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London Rings In New Year’s Projection

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 5, 2009
LONDON — E/T/C London projected video images onto the 353-foot-height Shell building for the Mayor of London’s 2009 New Year’s Eve festivities. E/T/C has worked with producers Jack Morton Worldwide on the event for the last five years, but this was the first time projected video was used for the event. Read More...

Classic Rock Looks for U.K.’s Thunder

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 31, 2008
LONDON — LD Ian “Scampi” Bintliff is known for making even a modestly-sized rig look larger than it actually is, and the Bang tour for U.K. rockers Thunder, staged in a wide variety of venues, was no exception. Blackburn-based HSL once again supplied lighting equipment and crew, managed by Howard Dean. Read More...

MTV, GHSA Give Birth to MAMAs

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 31, 2008
ABUJA, Nigeria — The MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain (MAMA), the first in a series of annual awards presentations that are to be staged in different African countries, came to life with a set and rig with 50 tonnes of gear air-freighted from Johannesburg to Abuja in a chartered jumbo jet. Read More...

Multi-Level Stage Frames Jan Smit Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 23, 2008
AMSTERDAM — Dutch pop star Jan Smit is touring the Netherlands to promote his latest album. Prolyte supplied the complete staging and trussing set, through its distributor Controlled for Triple show Techniek, which supplied all the technical equipment for this tour. Read More...

Controlling the Visuals at the 2008 Nobel Banquet

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 22, 2008
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Wireless DMX controls may not be able to save the world from conflict and strife, but they can control lighting equipment in an environment thick with cell phones, live broadcast cameras and an occasional marble wall. A recent case in point was the Nobel Prize Banquet. Read More...

Tredget Part of LSC’s U.K. Expansion Plan

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 17, 2008
MELBOURNE, Australia — LSC announced that Aubs Tredget has recently joined LSC as business development manager for the U.K. and Irish markets. He is expected to work closely with White Light, where he's worked for four years, to help LSC expand in the U.K. Read More...

Osram, Traxon Technologies In Joint Venture

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 17, 2008
MUNICH — In a bid to win a bigger piece of the growing global market for LED systems and solutions, currently estimated at 700 million euros and growing at double-digit rates, Osram has forged a joint venture with Hong Kong-based Traxon Technologies Ltd.  The deal gives Osram a majority stake in the 135-employee company, which will continue to be based in Hong Kong with R&D operations in both China and Germany. Read More...

Bringing a Gray Set to Life for Miss World 2008

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 16, 2008
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The spherical set provided by Gearhouse South Africa for Miss World 2008 was sleek, stylish, and very…gray. But the pallid paint color served as a canvas for a team of lighting and visual specialists headed by LD Tim Dunn, using the biggest assembly of Robe’s newest gear to date. Read More...

On the Road to a Digital Future

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 16, 2008
DUBAI, UAE — Robe’s “The Future is Digital” Roadshow had stops in the Middle East, South Africa and Chicago before taking a break for the holidays. The program, organized to give attendees a first-hand look and an in-depth discussion about the company’s new digital gear, resumes in January with a stop in Poland. Read More...

“Constellation” Lights Up Covent Garden Market

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 12, 2008
LONDON — The Covent Garden Market Halls are attracting visitors inside to see visual effects created for “Constellation,” a light show by United Visual Artists Ltd. to accompany musical performances and other holiday events. TarmLED GmbH & Co. KG supplied 578 two-meter-long, double-sided LED strips and 37 data power distribution units (DPDUs) for the fixtures decking the halls. Read More...

A Forest of Light Shines in December

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 12, 2008
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Every December, the city of Brussels organizes Winter Wonders, a Christmas event that draws about three million visitors to the city’s Grand Palace. Barco’s LED MiStrip units are playing a role in the month-long series of nightly sound and light attractions called Electrabel Nights in Brussels, which were designed and produced by Magic Monkey. Read More...

What’s On Stage Awards Adds LD Category

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 11, 2008
LONDON — The What’s On Stage Theatregoers’ Choice Awards program, an annual event covering productions open in London’s West End and beyond over the previous 12 months, have added a Best Lighting Designer category, sponsored by White Light. Read More...

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