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Afrikaans is Groot photo by Duncan Riley
Afrikaans is Groot photo by Duncan Riley

'Afrikaans is Groot' Production in South Africa Lit with Robe Spiiders and Spikies

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

PRETORIA, South Africa — For Afrikaans is Groot, a multi-artist music spectacular, Joshua Cutts of Visual Frontier and Chris Bolton of Keystone Productions teamed up for a lighting design that made use of close to 160 Robe moving lights, including the company’s new Spiider and Spikie fixtures..

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Sergio Vergara
Sergio Vergara

WAGO Names Sergio Vergara Senior Sales and Application Engineer of Eastern Canada

Nook Schoenfeld
On the Move

GERMANTOWN, WI —WAGO named Sergio Vergara senior sales and application engineer of Eastern Canada. He has lived in Canada for the past three years and is fluent in French, English and Spanish. An avid learner, he is currently working on his fourth language, Russian. Vergara plans to take his project-based experience and apply it to engineering support and sales for WAGO.

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Dubai City Walk photo by Float4
Dubai City Walk photo by Float4

Dubai’s City Walk Comes to Life with Immersive AV Assist from Float4 and XYZ Cultural Technology

Nook Schoenfeld
Projection Connection News

DUBAI — Featuring what has been called the world’s largest multimedia experience within a retail setting, Dubai’s City Walk invites crowds into a 922,500-square-foot area animated with 33 video servers sending 100 million pixels of digital content. Montreal-based XYZ Cultural Technology says it not only served as a technological partner to content designers Float4 for the project, but also played a key role in coordinating the efforts from contractors arriving from 10 different countries around the world.

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Banff Gondola Terminal interior, photo by Tyler Martin
Banff Gondola Terminal interior, photo by Tyler Martin

Banff Gondola Terminal Equipped with ETC LED Fixtures

Marshall Bissett
News

BANFF, Alberta, Canada — To light the recently opened Banff Gondola Terminal for maximum visitor eye appeal while keeping energy consumption to a minimum, LD Josh Starr’s design called for ETC Source Four Mini fixtures and Selador Desire D22 track-mount units. Christie Lites supplied the gear, and Michael Pyatt of GES served as project manager for the design team.

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Nottingham’s Rock City Gets Visual Overhaul with Chauvet Professional

Nook Schoenfeld
News

NOTTINGHAM, UK – Since opening its doors in 1980, Nottingham’s 2,500-capacity Rock City has showcased some of biggest names in music. Last year, the iconic club won its 10th consecutive Kerrang! Award as Venue of the Year. However, even legends need to upgrade their visual presentation. Recognizing this, the club decided to upgrade its lighting system. To accomplish this, its lighting technician Mark Merry specified an array of CHAUVET Professional fixtures, including 24 PVP S5 LED panels, 12 Rogue RH1 Hybrid moving heads, and 8 COLORdash Batten-Quad 6 LED strips.

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The Dwight Vredenburg History Pavilion within the lobby of Hy-Vee's new Ron Pearson Center makes use of NanoLumens' 360-degree Nixel Series LED displays.
The Dwight Vredenburg History Pavilion within the lobby of Hy-Vee's new Ron Pearson Center makes use of NanoLumens' 360-degree Nixel Series LED displays.

Hy-Vee Grocery Chain Uses NanoLumens Nixel Series LED Displays in New Conference Center Lobby

Nook Schoenfeld
Projection Connection News

WEST DES MOINES, IA — Hy-Vee, Inc., a grocery chain with more than 240 stores throughout the Midwest, is also one of the largest employee-owned companies in the U.S. The company, founded in 1930, used NanoLumens curved Nixel Series LED displays to portray its history in the lobby of Ron Pearson Center, its new confernce and event center in West Des Moines.

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Large Array of Claypaky Lighting Fixtures Hits the Road with Brantley Gilbert's The Devil Don't Sleep Tour

Nook Schoenfeld
News

LOS ANGELES - Country music star Brantley Gilbert has launched The Devil Don't Sleep tour playing arenas in North America through early spring in the first leg. The tour supports Gilbert's new album of the same name. Nathan Alves and Howard Jones co-designed the show, which features Claypaky Scenius, Mythos2, Sharpy and Stormy Strobe fixtures as well as grandMA2 light consoles.

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Hitachi Kokusai Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera
Hitachi Kokusai Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera

Hitachi Kokusai Z-HD5500 1080p Studio and EFP Camera

Nook Schoenfeld
Product News

Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) announced new Z-HD5500 HDTV studio and field production camera. Featuring Hitachi Kokusai’s latest advances in CMOS imaging technology, the Z-HD5500 promises to cost-effectively address the challenges of shooting in studios and venues with low-cost or varying-frequency LED lighting. 

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USITT’s President-Elect, Dan Culhane
USITT’s President-Elect, Dan Culhane

USITT 2017 Election Results Announced

Nook Schoenfeld
News

SYRACUSE, NY - A new president, secretary, vice presidents of commissions and six directors were chosen in the most recent USITT Board of Directors Election. The board oversees leadership of USITT, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, the national non-profit for performing arts design and technology professionals. USITT’s President-Elect, Dan Culhane, will begin his three-year term as president beginning June 30, 2018.

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Christie Version 1.5 Phoenix Firmware Update Now Available
Christie Version 1.5 Phoenix Firmware Update Now Available

Christie Version 1.5 Phoenix Firmware Update Now Available

Nook Schoenfeld
Product News

Christie announced a firmware update for its Phoenix content management systems. Version 1.5 directly integrates with Milestone’s XProtect, an open platform IP video management software (VMS). Christie Phoenix obtains H.264 camera data directly from the XProtect recording server, and automated video wall control is initiated from the XProtect event server.

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