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Apply by April 18 for USITT Elite Training in Vegas

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Elite Training is a unique opportunity for student and early career USITT members to receive tuition-free hands-on training with industry leaders in five disciplines: automation, rigging, sound, projection, and a new category this year, stage management.

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X-Factor Live Tour Rig Includes Robert Juliat Followspots

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X-Factor Live Tour Rig Includes Robert Juliat FollowspotsLONDON —For the seven-week X-Factor Live UK arena tour, which featured live performances by the top eight finalists from the 2013 series, the visuals included two video walls and 59 Clay Paky Sharpys. With all that luminous firepower, the production needed an even brighter followspot. LD Jonathan Rouse chose five Robert Juliat Lancelots, a 4000W HTI discharge unit, and a Robert Juliat Manon as a truss spot.

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LD Systems Lights Long Roster of Country Artists at Houston Rodeo with Robe Gear

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The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, held at Reliant Stadium here March 3-22, included 60 Robe Pointes and five DLS Profile fixtures.HOUSTON - The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, held at Reliant Stadium here March 3-22, included 60 Robe Pointes and five DLS Profile fixtures. LD Systems once again supported the event, which featured a 20-night run of performances by country stars including Brad Paisley, Eli Young Band, Reba McEntire, Usher, Chris Young, Selena Gomez, REO Speedwagon, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Hunter Hayes, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band. 

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China's "Light of Wuxi" Relies on Christie Gear for Projection Mapped Visuals

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BEIJING  Christie, and its Chinese partner, Wincomn Technology, helped Wuxi Studio present a 5D show titled Light of Wuxi, the first permanent projection mapping display in China using Christie technology. The light show is presented every Saturday on two buildings and a water screen; the total projected area exceeds 17,000 square feet. The show also uses laser lighting, fire, water jets and musical effects.

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2014 Olivier Award Winners Announced

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Paul Pyant and Jon Driscoll with their Best Lighting Design Olivier Award for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Photo credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty ImagesLONDON — The 2014 Olivier Awards, marking the best of theatre to open in London’s West End over the last 12 months, were presented April 13, at the Royal Opera House. The Best Lighting Design award, supported by entertainment lighting supplier White Light, was awarded jointly to four designers across two shows: to Paul Pyant and Jon Driscoll (pictured here), who were responsible for lighting and projection design on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and to Tim Lutkin and Finn Ross, lighting and projection designers for Chimerica, at the Almeida and then the Harold Pinter Theatre.

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2014 Bassmaster Classic Features 270+ LED Tiles

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Upstage Video partnered with Tallahassee, FL-based Production Support Group to support the 2014 Bassmaster ClassicBIRMINGHAM, ALFor the fourth year in a row, Upstage Video partnered with Tallahassee, FL-based Production Support Group to provide LED screens and scenic elements for the Bassmaster Classic Bass Fishing Tournament. This year’s event took place at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. The crews assembled more than 270 LED tiles to build five traditional screens, six slanted towers and a “pyramid” that served as the center backdrop to the official Bassmaster Weigh-in.

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The Courtyard Theatre in Hereford, U.K. Installs ETC LED Gear

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HEREFORD, U.K. - Stage Electrics supplied a selection of ETC Source 4 LED Lustr+ profiles and LED Cycs for the Courtyard Theatre here. Neal Tomlinson, Stage Electrics' business development manager, credited the fixtures for their ability to match the white balance of the existing tungsten fixtures along with their relatively cool operating temperatures.

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Projection Connection News

Gearhouse ICS Supports 15th Cape Town International Jazz Festival

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CAPE TOWN - Gearhouse ICS has been busy with the preparation, installation and operation of the Jazz TV element of the 15th Cape Town International Jazz Festival. The video is streamed to screens in the hospitality suites in the Corporate Village, Food Court, Marimba Restaurant, Saxophone Lounge and the stages themselves during breaks. ICS deployed a technical team of 20 to manage the content mix and network operation of Jazz TV, using three ICS media servers supported by high definition media streaming encoders and to provide IT infrastructure backup.

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2014 Redken European Symposium Gets XL Video Assist

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XL Video supplied media server mapping and control plus side screens to producers Zibrant LIVE! for the Redken European Symposium event at London Olympia.LONDON - XL Video supplied media server mapping and control plus side screens to producers Zibrant LIVE! for the Redken European Symposium event at London Olympia. The fast-moving show was choreographed with pixel-mapped imagery evoking buses, subway cars, taxis and London landmarks. Along with spatial pixel-mapping precision, the cues needed to be executed at the appropriate time as performers would make their movements on the stage.

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International News

Wedding Reception Venue in Israel Installs Robe Pointes, Other Fixtures

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Baya’ar, a wedding venue situated in a wooded area in this Tel Aviv suburb, is making use of a new lighting rig that includes 84 Robe Pointes and eight LEDWash 600sHADERA, Israel - Baya’ar, a wedding venue situated in a wooded area in this Tel Aviv suburb, is making use of a new lighting rig that includes 84 Robe Pointes and eight LEDWash 600s for lavish events that can include up to 1,000 guests. Robe’s Israel-based distributor, Danor, provided the gear.

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