International News

Video, Graphics Projected on U.K. War Monument

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 14, 2008
BLACKPOOL, U.K. — A remembrance show involving video, photos and graphics projected onto the Cenotaph War Memorial has proven popular enough to be extended by three weeks. The tribute to war victims was conceived by Carl Carrington, a member of the Blackpool City Council, and carried out by Blackpool Illuminations using three Robe DigitalSpot 3000DTs. Read More...

SGM Appoints Area Manager for Foreign Markets

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 13, 2008
TAVULLIA, Italy — SGM appointed Marco Galli as area manager for markets beyond Italy. Galli, 38, has 10 years experience as a marketing and business development manager for a major European distributor. He also has a university degree in socio-classical studies. Read More...

LED-Lit Set Fills Former Train-Turning Shed

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 12, 2008
LONDON — Steam locomotives from the Victorian era weren’t designed to run very well in reverse, so railroads would have turntables at the end of the line. One of these old train-turning sheds, now called the Roundhouse, has itself reversed course, serving as a theatrical and music venue since the late 1960s. Read More...

Moving Lights Highlight The Invisible Friends

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 12, 2008
CARACAS, Venezuela — After a U.S. and European tour, The Invisible Friends made a homecoming televised appearance before a live crowd of 6,000, lit by LD Luis Plaza. Plaza’s company, Island Professional Illumination Company, also supplied the lighting gear for the show, including more than 50 moving lights from Robe. Read More...

LEDs Travel with Elisa’s Mechanical Dream

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 12, 2008
VERONA, Italy — Before taking her Mechanical Dream show from her native Italy to the U.S. and Canada, Elisa performed the show before 20,000 fans at the Arena di Verona, and show designer Mamo Pozzoli used 32 PixelLine 1044s to frame the large, multi-level set, hanging the 1044s side by side in groups of two. Read More...

Lebanon’s Future TV Uses “Dynamic Wallpaper”

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 12, 2008
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Installers didn’t need squeegees or paste to decorate the studio for Lebanon’s Future TV. Like several other TV studios around the world, the studio has been equipped with Martin’s EvenLED panels to create a dynamic wallpaper effect. Ali Wazani, architect/designer, used a modular system where two vertical columns of five EvenLED panels rise around a video wall. Read More...

Queen + Paul Rodgers Looks Rely on Moving Truss

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 11, 2008
VIENNA, Austria — An 85-square-meter screen is part of Baz Halpin’s signature look for the Queen + Paul Rodgers The Cosmos Rocks tour, but so is the way the screen and the set move about. That’s accomplished with a 48-way Kinesys automation system with Vector control, operated by Barry Branford. In all, the show has about 30 automation cues. Read More...

LEDs Highlight Spooky Features of Gothic Mansion

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 10, 2008
NYMPSFIELD, U.K. — Lighting designer Andy Webb of Tigz Productions recently lit a production of Goth at Woodchester Mansion, an unfinished Gothic revival structure created by William Leigh but abandoned by its builders in 1870 and now only occupied, according to local legend, by ghosts. Read More...

Big Screens Stand Up for U.K. Comedy Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 10, 2008
LONDON — With 59 sold out dates and a total audience estimated at 400,000, the Lee Evans Big Tour is measuring up to be the U.K.’s largest comedy tour of 2008, and the laughter from way back in the balcony can be credited at least in part to a very large LED screen. Read More...

Prince Albert’s Coliseum Reopens with New Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 10, 2008
LEEDS, U.K. — The big Gothic building which opened as the Coliseum in 1885 by England’s Prince Albert has since housed circuses, bingo games and TV studios. Known since 1992 as The Town and Country Club and as Creation Nightclub, the venue re-opened once again as a 2,300-seat concert venue called The Academy, featuring new moving lights, LEDs and an Avolites control system. Read More...

LEDs Put “Isle of Woman” Castle In the Pink

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 7, 2008
ISLE OF MAN, U.K. — As a symbol of breast cancer support and awareness, the Falcon Cliff Castle on this British isle, dubbed the “Isle of Woman” for a recent fund-raising event, was washed in pink hues cast by Chauvet COLORado LED light fixtures. Part of “In the Pink Day,” the architectural lighting installation helped mark the end of a year-long fundraising drive that raised $55,000. Read More...

White Light Appoints Business Development Manager

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 7, 2008
LONDON — White Light has appointed Martin Palmer as business development manager. A lighting and sound industry veteran, with recent posts at Stagecraft Ltd. as an engineer and sales director, Palmer has designed and worked on over 200 projects involving lighting for performance venues. Read More...

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