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In Memoriam: Demfis Fyssicopulos

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Demfis FyssicopulosLOS ANGELES — LD Demfis Fyssicopulos, 41, died April 23 in a surfing accident. He is survived by a daughter, Onna, and sister, Kati. Fyssicopulos, who also served as a production designer and artistic director, made his mark with the distinctive lighting design that accompanied the “M”-shaped stage featured on the 2013 leg of Maroon 5’s Overexposed tour. Other standout projects included his design for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg at Coachella 2012, which included the hologram-like appearance of Tupac Shakur.

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Bosh Bash Lit with 168 Chauvet Professional Fixtures

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LD Dan Cohen of UpLyte used 168 Chauvet Professional fixtures for Chris Bosh’s 30th birthday partyMIAMI — LD Dan Cohen of UpLyte used 168 Chauvet Professional fixtures for Chris Bosh’s 30th birthday party. The event, organized by Bosh’s wife, Adrienne, included other Miami Heat basketball players along with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, rapper Ty Dolla $ign, Gary Owens and Gabrielle Union.

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LMG Debuts Redesigned iPhone App

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LMG updates iPhone appLMG announced a redesigned LMG Media Toolkit app with new features and optimized functionality. The free LMG Media Toolkit app puts LMG gear, news, and videos at the user’s fingertips, offering a range of information and videos. The app also features a redesigned widescreen calculator for computing blend areas for widescreen projection, as well as an LED Calculator for totaling the dimensions, weight, and power requirements for LMG's indoor and outdoor LED tile products.  Add a comment

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Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 Spot

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Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 Spot Philips Vari-Lite, which recently debuted its VL4000 Spot Luminaire along with a higher-output version dubbed the VL4000GT, has opted to boost the original VL4000 Spot’s 25K lumens of output to more than 33K lumens. As a result, instead of marketing two versions of the fixture, Philips Vari-Lite is marketing just one product — the enhanced-output version of the VL4000 Spot.

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MIA Awards Show Lit by LD Luc Peumans and Painting with Light

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Painting with Light and LD Luc Peumans lit the 2013 Music Industry (MIA) AwardsBRUSSELLS, Belgium — Painting with Light and LD Luc Peumans lit the 2013 Music Industry (MIA) Awards. It was Peumans' first time as LD for the annual awards show. The televised event was produced by Flemish national TV channel VRT (Vlaamse Radio en Televisie) in Videohouse Studio 7 in Vilvoorde (Brussels) and broadcast live. Add a comment

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Rig for MTV U.K. Talent Show, “Brand New,” Includes Clay Paky B-EYE Fixtures

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LD Peter BarnesLONDON — LD Peter Barnes included Clay Paky’s A.leda B-EYE K20 to provide some fresh looks for The Assembly Hall in London’s Islington district. The 1930s-era dance hall underwent a refurbishment in 2010, and the new fixtures, sourced via Ambersphere, provided Barnes with the cutting edge, club-style looks he had been seeking for the show. Add a comment

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Elation Sponsors Jonathan Smeeton Seminar for Young LDs

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Jonathan SmeetonLOS ANGELES — LD Jonathan Smeeton will lead a seminar titled “Lighting Design and its Application for the Stage” on  May 13 at Elation Professional’s Los Angeles headquarters. Elation is sponsoring the event. The company has also sponsored last year’s “Concert Lighting” seminar at Sound Check in Mexico City, also led by Smeeton, pictured here.

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Alford Media Services Uses HRS Control’s UDC for Corporate Gig

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HRS Control’s UDC provides custom control solution for Alford Media Services’ new breakout pods at client’s annual meetingLAKE ORION, MI — When a large, high-tech client posed a challenge for staging its annual meeting, Alford Media Services, Inc. found an effective custom solution in HRS Control’s Universal Device Controller (UDC).

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Swiss Planetarium’s Dome Lit with SGM P-5 Wash Fixtures

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Auviso provided SGM’s P-5 wash lights as part of a refurbishment for the Swiss Museum of Transport Planetarium in Lucerne, SwitzerlandLUCERNE, Switzerland — Auviso provided SGM’s P-5 wash lights as part of a refurbishment for the Swiss Museum of Transport Planetarium here. The gear was sourced through local SGM distributor ASL. The Planetarium dome is now solely lit by P-5 fixtures. Auviso’s project manager, Patrik Peier, credited the gear for being both brighter and more energy efficient than the fixtures they replaced.

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Goldfrapp Tours with Philips Showline SL Nitro 510 Strobe/Luminaires

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Goldfrapp Tours with Philips Showline SL Nitro 510 Strobe/LuminairesGATESHEAD, U.K. — For Goldfrapp’s recent U.K. and European shows in support of the electronic music duo’s latest album, Tales of Us, LD Rob Sinclair picks up on the album’s film noire imagery. He credited Philips Showline SL Nitro 510 strobe luminaires for delivering some of the looks he was after. Lighting director Louisa Smurthwaite also credited the gear, which was provided by Neg Earth.

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