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Argentina Magazine Awards Program Lit by PR Lighting Fixtures

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 14, 2009
ROSARIO, Argentina — The Argentine Magazine Awards, held recently at the Salon de Convenciones Metropolitano, was lit by PR Lighting fixtures chosen by Pablo and Néstor Deligio, who run the company responsible for production, Deligio Iluminaciòn. Read More...

Analog Way Marks 20 Years

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 14, 2009
PARIS — Analog Way, a designer and manufacturer of image converters and presentation switchers, is celebrating a milestone in 2009. Marc Loret and Pierre Berthet founded the company 20 years ago. Read More...

France’s Raphael Tours with Martin MAC III Profile

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 14, 2009
PARIS — French singer Raphael recently played several gigs across France beneath an Andi Watson-designed MAC rig that included Martin Professional’s new 1500 watt MAC III Profile. Arpège Son Lumière, which purchased 14 of the new generation MAC fixtures via Martin France, supplied the fresh-from-the-factory gear for the tour. Read More...

Clay Paky Names New Commercial and Marketing Director

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 13, 2009
SERIATE, Italy — Clay Paky named Pio Nahum, a 20-year veteran in the show lighting business, as its  new commercial and marketing director. The appointment also represents a homecoming of sorts for Nahum, who got his first industry job at Clay Paky. Nahum is pictured here on the left, with Pasquale Quadri, Clay Paky president, on the right. Read More...

Robe Gear Brightens Citizen Journalism Awards

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 13, 2009
GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa — Johannesburg-based Sound Stylists supplied Robe moving lights for LD Andre Rossouw from SABC’s Air Time for his design at the Highway Africa Digital Journalism Awards. The 2008 event was staged at the Guy Butler Theatre on the campus of Rhodes University, and was also broadcast live on SABC International. Read More...

Circular Projections for Montblanc Watch Event

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 13, 2009
BEIJING — A series of 11 large circular screens displaying rear-projected imagery and one 30-by-6 meter Element Labs Stealth LED screen were used to introduce the new Montblanc watch collection at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing, with content synchronized by eight Hippotizer HD V3s. Read More...

New Gear Makes Cut for U.K. Dance Show

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 11, 2009
LONDON — LD Mark Kenyon wanted some new effects for the final installment of the BBC’s latest Strictly Come Dancing series, and thought it fitting to try Robe DigitalSpot 7000DTs. They made the cut, and Kenyon went on to use the new gear for the Christmas Special edition as well, shown here. Read More...

Brazil’s Luzes de Sao Paulo Lit by Projectors

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 11, 2009
SAO PAULO, Brazil — The edifices of the buildings in Brazil’s capital were animated by Christie projectors during the city’s Luzes de Sao Paulo (Lights of Sao Paulo) from Dec. 12-28, turning the landmarks into big screens for HD multimedia images of urban and Christmas themes. Read More...

Kings of Leon Tour Features Fluid Looks, Motion

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 9, 2009
LONDON — Lighting designer/director Ali Bale, who has used Avolites consoles for the last 15 years, specified an Avolites Pearl Expert console to control lighting for the Kings of Leon’s Only By The Night tour. Read More...

LightDesign.at Named ESP Vision Distributor

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 7, 2009
LAS VEGAS — ZZYZX, Inc. appointed LightDesign.at as its ESP Vision distributor for Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic. LightDesign.at will also be responsible for training and support in the region. Read More...

London Venues Updated with Ethernet

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 7, 2009
LONDON — White Light has updated some venerable London venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Opera House and the Guildhall School, with Ethernet network infrastructures, adding versatility and ease of use. At the Royal Albert Hall, for example, DMX distribution to the dimmer room and lighting trusses has make life easier for the Hall’s staff and for visiting companies. Pictured here, from left: Richard Thomas (RAH), Roger Hennigan (WL), Nick Ware (ROH), Robin Barton (ROH) and Ollie Jeffery (RAH).
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The New Year Rings In, South Africans Wring Out

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 6, 2009
JOHANNESBURG — Gearhouse South Africa’s Tim Dunn had the goal of avoiding the same old thing for the City of Johannesburg’s New Year’s Eve event, and with a little help from Mother Nature, his wish was answered by the bucketfull. Read More...

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