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Kinesys Transforms U2’s Video Funnel

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 15, 2009
BARCELONA, Spain — Kinesys designed and supplied the custom motion control system that moves and shapes the “transforming” video screen for U2’s 360° world tour. The system consists of 40 Kinesys Evo zero-speed chain hoists and eight custom built winches, all controlled by Kinesys K2 3D software. Read More...

SNP Productions to Distribute Catalyst in the U.K.

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 15, 2009
LONDON — SNP Productions, headed by Simon Pugsley, a lighting and digital media programmer/operator, has been named the U.K. distributor for Catalyst digital media products.  SNP Productions now offers sales, rentals, training and technical support for the Catalyst.  Read More...

Adlib Supplies Lighting for U.K. Leg of Steely Dan Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 15, 2009
LIVERPOOL, U.K. — Lighting designer Jon Pollak had no hesitation in recommending that Adlib Lighting supplied the equipment and crew for the U.K. leg of Steely Dan’s current European tour. Read More...

PRG Bad Boys Hung from Monster Touring Rig for U2

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 10, 2009
BARCELONA, Spain  — Willie Williams, show designer and director for U2’s 360° Tour, had the goal that “when the fans come into the stadium they see something the like of which they have never seen before.” Williams worked with architect Mark Fisher and production director Jake Berry to flesh out that vision, relying also on PRG’s Bad Boy fixtures to handle the gaping distance from the truss to the stage. Read More...

Robe Gear Fits Czech Club’s Need for Unobtrusive Impact

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 10, 2009
ZLIN, Czech Republic — Powerdance specified and installed a Robe moving light rig for the recently-opened Morava club in this university town, which was a “no brainer” according to Šiška Zdenek, who worked closely with the club’s lighting operator, Miroslav Werunsky on this project. Read More...

White Light Supplies Rig for U.K.’s “Sister Act”

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 10, 2009
LONDON — White Light is supplying the rig for the Whoopi Goldberg/Stage Entertainments production of the musical Sister Act at the London Palladium, which is being directed by Peter Schneider, designed by Klara Zieglerova and lit by LD Natasha Katz. Read More...

Harkness Screen Brings Dinosaurs to Life in Mexico

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 10, 2009
SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico — The Labyrinth of Sciences and Arts Museum in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi features a 31-by-17-foot Harkness Spectral 240 3D screen and MF Wrap-round frame for a film that is part of its Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia exhibit. Read More...

Summit Steel Helps Transform Take That’s “Circus” Set

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 10, 2009
LONDON — Summit Steel provided motors, rigging and a Kinesys K2 automation system for the U.K. pop band, Take That, and their recent Circus stadium tour, plus a custom-designed lifting system for a key movement cue involving a set piece weighing 6.5 tonnes. Read More...

Clay Paky Preparing for Second Knight of Illumination Awards

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 9, 2009
LONDON — Clay Paky is organizing the second edition of the Knight of Illumination Awards. The awards program, which honors lighting designers from around the world who work in both live entertainment and on television shows, is organized in association with STLD and ALD and is sponsored this year by Osram. It will be held on Sept. 13, 2009 at the Ibis Hotel at Earls Court, London. Read More...

GLP Extends U.K. Seminar to Second Day

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 8, 2009
LONDON — Interest in a planned one-day seminar on LED lighting and GLP’s Impression fixtures led Michael Müller, GLP director of customer support, to add a second day for the training event. Close to 30 technicians from U.K. sales and rental companies attended the event, held at Richard Martin Lighting’s office. Read More...

HSL Supports White Lies Festival Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 8, 2009
GLASTONBURY, U.K. — HSL is supplying a specials package for LD Chris Megginson and the U.K. indie rockers White Lies’ current European festival tour, which was augmented for the band’s appearance at Glastonbury 2009. Read More...

New Customer Care Coordinators at Martin Professional A/S

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 8, 2009
AARHUS, Denmark — Martin Professional has added several new hires to its customer care department, including Katrine Bøje as project manager and customer care coordinator and Adela Güven, Andrea Heinz, Pernille Høgsberg, Marianne Kirk and Pernille Rosenkilde as customer care coordinators.
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