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  • The Hobbit premiere

    Mojo Barriers Helps Hobbit Premiere in New Zealand

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 30, 2012

    WELLINGTON, NZ - An estimated 100,000 fans wearing elf ears and wizard hats waited patiently to greet their favorite stars for the film premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington, New Zealand. Mojo Barriers installed more than 1,968 feet of barriers along the length of the red carpet, which lined the city streets. This allowed the film’s stars to walk safely to the Embassy Theatre, where the event took place, and to keep fans from overflowing into the adjacent road traffic.

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  • Golden Joystick Awards

    XL Events Works the 2012 GamesMaster Awards

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 29, 2012

    LONDON - The 2012 GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards honors the best in the video games industry. XL Events was brought on board for this 30th anniversary occasion to not only reflect the creativity of the industry in a live ceremony, but also to help live stream the event for the first time on YouTube.
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  • Legally Blonde

    Vari-Lite and ETC are ‘Legally Blonde’ in Sydney

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 29, 2012

    SYDNEY - Currently playing at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, Legally Blonde The Musical is lit by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller with Hugh Hamilton acting as associate for the Australian Tour. The set and lighting design for the Australian production comes from the London production of the musical held at the Savoy Theatre. The Lyric Theatre’s house rig of Vari-Lite moving fixtures and more than 200 ETC Source Fours play big roles in the production.

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  • Idol Puerto Rico

    Chauvet Lights Another ‘Idol Puerto Rico’ Season

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 29, 2012

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Chauvet Professional fixtures were again chosen for the new season of TV’s 'Idol Puerto Rico.' LD David Ayala used Chauvet Professional SparkliteLED Drape backdrop drapes for the show’s first season, then added for the current one more than 70 Chauvet Professional fixtures. Musique Xpress supplied the lighting.

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  • Face of the Year

    Robe at ‘Face of the Year’ TV Event

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 28, 2012

    BRATISLAVA, Slovak Republic - LD Martin Kubanka used Robe moving lights to illuminate Slovak Republic’s 2012 ‘Face of The Year’ contest and gala evening, which was broadcast live on national channel STV1. His role was to not only light the set but also to make the models competing in the event look their best. He worked closely with set designer Dano Sichma for this show. Slovakian rental company Q-99 supplied the gear.

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  • Rostov State Circus

    Russian Circus Puts PR Lighting in the Ring

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 28, 2012

    ROSTNOV-NA-DONU, Russia - Russia’s Rostov State Circus is illuminating one of its international programs, Dreams of Egypt, with PR Lighting fixtures. The circus owns all its own equipment, and has been using 12 of the XL 700E and XLED590s on this show.

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  • X-Factor Australia

    Vari-Lite and ETC Deliver Australia’s X-Factor

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 27, 2012

    SYDNEY - As another season of TV's The X Factor in Australia draws to a close, LD Ian Anderson has counted on a variety of Vari-Lite and ETC fixtures for his designs, in particular the 48 VL3000 Spots. The rig also contains 30 ETC Source Four Revolutions. Chameleon Touring Systems supplied the lighting.

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  • Swedish House Mafia

    Swedish House Mafia Uses Clay Paky for DVD Shoot

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 27, 2012

    MILTON KEYNES, UK – For Swedish House Mafia’s DVD shoot, LD Ian Tomlinson specified Clay Paky Sharpys to add more effects to the show at the National Bowl at Milton Keynes. Tomlinson followed a ‘less is more’ approach, filling the gaps for the camera shots and lighting the stage and audience in a visual onslaught. HSL supplied 60 Clay Paky Sharpys, which were attached to the bottom of the video pods.

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  • Alan Tam

    Electric Aura Projects Choose MAC 101s for Alan Tam Tour

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 27, 2012

    VANCOUVER - World Vision raises funds for its African relief programs each year by staging a tour across Canada.  This year’s headliner was Alan Tam, who performed shows beneath a Martin rig of MAC 101 and MAC 700 series moving heads. Vancouver-based Canton Productions called upon Jason McKinnon from Electric Aura Projects (EAP) to design the tour lighting.
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  • Philips Selecon PLFRESNEL-1 LED

    Dimatec Adds Philips Selecon LEDs to Inventory

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 27, 2012

    FRANCE -  French distribution company Dimatec has purchased a considerable palette of luminaires from the Philips Selecon PL range and Studio Panel LED luminaires. Olivier Bordini of Dimatec says the company made the investment to “stay ahead of the game as LED lighting technology progresses.”
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  • Australian International Motor Show

    Australian International Motor Show Under Robe Lighting

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 26, 2012

    SYDNEY - More than 200 Robe moving lights were used on the 2012 Australian International Motor Show for 10 of the highest profile car stands. Clifton Productions supplied lighting for the event at the Sydney Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour.

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  • Milos safety workshop

    Milos Runs 2012 Safety Workshop in China

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 26, 2012

    GUANGZHOU, China - Trussing manufacturer Milos hosted a two-day product seminar and safety awareness workshop at its facility in Guangzhou, China. Milos’ most current products were examined in depth, with focus on new products introduced to China this year: the T12 modular display system and x.Truss range.
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