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  • Claypaky Lighting Fixtures Score with Shows for FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020
    Postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 was recently held with Qatar Vision Production Company (Qvision) producing and delivering the infotainment for all matches played at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium and Education City Stadium, as well as developing, producing and managing the coronation ceremony on February 11…
  • Hippotizer Amba+ Drives Audi e-tron Sportback launch
    German car manufacturer Audi launched its highly-anticipated electric e-tron Sportback model in Denmark with a visuals-focused event powered by two Hippotizer Amba+ Media Servers. More than 30 sq.m of LED screen was constructed at Audi Danmark’s Gladsaxe showroom, as a backdrop to a large stage upon which the e-tron Sportback was displayed. Audi Danmark’s marketing…
  • Robe & Anolis Chosen for Award-Winning Cologne Cinedom Installation
    To light the impressive 30-metre-high glass atrium of the Cologne Cinedom multiplex cinema, architectural lighting specialists Kardorff Ingenieure Lichtplanung GmbH chose Robe moving lights and Anolis LED floods to be at the core of a new lighting scheme to upgrade this impressive public area. Cologne Cinedom was opened in 1991 and is one of the…
  • Tony Milliet Reflects Energy Of Judith Hill In Light With CHAUVET Professional
    “Strong” is a word that comes up often in reviews of Judith Hill’s music. But hers is not a strength borne of brute force. Instead, its power is drawn from the pure joy and expectation she conveys with every note. When the Grammy winning vocalist shot a promotional video for the Elans Artists agency in…
  • Pixotope Version 1.5 Boosts Productivity for Photorealistic Mixed-Reality Content
    The latest release of the renowned virtual production system is announced by The Future Group AS. Pixotope Version 1.5 has been announced by The Future Group AS. The latest release of the live photo-realistic virtual production system sees a whole host of features that add new levels of functionality for the live production of mixed-reality…
  • Interlite AB Appointed Exclusive ChamSys Distributor In Sweden
    Key to the success of a lighting console, besides the quality of the product itself, are customer service, support and training, according to the corporate philosophy of ChamSys. This belief is wholeheartedly shared by Interlite AB, which is a big reason why the company is proud to become the exclusive Swedish distributor of ChamSys products,…
  • Robe ‘Hearts’ Northampton
    Robe UK followed the current Covid-19 instructions to “stay local”, teaming up with Northampton School for Boys (NSB), the University of Northampton and DroneSwarm based nearby in Daventry to support #LightItInRed’s most recent campaign to unite the UK live events, entertainment, performance, and production industry in solidarity during these challenging times. The call was to…
  • Astera is Pytch Perfect
    Creative and technical event production design and delivery specialist Pytch – based in Bristol, UK – has invested in 72 new Astera Titan Tubes – adding to their existing 32 Astera AX3 LightDrops. The LightDrops were originally purchased for creating funky and original table centres for events, gala dinners, etc., and Pytch have produced some…
  • AB Sound Creates Grand Entrance at Euromillions Cup Finals With CHAUVET Professional
    The Euromillions Cup Finals billed itself as “the biggest volleyball party of the year” in February 2020. That was quite a claim, but certainly not an idle one. Volleyball has been booming in Belgium ever since the country won the men’s European title in 2013. True to form, fans flocked to the 18,400-seat Antwerps Sportspalies…
  • The Anooki Deliver Environmental Message in Qatar with Projection Mapped Show Featuring Claypaky LED Wash Lights
    Qatar Vision (Qvision) partnered with VLS to produce a spectacular eight-minute projection mapped light show featuring the internationally-known animated characters, the Anooki. The event at the Qatar Foundation in Doha required an installation of 60 Claypaky K-EYE K20 HCR LED wash lights to illuminate Penrose House in Education City. The Inuit-inspired Anooki characters were created…
  • “Exchange is extremely important for the entire industry”: Strong support for digital Prolight + Sound BIZLounge on April 13
    The international event industry stands united. This is the message that Messe Frankfurt, together with numerous associations and organisations, aims to send out at the first Prolight + Sound BIZLounge on 13 April 2021. The digital streaming format offers opportunities to exchange views on burning issues such as a possible industry restart, sustainable events, challenges…
  • CHAUVET Professional Names Jean Lariviere Channel Relationship Manager
    CHAUVET Professional has further strengthened its relationship to the lighting designer with the appointment of well-known industry figure, Jean Lariviere, as the company’s Channel Relationship Manager for Concert & Touring/Broadcast. Lariviere joins the company after serving for four years at Elation Professional in International Business Development and more than 25 years deeply embedded in the…
  • The Future Group to Build World’s First Live Virtual Production Cloud Solution
    Pixotope® Live Cloud will offer the M&E industry world’s first SaaS for both virtual studio and augmented reality production. The Future Group, the maker of virtual production tool Pixotope®, the technology behind award winning productions such as TWC Surge Flood and Riot’s Pop Stars, has received development grants from the Epic Games MegaGrants fund and…
  • Glitterbox and GLP Bring Curtain Down on Comic Relief with Red Nose Rave
    Sam Tozer lights Royal Albert Hall catwalk with impression FR10 Bars and JDC1. Joining forces with Red Nose Day and kitchen disco Isolation Nation, Glitterbox recently brought the curtain down on BBC1 Comic Relief’s main event. The online Red Nose Rave, the special after-party, further boosted the BBC1 fund-raiser. Taking place on a custom stage…
  • ChamSys MagicQ MQ80 Creates Smooth Path For Corey Easterbrook At PCCA Conference
    When you begin working with a new client who’s never used an outside professional AV company before, you need three things: patience, understanding, and a fast, user-friendly console that will allow you to make smooth in-show adjustments. Corey Easterbrook of Hot House Music and Productions seems to have been born with the first two attributes.…
  • Robe is The Lucky One for Eesti Laul 2021
    Robe moving lights and two RoboSpot systems provided a neat and creative solution for the 2021 Eesti Laul competition to select Estonia’s entry to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Lighting and set designer for the finale show and the two semi-finals that preceded it in Tallinn’s Saku Suurhall arena was Rene Jõhve, who was approached…
  • Chromasound To Distribute ChamSys QuickQ Series in Hungary
    As part of its ongoing commitment to providing its expanding customer base in Hungary with the highest level of tightly focused service, ChamSys has named Chromasound Plc. the exclusive Hungarian distributor of its QuickQ series of consoles and QuickQ software. Wannabe Studios, the current ChamSys distributor in Hungary, will continue to focus on the company’s…
  • CHAUVET Professional Helps Events Evolution Celebrate Zimbabwean Women in Music
    The rhythmic Afro-pop dance floor sound of Ammara Brown flows through a musical path that is distinctly different from the jazz infused offerings of Tamy Moyo. Yet both of these multi-instrumentalists and All Africa Music Award winners exude a captivating aura every time they step on to the stage. This was plain to see on…
  • CHAUVET Professional Helps Luis Torres Create Connectivity At Socially Distant Pod Show
    For a large venue, the 115,000 sq. ft. Sonoran Lawn at the Rawhide Event Center often feels intimate to concert goers. Perhaps that’s because of the crowds that, prior to the pandemic, packed the site for the national acts that performed there. When Sullivan King, Ghastly and Shiba San appeared at the venue over three…
  • Matt Hallard joins Ayrton sales team
    Ayrton is excited to announce the appointment of Matt Hallard as the latest member of its expanding international sales team. Hallard takes up the position of regional sales manager for the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Croatia, Malta, Greece, Slovenia and Turkey, with effect from 1 April 2021. Hallard brings extensive experience of the…
  • Events United Returns To Live Events At Space Coast City Fest With CHAUVET Professional
    There is no better cure for adversity than ingenuity and hard work. The Events United team, and production manager Kevin Hart demonstrated this in convincing fashion the first weekend in March at the Space Coast City Fest. For Events United, the two-day evangelical conference represented its first large-scale live event (with the exception of a…
  • RoboSpots in New League for LOL Worlds 2020 Final
    League of Legends’ World Championship 2020 Finals was staged at the new Pudong Football Stadium in Shanghai, China, a high-profile, hi-energy event notable for many things, which – in addition to being an eSports calendar highlight – included a spectacular production lighting design by Mat Stovall of LampedUp and his team who helped produce dazzling…
  • 81 Productions Creates Connections With CHAUVET Professional At Space Shop Sessions
    Music connects communities! Just about everyone would agree with that in the abstract. All playlists are, after all, filled with songs that have an undeniable power to cross boundaries and bring people together. But Berkeley Dent, Jason Pastel, Trevor Creany, Dustin Lee and the team at 81 Productions demonstrated the unifying power of music in…
  • Hippotizer Karst+ delivers winter wonderland for Victory Worship Center
    The Victory Worship Center, a multi-campus community church in Arizona, created a special Christmas service for its limited-capacity congregations in December. As a backdrop for the music and sermons, a stage-wide picture window setpiece framed wintery vistas, displayed in ultra-high definition on a 30ft x 10ft LED videowall. Faithfully delivering the visual content, day after…
  • Hearts it in Red for Livestream Event
    Dan Ridd, Steven Haynes and a team from Clearsound Productions in Shipston on Stour, UK, marked the culmination of a week of #LightItInRed ‘heart’ actions around the country with a spectacular livestream broadcast featuring mixmaster DJ Benji surrounded by a cool heart-shaped lighting rig designed by Steven and featuring Robe moving lights! With overall direction…
  • Hybrid Studio Berlins Calls on CHAUVET Professional to Fulfill Versatile Mission
    By definition a “hybrid” is something that blends two different and distinct elements together into a single new and unique entity. Such hybridization is very much in evidence at Fine & Bright’s HYBRID STUDIO BERLIN, not only in terms of the combined live and livestreamed events it has the potential to create, but also in…
  • Verge Aero™ provides a drone show education for Innovation Nation
    Innovation Nation, the CBS Saturday morning TV show about change-making technologies, recently called on Verge Aero, a leading innovator and creator of drone light show systems, to find out more about the new aerial technology that is transforming entertainment events and celebrations. Produced by The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Litton Entertainment, Innovation…
  • Robe Follows the Science in Israel
    The Weizmann Institute of Science is a renowned public research university in Rehovot, Israel which offers graduate and postgraduate degrees in the natural and exact sciences and hosts an annual event honoring the work of Israeli scientists and their contributions to an assortment of projects. This year for the first time, the format went fully…
  • Audiosales Adds CHAUVET Professional Flexibility to Lucca’s Amandla Productions Studios
    The region has given birth to many of the greatest voices in opera, but every spring and summer, Tuscany’s historic piazzas resonate with the impassioned sound of another kind of music, as they play host to world famous blues festivals. In 2015, Lucca joined the list of Tuscan cities celebrating the gritty musical genre by…
  • Robe FORTE now available at CGS DRY HIRE
    Rental company CGS Dry Hire, based in Denkendorf in southern Germany – known nationwide as CGS – and headed by Christian Geyer, relies on a large number of Robe’s just launched FORTE high powered LED moving lights, which have just been delivered via Robe Germany. These are now available for dry hire at CGS. These…
  • CSP Audio Visual Calls On CHAUVET Professional To Add Imagery To Historic Town Bridge
    Visitors often stop to take pictures of the Town Bridge. That shouldn’t be surprising. One of the first swing bridges in Britain to be powered by electricity, the venerable landmark, with its asymmetrical bowstring lattice girders, spike railings, and timber framed control tower, offers an evocative glimpse into Cheshire’s industrial past. Since it opened in…
  • Sanremo Music Festival Wows With 3,829 DMX Universes In Live Production
    The beginning of March once again saw the prestigious Italian festival take place in Sanremo, Italy. Already in its 71. edition and broadcast live by RAI, the annual competition to choose Italy’s ESC contestants is a music event like no other. This year’s winners have already confirmed that they will travel to Rotterdam in May…
  • Surganova Dazzles with Titan Tubes
    Lighting designer Vladimir Lyubimov continues to use Astera Titan Tubes as a key lighting feature for concerts by acclaimed Russian rock musician, singer and poet, Svetlana Surganova. The most recent of these took place at Crocus City Hall in the Krasnogorsky District of Moscow, staged in the autumn – at the time this was during…
  • VERO Launches Immersive Virtual Production Studio
    Pioneering new virtual production solution VERO is now fully operational in the UK, offering high-end LED surround screen backdrop, realtime graphics and powerful in-sync camera tracking. The project brings together content, technology and operations talent from multiple companies, who have joined forces to enable creatives and filmmakers far more on-set visual control. VERO features Desay…
  • CHAUVET Professional Puts Fine Point On Force
    Power defies size. CHAUVET Professional demonstrated that earlier this year with the introduction of the Maverick Force 2 Profile and Force 1 Spot. Although compact and lightweight, the two fixtures easily matched or exceeded much larger products in terms of output, brightness and performance features. Now the company has taken the power-size ratio to an…
  • disguise collaborates with partners to welcome new era of production with cluster rendering technology
    disguise, the leading technology platform enabling visual experiences at the highest level, has announced an upcoming major software release in early April. Cluster rendering will be a big upgrade in the new release, allowing users to scale out their real-time content rendering without compromise, as their productions increase in size or complexity. disguise invited a…
  • It’s time to learn Creative Visual Control!
    Avolites announces the UK launch of its online learning hub for its Titan and Ai software platforms. Avolites announces the UK release of its new online learning hub for holistic training on its Titan and Ai software platforms. The online courses are designed to teach or re-enforce the theory behind using Titan and Ai. The…
  • WIRED Studios Creates Big Looks in a Small Space with CHAUVET Professional
    We’re in this together. The phrase has been bandied about often during the COVID-10 pandemic. Back in July, Mike Cristella, owner of Live Wire Productions, and Bob Sallade, who owns Sound Track Production Services, put this catchphrase into practice when they pooled their resources and expertise in lighting and sound to create WIRED Studios, a…
  • FIX8Group upscales The Hub for global virtual conference
    FIX8Group’s The Hub was the centre of what is believed to be one of the largest ever virtual global meetings recently, as more than 500 speakers from over 70 countries joined a worldwide conference for a think tank organisation. A global, full-service events agency collaborated closely with FIX8Group to deliver the optimum solution for the…
  • High-speed GLP Light Show for Audi e-tron World Premiere
    LD Raphaël Demonthy stages a driving circuit in the Munich Zenith using FR10 Bar, X4 Bar 20, impression X4, JDC1 and KNV Arc. Anyone wondering how, under the current conditions, new products can be launched in an effective way within the media, need look no further than Audi. For the presentation of the new e-tron…
  • René Jõhve of CuuClub Calls On ChamSys to Create Myriad Looks for Estonian Eurovision
    Out of chaos and confusion, creativity often emerges. In the process, it leads to bold solutions that flourish far beyond the moment. Such was the case last year, when René Jõhve and his team at CuuClub set out to design the stage for Estonia’s 2021 Eurovision preselection program. “We had a design ready, but there…
  • Virtual Showlight 2021 – First Sponsors Announced – Virtual Showlight to Support Industry Charities
    Virtual Showlight is proud to announce the first sponsors for its online, one-day event (25 May 2021) which takes place in celebration of the full Showlight event that was postponed due to the COVID pandemic. The popularity of this unique lighting quadrennial is confirmed by the number of sponsors which have already given their support…
  • Claypaky Fixtures Support System of a Down for the Band’s Humanitarian Video Fundraiser
    The Armenian-American heavy metal band System of a Down (SoaD) recorded two new songs, “Protect the Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz,” last fall which addressed the 2020 war in Nagorno-Karabakh. To enhance awareness of the situation in the band members’ ancestral homeland, they also shot a music video for “Protect the Land” with proceeds from the…
  • Seen But Not Heard: Maverick Silens 2 Profile Enhances Experience at Åsane Kulturhus
    From the outside, the sleek, new Åsane Kulturhus multi-use civic center projects an image of engineering excellence. This impression is reinforced throughout the spacious structure, including in its 540 square meter Culture Hal where the engineering and design team created pin-drop-perfect acoustics. Audiences attending performances at the hall are able to enjoy the audio experience…
  • Mike Marcario and CHAUVET Professional Animate “Attention” Video For Bridge Church
    “We cannot deny with our culture what we declare with our message,” the multi-campus Bridge Church proclaims on its website. The culture and message of this dynamic church are both beautifully evident in “Bridge Worship,” a collection of contemporary praise music EPs written by members of its congregation to reflect their unique voices and experiences.…
  • Programme for Prolight + Sound BIZLounge announced: experts will discuss restart strategies, green events, Brexit and education
    After the cancellation of Prolight + Sound due to the coronavirus, the industry will meet in the digital space on 13 April 2021: the leading trade fair for entertainment technology will launch the new streaming format “BIZLounge”, which will highlight the crisis-ridden segment’s burning issues and present scenarios for an economically viable future. Numerous international…
  • SSLRent Steers Passion4Vans With CHAUVET Professional
    When it comes to vans, Belgians are riding in the fast lane. The number of the trusty vehicles registered in the country increased by 58-percent over the past decade, according to its big insurer, AG Insurance. Even the lockdown couldn’t dampen this enthusiasm. After COVID-19 forced the cancelation of the Brussels Motor Show at Brussels…
  • The Collectv helps F1: Drive to Survive make The Grid
    For the third season of Netflix’s hit F1 documentary, The Collectv was once more in charge of data wrangling at racetracks around the world. The Collectv, the Emmy award-winning broadcast solutions and workflows consultancy, is pleased to announce its involvement in the production process of Netflix’s fly-on-the-pitwall F1 documentary series Formula One: Drive to Survive.…
  • Image Theatre Virtual Venue Calls On CHAUVET Professional For Livestream/Video Productions
    Halfway steps never complete a journey. Darren Lussier and his team at Image Production Services demonstrated the wisdom of this old adage in the way they responded to the lockdown’s impact on their live event business. With most of their projects canceled, they launched the Image Theatre Virtual Venue. Rather than converting a small space…
  • Hippotizer Karst+ choreographs Strictly visuals
    BBC Studios’ hugely popular celebrity TV contest Strictly Come Dancing returned for its eighteenth series at the end of 2020, with brand new visual content choreographed by Hippotizer Karst+ Media Servers. Leading the dance was a partnership of a Karst and Karst+, with the same duo serving as backup. An average series audience of more…
  • Microsoft Xbox ‘Dream Stream’ with Eye-Candy from GLP
    Creative Light 1 Plus provides an atmospheric backdrop for the drone launch. The proposed lavish party for the launch of Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X unfortunately had to be waived due to the COVID pandemic. Nevertheless, the market launch of the new generation of consoles in the Gamescom city of Cologne was celebrated with a…
  • Ezra Donellan Reflects AJR Energy with CHAUVET Professional on Squeek Lights Ruby Stage
    “For us, every single one of our songs got big in a different way,” Adam Met, one of the three multi-instrumental brothers who make up AJR told an interviewer. It’s easy to see why. With their booming sound effects, blaring horns, distorted feedbacks, and eclectic vocals, the chart-topping trio from Manhattan seems to come up…
  • disguise democratises Virtual Production with new solutions for integrating Unreal Engine
    disguise has announced new features for its xR software. This upgrade will further enhance its integration of Unreal Engine and address the continued demand for immersive content of the highest quality, detail and frame rate across Extended Reality (xR) and Virtual Production. In the past year, disguise has become a major player in Virtual Production…
  • Events Evolution and CHAUVET Professional Bridge Best of Both Worlds on Pay-Per View
    Winky D and Jah Prayzah both draw passion and inspiration from the same rich, deep and fertile wellspring that is the Zimbabwean musical tradition. However, the two gifted artists take this inspiration in slightly different directions; the former favoring chanting dancehall reggae beats, while the latter opts for a sound that is a bit more…
  • GLP FR1 TM Emphasises Stylish Atmosphere in Salty Dog Studios
    New pre-programming studio provides comfort in prime Hamburg city centre location. When When asked how much time of his life he has spent in pre-programming studios, Jerry Appelt, one of the most successful international lighting designers, replies: “Years!” No wonder, since large productions like the ESC (Eurovision Song Contest) take several months to prepare. And…
  • The Collectv Appoints Fiona Shadbolt as Operational Coordinator
    Former Olympic Channel Planning Producer bolsters The Collectv’s growing team. The Collectv, the Emmy award-winning broadcast solutions and workflows consultancy, today announced the appointment of Fiona Shadbolt as Operational Coordinator. With extensive experience in television and digital platforms, Fiona will coordinate operational movements on projects and take charge in dealing with The Collectv’s clients, scheduling…
  • LIT Live Evokes Moods with CHAUVET Professional For Tribal Flute Livestream
    The soft, sweet, infinitely soothing sound of the flute, with its delicate phrasing and gentle pacing may seem worlds away from the growling intensity of metal music, but both are guided by passion. And, under the right circumstances, the power of that passion can be amplified by lighting. Chris Brodman, Cody Lisle and the creative…
  • tvONE® offers enhanced DC power solution with ONErack™ Spider
    tvONE, the leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video and multimedia processing equipment, has announced the forthcoming arrival of the ONErack Spider, a Universal Multi-Voltage DC Power Solution which is the latest addition to the company’s award-winning ONErack universal rack mounting system. “Not every rack has enough space for a full ONErack chassis, and the…
  • Green-GO ensures clear, flexible comms for Guess event
    Swiss event production specialist EMME recently made its first investment in Green-GO digital intercom technology, to manage the complex intercom requirements for a corporate event for fashion brand Guess. The event, a presentation of the company’s latest clothing ranges, was live-streamed to 600 sales people worldwide. Founder and director of EMME, Michele Alvarez, says, “In…
  • GLP JDC Line Ignites Ehrlich Brothers’ ‘Factory Of Dreams’
    GERDON design creates a two-part TV show with the new linear light effect from GLP. The Ehrlich Brothers, Europe’s most famous illusionists, should have recorded their ‘Dream & Fly’ show for DVD and TV in March 2020. Everything was already set up in Munich when production was prohibited by an order from the Bavarian state.…
  • disguise partners with The Carlyle Group as it enters new chapter of growth
    disguise is delighted to announce new backing from The Carlyle Group which will allow the company to enter a new phase of its growth development. This new partnership will consolidate disguise’s position as the global ‘platform of platforms’ for the creation and delivery of visual content at any scale and location. disguise partners closely with…
  • Chauvet To Provide Direct Support To Swiss Market Through French and German Subsidiaries
    Chauvet continues to expand its presence in Europe. The company has just announced that it will begin providing direct sales and service support for its products in the Swiss market through its French and German offices. Chauvet France will be responsible for the western section of Switzerland, and Chauvet Germany will look after the rest…
  • CHAUVET Professional Lights Dreams At Cultuurcentrum Maskerade
    Although he was in the clothing business, Luc Provost always wanted to own a theatre. Not long ago, fate gave him a reason to turn this aspiration into reality, when he acquired 10,000 pieces of theatrical costumes from a Dutch company. Looking for a place to store his newfound collection of clothing, he purchased a…
  • Harford Sound Calls On CHAUVET Professional To Enhance Arena Vibe For Glamour Kitty
    As far as improvised livestream studios go, the 750 square foot performance space that owner Evan Kirkendall and GM Steve Wozniak created inside Harford Sound’s warehouse is pretty big. It’s also beefy, with a rig that includes over 75 CHAUVET Professional fixtures and a massive 18′ by 10′ video wall made with F4IP panels. Even…
  • disguise recognised in the Financial Times’ 1000 fastest growing European companies
    disguise secured a spot among Europe’s Growth Champions in the fifth edition of the FT 1000. The annual report from the Financial Times and Statista acknowledges rapid, sustainable and organic growth and provides a snapshot of Europe’s most promising growing businesses in the weeks before coronavirus took hold. The FT 1000 lists the top 1,000…
  • ASG Entertainments and CHAUVET Professional Turn Historic Red Fox Green
    Set in a thickly wooded area and set off by beautifully manicured gardens, the brick and sandstone building on Liverpool Road evokes vivid images of the late 19-the century British country manor that it once was, before becoming home to an award-winning restaurant. For a period this February, the stately landmark with its gabbled roofs,…
  • Prolight + Sound BIZLounge: New digital exchange format for the international entertainment technology industry
    Standing together, looking ahead, mastering the crisis: In close cooperation with the industry, Prolight + Sound invites to the first BIZLounge. The digital information format for the event community will be first held on Tuesday, 13 April 2021 – originally the opening day of Prolight + Sound. Despite the cancellation of the fair, professionals from…
  • Strand standardizes on DIN rail for Vision.Net
    Strand, the original name in theatrical lighting and a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand, today announced that they are standardizing their portfolio of industry-leading Vision.Net architectural lighting components to use 35mm DIN rail for mounting. Strand’s new, modular family of hardware devices consists of nine new products, including control modules, rack trays, enclosures, power…
  • GLP Augments Mountview Academy’s impression S350s with Custom Theatre Product
    LD Adam King praises yellow chip ‘TH’ X4 variants, for authentic skin tones. One of the UK’s leading drama schools, London-based Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, entered its production season with support from GLP’s UK office and some inventive programming of the company’s bespoke theatre fixtures from one GLP enthusiast, Adam King—now a prominent freelance…
  • KISS 2020 Goodbye New Year’s Eve Concert from Dubai Features Claypaky Mythos 2 and Scenius Unicos for Architectural and Stage Lighting
    On New Year’s Eve there was no doubt that everyone was ready to bid farewell to a very bad year. But one legendary rock band was prepared to KISS 2020 Goodbye in spectacular fashion – with a live Pay-Per-View concert from Atlantis the Palm in Dubai. In what’s been called the biggest production in KISS’s…
  • Hippotizer Nevis+ embraced as ‘vital solution’ for smaller productions
    Hippotizer’s Nevis+ Media Server is proving to be an essential tool for smaller productions around the world, offering the features and power of its ‘bigger brother’ stablemates but in a more compact and affordable package. Some of the world’s leading visual design companies have embraced the creative possibilities of the Nevis+ since it was launched…
  • Al Gurdon Adds Dramatic Impact to Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Lighting with CHAUVET Professional
    No element of design lives in isolation. Each note and every brush stroke must flow in harmony with every other for any creation to achieve its creator’s vision. Al Gurdon demonstrated this at The Weeknd’s Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show performance as he used 65 CHAUVET Professional Nexus Aw 7×7 panels supplied by PRG…
  • Die Glocke Enhances Lighting System With CHAUVET Professional
    Critics rarely review a concert at Die Glocke without commenting on the exquisite acoustics of the historic venue. The meticulously detailed space inside the Walter Görig-designed building reflects sound with such clarity and purity that leading artists have sought it out for their performances. Even the legendary conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan,…
  • Online Reunion Concert by Legendary Russian Rock Band KINO Marks World Debut of Claypaky Tambora Batten Fixtures
    One of the first and arguably the greatest of Russian rock bands, KINO celebrated its reunion with an online concert, which wowed the Russian rock community and teased KINO’s big stadium tour planned for this spring. The online performance was the first show to use Claypaky’s new Tambora Batten fixtures, which were selected by Lighting…
  • Hive Inspires with CHAUVET Professional at Winterlicht
    Even in these times of technological wonders, few things stir the imagination like a lighthouse. Since the era of the ancient Egyptians, these towering structures with their glowing tops have guided mariners through uncertain waters. Perhaps that is why they have become a universal symbol of hope and reassurance. It made sense, therefore, when the…
  • Avolites Announces its New Diamond 9 Flagship Console, a Spectacular Evolution in Production Control
    The most innovative and advanced console to date will be available in two versions: D9-330 and D9-215. Avolites announces the launch of its new flagship Diamond 9 console in two versions: D9-330 and D9-215. Both new visual canvas controllers deliver inspired creative control to production designers in lighting, broadcast and AV, allowing them to create,…
  • GLP Streamer Duo Launched with Vastly Expanded Remote Functionality
    Building on the instant success of the Streamer, GLP’s new LED light for video conferencing, live streaming and home office work, the company has announced a new packaging variant for those wanting multiple sources, called the Streamer Duo Kit. Simultaneously, the free-to-download app has been updated, offering significant expansion of the remote-control capabilities of all…
  • Ambience Addition with Image Production Services and CHAUVET Professional at Annie Brobst Livestream
    Over 1,700 miles separate Image Productions Services from Ryman Auditorium, but that didn’t matter much on Saturday January 23 when Annie Brobst and The Jake Ash Band took the stage at the improvised livestream studio in the company’s warehouse. Brobst, the New England Country Music Awards Artist of the Year, and Ash’s band, which was…
  • Ayrton Perseo fixtures provide lighting effects for Chevelle’s new Self Destructor music video from So Midwest
    So Midwest, Inc. provided turnkey creative and technical services for Self Destructor, the new music video for rock band Chevelle. Executive producer and production designer, Robb Jibson, selected Ayrton Perseo fixtures for the video, which So Midwest concepted, designed, directed, produced and edited. Focusing on science deniers and written before the coronavirus pandemic, Self Destructor…
  • Audiosales Calls on CHAUVET Professional for Papa Watch Me Fly
    Much of the story of a life can be told in music. The songs that lift the spirit in joy and comfort it in sorrow, resonate through the years that mark our time on earth. Claudio Mazzucchelli was inspired by this great voice to create “Papa Watch My Fly” a livestreamed multi-media operatic work performed…
  • Rhythm & Alps Festival closes 2020 with Hippotizer Karst
    It’s a comfort to know that somewhere in the world, 2020 ended with a music festival. That’s what happened in the shadow of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, where the Rhythm & Alps Festival saw off the year with a celebratory vibe enhanced by TomTom Productions, whose Hippotizer™ Media Servers from Green Hippo delivered the visuals…
  • Gerry Dintelman Calls On CHAUVET Professional To Match Firepower Of Fister
    There is no sugar coating it. An unapologetic, brutal intensity tears its way through the music of sludge icons Fister, exhilarating fans bold enough to brace themselves for the wild ride. Reflecting the hardcore essence of this menacing metallic sound in light requires pushing beyond brightness and color, believes Gerry Dintelman, and coming up with…
  • Events United Produces Governor’s Inaugural Address with CHAUVET Professional
    How far have livestream studios come since the start of the pandemic? For Tim Messina and his team at Events United, the answer is all the way to the top elected official in their state. This January, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu passed up a long list of other possible sites, and delivered his inaugural…
  • Janowitz chooses Ayrton Mistral-S for Trey Anastasio’s The Beacon Jams
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