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Rx Bandits Using Nexus Panels on “Gemini Her Majesty” Tour

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Rx Bandits Using Nexus Panels on “Gemini Her Majesty” Tour. Pictured here, the band's tour stop at the Fillmore in San Francisco LOS ANGELES – LD Sohail e. Najafi is using Nexus 4x4 panels from Chauvet Professional on Rx Bandits’ Gemini Her Majesty tour. The tour, supporting the band’s seventh album release, presents 20 of the panels on the deck upstage to frame the band and create pixel-mapped versions of the “Rx” in the band’s name. 4Wall Entertainment provided the panels for the tour.

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2014 Masada Opera Festival Lit with Martin Fixtures

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2014 Masada Opera Festival Rig Includes Martin GearMASADA, Israel — The fifth annual Masada Opera Festival, held at the foot of Mount Masada, featured Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata opera for an audience of thousands over the course of six days. Lighting director Bogumil Palewicz, who worked with stage director Michal Znaniecki and set designer Luigi Scoglio on the project, used Martin’s MAC Aura LED Wash, MAC Quantum Wash, MAC III Performance, MAC Viper Profile, MAC Viper Performance and MAC Viper Beam moving head fixtures to light the stage and MAC III AirFX fixtures for the surrounding area. The production company involved with the project was Israel’s Stage Design Israel.

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International News

XL Video Launches New Global Website

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OOSTENDE, Belgium — XL Video launched a new multilingual, multi-country website. Created with digital agency Beachhead, based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, the site has been developed over several months in line with XL’s group strategy. Add a comment

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Lollapalooza Festival Stages Include Clay Paky B-EYEs

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Lollapalooza Festival Stages Include Clay Paky B-EYEs. Pictured here, the Lake Shore stage.CHICAGO — Lollapalooza 2014 returned to Grant Park here Aug. 1-3, this time with 10 of Clay Paky’s A.leda B-EYE K20 LED-based moving lights on two of the four festival stages, according to LD/lighting coordinator Seth Jackson. LD Systems supplied the gear. Add a comment

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Elation Launches Sniper Multi-Effect and Laser Simulator

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Elation Professional SniperLOS ANGELES — Elation Professional launched Sniper, a hybrid multi-effect lighting fixture and laser simulator.  Promising a “powerful, precise and ultra-narrow 3° beam,” the fixture includes a high-speed X/Y scan and Z rotation mirror system designed to enable the Sniper to spread laser-like effects including liquid sky, laser wave, and laser cone effects, all capable of high speed movement. Sniper also allows these effects to be projected and “scanned” into the crowd; laser regulations do not apply to the fixture, which is not, strictly speaking, a laser projector.

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Clay Paky Lights in U.K. CBeebies Show “Swashbuckle”

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UK childrens TV show Swashbuckle lit with Clay Paky fixturesMANCHESTER, U.K. - Clay Paky Alpha Wash 1200’s and Stage Zoom 1200’s are used at Dock 10 Studios in Salford, near Manchester, where the children's show Swashbuckle is currently being filmed. The show is aired on CBeebies, the BBC-owned channel for kids under 6, launched along with the network's CBBC, targeting kids aged 6-12, back in 2002.

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LaserNet Lights Up Light Nightclub in Las Vegas for Shows Featuring Alesso, Carl Cox

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LaserNet Lights Up Light Nightclub in Las Vegas for Shows Featuring Alesso, Carl CoxLAS VEGAS - DJs Alesso (formerly with Swedish House Mafia) and Carl Cox performed at Light in Las Vegas over Labor Day weekend. Along with all the other visual toys stocked within the club, a $25 million adult playground launched by owners/operators Cirque du Soleil and The Light Group in May, 2013, Tommy Crews, the club's creative director, worked with LaserNet president Tom Harman to set up a high-powered laser system with bounce mirrors.

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Standards on Fire Safety Curtains, Fall Arrest Systems On Review Through Nov. 3

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NEW YORK - Draft standards for theatre fire safety curtain systems (BSR E1.22) and for personal fall arrest systems on portable structures (BSR E1.39) are now available for public review. The reviews run through Nov. 3. The draft documents are free to download.

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W-DMX Names Msonic Distributor in Finland

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VANTAA, Finland - Wireless Solution Sweden named Msonic Light + Sound, based here, as its distributor in Finland.

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Colombia's Proexport Event at Metropolitan Pavilion Gets AV Assist from WorldStage

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NEW YORK – WorldStage provided audio, video and lighting support to an event staged at the Metropolitan Pavilion here by Proexport, to promote business between companies based in Colombia, South America and the U.S.  event at the  in New York. For the space called The Gallery, multiple projectors were used to overcome the challenges of limited ceiling height and exposed ductwork. "[We] decided the best course of action would be to utilize Panasonic’s ET-DLE030 Ultra Short Throw Lens in combination with Panasonic PT-DZ870ULK 8500-lumen projectors," said said WorldStage project manager Frank Mejia. "We were able to project a 12’ wide image from just 4’ away from the screen," he added, noting the use of "multiple projectors in an edge-blend configuration to cover the entire 52’ of image width."

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