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Photos Courtesy Bass Events
Photos Courtesy Bass Events

Reverze Gets Scenic, Automation Assist from WIcreations

Frank Hammel;
International News

ANTWERP, Belgium - For the annual Reverze hard-style dance indoor extravaganza, staged by Bass Events in the 20,000 capacity Antwerp Sportpalais on Feb. 27, engineering specialists WIcreations automated large scenic objects to tie in with the theme of this year's event, “Deception.” The title alone presented the opportunity for visual fun. WI was commissioned by Bass Events under the technical production management of Kristof Devriese, to move and rotate two large trussing ‘cubes’ onstage, fly nine other objects above the stage and also fly nine other large scale lighting pods … over the audience.

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Zero 88 apps for remote control
Zero 88 apps for remote control

Zero 88 at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

FRANKFURT - Zero 88 will be exhibiting at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt – Stand B50 in Hall 3. Featured products include the FLX8, part of the company's FLX family of lighting consoles. Also showcased will be new Remote and Monitor apps for all ZerOS consoles on iOS and Android (pictured here). These new free apps deliver more accessible remote operation of ZerOS consoles via mobile devices, with each app having a specific function.

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Photo by Alex Alevroyiannis
Photo by Alex Alevroyiannis

Frank Turner Tour Rig Includes Clay Paky Clay Paky Mythos Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

OTTAWA, Canada – Folk-punk singer-songwriter Frank Turner is on a world tour in support of his latest album ‘Positive Songs for Negative People’ with a punchy rock and roll lighting design by Shaun Moore using 30 Clay Paky Mythos fixtures. Moore of Nitelites, who has worked with Frank and his backing band The Sleeping Souls since 2010, is using the high advanced beam and spot hybrid for large backlight gobo looks and dynamic aerial work. Nitelites is providing the gear.

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The band's website revealed a look at the damage to their 747.
The band's website revealed a look at the damage to their 747.

“Ed Force One,” Iron Maiden’s Plane, Damaged in Chile; 'Book of Souls' World Tour Goes On as Planned

Frank Hammel;
International News

SANTIAGO, Chile — Iron Maiden’s Boeing 747 was grounded after the plane’s connection with towing vehicles failed and it collided with the support vehicles. The accident happened early on March 12. Band, crew and gear were not aboard the plane during the accident. Two airport employees were injured.

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Helene Fourment in Antwerp, Belgium.
Helene Fourment in Antwerp, Belgium.

New Musical, 'Helene Fourment,' Staged in Belgium with Visual Assist from Painting with Light

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

ANTWERP, Belgium - Painting with Light’s Luc Peumans energized a creative team to deliver video content for a 3D digital set and lighting design for the  Judas TheaterProducties staging of Helene Fourment. The new musical focuses on Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens’ young muse. It was staged at the Fakkeltheater in Antwerp. Painting with Light’s Michael Al Far created the video content and Jeroen Opsteyn was associate lighting designer and also programmed the lighting with Luc. All worked very closely with set designer Arno Bremers.

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Kim Komando Studio Rig Includes Elation, Acclaim Fixtures
Kim Komando Studio Rig Includes Elation, Acclaim Fixtures

Kim Komando Studio Rig Includes Elation, Acclaim Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

PHOENIX – Innovative Show Design has designed and installed an all-LED lighting system for this technology talk show’s new contemporary studio. The show is now airing from a new facility in Phoenix outfitted with more than 100 LED lighting fixtures from Elation Professional and Acclaim Lighting. The setup includes Elation SixBar 1000 LED battens, SixPar 200 LED PAR color changers, Colour Chorus 12 LED battens, Colour 5 Profile ellipsoidal spots, DW Fresnel dynamic white light fixtures, Elar Q1 compact PAR lights, and TVL2000 and TVL3000 white light LED Fresnels along with Quad Eye LED downlights from Elation’s affiliated company, Acclaim Lighting.

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BMFLs Perform at 2016 Halberg Awards
BMFLs Perform at 2016 Halberg Awards

2016 Halberg Awards in New Zealand Lit with Robe BMFLs, Pointes

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

AUKLAND, NZ - The 53rd Halberg Awards, which honor New Zealand’s top sporting achievements, involved a collaboration between the event’s lighting, audio and LED screens supplier, Oceania, broadcast partner OSB and broadcaster SKY TV which runs the show and manages content for the three-hour live telecast. Thirty Robe BMFL Spots and 20 Pointes were included in the lighting rig this year, among other fixtures, all of which were rigged in the Vector Arena, Auckland.

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BMFLs on Simple Minds 'Big Music' Tour
BMFLs on Simple Minds 'Big Music' Tour

Simple Minds 'Big Music' Tour Lit with BMFLs

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - For  Simple Minds’ “Big Music" tour, LD Stephen Pollard expanded and scaled up the stage set and lighting rig he used in theatre venues last year, adding Robe BMFL Spot moving lights for extra visual impact as the band moved into larger venues and arenas. UK lighting and visuals rental company HSL invested in 50 new Robe BMFL Spots just before the tour went out, 24 of which were used by Steve.

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Pro Display's Intelligent Glass Reveal - before
Pro Display's Intelligent Glass Reveal - before

Pro Display's Intelligent Glass Reveals Rolls Royce Dawn at Harrods

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Self-adhesive switchable smart film from Pro Display's Intelligent Glass division featured in the high-profile reveal of the new Rolls Royce Dawn Drophead Coupe. Creative agency JUSTSO covered the windows of Harrods London, one of the most exclusive advertising spaces in the world, with switchable smart film to create a very special launch experience.

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Germany's Contour Event Services stocked up on Clay Paky's Show Battens to support the visual needs of corporate events.
Germany's Contour Event Services stocked up on Clay Paky's Show Battens to support the visual needs of corporate events.

Germany's Contour Event Services Adds Clay Paky Show Battens to Inventory

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

FRANKFURT, Germany - Contour Veranstaltungsservice GmbH (Event Services) expanded its inventory with a new purchase 30 Clay Paky 100 Show Batten AS units last year. The company supported the visual needs at Wirtschaftstag 2015, an annual business forum that takes place at the Frankfurter Jahrhunderthalle, a convention center in Frankfurt, providing the newly purchased AS units along with 14 Show Batten 100s for that event.

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DDM Global Followers Assembly
DDM Global Followers Assembly

Buddhist Services in Taiwan Lit with ETC LEDs

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

TAIPEI, Taiwan - ETC’s Taiwanese dealer, Ming Li Engineering & Consultant Co., LTD., provided ColorSource and Source Four LED Series 2 luminaires and an Eos-family control system to light up two events organized by Taiwan’s Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM): he second Global Followers Assembly and the annual Great Compassion Water and Land Dharma Service.

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