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Clay Paky Donates Gear to Rose Bruford College

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 25, 2009
KENT, U.K.—Italian lighting manufacturer Clay Paky has donated intelligent lighting fixtures to Rose Bruford College in Kent to support their Honors Lighting Design program for undergrad students. The fixtures—four 1200 Stage Zoom and six Golden Scan units—will be added to the program’s teaching and production stock of generic and automated luminaires. Read More...

Projecting a Tribute to Robert Burns in Scotland

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 25, 2009
GLASGOW, U.K. — Glasgow City Chambers became a 75-meter-by-25-meter projection surface for Burns Illuminated, a tribute to the 250th  anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. Read More...

PR Lighting Helps Irish Club Amp Up Visuals

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 21, 2009
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Since it opened in 1996, Lush has been a popular Irish dance destination. The 2,000-capacity club, part of the Kelly’s entertainment complex, which includes a hotel, restaurants, bars and holiday chalets, raised its roof and invested $2.15 million in new technology, including a variety of gear from PR Lighting. Read More...

XL Video Supports the 2009 BRIT Awards

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 20, 2009
LONDON — For the seventh consecutive year, XL Video supplied screens, projection, an HD PPU and control for the 2009 BRIT Awards which were presented by comedians Mathew Horne and James Corden and Kylie Minogue. Read More...

LTP Specs and Supplies Truss For Westfield London

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 20, 2009
LONDON —Lighting Technology Projects (LTP) specified and supplied 48 custom designed and manufactured trusses to facilitate the house lighting in The Atrium at Westfield London, a new £1.7 billion shopping destination. Read More...

PRG Announces New London Office

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 20, 2009
LONDON — Production Resource Group UK, Ltd. today announced that its new London base will be located at The Hoover Building, in west London.  The well-known art deco London landmark is located on the A40, with road and tube links to central London and the motorway network. Read More...

Australia’s Pollard Productions Invests in Kinesys System

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 19, 2009
SYDNEY — Rigging specialists Pollard Productions have invested in a Kinesys automation system. “We’d been following the development of the system for some time,” said James Ring, managing director. The company had awaiting the release of the latest K2 3D programming and visualizing platform, and had also seen Kinesys in action on several concert tours throughout Australia. “Kinesys came highly recommended by many of the touring riggers we know.” Read More...

Swedish Grammis Awards Lit with MAC III Profiles

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 19, 2009
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — LD Pelle Larsson used Martin Professional’s 1500-watt MAC III Profiles and Martin MAC 2000 Wash XBs to light the Grammis, Sweden’s answer to the Grammy Awards. The event was staged in January at Hovet arena in Stockholm. Larsson also designed the set for the program, which was broadcast on Sweden’s TV4. Read More...

HSL Supplies grandMA, Robe for Pussycat Dolls

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 15, 2009
LONDON — LD Scott Warner is using a grandMA lighting console for the Pussycat Dolls’ Doll Domination tour. HSL is supplying the Robe-dominated rig. Warner is also the lighting director and programmer for the tour, and had previously used the grandMA console on Queen Latifah’s Trav’lin Light tour, but his use of the Robe gear is new. Read More...

LSC Helps AWM with Post-WWII Exhibit

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 15, 2009
CANBERRA — The Australian War Memorial (AWM), which underwent a retrofit last year to expand its focus on military engagements in the post-WW II era, required 30 new AV displays of varying size and complexity in 1,200 square feet of existing exhibit and office space driven by 40 computers. Bruce Brown from Mental Media and LSC Lighting Systems were involved in the project. Read More...

CNBC Arabia Studio Uses Martin LC Series Panels

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 15, 2009
DUBAI — Behind one of the main broadcast desks at television studio CNBC Arabia, semi-transparent, floor-mounted Martin LC Series LED panels creates a customizable graphics backdrop. Nick Turner, head of operations for the region’s first 24-hour Arabic language business TV channel, was looking to augment a range of changeable and moveable “light-boxes” for backlit graphics for different news shows. Read More...

Anolis LEDs Light Water Feature for Vertical Village

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 13, 2009
SYDNEY — Anolis ArcSource 6 RCWB LED underwater fixtures are illuminating a water sculpture located at Regent Place, the “vertical village” designed by U.K.-based Foster & Partners. Regent Place consists of two towers rising above a five-story sandstone podium that features retail, commercial and leisure spaces. Above the 5,400-square-meter, three-level shopping center, the development includes 657 apartments. Read More...

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