International News

Clay Paky Lights Berlin’s “Kie”

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 6, 2009
BERLIN—Qi – eine Palast Phantasie, also called Kie, is a stage show at the Friedrichstadtpalast Theatre, one of the world’s largest theatrical stages, with dance, ballet,  music and 100 costumed performers. The lighting rig used by Olaf Eichler and his crew included Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 300s. Read More...

Barco Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and 2008

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 5, 2009
KORTRIJK, Belgium — Barco announced its results for its fourth quarter and for all of 2008. While incoming orders booked in the company’s fourth quarter were, at 203.9 million euro, actually up 11.1 percent compared to the previous year, sales for the quarter declined to euro 207.9 million, down 6.6 percent compared to the same period of 2007. Earnings for the quarter were down 24.2 million euro after restructuring and impairment provisions. Before the same provisions, EBIT was down 2.0 million euro. Read More...

RAI’s Voyager, Clay Paky Light Up Ancient Mysteries

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 5, 2009
CAIRO — For a special episode Italian RAI TV2’s Voyager, Franco Rondana, photography director, used 60 Clay Paky projectors to shed light on some ancient mysteries along the Nile. “For the ‘Night of the Pharaohs,’ we took modern technology to ancient Egypt to create a unique meeting of cultures that are millenia apart,” Rondana said. Read More...

Figi Hotel Sets the Mood with Anolis LEDs

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 4, 2009
ZEIST, The Netherlands — The Figi Hotel is using Anolis LED fixtures as a practical lighting solution for six multi-functional rooms, three conference rooms, the hotel’s restaurant and the separate espresso bar. The hotel’s management approached Arnhem-based lighting supplier Relight when they wanted a change of lights for the six multifunctional rooms that double as bedrooms and conference suites with the aid of a movable partition, foldaway beds, electric roll-down screen and beamers. Read More...

The Inauguration Created Its Own Stimulus Package

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 4, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC — With gigs aplenty in the nation’s capital, the inauguration provided more than a ray of hope to lighting and staging companies. In the span of eight days, for example, Atmosphere Inc. coordinated and executed lighting for 52 shows in 24 different venues across the city, including two of the largest — the Commander in Chief’s Ball for members of the military at the National Building Museum and the Youth Inaugural Ball at the Washington Hilton & Towers. Read More...

Cambridge University Marks 800 Years with Projected Video

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 29, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, U.K. — The first scholars at the University of Cambridge, who had split off from another group of scholars forming the University of Oxford in 1209, didn’t have the opportunity to learn about things like Christopher Columbus. It would be another 283 years before the New World explorer sailed the ocean blue. Read More...

G-Lec’s U.K. Office has Architectural Emphasis

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 29, 2009
{mosimage}LONDON — G-Lec is opening a sales office, G-Lec UK Ltd., in central London. The subsidiary will manage all sales for architectural and other installations, while supporting G-Lec’s U.K.-based rental partners. Lars Wolf, managing director of G-Lec Europe, noted that, up to now, rental projects have been the focus of G-Lec’s business in the U.K. With the new sales office, however, the company will be putting more emphasis on architectural products. Read More...

New Dealer for Wybron in Spain

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 28, 2009
MADRID — Wybron has expanded its global distribution network by appointing Entertainment Equipment Supplies as its distributor in Spain. Based near San Sebastian with offices in Madrid, EES was founded in 2004 and mainly serves the rental, television and theatre markets, according to CEO Nacho Acha-Orbea. Read More...

Slovakia Welcomes the Euro with Robe Moving Lights

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 27, 2009
BRATISLAVA, Slovak Republic —Slovakia, the latest EU country to accept the Euro as its national currency, staged a live, televised celebration lit by LD Martin Kubánka using Robe moving lights. Branislav Mišík directed the event, staged at the Slovak National Theatre, and Kubánka worked with DoP Vladimír ÄŽurčanský and set designer Daniel Šichman on the event, which was produced for STV1 by Red House. Read More...

Wexford Opera House Equipped with Robert Juliat Luminaires

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 26, 2009
WEXFORD, IRELAND—Robert Juliat has supplied a substantial quantity of its 1K and 1.2K fresnels and PC fixtures to Ireland’s first custom-built opera house, the Wexford, located in Wexford, in Southeast Ireland. The Wexford Opera House is a state-of-the-art venue concealed behind a re-instated street front in the town’s main street. Occupying 4.5 times the space of the old opera house it replaces, Wexford Opera House is a multi-purpose performance space capable of offering a varied, year-round program of opera, theatre and dance. Read More...

Digital Reveal for Mercedes B Class Cars in China

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 23, 2009
BEIJING — The launch of the Mercedes B Class in China, organized by the agency Munich One, revolved around the idea of a digital reveal. After an initial project meeting, the design team led by Andree Verleger and Guido Gesell approached coolux to explore possible uses of multiple projectors onto a full-sized car for this corporate event. Read More...

Producers Bet on Safe Rig for German TV Show

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 22, 2009
DUSSELDORF — On a scale of difficulty, supplying a safe rig might not rank up there with identifying your cows blindfolded, solely on the basis of the noise that they make while munching apples. Or as dangerous as pushing a car with a spear — the tip of which rests on your throat. Read More...

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