor, Bico Professionel ... More >>

Clay Paky popular with major acts on Parklife

Clay Paky popular with major acts on ParklifeUK - A wide array of Clay Paky fixtures was spread over numerous stages at one of UK's biggest dance festivals, Parklife in Manchester, with several of the major acts' lighting designers 'very happy' to discover them in the rig. Event production house Audile supplied 12 Mythos, 16 Stormy CC strobes, 96 Sharpys, 12 Alpha Spot HPE 700 and eight Alpha Beam 700 fixtures to the event, which takes place in Manchester's 600-acre Heaton Park. The fixtures were rigged on The Temple outdoor stage and several of the Big Top arenas; lighting ... More >>

Euroscreens goes live with Calibre LEDView530

Euroscreens goes live with Calibre LEDView530UK - Specialists in the hire of giant video screen technology for events, broadcast, TV and entertainment industries, Cheshire, UK-based Euroscreens Ltd has taken delivery of Calibre LEDView530 Universal rental, staging and events switcher-scalers for its complete turnkey production solutions. The LEDView530 performs screen processing for high-profile projects that Euroscreens works on. As an all-in-one solution, the LEDView530 has optimal operating modes and can be used on either LED video walls, projection or for scan conversion. ... More >>

PR Lighting supports Beth Hart in Bucharest

PR Lighting supports Beth Hart in BucharestRomania - More than 70 high power discharge and LED fixtures from PR Lighting were on duty when Beth Hart's Better Than Home European tour arrived in Bucharest recently. The Los Angeles-based singer songwriter appeared at the Palace Hall - before an audience of 3,000 and performing under a lighting rig dominated by PR Lighting pieces. These were provided to lighting designer Cristian Simon by Romanian distributors (and event specialists) Temple Media - part of an impressive concert spec sound and lighting package. Simon, who has ... More >>

Jolly Roger motel flies the Community flag

Jolly Roger motel flies the Community flagUSA - Originally built in 1960 and now owned by the Tenaglia family, the Jolly Roger Motel is a New Jersey beach icon that has maintained its nostalgic character while upgrading its facilities, opening a pool-side restaurant and adding a modern audio system with Community loudspeakers. The motel's previous audio system had poor coverage and music quality and had deteriorated from years of exposure to the New Jersey shore's winter weather. Its new audio system improves both music quality and coverage and uses Community loudspeakers ... More >>

White Light Under the Stars with Newham Council

White Light Under the Stars with Newham CouncilUK - Every year Newham Council hosts Under the Stars; a free, four day music festival for those living in the borough of Newham, with the aim of bringing the community together. This year it took place on 13-16 August at Central Park, East Ham and featured a wide range of artists. Following White Light's work with Newham Council last month on The Mayor's Newham Show, the complete production solution specialist was once again on hand to provide all of the lighting and rigging support for this occasion. Now in its 16th year, this year's ... More >>

ACC in full production mode for NHS Confederation

ACC in full production mode for NHS ConfederationUK - For the NHS Confederation event in June, The ACC Liverpool team provided full production services for the second year running, and this year also provided AV for the conference dinner which took place off site at St George's Hall, Liverpool city centre. The production needed to be delivered to a set budget, be innovative, colourful, reflect the branding identity and develop from the previous year. Requirements included live streaming, interactive voting and the recording of all plenary sessions which were then to be made available ... More >>

CPL invests in new Panasonic laser projectors

CPL invests in new Panasonic laser projectorsUK - West Midlands based technical production and solutions specialist Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) has made its first purchases in a major new round of investment in Panasonic laser projectors. A fleet of 24 new projectors will comprise 12 each of two models, the PT-RZ670 single chip 6500 lumen and the PT-RZ 12K 3-chip 12000 lumen machines. "The idea is to replace the older stock of conventional bulb-lightsource Panasonic projectors completely," explains CPL MD Matthew Boyse. "We need to keep constantly moving with the technology ... More >>

ETC prepares for IBC Amsterdam

ETC prepares for IBC AmsterdamThe Netherlands - ETC is preparing for the next trade show in their busy calendar, with Amsterdam's IBC on 11-15 September, coming up soon. The company's main draw for the show, which is geared towards professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content, are set to be the Source Four LED Series 2 Tungsten HD and Daylight HD fixtures. Specially designed to produce the best quality white light in cool (4000-6500K) or warm (2700-4500K) ranges, each is tuned for high definition use, eliminating ... More >>

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