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USITT, Set Designer Patrick Rizzotti Visit PLASA London

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USITT Scene Design Award winner Patrick Rizzotti will give a presentation on his set designs at PLASA London on October 6.

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W-DMX Coordinates Art Cars at Burning Man

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Art cars are a favorite feature of the annual Burning Man festival, and W-DMX made it possible for a series of art cars, bedazzled in light, move through the festival with control coming from a moving stage. Ryan Tucknott of Walter Productions explained, “We transmitted the DMX signal and received it on all of our vehicles using 8db high-gain antennas. The system worked flawlessly last year with our four vehicles so we added to the fleet this year.”

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ADJ’s Inno Scan HP and Inno Roll HP Fixtures

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ADJ's new Inno Scan HP and Inno Roll HP are higher-power versions of its earlier LED mirror scanners, both featuring 80-watt LED sources. Its 8 colors and 6 rotating, interchangeable GOBOs can be combined to create create mesmeric colored pattern effects.


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WorldStage Goes Underground for “Dive” Immersive Art Installation

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NEW YORK – New York City's Summer Streets 2014 arts festival once again turned Manhattan’s Park Avenue pedestrian tunnel into an immersive art experience with help from WorldStage, which provided audio and lighting support for Norwegian artist’s Jana Winderen’s sound installation, “Dive.” WorldStage provided 64 Meyer UPM-1P Compact Loudspeakers, 16 Meyer 500-HP Compact High Power Subwoofers and RedNet PCIe cards in external Thunderbolt Chassis for the signal audio control installation. Lighting also played a key role in creating the tunnel’s underwater atmosphere.  Fixtures consisted of 100 Color Kinetics Color Blasts and 100 Astera wireless LED PARs, which supplemented 30 high-output LED fixtures and 12 high-output sodium fixtures – the regular tunnel lighting – that were gelled to match the WorldStage units.

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International News

Elation TVL 3000 White Light LED Luminaires Installed in French Monastery

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NORMANDY, France - Silence was as important as lighting quality when selecting new lighting for the Abbey of Saint Wandrille in Normandy, France. The Abbey sought to improve the church’s indoor lighting with more state-of-the-art illumination but as silence plays a central role in the Benedictine tradition, absolute silence was a must. Thirty-five Elation TVL 3000 fixtures are mounted on a series of oak beams along the nave of the church, each fixture drawing a low 72W of power and using silent convection cooling technology to eliminate fan noise.

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2014 Parnelli Ballot Nearing Completion; Here’s a Sneak Peek

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Parnelli Awards 2014LAS VEGAS — Based on reader nominations during the month of September, the 2014 Parnelli Ballot is nearing completion. There may be a few minor tweaks — and the roster of Indispensable Technology “IT” Award ballot entries has yet to be finalized — but the 2014 ballot is quickly taking final shape. The final ballot — and voting — is on track to commence Oct. 1, and will continue throughout the month of October, before the winners are tallied and awards prepared for the Nov. 22, 2014 ceremony at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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On the Move

MDG Names New Distributors for U.K., Middle East

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LONDON -- MDG Fog Ltd has appointed two new distributors for its range of fog and haze generators. Effective Oct. 1, MDGfog UK, a trading division of Robe UK Ltd, will take responsibility for the exclusive distribution of the full MDG product range in the UK and Ireland. This new division will be headed by Matt Wiseman, a well-known face in the UK entertainment industry who brings 20 years of experience to the role. Add a comment

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James Blunt “Moon Landing” Tour Rig Includes Martin Fixtures

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James Blunt “Moon Landing” Tour Rig Includes Martin FixturesAARHUS, Denmark — James Blunt, alongside his Production Designer Paul Normandale and Lighting Director Glen Johnson, are on the road for another tour with Harman’s Martin Professional lighting fixtures, including 41 MAC Auras, 32 MAC Viper Profiles, six MAC Viper AirFXs and two AF1 Fans. Add a comment

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Events Related to Scottish Independence Referendum Lit with SGM P-5 Fixtures

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The Street at Pacific Quay on Referendum Night, illuminated with SGM P-5sGLASGOW, Scotland -- Two TV rental specialists — one operating in London and one in Glasgow — pooled their respective SGM inventories recently during the recent Scottish Independence Referendum. With most of the broadcast activity centered on Glasgow, Tony Kennedy’s Teknique Systems, having purchased 12 SGM P-5 Washlights from SGM UK, joined forces with Richard Martin Lighting (RML) to provide lighting infrastructure in two very different venues. Add a comment

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Boston City Hall Lit with Robe BMFLs for Music Festival

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Boston City Hall Lit with Robe BMFLs for 2014 Boston Calling Music Festival BOSTON — LD Preston Hoffman of Pulse Lighting used 12 Robe BMFL Spot luminaires for an installation that lit Boston City Hall, transforming it into a suitably impressive backdrop for the 2014 Boston Calling Music Festival. Robe launched the fixtures Sept. 2. Add a comment

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