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U.K.'s "Move It" Dance Event and Virgin Atlantic Event Rely on Hippotizers

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U.K.'s LONDON – Event production company OneBigStar has been putting their Hippotizer media servers to use at a variety of events lately including  ‘Move It’, a big dance event; and also for the reveal of Virgin Atlantic’s latest crew uniforms.

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Sunset Music Festival in Australia Uses Nexus 4x4 Panels

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Nexus 4x4 Panels Light Sunset Music Festival in AustraliaARMIDALE, Australia – For Sunset Music Festival, an EDM music festival held at the Armidale Showgrounds here, Sydney-based Showtime Promotions and Productions provided 12 Nexus 4x4 panels from Chauvet Professional. "We hung the panels on tiered trussing, which worked very well with the curved roof structure of Showtime’s stage to create an intense focus of light.” said Showtime's Adriano Mercurio.

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Vectorworks Announces Winners of Company's Design Scholarships

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COLUMBIA, MD - Nemetschek Vectorworks announced the recipients of the Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Fifteen students will receive $3,000 to support their studies, and their schools will each get Vectorworks software licenses and training.

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Luc Peumans Rocks Clay Paky B-EYE Effects on Clouseau Tour

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WILLEBROEK, Belgium — AED Rent, based here, provided LD Luc Peumans with fixtures to support the latest tour for Belgian/Dutch rock band Clouseau's latest tour. Peumans met the challenge of creating a "large looking" show with fewer lighting fixtures with an assortment of gear that included a dozen of Clay Paky's A.leda B-EYE K20s." They inspired a lot of looks for this show,” he noted.

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LMG Touring Supports Childish Gambino’s Web of Visuals

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LMG Touring Supports Childish Gambino’s Web of VisualsLMG Touring provided lighting and video gear for Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, who has been touring in support of his second album, Because the Internet, released last December. Along with a full lighting rig, LMG provided Barco 18K Projectors and AI Media Servers. The video gear supported custom content created by Moment Factory. The different projection surfaces included a back screen, two columns, front scrim or Kabuki, riser surfaces, and stage props.  The tour provided the audience with animated sequences that took them on a ride through the Internet.

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In Memoriam: Yoan Plourde, 25

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VICTORIA, BC – In what has been reported as a non-work related accident, Yoan Plourde, a video technician who was part of the Solotech crew supporting the Jann Arden tour died early on Sept. 5 after a four-story fall at the Parkside Hotel and Spa here at about 2:30 a.m. Plourde, who was described by Solotech management as a “brilliant” video technician, was an only son; he is survived by his parents.

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HSL Lights Massive Attack Tour of Europe

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HSL Lights Massive Attack Tour of Europe. Photo by Louise SticklandBLACKBURN, U.K. - Lighting and visuals specialist HSL, based here, supplied a floor package for the European leg of Massive Attack's summer tour. LD Tim Oliver's overall visual design included having lights in front of and behind the screens, and the rig was also designed to be easy to rig, break down and transport between festival gigs. As with previous Massive Attack shows, back-lighting played a key role in retaining a sense of visual mystery and magic.

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LD Thomas Gerdon Includes GLP’s New X4 XL at Nature One Festival

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LD Thomas Gerdon Includes GLP’s New X4 XL at Nature One Festival. Photo by Ralph LarmannKASTELLAUN, Germany – The Nature One music festival, which took place here July 31-Aug. 2, drew some 72,000 visitors with a roster of 300 international DJs and EDM acts. The event gave LD Thomas Gerdon the chance to use GLP’s new large-format impression X4 XL for the first time. Gerdon already had 64 impression X4 heads incorporated into the stage design but managed to work in 12 additional X4 XL fixtures.

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Fineline Provides Lighting and Video Support for Eden Sessions in Cornwall, U.K.

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Fineline Provides Lighting and Video Support for Eden Sessions in Cornwall, U.K.CORNWALL, U.K. - Fineline supplied lighting, LED screen, rigging and crew to the 2014 Eden Sessions, a diverse series of music performances staged at the Eden Project, based here. The sessions ran over a 5+ week period and featured a line up including Skrillex, Dizzee Rascal, Katy B, Ellie Goulding, Elbow, The Pixies and others. For the second year, Fineline worked closely with Andy Cotton of TAO Productions, who production managed the events and coordinated all technical aspects.

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Elation EZ Kling

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Elation EZ KlingElation's new EZ Kling is an RJ45 to DMX, Kling-Net and Art-Net interface that lets users pixel map Kling-Net fixtures through the Kling-Net mapper, which is included in ArKaos’s LED Master, Media Master Express and Media Master Pro software. EZ Kling also works via ArtNet, which allows for pixel mapping of any LED pixel-controllable DMX fixture.

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