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WIcreations Designs Custom Video Cube for Germany’s Fanta 4

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WIcreations Designs Custom Video Cube for Germany’s Fanta 4. Photo by Louise SticklandSTUTTGART, Germany — Die Fantastischen Vier (Fanta 4) has been touring in support of their latest album, Rekord, with visual support from WIcreations. The Belgian based engineering and automation specialists designed the four-meter-square, six-faceted video cube that serves as a visual centerpiece for the shows.

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Morris Light & Sound Stocks Up on Clay Paky Fixtures, grandMA consoles, MDG Fogger/Hazers

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Morris Light & Sound Stocks Up on Clay Paky Fixtures, grandMA consoles, MDG Fogger/HazersNASHVILLE — Morris Light & Sound has been stocking up on Clay Paky lighting fixtures, MA Lighting’s grandMA consoles and MDG’s theONE fogger/hazers.  All are distributed in North America by A.C.T Lighting, Inc.

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LD Edward Brantley Lights Isley Brothers with HES Shapeshifter C1 Fixtures

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LD Edward Brantley Lights Isley Brothers with HES Shapeshifter C1 FixturesAUSTIN, TX — A rock ’n’ roll institution for more than 50 years, the Isley Brothers embody high energy live performance, and still make audiences want to kick their heels up and 'shout.’ For a recent radio station one-off, the group's LD, Edward Brantley of Storyteller Lighting Design, got to put High End Systems' Shapeshifter C1 fixtures through their paces. Brantley said he’s glad to have the C1s in his designer arsenal.

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Nashville New Years Eve Rocks with Bandit Lites

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Bandit Lites worked with LD John Lucksinger and production manager Chris Lisle to provide the lighting for the sixth annual Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway in Nashville, TN.NASHVILLE, TN – More than 20 pounds of confetti rained down on 130,000 people in Music City as the sixth annual Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway rang in 2015. Bandit Lites worked with LD John Lucksinger and production manager Chris Lisle to provide the lighting for the event.

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In Memoriam: Carl Vitelli, Jr., 81

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Carl Vitelli, Jr.NEW YORK — Prominent TV lighting director Carl Vitelli, Jr., 81, died Jan. 7, 2015. A recipient of IATSE Local One Honorary Gold Card in 2011 (pictured here), Vitelli was also inducted into the Emmy Awards’ New York Chapter Silver Circle in 2001.

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Indiana Appeals Court Upholds $5 Million Liability Cap

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Tort Claims Act, which limited the state’s liability to $5 million in the wake of the Aug. 13, 2011 collapse of the temporary staging structure at the Indiana State Fair, survived a challenge brought by lawyers for a 13-year-old girl from Ohio who was among the scores injured in the storm-related collapse, which killed seven. Add a comment

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PLASA Announces Eight Standards for Public Review

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NEW YORK — PLASA noted that 2015 is shaping up to be a busy year for the association’s Technical Standards Program, with eight standards being offered for public review. Available drafts include three from the Rigging Working Group, two from the Photometrics Working Group and three from the Control Protocols Working Group.

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ADJ Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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ADJ Celebrates 30th AnniversaryLOS ANGELES - The ADJ Group of Companies, including ADJ, Elation Professional, Acclaim Lighting, American Audio and Global Truss America/DuraTruss, are celebrating 30 years in 2015. It all began back in 1985, when chairman and founder Chuck Davies started out supplying lighting solutions to mobile entertainers.

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Meyer Sound Constellation Transforms Oregon’s Newport PAC

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Newport Performing Arts CenterThe Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Oregon has recently installed a Meyer Sound Constellation® acoustic system in its 398-seat Alice Silverman Theatre. With the upgrade, the venue joins the likes of Moscow’s Svetlanov Hall, The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and more than 50 other prestigious venues that rely on the variable acoustics of Constellation to deliver an extraordinary live experience.

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ETC Congo Kid fills Munich’s St. Margaret’s Church with “eternal light”

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ETC Lux Aeterna (c) Andreas KrinkeMIDDLETON, WI – On November 16th, 2014, the walls of St. Margaret’s church in Munich, Germany, reverberated with “eternal light,” or Lux Aeterna. Organized by Christian Bischof, organist and choir director for St. Margaret’s, the event featured music from Claude Debussy, Morten Lauridsen, and Gabriel Fauré, and was accompanied by a modern light show controlled by ETC’s Congo Kid® lighting desk.

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