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Robe Lights Up Prljavo Kazalište at Pula Arena

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Croatian rock band Prljavo Kazalište recently played a sold-out concert at Pula Arena, one of largest surviving Roman arenas in the world. LD Sven Ku?ini? made the most of this unique setting, using 24 x Pointes and 24 x MMX Spots to create visual impact. “The MMX is so powerful and versatile that I needed to spec only 12 wash lights on the entire rig … because I knew it could easily ‘cover’ when it came to extra wash,” said Sven.

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Robe Lights Black Veil Brides Tour

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LONDON - A touring specials rig of fourteen Robe Pointes is lighting up the stage for the Black Veil Brides' The Black Mass world tour. “The band is very powerful visually and sonically, so I wanted our part of the performance to be based on timing and punch,” LD Chris Reade explained. “Rather than just a lot of thrashing and flashing for no apparent reason, you can expect lots of big potent looks – and a careful application of ‘less-is-more’ to make the most of the ‘negative’ space onstage as well."

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XL Video Supports Il Divo U.K./European Tour

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LONDON - XL Video is supplying LED screens and an I-Mag projection system and camera for the Il Divo A Musical Affair tour. The screen is XL’s Pixled F-11 measuring 20 tiles wide by 10 high. XL’s camera package comprises four Sony HXC-100 HD operated units, two fitted with long lenses and positioned at FOH, and two on track-and-dolly in the pit fitted onto Osprey air pedestals.

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Robe Lights Gala Dinner in South Africa

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Lighting Designer Christopher Bolton recently used 24 Robe Robin Pointe fixtures for a recent gala dinner and evening of entertainment staged by corporate client EOH at Sandton Convention Centre here. One of the key challenges was the need to support more than 30 musical sections in the show, many set to timecode, despite a paucity of programming time. Bolton got an assist from Jade Manicom and also worked closely with stage and set designers Verusca DiZio and Paul Hughes and show director Samantha McGraw. AVL Productions served as technical service providers, working for producers Jam Productions.

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ETC Lights Special Productions at Young Vic Theater

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LONDON  – ETC’s Selador Classic LED luminaires were used on two productions at London’s Young Vic theater done by people recovering from addictions and young people with special needs participating in the Taking Part program.

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Christie Sponsors Innovation Lab at SMARTWEEK

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TORONTO - Christie is sponsoring Innovation Lab at SMARTWEEK 2014, showcasing interactive visual technologies in the Department of Computer Sciences Innovation Lab at the University of Toronto. Christie technology used includes a 4' by 6' Christie MicroTiles array with Christie Jumpstart content management, two Christie FHD651-T 65 inch LCD flat panels and one Christie QUADHD 84 inch flat panel.

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Blueprint Continues to Invest in CORE Technology Lights

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LONDON - Blueprint has continued to invest in CORE Technology's battery powered wireless LED lighting products including POINT20s and FLOOD30s. Blueprint recently used large numbers of its CORE stock to illuminate the main six ‘Pit Stops’ on Cancer Research UK’s 2014 London Shine Night Walk. Cancer Research UK’s Equipment & Suppliers Manager Nick Wright comments, “The CORE lights are a brilliant innovation and we use them at many Cancer Research UK events as they provide numerous decorative lighting options as well being highly functional. As the units are lightweight and battery powered, we can very cost-efficiently get light in and around city centres and parks, all adding great value and impact to our events.”

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Clay Paky Donates to Behind the Scenes Charity at Knights of Illumination Awards

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Clay Paky donated to Behind the Scenes, a new charity which supports entertainment technology professionals in times of need.

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Prolights Gear from Italy’s Music & Lights Using ArKaos PRO Kling-Net Protocol

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Prolights Halurock and Halupix now incorporate ArKaos Kling-Net protocol. Pictured here, Halupix.BRUSSELS, Belgium – ArKaos noted recently that Italian lighting manufacturer Music & Lights is incorporating ArKaos’ Kling-Net protocol into a number of their pixel-based Prolights LED fixtures. Kling-Net will be retrofitted into four existing Prolights products, including the Halupix (pictured here), Chromapix, Halurock (pictured below) and Chromarock, with plans to incorporate King-Net into all new Prolights products going forward.

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Behind the Scenes UK’s Charity Golf Day Raises $8,818

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Behind the Scenes UK’s Charity Golf Day Raises $8,818. Pictured here, BTS-UK trustee Lee Dennison.LONDON – The first official Behind the Scenes Charity (BTS) Golf Day took place Oct. 15, one week after the organization’s launch at PLASA 2014. The BTS Golf Day has evolved from earlier incarnations including the PLASA Golf Day and the Light Relief Golf Day. Eighteen teams played 27 holes of golf.

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