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  • BMW at the IAA

    Clay Paky, grandMA2s at Frankfurt Auto Show 2011

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 27, 2012

    SERIATE, Italy - Germany-based disributor Lightpower provided Clay Paky moving heads for the Frankfurt 2011 IAA international auto show. The BMW stand featured 930 moving lights and 700 spotlights, controlled by three full-size grandMA2s, all networked together with 8 MA network processing units (NPUs).

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  • Lincoln University HD TV Studios

    Chroma-Q Provides Eco Lighting for Lincoln University TV Studios

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 25, 2012

    LINCOLN, UK - Lincoln University has invested in 30 Chroma-Q Color Force RGBA LED fixtures for its two television studios at the campus’ Media Broadcast Production Centre, which have recently been upgraded to full multi-camera and HD specification facilities. The Chroma-Q Color Force fixtures and battens have replaced all the studio’s old soft lights and cyc lights, reducing about 43,000 watts of power consumption with 3,700 watts with the new LED lighting.

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  • Slovakian Legends of Pop

    Robe MMXs Join Slovakian Legends of Pop

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 24, 2012

    CZECH REPUBLIC - Slovakian rental company Q-99 supplied 50 Robe moving lights including Robe MMX Spots to LD Martin Kubanka for "Slovakian Legends of Pop." The TV music series airs during a nine-week run on prime time national TV channel STV1. Taking the LED-oriented set design by Michael Brna as a starting point, Kubanka needed some seriously powerful light sources on the rig to hold their own amidst all the LEDs.

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  • Breakin' Convention

    Hawthorns is Breakin’ Convention with Clay Paky Alpha 1200s

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 24, 2012

    LONDON - UK theatrical suppliers Hawthorns recently supported LD Jonathan Samuels’ design of the Breakin’ Convention International Festival of Hip Hop Dance with a charitable loan of nine Clay Paky 1200 Profiles. The event at Sadler’s Wells Theatre featured an international line-up of dancers, whose performances required lighting to accommodate with shuttering and gobos.

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  • Adrian Gilby

    Green Hippo Hires New Software Developers

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 24, 2012

    LONDON - Green Hippo introduces Adrian Gilby and Philippe Levieux as new members of the software development team. Levieux joins the programming team as Researcher and Software Developer in the production of new features for Hippotizer software. As a programmer and Software Developer, Gilby will work on specifying, designing and implementing new features for Green Hippo’s existing and future range of products.

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  • Brighton

    Colour Sound Brightens Brighton Clubs

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 23, 2012

    LONDON, UK - During the last 18 months, lighting rental company Colour Sound Experiment (CSE) has designed and supplied contract rental lighting systems to four clubs in popular seaside destination Brighton. Life, Coalition, The Tube and Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar are the clubs under the Inn Brighton Ltd. company which all required a specific lighting design to suit their differing needs.
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  • Grafitti Crescent Stage

    Brilliant Stages Supports Coldplay’s Arena Tour

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 23, 2012

    HITCHIN, HERTS, UK -  Coldplay’s 12-date European arena tour featured a set designed by Misty Buckley and Paul Normandale, with specialist pieces by UK-based Brilliant Stages. Band frontman Chris Martin envisioned the tour as a “ball of energy with a warm nucleus reaching out to the audience,” so the design had to reflect that, taking into account the size of the arenas as well as the song lyrics being sung.

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  • The Chase

    HSL Cuts to ‘The Chase’

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 19, 2012

    BLACKBURN, UK - HSL is supplying specialist LED lightsources to the ITV quiz show, “The Chase, recorded in Studio Two at The London Studios (TLS) on the South Bank. TV LD Tom Kinane’s creative objectives for lighting are enhancing the drama as the competition unfolds and the potential prize money builds, ensuring the contestants are well lit, and keeping it visually interesting for viewers.
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  • London Eye

    Stage Electrics Ring in New Year with Cooper Controls

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 18, 2012

    LONDON - Stage Electrics again supplied lighting to The Mayor of London’s New Year 2012 celebrations, produced by creative events experts Jack Morton Worldwide.  As in previous years, this show featured VARI-LITE VL3500 Wash FX fixtures in each of the capsules on the London Eye, together with Syncrolite and Clay Paky Alpha Beam fixtures. But this year, Stage Electrics proposed using Zero Wire CRMX from Cooper Controls to enable wirless control of each of the 32 pods fitted to the London Eye. It was the solution LD Durham Marenghi needed.
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  • Ice Sculpture Festival

    Philips Selecon Emits High Light, Low Heat for Ice Festival

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 18, 2012

    ZWOLLE, Netherlands - The first Ice Sculpture Festival in Zwolle, Holland features more than 40 ice sculptors who created sea animals, ocean monsters and other characters in ice for the nautical themed event. Naturally, lighting needed to be low heat-emitting, and the Philips fixtures fit the bill. LD Jasper Schimmel used a number of Philips Selecton Pacific and PL3 LED Luminaires from Rolight to create a dramatic lightscape. The festival runs to Jan. 29.

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  • Suzy Casserley and Arthur Horrigan

    Green Hippo Announces Internship Program

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 17, 2012

    LONDON - After a successful trial run with an internship program, Green Hippo started 2012 with an ongoing program to offer opportunities to those with interest and talent in the industry. Shown here are recent interns Suzy Casserley and Arthur Horrigan.

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  • Pictured – Ingus Lasinskis (seated) with Rokas, Vytas and Valerijs from 5 Star’s woodwork department

    5 Star Cases Expands Facility

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 17, 2012

    WISBECH, UK - European flightcase manufacturer 5 Star Cases kicks off the new year with a new, much larger, custom designed sanding booth area at its Wisbech headquarters. The sanding booth plays a central role in 5 Star's case production process. With the new system, the company says they can work faster and more efficiently, which will benefit their clients.

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