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  • VERO Drives BMW iX3 Premier Edition Promo Film Visuals
    Bristol’s VERO virtual production studio was the setting for an eye-catching new promo film for BMW’s new all-electric iX3 Premier Edition recently – using its Desay 2.6mm pixel density LED screen technology to envelop the car in dazzling visuals. The VERO team was approached by BMW to create a studio space to house the iX3…
  • Proteus Maximus™ versatility shines through at Utah’s Tuacahn Amphitheater
    From scenic washes to specials, lighting designer Cory Pattak uses power luminaire’s feature set to stunning effect on Beauty and the Beast. Set against a magnificent red rock canyon backdrop in the Utah desert, Tuacahn Amphitheater in the state’s southwest corner is one of the most picturesque settings you’ll find anywhere for outdoor theatre. Lighting…
  • TSL Lighting sparks sustainability with isla
    TSL Lighting has joined the events sustainability organisation isla, as it focuses on re-emerging from the challenges of the COVID pandemic with a positive, forward-thinking outlook. TSL’s management team has for many years championed more sustainable practices, including sourcing renewable energy for its sites, working alongside youth groups and volunteer associations to donate ex-rental equipment…
  • CHAUVET Professional Lights First Live Show at Freilichtbühne Coesfeld Since COVID Lockdown
    The popular cover band Lonely Hearts Club isn’t likely to achieve the fame of the British quartet that inspired their name. But the six musicians from Gescher were greeted with a level of enthusiasm worthy of the Beatles or any superstar when they appeared on the open-air stage at Freilichtbühne Coesfeld at 5 pm on…
  • Robson Performing Arts Center completes state-of-the-art upgrade with Vari-Lite & Strand
    The Robson Performing Arts Center, a leading education facility and professional theater complex, recently completed a stage lighting and control upgrade with over 300 LED luminaires and a networked control solution from Vari-Lite and Strand, Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brands. “We wanted LED equipment that would give comparable functionality to our previous fixtures, along…
  • Faber Audiovisuals Triumphs at Eurovision 2021
    May 2021 saw Faber Audiovisuals join forces with many of The Netherlands’ world-class technical production companies to deliver a hugely successful Eurovision Song Contest at Rotterdam’s Ahoy Arena. Sint-Annaparochie-based Faber Audiovisuals were selected as official supplier for all video display technology, providing both the video hardware and the skilled team of technicians that installed and…
  • Hologramica announces New Studio at Historic London Address
    Hologramica, specialists in the design and production of holograms, is celebrating the opening of its new studios on an historic Wandsworth site, thanks to music charity NEKO Trust. CEO of Hologramica, Liz Berry, commented, “We were struggling to find a home when the NEKO Trust, founded by Glen Rowe, came to our rescue. We now…
  • Robe Shimmers for Henk-Jan van Beek’s Eurovision Lighting
    Glamour, glitz, and disco dancing – plus a bit of kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll – ensured that the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) extravaganza was back with a massive bang this year, making up for its absence in 2020 – thwarted by the pandemic like so many other shows! The Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, The…
  • Elation June 17th Coffee Break: How to light livestreams like a pro!
    The clever company or artist is incorporating more live streaming into their business model to stay connected with customers and build their audience. When live streaming, it’s important to both look professional and keep customers engaged and without a professional setup that includes the right lighting for camera, viewer experience suffers, brand image is tarnished,…
  • tvONE® CORIOmaster® mini drives digital artist Charles Giulioli’s Paris exhibition
    Celebrated French digital artist Charles Giulioli’s latest exhibition featured a colourful range of landscape pieces displayed on a series of screens, fed by a CORIOmaster® mini. Held at the contemporary Galerie Mondapart on the outskirts of Paris, Giulioli’s exhibition was unusual due to the on-and-off lockdowns in the city. This meant that he wanted to…
  • Elation IP-rated rig highlights BYB Extreme Fighting Series
    William Mooney, lighting designer for BYB Extreme Fighting, an exciting, bare-knuckles form of boxing, is using an IP-rated Elation Professional lighting rig to highlight the action inside the ring while supporting the atmosphere outside the ring. Bare-knuckle boxing – the original form of boxing – is all about action and excitement. With BYB’s unique, 3-sided…
  • 2nd digital Prolight + Sound BIZLounge now available: round tables, video showcases and initial news about the fair
    How is the entertainment-technology sector preparing for the gradual restart of event operations? Which trends and challenges are of particular relevance to event venues, especially theatres? How is the growing awareness for sustainability changing the event business? Experts answer these and many other questions in the 2nd Prolight + Sound BIZLounge. In panel discussions, renowned…
  • Darvik Productions Calls On CHAUVET Professional To Create Intimacy At Ziggy Marley’s Petco Park Show
    Last year, during the height of the pandemic, Martin Castañon, Victor Ortiz and the team at Darvik Productions stayed busy, while bringing the joy of music to the public by running “Concerts in Your Car,” a series of drive-in shows at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. In the process they learned quite a bit about teamwork,…
  • Chris Moylan stages world premiere of new Škoda Fabia with Elation Proteus™
    On May 4th, Czech auto manufacturer Škoda presented its new Fabia to the world, the fourth generation of the popular car model. As no spectators were allowed to be present due to the pandemic, the release event was recorded for online viewing with several levels of the architecturally attractive DOX Center for Contemporary Art in…
  • Getting The Creative Factor
    Kristof Van Mensel from Belgium-based lighting and visual design company TCF (The Creative Factory) likes Astera products! He uses them extensively – particularly AX3 LightDrops – in his projects for anything from a live performance to festivals to television studio lighting work. The tiny AX3s are particularly useful for ‘pop-up’ scenarios, he explains, or for…
  • Dark Matter Gallery Launched in Berlin
    Dark Matter is a brand-new permanent exhibition space for lighting, visual and sonic art, and technology in Berlin’s lively Lichtenberg district, currently comprising seven unique sculptural and kinetic visual works created by light artist Christopher Bauder of WHITEvoid. This experience, which opened last week, is the long-term brainchild of Christopher and his quest to curate…
  • Nicholas Nicky Sintara And CHAUVET Professional Reflect 21 Personalities On Nyaradzo Livestream
    Nyaradzo Group didn’t get to be one of Africa’s most successful companies by doing things half way. So, when the big insurance and financial services firm marked its 20th anniversary recently, it went all out, hosting a livestream concert celebration that featured 21 of the region’s leading artists. The musical extravaganza was a big hit…
  • Jimmy Davidson and CHAUVET Professional Ramp Up Cody Johnson Memorial Day Shows
    As a rule, Jimmy Davidson favors intense looks in his lighting designs. But sometimes rules are not made to be broken; they’re made to be doubled down on. Such was this case this Memorial Day Weekend, when the Texas designer lit a three-show concert series by chart-topping country artist Cody Johnson. Unleashing a torrent of…
  • GLP Fusion Exo Beam 10 Assists World Record Drone Show
    Jens Hillenkötter delivers crisp beams for 150 light show drones in Berlin’s Olympic Park. When the energy group E.ON SE launched its ‘Networks of Tomorrow’ campaign to highlight the importance of energy networks for the success of energy transition, it decided to stage a spectacular drone show in which a new world record was set:…
  • Elation KL Panel™ flexible fit for Creative Technology’s LED studios
    Specialist solutions supplier, Creative Technology Group, has increasingly turned to Elation Professional’s KL Panel™ LED soft light for use in their US-based LED studios and has added a number of the full-color-spectrum fixtures to their rental inventory. In the United States, Creative Technology (CT) operates virtual event LED studios in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,…
  • New disguise rx II hardware sets the standard for real-time content rendering
    In its mission to revolutionise real-time content rendering, disguise has unveiled its new rx II hardware release, with the fastest and most powerful professional GPU available on the market. The new rendering node unlocks 40% more graphics processing power than its rx predecessor to reliably render larger and higher quality scenes in real-time engines such…
  • TDS uses Pixotope’s® augmented reality technology to celebrate 60th anniversary of first human journey into outer space
    On 12 April 1961, Soviet pilot and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to journey into outer space, departing from Baikonur Cosmodrome’s launch complex in Kazakhstan to make his 108-minute orbital flight in the Vostok 1 capsule. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic spaceflight, full-service production company TDS was commissioned to enhance…
  • AAPTLE Launches Latest Backstage Industry Mental Health Evaluation
    AAPTLE (The Alliance of Associations and Professionals in Theatre & Live Events), Wellbeing Group has launched a follow up evaluation study on the mental health and well-being of backstage professionals across all entertainment sectors. This follows a similar survey in 2019 – funded and conducted by the ABTT, ALD, ASD, PSA, & PLASA – which…
  • MECC Invests in Robe FORTES
    Mackay Entertainment and Conference Centre (MECC) is a busy and diverse complex of nine different venue and event spaces in Mackay, central Queensland, Australia, hosting a lively mix of corporate launches and conferences to opera, music, dance, and performance shows. Head of lighting Dan Grace and his team are delighted to be amongst the first…
  • Keith Hoagland Creates Camera Candy For Jason Aldean’s Bonnaroo Farm Show With CHAUVET Professional
    Keith Hoagland is not normally given to public displays of emotion. But at the start of his spotlight meeting prior to Jason Aldean’s Friday May 14 show at The Bonnaroo Farm, he admits it was kind of difficult to avoid. “Things got real at that meeting prior to the show,” said Hoagland, owner of CKP…
  • Kyle Curtis And CHAUVET Professional Accent The Unique At Shawnee Cave Amphitheatre
    On its Facebook page, the Shawnee Cave Amphitheatre bills itself as “a venue like no other.” Anyone who’s visited this magical spot less than 100 miles southeast of St. Louis knows in a heartbeat that this not mere marketing hype. Tucked into the base of a massive 100-foot high sandstone rock formation that sits in…
  • Virtual Showlight 2021 proves a success in reality!
    The first Virtual Showlight event, which was held on Tuesday 25 May 2021, proved to be a real success story. With the full Showlight postponed due to the pandemic, VSL 2021 turned trial into triumph when it threw open its virtual doors to an online audience in excess of 430 delegates. Students, educational establishments, venues…
  • Bryson Tiller transports audiences with virtual livestream powered by disguise and Unreal Engine
    Xite Labs utilised the disguise Extended Reality (xR) workflow, powered by a gx 2c media server and rx real-time rendering platform, to bring to life a myriad of virtual worlds in Unreal Engine for rapper Bryson Tiller’s “Trapsoul World Series” live streamed concert. Shot at Xite Labs’ xR stage in LA, the concert accentuated the…
  • Elation LED upgrade for Russia’s Aistenok Puppet Theater
    In a land of theater excellence, Aistenok Irkutsk Regional Puppet Theater occupies a prominent place among Russian puppet theaters. The marionette masters in the Siberian city of Irkutsk recently worked with Light Power Design (LPD) to upgrade its stage lighting and chose low noise, low heat Elation Professional LED luminaires along with Magmatic atmospheric effects.…
  • Lighting Designer Henk-Jan van Beek Utilizes Almost 500 Claypaky Xtylos for Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam
    After being cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Eurovision Song Contest returned for 2021 (ESC 2021) with a limited live audience of 3,500 at the Rotterdam Ahoy venue in The Netherlands where Lighting Designer Henk-Jan van Beek deployed almost 500 Claypaky Xtylos fixtures. The 65th edition of the popular competition was held…
  • Robe Triumphs at the Opera
    Lighting designer Christina Thanasoula brought her unique visual style to a recent Greek National Opera production of “Juditha Triumphans” with the help of some Robe LEDBeam 150s. The performance was directed by Thanos Papakonstantinou with music delivered by the Armonia Atenea Orchestra, musical ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro, the GNO Chorus and members of the GNO…
  • Mountview Theatre’s Shakespeare In Love Gets Varied Looks from Adam King and CHAUVET Professional
    “Time is very long for those who wait,” wrote Shakespeare. The great bard penned these words more than four centuries (and a couple of pandemics) ago. But those deprived of the joy of live theatre during the coronavirus lockdown, know all too well the excruciating anguish of which he wrote. Among this group are patrons…
  • No Bull with Chinese Ox Sculpture Illuminated by Astera
    A large, illuminated Ox artwork created by Paul Wells from Sydney Props Specialists to celebrate the Chinese ‘Year of the Ox’ was illuminated with Astera Titan Tubes and NYX Bulbs and realised in collaboration with Sydney Event Services. This stood proudly on display in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia, for three weeks during the 2021 Chinese…
  • University of Chester School of Arts and Media Expands Possibilities With CHAUVET Professional
    In February 1840, a group of local citizens, including a future prime minister, welcomed 10 students to what was Britain’s first purpose built teacher’s college. Over the ensuing 180-plus years, both the size of the institution and the scope of its mission have changed dramatically. Known today as the University of Chester, the highly-regarded university…
  • San Francisco Opera stages The Barber of Seville outdoors with Ayrton Perseo-S fixtures
    The San Francisco Opera utilised a complement of Ayrton Perseo-S fixtures when it brought opera back to town in a COVID-safe outdoor production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville at Marin Center in San Rafael, California. Ayrton Perseo is the first compact, multi-function luminaire with an IP65 enclosure rating developed for intensive outdoor use. The…
  • Qvision Selects Claypaky Lighting Fixtures for Live Broadcast of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Draw
    When Qatar Vision Company (Qvision) staged the live broadcast of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Draw on April 27 a large complement of Claypaky lighting fixtures were on hand to illuminate the event venue, the Katara Opera House in Doha. Claypaky Scenius Unico, Sharpy Plus, Hepikos and A.leda B-EYE K20 CC moving heads were…
  • tvONE® announces Bosch integration partnership for conferencing solutions
    Leading AV signal distribution developer tvONE has announced a new partnership with global technology manufacturer Bosch. The collaboration focuses on the combination of the tvONE CORIOmatrix modular video switching router and Bosch’s range of state-of-the-art conferencing systems. tvONE says using its 4K CORIOmatrix router – which enables the mixing of AV, broadcast, IP and legacy…
  • Video Evokes Volbeat Live Show And Its Niller Bjerregaard Design Powered By ChamSys
    In the weeks leading up to the lockdown, Volbeat was tearing up Europe on a 32-city tour of the continent. The raw, unbridled power of the Danish metal giants came to its full fruition at the Stuttgart Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle one night, as they shook the 15,000 seat venue to its very foundation with…
  • Prolight + Sound announces programme for the 2nd ‘BIZLounge’: spotlight on theatre and stage technology as well as sustainability
    With the preparations for Prolight + Sound 2022 in full swing, the digital BIZLounge is a new source of information on subjects of topical importance to the sector before and after the fair. On their computers or mobile devices, professionals can watch high-grade discussions and discover the latest innovations from the entertainment-technology industry. The format…
  • Rotterdam rocked: grandMA3 supports Light-H-Art at Eurovision 2021
    Lights flashed, LED screens pulsed, the sound system roared, pyro exploded and 26 artists proudly representing their countries gave their songs stellar performances all contributing to the palpable excitement surrounding the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) as it hit nearly 200 million TV screens worldwide! And the 3,500 audience might have been ‘limited capacity’, but…
  • Guildford Cathedral Goes Green for Surrey Day 2021
    Philip French and his team from Peachy Productions lit Guildford Cathedral in the UK resplendent green – using Robe Pointes and LEDBeam 150 moving lights – to mark Surrey Day 2021, one of several celebratory events happening around the county led by Visit Surrey and their media partners BBC Radio Surrey and Surrey Life magazine.…
  • Robe in the Driving Seat for 2021 DAKAR Rally Opening & Closing Ceremonies
    Jeddah in Saudi Arabia provided the start and finish lines for the 2021 Dakar Rally, while its King Abdullah Sports City Stadium – 30 kilometres north of the bustling port city – was the venue for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies which included a special show complete with soundtracks by Daft Punk, other cultural performance…
  • Events Evolution And CHAUVET Professional Serve Up 8 Straight Hours Of Original Looks
    Variety: it’s one of the most critical creative elements a lighting and video designer can bring to a show. Coming up with fresh looks for a 90-minute concert can be a challenge, but imagine doing it for eight straight hours on a livestream stage! Blessing Bero, Tatenda Gaylord Rushwaya, and the rest of the Events…
  • Henk-Jan van Beek engages a trilogy of Ayrton fixtures for the 65th Eurovision Song Contest
    ESC Official Technical Supplier, Ampco Flashlight of Utrecht, supplied a large number of Ayrton Huracán-X, Karif-LT and MiniPanel-FX LED fixtures for the 65th Eurovision Song Contest at the Rotterdam Ahoy Arena, at the request of ESC Head of Lighting, Henk-Jan van Beek of Light-H-art. With some 39 countries and 55 scenes to create and programme…
  • “Fast and efficient”: grandMA3 jazzes up Tony Chasseur concert broadcast
    Lighting designer Tristan Szylobryt of Light&Day recently lit a show broadcast on French TV by singer and musician Tony Chasseur, who brought a diverse line-up of special guests, some unique collaborations, and his own distinctive blend of Latin and Caribbean jazz-funk to the Alhambra Theatre in Paris. Working for Zycopolis Productions, Tristan multiplexed as LD,…
  • Saddleback Church invests in Robe FORTE’S
    Robe’s high-powered FORTE LED moving lights have been purchased and installed at the extensive main campus of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, USA. The Baptist Evangelical mega-church in southern Orange County is the largest in California and one of the biggest in the US with several campuses in California and worldwide, complete with a…
  • 4Wall Entertainment Includes CHAUVET Professional In Otis Howard’s Rig For Miley Cyrus NCAA Tournament Show On CBS
    Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress Miley Cyrus performed between games of the NCAA Men’s Division 1 Basketball Tournament Final Four, which was aired on the CBS network. Her performance paid tribute to frontline workers and their continued service and sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lighting Designer Otis Howard called on over 500 light fixtures…
  • LeRoy Bennett Chooses Claypaky Sharpys for The Weeknd’s VMA Performance High Above Manhattan on the Edge Sky Deck
    The Weeknd reached new heights at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) when he performed “Blinding Lights” towering above Manhattan on the Edge where Claypaky Sharpy beams accented the sky-high venue. Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the western hemisphere. Suspended 100 stories above the street at Hudson Yards with a glass…
  • Verge Aero™ drones take Armed Forces Day celebrations to the next level
    Families from across Georgia watched in awe in May as a spectacular firework display and 180-strong drone show by Verge Aero lit up the sky to mark Armed Forces Day. The annual ‘Thunder Over Evans’ event returned for 2021 following the relaxation of COVID restrictions, offering an opportunity for the community to come together to…
  • Prolight + Sound 2022 opens registration for exhibitors; first show details to be announced at the digital “BIZLounge” on 14 June
    After a long dry spell in the event industry, Prolight + Sound wants to set the tone for growth again together with the industry. From 26 to 29 April 2022, the leading trade fair in the entertainment technology sector will offer optimum opportunities for presenting new solutions for eye-popping shows, successful business events, emotional visitor…
  • Schallmeister Blends Old And New At Livestream In Former Coal Mine With CHAUVET Professional
    Buildings, like people, have histories, and sometimes the voice of the past still echoes within their walls. Fortunately, this is the case with Schwarzkaue Herten, an event space that was once part of the now closed Schägel & Eisen colliery. Although outfitted with the latest modern amenities, the facility pays homage to its proud, industrial…
  • Zero 88 FLX Proves an Educated Choice for Widelite
    Hong Kong-based Widelite Technology Limited has installed Zero 88 FLX range lighting control consoles and Chilli dimmers in over 30 schools – to date – for the government’s Education Bureau (EDB) department which is tasked with overseeing state-wide education and learning. Widelite is a well-respected stage engineering company founded in 2009 to provide stage and…
  • Momentum Light And CHAUVET Professional Add To The Power Of The Great Passion Play
    An awed and reverential silence descends over the 4,000 seat amphitheater as audiences watch the events of Jesus Christ’s last days unfold at The Great Passion Play. It has always been this way at this outdoor production nestled in the Ozark Mountains, which has attracted over seven million visitors since it debuted in Eureka Springs,…
  • Brainstorm makes real-time AR/VR events easy with Edison PRO
    Brainstorm is launching Edison PRO, an affordable and easy-to-use high-end presentation tool that quickly transforms any live, online presentation, or conference session into a fully immersive experience using Augmented Reality (AR) and virtual environments. Template-based for ultimate ease-of-use and requiring no previous experience in graphics, video, image, or 3D object creation, Edison PRO allows users…
  • GLP Fusion Stick FS16 Z World Premiere on German TV Show
    Thomas Gerdon debuts a new type of LED batten that is universally suitable for cameras. For many years Thomas Gerdon from Gerdon Design has been in charge of lighting the German TV show Verstehen Sie Spaß (Do You Understand Fun?), in which unsuspecting people are victims of pranks and filmed with a hidden camera. Kimmig…
  • Opera returns to San Francisco area with assist from IP-rated Elation lighting
    Design team turns to state-of-the-art rig for drive-in performances of San Francisco Opera’s “The Barber of Seville” and Adler concerts. Live opera returned to the San Francisco Bay area this spring with a series of Covid guidance compliant outdoor performances by the San Francisco Opera of “The Barber of Seville” with an assist from Elation…
  • Playing Musiek Roulette
    Mellow Yellow Entertainment, producers of South African music games show “Musiek Roulette” wanted a new look for the 2021 season, so called on the services of Ryan Lombard, head of show lighting at Blond Productions and Michael Gill, owner of Michael Gill Designs to design lighting and set respectively. TV lighting specialist and rental company…
  • Hippotizer™ Boreal Pumps Powerful Visuals for Idols South Africa
    The latest season of South Africa’s popular Idols TV singing contest culminated in a spectacular finale broadcast live from Pretoria with visuals powered by a Hippotizer™ Boreal Media Server. Renowned lighting and video designer Joshua Cutts of production design company Visual Frontier was at the helm as the hopefuls battled it out to be crowned…
  • Pixotope Announces Commitment to Customer Success with Multiple New Hires
    New hires bring specialist knowledge to develop and deliver game-changing virtual production solutions. Pixotope, the leading mixed reality solution for broadcast and live events, is celebrating three heavyweight additions to its global staff. The company’s dedicated investment in people and delivering the best experience on the market to customers is reflected in Pixotope’s rapid growth…
  • Are your movers doubling as followspots? They should be. Discover the followspot revolution on May 27th Elation Coffee Break
    Did you know we’re in the midst of a followspot revolution? With today’s automated pan/tilt luminaires and modern tracking software, it no longer makes sense to hang a followspot operator in the truss alongside your moving heads. Join Alistair Smyth and Frederik Afif on the May 27th Elation Coffee Break as they discuss how Elation…
  • Tom Kenny Reflects Grace of Vax Live Concert In Light With CHAUVET Professional Maverick MK3 Wash
    Asked to describe his impression of Global Citizen’s Vax Live, The Concert To Reunite The World, Tom Kenny answers with a simple six-word phrase, “Full of Grace, Full of Light.” The globally televised event, which raised $302 million, enough to procure 26 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, was certainly all of that. There was…
  • Robe Helps Celebrate the Look for Bryson Tiller XR Concert
    Xite Labs – founded in 2018 by visual and production design specialists Greg Russell and Vello Virkhaus – was approached by director Mike Carson and The 92 Group to assist in the production of stunning XR environments for Talented trapsoul singer, rapper, and songwriter Bryson Tiller who recently recorded an XR concert – for later…
  • Up Up and Away! CHAUVET Professional Lights PYTCHAir’s Boeing 727
    Why does someone become part of the entertainment and event lighting industry? There are likely as many different answers to that question as there are designers and programmers. But as Johnny Palmer sees it, there is one common denominator that runs through them all: the joy of using technology to create the unexpected! “All of…
  • Walmart’s annual meetings go virtual (and viral) with disguise xR
    American multinational retail corporation Walmart relied on the disguise extended reality (xR) workflow to host two of its most important corporate meetings virtually for the first time earlier this year. Walmart needed to address a global audience of investors in its annual Investor Community Meeting (ICM), as well as key management personnel in its Year…
  • Titans for Amazing KAMAZ Trucks Show
    Iconic Russian truck brand KAMAZ – Dakar Rally Truck category winners a staggering 18 times and legendary for their rally, drift, and stunt driver teams – celebrated its 45th anniversary with a spectacular live show, presentation and special event featuring jazz band Denis Matsuev & Friends, staged at its main factory in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan.…
  • Crt Birsa and ChamSys Power Geometry Of Light For 2CELLOS’ Livin’ On A Prayer Music Video
    Maybe it’s because of its defiantly optimistic tone, smooth melody, dramatic minor third up key change flourish in its last chorus, or all of the above. Whatever the reason, Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” has been embedded in our collective musical psyche since its release on February 14, 1987. It seems that everyone, from…
  • Robe launches iPointe65® and the iSpiider®
    Robe lighting launches two new products in its all-weather IP65 rated iSeries – the iPointe65® and the iSpiider® – both suitable for exterior work or any damp, misty, steamy or high condensation environments. iPointe65®This is perfect for festivals, concerts and outdoor events or any scenario likely to encounter inclement or unpredictable weather! The iPointe65 is…
  • OSA Builds Its New Lighting Inventory with Claypaky Mini-B LED Moving Lights
    When Vice President of Lighting Mark Fetto came on board at OSA International in 2019 to build the company’s lighting division, he saw Claypaky Mini-B fixtures at LDI and thought the small but versatile LED moving lights would easily meet customers’ lighting needs. One of the first companies to invest in Claypaky Mini-Bs, OSA has…
  • GLP Rocks Tunnel with Over 200 Creative Light 1
    Staging an app-controlled, highly-dynamic light show for Boogie Pimps. In 2020, GLP presented the new Creative Light 1, the first battery operated, completely wireless creative LED system for maximum flexibility—anytime, anywhere. With 24 individually controllable RGB pixels, the Creative Light 1 offers countless design options and can be installed in no time, thanks to the…
  • New state-of-the-art WELT TV Studios Equipped with Robe T1 Fresnels
    Two cutting-edge broadcast studio spaces utilized by German prime TV news channel Welt are at the epicentre of the stunning new Axel Springer Building in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, which recently opened for business. The studio lighting and control systems were specified and designed by the ARRI System Group in Berlin, a division of the Munich-based…
  • Mike Grabowski Balances Looks for MTV’s The Challenge Double Agents Reunion with CHAUVET Professional
    No one can trust anyone on The Challenge Double Agents, the spy thriller inspired reality show where contestant can turn on contestant in pursuit of ultimate victory. But Mike Grabowski knew exactly who he could count on when lighting the final “Reunion” episode of the popular MTV program at Manhattan’s legendary NEP Penn Hotel Studios.…
  • XR Studios pioneers disguise’s new virtual zoom feature for Katy Perry performance
    For the past year, the world has been preoccupied with Zoom meetings. disguise, the technology innovator in extended reality (xR) and virtual production, has been looking at a very different type of zoom. Instead of video meetings, disguise allows its users to zoom in and out of a virtual world on camera. disguise’s award-winning extended…
  • “Power and versatility”: grandMA3 is the right answer for The Answer Trap
    A grandMA3 hardware and software package was the lighting control platform of choice for The Answer Trap, a brand-new list-based UK TV quiz show for quick thinkers produced by the Objective Media Group and Motion Content Group and presented by Anita Rani for Channel 4’s daytime viewing. Recorded at BBC Scotland in Glasgow, the buzz…
  • Erwin Rintjema Takes the Helm for Eurovision 2021
    The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is back on track following a one-year hiatus due to the Covid Pandemic. Heading up a brand new technical and production team is respected, Netherlands based, Erwin Rintjema, who takes on the much-coveted position as ESC’s Head of Production. An industry respected production manager, Rintjema was selected by ESC host…
  • MPHK Group chooses Elation for IP lighting upgrade at Ocean Park Hong Kong
    State-of-the-art all-weather lighting boosts main entrance impression and enhances multimedia shows. Ocean Park Hong Kong is thrilling guests with dynamic lighting enhancements courtesy of MPHK Group Ltd. and Elation Professional. The popular Hong Kong attraction updated the exterior lighting at its iconic main entrance, along with lighting upgrades to its awe-inspiring “Gala of Lights” multimedia…
  • Virtual Showlight 2021 – Don’t miss this opportunity! Programme of Events released
    Are you ready for Virtual Showlight? Don’t miss this opportunity to hear industry leading lighting designers talk about their work, ask them questions and network with others from across the industry – all from the comfort of your own home! VSL Programme of Events ReleasedVirtual Showlight is ready to entertain and inform you with a…
  • Manny Newman Calls On CHAUVET Professional For Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Live Show
    The outdoor stage at the Avondale Brewing Company was smaller than the ones Pigeons Playing Ping Pong normally plays on, probably not much more than 30-feet in length. But adaptation is the order of the day as live music gradually returns throughout much of the USA. Anyway, the size of the stage didn’t matter much;…
  • Robe Boxes Clever for Triller Fight Club Event
    Lighting designer to the stars Tom Kenny utilized nearly 400 Robe moving lights on a spectacular lighting rig for the debut of Triller Fight Club, an exciting new PPV entertainment and sporting concept partnership between US video sharing and social network, Triller, and iconic rapper Snoop Dogg. Embracing the pro boxing league, live music performances…
  • Fumasoli And CHAUVET Professional Serve UpAuthentic Looks For Symosyo Virtual Bar
    The Aosta Valley is sparsely populated, home to only about 200,000 residents within its beautiful villages and countryside. But the picturesque region tucked into Italy’s northwest corner isn’t lacking in welcoming spots where people can go to sit back and relax over a glass of beer or wine. According to a recent study by Statista,…
  • Tim Dunn Joins the nvisible Agency
    Production designer Tim Dunn has joined the UK’s nvisible Agency, a group of hugely experienced and knowledgeable independent live production professionals offering a dynamic range of project management and creative production services for events worldwide. The nvisible Agency’s other core team members include some true entertainment industry mavericks! Founder and MD Mark Bustard and chairman…
  • Installation at Auckland Sky Tower
    The iconic 328-metre-tall Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand has had its grace and elegance further enhanced with an Anolis – a Robe business – lighting installation comprising 154 x Divine 72 LED fixtures. The high-profile landmark is also a vital telecommunications hub and a popular observation point sitting at the heart of and…
  • tvONE® Releases Feature Rich CORIOmaster2 Update
    tvONE, a world-class developer and manufacturer of video conversion and AV signal distribution technology, has released a new software and firmware update for its powerful CORIOmaster2 video processor that offers a wealth of advanced new features, enabling video professionals to create augmented 4K/8K (4K60 4:4:4) video experiences for high-end LED installation, projection edge blends or…
  • Tradition on Trend for Robe at OT Cities Nanning
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