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Third Eye Blind Rocks with Clay Paky and grandMA2 on Festival Tour

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As Third Eye Blind hits the road across America, Clay Paky’s A.leda B-EYE K20 lights and a grandMA2 light console are hitting the road with them.  LD Mitchell Schellenger created a look that echoes the sunset set times of some of their gigs.  “The B-EYEs have a nice big head so their look is perfect for our sunset theme,” Schellenger says.  “The show color scheme starts more bright CTO Amber and works its way toward a deeper orange.  The B-EYEs’ awesome effects give the show the ability to progress visually through that minimal color scheme.” 

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GLP Impression X4 Rises Up for Tim McGraw

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For Tim McGraw's Sundown Heaven Town 2014 tour, production designer Baz Halpin created a set "moving away from the traditional imagery of country music and into something more modern looking.” To implement this, lighting director Pat Brannon selected 134 of GLP’s impression X4 LED moving heads to create a highly imaginative lighting dynamic.

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International News

World Cup Viewing Party in Germany Lit with Elation Fixtures

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NUREMBERG, Germany – Some 20,000 soccer fans celebrated Germany's victory over Argentina in the World Cup final at an open-air viewing party near Nuremberg Airport here July 13. Event technology supplier sld mediatec, based here, provided LD Sebastian Gross with Elation Platinum Beam 5R Extreme and Platinum Spot 35 Pro moving heads, Rayzor Q7 LED moving heads, Design Beam 1200C and Design Spot 575 moving heads, ELED Tri Par 56 LED par lights and white light TVL 3000-II DWs.

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Empire PRO Hosts Open House on July 29

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BELL, CA - Empire PRO will host an open house on July 29 to show off their new facility here. The event, set form 4-9 pm, will include food, drinks, live music, networking and giveaways.

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International News

Eclipse Supplies Full Production for 2014 Catey Awards

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LONDON - Eclipse Presentations supplied full technical production for the 2014 Catey Awards, recognizing the hospitality industry. The set design was based around an edge-blended video projection, which included mapped images onto two large scenic replicas of the iconic Catey Award statue flanking both sides of the stage.

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Lady Antebellum Performance at CVS Dinner Gala Lit with Chauvet Legend Fixtures

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Lady Antebellum Performance at CVS Dinner Gala Lit with Chauvet Legend FixturesPROVIDENCE, RI – LD Derek Iorfida used a variety of Chauvet Legend moving head fixtures for Lady Antebellum’s performance at a recent dinner gala staged by CVS. In addition to the center stage, Iorfida also lit the dance floor with the help of 34 Legend 230SR Beam and Legend 412 LED moving head fixtures.

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As Arcade Fire Reflektor Tour Ends, LD Chris Bushell Credits Avo Gear

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Arcade Fire's Reflektor tourLONDON - Faced with delivering a complex show design capable of fitting into every kind of venue, LD Chris Bushell turned to Avolites' Sapphire Touch console for Arcade Fire's Reflektor tour. He explains, "I needed a console that would allow me to recreate my design as quickly and efficiently as possible in each space. Luckily the Avolites Sapphire Touch not only manages to do what all other desks do, but it's also packaged in a much easier to access and more intuitive platform, which means I can focus on the creative side of my job rather than the number crunching aspect."

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On the Move

ARRI Opens Camera Rental Facility in Atlanta

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ATLANTA – ARRI noted recently that it is opening a camera rental facility in Atlanta. The new operation, conveniently located for both studio and location productions, is open for business and will be fully operational starting late summer 2014. Add a comment

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Astera Names Bluebottle Exclusive Australian Distributor

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RUDESHEIM, Germany – Astera named Bluebottle as the exclusive distributor of Astera’s wireless event lights in Australasia. Bluebottle is based in Melbourne, Australia, and will serve mainland Australia, New Zealand and other Australasian islands. Bluebottle has been working with Astera since 2010 and this partnership will serve to enhance the sales, distribution and support of Astera’s wireless event lighting range in the Australian market.

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Ultratec Special Effects Launches New Pyro Website

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Ultratec Special Effects Launches New Pyro WebsiteLONDON, Ontario, Canada and PORT HURON, MI — Ultratec Special Effects announced a new website for the pyro side of the company’s business. Add a comment

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