International News

ChainMaster Adds to Line of Rigging Lifts

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 23, 2009
EILENBURG, Germany — ChainMaster has extended its range of BGV-D8 plus rigging lifts with a new model that has a 250 kg load-bearing capacity and is capable of moving loads at a speed of 4 meters per minute. Read More...

Watchmen Event Lit with Retro Touch for U.K. Fans

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 14, 2009
LONDON — Point Source Productions Ltd. supplied lighting, dimming, control and trussing to Future Cinema’s preview event for the movie, Watchmen. The event, produced in conjunction with Paramount Pictures UK, Nokia and Smirnoff, took place at the SeOne Club in London Bridge the night before the film’s release in the U.K. Read More...

SGM at the 2009 Festival de Verao

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 13, 2009
SALVADOR DE BAHIA, Brazil — One of the musical events of the summer in the northern Brazilian state of Bahia is the Festival de Verão, a musical event held in the large Parque de Exposições and able to draw over 200,000 people per night. Read More...

HSL, XL Video Support Snow Patrol Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 13, 2009
LONDON — HSL is supplying lighting, a 26-point Kinesys automation system and crew for Snow Patrol’s “One Hundred Million Suns” tour. XL Video UK is also working in conjunction with Blink TV to supply LED screen, digital lighting, projection, cameras, control and crew for the world tour, currently in the UK and Europe. Read More...

U.K. AV Company, PSP, Names New Project Manager

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 11, 2009
LONDON — UK A/V services company, PSP, has appointed Chris Stigger as project manager for its office here. Stigger has had many years of experience with SPS prior to his move to PSP. Read More...

Clay Paky Hosts Lighting Design Course

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 11, 2009
SERIATE, Italy — For the third time, Clay Paky hosted its “Show Lighting Design” course, which was organized by the Design Faculty of the Politecnico di Milano on behalf of students and technicians hoping to learn more about designing shows for the theatre and other live events. Read More...

Adelaide Convention Centre Chooses Robe Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 11, 2009
ADELAIDE, Australia — The Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) has recently invested in 90 Robe 575E AT Series moving lights for its facility, which includes 14 meetings rooms, 11 halls, an outdoor performance space and a total of close to 10,500 square meters of pillar-free floor space for conferences, exhibitions and special events. Read More...

XL Video for The Kaiser Chiefs

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 11, 2009
LONDON — XL Video is supplying 180 Spider 40 LED tiles, a Catalyst digital media server and crew for the Kaiser Chiefs current “Off With Their Heads” tour. These elements play a key role in Richard Larkum's lighting and visual design, and take the look and feel of the Kaiser’s almost non-stop touring schedule over the last two years to a new level. Read More...

The Killers European Tour Lit with i-Pix LEDs

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 11, 2009
AMSTERDAM — The Killers kicked off the first European leg of their 2009 “Day & Age” world tour with a lighting design by Steven  Douglas using i-Pix BB fixtures, including 15 BB7s and 27 BB4s that departed from the more classic theatrical lighting looks of the previous “Sam’s Town” tour. Read More...

Prolyte Opens Office in Japan

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 10, 2009
TOKYO — Prolyte announced the launch of a new sales office in Japan. The combined Prolyte and Doughty sales office is a branch of Prolyte Asia Pacific. Despite global economic unfavorable circumstances, PAP sees a strategic opportunity to expand its presence in Asia and venture into the world's second largest economy. Read More...

U2.com Offers Glimpse of 360-Degree Touring Structure

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 9, 2009
DUBLIN — Along with news of their 2009-2010 world tour, which kicks off June 30 in Barcelona, U2's Web site, www.u2.com, offers a glimpse of the four-legged structure and wrap-around visuals planned by U2 show director Willie Williams and architect Mark Fisher. Read More...

Gonher to Distribute Prolyte in Mexico

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• March 9, 2009
MEXICO CITY — Prolyte announced that Gonher distribuidora has chosen Prolyte to add to their range of brands for the light and sound market they represent in Mexico. Gonher will distribute the complete range of Prolyte products, including trussing, staging and Prolyft hoists. Read More...
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