21 November 2014

Clay Paky shines on Cirque du Soleil's Dralion

Clay Paky shines on Cirque du Soleil's DralionWorld - An impressive array of Clay Paky moving heads are currently at the core of the lighting for Cirque Du Soleil's latest touring show Dralion, designed by award-winning Canadian LD Luc Lafortune. Lafortune worked alongside show director Josh Mowczko to specify numerous Clay Paky fixtures, including the Alpha Wash 700, Alpha Wash Halo 1200, Alpha Wash 1200, Alpha Spot HPE 1200, Alpha Profile 1200 and Alpha Spot HPE 1500, with the fixtures delivering a range of beautifully absorbing textures, reliability and ultimate ... More >>

Orbital appoints Andy Simmons director of sales

Orbital appoints Andy Simmons director of salesUK - Orbital Sound, the theatre, live sound and entertainment technology specialist, has announced the appointment of Andy Simmons to the post of director of sales. Joining Orbital in November, Andy brings over 25 years of international sales and marketing experience, gained within the pro-audio sector in association with many key brands, including Crest Audio, XTA Electronics, Peavey and KV2. Andy will be fulfilling a strategic role at Orbital, working to develop the company's long-term sales plan, while making full use of the ... More >>

Barco unveils 12K lumens single-chip DLP projector

Barco unveils 12K lumens single-chip DLP projectorBelgium - Barco is to expand its projector portfolio with a cost-effective single-chip DLP projector producing 12,000 centre lumens light output. The brand-new RLS-W12 offers WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution, extended warping and blending, and HDBaseT technology to provide video over a single Cat 5 cable. This new projector is suitable for small- to medium-sized venues, and its optional rental frame makes it equally suited for the rental and staging market as well. The projector will be commercially available from December 2014 onwards. ... More >>

Le Maitre makes major presence at LDI 2014

Le Maitre makes major presence at LDI 2014USA - Le Maitre is set to make several announcements at LDI this week, with new products right across the board from haze to flames to pyro. LDI will see the unveiling of a brand new hazer - the EcoHazer, making a world first preview on Le Maitre's booth. Le Maitre hazers are already known for their incredible output and low power consumption, not to mention the haze fluid which converts to produce the purest, most efficient and long lasting haze on the market. The new EcoHazer takes the environmental aspect even further and Le Maitre ... More >>

XL Video supplies MTV EMA 2014 in Glasgow

XL Video supplies MTV EMA 2014 in GlasgowUK - XL Video travelled to Glasgow to provide LED screens and a projection system for the MTV EMA 2014 staged in the SSE Hydro and presented by Nicki Minaj. The production was designed by Florian Wieder and Matthias Kublik from Wieder Design. The circular main stage featured a backdrop of LED surrounded by a series of elegant, curved metal ribs to form a vortex style structure inspired by the show's 'Time Machine' theme. A thin curved catwalk extended into the audience and an award presentation area and glamour pit faced the main ... More >>

SGM P-5 illuminates Royal Danish Opera House

SGM P-5 illuminates Royal Danish Opera HouseDenmark - Celebrating its 10th season anniversary, The Royal Danish Opera House has decided to add an extra dimension to the beauty of the modern building designed by architect Henning Larsen. Lighting designer and technical manager from the Royal Danish Theatre, Tommy Larsen, is responsible for lighting, sound and video. "We wanted to create a hype around the Opera House and put focus on this amazing building, which is visible throughout central Copenhagen and the Dockland," he explains. But this vision was far from straightforward. ... More >>

Lightwave International debuts laser-based Phenom

Lightwave International debuts laser-based PhenomUSA - Lightwave International has announced a laser­based lighting fixture called Phenom to be released at LDI 2014 in Las Vegas this week. The Phenom combines traditional lighting features with lasers' crisply­defined effects and vivid colours. The Phenom also boasts intrinsic audience­scanning safety, DMX control, an integrated media server, full­colour laser output, and a speedy moving head. Intrinsic audience scanning safeguards are permanently calibrated by Lightwave International to ensure Phenoms are always audience safe at a ... More >>

Clay Paky B-EYEs deliver an organic event

Clay Paky B-EYEs deliver an organic eventAustralia - In order to entice tenants to the Melbourne's new Eastland Shopping Centre, a cocktail party was held with a Yarra Valley produce theme. Three truck-loads of trees were shipped in to construct a lush forest. "It seemed that every time we put some lights up, half an hour later they were encased in branches so it wasn't so much a matter of focusing more a matter of pruning," commented lighting designer for the event Richard Grenfell. Richard wanted a look of dappled light coming through the trees but how to rig a fixture that ... More >>

RML supports Children In Need in Glasgow

RML supports Children In Need in GlasgowRichard Martin Lighting (RML) continued its support for Children In Need by providing lights for the Glasgow show, filmed in the BBC Studios at Pacific Quays. Says RML, With all of the changes to studios in London, over the past few years we have done more and more work in Manchester and Glasgow and now our brand is a recognisable one there, which is a great achievement! "To ensure that we at RML can provide the type of service that our customers can and should expect, we work with local company Teknique Systems Ltd (TSL), who oversee our ... More >>

Keyteq into lighting hire with Chauvet Professional

Keyteq into lighting hire with Chauvet ProfessionalUK - Taking its first steps into building a lighting inventory alongside its extensive stocks of sound and video equipment, Manchester-based Keyteq - which has over 24 years of experience in the live events industry - has made its first investment into lighting count, opting for a selection of intelligent moving heads from Chauvet Professional. The company selected eight Chauvet Professional Rogue R2 Spot lights, eight Chauvet Professional Legend 412Z heads, COLORado 2-Quad Zoom Tour fixtures, and six each of Rogue R1 Beam units and ... More >>

Life at SLS Las Vegas nightclub installs Elation

Life at SLS Las Vegas nightclub installs ElationUSA - Life Nightclub at the SLS Hotel and Casino on the north end of the Strip is Las Vegas's newest chic night spot and the latest nightclub to feature an Elation lighting package following this year's opening of Drai's Beach Club & Nightclub and the lighting upgrade at Marquee Nightclub. SLS opened in August as the Strip's first major hotel-casino unveiling in four years. Located on the site of the legendary Rat-Pack era Sahara Hotel, Life is a multi-tiered club with a stadium style theatre design and 60ft-high ceiling. There is a ... More >>

DiGiCo consoles live the loco life with Ricky Martin

DiGiCo consoles live the loco life with Ricky MartinMexico - Coinciding with his stint as a coach on the fourth series of The Voice Mexico, Ricky Martin has been playing sell-out shows in Mexico, Chile and Argentina this autumn. DiGiCo helped to ensure that mix engineers 'Privet' Hedge and Steve May had the tools they needed to make the shows a success. Most associated with global 1999 hit Livin' La Vida Loca, the Puerto Rican singer retains huge popularity in Spanish-speaking countries. Front of House engineer Privet and monitor man Steve used their usual DiGiCo SD7s on ... More >>

CIE-Group adds account manager for South East

CIE-Group adds account manager for South EastUK - CIE-Group has announced the appointment of Lloyd Wilson to the position of AV account manager, South East England. Lloyd is the latest recruit to join the award-winning CIE-Group team which is undergoing an expansion of its sales, technical and support operations to meet new demand. Lloyd joins from AVM where he was responsible for internal sales for the UK and Ireland. "Having already had some dealings with the company, I was keen to join CIE-Group when the opportunity arose," comments Lloyd. "The 50thAnniversary year has made it ... More >>

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