International News

Justin Bieber 'Purpose' Tour Continues into 2017 with Vari-Lite VL4000 BeamWash Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MONTERREY, Mexico — Philips Lighting noted that Justin Bieber's Purpose world tour, which ranked #6 worldwide in Pollstar's 2016 Top Tour rankings based on gross revenues, is being reworked for more stadium dates in 2017. The 2017 tour includes dates in Mexico, Australia and South America before heading to Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.  

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S+H Technical Support supplied a large quantity of its LED Starcloth to be used as a complete wrap around the stage and audience seating for the one-off Christmas Special
S+H Technical Support supplied a large quantity of its LED Starcloth to be used as a complete wrap around the stage and audience seating for the one-off Christmas Special

Christmas Eve Broadcast of UK's 'Blankety Blank' Gets LED Starcloth Assist from S+H

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - S+H Technical Support supplied a large quantity of its LED Starcloth to be used as a complete wrap around the stage and audience seating for a one-off Christmas Special of the popular 1980’s comedy games show ‘Blankety Blank’ … which was hosted by David Walliams and broadcast by ITV on Christmas Eve. The show was recorded in Studio 1 of London Studios in Waterloo, central London in front of a live audience of 400, with a set design by Joshua Grace who specified the starcloth.

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The Floating Christmas Tree in Geelong near Melbourne, Australia
The Floating Christmas Tree in Geelong near Melbourne, Australia

Geelong Floating Christmas Tree Lights Up with Assist from Total Events, Jands Vista

Frank Hammel;
International News

GEELONG, Australia — The Floating Christmas Tree in Geelong near Melbourne, Australia was lit nightly from Nov. 11-Jan. 7, incorporated a six-minute programmed light show designed by LD Mark Hammer that ran at scheduled intervals and was updated as the holiday season progressed. The setup included a Jands Vista v2 running on a powerful PC with another running tracking backup.

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UK’s Camberley Theatre Says YES to Elation Professional

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

UK - Camberley Theatre, a thriving performance venue in Camberley Surrey southwest of London, has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, including significant additions to its in-house lighting. A new installation of Elation Professional fixtures, supplied by Yes Events Ltd, provides maximum flexibility for this multipurpose community space. The 408-seat theatre has replaced its house lights with the high-power, color-controllable Colour Pendant™ LED downlight.

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The event featured themes from the stories of the late Roald Dahl.
The event featured themes from the stories of the late Roald Dahl.

White Light Supports Save the Children Winter Gala in London

Frank Hammel;
International News

LONDON — On Nov. 22, 2016, Save the Children returned to Guildhall for its annual Winter Gala. Guests were transported into the world of Roald Dahl, in celebration of the much-loved author’s centenary. Private Drama, which produced the event, turned to White Light to provide the complete technical support on the evening.

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The reflections on the water's surface doubled the visuals in size.
The reflections on the water's surface doubled the visuals in size.

Grand Opening for Dubai Canal Lit with Claypaky Fixtures

Frank Hammel;
International News

DUBAI - Point a reasonably powered telescope at the planet Mars and you will see the so called canals beloved of science fiction writers. Turn that scope around to view Earth from Mars and a new canal is clearly visible at the heart of Dubai; and this one is no fiction (see DubaiSat-2 link below). Cutting an elegant swathe through the city, the new Dubai Canal opened with a spectacular ceremony hosted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.

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Rubicon supplied 13 Chauvet Professional COLORado 2 Quad Zoom IP and 4 Iluminarc Ilumipanel 90 IP fixtures for each crane.
Rubicon supplied 13 Chauvet Professional COLORado 2 Quad Zoom IP and 4 Iluminarc Ilumipanel 90 IP fixtures for each crane.

Rubicon Warms Up Norwegian Port with Chauvet Professional and Iluminarc

Frank Hammel;
International News

DRAMMEN, Norway — Rubicon supplied Chauvet Professional and Iluminarc fixtures to light up the two 60-meter high cranes at the mouth of the Drammen river. The project was overseen by the Drammen Port Authority and the opening ceremony/switch on event was aired live by NRK. Pål Erik Gulbrandsen served as project manager at Rubicon and credited the LED fixtures for their brightness and IP ratings that allowed for outdoor use.

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Pictured here, from left, are Soren Storm, GLP, with Mr Shin, TKLS and Michael Munz, General Manager Asia, GLP
Pictured here, from left, are Soren Storm, GLP, with Mr Shin, TKLS and Michael Munz, General Manager Asia, GLP

Total Korea Adds GLP X4 Bar 20 Fixtures to Inventory

Frank Hammel;
International News

SEOUL — Total Korea Lighting & Sound (TKLS) recently added 24 of GLP’s impression X4 Bar 20 lighting battens to the company’s inventory. The two-dozen fixtures, representing the first purchase of GLP products by Total Korea, went straight onto a major production of the Verdi opera, Aida, which will be running in Seoul until March 2017.

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Pictured here, from left, are Laura Howells, Lighting Technician, complete with ATMe-coloured sweatshirt; Eden Thornton, Lighting Technician; and Graham Taylor, Deputy Head of Lighting. They are on the set of 'Ross,' lit by Paul Pyant.
Pictured here, from left, are Laura Howells, Lighting Technician, complete with ATMe-coloured sweatshirt; Eden Thornton, Lighting Technician; and Graham Taylor, Deputy Head of Lighting. They are on the set of 'Ross,' lit by Paul Pyant.

U.K.-Based Chichester Festival Theatre Adds MDG Haze and Fan Units to Visual Arsenal

Frank Hammel;
International News

CHICHESTER, Sussex, U.K. — Chichester Festival Theatre noted a positive outcome after investing in two MDG ATMe haze generators and two MDG theFAN digital units, supplied by leading creative and technical solutions specialists, White Light.

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