• Bandit provided Vari-Lite, Claypaky and other fixtures for three stages with grandMA2 consoles for control.

    Bandit Lights Up Beachfront Stages at Hangout Festival in Alabama

    PLSN Staff | News | June 7, 2017

    GULF SHORES, AL – At the Hangout Music Festival, the annual three-day music festival staged on the public beaches of Gulf Shores, AL, Bandit Lites provided lighting for the Mainstage, Surf Stage and Fitz Stage. This year’s event, held May 19-21, drew crowds with Mumford & Sons, Chance the Rapper, Phoenix, Major Lazer, Weezer, MGMT, Sigur Ros, Band of Horses, Franz Ferdinand and Charli XCX. Bandit Lites worked closely with Hadden Hippsley of Lambda Productions on the event.

  • Video elements included the 20-by-50-foot center-hung LED CS8 screen, which featured the movie, plus projection-mapping on the Bowl’s bandshell and a 10-camera setup for I-Mag screens.

    ‘La La Land in Concert’ Debuts at Hollywood Bowl with Video Assist from Upstage Video

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | June 7, 2017

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - Upstage Video was tapped to provide video elements for the premiere of La La Land In Concert, A live-to-film celebration at the Hollywood Bowl. The May 26 and 27 events were staged by the creative team from Kraft-Engle, and Bowl promoter Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents with a 100-piece orchestra, choir and jazz band playing live music from the film.

  • The Weaver Room

    LEED-Certified Proximity Hotel in NC Colorizes with Iluminarc Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | News | June 7, 2017

    GREENSBORO, NC – In 2008, the owners of Proximity Hotel and Print Works Bistro in Greensboro noted a first for the U.S. hospitality industry – a LEED Platinum rating by the U.S. Green Building Council. When the hotel wanted to add color changing fixtures to its Weaver Room, management opted for an energy-efficient design by Audio & Light that incorporates Iluminarc fixtures. QW Services, also from Greensboro, handled the installation.

  • Alcorn McBride RidePlayer

    Alcorn McBride Reveals Plans for InfoComm 2017

    PLSN Staff | News | June 7, 2017

    ORLANDO, FL – Alcorn McBride will showcase its new RidePlayer, the expanded V-Page product line and the AES67-compatible Binloop family in Booth 3911 at InfoComm 2017, June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center. RidePlayer, a complete on-board audio and control solution for themed entertainment, makes its debut at InfoComm.  It is ideally suited for dark rides, parade floats, tour vehicles and roller coaster applications.

  • Luke Bryan’s Huntin,’ Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour Rig Includes 200+ Elation Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | News | June 7, 2017

    ATLANTA - Luke Bryan's LD, Justin Kitchenman of Align Design Group, specified more than 200 Elation Professional fixtures for the country artist's current 2017 tour, "Huntin,' Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day." Along with 180 of Elation's compact ACL 360i fixtures - which bumps up the count from Bryan's previous tour - the new rig includes 20 Cuepix Blinder WW2 and 16 Cuepix Blinder WW4 fixtures. Nashville-based Elite Multimedia Productions is providing the gear.

  • Painting with Light's designers opted for a contemporary, slightly urban stage presentation for the 2017 Schlagerfestival. Photo by Elke Briers

    Slick Urban Look for 2017 Schlagerfestival

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 7, 2017

    HASSELT, Belgium – The 2017 Schlagerfestival, produced by PSE Belgium and Medialaanwhich, included five sold-out shows at 21,000-capacity Ethias Arena in Hasselt, Belgium from March 24-April 1. Painting with Light’s served as production designer, Paco Mispelters was lighting director and Michael Al Far handled the playback video elements along with content designer Sina Sohn. All combined their ideas to present show director Luc Koenen with some big, bright and epic looking settings to deliver a three hour performance featuring 42 different schlager artists.

  • Harman Names Fairlight as Distributor for Martin Products in Belgium and Luxembourg

    PLSN Staff | On the Move | June 6, 2017

    BEMMEL, The Netherlands - Harman Professional Solutions announced that its Dutch distributor, Fairlight, would also serve as distributor of Martin products in Belgium and Luxembourg. The expanded agreement applies to the full range of Martin product categories throughout the Benelux area. Fairlight will focus on the lighting segments and Harman’s internal team will concentrate on business development of audio and video solutions for the region.

  • Arista Corporation’s MVD-105 UHD Output MultiViewer and the MVD-108 controller.

    Arista MVD-105 UHD Output MultiViewer

    PLSN Staff | Product News | June 6, 2017

    Arista Corporation, a leading manufacturer of video wall LCD displays, AV extenders, matrix switchers, AV MultiViewers, and related products for the AV installation and industrial markets, is now offering their MVD-105 UHD Output MultiViewer, a 4K UHD MultiViewer Switcher / Scaler.

  • Lighting director Rob Koenig is using Martin Axiom Hybrid fixtures and Atomic 3000 LED strobes for the tour, which also features huge LED video screens. Photo by Brett Murray.

    Metallica’s 2017 “WorldWired” Tour Includes Martin Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | News | June 6, 2017

    DENVER - Metallica recently embarked on the “WorldWired” world tour to support 2016’s Hard Wired…to Self-Destruct, their first studio record in eight years. The stadium tour features a unique stage design that forgoes a traditional ceiling structure in favor of a colossal, open look with huge video screens and heavy pyrotechnics. In order to overcome major rigging limitations and compete with the over-the-top stage production, Metallica’s longtime Lighting Director Rob Koenig selected Martin Axiom Hybrid fixtures and Atomic 3000 LED strobes for their power, versatility and compact footprint.

  • Full- and half-size versions are now available.

    Entertainment Fabrication Releases New Truss Dollies

    PLSN Staff | Product News | June 6, 2017

    Entertainment Fabrication has released their line of truss dollies to the marketplace. Entertainment Fabrication's dollies for standard 12" and 20.5" truss are one of the most rugged, versatile, and user-friendly methods for transporting truss. All dollies are manufactured from 1.5" of Baltic Birch plywood, and are fully glued, screwed, and bolted together. The entire assembly has been sprayed with several layers of textured road case paint that is very durable, but also easily repairable should the finish start showing signs of wear. Handles and other features are routed out of the frame so that there is less hardware to break or come loose.

  • Sonoval Adds Prolyte Roof Systems to Rental Inventory

    Sonoval Adds Prolyte Roof Systems to Rental Inventory

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 6, 2017

    MARTIGNY, Switzerland - Swiss rental company Sonoval has invested in three Prolyte roof systems. The recently acquired Prolyte MPT system and two ARC systems will be the core of their outdoor activities this summer.

  • Analog Way VIO 4K converter

    Analog Way Spotlights Newest AV Solutions at InfoComm 2017

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | June 6, 2017

    ORLANDO -  Analog Way will be showcasing its latest solutions and innovations for professional AV applications in Booth #943 at InfoComm 2017, June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center.  In addition, the company will be supporting five vendor partners at the show with products, setup and peripherals to demonstrate Analog Way equipment at work in large-scale displays. Pictured here is the VIO 4K converter.

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