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  • Rick Hansen Celebration 25 photo: CTV & Teresa Corsie

    Electric Aura Sets Design in Motion for Rick Hansen Celebration 25

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | June 25, 2012

    VANCOUVER, BC - Electric Aura Projects set the design in motion for ‘Rick Hansen Celebration 25.’ The May 22 event, aired June 24 on CTV, honored the 25-year achievements of Rick Hansen, a well-known Paralympic athlete. It was in 1985 when Hansen set off in his wheelchair on his Man in Motion World Tour, covering 40,000 kilometers through 34 countries in over 26 months to raise funds for spinal cord research.

  • Eurovision 2012

    Creative Technology Rose to the Visual Challenge of Eurovision Song Contest 2012

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | June 25, 2012

    BAKU, Azerbaijan — For the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 (ESC), the numbers hint at the magnitude of the production’s need for video support: 1.52 million video LED pixels; 1,380 square meter LED screens; 10 kilometers of fiber optics; 7,270 working hours divvied up among 22 team members; 868 flight cases; 90 tons of equipment; transportation with a Jumbo 747 freighter; 14 Green Hippo media servers; 2,100 meter LED strips; 12 HD projectors; and an estimated 120 million spectators worldwide. Read More...

  • The Cube

    S+H Technical LED Floor is Core of ‘The Cube’

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | June 22, 2012

    DEVON, UK - S+H Technical Support again supplied its LED Video Floor to television game show, The Cube. The floor of The Cube becomes a volatile and unpredictable physical boundary with which contestants have to deal and overcome while they perform the tasks. The Video Floor uses three RGB LEDs positioned next to each other to populate the LED PCBs - as opposed to SMD boards - which produces a specific quality of pixel suited to the gaming video content displayed on the floor.

  • Nokia launch

    WorldStage, Nicki Minaj Help Launch Smart Phone in Times Square

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | June 21, 2012

    NEW YORK – Times Square came to a standstill as thousands of fans turned out to watch Nicki Minaj perform live and celebrate the launch of a Nokia smartphone in North America. WorldStage provided audio and lighting support for the top-secret project, which was difficult to keep under wraps while trying to work at night in the busy Times Square. Read More...

  • Peavey MediaMatrix

    Peavey Announces Video Scaling & Control for MediaMatrix

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | June 20, 2012

    Peavey announced that system integrators can now use its MediaMatrix networkable digital audio system to extend video switching and scaling to all control interfaces within MediaMatrix projects. Read More...

  • Electric Showcase

    Loop Light Uses Pandoras Box for Electric Showcase

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | June 18, 2012

    MARBURG, Germany - Lighting and video design company LOOP LIGHT normally uses a large number of projectors and technologically challenging setups on a big scale. Lately they’ve been thinking small is beautiful, using the coolux Pandoras Box Player’s warping and compositing features to micro-map onto small to mid-sized products within a standardized glass case.

  • Surf the Musical

    Adaptive Video Walls Aims for Record with Surf the Musical

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | June 14, 2012

    LAS VEGAS — Adaptive Video Walls and Displays has teamed up with Sharp Electronics and WorldStage to create what they hope may be one of the world’s largest flown LCD video wall display. The companies built the display for Surf the Musical, a new production in Las Vegas featuring the 1960s Songs of the Beach Boys, and it has been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records.

  • H2O Festival

    H2O Music Festival Just Adds GoVision

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | June 14, 2012

    DALLAS - Saturday’s H2O Music Festival featured LED video screens from GoVision LP to ensure the thousands of fans could see Tiesto, Weezer, Mana, Juanes, Snoop Dogg and others on the bill. GoVision erected twin 39 ft x 28 ft LED walls on each side of the main stage, along with a split 30 ft x 48 ft upstage backdrop screen, all configured from their inventory of Daktronics PST-12HD tiles.

  • J. Thor Productions Adds LED Panels to Rental Inventory

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | June 12, 2012

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL — J. Thor Productions recently expanded its rental inventory with 10mm pixel-pitch indoor/outdoor LED video panels made by TopVision. The new LED panels are available for corporate and special event production needs along with I-Mag for concerts and festivals.

  • Fatboy Slim

    XL Video Sets the Scene for Fatboy Slim

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | June 12, 2012

    BRIGHTON, UK - XL Video supplied 200 square meters of LED screen, cameras, crew and more to Fatboy Slim’s Fifth Beach Bootique show, which was the first entertainment event to be staged at the new Amex Community Stadium at Falmer, Brighton, UK. The wide-screen design created for the stage comprised seven screens. This was a collaborative concept evolved by Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), creative director Tim Fleming, production manager Mark Ward and LD Steven Abbiss.

  • Mini-Dome exterior

    Visual Acuity Designs San Francisco’s ‘Earthquake’

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | June 8, 2012

    SAN FRANCISCO  – After its design and construction of the California Academy of Sciences’ planetarium in 2008, Visual Acuity has returned to assist with the design of ‘Earthquake.’ The new installation includes a walk-through model of the Earth, an interactive space designed to teach earthquake preparedness, and a quake simulator resembling an old Victorian house.

  • Buckingham Palace

    XL Events Make Royal Showing at Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert

    PLSN Staff | Projection Connection News | June 7, 2012

    LONDON - The UK’s weekend-long celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration hit a high point with The Queen’s Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. XL Events played a big role in the concert, creating the projection mapping onto the Palace and also the wraparound screens for the concert stage around the Queen Victoria Monument in front of the Palace. LD Durham Marenghi and XL Event’s Project Manager Steve Greetham guided the design.

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