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Aging Timber Grid Recycled by Irish Boat Builders

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 31, 2009
CORK, Ireland — The Everyman Palace Theatre’s original hemp flying system relied on a timber grid, fly floor and access ladders for more than a century, back when boats and their rigging were made with the same materials. Read More...

Element Labs Cobra LED Screen Turns Heads at City of Dreams in Macau

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 29, 2009
MACAU — A 45-meter-high, circular-shaped Element Labs Cobra 16 LED display turned heads during the opening event for the City of Dreams resort. It was used to display the opening show and activities, which were simulcast onto the 250-square-meter LED display.  Read More...

City Theatrical SHoW DMX Used for U2 Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 27, 2009
BARCELONA, Spain — The visual experience that U2 designers Mark Fisher and Willie Williams have come up with for the band’s 360º tour this summer includes a 50-meter-high claw-shaped set, a funnel-shaped transformable video screen, a motion control system designed and supplied by Kinesys, 196 PRG Bad Boys and wireless DMX to the far corners of the stadium achieved with City Theatrical’s SHoW DMX. Read More...

David Gray Joins Oasis Enterprises LLC

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 24, 2009
DUBAI, UAE — Oasis Enterprises LLC, a UAE distributor for lighting, video and audio products, has announced that David Gray, formerly associate regional manager for ETC, has joined the company as division manager. Read More...

Download Festival Updated with XL Video Web Simulcast

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 24, 2009
DERBY, U.K. — XL Video project manager Chris Saunders was working on his sixth Download Festival, an annual event staged at Donnington Park, and every year, it seems, the festival's video requirements expand. This year’s brief called for 72 hours of live Internet streaming, pushing the video crew head count to 34. Read More...

Torben Kaae Poulsen Named Regional Service Manager of Martin EMEA

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 22, 2009
AARHUS, Denmark — Martin Professional A/S announced that Torben Kaae Poulsen has been appointed regional service manager for the company’s European, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). Read More...

Posted Video Shows Scaffolding Collapsing During Concert in China

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 22, 2009
GUANGZHOU, China — A video posted on the Web site, ChinaMusicRadar.com, showed Taiwanese singer Pan Yuwen performing onstage, adjacent to a multi-tiered scaffolding structure supporting lighting and audio gear. The video captures the sudden loss of power to the I-Mag and other stage elements, followed by chaos as the scaffolding adjacent to the stage falls over the crowd. Read More...

XL Video Supports Take That’s Circus-Themed Stadium Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 22, 2009
LONDON — XL Video director Des Fallon worked with Take That back in the 1990s as video crew chief, and he continues to support the band, with XL Video investing in new technology and ideas. Read More...

Depeche Mode’s Universe Lit with i-Pix LEDs

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 22, 2009
TORONTO — LD Paul Normandale specified i-Pix LED fixtures, including BB4 LED wash lights and the original i-Pix Satellite “brick” LED light-sources, for the Depeche Mode tour promoting their latest album, Sounds of the Universe. Read More...

Robe DigitalSpot 7000 DTs Project on Domed Ceiling at Casino de Vilamoura

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 22, 2009
VILAMOURA, Portugal — The refurbished Casino de Vilamoura has a new projection feature for the domed ceiling in its entranceway, created with eight Robe DigitalSpot 7000 DTs, the first use of those fixtures in Portugal. Read More...

Gearhouse SA Supplies R Kelly Shows in Africa

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 21, 2009
JOHANNESBURG — Gearhouse South Africa supplied lighting and video production plus crew for R Kelly’s first visit to South Africa. After five days of production rehearsals at Sun City Superbowl, there was one show there and another at Cape Town’s Grand West Casino. Read More...

Tiziano Ferro Tour Lit with SGM Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• July 20, 2009
RIMINI, Italy — Tiziano Ferro has scored a series of hits in recent years with songs in both Italian and Spanish. For a tour that began earlier this year, Agora supplied SGM lighting equipment. LD Nicola-Manuel Tallino is using the SGM gear in conjunction with the set’s three large video screens. Read More...

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