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LEDs Highlight Spooky Features of Gothic Mansion

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 10, 2008
NYMPSFIELD, U.K. — Lighting designer Andy Webb of Tigz Productions recently lit a production of Goth at Woodchester Mansion, an unfinished Gothic revival structure created by William Leigh but abandoned by its builders in 1870 and now only occupied, according to local legend, by ghosts. Read More...

Big Screens Stand Up for U.K. Comedy Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 10, 2008
LONDON — With 59 sold out dates and a total audience estimated at 400,000, the Lee Evans Big Tour is measuring up to be the U.K.’s largest comedy tour of 2008, and the laughter from way back in the balcony can be credited at least in part to a very large LED screen. Read More...

Prince Albert’s Coliseum Reopens with New Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 10, 2008
LEEDS, U.K. — The big Gothic building which opened as the Coliseum in 1885 by England’s Prince Albert has since housed circuses, bingo games and TV studios. Known since 1992 as The Town and Country Club and as Creation Nightclub, the venue re-opened once again as a 2,300-seat concert venue called The Academy, featuring new moving lights, LEDs and an Avolites control system. Read More...

LEDs Put “Isle of Woman” Castle In the Pink

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 7, 2008
ISLE OF MAN, U.K. — As a symbol of breast cancer support and awareness, the Falcon Cliff Castle on this British isle, dubbed the “Isle of Woman” for a recent fund-raising event, was washed in pink hues cast by Chauvet COLORado LED light fixtures. Part of “In the Pink Day,” the architectural lighting installation helped mark the end of a year-long fundraising drive that raised $55,000. Read More...

White Light Appoints Business Development Manager

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 7, 2008
LONDON — White Light has appointed Martin Palmer as business development manager. A lighting and sound industry veteran, with recent posts at Stagecraft Ltd. as an engineer and sales director, Palmer has designed and worked on over 200 projects involving lighting for performance venues. Read More...

Moving, Illuminated Canvas for Aussie Parking Garage

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 31, 2008
ADELAIDE, Australia — Local firm Fusion responded to a design competition to liven up the capital of South Australia with a plan to permanently wrap an eight-story parking garage with a moving illuminated canvas. Designer Damien Mair said the idea was to “capture the imaginations” of passersby “and add beauty to people’s lives,” not just entertain or inform them with yet another giant video screen. Read More...

Moving Lights for New Media Dance Presentation

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 30, 2008
SHANGHAI — Lighting designer Zhangyong of Art Beat Asia used Robe moving lights for a new media dance performance created by the Shanghai Theatre Academy called Civilization – Totem. Staged at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, the performance combined dance, electronic music, video, sound and lighting, and won the Innovation Award for Science & Art at the 2008 Shanghai International Science & Art Exhibition. Read More...

HD Video + Moving Rig for Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 29, 2008
VIENNA, Austria — The Queen & Paul Rodgers tour, with a new lighting design by Baz Halpin and rig supplied by Bandit Lites, is also setting a new mark with an all-HD video system from XL Video. “This is the first tour for us that has taken a high definition camera/PPU/recording package for its duration, and so it’s a significant milestone for everybody involved,” said XL’s Phil Mercer. Read More...

Royal Opera House Upgrades Control System

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 27, 2008
LONDON — When London’s Royal Opera House reopened its doors at the end of 1999 after a three-year refurbishment program, the performances were, for the most part, lit with conventional fixtures. Since then, as automated fixtures have become quieter, the Royal Opera House has added them to their stock, along with multimedia devices, to enable them to meet their challenging schedules. Read More...

Moving Lights Prescribed for Die Arzte Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 27, 2008
KONSTANZ, Germany — The three-piece German punk band Die Arzte (The Physicians) used up to 76 moving lights on their recent tour. They performed at 40 European venues, with three set configurations for playing arenas, clubs and headline festival slots. Read More...

New Gear Lights Classic Music at London Church

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 27, 2008
LONDON — The fixed lighting grid and rig for the old church of St. John in Smith Square were becoming almost as classical as the music performed at the English Baroque church near Westminster Abbey in London. The church had been using CCT Starlet 1.2K fresnels since the early 1980s. The church got a recent upgrade with gear from Robert Juliat. Read More...

Alicia Keys Set Designed for Rapid Setup, Break Down

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 22, 2008
LONDON — With its convex video screen serving as the main projection backdrop, the set for Alicia Keys’ As I Am tour has a dramatic look. But Brilliant Stages engineered it to minimize the drama facing those who would need to set it up and tear it down after each stop. Read More...

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