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  • ChamSys And Crt Birsa Power Legacy Of Looks For Dubioza Kolektiv
    The past lives in the present. Although the experiences that shaped earlier years may fade with time, their echoes can still be heard in the current moment, endowing it with a new sense of depth and meaning. Crt Birsa of Blackout Lighting Design knew this full well when he designed a compelling lightshow for Bosnian…
  • Prestonwood Baptist Church’s Services Sing With DiGiCo Quantum7 Quartet
    Huge Texas house of worship completely updates its audio management with three Q7 desks at its main campus and one more for its satellite location. In Texas, everything is bigger, and that includes the houses of worship. Prestonwood Baptist Church, one of the largest churches in America with a membership of over 45,000 and a…
  • L-Acoustics K, A, and X Series Bring Clarity to the Spoken Word at BYU-Idaho Center
    Clearwing also integrates A Series system at Manwaring Center Hart Student Commons. The BYU-Idaho Center, on the western edge of Brigham Young University-Idaho’s Rexburg campus, is an architectural marvel. Dedicated in December 2010 after three years of construction, the “I-Center” is a 435,000-square-foot facility combining two distinct gathering places: a large athletics center equipped with…
  • A futuristic Odyssey for Robert Juliat Dalis 860 at Scottish Ballet
    Scottish Ballet has recently taken possession of a second consignment of Robert Juliat Dalis 860 cyclorama lights bringing its total inventory to twenty-six. The award-winning Dalis 860 fixtures were supplied quickly and efficiently by Adlib’s Glasgow branch to provide Scottish Ballet with a versatile tool that can adapt to many environments and design requirements. The…
  • Showlight 2022 Postponed
    In view of the ongoing COVID-19 situation worldwide, it is with regret that Showlight has decided to further postpone the popular lighting quadrennial in its traditional form. Showlight chairman, John Allen, explains the reasons behind the decision: A Letter from the ChairmanThe Showlight committee has been reviewing the current state of our industry and the…
  • Eleftheri Ekfrasi Theatre Keeps Zero 88 In the Family
    Award-winning Eleftheri Ekfrasi Theatre in Athens, Greece, is a lively and proactive family owned and run business, benefitting from the passion and enthusiasm of a compact and dedicated team headed by Nikos Koutsaftis, who is also venue’s chief of lighting. Producing classics from Shakespeare, Moliere, Carlo Goldoni, and many more, Eleftheri Ekfrasi Theatre is also…
  • Keyteq Live Events Accents Imagery of Manchester Art Exhibit With CHAUVET Professional
    There is a liberation that arises when reality is turned on its head; and the familiar is cast in new forms to become something strange and uncertain. Great artists like Picasso and Dali tapped into this powerful force, upending convention to give rise to bold, new takes on “reality.” So too has Marta Minujín with…
  • THOR AV draws inspiration from its customers and brings their message to life with Brompton Technology
    Minneapolis-based developer of LED video walls and headset microphones, THOR AV, focuses on sharing best practices and providing reliability and excellence in audiovisual performance. The company works on a wide range of projects, from fixed installations such as The Belonging Co.’s culture-shaping church, to Signature Productions Group’s rental applications for the meetings and special events…
  • Meyer Sound “Real World” Spatial Sound Takes Stage at InfoComm 2021
    Spacemap Go Demos to Feature New Plug-ins for Major Console Manufacturers. Meyer Sound will take over the 2,643-seat Linda W. Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center at InfoComm 2021 October 26–29 for exclusive, “real world” demonstrations of Spacemap® Go, a revolutionary new spatial sound tool for sound design and live performance. During that…
  • Volt Lites is First in the US with Claypaky’s ReflectXion Moving Mirrors
    Burbank-based Volt Lites has marked another first with Claypaky lighting products becoming the first company in the US to acquire a complement of Claypaky’s ReflectXion Moving Mirrors. Previously, Volt Lites was the first in the country with Claypaky Mini-B lighting fixures. ReflectXion is a next-generation, compact moving mirror that allows users to bend and shape…
  • David Johnson Joins ACT Entertainment in New Post of Senior Vice President Sales
    ACT Entertainment, the new entity formed by the ACT Lighting, RapcoHorizon and AC Power Distribution brands, announces the appointment of David Johnson to the new post of Senior Vice President Sales. Johnson is well known for managing the Live Design International (LDI) franchise. “When we rebranded as ACT Entertainment, it was clear that we needed…
  • Community Christian Church Lit For Camera and Live Audience With CHAUVET Professional
    The Community Christian Church stood empty when Kevis Mulchan lit livestreamed services during the height of the pandemic. Nevertheless, he worked hard to create looks that gave worshippers a greater sense of “being in church” even though they were watching on a TV or computer screen. The skills sharpened during this period came in handy…
  • Sonosphere collaborates on immersive mix room at Metropolis
    Immersive audio and live streaming specialist Sonosphere, in conjunction with Metropolis Studios, has created a new mix room at its home, the Power House, Chiswick, London. The Munro Acoustics-designed, Dolby certified studio has a centrally located mix position, with comprehensive immersive audio monitoring designed to cater for all surround formats. The control room pursues an…
  • D-Dream and CHAUVET Professional Project Future For Belgian Building Research Institute
    If the past is indeed prologue as the great Shakespeare wrote, then the way a society treats its historic structures should foretell something about the way it will build its future. In keeping with this principle, those who participated in a recent online event organized by the Belgian Building Research Institute to discuss the direction…
  • tvONE® announces CORIOmaster® control integration with Neets
    Leading AV signal distribution developer tvONE has announced that that its CORIOmaster video wall processor range can now be controlled by Biamp’s Neets product line, thanks to some nifty driver innovations from Biamp’s new family of AV control systems. tvONE approached Biamp with a view to enhancing integration between products that would harness the simple…
  • Think IP65 is only about water protection? Think again. Discover all the advantages of IP-rated lighting on Elation July 29th Coffee Break
    As lighting professionals the world over increasingly discover the benefits of IP-rated lighting, Alistair Smyth and Frederik Afif will use the July 29th Elation Coffee Break to talk about environmental protection beyond water and moisture, and reveal some of the tips and tricks pros can use to get the most out of their ingress protected…
  • Astera Launches AX9 PowerPAR
    Wireless LED lighting specialist Astera launches another new product – the AX9 PowerPAR. As the name implies, the AX9 is a high-intensity, rock-solid, all-purpose everyday LED lighting fixture with all the advantages of Astera, including battery operation, wireless control, and quality engineering. AX9 is the ‘big brother’ of Astera’s hugely successful AX5 TriplePAR which became…
  • Huge Robe Rig for Amazing Six60 Gig at Eden Park Stadium
    Award-winning New Zealand band Six60 became the first ever to play Auckland’s Eden Park stadium … an incredible landmark show in front of 50,000 wildly enthusiastic fans which – we can safely say – was the only stadium music concert in the world with a live audience at that time! Show and lighting designer Ben…
  • Kumagaya Cultural & Creative Centre Upgrades Sun Hall with L-Acoustics
    Sakura MATE undergoes a complete system upgrade over the course of three years. Twenty years ago, the city of Kumagaya in Saitama Prefecture, Japan opened its Cultural & Creative Centre to offer cultural entertainment to locals and tourists. The Centre is endearingly named Sakura MATE – Sakura, for the cherry blossoms, which are the symbol…
  • CHAUVET Professional Helps Dimi Theuwissen Meet Challenges Of Lighting EU Parliament Conference
    Appropriately on Europe Day, the European Parliament held the opening ceremony for its 2021 Conference on the Future of Europe entitled “The Future is in Your Hands.” This forward-looking theme was clearly reflected in the event’s setting, the modern hemicycle of the European Parliament Building. Accentuating the architectural features of these surroundings, while also adding…
  • Marshall turns volume to 11 with new recording studio
    Legendary amp-maker Marshall has built a world-class recording studio next to their Milton Keynes factory in the UK. “This has been a passion project for the Marshall crew,” said commercial director Alex Coombes, “our ambition was to build a versatile and flexible commercial multimedia facility to serve the modern entertainment market, and at the same…
  • DPA Tapped For Lord Huron’s New Album
    Brand’s Mics Ensure Indie Rock Band’s Fans Get the Ultimate Sound Experience. After crashing onto the music scene in 2012 and gaining popularity among indie rock enthusiasts, Lord Huron recently released the group’s fourth album, Long Lost. Recorded at Whispering Pines Studios, near downtown Los Angeles, the band has also been working on a live…
  • Mason Felps Creates Big Looks For Alan Jackson Benefit Show With CHAUVET Professional
    Alan Jackson’s roots run deep. This shines through in his music, which draws much of its emotional power from his upbringing in rural Georgia, while reflecting the region’s down home values. This summer the multi Grammy and CMA winner demonstrated (as he has so often in the past), that this connection goes well beyond pretty…
  • From classic tales to rock ‘n roll productions, Israeli Opera is ready for its triumphant encore with L-Acoustics K3
    P1 processor’s dedicated presets ensure K3 system delivers ultimate system versatility for expansive musical programme. Israeli Opera is both the principal opera company and busiest hall in the country, producing top quality operas and playing host to some of the most prestigious artists from around the world. Located at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre…
  • Meyer Sound Spacemap Go Opens Up Mark Grey’s Mobile Chamber Opera
    Birds in the Moon Debuts at NY Phil Bandwagon 2 Festival. Birds in the Moon, a provocative new chamber opera with music by composer Mark Grey, has launched a national tour based on a revolutionary staging concept: the entire production is housed in a 20-foot shipping container that can be quickly set up for outdoor…
  • Clifford Michael Spulock Creates Light Scenery For STRYKE Percussion With CHAUVET Professional
    Competitive indoor percussion troupes often rely on lavish scenic elements to help advance the narrative of a performance. Even by the standards of its peers, however, the highly-acclaimed STRYKE Percussion ensemble has often taken things a step further. In 2018, for example, the smart-looking ensemble used an actual airplane in its show, its members weaving…
  • grandMA3 onPC rack-unit: The all-round lighting control solution for installations
    The 19” grandMA3 onPC rack-unit is a perfect lighting control solution for fixed installations like theaters, shopping malls, TV/streaming studios or houses of worship, or for a reliable grandMA3 lighting control system backup solution. It can also be implemented as a stand-alone lighting control system for shows that run automatically, due to external triggers or…
  • Robe launches CUETE™
    CUETE™ by name, cute by nature, this latest moving head spot light fixture from Robe is a perfect compact, high-quality solution for small-to-medium productions, performance spaces or installations. Hence the name! Robe addresses the demands of this vibrant and vital market with CUETE which has some outstanding features, including the fast pan and tilt movement…
  • Studio Technologies Releases Two New Dante® Intercom Kits
    Party-line Intercom Kits Allow Users to Easily Order a Dante-enabled System at a Reduced Price Point. Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video, and fiber-optic solutions, announces two new party-line (PL) intercom kits that utilize Dante® Audio-over-IP networking. These new kits allow customers to purchase a bundle of Studio Technologies intercom products at a reduced…
  • Claypaky Fixtures Light Up the Stage for the New “The Voice Dominicana” TV Series
    The Voice Dominicana,” a singing competition based in the Dominican Republic and part of the international TV series, has begun airing on the island’s Telesistema 11 with a large roster of Claypaky fixtures lighting the show. The series features a panel of four coaches who critique and guide the artists’ performances throughout the season. As…
  • CHAUVET Professional Helps Chromasound Zrt Bring Added Versatility To Petőfi Literary Museum
    Named after Sándor Petőfi, the Petőfi Literary Museum is located in the neoclassical Károlyi Palace. Inside, it houses an extensive collection of national art and literature in addition to hosting a wide range of programs including lectures, dramatic readings, and musical performances in its ceremonial hall. Helping the museum meet the diverse demands of the…
  • Oporto’s Teatro Nacional de São João accesses Robert Juliat Dalis technology
    The prestigious Teatro Nacional de São João (TNSJ) in Oporto, Portugal has increased its inventory of Robert Juliat Dalis Access 863 cyclorama lighting with the addition of a further 20 units after a comprehensive tender process which saw the Dalis Access fixtures hold their winning position against a number of alternative options. The purchase brings…
  • Vari-Lite luminaires add color textures to Agua Flamenco
    A magical ancient olive oil factory near Seville was brought to life by lighting designer Yaron Abulafia in May, as contemporary Flamenco piece Agua was performed with a specially rigged array of fixtures from Vari-Lite, a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand. Billed as a ‘visual piece that drifts between dance, visual theatre, and art…
  • Verge Aero™ drones fly Stars and Stripes for Independence Day
    A cheering crowd of more than 75,000 witnessed a perfectly choreographed Independence Day drone show in the Cincinnati suburb city of Blue Ash, as Verge Aero’s technically advanced drones displayed patriotic symbols in the night sky. Two hundred Verge Aero drones were programmed to deliver a coordinated display, which included a 300ft wide ‘waving’ American…
  • Malik Jayawardena joins Animatrik Film Design as its US-based Performance Capture Supervisor
    Malik’s hire comes during a period of growth for the Vancouver-based studio as it expands its performance capture services. Animatrik Film Design, a world leader in cutting-edge motion capture, pre-visualisation and virtual cinematography services, has announced Malik Jayawardena as its new US-based Performance Capture Supervisor. With the application of virtual production and motion capture technology…
  • Light artist Herman Kuijer celebrates Dutch national treasures with Elation
    Light art installation at Collection Center of the Netherlands runs each morning and evening. The new Collection Center of The Netherlands, or CC NL, is one of the most extraordinary repositories anywhere. Four different museums in The Netherlands, including the world-renown Rijksmuseum, use the new facility as a storehouse for a large proportion of their…
  • Finland’s biggest music competition picks MDG haze
    Finland’s biggest music competition, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (New Music Contest), is an annual event in which Finland’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest is selected in a live broadcast by Finnish television viewers and an international UMK jury. This year’s Finals on 20 February marked the show’s 10th anniversary. The evening was broadcast live in…
  • Events Light Invests in Robe T2s for Zodiac Production
    Events Light is a full production – lighting, sound, video and set – company based in Zevenbergen near Breda, the Netherlands, headed by Jeroen Frijters, which has made a major new investment in Robe’s latest T2 moving lights – among the first to be delivered in Europe. The 32 x T2s together with 60 x…
  • iWedia Celebrates 10th Anniversary Providing State-Of-The-Art Solutions for TV Devices
    iWedia, one of the leading providers of software components and solutions for TV devices for major service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark this significant milestone, iWedia has announced the donation of 10,000 COVID-19 vaccines through the World Health Organization’s Solidarity Response Fund, prioritizing those who need them the…
  • Meyer Sound Constellation Optimizes Acoustics for San Diego’s New Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
    A striking new addition to the San Diego skyline, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park was built to host open-air concerts by the San Diego Symphony. The sheer size of the bayside structure — 57 feet high, 92 feet wide at stage front — makes it amenable to hosting large productions while enabling orchestra musicians…
  • DPA Microphones Used For 2021 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC)
    ESC Design Team Selects DPA 4088 Headsets and d:facto™ 4018 Vocal Mics for Performers. The 2021 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) took place at the Rotterdam Ahoy in The Netherlands last month. Presented by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and hosted by Nederlandse Publieke Omreop (NPO) and Nederlandse Omroep Stichting NOS and AVROTROS, under the leadership…
  • Prolight + Sound 2022: Sustainable showcase of the future to be crowned by an expert jury at „Green Event Space Contest”
    Acting sustainably – and, at the same time, creating impressive presentations. With the “Green Event Space Contest”, Prolight + Sound aims to prove that these goals are not mutually exclusive. The search is on for a detailed concept for the multifunctional and sustainable showcase of the future that combines an exhibition area and an event…
  • Pixotope appoints new VP Sports for Global Business Development
    Sam Leadsom joins the software company to further strengthen its leadership in offering best-in-class virtual production solutions for sports broadcasting. Pixotope, the world’s leading mixed reality solution for live media production, welcomes Sam Leadsom as its VP for Global Business Development in Sports. The highly strategic appointment outsets the company’s new vertical focused on sports,…
  • “The next level”: The Voice Dominicana votes for grandMA3
    Producers of the first ever edition of The Voice Dominicana wanted a high impact production for the series which showcases some serious rising star talent, and asked top lighting designer Paulinho Lebrao from design practice FOH onboard to create an exciting extravaganza of colour, movement, and energy with a vibrant and adaptable lighting design. All…
  • Radio Norba Creates New Flagship TV Studio Around GLP KNV Dot and impression FR1
    Alto Lighting supplies LD Massimo Pascucci with tools to create unique scenography. Based in Conversano, Bari, TeleNorba SPA has been one of Italy’s principal TV broadcasters since RadioNorba TV production began in 2012. The main studio at its headquarters, used for all TV production, was recently fitted with innovative new lighting effects from GLP—including KNV…
  • Lighthouse Church renewal with AVLX and Elation
    Florida church opens new sanctuary with state-of-the-art AV systems following Hurricane Michael devastation. When Lighthouse Church’s main building laid in ruins after Hurricane Michael ripped through Panama City Beach, Florida in October 2018, parishioners were forced to meet in the church’s children’s building until a more suitable space was found. That new location, a former…
  • Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Calls On Pliant® Technologies’ MicroCom® XR
    Lightweight, Easy-to-Operate Wireless Intercom Proves Reliable for Backstage and Front of House Communication. Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, also known as ManPAC, is a national leader in the curation and presentation of quality arts and cultural experiences that appeal to local artists and the community as a whole. Head of Staging Ciaron McCormack relies on Pliant…
  • grandMA3 software release 1.5.: New Features and workflow improvements
    MA Lighting has now released the grandMA3 software version 1.5. This release brings many new features and functionalities, workflow improvements in different areas of programming and additional tools especially for the first steps into the world of grandMA3 lighting control systems. It will enrich the overall lighting control in many different areas, such as installations,…
  • SoftBox Integration Invests in Robe
    Montreal, Canada-based SoftBox Integration – a specialist in integration, custom LED manufacture and AV equipment rental – is the latest company to invest in Robe’s amazing new flagship, high powered, TE (TRANSFERABLE ENGINE) LED luminaire – the FORTE. The company works across all sectors and creative communities, supplying equipment for television productions, sporting events, corporates,…
  • tvONE® ONErack® provides mission critical reliability for United Launch Alliance
    tvONE’s robust and reliable ONErack universal powered mounting system has taken on one of its most mission critical applications to date after being installed at America’s United Launch Alliance sites – which provide rocket launch services for NASA spacecraft. One of the most recent high-profile take-offs was NASA’s Perseverance mission to Mars on United Launch…
  • DWR Distribution Joins MADRIX As Its South African Distributor
    Established in 2005, MADRIX is a German brand of powerful products that are simple to use for creative LED lighting control. Across the globe, architectural and entertainment installations have been brought to life thanks to trailblazing pixel mapping in 2D and 3D provided by the company’s software and hardware solutions. “DWR has shown a strong…
  • Patrick Iavarone and Fumasoli Create Evocative Images For The Criminal Chaos Video With CHAUVET Professional
    Out of the uncontrollable turmoil of the state we call “chaos” new meaning sometimes arises. Perhaps this is why in Greek mythology, Chaos, the fist divinity to appear at the dawn of creation, was the goddess of emptiness and uncertainty. It is she; the legend goes, who ultimately gives birth to the universe. This complex…
  • Dept and disguise Launch ‘CMO’s Guide to the Metaverse’ Experience
    MetaHumans, fashionless models, driverless cars… Dept, Byte (part of Dept), disguise, Epic Games and Mado XR join forces to deliver an out-of-this-world experience to brands. Yesterday, Dept – one of the world’s fastest growing digital agencies – partnered with Extended Reality (xR) pioneers disguise and leading games developer Epic Games to launch an xR experience…
  • Robe T2 Profiles Specified for Zodiac the Musical
    Zodiac The Musical is a brand-new musical produced by Peet Nieuwenhuijsen, directed by William Spaaij and staged at the Koepelgevangenis, a former prison in Breda, The Netherlands, which provides a spectacular backdrop to this compelling and entertaining piece set in 2031 … focussed on a number of human, political and environmental issues. Lighting designer Marc…
  • Astera AX3s in Cross Border Collaboration
    An illuminated trail of 105 x Astera AX3 ‘beacons’ fitted with custom firmware from the manufacturer was set up along a 58-kilometre stretch of the Danish / German border as part of “Genforeningen 2020”, a series of events celebrating the centenary of the reunification of Southern Jutland with the kingdom of Denmark. This took place…
  • Michael Berger Lights Iconic Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular With Over 270 CHAUVET Professional Fixtures
    As the Times Square ball drop is for New Year’s Eve, and The Tournament of Roses Parade for New Year’s Day, the Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular has become an indelible part of Independence Day celebrations across the USA. Even a temporary change of venue couldn’t diminish the power of this association. Although it was…
  • Meyer Sound Returns to Support a Reimagined Montreux Jazz Festival
    The Montreux Jazz Festival launches its 55th edition from July 2–17, with Meyer Sound returning for its 35th year as a Strategic Partner and Official Sound Provider. Although scaled back with fewer venues and lower capacities to meet local health and safety guidelines, the legendary Swiss festival nevertheless promises a new audience experience as the…
  • Marshall Cameras Enhance Kent State University’s Esports Live Streams Without Any Player Distractions
    CV503 POV and CV730 PTZ Capture Athlete Reactions and Interactions. Kent State University originally launched its eSports program in the Fall of 1998 and it was the beginning of something big. Today, with a community of over 400 students and growing daily, the University currently competes at a varsity level in the Overwatch, League of…
  • Michal Hyra Meets Challenges With ChamSys At 100th Anniversary Celebration Of Third Silesian Uprising
    Michal Hyra could have been forgiven if he wondered what else could go wrong. Chosen to light the grand finale of the two-month long celebration of Tryptyk powstańczy – pamięć ziemi, which marked 100th anniversary of the Third Silesian Uprising, he found his rehearsal time for the on June 25th event severely curtailed by unrelenting…
  • Arf & Yes Puts Ingenuity to Work With CHAUVET Professional at Campus Cup College Show
    Innovation doesn’t always mean reinventing the wheel; sometimes it just involves turning it in a different fashion believes Jonas Weyn of Art & Yes. He and his team demonstrated the value of this type of ingenuity recently when creating a new lighting and set design for Campus Cup, a popular game show that has teams…
  • L-Acoustics Syva Helps Peoria’s Scottish Rite Theatre Keep Its Classic Look While Adding Contemporary Sound
    Syva plays everywhere, but definitely plays in Peoria at this beautiful Gothic revival venue where L-Acoustics A10, 5XT, X12 and X8 speakers complete a sound system that adds sonic beauty without interfering with the visual aesthetic. The Scottish Rite Theatre—aka the “Scotty”—was built in 1925 as a Masonic cathedral. Recently, the Gothic-styled building underwent a…
  • disguise reopens its LA xR stage with new virtual production and broadcast capabilities
    disguise, the leading platform for Extended Reality (xR) production, has launched a new and improved state-of-the-art xR stage at its Los Angeles office. The new space comes equipped with the latest technology to meet the growing demand for the disguise xR workflow in virtual production and broadcast in the West Coast area. In early 2020,…
  • Claypaky Sharpys Help Extraterrestrials Communicate in Playmodes’ Immersive Installation at Constellations Festival 2021
    Playmodes is utilizing 15 Claypaky Sharpys to illuminate its immersive installation “Exo,” part of the Constellations 2021 international digital art festival in Metz, France running from July 1 to September 4. The Barcelona-based Playmodes collective works with tailor-made technologies mixing creativity, software and hardware to create immersive installations, projection mapping, architectural lighting, digital scenography, audiovisual…
  • Hippotizer™ Boreal+ punches powerful visuals for Triller
    US-based lighting and video designer Tony Caporale was at the visual helm for the new ‘Triller’ boxing and music event in Atlanta, harnessing the punch and power of Hippotizer Boreal+ Media Servers to drive a host of LED screens at the city’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Music heavyweights including Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber and Diplo joined boxing…
  • Sky News, Singular.live and easylive.io Make History by Launching Full News Channel in Days
    Singular.live, the pioneer of revolutionary cloud-based technology for live graphic overlays, and easylive.io, the leading cloud-based, all-in-one, streaming production studio, today announced they partnered with Sky News to launch a dedicated broadcast channel covering Derek Chauvin’s trial, for the George Floyd murder case, in a record-breaking nine days. Sky News made the decision it was…
  • San Diego Symphony’s premier new outdoor venue opens with state-of-the-art Elation lighting system
    The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park features ‘friendly’ symmetrical rig designed by Jason Rothberg using over 200 IP-rated luminaires supplied by JRLX, Inc. The highly anticipated The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, San Diego Symphony’s premier new venue perched beautifully on the edge of San Diego Bay, is set to open with a state-of-the-art LED…
  • ELECTRONICA 2001 invests in first DiGiCo Quantum 7 in Central America
    San Miguel-based ELECTRONICA 2001, with seven branches across the country, has been at the forefront of El Salvador’s entertainment technology industry for the past 35 years. Its vision is to lead the way in providing first-class technical advice via its highly trained personnel and products that address the latest technological trends. In line with this,…
  • Italian Distributor RM Multimedia Restructures and Expands
    Robe’s Italian distributor, RM Multimedia, has restructured and is expanding following the untimely death of the much loved and missed Marco Bartolini in February of this year. Marco, Paula Porolisseanu and Ermanno Tontini all founded the company in 2007 since when it has grown steadily. Operational continuity will be maintained by Paula as owner and…
  • Big Picture chooses Brompton Technology to deliver class leading visual flexibility, colour and detailed reproduction for Opera Australia’s Aida
    As one of the world’s busiest opera companies and Australia’s largest performing arts company, Opera Australia (OA) presents more than 600 performances around the country every year, with more than half a million people seeing their work on stage and even more tuning into OA’s radio broadcasts and cinema releases. In its constant pursuit of…
  • Elation July 8 Coffee Break: What makes a luminaire a superior tool for creative lighting design?
    In many respects, a lighting designer is only as good as the lighting tools at his or her disposal. So what makes one luminaire a superior tool for creative lighting design and another not? Join Alistair Smyth and Frederik Afif on the July 8th Elation Coffee Break as they showcase one of Elation’s most popular…
  • Robe helps DesignSpace Capture A Moment in Imagination
    The entertainment technical and production industry has risen to the pandemic challenge with so many prescient and imaginative responses of how to present art, entertainment and stimulate emotional engagement during a time of separation and isolation. None was more innovative than DesignSpace, the brainchild of John Featherstone of US-based design collective Lightswitch. DesignSpace was an…
  • Ayrton Karif-LT celebrates J’Ouvert at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre
    Broadcast on 26 April as part of BBC4’s Lights Up season, J’Ouvert is the second in Sonia Friedman Productions’ RE:EMERGE season. Set amid the colourful backdrop of London’s historic Notting Hill carnival, it is the story of two best friends battling to preserve tradition in a society where women’s bodies are frequently under threat. J’Ouvert…
  • Squeek Lights and Dave Summers Go Bold For August Burns Red With CHAUVET Professional
    Victor Zeiser has developed a natural feel for David Summers’ lighting style. It’s easy to see why too. For years, Summers has done a masterful job touring with rigs designed by Zeiser’s Squeek Lights. So, when Zeiser and his partner Steve Kosiba created a rig for Summers to use on a recent pay-for-view livestream by…
  • Stage Audio Services/Tour-Tech Ltd Bring First L-Acoustics K3 System to the UK
    West Midlands rental and sales company set to deliver added versatility with K Series smallest full-range enclosure. As an L-Acoustics Rental Network partner, Tour-Tech / Stage Audio Services has a long affiliation with the renowned loudspeaker manufacturer. Exclusively dealing with the business of sound within live production, Tour-Tech’s philosophy has always been to invest in…
  • LD Mike Null sets mood with Elation for Motionless in White at Pennhurst Asylum
    Designer heightens chilling atmosphere surrounding abandoned institution in rock meets gothic theatre “Deadstream” show. Goth metalcore band Motionless in White performed June 9th against the backdrop of the abandoned Pennhurst Asylum in southeast Pennsylvania for Deadstream #2, an atmosphere-filled livestream show lit by Mike Null using Elation Artiste Picasso™, Dartz 360™ and SixBar 1000™ luminaires…
  • Meyer Sound Constellation and Spacemap Go Boosts Creative Potential at Studio 9 in Massachusetts
    Studio 9 at Porches Inn in North Adams, Massachusetts invites superlatives but otherwise defies categorization. A fully sustainable and architecturally striking structure, it was originally conceived as a dining and event venue. However, with installation of Meyer Sound Constellation® active acoustics in 2019, it was transformed into an intimate live performance and recording space. With…
  • Showtime At The Drive In Continues to Draw Fans With Help From CHAUVET Professional
    Will drive-in concerts fade away now that COVID-19 restrictions are easing? Anyone who automatically responds “yes” to this question might want to drop by the Frederick Fairgrounds on a weekend night this summer. There they’ll find a large drive-in stage rocked to its rafters before a large appreciative audience by the likes of The Disco…
  • DiGiCo Quantum 7s sing out at historic BRITS 2021
    This year’s BRIT Awards was a landmark event for live music. As part of a government-led research programme to assess how mass-participation events can safely resume, a socially distanced audience of 4,000, consisting mainly of NHS key workers, took their seats at London’s O2 Arena for the first indoor live music event in the UK…
  • disguise becomes official partner for Illuminarium Experiences, redefining immersive entertainment
    disguise has been selected among the best-in-class technology partners for Illuminarium Experiences, a first-of-its-kind immersive entertainment initiative transporting you to the wildest corners of the world, from one location. The first venue opening on 1st July 2021 in Atlanta will take visitors around the African Safari on a multi-sensory journey brought to life with the…
  • Claypaky Fixtures Score with Gala Night Hockey League Event in Sochi, Russia
    The final stage of Russia’s 10th Night Hockey League National Amateur Teams Hockey Festival kicked off in Sochi in gala fashion with Russian president Vladimir Putin playing in the gala match and addressing the crowd during a dynamic, lavishly-produced game open. A large complement of Claypaky fixtures, featuring Axor Beam 300s, Sharpys, HY B-EYE K25s,…
  • Robe BMFLs for NCAA March Madness Basketball
    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 2021 “March Madness” tournament is a single-elimination college basketball tournament played each spring with 68 teams competing for the national championship. It has been lit – seven courts across six venues in total – for the last three years (preceding 2020 which was canceled due to Covid-19) by renowned…
  • Getting passionate about grandMA3: Auto de Pascoa used MA Lighting controls
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  • Daniel Thibault and CHAUVET Professional Rogues Create Big Looks at Mountain Music Festival
    Big Something is, if nothing else, BIG! Not just in terms of the relatively large number of members in the band (six), but also – and more importantly – as defined by their big, powerhouse sound and exuberant stage presence. Fueled by months of pent-up energy accumulated during the lockdown, the Home Grown Music Album…
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  • Elation over New York’s Little Island oasis
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  • L-Acoustics L-ISA Brings the Sound and Stage Together at Orchard Hill Church
    New technology focuses the sound on its source rather than on the loudspeaker arrays. The Biblical truths it teaches may be ancient, but its look is decidedly contemporary. Orchard Hill Church, located north of Pittsburgh in Wexford, offers a striking architectural design around its beautiful 1,200-seat auditorium. And just as modern is the church’s new…
  • Anolis Shows Nottingham Castle in New Light
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  • ACT Entertainment Launches
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  • Manny Newman Calls On CHAUVET Professional for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Live Show
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  • Historic Ballroom at Portland Art Museum upgrades with Fuze Pendants™ and NETRON data distribution
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  • Robe MegaPointes for American Idol
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  • Eminence Ensemble and Jake Gibson Hit The Road Again With CHAUVET Professional
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  • L-Acoustics Syva Installed in Singapore’s Luxurious PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay
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  • Award Winning Performance by Astera at AHA Event
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  • Meyer Sound Spacemap Go Opens New Sonic Dimensions at Audi Brand Experience Center
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